HarperCollins Publishers

Manager, Subsidiary Rights

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Rights & Permissions



Reporting to the Director, Subsidiary Rights and Harlequin Audio, the Subsidiary Rights Manager is responsible for overseeing a combination of domestic, foreign and UK rights for all of Harlequin’s Trade program.


  • Represent titles from the Harlequin Trade program: Hanover Square Press, Park Row Books, Graydon House Books, HQN, Carina Press, MIRA and Inkyard (our Young Adult and Middle Grade list).
  • Identify potential subsidiary rights opportunities and make presentations to potential licensees.
  • Negotiate and sell domestic, UK and some translation rights: UK, Large Print, Book Club, Condensation, and the translation territories of Asia and Scandinavia.
  • Work with internal and external colleagues to coordinate most aspects of UK and Australia licensing and distribution.
  • Prepare for and attend international book fairs.


Specific training or job experience required includes:

  • Minimum of three years of Subsidiary Rights experience. Experience in attending book fairs a plus.
  • Proven track record in selling UK, translation, or other subsidiary rights.
  • Experience in preparing selling presentations, including pitch letters to coagents and licensees, and in preparing rights guides for book fairs
  • Should have strong contacts within the scouting agencies and UK rights community.



Competencies and skills required to perform this job include:

  • Ability to work on your own and as a part of a small, tight-knit team.
  • Compelling verbal and written communication skills, both with individuals and groups.
  • Excellent organizational, prioritizing, and multi-tasking skills, with strong attention to detail.


What's in It For You?

  • The opportunity to be part of a company on the leading edge of publishing, working with a very talented team and exceptional books
  • Remote work; flexible start/stop times
  • Paid time off days and vacation allotment, starting at three weeks
  • Flexible benefit plans to fit your needs and pension matching
  • Various virtual social activities to keep you connected – we love trivia!
  • Virtual author events and access to discounted books
  • Working with passionate people!

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


Harlequin is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs


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