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Global Rights Agent to Storytel Publishing

At Storytel we believe that powerful stories add an extra dimension to life. We offer thousands of audiobooks and ebooks to customers in thirteen markets, with several new markets launching in the coming year. Storytel is Northern Europe's largest audiobook streaming service and we are looking to strengthen our rights team by adding a Rights agent. Our goal is to supply a great customer experience and have fun at work at the same time!

About the role
As Global Rights Agent at Storytel your work will primarily consist of selling rights, mainly Storytel Originals. You will be working closely with the Storytel Originals team with material and packaging of the original series, represent the SO authors to TV and Film producers and handle negotiations and agreements.

You’ll be responsible of finding publishing partners and handle negotiations in markets that Storytel is not active in and you are in charge of the material we present to interested partners. The role as Rights Agent collaborates with Norstedts agency, where you’ll be presenting our ongoing projects and get awareness of the titles Norstedts are pitching.

The key focus will be to

  • Find, join and build strategic partnerships with bigger tv-networks
  • Find common IP:s for mutual PR, launch etc.
  • Identify strong, but perhaps not yet known IP:s
  • Expand scope to other areas, where the stories and characters can be evolved (theater, merchandise, other platforms)
  • Explore other areas where our writers can develop others IP:s. For example games, tv-series and podcasts. You’ll also develop a contract format for this

Your profile

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • At least 5 years of demonstrable relevant working experience from rights management and/or publishing
  • Excellent language skills in Swedish, English and preferably one or two other languages
  • Good negotiation skills
  • A very thorough and meticulous approach

Apart from a passion for stories and audiobooks, you have a good eye for commercial quality, are familiar with digital publishing models and are used to work meticulously with contracts and agreements. You have strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing and we believe that you are a social and responsible person who takes a lot of initiatives.

What we can offer
A team of great colleagues waits in the Norstedts house on Riddarholmen in central Stockholm.

Additionally we can offer the opportunity to experience first hand a developing company that embraces the latest technologies in everything we do. Good company culture and strong corporate values are important to us at Storytel and we believe in, and focus on, personal development. If you like to read more about us and our products please have a look at www.storytel.se.

Does this sound interesting? We would love to get your application today!

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Tryckerigatan 4
111 28 Stockholm Directions


The Storytellers in 4 words?
Friendly, Welcoming, Helpful, Innovative.

Amount of coffee and tea cups per day?
Impossible to know, we like our hot beverages.

Number of orange headphones?

Times we celebrate?
Whenever we have something to celebrate. Which is quite often, we like to celebrate - preferably with cake. 

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