Permissions Coordinator

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Permissions Coordinator

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Applications will be accepted until January 16, 2020.

Academic book publisher Broadview Press has an opening for the position of permissions coordinator. The job entails seeking permission from copyright holders to reprint material for use in Broadview books, and managing incoming requests for permission from other publishers.

The permissions coordinator will report to the publisher and will work closely with acquisitions editors and book production staff to maintain budgets and publication timelines. The successful candidate will manage numerous projects simultaneously and maintain detailed records of correspondence, contracts, and fees.

This position requires exceptional organizational, research, and time management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to create positive relationships with rights holders at other organizations. The successful candidate will be an excellent writer and will be comfortable managing projects and negotiating fees in a deadline-driven, highly collaborative environment.

Basic computer proficiency (Word, Outlook, and Excel) is required. A bachelor’s degree is a prerequisite, and a background in the humanities or social sciences is preferred. Research experience and knowledge of copyright law and/or the publishing industry are assets.

This is a permanent part-time position (three days or 22.5 hours a week). Assuming a 22.5 hour work week, the starting salary range would be $21,000 to $24,000 a year depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits.

The position is located in our downtown Calgary, Alberta office, and the candidate will be expected to work from the office (this is not a remote position).

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to Ms. Marjorie Mather, Publisher, care of Ms. Tara Bodie, Assistant Humanities Editor, by email to

Applications will be accepted until January 16, 2020. No phone calls or in-person visits, please.

Broadview Press is an independent publisher in the humanities; we specialize in English literature, composition, and philosophy textbooks for undergraduate students. We strive to produce high-quality, pedagogically useful books, and to uphold fair business practices in relation to our authors, our staff, the professors who adopt our books, and the students who purchase and read our books.

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