Part-time Copyright & Permissions Specialist

Req#: 1084
Location: St. Paul, MN
Hiring Manager: Copyright Counsel

West Academic, formerly part of Thomson Reuters, is now its own company! Finding ourselves “newly nimble” we are looking for people to help us transform the legal education industry by bringing new technology and products to market.

West Academic is the leading provider of casebooks, study aids and other legal education materials in the US. We are a growth oriented organization, dedicated to providing our customers with the best available legal education materials.

Why not join a company who offers the excitement and freedom of a startup paired with the security and market recognition of a 100 year old company! That’s us, the 100-year-old startup who’s going places.

We have a part-time opening for a Copyright and Permissions Specialist responsible for assisting with copyright registrations, making book deposits, reviewing and securing permissions.  There may be other duties assigned in supporting our intellectual rights management.  West Academic is the leading provider of casebooks, study aid and other legal education materials in the US. We are growth oriented organization, dedicated to providing our customers with the best available legal education materials.  This is an ideal job for an entry level JD or a Paralegal graduate.  Job hours would be 20 hours/week.

Job Responsibilities

Ensure copyright registrations are completed within a timely basis.
Review and secure permissions for West Academic.
Complete quarterly audits on trademark and copyright registrations.
Complete projects related to copyright and permissions for the Copyright Counsel.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Prefer candidate with a JD or Paralegal Certification
  • Prior experience with IP Rights Management required
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and research skills a must 

Desired Skills

  • Experience in academic or legal publishing preferred
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