International Rights Assistant
Posted on: Friday 08 November, 2019
Princeton University Press is an independent publisher with close connections, both formal and informal, to Princeton University. Our fundamental mission is to disseminate scholarship (through print and digital media) both within academia and to society at large.
About the role
We are looking for an International Rights Assistant to join our small but busy European office, supporting the Rights team in the sales of international rights licenses to translating publishers and other licensees. They would be working with trade, academic trade and academic books across a range of subject areas. The person we need will be enthusiastic, well-organized and proactive.
Key tasks will include;
•Prepare and submit manuscripts and supporting sales/ publicity information to interested publishers, agents, and editors
•Work closely with international sub-agents
•Maintain PUP’s database of contract and licensing records and prepare deal memos for the Rights Manager to circulate and send to authors.
•Prepare and circulate contracts for signature. Raise invoices and liaise with PUP's accounting department.
•Assist in researching and preparing for book fairs and market visits.
•Where appropriate, provide publishers with production files
•Excellent organizational and time-management skills and a flexible attitude
•Proactive, with good problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize
•Good communication and interpersonal skills – via email, in person, and via the telephone
•Close attention to detail
•Fully IT literate and able to pick up new processes quickly
•Knowledge of InDesign beneficial
•Experience with database work preferred and must possess a working knowledge of Windows 7, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Indesign
•Must be educated to degree level or equivalent
This is a temporary position until 30th June 2020. It is based at Princeton’s European office which is in Woodstock, just north of Oxford. The office is accessible by car, bus, and bicycle from Oxford. The salary would be the national living wage.
The main offices of PUP are in Princeton, (NJ), USA. PUP Europe is based in Woodstock outside Oxford and is a small office comprising editorial staff, the International Rights Department, the Audio & Digital publisher, and the European publicity team.
To apply: please email a cv and covering letter, plus notice period to Rebecca Bengoechea: firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications Sunday 1st December 2019.