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About Us:

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.

Job Description:

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. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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

Extra Points:

  • Law Degree
  • Teaching or education experience

Extracurriculars:  

  • 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 (accommodations@teacherspayteachers.com) to make the need for an accommodation known.

Finally, if youre a California resident, California law requires that we provide you notice about the collection & use of your personal information. We encourage you to read it carefully. You can find our full notice here.

 
 
 
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