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Copyrights Associate

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Date: Jul 19, 2017

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House US 

Requisition ID: 9412 

Reporting into the Director of Copyrights, we are seeking an Associate to join the team! This individual will be processing copyright registration applications, approving copyright pages, securing clearances, interpreting contracts and maintaining book files. 



  • Responsible for analysis of third-party text usage within the Company’s publications and, if necessary, obtains and/or assists with permission clearances.
  • Corresponds with the Copyright Office located in Washington D.C. on matters relating to copyright registrations
  • Checks copyright notices and acknowledgements in the Company’s publications (prior to publication) for conformity with the terms of the author contract and third-party permission agreements
  • Responsible for scanning and filing copyright registration certificates
  • Maintains personal and/or departmental files
  • Performs detailed research as necessary
  • Works closely with other departments within the Company
  • Updates the Company database with information about newly published titles as well as amending existing entries as necessary
  • Works with the Director to create and implement departmental policies


The ideal candidate possess:

  • 3+ years prior publishing experience, preferably in Copyright
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload & handle tight deadlines
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Familiarity with SAP is a plus
  • Ability to work independently


Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at


Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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