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Literary Agent and Royalties Administrator

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The French Publishers’ Agency, which represents the English language rights of books from France, is seeking for October 1st, 2018 one experienced literary agent to work closely with the director.



Specific responsibilities include but not limited to:



*Reading and evaluation of French manuscripts

*Writing blurbs in English

*Writing submission letters/emails

*Promoting selected books through emails, telephone pitches, meetings

*Negotiating the terms of the sale, drawing up contracts, and overseeing the fulfillment of contractual agreements

*Expanding and maintaining network of American editors interested in acquiring translations from the French in both trade and university press sectors

*Working with French foreign rights departments

*Maintaining database, website and social media accounts

*Managing royalty incomes: tracking, checking and processing royalty statements

*Facilitating applications for the French Ministry of Culture translation grants

*Clerical work



Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:



*Bilingual English and French

*At least 2 years of related work experience in foreign rights or literary agency, experience in book publishing required

*Ability to create and maintain client relationships

*Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work independently

* Strong verbal and written communication skills

*Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and FileMaker Pro



Please send your résumé and cover letter to: ****

And be advised that we may not be able to respond to every applicant regarding their status. Thank you!

Visit our website: ****About Our
Company:****

As an affiliate of the Bureau International de l’Édition Française (BIEF), it represents an average of sixty different member publishers each year.
Contact:
Alice Tassel
E-mail:
****
Address:
The French Publishers' Agency

30 Vandam Street, suite 5A

New York, NY 10013
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