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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

Editorial Assistant

Administrative Assistant

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 content that helps educators strengthen classroom practice and addresses major learning goals for students. He or she will develop the content of major print and digital learning products for the higher education market by having a strong background in development editing and an understanding for instructor and student needs in the higher education market. This position requires a thorough understanding and creative approach to instructional design for the higher education market, experience line-editing, migrating and developing print/digital content, excellent project management skills, and the ability to partner closely with cross functional colleagues, including authors.

Responsibilities include :

  • Manage development of key print and 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 print books, 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.
  • 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 development editing for higher education textbooks/media products 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 one’s 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.

If you are applying to the role in Toronto, please send your applications to:

Email: OUPCanada.HumanResources@oup.com

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

 

Editorial Assistant
Higher Education Division

Oxford University Press has is an immediate opening for a highly organized and dynamic individual to assume the position of Editorial Assistant in the Higher Education Division.

The successful candidate will work closely with the editorial team to support the development of higher education textbooks in a wide range of academic disciplines. 

Core responsibilities include: 

  • Coordinating peer review of proposals and manuscripts based on editorial plans and market research and preparing market summaries.
  • Conducting market research and preparing market summaries for Acquisitions Editors
  • Preparing competitive analysis reports for new publications
  • Assisting in the research and creation of art programs to support manuscripts
  • Working with authors and editors to coordinate the creation of ancillary resources that will accompany core texts
  • Assisting managing editor with copyediting and proofreading
  • Assisting ancillary coordinator with preparation of online ancillary material
  • Identifying possible areas for publication by gathering course schedules and market research
  • Creating sales reports in SAP
  • Performing other editorial duties as required

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Strong word processing and Internet research skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and prioritize multiple projects
  • Previous experience in higher education publishing
  • Copyediting/proofreading experience and courses through a professional publishing program an asset

Interested applicants should e-mail their resumé and cover letter to:

Sr. Human Resources Coordinator

OUPCanada.HumanResources@oup.com

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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.

 

Administrative Assistant
Higher Education Division

Oxford University Press has is an immediate opening for a highly organized and dynamic individual to assume the position of Administrative Assistant in the Higher Education Division.

The successful candidate will provide vital administrative support to the editorial management team while working in an environment where detail, accuracy, confidentiality, and meeting deadlines are critical.. 

Core responsibilities include: 

  • Assist the Managing Editor and the Editor-in-Chief with department record-keeping and perform vital administrative duties for the Higher Education Division as required, including running various departmental reports, processing and tracking reviewer payments, mailing, couriers, photocopying, filing, ordering books, and maintaining supplies; act as a point of contact for authors, editors, and other internal and external parties, answering general queries, and providing assistance as needed
  • Act as the point person for the manuscript tagging/typecoding system, assisting editors by answering queries, and providing troubleshooting support as needed
  • Assist the Ancillaries Editor, when needed, with designing and copyediting ancillary materials
  • Prepare and track contracts for the Managing Editor
  • Arrange and distribute contributor payments and gratis copies
  • Process forms to list new titles in SAP and ensure that any title changes and schedule changes are updated in SAP
  • Track and send Delegates’ Reports to the UK for approval
  • Order CIP data and register copyright with Library and Archives Canada
  • Maintain paper and electronic filing system as well as an accurate and complete database of archival records
  • Maintain and stock the OUP archive library

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Courses through a professional publishing program an asset
  • Excellent computer skills, including extensive experience working in MS Word and Excel and the ability to learn various specialized databases
  • Highly organized, able to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to adapt to constant change, take on new challenges, and work under pressure. Strong interpersonal skills, a positive, enthusiastic, and professional attitude, and the ability to work independently and in a team environment are essential

Interested applicants should e-mail their resumé and cover letter by 4th September 2018 to:

Sr. Human Resources Coordinator

OUPCanada.HumanResources@oup.com

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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.