Copyrights Assistant, Contracts and Permissions

New York
Jul 17, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
Full Time
About our company
Penguin Random House is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Your tasks
The Contracts and Permissions department at Penguin Random House seeks an Assistant to support the Copyrights team. The primary role is filing copyright registration claims, and a secondary role is assisting in permission-clearing book projects. The Assistant will gain knowledge of copyrights, permissions and rights, and will have opportunity for growth.

Responsibilities include:

_ Filing copyright registration claims with the United States Copyright Office (extracting information from books, obtaining information from contracts and from editors, submitting applications electronically to Copyright Office)
_ Responding to any questions or demands the Copyright Office may have in relation to said applications
_ Corresponding with literary agents and occasionally authors to gather information and materials to complete registration process
_ Assisting with obtaining and reviewing permission licenses for right to use copyrighted works in Penguin Random House publications
_ Maintaining paper records and electronic databases
_ Handling certain copyright-related queries from editors and other Penguin Random House staff, authors, and agents
_ Providing administrative support (filing, photocopying, etc.)

Our requirements
The ideal candidate possesses:

_A 4-year college degree
_Office or library experience
_Good writing skills
_Good/excellent speaking skills
_Good/excellent organizational skills
_Attention to detail and a proactive nature

Thank you for your interest in Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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