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Higher Education Rights/Permissions Administrator in India

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Pearson Education, as a Rights Administrator in the Pearson’s International Higher Education Rights & Permissions (R&P) team, reporting to the Rights & Permissions Manager. The team oversees the rights management of 3rd-party content and asset licenses (permissions) in Higher Education courseware catering to International Markets such as US,UK,CA,APAC,Europe,LATAM etc

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You exhibit Pearson Values--We ask why, We ask what if, We earn trust, We deliver quality, We make our mark. You work consistently to develop professionally and improve performance, embracing a culture of change and diversity with a can-do attitude.

As a member of the Rights and Permissions team you will support the rights clearance function which enables the use of photos, videos and text assets within International Higher Education products and services. Working with colleagues you will manage data processing and other systems-based tasks for multiple, concurrent projects; your manager will help you to prioritize in a way that enables you to achieve your goals of accuracy and effectiveness. There will be opportunities to learn beyond the immediate remit of this role and to set goals that expand your knowledge of rights and permissions.


  • To work within systems that support the acquisition of third-party media rights: financial processing, entering/managing data relating to image/text/video assets and running reports (training and support will be provided)

  • You will identify tasks within the systems that require escalation or enhancement (e.g., data inaccuracies, process blockers) and be responsible for re-opening and closing them

  • With support from the rest of the team you will proactively address any backlog of clearance tasks as well as maintain new tasks

  • You will work closely with the rest of the R&P team and provide support for Project Managers in administrative tasks to meet project schedules

  • Support the inclusion and visibility of content that aligns with Pearson’s Global Content Editorial Policy with suppliers

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure project closure dates are met for all non-automated tasks

  • Monitor project dates for work in progress and request extensions for any that are not completed but are approaching their end date

  • Achieve clearance task targets to meet project deadlines

  • Add assessment logs to data management system after project close out

  • Download hi-res media assets (images/video) as required and upload to data management system

  • Create content plans (detailed lists of assets for inclusion within products) for small/ad-hoc projects

  • Process permission requests as appropriate to ensure that rights are acquired prior to publication / product release

  • Manage the upload of data for new versions of existing projects

  • Invoice management for clearance tasks that are cost-bearing

  • Engage with rights initiatives within the wider R&P function

  • Attend meetings across the line of business to communicate project status


  • Degree educated or equivalent tertiary qualification relevant to the position, or equivalent experience

  • Qualification in or experience with media/copyright law an asset

  • A good level of academic and/or vocational qualification.

  • Full training and ongoing support for bespoke systems and processes will be provided.

  • An interest in learning, education and digital technologies.

What to expect from Pearson

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At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: Higher Education

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Req ID: 15862