At Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT), were unlocking the power of educator-created content. TpT gives educators access to a trusted, one-of-a-kind community. We are the worlds first marketplace of our kind & founded by a teacher, for teachers as the go-to platform for teacher-created content for nearly 15 years. We are currently serving more than 7.5 million users & more than 85% of U.S. teachers. TpT is focused on building the next generation of e-learning experiences for millions of students & teachers across the world. If you havent heard of TpT yet & want to learn more, just ask any teacher!
Who we are looking for:
Were a team of good people doing great things. We listen first. We love our work. And we are all teachers & learners in whatever we do. We believe that productivity is never an accident. Its the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, passionate teamwork, & focused effort. We want every day to be fun & to matter.
As the Intellectual Property Specialist on the Marketplace Integrity (MI) team, you will help protect our marketplace & community by leading efforts related to TpTs Copyright & Trademark Policy, including setting strategy, developing processes & analyzing metrics, working with the team to meet SLAs & driving cross-functional initiatives related to Intellectual Property issues.
- Work with the MI Team lead & Legal Team to implement the teams strategy for enforcing TpTs Copyright & Trademark Policy
- Manage, improve, & develop systems & processes to manage IP-related work streams
- Work with other members of the MI team to ensure all reports of possible violations of TpTs Copyright & Trademark Policy are processed within established SLAs
- Participate in the creation of resources & programs to educate TpT users about issues related to Intellectual Property, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), & TpTs Copyright & Trademark Policy
- Manage TpTs Rights-Holder program, including managing relationships with current & prospective participants & driving cross-functional initiatives to improve systems
- Main work streams will include:
- Ensuring reports of intellectual property infringement on TpT are processed within established SLA
- Serving as a point of escalation for members of the MI team for complex or novel Intellectual Property issues
- Maintaining logs, training materials, & other documents related to enforcement of TpTs Copyright & Trademark Policy
- Communicating & maintaining relationships with key external stakeholders, including rights holders & TpT sellers impacted by enforcement actions.
- Additional responsibilities include:
- Maintaining & updating external-facing educational resources on the topic of intellectual property
- Serving as an internal cross-functional expert on topics related to TpTs Copyright & Trademark Policy
- Believes in our mission to connect & empower teachers;
- BA/BS required;
- 5+ years of experience in intellectual property rights management or enforcement
- Experience with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA);
- Experience developing, implementing, & managing cross-functional projects & complex systems;
- Excellent written & verbal communicator with the ability to develop & maintain productive relationships with key external stakeholders;
- Ability to manage multiple work streams simultaneously, including through prioritizing work for other team members;
- Attention to details & highly organized;
- A level-headed approach to policy enforcement & able to apply policy objectively
- Believes that no job is too big or small & is willing to go the extra mile to get the job done well
- Law Degree
- Teaching or education experience
- Parental leave for both mothers & fathers to be able to take some quality time in bonding with their new addition to their family
- Comprehensive Medical & Dental Benefits
- Mothers Room
- Quiet Room
- Company Events (Bring Your Child to Work Day, Field Day, Camp TpT, Hackathons, etc.)
Here at TpT we value Diversity & Inclusion & encourage people to bring their most authentic selves to work. We cultivate an environment where people are recognized & celebrated for their individuality.
Any TpT applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the interview process should contact the TpT People Ops Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make the need for an accommodation known.
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