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Commissioning Editor: Maths (Fixed Term Contract)

Education changes lives forever. It broadens horizons, breaks down barriers, and fires imaginations. Like the University of Oxford of which we are a part, we are committed to uncompromising standards, freedom of expression, and the enrichment of lives through education. This is our motivation, our purpose, and our mission. It is why 100% of the money we make is reinvested into education and research. It is why all 6,000 of us in 52 countries care deeply about reaching more people, in more places, with world-class learning and research materials and services.

The Primary team at Oxford University Press publish highly successful programmes that make a real difference in the classroom across Literacy and Maths. These include print and digital student and teacher resources

About the role

We are seeking a motivated editor with experience in an educational publishing environment to play a key role within the Primary Maths team working on high-profile maths resources.

Responsibilities include:

  • Commissioning and overseeing the development of print and digital materials
  • Recruiting and managing freelancers, authors and suppliers
  • Managing a project to publication on schedule and within budget

Please note, this is a 10 month fixed term contract.

 About you

If you are keen to work in a creative, collaborative environment to develop engaging and innovative Maths resources, we want to hear from you.

You will have:

  • excellent editorial skills including a keen eye for detail
  • experience working on print and digital resources
  • a proven record in project management
  • the ability to work well on your own initiative
  • great team working and people management skills, including working with authors
  • computer literacy with proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • excellent organisational, verbal and written communication skills

A grasp of the Primary and Secondary schools market including an understanding of classroom practice would be a distinct advantage, as would be an advanced qualification in Maths.


We care about work/life balance here at OUP; with this in mind we offer 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays), and a 35-hour working week, along with the flexibility to start and finish late or early as required.

Our pension contribution is up to 11%.

Wellbeing is really important to us so we also have a wide range of facilities including: a canteen that serves a wide variety of healthy and delicious meals, a subsidized onsite gym and subsidized coffee shops.

We believe that the skills you bring to OUP are just a starting point. We want you to have the opportunity to expand your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which both interest you, and support your aspirations.


For any queries in relation to this vacancy, please contact


We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Division:
    Oxford Education
  • Closing Date:
    27 September 2019
  • Salary:
    In the region of up to £35,000 depending on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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