Copyright and Permissions Specialist

    • Job ID: 512989-793289
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
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Job Description:

W. W. Norton is seeking a Copyright and Permissions Specialist for its Contracts Department. This employee will work closely with the Contracts Director, Permissions Manager, Senior Contracts Manager, Contracts Associates/Assistants and other departments.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Research and review contracts in connection with providing copyright lines for titles
  • Obtain Cataloging-in-Publication Data from the Library of Congress
  • Register published works with the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress
  • Research copyright status of published works
  • Support Permissions Manager by granting permissions for Norton’s published titles: Analyze contracts and research rights status; respond to requests; set permissions fees and draft permissions agreements

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

Experience and Skills:

  • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the U.S.
  • Must be able to work full business hours from Norton’s New York City Headquarters. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily providing employees the option to work remotely
  • W.W. Norton & Company ('Norton') strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all new Norton hires. Norton makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, or other conditions protected by applicable law
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Strong writing skills
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of book publishing experience
  • Familiarity with copyright statute, registration process, fundamentals of permissions licensing in publishing context
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to effectively prioritize
  • Ability to work independently
  • Close attention to detail and excellent organization
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in MS Office

About Norton:

W. W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W. W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to "publish books not for a single season, but for the years." In college publishing, that imperative applies not only to books, but also to an ever-growing list of essential print and digital resources that support teaching and learning. For more information about the Company, visit us online at: