HarperCollins Publishers

  • Senior Director, Subsidiary Rights

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
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  • Overview



    We are currently seeking a Senior Director of Subsidiary Rights to oversee the Children’s Rights team. This position works closely with the Associate Publisher to manage all subrights initiatives and create new business opportunities by capitalizing on emerging opportunities in untapped markets.


    • Works with Associate Publisher to manage all subsidiary rights initiatives with a mind toward ensuring best possible profits and exceeding sales goals.
    • Oversees an eight person Children’s Subsidiary Rights team, and manages three direct reports.
    • Manages the submission and publication process to all sister companies around the world in English language and in translation.
    • Manages subsidiary rights segment of the financials, including budgeting, forecasting and month-end reporting of domestic and foreign gross sales.
    • Works with Associate Publisher to negotiate and process all film and tv deals.  
    • Oversees department subsidiary rights negotiations daily, always pressing for most competitive advances and obtaining advertising and marketing plans from foreign and domestic partners.
    • Extends HarperCollins customer base by building and maintaining relationships with the best possible partners in each licensing category.
    • Creates new business opportunities by capitalizing on emerging opportunities in untapped markets.
    • Advises editorial department pre and post acquisition on foreign and domestic sales opportunities.
    • Represents HarperCollins Children’s Books at most foreign rights fairs (i.e., Frankfurt, Bologna and on occasion Beijing Book Fairs) and on domestic sales visits to Scholastic Book Selection.
    • Represents the subsidiary rights point of view in all internal meetings.


    • 10 years plus experience in children’s subsidiary rights
    • Demonstrated success in managing and growing subsidiary rights business
    • Experience supervising a large team
    • Strong understanding of the rights domestic and foreign marketplace and ability to identify key contacts and licensees
    • Must possess a keen eye for emerging opportunities as the landscape of subsidiary rights evolves
    • Must be a strong, dynamic presenter who can confidently represent the Children’s Group, its authors and its books
    • Ability to work cross-functionally across the many departments within the company
    • Ability to travel to foreign and domestic fairs
    • Excellent leadership skills, project management, communication, budget management, organizational, and prioritization skills a must
    • Bachelor’s degree, proficient in Microsoft Office; social media knowledge and skills
    • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, etc.

    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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