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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.
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.
� 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.)
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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