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Content Analyst - Remote

Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: Round Rock, TX, US, 78664

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 17017

Additional Locations: Remote

HMH is looking for a Content Analyst within the Intellectual Property Systems Management (IPSM) team. Overall, this person will support the activities with the Enterprise Development Strategy & Services (EDS&S) and IPSM teams that continuously improve the quality of rights data and rights toolsets. This role aids in the implementation of best practices around tool designs, data collection & storage, and reporting for all of lines of business supported by EDS&S. This role supports systems- and data integrity that drive rights lifecycle review, rights compliance, and rights standards; contributes to IP tool requirements, development, and maintenance to support evolving business needs; and participates in various data cleansing, reporting enhancements, and special rights data related projects as needed.


Primary Responsibilities:


Content & Rights Data Management:

  • Executes planned data integration, migration, and cleansing projects that advance quality and efficiencies for the department and enable accurate IP management and reporting.
  • Supports vendor partners on data initiatives through project launch preparations, training, quality feedback, and escalation resolution.
  • Contributes to creation and execution of critical project/initiative documentation, including but not limited to training and process documents.
  • Supports the administrators of EDS&S rights-related applications with a focus on the Rights Management System (RMS/HOTS).


Analysis and Automation:

  • Performs complex analysis on rights-related data to support business needs, including a focus on proactive adherence to copyright obligations.
  • Maintains data integrity in IP rights systems to ensure accurate permissions and compliance reporting at every stage in product lifecycle.
  • Supports communications across EDS&S Services to keep all stakeholders well-informed of IP application and IP data standard changes.
  • Collaborates with IP Systems Management team to implement technical, tool, process, and data solutions that improve efficiency and accuracy for EDS&S Services, including home-grown applications.
  • Participates in defining and implementing custom solutions to support our business.


Operational Efficiency

  • Leverages data-driven KPIs to recommend and support courses of action that lead to continuous improvement across IP Systems team.
  • Contributes to ensuring quality standards for outside vendors and internal teams are defined, well-articulated and adhered to.
  • Supports project retrospectives within IP Systems Management to identify and document successes and/or gaps in procedures
  • Contributes to the review of processes and procedures to ensure efficiency and efficacy; escalates issues or problems; provides valid solutions where possible.
  • Provides data and training support to end-users and project team members, escalating technical issues as needed.



  • Stays up to date with industry standards, current information industry processes and technologies.
  • Performs any and all tasks required to support department and company goals.


Physical Requirements

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing)
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings
  • Travel to meetings and conferences as needed (less than 10%)



Education & Experience:



  • BS/BA in related discipline
  • 1-3 years of related industry or functional experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.  Verbal and written communication must be professional, comprehensive, clear, direct, and accurate.
  • Comfortable with technology and familiar with MS Office applications:  Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint.
  • High level of organization; ability to manage and prioritize several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to respond and contribute to evolving processes and changing environments.
  • Working knowledge of metadata practices & standards.
  • Ability to work independently and be able to work as a member of a diverse group.
  • Possess strong problem-solving skills to offer solutions.
  • Exercise sound judgment to identify and quickly escalate critical issues, including work capacity, to managers.
  • Respond to urgent requests in a positive and professional manner, using solid customer service values



  • BS/BA in related discipline or equivalent work experience.
  • Working knowledge of Access and/or SQL.
  • Understand the fundamentals of print and/or digital publishing processes, educational technology, contracts, and data management processes.
  • Experience with application development and project life cycle process.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com  


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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