Pearson Assistant Permissions Editor in Boston, Massachusetts

Assistant Permissions Editor

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

SUMMARY:

The Custom Rights and Permissions Department at Pearson is hiring a full-time Assistant Permissions Editor in the Boston location. The Assistant Permissions Editor will request and obtain reprint permissions/licenses for text and images, research and acquire art/photos, and work to achieve the highest possible clearance rate within the defined budget and schedule constraints of their workload. They will work individually and with a team to ensure timely and accurate rights clearance, process invoices to completion, and complete and file projects on a rolling basis.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Secure reprint rights via contract/invoice for text and image selections

  • Write and copyedit credit lines, copyright acknowledgments, and copyright pages

  • Balance schedules and workload to meet deadlines for assigned projects

  • Update, maintain, and ensure accuracy of permissions database

  • Research correct copyright holders and contact information to secure rights

  • Research and acquire images for specific art and/or photo requests

  • Other administrative duties and special projects as assigned such as payment backlogs

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of office experience preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in English/publishing/related field

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Confidence communicating via email and telephone

  • Strong sense of initiative and ability to follow through on tasks/projects

  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Google Mail/Calendar and conducting Internet research

  • This position is not considered a specialty occupation, and therefore does not qualify for H1B or Green Card sponsorship.

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Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-MA-Boston-501 Boylston 501 Boylston St Boston 02116

Job: Publishing

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 13, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1808766

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.