Job Description
Position: Back office (Foreign Rights) Executive- female only
Industry: Publishing, Pune location
Company: Mehta Publishing House
Educational Qualification: Any graduate / B.Com/BBA
Key Responsibilities:
• Co-ordinating with publishers, editors and production teams – face-to-face and via phone and email.
• agreeing rights for foreign editions and co-editions.
• negotiating translation rights.
• maintaining positive working relationships with publishers.
• sharing information and opinions with contacts about the company’s range of books.
• identifying suitable new material for publication and liaising with relevant contacts.
• writing pitch letters to new contacts and soft selling publications.
• identifying new publication opportunities and initiating contact.
• liaise with publishers, editors and production teams.
• assessing the financial viability of agreements.
• keeping accurate and up-to-date records.

• Responsible for approaching non-Marathi/foreign publishers for securing rights to translate English titles to Marathi. He/ she will select the title, determine if it is worth translating and profitable and then begin the process of contacting publishers. In-house editors will also guide for the same.
• Once MPH gets the translation contract, he/she will be responsible for maintaining the contract and coordinating for negotiating the financials.
• Trying to reach out to foreign publishers who would be interested in translating MPH published Marathi titles/bestsellers so as to strike profitable deals.
• Participate in national book fairs, if required.
• Must have excellent communication skills- both verbal and written in order to communicate with other publishers and stake holders
• Must like reading books and ready to learn about publishing industry and processes.

Tagged as: email communication, fluent english, ms office

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