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Development Editor

About us

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

The Academic division publishes books, journals, and digital resources for the research, professional, and higher education markets.

This role is within the Higher Education department, where we commission, shape and develop content of the highest quality to support teaching and learning in the Higher Education sector.

About the role

As Development Editor, you will help to grow OUP’s textbook publishing programme by shaping and developing content that meets current and future market needs. You will work closely with authors and with editorial, sales, marketing, digital, design, and production colleagues to ensure that the resources we publish exceed market expectations, and deliver to specification, within budget, and on time.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Conduct market research to characterise the competitive environment, and to inform the direction of manuscript development
  • Project-manage key copyrights, guiding authors to ensure the timely submission of final manuscripts that adhere to the agreed brief and meet market needs
  • Shape print and digital content by analysing, interpreting, and implementing market feedback, and by critically reading and editing content
  • In collaboration with sales and marketing, drive adoptions using your product and market knowledge
  • Maintain productive relations with colleagues in other departments and functions

About you

To be successful in this role you will:

  • have the drive to succeed in a competitive market
  • have excellent organizational skills
  • demonstrate exceptional communication and negotiation skills
  • have strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills
  • be able to demonstrate sound editorial and commercial judgement
  • have demonstrable experience of gathering and analysing information to make sound, informed decisions
  • have meticulous attention to detail
  • have a demonstrable ability to shape content for the education sector
  • work effectively on your own, but be naturally collaborative
  • be educated to degree level (or equivalent)
  • have recent higher education editorial experience, and/or a proven track record in higher education sales or marketing

Most importantly, you will be curious about the future and come up with creative, timely and cost-effective solutions that move our business forward.

For any queries in relation to this vacancy, please contact lucy.freeman@oup.com


 
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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
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  • Division:
    Global Academic
  • Department:
    HE Editorial
  • Closing Date:
    26 June 2018
  • Salary:
    Salary in the region of £27,000 depending on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Ref:
    0523
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