Permissions Assistant

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Academic Rights
Oxford - Central

About Us

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

The Academic and Journals Divisions publish books, journals and digital resources for the research, professional and higher education markets.

About the Role

The Rights Dept. is responsible for licensing/selling most types of Rights, covering the range of OUP’s academic, professional, reference, textbook and trade publishing.

The department is comprised of three teams, outlined in more detail below :

i) Translation and Reprint Rights
ii) Copyright & Permissions
iii) Business Development

The Permissions team is responsible for handling requests to reproduce images and textual material from UK Academic, OUP USA and Oxford Journals publications. In doing this we aim to ensure that academic work is disseminated as widely as possible, whilst protecting the copyright of all works licensed or owned by OUP.

We are looking for an organised, enthusiastic, and highly motivated team member to join this busy department. You will be required to assist your manager and the rest of the team in all aspects of helping to grow new business.

Core duties would include:
* drafting contracts
* deal preparation
* liaising with customers, society partners; authors; other depts.
* operational support
* preparation of materials for Book Fairs
* assessing incoming requests

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone seeking a rewarding career in academic publishing.

About You

You will need to demonstrate an ability to prioritize a challenging workload and work on your own initiative, and as part of a busy team. You will be highly organised (with an eye for detail) and adapt to different systems and procedures

You should present excellent communication skills – verbal and written and computer literacy (i.e. familiarity with MS Office and Outlook) and a flexible approach, with good time management skills.

An interest in non-fiction publishing and copyright, with some office-based experience is desirable.


Ryan Judd (This email address is for queries only. To apply for this vacancy please click on the orange ‘Apply’ button below)

The salary offered will be in the region of £17,000 depending on the skills and experience. OUP offers a full range of supporting benefits.

16 January 2011