The Press General Administration Department seeks a Rights & Permissions Assistant to assist with the overall activities of a busy rights & permissions department actively working with the rights manager.
NOTE: Telecommuting options are determined by manager based on business needs.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Involves independently researching and the processing of permissions requests, including assessing and negotiating fees with publishers and vendors for all books and journals published by the press with a budget of over $100,000 revenue. Excellent written and oral communication skills required to communicate time-sensitive matters globally with publishers, institutions and authors (60%).
Assist with pitching titles to global partners for subsidiary rights sales. Independently coordinate logistics for foreign book fairs including exhibits, travel, display, supplies, including payment of global vendors and processing wire and credit card payments (20%).
Responsibilities also include drafting and sending subsidiary rights contracts to global partners. Duties such as posting payments to Filemaker database and sending gratis books as well as filing, general business correspondence and returning phone calls (15%).
Assist Rights Manager in training permissions clerk, student workers as necessary (5%).
High School Diploma/GED and 3 years of work experience required, preferably in a publishing environment.
Bachelor's degree and additional years of experience.
Additional education may substitute for experience according to the JHU equivalency.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Previous copyright experience preferred.
Experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel.
Excellent Organization Skills.
Ability prioritize multiple demanding projects.
Candidate must be detail oriented, flexible, have exceptional organizational skills and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Classified Title: Rights & Permissions Assistant Working Title: Rights & Permissions Assistant Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OE Starting Salary Range: $17.59 - $24.46 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 5 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Homewood Campus/Telecommuting options are determined by manager based on business needs Department name: 10000142-Press General Administration Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers
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