Rights & Special Sales Manager (L-36-14) | Rowman & Littlefield
Rowman & Littlefield is seeking a Rights & Special Sales Manager to drive incremental revenue outside of traditional channels and take the lead in enhancing Rowman & Littlefield’s reach on market share. This position is based out of our headquarters in Lanham, MD and reports directly to the Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

  • Oversee terms and conditions of rights licensing
  • Develop and execute a special sale strategy to drive incremental revenue outside of core markets
  • Manage subsidiary rights segment of the financials to include budgeting, forecasting and month-end reporting of domestic and foreign net sales
  • Work with foreign and domestic partners on negotiating competitive terms to secure reprint, translation, audio, digital and video contracts
  • Create alternative business models and relationships to establish and enhance R&L market share
  • Expand R&L’s customer base by building and maintaining relationships with the best possible partners in each licensing category
  • Advise editorial department on securing rights post acquisition phase
  • Solid understanding of global rights relationships
  • 5-7 years’ experience working in Rights and Sales
  • Excellent communication and time-management skills
  • Experience managing, reviewing, coaching and training people
  • Advanced skill using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to analyze and adapt to software relative to job function and department
  • Effective negotiation skills and demonstrated strength in problem analysis
  • 20 % international travel
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
About Our Company
An independent publisher with an outstanding reputation, Rowman & Littlefield publishes innovative, high-quality college texts, provocative and timely titles for general readers, and professional and scholarly books throughout the humanities and social sciences. Headquartered in Maryland, R&L also has offices in New York City; Boulder, Colorado; and London.

Rowman & Littlefield
Lanham, MD
VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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