Job title: Senior Rights Manager
Company: Faber and Faber
Location: London
Salary: £36,000-£41,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.
Is the role permanent?: Yes
Is the role full-time?: Yes
Contact details: Send CV and covering letter to [email protected]
Closing date: Sunday 19th December 2021

Job description

Senior Rights Manager

Faber is among the world's preeminent independent publishing houses, committed to the work of the most dynamic and significant voices. The current list spans Nobel laureates, bestselling fiction, award-winning non-fiction, poetry, film, classical music and a leading drama list.

The Faber Rights Team is looking to recruit a Senior Rights Manager to sell subrights in Faber titles. You will be passionate about literature and the global publishing industry, keen to explore a new challenge within this area of the business, and excited by the opportunity to work across a range of lists at Faber, working as dynamically on backlist titles as on frontlist.

You will be responsible for translation rights sales, serial rights and the day-to-day management of department functions and systems, including line management of one member of the team. You will also take an active role in identifying suitable new titles for world rights acquisitions and working on other projects to license rights across the Faber list. You will, act as a key point of contact within the Faber Rights team internally and externally and support the work of the department more generally.

We are looking for someone with a broad knowledge of international publishing markets, the ability to pitch books, negotiate the best possible terms and to guide our authors on publishing decisions, and experience of handling a wide range of subrights. Excellent organisation and negotiation skills are essential, along with a high level of problem-solving skills.

The position reports to the Rights Director and is full time. The role is based in our office in central London although we are currently working remotely.

Salary is £36,000-£41,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected] quoting reference IPG.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 19th December 2021

Faber has a staff of just over 120, based across our offices in Bloomsbury Square, London, and Harlow. We want all our staff to have the best possible, most positive and enjoyable experience while working at Faber.

Our benefits include:

  • Access to Faber titles (including regular staff book clubs), discounted Independent Alliance titles
  • Minimum of 28 days’ holiday per year
  • Five days per year for volunteering work of your choice
  • Full subscription to the Headspace meditation app
  • Season-ticket loans
  • Cycle-to-work vouchers
  • Subsidised eye tests
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Access to online GP and advisory services

We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. All applications will be considered on merit.

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