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Development Editor (6 month fixed term contract/secondment)

The Education Division publishes teaching, learning and assessment resources across Primary, Secondary, Trade and Children's markets, both for the UK and for customers around the world. We are passionately committed to our mission to educate and inspire.

About the Role

This role provides you with the opportunity to project manage and gain hands on experience with our print and digital primary resources for our international markets. This role sits within a growing, supportive team who work on a broad range of subjects. Key responsibilities include:

  • Shape print and digital manuscripts and briefs so that they are right for their intended users to include animations and audio
  • Develop good core curriculum, teacher/learner, and competitor knowledge through market research
  • Develop and maintain effective author and advisor relationships
  • Project manage; create and monitor schedules, organise meetings and contribute to process improvements
  • Ensure digital and print lists are kept up to date
  • Work closely with freelance editors
  • Assist in creating first cost and overhead budget and monitor spend
  • Liaise effectively with other departments and customers to ensure projects are worked on efficiently.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a 6 month secondment or fixed term contract position with the possibility for extension.

We are thinking through how we use our offices in the future and are open to discussing flexibility within this such as a blend of office and home working. We expect this role to require approximately 2-3 days per week in the Oxford office.

About You

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated, organized individual with the desire to develop existing editorial skills further. The successful candidate will have:

Essential:

  • The ability to project manage effectively with experience of managing schedules and budgets
  • Previous editorial experience
  • Understanding and/or experience of digital products
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work with a range of stakeholders.

Desirable:

  • International schools market experience/interest in
  • Experience with audio and animation.

Benefits

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 a great variety of active employee networks and societies. 

We help make your money go further by contributing to your pension up to 12%, 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.

Queries

Please contact adela.pike@oup.com 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.


 
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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK, OX2 6DP
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  • Division:
    Education
  • Closing Date:
    5 July 2022
  • Salary:
    £25,000 - £30,000 depending on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Postcode:
    OX2 6DP
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Ref:
    3171
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