Current vacancies

Search for a particular role, or use the filters to refine results and find the position that’s right for you.


Content Archivist

We have been a leading figure in publishing for more than 500 years. We have always been a forward-looking organization, maximizing the technology for the day, but the digital revolution is bringing enormous change, fast. That same spirit of adventure and entrepreneurialism is critical to our future success. In a fast-changing publishing landscape, OUP welcomes the inquisitive, the inventive, and the ambitious; people who challenge the conventional, and pioneer the possible.

About the Role 

The newly formed Publishing and Content Operations Centre of Excellence provides a range of processes, services and standards that deliver products ready to either manufacture as books and  printed materials or to release to digital platforms.

The Content Archivist is responsible for receiving and storing the finished digital content files of the product in the archive system with the appropriate metadata attached and then managing requests for these files to be updated and then stored as new versions. The archive contains digital content files for thousands of previously published products so you will need to be highly organized and meticulous to ensure that the finished files are catalogued and stored ready for requests for those files to be made available promptly to Delivery Project Managers, Designers and Editors.  

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to develop their career in archiving and digital asset management. You’ll enjoy methodical and autonomous work whilst working alongside a friendly and busy team.

About You

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent IT skills, including being fully conversant with Mac OS X and Windows operating systems.
  • Have knowledge and experience of the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Acrobat Professional).
  • Experience of Microsoft Office.
  • Be able to work independently within a busy team.
  • Be highly organised, diligent and pay exceptional attention to detail.
  • Be familiar with archiving operations.


We care about work/life balance here at OUP. With this in mind, we offer 25 days’ holiday that rises with service, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure (3-days) and a 35-hour working week. We are open to discussing flexibility in respect of working hours and the use of technology to support regular remote working, dependent on role. We also have an on-site gym with subsidised membership fees and a great variety of active employee networks and societies.

We help make your money go further by contributing to your pension up to 11%, offering loans and savings schemes through our partnership with Salary Finance, in addition to travel to work schemes and access to a wide range of local discounts.

Please see our Rewards and Recognition page for more information.


Please contact with any queries relating to this role.

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.

Close map
OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Division:
    Technology and Operations
  • Department:
    Publishing and Content Operations
  • Closing Date:
    26 November 2020
  • Salary:
    In the region of £21,000 dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Ref:

Life at one of the world's leading publishers

Read more >

How work is changing lives around the world

Watch the video >

The qualities we look for and the behaviours we value

Read more >

Supporting our mission with technology

Read more >

Developing people through inclusive leadership

Read more >

Find the role that's right for you

Read more >

Latest Jobs

View all jobs >