Job opening detail :
Subsidiary Rights Assistant
posted: May 23, 2023
Offered by:
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Health; Dental; 401K; Profit-sharing
Full Time
New York, NY
W.W. Norton is seeking an assistant for its small, friendly and busy Subsidiary Rights department. This person will work closely with the Executive Director, Global Rights and Associate Director of Subsidiary Rights on a range of books. This is an entry-level position.

Domestic & Foreign Rights Job Responsibilities Include:

• Work closely with audiobook publishers, authors, agents, international subagents, and international publishers to coordinate support and approvals.
• Process contracts for international and domestic licensees.
• Track advances and fees.
• Answer rights queries (includes managing the department’s general email inbox).
• Generate monthly overdue/pending reports.
• Take minutes at editorial meeting (assistants rotate).
• Manage department database.
• Handle production requests for domestic and foreign licensees (ie: cover, text and image files & providing permission information) & invoice appropriate fees.

Please note - this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work regular business hours from Norton’s New York City headquarters.
• W. W. Norton & Company (“Norton”) strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all new Norton hires. Norton makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, or other conditions protected by applicable law.
• Ability to multi-task.
• Must be a quick learner, practical, focused, flexible, efficient, and organized.
• A personable team-player with excellent communication skills.
• Strong attention to detail is absolutely essential.
• Must possess strong basic computer skills including Excel.

Compensation and Benefits*
Currently available benefits include:
• Annual compensation for this position is $42,000. All salaries and salary ranges posted by Norton may vary depending on experience, skills, location, and like considerations.
• Generous paid time off, paid holidays, and summer Friday afternoons beginning in July
• Generous health benefits, including PPO and EPO medical insurance options, vision insurance, dental insurance, flexible spending accounts for healthcare, dependent care and commuter, gym membership reimbursement, and more. Coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children is available.
• Profit-Sharing and 401(k) benefit plan with discretionary contribution matching by employer
• Disability and life insurances
• FMLA, parental and other leave
• Employee Assistance Program (for mental health, financial planning, and other needs)
• Company-provided laptop
• Employee discounts on Norton books
• Limited matching of employee donations to select non-profit organizations
*All policies and benefits described are subject to change at any time.
About Our  
W. W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W. W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to “publish books not for a single season, but for the years.” In college publishing, that imperative applies not only to books, but also to an ever-growing list of essential print and digital resources that support teaching and learning. For more information about the Company, visit us online at:
W. W. Norton & Company is an equal opportunity employer. Employment with W. W. Norton is offered on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, veteran status, national origin, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the human resource manager.
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