Thursday, July 24, 2014

Now Hiring: Intellectual Property and Licensing Manager

The University of Georgia Press seeks a knowledgeable and capable publishing professional to negotiate contracts and manage rights. The Intellectual Property and Licensing Manager is responsible to the director of UGA Press for managing the intellectual property and licensing of the Press, including contract requests, subsidiary rights sales, digital content aggregator contract negotiation, and reprint permissions requests. An important member of the Press staff, this position is responsible for a revenue stream. The Intellectual Property and Licensing Manager advises all Press staff on rights-related publication questions and trends in rights sales. The Intellectual Property and Licensing Manager must stay current on copyright law and issues pertaining to scholarly publishing.

Since its founding in 1938, the primary mission of the University of Georgia Press has been to support and enhance the University’s place as a major research institution by publishing both outstanding works of scholarship by writers throughout the world and books of interest to general readers. The Press has been a member of the Association of American University Presses since 1940 and is the largest book publisher in the state. With a full-time staff of 26 publishing professionals, the Press currently publishes 60-70 new books a year and has over 1,800 titles in print. The Press is also a founding partner of the New Georgia Encyclopedia, the state’s award-winning, online-only, multimedia reference work on the people, places, events, and institutions of Georgia.
For more information, please visit the Press website.

The Press is located on the University of Georgia’s historic North Campus in Athens, Georgia.  Perennially rated as one of the nation's top college towns, Athens offers a vibrant place to work and live.  With Atlanta 70 miles to the west, Athens offers good proximity to the city while maintaining a small-town culture and feel.  Athens offers a nationally recognized music scene, great restaurants, a local food movement, and a vibrant downtown area with independently owned businesses. Please visit here for more information about Athens.

Required Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree and a minimum one year of publishing or equivalent experience.
Preferred Qualifications:  Experience in scholarly publishing preferred.
The full description of duties and application instructions is available here.

The University of Georgia values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented minority candidates. The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.