HarperCollins Publishers

Rights Coordinator

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Rights & Permissions




The HarperCollins’ Children’s Division is currently seeking a Rights Coordinator to join the Subsidiary Rights Department. The Rights Coordinator will report directly into the Senior Manager, Rights.


  • Provides support to the Senior Director and Senior Manager, Rights.
  • Handles translation licensing in several foreign markets under the supervision of Senior Manager, Rights.
  • Submits projects published by HarperCollins global offices, including providing submission materials, tracking interest and approvals, and supplying production materials.
  • Provides administrative support for the subsidiary rights department, including but not limited to mailing contracts, creating invoices for payments, and physical mailing of submissions.
  • Submits materials for review to publishers, agents, and scouts.
  • Sends email updates to publishers, agents, and scouts on books that win awards, receive media attention, or hit best-seller lists.
  • Attends two international book fairs, Frankfurt and Bologna.
  • Helps department prepare for book fairs, including handling department schedules and gathering materials.
  • Assists with special projects for the Subrights department as needed.


  • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • 1-2 years of work experience required, prior experience within publishing and subsidiary rights preferred
  • A strong interest in Children’s Book publishing, preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Must be flexible, self-motivated, and a team player
  • Must be detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to set priorities under pressure
  • Excellent presentation skills, a must

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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