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Head of Content Management

Oxford University Press was established in the earliest days of printing and throughout our 500-year history, we have always been home to the inquisitive, the passionate, and the ambitious. We welcome new ideas and fresh thinking and offer the opportunity for individuals and teams to make their mark. We are constantly exploring innovations in the development and delivery of world-class content.

English Language Teaching is a global division, with over 1300 employees based across 40 countries. The division’s purpose is to help the world learn English. By providing the world’s leading English language learning resources we help teachers and learners to achieve their potential.

About the Role

This exciting new role will play an important role in influencing the future of our increasingly digital range of products, and is responsible for developing, directing and implementing the content management strategy for the ELT division.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a Content Management strategy for ELT that furthers the delivery of effective key enablers to the Product Management and overarching ELT strategy
  • Set the strategy for and oversee the creation and implementation of common content schemas, metadata schemas, content creation frameworks and content format standards for content assets
  • Set the strategy for and oversee the implementation of efficient and effective storage and management of content assets
  • Ensure that all content-related programmes and initiatives are governed effectively
  • Ensure that the Content Management team collaborates effectively across the business
  • Manage a team of up to 8 people with up to 3 direct reports.

About You

You will have an organised approach to your work with the ability to communicate, collaborate and influence effectively. You will also have the following:


  • Experience of recruiting, leading, motivating and developing a team of specialists
  • In-depth knowledge of content management principles
  • Experience of working with content creation tools, ideally for both print and digital publishing
  • Extensive experience of working with structured content and schemas in a leadership role
  • Successful track record in developing and delivering strategic plans
  • Successful track record in delivering significant change
  • Project and programme management experience that has involved resource planning and the setting and management of budgets.


  • Experience of working within the ELT sector.


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.


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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:
    English Language Teaching
  • Department:
  • Closing Date:
    15 December 2019
  • Salary:
    Dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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