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Distributions Specialist, Rightsholder Payments, Copyright Clearance Center, Danvers, MA

The Distributions Specialist, under direction of the Distributions Manager, is responsible for managing the data used to calculate Repertory and International royalty distributions; and for preparing distributions in conjunction with other Distributions team members and other departments.

The majority of the royalties distributed by Copyright Clearance Center are sourced and generated outside of the regular transactional order processing system. Repertory funds, collected from Corporate and Academic licensees, are distributed by applying algorithms to usage data to create shares of license dollars for each publication. International funds collected by other RROs and forwarded to CCC for distribution to US Rightsholders come in three variations: with usage data, with no usage data, and with publisher/author-specified data. Each of these non-transactional distributions has specific rules, requirements and procedures. This attention to detail is crucial in assuring payments are captured in a timely and accurate manner. 

Overall Expectations:

  • Manage usage data in preparation for calculating distribution shares and royalty payments
  • Model distributions and analyze results
  • Support new initiatives and business processes
  • Maintain and communicate processes and procedures

Delving into the skills...

  • Are you a proficient user of Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, VLOOKUP's, formulas) and Microsoft Access (queries, creating databases)?
  • Are you an analytical person with strong interpretive skills?
  • Do you have experience in developing, documenting and streamlining processes?
  • Are you a team player, yet also able to work independently?
  • Do you have excellent verbal and written skills?
  • Do you excel at communicating and interacting well with others?
  • Have you ever served as a business expert on a project team?


  • Liberal Arts Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience in Data Management and Analysis preferred

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