Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.
SUBSIDIARY RIGHTS ASSOCIATE , MIT Press (MITP) , to manage all aspects of licensing and accounting of MITP journal copyrighted content, act as a journals copyright specialist and overall communication conduit for internal/external department issues, manage book permission requests, and assist subsidiary rights manager as assigned. Responsibilities include managing/coordinating the granting of permission requests from outside sources (publishers, universities, individuals) for re-use of copyrighted MITP material published in its 40+ scholarly journal publications and 10,000+ books; issuing invoices and responding to email requests regarding permission to reprint or reuse content; accounting for and reconciling journal and book permission payment income; establishing a regular dunning schedule for follow-up on delinquent payments and accounts; managing relationships with abstracting and indexing databases and discovery services; registering the copyright for each journal issue with the Library of Congress and managing related paperwork; advising journal editorial offices on copyright issues and compliance; proofreading journal articles and issues for accurate copyright indications; managing publication agreement archives for journals; generating annual journal permission sales analysis; managing databases; and performing other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : a high school diploma or its equivalent; at least three years' accounting/finance experience; excellent organizational and verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail; ability to understand basic concepts of copyright law and communicate these concepts clearly to others, manage a large volume of email, and respond to requests in a timely manner; and discretion and judgment with confidential information. PREFERRED : bachelor's degree in related field; experience in publishing, with an emphasis on intellectual property management; account management experience; and FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Word, and Excel proficiency. Job #18659-5
Internal Number: 18659
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