Job opening detail :
Subsidiary Rights Manager
posted: Feb. 2, 2018
Offered by:
Chronicle Books
Full Time
San Francisco, CA
Chronicle Books is looking for a Subsidiary Rights Manager to directly manage our Subsidiary Rights efforts and burnish our brand throughout the world. Working with the Rights team, this position is responsible for increasing Rights sales and Chronicle’s global presence through strategic planning, relationship development and tactical negotiations. The Subsidiary Rights Manager will broaden the scope of where one can find Chronicle Books while being responsible for profitability and increasing revenues.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Manage Subsidiary Rights initiatives with a mind toward ensuring best possible profits and exceeding Sales Goals in each publishing division.
• Manage Subsidiary Rights segment of the financials, including budgeting, forecasting and month-end reconciliation.
• Conduct Subsidiary Rights negotiations daily, always pressing for most profitable co-edition print runs, competitive advances and obtaining advertising and marketing plans from foreign publishers.
• Extend Chronicle Books customer base by building and maintaining relationships with the best possible partners in each publishing category.
• Create new business opportunities by capitalizing on unrealized opportunities and prospecting in untapped markets.
• Work extensively with editorial department to address and coordinate content, design, and scheduling issues impacting Foreign sales opportunities and processes.
• Represent Chronicle Books at most foreign rights fairs (i.e., Frankfurt, London and Bologna Book Fairs.)
• Provide ongoing feedback to both Editorial and Sales & Marketing departments regarding international publishing trends and Foreign Rights potential for each publishing division’s list.
• Coordinate Foreign submissions process with Subsidiary Rights Assistant.
• Partnering with agents to find merchandise licensing opportunities for key titles to expand these franchises beyond the book.

• 3+ years of Foreign or subsidiary rights experience in book publishing
• Demonstrated success in managing and growing subsidiary rights business
• Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, etc.
• Ability to work with all levels of the company effectively
• Organized, detail-oriented and skilled at prioritizing workload
About Our  
One of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the United States, Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 and over the years has developed a reputation for award-winning, innovative books. Our independent company continues to challenge conventional publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject and format across a list that is as diverse as it is distinctive. We seek and hire people who are committed to the frank exchange of ideas and who foster an atmosphere of mutual accountability and trust to help us succeed. In short, we see things differently: we believe in collaboration, we focus on design and quality, and we have a passion for surprising and delighting our readers
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Please note "Subsidiary Rights Manager" in the subject line.
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