Photo and Media Research Coordinator

May 20, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
Maureen Long
Design, Other, Publishing
Full Time
RedNova Learning Inc., part of the Macmillan Publishing Group, continues to grow. We are looking for a motivated and experienced Photo and Media Research Coordinator to join our English Language Teaching (ELT) team in Palmetto Bay, near Miami, FL, working on titles for K-6 and Secondary/Post-Secondary markets. The role involves working closely with the publishing teams to source photographic images and footage, either from libraries or by commissioning photo and video shoots.

Key requirements are:

A strong understanding of copyright issues and law
At least five years proven copyright clearance and photo/video footage research knowledge and experience within a photo/media research or rights department
Experience negotiating and purchasing licensing terms for stock images and video clips
Experience of managing photo and video shoots
Experience of negotiating with, briefing and managing external suppliers and freelancers
Excellent organizational skills
Experience developing and implementing effective procedures and processes
The ability to work creatively within tight budgets
Good communication and interpersonal skills
The ability to work under pressure, and to prioritize in a proactive manner
Good general knowledge, resourcefulness and the ability to think laterally
The ability to liaise effectively with colleagues based in the US and overseas at varying levels of seniority

Knowledge of educational book publishing is highly desirable.

In addition to the above, the ideal candidate will also demonstrate experience clearing other third party material e.g. texts for print and digital products, and sound effects for digital/audio products, etc.

The role involves:

Costing projects
Advising on all aspects of image/footage acquisition or creation
Managing freelance suppliers
Researching and acquiring images/footage from existing sources such as photo libraries, universities, tourist bureaux, corporate bodies and private collections
Organizing and managing photo and video shoots
Securing reproduction rights on both researched and commissioned images/footage and advising on copyright issues
Keeping up to date on changes within IP law
Liaising with Macmillan Education UK regarding use of the in-house Image Bank
Ensuring all necessary administration and documentation is completed correctly and in a timely manner

A good understanding of Microsoft Office and the Internet as a research tool, plus experience of Photoshop and film editing is desirable. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for proactive and results focused individuals to be a part of our new publishing team as it develops and grows.

Applicants must have an existing right to live and work in the United States of America.

This position is based in Palmetto Bay, Florida.

Please apply by sending a résumé and covering letter explaining how you think your skills and experience make you a suitable fit for this role, together with confirmation of your current salary. Applicants who do not submit a cover letter will not be considered for the position.

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