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Subrights Assistant

Part time (21 hours/weekly, unbenefited)

Independent publisher seeks part time subrights assistant to join their rights team to support the growth of domestic rights revenue and e-distribution sales. This is a three-day-a-week (21 hours/weekly), unbenefited position with hourly pay, reporting to the Senior Director of Sales.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting audio, book club, performance, and electronic rights efforts for our growing children's, young adult and adult trade lists
  • Aiding with drafting, tracking, and trafficking all rights deals
  • Negotiating and executing all permissions agreements
  • Maintaining systems for deal renewal management
  • Acting as key point of contact for licensees and subagents
  • Liaising with ebook aggregators and platforms
  • Conducting market research and providing sales reporting and analysis
  • Working closely with and providing administrative support to Senior Director of Sales
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    Ideal candidate will perform efficiently under pressure, is able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy working as part of a team. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Previous rights, permissions or digital experience preferred, as is publishing experience, but will train the right candidate.

    Interested parties should send application materials, including a resume and cover letter, to personnel@charlesbridge.com.

    No phone calls, please.


    Editorial Internship

    The Charlesbridge trade editorial department offers unpaid editorial internships. We select one each season (Spring, Summer, Fall).

    While you’re here, you’ll assist the editorial team, reading and evaluating unsolicited manuscripts, writing rejection letters, sorting and filing illustration samples, and providing clerical support for the department, including copyright and catalog-in-publication submissions to the Library of Congress. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and computer experience is a plus.

    We strive to demonstrate how a picture book is made, from initial submission to publication. We’re a small department, and we rely on our interns a great deal. You’ll get a good amount of experience in a short time.

    If you’re interested, please send a resume and cover letter. You may submit either by mail or email, but email is preferred.

    Karen Boss
    Assistant Editor
    Charlesbridge
    85 Main Street
    Watertown, MA 02472
    karen@charlesbridge.com

    Please send resume and cover letter by the following times for full consideration:
    • early November for Spring internships
    • by mid-March for Summer internships
    • by early August for Fall internships

    We ask editorial interns to commit to approximately 8-15 hours/week.