HarperCollins Publishers

Rights Assistant

US-NY-New York
Rights & Permissions




Join the fast-paced Subsidiary Rights department at HarperCollins!  As a Rights Assistant, you will have the opportunity to work on both Foreign and Domestic rights. The position reports to the SVP/Director of Foreign & Domestic Rights and to the Director of Domestic Rights, affording an opportunity to gain entry into the field of licensing and book publishing.


  • Provides administrative support to two senior members of the Rights department
  • Handles Domestic production requests from licensees for selected formats and imprints
  • Processes book club orders/reorders for the Domestic Rights team and maintains monthly manufacturing report
  • Prepares seasonal rights guides for Domestic Rights
  • Assists with rights research for new business Domestic projects as needed
  • Maintains Domestic mailing list
  • Responds to film rights-related queries from in-house personnel and outside parties
  • Assists in weekly mass mailings to Foreign subagents, and other shipments as required
  • Prepares Foreign rights monthly sales reports and other Foreign reports as needed
  • Prepares renewal reports for Foreign subagents
  • Researches and identifies undocumented Foreign payments to the Royalties Department
  • Prepares weekly Domestic and Foreign sales report for marketing meetings
  • Orders and tracks galley and book orders for the Rights department
  • Enters licensing details of Domestic and Foreign records into departmental database
  • Oversees department’s contract archiving and assists in scanning, logging and filing of subsidiary rights contracts in preparation of shipping to an off-site facility
  • Executes other duties in support of the Rights department as necessary


  • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Prior experience in publishing or subsidiary rights preferred but not required
  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize a large volume of work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to set priorities under pressure and to work independently
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Power Point, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Passionate about learning the business-side of the publishing industry
  • Interest in licensing and book publishing



HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books.  When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job.  That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.


HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.


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