Position Description
Press University of Chicago Press
Contracts/Rights and Permissions
International Rights Associate


The International Rights Associate in the Books Division of the University of Chicago Press reports to the International Rights Manager and supports the licensing of translation rights and English-language reprint rights for Press books as part of the Intellectual Property Department. These activities enhance the global presence and impact of the Press and its authors and contribute to the Press’s income. The position is based on the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus.


  • Work closely with the International Rights Manager to develop strategies for promoting Press titles to international markets.
  • Communicate directly with international publishers and agents worldwide.
  • Create promotional materials and targeted pitches for each seasonal catalog and for backlist titles.
  • Design targeted email marketing campaigns.
  • Respond to rights inquiries and routine correspondence concerning the administration of new and existing translation licenses.
  • Issue translation licenses, letters of cancellation, amendments, and license extensions.
  • Supervise the tracking of contractual documents.
  • Work closely with the Intellectual Property Department and the Business Office to maintain accurate records of licenses and rights inquiries in databases and physical files.
  • Attend national and international book fairs.
  • Follow up on meetings at international book fairs on behalf of the International Rights Manager.
  • Represent the International Rights Department in editorial meetings as needed.
  • Assist with training and supervising student workers in providing appropriate office support. 

Interested applicants should apply online at: https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/International-Rights-Associate_JR03737

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