Job opening detail :
Copyright and Permissions Specialist
posted: Oct. 8, 2021
Offered by:
W.W. Norton
Full Time
New York, NY
W. W. Norton is seeking a Copyright and Permissions Specialist for its Contracts Department. This employee will work closely with the Contracts Director, Permissions Manager, Senior Contracts Manager, Contracts Associates/Assistants and other departments.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include:
• Research and review contracts in connection with providing copyright lines for titles
• Obtain Cataloging-in-Publication Data from the Library of Congress
• Register published works with the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress
• Research copyright status of published works
• Support Permissions Manager by granting permissions for Norton’s published titles: Analyze contracts and research rights status; respond to requests; set permissions fees and draft permissions agreements

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

Required Qualifications:
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the U.S.
• Must be able to work full business hours from Norton’s New York City Headquarters. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily providing employees the option to work remotely
• W.W. Norton & Company ("Norton") strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all new Norton hires. Norton makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, or other conditions protected by applicable law
• Bachelors Degree
• Strong writing skills
• Minimum of 2-3 years of book publishing experience
• Familiarity with copyright statute, registration process, fundamentals of permissions licensing in publishing context
• Excellent time management skills and ability to effectively prioritize
• Ability to work independently
• Close attention to detail and excellent organization
• Strong verbal communication skills
• Strong computer skills, particularly in MS Office
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