Licensing Associate

New York
Feb 26, 2014
Mar 28, 2014
Ms. Hiring Manager
Full Time
W.W. Norton is seeking a Licensing Associate for their Contracts department. This person will work closely with the Contracts Manager, Contracts Assistant and the Trade, Liveright, Professional and Countryman departments.

General Duties Include:

• Review all permissions licenses, approve and query Contracts manager whenever necessary
• Revise and update permissions logs and notify relevant departments of status and approval
• Collaborate with Contracts Manager to approve all cover agreement and design purchase orders, and liaise with Art department to ensure approvals or comments are received within departmental deadlines
• Keep accurate records of all approved license terms, and be sure they are in line with in-house policies and assist editors and assistants with large projects
• Maintain lists of freelancers to engage on large projects, and update permissions information packets to be provided to authors
• Work with Contracts Manager to maintain the license management system
• Train all new assistants on permissions procedures and in-house licensing policies

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• 2-3 years experience in the publishing industry or with a literary agency
• Strong attention to detail and ability to effectively prioritize tasks
• Ability to work independently and demonstrate strong time management skills
• Attention to organization is essential
• Strong verbal and written communication skills are key
• Must possess very strong computer skills particularly in Microsoft Office Suite including the ability to build spreadsheets and generate reports

Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: PLEASE INDICATE WHICH POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN YOUR COVER LETTER.

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