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Rights and Contracts Manager

Stanford University Press seeks a Rights and Contracts Manager to oversee all aspects of contracts, licensing, rights sales, and intellectual property for the Press’s list. This position, reporting to the Press Director, plays a central role in management and development of the Press’s IP, as well as all contractual matters at the Press.

Specific tasks include:

  •          Handling incoming permissions and licensing requests
  •          Creating and circulating author and licensing contracts
  •          Copyright registration and management
  •          Permission checks for new manuscripts
  •          Accessibility requests
  •          General contractual and legal assistance (in consultation with the University General Counsel)

The position includes regular attendance at the major international book and rights fairs in London and Frankfurt.

The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience handling intellectual property issues, preferably within a publishing environment.

All applicants must apply online with a resume and cover letter through the Stanford Careers portal at: