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Company Name: SKYBOUND
Description: Do you have an interest in international business? Do you have a passion for organization? Are you fascinated by the global book publishing industry? Do exchange rates, royalties calculations, and databases make your heart race? Is your filing technique unstoppable?

We are a literary agency with close ties to the entertainment industry and we looking for a subsidiary rights intern to assist with our growing business.

Duties will include

o Contract and royalties administration;

o Analysis of royalty reports and sales data (including employing conversion rates for foreign currency);

o Analysis of sales and market penetration for international territories, comparing with domestic as needed;

o Schedule meetings at international book fairs and assemble presentations and relevant information for publisher pitches;

o Track, document, and respond to rights inquiries;

o Attend industry conventions, sitting in on client meetings and shadowing the Director and Coordinator;

o Research and create seasonal rights guides;

o Research rights’ status and rights’ sales opportunities for backlist titles;

o Follow up on outstanding sales reports with foreign partners

o Compile rights and copyright information for titles both old and new

o Maintaining the international editions library

Many of these tasks are extremely teachable, and very niche, so specific prior experience is not required, though skill with Excel and attention to detail are mandatory.

Length of Internship:

Ideally, the internship will span two semesters (or three quarters) but if necessary, just one.

Qualified candidates are students interested in the business side of publishing who are very organized and detail-oriented, including at least some database experience. The ability to multitask and prioritize projects is crucial, and candidates should also be comfortable interacting with various departments and foreign publishers to gather information as necessary. Must be able to work independently. The candidate should be able to handle confidential information, and be willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Foreign languages skills are not necessary - but business level fluency of another language is a plus. A passion for comic books is a huge plus.

This position provides rare hand-on, behind-the-scenes experience in the publishing and comic book industries and is a fantastic learning experience. Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Length of Internship: 1 semester to 2 semesters depending on the candidate.
Requirements: Must be able to receive academic credit for the internship.
Location: 9570 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Application Due Date: As soon as possible.
Payment: Unpaid
How To Apply For This Internship: To apply send your resume with a cover letter in the body of the email to
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