Publishing Rights Manager

Publishing Rights Manager Job Description

The Publishing Rights Manager Handles The Rights Of Materials His Or Her Company Decides To Get. For Instance, A Commissioning Editor Takes A Manuscript Into The Company. It Is The Rights Manager’s Job To Handle The Contract For That Manuscript.

The Rights Manager Is Also Responsible For Arranging The Rights Of Foreign Titles That The Company Plans To Acquire And Distribute—including The Rights For Reprints, Translations, And Electronic Formats Of The Book. In Turn, When A Foreign Company Decides To Get Foreign Rights For A Product The Book Has Produced, It Is The Publishing Rights Manager Who Handles The Negotiation.

Publishing Rights Manager Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • Liaise with publishers, editors and production teams
  • Identify new publication opportunities and initiate contact
  • Use market knowledge to submit proposals for new publications to editorial team
  • Undertake high-level negotiations with relevant partners regarding complex legal agreements and contracts
  • Negotiate translation rights
  • Ensure contacts are informed about new publications
  • Prepare pitch letters to new contacts

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