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Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Acquisitions Editor

Development Editor, Digital Content

Sales and Editorial Representative

Acquisitions Editor
Higher Education Division

Oxford University Press is Canada’s fastest growing publisher of market-leading textbooks, ebooks and innovative learning solutions in a variety of post-secondary disciplines.

Oxford’s Higher Education Division is looking for a dynamic, results-driven Acquisitions Editor to join our team in the Toronto head office.

To succeed at OUP, you must be articulate, resourceful, and a self-starter who thrives in a fast-moving work environment. Finely honed organizational skills and the ability to prioritize quickly and effectively allow you to manage numerous projects simultaneously to deadline.  You are a passionate team player, and you seek out creative solutions to meet the needs of today’s students and instructors. You’re a persuasive public speaker, and comfortable in front of a crowd. As a member of the acquisitions team, you’ll travel Canada seeking out new authors for and to promote our fast-growing higher education lists.

You must hold a university degree and have a minimum of 3 years’ sales and/or acquisitions editorial experience in the educational publishing industry. Experience in Higher Education or digital publishing/new media is an asset.

At OUP, we're committed to hiring, rewarding, and retaining the best people. Being a member of our team entitles you to a comprehensive benefits program and generous compensation plan.

Job Requirements

  • Effectively manage strategic growth and development of publishing lists in a variety of disciplines
  • Identify superior scholarly talent in the Canadian academy to act as authors and reviewers
  • Work with authors to identify, develop, and prepare new products, both print and digital, to meet market needs
  • In collaboration with other departments, prepare accurate project budgets and sales projections
  • Work with sales representatives in the field to promote OUP titles and learning solutions
  • Attend sales conferences to present new titles and products to sales and marketing teams
  • Overnight travel is required

Applicants should forward their résumé and cover letter to:

SR. Human Resources Coordinator
Email: OUPCanada.HumanResources@oup.com

Oxford University Press is committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the AODA. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

 

Development Editor, Digital Content
Higher Education Division

The Development Editor, Digital Content, is responsible for developing exceptional quality digital content that helps educators strengthen classroom practice and addresses major learning goals for students. He or she will develop the content of major digital learning products for the higher education market by having an understanding for instructor and student workflows and the current digital landscape. This position requires a thorough understanding and creative approach to instructional design for the higher education market, experience curating, migrating and developing digital content, excellent project management skills, and the ability to partner closely with cross functional colleagues, including authors.

Oxford’s Higher Education Division is looking for a dynamic, results-driven Acquisitions Editor to join our team in the Toronto head office.

To succeed at OUP, you must be articulate, resourceful, and a self-starter who thrives in a fast-moving work environment. Finely honed organizational skills and the ability to prioritize quickly and effectively allow you to manage numerous projects simultaneously to deadline.  You are a passionate team player, and you seek out creative solutions to meet the needs of today’s students and instructors. You’re a persuasive public speaker, and comfortable in front of a crowd. As a member of the acquisitions team, you’ll travel Canada seeking out new authors for and to promote our fast-growing higher education lists.

You must hold a university degree and have a minimum of 3 years’ sales and/or acquisitions editorial experience in the educational publishing industry. Experience in Higher Education or digital publishing/new media is an asset.

At OUP, we're committed to hiring, rewarding, and retaining the best people. Being a member of our team entitles you to a comprehensive benefits program and generous compensation plan.

Responsibilities include :

  • Manage development of key digital products and texts: prepare preliminary assessments of content, analyze competing works, analyze and summarize content reviews, provide authors and developers with direction on the writing and organization of content, edit content, develop illustration programs, oversee preparation of content for production.
  • Curate legacy content to identify which assets/ content should be migrated versus those pieces that should be left behind.
  • Understand and interpret learning and instructional designs and provide guidance for the development team in executing such plans. Follow instructional design methodologies and use best practices in the development of all projects.
  • Manage and interpret the needed elements of graphic design, video storyboarding, scriptwriting, and image content.
  • Design content to support a variety of delivery types, including but not limited to e-Learning, classroom, and virtual classroom. Create and execute methods for measuring the learning effectiveness of content. Conduct market research in established and new college markets in consultation with acquisition editors.
  • Partner, collaborate, and communicate with acquisition editors, development editors and other functional colleagues, authors, and customers.
  • Establish the use of required training technologies and content authoring tools, virtual collaboration tools, and other content creation platforms and provide guidance in the use of such tools to the development team.
  • Create and manage projects that meet schedules and budgets, at the highest quality.
  • As a member of the group, assist in training and advising other team members and contributing to the continuing evolution of best practices regarding development processes and methods.
  • The position involves occasional travel to campuses, author meetings, sales conferences, and academic conventions.
  • Qualifications include :

