Rights and Permissions Manager
School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States
Rights and Permissions Manager
Stanford University Press seeks a Rights and Permissions Manager to oversee all aspects of contracts, copyright, permissions, and licensing for the Press's publications. The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years' experience in copyright and intellectual property law, preferably within a publishing setting.
Founded in 1892, Stanford University Press publishes 135 books a year across the humanities, social sciences, and business, ranging from sophisticated scholarly to trade books.
This is a 100%, exempt, continuing position. This position will work in SUP's offices in Redwood City, CA.CORE DUTIES*:
- Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
- Analyze and interpret policies; develop, revise and implement procedures for program or function.
- Represent the program or function within the department, unit or school. May also represent the program or function to external constituencies.
- Organize and/or participate in outreach activities that may include communications, events, training, and/or conferences. May participate in development of budgets or oversee budgets and monitor and approve expenditures.
- May direct staff to perform various tasks and assignments. May also supervise staff.
- Prepare all contracts with authors and consult on and approve translation licenses and co-publication agreements with foreign publishers
- Consult with and advise Director on legal and contractual issues
- Provide information on publishing rights, royalties, and copyright to authors and others
- Ensure needed permissions, releases, etc., have been obtained and that contractual requirements are met
- Make final determination on whether or not materials published in Press books legally conform to fair use precedents of copyright law
- Prepare copyright registrations for books as they are published
- Issue, proofread, & monitor text and jacket changes on co-publications
- Negotiate foreign rights sales and licensing
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Education & Experience:
- - Other duties may also be assigned
Other Relevant Experience May Include:
- Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Three years of experience in publishing and intellectual property law
Other Relevant Knowledge, Skills and Abilities May Include:
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.
- Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
- Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
- Relevant subject matter knowledge.
- Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.
Why Stanford is for You
- Interest and knowledge of legal principles underlying contract and intellectual property law.
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks
empower you with:
- Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
- A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
- A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
- Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
- Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classifications and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/rights-and-permissions-manager-17683
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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