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Rights Executive



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.


Reporting to the Rights Manager you will actively contribute to the focus and growth of international deals. Working directly in key English-speaking markets and with a network of co-agents based around the world, you will secure opportunities abroad for our local authors.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop submission strategies for key titles
  • Gather submission material for key titles, prepare pitches and submit material to third-party publishers and licensees in international markets
  • Create sales material to support submissions and presentations
  • Send material as requested by co-agents and literary scouts
  • Draft and negotiate Rights contracts
  • Administer requests for production and digital files for licensees, and invoice as necessary
  • Maintain financial and submission spreadsheets
  • Administer and record appropriate details of third-party royalty statements and payments
  • Administer third-party permission requests
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external and internal stakeholders including co-agents, literary scouts, authors and agents


About you

  • 3-5 years’ experience in publishing and experience in a previous Rights role are preferred but not necessary
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • High level or attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Intermediate level of MS Word and Excel
  • Experience using Adobe InDesign preferred, but not necessary


The ideal candidate will have a passion for books and an interest in the international publishing world. A highly organised, competent, motivated team player with strong written and verbal communication skills and enjoys elements of deadline work.


If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply now. All applications much 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

Penguin Random House is committed to providing a workplace and culture that values diversity and inclusion across all levels of the business. We recognise and acknowledge the contribution of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes, however is not limited to, differences in gender, age, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, family status and disability.


Company: Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd 

Country: Australia 

State/Region: New South Wales 

City: North Sydney 

Postal Code: 2060 

Job ID: 254773

Date:  Nov 11, 2022

North Sydney, NSW, AU, 2060

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Publishing

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