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Requisition Number 18-0564
Post Date 12/13/2018
Title Copyrights Assistant
Organization Name Macmillan
City New York
State NY
Description
Macmillan is a global publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of books and digital products for the consumer and education markets.

U.S. publishers and brands include Bedford/St. Martins, Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Hayden-McNeil, Henry Holt & Company, Intellus Learning, Late Nite Labs, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, Sapling Learning, SkyFactor, St. Martin's Press, Tor Books, W.H. Freeman, and Worth Publishers.

In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan is part of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC.
Requirements
Position Description:

We’re seeking an organized, motivated individual who’s eager to learn about book publishing and the copyright process to join our busy Contracts team. The Copyrights Assistant will report to the Associate Director and will be responsible for registering St. Martin’s Press, TOR, Flatiron Books, and Celadon Books publications with the US Copyright Office.

Major Responsibilities:

• Registers books with the Copyright Office in a timely manner. This involves extensive communication with in-house staff as well as the Copyright Office.
• Interprets copyright-related contract details.
• Provides administrative support, such as scanning documents into our digital archive, logging registrations, responding to queries, and data entry.
• Responsible for occasional contracts-related projects, such as drafting straightforward contract documents, with the opportunity to increase contracts work over time.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Strong written communication skills, with keen focus and meticulous attention to detail.
• Excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to independently develop efficient processes.
• Ability to pack, unpack and organize cartons of books.
• Interest in book publishing, intellectual property issues, and the copyrights process.

Experience Needed:

• Prior office experience required.
• Microsoft Office, light data entry, and Gmail experience required.
• Copyright registration or general book publishing experience a plus, but not required.

Educational Background Required:

• Some college preferred, but not required.
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