Macmillan Education is a place where vibrant minds meet. We’re a trusted education brand and our core values are to be Passionate, Supportive and Inventive in everything we do.
We’ve been around for a while (since 1843), but that doesn’t mean that we’re old fashioned. We consider ourselves to be confident, self-assured, entrepreneurial and, especially, ground breaking! We’re in the business of helping people learn and to better their lives through education, and as a result we look for individuals who are not just passionate about education, but also about making a difference.
As the publishers and marketers of quality textbooks and educational support materials, we aim to transform learning through discovery Job title : Permissions Specialist (Fixed Term Contract X2) Department : Publishing Services Location : Midrand Salary : Market related Reporting to : Contracts, Rights andPermissions Manager Reference number : PS / MSA / 192021 Role Are you curious about copyright?
Are you super organised? Do you love to learn? You could be the next Permissions Specialist in the Contracts, Rights and Permissions team.
In this role you would manage all aspects of copyright involved in the production of Macmillan’s textbooks. This includes conducting thorough research to find copyright holders across the globe and obtaining permission to use their material.
Our team is dynamic, enthusiastic and high-achieving. We use our planning and organisation skills to balance deadline demands with our creativity in creating quality learning materials.
We enjoy great communication in all its forms, and use our skills in this area to work well with a wide variety of people.
Together, we constantly push the boundaries of what we know and how we work. Requirements A relevant undergraduate degree At least 1 year’s working experience, preferably in any of the following fields : editorial / permissions department at a publishing house at intern / assistant level or equivalent IP Law Library Studies or any other field where strong research and administrative skills are required.
A qualification in Publishing Studies or Intellectual Property Law (advantageous) Knowledge An understanding of copyright law and permissions processes Publishing and book production processes (advantageous) Editing and proofreading (advantageous) Essential skills and abilities Strong English language writing skills Strong verbal communication skills Time-management skills Able to be productive under pressure in open-plan and / or remote-work environment Computer software skills (esp.
Microsoft Word and Excel) Research and analytical skills Key responsibilities Researching, requesting, tracking and finalising permissions for publishing projects Managing multiple projects simultaneously Regular reporting on the status of all permissions within active projects Negotiating with copyright holders in line with budgets and deadlines Developing and maintaining good working relationships with internal and external contacts Active learning, and contribution to internal systems and training initiatives Applications To be considered for this position, send us your CV and a tailored cover letter that tells us why this would be the job for you.
NB : In terms of meeting the company’s goals with respect to Employment Equity, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.