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Title: Editorial and Subsidiary Rights Assistant
Description: The assistant will report to Senior Editor & Subsidiary Rights Director and Subsidiary Rights Manager in both rights and editorial functions.

Editorial: supports Executive Editor on a list of current and forthcoming titles, evaluating submitted manuscripts for possible acquisition. Tasks will include: tracking, reading, and reporting on manuscript submissions; drafting rejection letters; requesting and tracking contracts and payments due for acquired titles; preparing edited manuscripts for transmittal; drafting catalog and jacket copy; preparing marketing materials for forthcoming titles; and providing general administrative support. There may be some opportunity to assist in the editing process.

Subsidiary Rights: supports two-person rights department on entire list of rights submissions, including foreign, audio, book club, large print, and serial. Tasks will include: drafting submission letters; managing large e-mail submissions; checking head contracts, tracking and proofing incoming contracts through to signature; preparing invoices; processing incoming royalty and advance payments; chasing overdue contracts and advances; researching titles for reversion or renewal; digitizing contract and royalty records; preparing for book fairs; requesting and mailing tax forms; researching and responding to rights queries; and data entry/management on Bradbury Phillips platform.
Requirements: An enthusiasm for both rights and editorial is a must. Applicants must be highly organized, detail-oriented self-starters who are able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Applicants must enjoy reading, particularly literary fiction, and feel confident voicing their opinion of submitted manuscripts. Reading proficiency in a foreign language and comfort with Bradbury Phillips or similar databases are both helpful; prior experience in editorial and/or rights at a publishing house or agency is helpful but not required. Training will be provided.
Company: GROVE/ATLANTIC, INC.
Location: Remote to start, New York, NY when the office reopens
How To Apply For This Job: Please send resume and cover letter to Amy Hundley at ahundley@groveatlantic.com and include job title in the subject line. People from backgrounds underrepresented in publishing are particularly encouraged to apply.
Date Posted: 6/7/2021 (Ongoing Job Posting)


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