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Pearson Deputy Manager-Rights/Permissions in India

We are the world’s learning company with more than 20,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

Primary Responsibilities includes managing the assigned publishing list ensuring rights compliance for improvement and efficiencies, increasing business engagement and working towards enabling content reuse and supporting our D2C strategy. The Role will also support any special projects as required and any new Rights and Permissions business strategy goals.

Key Responsibilities: -

  • Working with FL R&P Manager to work on rights clearances for US Higher Education products. Tasks include but not limited to CP creation, Pre-Assessment/Assessment, Sweeps etc

  • Monitoring/troubleshooting Status reports

  • Meeting with BU on project specific issues as required

  • Working on coordinating timely Escalations, and raising/tracking progress on issues, if any

  • Working with the vendors to successfully complete the assigned projects within budget and assigned milestones

  • Working with our preferred R&P vendors, managing all aspects of research, licensing and permissioning third-party assets from planning through to final delivery.

  • The Role will also support any special projects as required and any new Rights and Permissions business strategy goals.

  • Works closely with internal and external stakeholders

  • Expert in systems scope/functionality, rights strategies and goals, and familiar with project objectives as well as the roles and processes that impact rights, to optimize permission work for efficiency, outcomes, and quality.

  • Ensures all rights management milestones are fulfilled for projects over the entire content development/production workflow (initiate, plan, execute, control, close)

  • Develops and oversees project schedules and budgets.

  • Manages assets clearance as required. Negotiates where necessary with rights holders to obtain required rights to essential content

  • Works on the project lifecycle from inception to closure which includes Content Plan creation, Image research, Text assessment and clearances, Invoice processing and final QC before closeout

  • Manages QA measures, including audit of tasks/procedures and project/rights records, to achieve optimal performance and data integrity

  • Brings a can-do attitude that is solutions focused to work outside the box to present ideas on how current ways of working can be improved and how operational problems can be resolved.

  • Is a team player that can evangelize the services of R&P as a proactive business partner


  • Bachelor's Degree with a min of 4-6 years job experience

  • Prior knowledge of Rights and Permissions preferred

  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills based on collecting and analyzing available, relevant, and reliable information, learning who to ask for opinions and input, and acting upon the analysis in a timely and effective manner

  • Strong leadership skills, including developing and maintaining constructive and cooperative working relationships with others

  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple complex programs with interrelated asset and timing dependencies

  • Takes initiative and leads change

  • Tech-savvy with an interest in learning new rights management systems and gaining expertise

  • Basic knowledge of office applications, particularly Microsoft

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at


Organization: Higher Education

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 4853