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Requisition Number 17-0308
Post Date 4/20/2017
Title Associate Director, Rights Management
Organization Name Macmillan
City New York
State NY
Description

Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Palgrave Macmillan, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Flatiron Books, Hayden McNeil, i>clicker, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC.
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Position Description:

Macmillan is looking for an Associate Director, Rights Management to oversee art and related rights management procedures for the Macmillan trade imprints. This position will work closely with legal, art and design departments to create and enforce processes for securing, tracking and renewing artwork rights.

Major Responsibilities:

• Refine processes around securing, tracking and renewing artwork rights
• Work closely with the legal department on standardized contracts for use by art teams to secure rights
• Work closely with art and design departments across multiple, unique imprints, ensuring their needs are identified and met
• Oversee the implementation of a new rights-tracking system
• Negotiate agreements with vendors, including usage, cost and other contract terms
• Enforce rights management rules via training, documentation and book production workflow processes
• Work with legal, art and design teams to ensure contracts, documentation and training are updated regularly, reflecting changes in business or market requirements

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
• Experience working with legal departments; deep understanding of contract negotiations, image licensing and art usage rights
• Ability to work effectively across multiple departments
• Self-motived; ability to work independently and see projects through to completion

Experience Needed:

• 7+ years experience in art rights management/oversight
• 5+ years in book publishing
• Trade publishing experience preferred

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s degree or applicable experience
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