Position Description
Press MIT Press
Acquisitions Editorial
Journals Subsidiary Rights Associate


Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

JOURNALS SUBSIDIARY RIGHTS ASSOCIATEMIT Press (MITP), to handle all aspects of licensing and accounting of MITP journal copyrighted content and act as a journals copyright specialist and overall communication conduit regarding departmental issues.  Responsibilities include processing permission requests from outside sources for re-use of copyrighted MITP material published in its forty-plus scholarly journal publications; issuing invoices and responding to email requests regarding permission to reprint/reuse journal content; accounting for and reconciling journals permission payment income through receipt and recording of check deposits and claiming bank wire transfers; establishing a regular dunning schedule; maintaining relationships with abstracting and indexing databases and discovery services with the goal of increased discoverability and recognition of MIT Press journal content; maintaining relationship with Copyright Clearance Center; registering the copyright for each journal issue with the Library of Congress; advising journal editorial offices on copyright issues and compliance; proofreading journal articles and issues for accurate copyright indications; maintaining publication agreement archives; generating annual journal permission sales analysis by income source and arranging for royalty payments; database maintenance; and coordinating antipiracy efforts and practices and troubleshooting issues. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma (college degree preferred); three years’ publishing experience, preferably with an emphasis on intellectual property management; excellent organizational and verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail; ability to understand basic concepts of copyright law and to communicate them clearly to others; ability to manage and respond to a large volume of email in a timely manner; proficiency with FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Word, and Excel; and discretion and good judgment with confidential information/issues. Experience with account management desirable. Job #17177-5

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MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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