Foreign Rights Executive

BD16 1WA, Bingley
28 Sep 2017
27 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Are you an enthusiastic self-starter with excellent communication skills who can cope with managing various deadlines?

Emerald's Books Foreign Rights Executive will be responsible for increasing Emerald's foreign rights revenue by negotiating and securing new translation rights deals; delivering and increasing revenues to agreed annual targets in this area of business. The successful candidate will be responsible for the sale and administrative aspects of Emerald's foreign rights across our diverse range of books. As such excellent communication and negotiation skills along with enthusiasm for selling and a strong understanding of customer and author care are fundamental to this role.

**Occasional UK and overseas travel will be required**

Key Responsibilities:

* Maintain and increase rights sales for a diverse portfolio of academic titles
* Strategically place titles with the best customers in each territory to achieve maximum return
* Maintain the day-to-day administration by submitting and tracking orders, providing quotations and negotiating prices
* Negotiate and manage contractual agreements to ensure terms and conditions are adhered to on an ongoing basis
* Provide insight and feedback on customer preferences, retail trends and the wider market
* Organise your own travel and attend key UK and international bookfairs as required
* Provide reports, forecasts and information required to inform the regular trading review

Foreign Rights Executive | Foreign Rights | Translation Rights | Sales | Business Development | Negotiation | Portfolio Management | Publishing | Communication | Customer Service

Essential Requirements:

* Excellent negotiation, written and verbal communication skills
* Fluency in English and one or more foreign languages
* Commercially aware, proven sales skills and comfortable working to targets
* Enthusiastic, self-motivated team player who can establish strong relationships and has a highly organized approach
* An entrepreneurial mindset of always looking for new business and expanding existing business
* The ability to work within a busy team and forward thinking evolving company, reacting swiftly to the ever changing demands of an independent publisher
* Methodical; eye for detail; systematic
* Ability to interact and engage at different levels
* Close liaison with customers, authors and internal departments

Desirable Requirements:

* Experience of rights sales within a book publishing environment

Additional salary information:

Home or office based

About Our Company:

We are a global publisher, whose products and services help customers make decisions that count based on research that matters. The company manages a portfolio of more than 300 journals, over 2,500 books and book series volumes, and over 500 teaching case studies, as well as providing an extensive range of online products and additional customer resources and services.

We define ourselves differently:

We champion research that makes a difference in the real world. Throughout our 50 year history, we've adapted and evolved but remain an independent business, completely focused on the needs of our communities. We're proud of where we've come from as well as where we're heading.

What matters to us:

Individuality: We have a strong sense of character, independence and spirit.

Ambition: We strive to go beyond what's possible to delight our customers.

Purpose: Our enti
re motivation is to help our communities achieve better outcomes.

Curiosity: We listen, learn and challenge the status quo, paying attention to the details that matter.

Trust: Our open and responsive culture empowers people, creating transparency, responsibility and respect.

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