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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.

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Sales and Editorial Representative (Edmonton)

Book Designer

Sales and Editorial Representative
Higher Education

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 Edmonton, Alberta.

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:

Human Resources Manager
Fax: 416-441-9472
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.

Book Designer

Are you an InDesign expert? Can you lay out multi-page documents in your sleep?

We are currently seeking a part time Book Designer to join the talented team in our Don Mills location.

As a Book Designer for Oxford University Press, you will assist in the design and production of our wide range of books and publications.

We are looking for a Book Designer who is not only highly creative, but also possesses strong pre-press print production skills, demonstrates confidence and a collaborative attitude.

What we need from you:

  • Exceptional layout skills, precision, and attention to detail.
  • experience working with multiple-page documents in InDesign.
  • A high level of creativity and an eye for strong typography.
  • The ability to problem solve - take a design beyond personal style, to best suit the subject matter and target audience.
  • Experience designing book interiors, preferably for the post-secondary educational market, would be considered a significant asset.
  • Work with SalesForce.com database to update sampling and assist with sales efforts.
  • The ability to work to a tight schedule, manage priorities and meet deadlines.
  • The successful candidate will have a university degree or college diploma in graphic design, with at least one year of work experience. Applicants are also required to be Mac literate and intimately acquainted with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Some familiarity with Quark Xpress would be an asset.

This position is a six-month contract consisting of 21 hours/week, on-site at our Shops at Don Mills location. Days worked will be flexible in order to accommodate other part-time commitments. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants should forward their résumé and cover letter and portfolio or web link with samples of multi-page layouts to:

Robyn Canham
Human Resources Assistant

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.