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Rights & Permissions Manager

Publication or Company 
Industry  Book Publishing, Corporate/Institutional/Technical Writing, Entertainment, Internet/Online/New Media, Legal, Other Publishing, Photography
Salary Competitive
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location new york, NY
Job Requirements Responsibilities:

• Provides assistance to the Director of Business Affairs by redlining photographer agreements and helping their assignment representatives by suggesting revisions to agreements and contracts with magazines, their publishers, and talent representatives.
• Review and negotiate a wide range of licensing and syndication agreements for Company represented artists, including magazine contributor agreements, book agreements, celebrity and talent releases, advertising agreements and standard image licensing agreements, across all media
• Supervise and assist licensing agents with contract inquiries, including advising on contract interpretation, specifically, exclusivity terms, non-compete and other contractual restrictions
• Supervise the management and administration of all editorial contracts to facilitate access to editorial contracts
• Liaise with the Director of Business Affairs on contract negotiations as needed
• Pursue and track copyright infringements on behalf of our photographers by sending DMCA takedown notices, Cease & Desist Letters, and/or coordinating with the Director of Business Affairs

Requirements:
• Well versed in copyright law and contract interpretation
• Excellent understanding of legal contract terms is required
• Knowledge of copyright law as it relates to the publishing industry, photographers, and visual artists strongly preferred
• Flexibility and willingness to take on new projects as company grows in addition to day-to-day responsibilities
• Comfortable interacting and communicating with photographers, studio managers, editors, agents, legal counsels, publicists, etc.
• Familiarity with artist representation/management and the print and digital publishing industries
• Must be versed in MAC environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
About Our Company Trunk Archive and its rapidly expanding group of photographer/artist representation, licensing, media and creative services agencies are the primary destination for the creation and syndication of high end fashion, beauty and celebrity imagery.

At the core of the network is Trunk Archive, a uniquely curated, online archive of high-end contemporary photography that provides licensing services for established photographers, estates and corporate archives. The resulting collection contains some of the most influential and iconic images of the 20th century and represents the majority of high-end editorial content being produced today.

The agency’s sister companies include photographer representation agencies, CLM and Bernstein & Andruilli, hair, make-up, and styling agency Tim Howard Management, Snapper Media, Lookbooks, and licensing and syndication agency, Gallery Stock. The group will be announcing the addition of several more significant, top tier image-making representation agencies in Q3 of 2014.

Trunk Archive employees are passionate about photography, have an appreciation for all forms of artistic expression and are intelligent, creative thinkers with a strong work ethic. The company seeks individuals who thrive in a collaborative environment, have the ability to multi-task and can quickly adapt to a constantly evolving industry The ideal candidate will have an interest in fashion, celebrity, beauty and the print industry. This candidate will seek to grow with the business affairs team as the company rapidly expands into new markets and creative services.

The company is headquartered in New York with offices in Paris, London, Los Angeles, Toronto, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Sydney with new offices opening in Milan and Munich in late 2014.