    Required:

  • University degree
  • Three to five years of progressive experience in digital technologies for learning and related content development required.
  • Previous experience in higher education markets.
  • Proven ability to interpret learning designs for digital products and translate them into actionable, content-related development plans.
  • Expertise in digital content and products.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills; experience in drafting clear and comprehensive guidelines.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and activities; use resources effectively and efficiently; create process to manage workflow.
  • Desired:

  • Familiarity with Content Management Systems.
  • Experience with graphic design, video storyboarding and scriptwriting, image manipulation, and formatting.
  • A degree or completed coursework in instructional design and knowledge of accessibility guidelines.
  • Strong collaborator who can extend ones own authority and influence others with authority.
  • Action/results oriented--focused on the outcome of personal or team work; leads self and others to results.

This position is based in either Toronto or New York City.

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

SR. Human Resources Coordinator
Email: OUPCanada.HumanResources@oup.com

Oxford University Press is committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the AODA. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

 

Sales and Editorial Representative
Higher Education Division

Oxford University Press Canada has an opening for a highly organized and dynamic individual to assume the position of Sales and Editorial Representative in the Higher Education Division. The position will be based in Vancouver.

 

 Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest and second oldest university press in the world. Its imprint carries authority, its standards of book production are high, and its range of interests is wide. A department of the University of Oxford, the Press is not a company and it pays no dividend. It is devoted to the spread of knowledge, and all its surplus is devoted to the furtherance of scholarship, education, and research through transfers to the wider University.

With over a decade of continuous growth in the Canadian Higher Education market, OUP has situated itself as one of the fastest growing Higher Education publishers in Canada.  As a global publisher, OUP is committed to looking beyond traditional publishing to develop new ways to support our customers.

The successful candidate will be responsible for strategically focusing time and effort on key sales opportunities to grow the assigned territory with a focus on new business development.  Sales representatives should feel comfortable with cold-calling and prospecting, and thrive in independent, fast-moving work environments.  They should be able to prioritize effectively in order to meet and surpass set sales targets.

Responsibilities include:

  • Growing existing customer base by researching new opportunities and following up on leads generated by head office
  • Daily visits to university and college campuses, meeting with professors to discuss their specific course needs and match those to OUP products
  • Effectively manage daily and weekly paperwork and administrative tasks, including weekly sales reports and expense reports
  • Successfully planning daily, weekly, and monthly itineraries, matching potential business opportunities to campus visits
  • Successfully implementing specific marketing campaigns to increase sales opportunities
  • Strategic planning to develop and secure new business opportunities
  • Developing strong relationships with faculty members, department staff, and bookstore personnel
  • Sourcing possible author candidates, and sending market information to the acquisitions group
  • Collaboratively working with colleagues and management in team settings

 

The successful candidate will possess a valid driver's license and a university degree. Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills are essential. Overnight travel is required. Previous sales and/or publishing experience may be considered an asset, but is not necessary. A minimum 1 year of experience in a professional workplace is required.

The successful candidate will receive outstanding sales and organizational training plus ongoing managerial support.

At OUP, we're committed to hiring, rewarding, and retaining the best people. Being a member of our team entitles you to a generous compensation plan (salary + incentive based bonus), comprehensive benefits program, and company car. OUP is committed to helping employees grow personally and professionally through various learning development initiatives. OUP employees are provided with on-going training, mentorship and professional education opportunities.

Applicants should forward their résumé and cover letter to:

SR. Human Resources Coordinator

OUPCanada.HumanResources@oup.com

Oxford University Press welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

 Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.