Working for OUP Canada
Information about the Higher Education, Trade, School and ESL departments can be found below. Other areas of the Press, such as design, production, finance, and customer service also provide good training and experience for those interested in a career in publishing. Please submit a CV if interested in working in these aspects of publishing and it will be kept on file. Should a position become open, those individuals with the required qualifications may be contacted for an interview.
If you are interested in applying for any future positions at Oxford please send a CV to:
Human Resources Coordinator
Oxford University Press Canada
8 Sampson Mews, Suite 204
Don Mills, ON
Fax (416) 441 9472
Alternatively you can email us your CV.
Higher Education Division
The Higher Education Division of Oxford University Press Canada publishes books for domestic use and for export markets, as well as selling imported Oxford and agency titles, for use in courses at Universities and Community Colleges.
Entry-level positions in this Division are for Sales Representatives and Inside Sales Support Representatives. Candidates for the position of Sales Representative usually possess a university degree. Previous sales experience is not essential, but candidates should demonstrate strong communications skills and the ability to be a self-starter. Inside Sales Support Representatives should have some post-secondary educational background, though not necessarily a university degree. This position could lead to assignment to a sales territory when one becomes available. Strong communications skills, excellent computer skills and the ability to work as a member of a team are essential.
Trade and Reference Group
Generally speaking, jobs in the publishing industry are scarce and much sought after. If you are hoping for a career in publishing, we recommend that you consider taking one or more courses such as those offered by Ryerson Polytechnical University, Centennial College, or the Banff Centre for the Arts. Professional training in editing is offered by the Editors' Association of Canada. To prepare for a career as a Trade Sales Representative, working in a bookstore is a good idea. In most cases, publishing careers begin at or near the entry level and are compensated accordingly.
Are you seeking an exciting and challenging new career? Join the School Division at Oxford University Press. We are always looking for talented sales and editorial candidates. The minimum academic requirement is a university degree in both areas. For a position with the editorial team, previous editing experience is required. For any entry-level position in sales, previous experience is not required. However, all senior positions in sales require previous experience in the field. Organizational skills, strong communication skills, and the ability to work as a member of a team are essential.
Career opportunities within the ESL Division occasionally arise in the areas of sales and editorial. As an ESL Sales Consultant, the minimum academic requirement is a university degree, preferably in English or Languages along with a TESL Certificate from a recognized institution. Classroom teaching experience is a definite asset. In the Editorial area, a university degree in English or Language Arts, courses in Editing and Publishing such as those offered by Centennial College, George Brown College, Banff Publishing, or Editor's Association of Canada. Candidates for an editing position must also have at least two years' experience in editing and book publishing.