HarperCollins Publishers

Foreign Rights Manager

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Rights & Permissions



We have an exciting opportunity to join an expansive, vibrant Children’s rights program.


The Foreign Rights Manager works with the Rights Director and Senior Manager to manage the licensing, from pitching to negotiating and processing deals, for applicable Children’s trade books published by HarperCollins Children’s.


  • Sells rights & co-editions in foreign territories, executing an agreed strategy.
  • Works closely with the HarperCollins Global Publishing Program on brand strategy to co-ordinate market appropriate activities across all territories.
  • Initiates and develops business relationships with new and existing customers to grow the rights business.
  • Liaises with colleagues across HarperCollins in Editorial, Publicity, Sales, Marketing, and Legal.
  • Maintains database for submissions, deals and contacts.
  • Logs deals and liaises with finance.
  • Prepares for and attends book fairs: tasks include prepping rights guides, newsletters, collating sales material, following up on uncompleted tasks.


  • At least 5 years of experience in the publishing industry, including prior work experience in rights with an emphasis on foreign licensing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience presenting to high-level audiences
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Good negotiation skills, a strong sense of initiative, and high level of professionalism
  • Ability to work on deadline, have keen attention to detail, and demonstrate follow through
  • Ability to think strategically and adapt to changing circumstances in a highly collaborative environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

This role is currently based out of New York, New York. You will need to commute to the office when it reopens.


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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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