Subsidiary Rights Assistant

    • Job ID: 512989-702920
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: Any
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Job Description:

W.W. Norton is seeking an assistant for its small, friendly and busy Subsidiary Rights department. This person will work closely with the Subsidiary Rights Director and Assistant Manager on a range of books across a variety of markets. This is an entry-level position.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Interact with international subagents and domestic licensees in audio, large print, book club, online and print media.
  • Liaise with publicity and editorial departments.
  • Submission procedures and tracking.
  • Contract processing from drafting through signature.
  • Composition of book fair and other rights guides.
  • Management and storage of rights information.
  • Responsibility for general department email.
  • Monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Handle production and file requests for domestic and foreign licensees & invoice appropriate fees.
  • Maintain department database.
  • Position may involve selling responsibilities.


Experience and Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
  • Must be able to work full business hours from Norton’s New York City headquarters.
  • 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 computer skills with Excel, Adobe, Word and desktop publishing experience appreciated.