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Permissions Editor
Boston, MA 02116
Date Posted
Job ID: 2013-16214

Pearson has one defining goal: to help people progress in their lives through learning. We champion innovation and we invest in models for education that deliver on our promise for effective, accessible, and personal learning from early literacy, college and career readiness to professional education, through data informed instruction and inventive applications for mobile and digital learning.

Pearson, the world's leading learning company, has global-reach and market leading businesses in education, business, and consumer publishing and is listed on the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO). For more information, visit

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Permissions Editor for Pearson Learning Solutions will evaluate print and media submissions for rights issues, prepare crediting, oversee quality checks, research and acquire third-party content, negotiate fees, and work toward the highest possible clearance rate within a defined budget and schedule constraints. The Permissions Editor is as a key liaison position among internal editorial and production functions. Assisting the Rights Management Team, the Permissions Editor will ensure timely, accurate research and rights clearance, including the prompt request and payment of third party permissions. A Permissions Editor develops, implements and manages permissions plans, budgets and schedules for all Pearson Learning Solutions products.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Evaluate original material, third-party content and some source content for rights issues and communicate findings
- Direct Assistant Permissions Editors to ensure timely request and clearance of third-party copyrights for print or electronic
- Prepare and proofread credit lines and/or copyright acknowledgments
- Oversee and/or handle art research (cover images and interior photo/art requests)
- Negotiate fees and communicate denials
- Provide preliminary estimates for third-party content to sales
- Review project to ensure permissions clearance, crediting, content accuracy, and placement of photos/art before project turnover to manufacturing
- Research other issues or projects as assigned

- Bachelor's degree required
- A minimum of three years publishing experience required
- Three to five years of experience in clearing rights and permissions required

- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent negotiation and research skills
- Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
- Attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills
- Ability to work efficiently against deadlines
- Strong interpersonal skills
-Computer skills

This position is located in Boston, MA and is not eligible for relocation assistance. This is a full-time (35 hours a week), benefits eligible, Term-of-Project (TOP) position that is scheduled to last between 6 and 24 months, depending on business needs and employee performance.

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