Georgetown Univerisity Digital Publishing and Rights Manager – Georgetown University Press in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Digital Publishing and Rights Manager – Georgetown University Press

The Digital Publishing and Rights Manager (DPRM) has responsibility for all operational, strategic, and financial aspects of its digital publishing and rights department with a staff of two. Reporting to the Director of Georgetown University Press, the DPRM has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees the preparation and distribution of print and e-book metadata.

  • Oversees requests for permission to use material from the press’s intellectual property.

  • Oversees application for copyright and applies for trademark registrations.

  • Negotiates rights for co-publications and translations.

  • Negotiates subsidiary rights with third parties.

  • Negotiates vendor contracts, makes press policy recommendations, and posts content with library-focused content aggregators.

  • Handles licensing agreements and digital rights management.

  • Oversees the contracts administration process.

  • Creates and implements policies for permissions.

  • Represents the press at international book fairs

  • Consults on the preparation of digital files to all partners and content aggregators.


  • Bachelor’s degree - Master's preferred

  • 3 years of experience in scholarly or trade publishing, print and digital rights management, and permissions management

  • Exceptional communications skills and strong ability to interact with foreign publishers, authors, attorneys, and vendors, as well as the editorial, marketing and sales, and other departments of the press.

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, digital publishing, databases, and web-based applications

Telecommuting is not available for this position.

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