Position Description
Press Princeton University Press
Contracts/Rights and Permissions
Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant


Princeton University Press seeks a skilled multi-tasker who is organized and has an interest in books, academia and publishing. The Intellectual Property (IPA) Assistant supports all areas of the IP department, namely contracts, permissions, and subsidiary rights staff, working in close collaboration with the Permissions Manager, Contracts Director, International Rights Manager, Digital and Audio Publisher and Director of Rights, Contracts and Permissions.

Responsibilities include:


  • Data entry of contracts and subrights into PUP’s systems and data clean-up as needed
  • Archival of agreements on the PUP’s drives and physical files
  • Assist in issuing legal documents and piracy notices as needed
  • Registering copyright with the Library of Congress of all PUP published titles
  • General assistance to the subrights team
  • Processing permission requests coming from third parties
  • Assisting in general clerical tasks such as mailing of books, contracts and other materials as needed




  • Education: A minimum of a 4-year degree and 1 year plus years of experience in publishing
  • Relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirements
  • An interest in copyright, publishing, and fundamental of the general publishing process and contracts
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills, the ability to prioritize, and multitask
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to solve problems
  • Knowledge of Access, Word, Excel PowerPoint and Outlook


Base Salary: $37,000 but negotiable per relevant experience

The Press provides a comprehensive and affordable benefits package and is located in a historic building on Princeton University’s campus that is walking distance from downtown Princeton with easy car access to Route 1.

Email resumé and cover letter with salary requirements and resumé to: resumes@press.princeton.edu. Please include in your cover letter a description of what you’re currently reading and what’s on your “to read” list.

Only finalists will be contacted. For more information on Princeton University Press, visit http://press.princeton.edu/.


Princeton University Press is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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