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Cengage Group Content Acquisition Analyst in Seattle, Washington

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At Cengage Group, our employees have a direct impact in helping students around the world discover the power and joy of learning! We are bonded by our shared purpose – driving innovation that helps millions of learners improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

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The Content Acquisition Operations Team serves our product and content teams and the corporation in the development of all Cengage Group products. Our primary mission is to increase the speed to market of Cengage products by crafting detailed licensing plans, and providing content analysis while jointing working with and leading acquisition work alongside partners. This is in addition to maintaining compliance to legal policy, through excellence in planning, efficiency in management, and effective collaboration with key contributors.

What You'll Do Here:

  • Proactively provides guidance to Product Management and Content Development teams regarding content and acquisition activities

  • Using extensive research and analysis to locate third-party content when applicable and cost-effective items if available

  • Identify free and low-cost opportunities for licensing

  • Exhibits the personality, drive, and abilities to steer authors, content managers, and product teams toward enriching content selection choices during the content creation process

  • Develops in-depth knowledge of team product lines and are subject matter authority on team content, maintains relationships with internal and external teams and authors, and frequently used rights holders within product line

  • Keep up to date on current Copyright Law and industry changes such as key developments and/or trends in the field, potential sources and topics, and marketing opportunities

  • Plans, analyzes, and implements project workflows based on content and complexity; Crafts overall licensing plan and strategy for product list

  • Ability to identify workflow issues, source issues/concerns, or team member issues that can potentially jeopardize project schedules, before and during the development phase of projects.

  • Uses strategy and critical thinking, resolves issues of various nature while ensuring all project goals and legal compliance are met

  • Analyze new and reuse content requests and product logs to effectively identify appropriate rights profiles, legal risks, I&D initiatives, budget plans, licensing plans, and schedule concerns

  • Review rights contracts for rights profile compliance, work with Legal Counsel as needed

  • Demonstrates creative problem-solving and implements creative solutions

  • Actively participates in planning and launch meetings; leads content acquisition work with team partners and Rights & Permissions vendor

  • Drive thoughtful content decisions by guiding content teams, authors, and product teams to appropriate content source options

  • Ability to engage in sophisticated rights conversations and source management with successful outcomes

  • Provides post-analysis as needed to identify issues and develop revision recommendations

  • Works with Vendor Project Manager to ensure timely project close and delivery of rights

  • Provide partner and author training as required on content selection, process, IP rights, etc.

  • Lead multiple projects and partners at a time throughout the project life cycle while ensuring project goals, schedule, and budget is met while ensuring Cengage rights compliance

  • Ability to work independently and pivot quickly and conclusively when to meet project needs

  • Makes recommendations around process and systems improvement

Skills You'll Need Here:

  • Bachelor’s degree/equivalent work experience

  • Shown experience in risk analysis and interpretation of IP

  • Strong understanding of content acquisition, clearance processes, corporate copyright policy, and strategy, including knowledge of fair use and public domain parameters

  • Ability to communicate in a variety of styles and settings clearly and effectively

  • Exhibits customer service and leadership skills to persuade and steer teams toward desired outcomes

  • Ability to analyze sophisticated data and project information and make recommendations that align with both legal requirements and business need

  • Consistent record leading projects and initiatives; proven ability to determine the process vital to get things done

  • Relationship-building skills and the ability to deliver difficult messages thoughtfully

  • Ability to use logic and common sense to tackle problems with effective solutions

  • Intermediate knowledge and use of MS Office and general business systems

  • Smartsheet knowledge is a plus, but not required

Cengage Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengage’s EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen ( and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice ( by visiting their corresponding links.

Cengage Group is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917.

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About Cengage Group

Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms. We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.


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The full base pay range has been provided for this position. Individual base pay will vary based on work schedule, qualifications, experience, internal equity, and geographic location. Sales roles often incorporate a significant incentive compensation program beyond this base pay range.

$58,300.00 - $93,200.00 USD