Duke University, Duke University Press

Position ID:Duke University-Duke University Press-SALESLICENSINGRIGHTSASST [#21699, 186971]
Position Title: Sales, Licensing & Rights Assistant, Duke Univ. Press
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map]
Subject Area: Other / Humanities
Appl Deadline:2022/05/23 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/04/28, finished 2022/06/01, listed until 2022/05/23)
Position Description:    

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Duke University Press (DUP) seeks a Sales, Licensing & Rights Assistant to assist with sales, marketing, and licensing duties. This position is 30 hours of work per week, involving approximately 20 hours assisting the Books Sales & International Rights Manager, and approximately 10 hours assisting the Intellectual Property Coordinator.

Duke University Press is strongly-committed to fighting racism and to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We welcome applicants who share this commitment.

If interested please submit the University-required electronic application, including your résumé and cover letter, before close of the position at Noon on Monday, May 23, 2022.

Job Responsibilities The Sales, Licensing & Rights Assistant will handle administrative tasks related to sales, marketing, and licensing including (but not limited to) database entry; order entry; researching questions regarding sales, contract, and intellectual property; corresponding with authors, sales reps, vendors, and other internal and external stakeholders; packing and shipping materials for international book fairs; preparing copyright registration applications; and creating documentation for this new position.

Rights and Licensing Responsibilities (80%) • Correspond with authors, rights seekers, and sub-agents, fielding and responding to questions, preparing simple licensing forms, and researching rights availability. • Assist with compiling, editing, and preparing rights guides, publicity emails, daily sales reports, and sales kits. • Assist with processing author contracts, invoices, and copyright registrations for books and journals. • Coordinate mailings, notes, and schedules for international rights fairs.

Administrative Responsibilities (20%) • Order and ship books and materials to authors and to licensing related events (i.e. international book fairs). • Research comparable sales for new contracts, and for seasonal forecasting. • Become a super-user of the rights and licensing database, updating data and assisting others as needed.

Other Related Duties • Attend weekly marketing launch meetings. • Travel to represent the Press at academic meetings, as needed. • Serve on interdepartmental task forces, as needed. • Assist with other related sales, marketing, and intellectual property tasks, as needed.

Job Location: This position can be in-person or partially remote, but the employee must reside in the state of North Carolina. This position requires that the employee to come into the office as needed, in order to sort mail, and to pack and send out shipments.

Department-Preferred Skills: A. Experience juggling and prioritizing tasks, and managing multiple deadlines in a fast-paced work environment B. Excellent written and verbal communication skills C. Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues & authors D. Ability to quickly learn and become proficient with new software and platforms E. Intellectual curiosity and capacity for creative thinking

Department-Preferred Training: Business Correspondence; Office Procedures; Telephone Protocol; Microsoft Windows, MS Word or equivalent; MS Excel or equivalent.

Department-Preferred Experience: Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; exceptional customer service; strong teamwork and collaboration; creative problem-solving; commitment to continuous learning.

University-Required Education/Training: This position requires communication, analytical, and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program.

University-Required Experience: Work generally requires four years of clerical or research experience to acquire strong skills in administrative or project research responsibilities as well as accepted office management, communications and research practices.

A bachelor's degree in a field of study directly related to the specific position may be substituted for the education and two years of the experience requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

We are not accepting applications for this job through AcademicJobsOnline.Org right now. Please apply at https://www.dukeupress.edu/About/Job-Opportunities/Job-Postings/Sales,-Licensing-Rights-Assistant .
Contact: HR Manager, 9196878018, (919) 688-9402 (fax)
Email: email
Postal Mail:
905 W. Main Street
Durham, NC 27705
Web Page: https://www.dukeupress.edu/About/Job-Opportunities/Job-Postings/Sales,-Licensing-Rights-Assistant