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Associate Rights Licencing Manager

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
London, GBR
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Associate Rights Licencing Manager Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop...

Job Description

Associate Rights Licencing Manager


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Background Information:

Rights Licensing helps maximise the profitability of Pearson owned intellectual property. Pearson’s Global Rights Licensing team works with content partners around the world to license our content in many and diverse markets.


We are looking for an individual who is excited by the challenge of licensing both print and digital content.

As our Associate Rights Licensing Manager, you will report to the VP of Global Rights Licensing. The main focus of the role is to drive the licensing of Pearson owned content to Pearson and to third party partners globally, ensuring maximum value for our content. The focus is on Schools/K12 opportunities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Achieve territory budget - meeting and exceeding annual targets and monitoring progress regularly, updating management, team and internal colleagues as appropriate
  • Marketing communication with customers. Keeping partners informed about new titles/opportunities
  • Checking rights availability, granting options and sending review copies to customers
  • Preparing and negotiating agreements from standard templates
  • Maintaining and updating the Rights licensing database
  • Maintaining market awareness to evaluate potential for licensing by identifying suitable partners for promotion and sales of rights
  • Processing requests to use Pearson owned copyright materials. Determine acceptability of use and appropriate fee. Including raising invoices and chasing payment.
  • Selling and negotiating licenses - including foreign rights - to customers for major deals with high revenue potential
  • Sending relevant materials to licensees, for example electronic files

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.




  • Proven sales and negotiation skills, ideally in a Rights Licensing context
  • Proven problem solving skills with demonstrated critical thinking skills - analytical, logical, data driven
  • Ability to plan time effectively and prioritise tasks - strong organisational skills
  • Ability to work both in a team and on their own
  • Demonstrate attention to detail


  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent (beneficial but not essential)
  • Experience of Rights Licensing
  • Experience working with intellectual property
  • Financial reporting awareness and ability to monitor income
  • Knowledge of copyright law
  • Rights training (e.g. Selling Rights course)

Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Other Locations GB-GB-Harlow

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: Sales

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 4, 2018

Job Unposting: Dec 21, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 1815704

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.