Director Of Rights & Permissions

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Nov 08, 2012
Closes
Dec 08, 2012
Contact
Alexis Bressler
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Position Description:
The Director of Rights & Permissions will set and enforce policy around permissions procurement for all divisions within Macmillan Higher Education. This person will directly supervise the permissions managers within each publishing house and will be responsible for both text and photo permissions procurement. This person will be responsible for fully implementing a new rights management database.

Major Responsibilities:

• Directly supervise 4 to 5 permissions professionals
• Oversee rights procurement and granting of both textual and photographic material
• Ensure industry best practices around rights procurement
• Negotiate with publishers and photo agencies and oversee permissions budgets
• Manage training of editorial and production groups on permissions best practices


Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Strong manager and team builder with good leadership skills
• Strong writing and communications skills
• Highly organized with keen attention to detail
• Knowledge of copyright law and contracts
• Some travel required, especially to Boston

Experience Needed:

• Minimum 5 years publishing or similar experience in rights procurement
• Minimum 3 years management experience (managing people)

Educational Background Required:
• Bachelor’s degree

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