Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is a leading entertainment and sports agency, with global expertise in filmed and live entertainment, digital media, publishing, sponsorship sales and endorsements, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, trademark licensing, and philanthropy. Distinguished by its culture of collaboration and exceptional client service, CAA’s diverse workforce identifies, innovates, and amplifies opportunities for the people and organizations that shape culture and inspire the world.
The trailblazer of the agency business, CAA was the first to build a sports business, create an investment bank, launch a venture fund, found technology start-up companies, establish a philanthropic arm, build a business in China, and form a brand marketing services division, among other innovations. Named Most Valuable Sports Agency by for seven consecutive years, CAA represents more than 3,000 of the world’s top athletes in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer, in addition to coaches, on-air broadcasters, and sports personalities and works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, social impact, and sports properties for sales and sponsorship opportunities.
CAA, which acquired ICM Partners earlier this year, has expanded its publishing operations in London, bringing the agency’s translation rights business in-house and creating an exciting opportunity for a Children’s Translation Rights Agent. Working alongside an expanding team, the agent will negotiate the sale of translation rights across CAA’s children’s lists in direct markets and throughout the world.
The ideal candidate will already have a proven rights selling track record and the ability to inspire confidence in author and agent clients. The candidate will be comfortable in a role negotiating rights for the world’s leading children’s writers and will be able to achieve market-leading terms. We are looking for someone who is passionate about books and contemporary international publishing, who approaches rights selling with verve and dynamism, and who brings energy, enthusiasm, and creative approaches to all elements of their work. You must also be able to balance a significant client roster with a sharp attention to detail and the ability to inspire and thrive within a large team of colleagues.
Responsibilities to include but not limited to:
Reading and commenting on new material. Providing feedback on rights potential to book agents as needed.
Submitting material on proposal, partial manuscript, full manuscript, proofs and finished copies. Writing pitch letters and targeting specific editors when making submissions.
Negotiating the best possible terms with editors before presenting them to the clients and then overseeing all agreements.
Helping to foster and maintain author relationships to a high degree of client service, including providing detailed information on submissions strategies, submissions feedback, and financial payment status when requested to do so.
Conditions permitting, travel to those territories where we deal direct and to other territories when it is necessary, including attendance at various book-fairs.
The ongoing creation and maintenance of profile pages on the website for assigned authors and their works.
Expertise in a comparable role, which would include direct responsibility for sales and management of sizeable client/literary lists that incorporate children’s authors and estates of worldwide importance and renown.
Comprehensive knowledge of international publishing markets and trends.
Comprehensive knowledge of the children’s and YA market.
Excellent communication skills – we need a clear and open communicator.
A high level of accuracy and attention to detail in your work.
Excellent organisational and time management skills.
The ability to work under pressure across multiple authors and titles simultaneously.
Familiarity with core Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel).
Someone with a highly collaborative approach, who is able to contribute positively to the whole department.
Resilient and adaptable.
Highly motivated with a strong work ethic – you’ll be expected to work some additional hours, for example during Book Fair periods.
A confident personality – a person who inspires trust and can instil this calm in our clients.
Someone with a flexible approach to problems – a person who can learn quickly.
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