Foreign Rights Manager (7-month maternity cover)

We are seeking a motivated and organised individual to join the Nobrow / Flying Eye Books team in our East London office. This is a full-time, fixed-term contract, starting on 3rd of February. The role is for a rights expert who has a strong interest in children’s and illustrated books to work across our two imprints and be part of our success in this fast-moving, fascinating, international area of our business. We are flexible about level (you could already be an established manager, or you could be a bright senior executive looking for your next challenge).

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • Managing our busy co-edition programme as well as selling translation rights to a wide range of international markets
  • Maximising revenue potential, proactively identifying sales opportunities and negotiating rights
  • Handling the fulfilment of co-edition printings in your territories including reprints, working closely with our production, editorial and design teams
  • Proactively building and nurturing good relationships with existing and potential customers
  • Creating and amending contracts for all foreign rights sales, and coordinating their sending and return
  • Attending the Bologna and London bookfairs and following up on interests
  • Coordinating and gathering rights material, including the Bologna 2020 rights catalogue
  • Updating the rights database containing information on all submissions, rejections and licences of our books
  • Coordinating the mail-out of foreign copies to authors and illustrators

Key skills, characteristics and capabilities:

  • Strong organisational and negotiation skills
  • Given the level of the role, you will have proven experience in handling colour titles and fulfilling co-edition printings
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to multitask, prioritise and work under pressure
  • Great initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Perfect written and spoken English as well as competence in at least one foreign language – French particularly sought after
  • Excellent collaborative and communication skills
  • A strong interest in children’s literature and/or graphic novels and comic books

The successful candidate will have the right to live and work in the UK.

To apply, please email your CV, accompanied by a covering letter, along with your salary expectations to Harry Gwinner ([email protected]) with the subject heading Rights Manager.

The closing date for applications is the 12th of November.