Rights Manager

PRH is the world’s largest trade publisher, boasting an impressive list of authors from cherished favourites to future classics across many genres and platforms. 

We are looking for a talented Rights Manager to join our team. The role of the Rights Manager is to secure subsidiary rights book sales throughout the world and manage the rights team of Penguin Random House Australia


Working across all areas of the Penguin Random House publishing program, the Rights Manager will also provide information about rights held and the sale of rights to internal and external colleagues.


Key Responsibilities:
Manage and mentor the rights team
Manage the submissions of Australian and New Zealand titles to Penguin Random House group and non-group overseas companies for English rights sales
Manage submission of selected Australian and New Zealand titles to foreign language publishers/agents
Coordinate material and appointments for book fairs with publishers
Managing author and agent relationships
Drawing up sub-rights contracts and reversion paperwork when necessary
About you:
Significant rights and permissions experience
Experience with licensing (preferable but not necessary)
Sales and marketing experience (preferable but not necessary)
Experience within the book industry (preferable but not necessary)
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Strong negotiation skills
High level attention to detail and accuracy 

The ideal candidate will have a passion for books and a strong interest in the international publishing world.


If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply now. All applications must include a cover letter outlining your suitability to the role. Please note, due to a high volume of applications we may receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.



Penguin Random House is the world’s largest trade book publisher, boasting an impressive list of authors from cherished favourites to future classics across many genres and platforms. In Australia and New Zealand, we are proud to work with the most talented writers, thinkers and achievers and publish a diverse range of local and international voices. We are the leading publisher distributing books across Australia and New Zealand, focusing on speed and reliability to reach our customers and bring the very best books to readers everywhere. Our 400+ creative and passionate people from various backgrounds and experiences work together to uphold our reputation for excellence and clear commitment to service throughout the entire publishing process, and help us to achieve exceptional results. More information can be found at and .

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Company:   Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd  

Country:  Australia 

State/Region:  New South Wales 

City: Sydney 

Postal Code:  2060 

Job ID:  229164
Sydney, NSW, AU