Seasonal Licensing Assistant
Cognella, Inc. - San Diego, CA

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Under general supervision of the Licensing Manager, the Licensing Assistant is responsible for a variety of tasks related to the administration, processing, researching and requesting of permission to license copyright protected materials for reprinting.

Current position is temporary/seasonal, but position has potential to become regular part or full time following seasonal rush


  • Clearing Permissions:
  • Securing rights to use copyright protected materials in our academic course packs
  • reviewing reading lists and flagging any potential permissions issues with Account Managers
  • researching, verifying rights holder, and preparing permissions requests for copyrighted, third-party content
  • Negotiating Fees:
  • Interacting directly with publishers to minimize license fees
  • Processing Invoices:
  • Helping to maintain and update a large database of publisher information (Sugar)
  • Ensure accuracy of project information in all databases.
  • Coordinating the approval and payment of license fees
  • Filing invoice paperwork


  • Professional demeanor along with superior verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work well with clients.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with Excel.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and leadership skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with proven ability to prioritize daily operations and longer-term projects in order to meet deadlines, ensure efficient workflow, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and multi-task effectively.
  • Superb attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work effectively and productively both independently and with a wide variety of people in an environment of rapidly changing deadlines and priorities.
  • Quantitative thinker, intellectually curious, and comfortable with math

For consideration, please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Compensation: $12-13/hour, DOE

Cognella, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer

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About Cognella:

Cognella® is redefining academic publishing by providing teacher-driven, student-centric higher education course materials in print and digital formats under two imprints: Cognella® Academic Publishing ( and University Readers® ( Cognella enables professors to design and tailor educational materials to specific courses and learning objectives, while controlling their own choice of content. This unique approach has made Cognella a trusted source for more than 4,000 instructors and 125,000 students annually at over 650 colleges and universities across the US and Canada. Cognella has approximately 70 employees and is headquartered in San Diego.

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