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Marketing Assistant

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 of us care deeply about reaching more people, in more places, with world-class learning and research materials and services.

About the Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic Marketing Assistant to join our busy researcher marketing team. Responsibilities include implementation of strategic marketing activities across books, journals and online products, under direction of their manager, and based on departmental goals and objectives.

Core responsibilities of the role include:

  • Utilizing marketing tools such as social media, email, paid advertising, and multimedia to carry out strategic objectives
  • Writing marketing copy for print and digital campaigns
  • Assisting in preparation of marketing reports and plans
  • Communication with internal and external stakeholders
  • Researching markets key to our titles, and carrying out required data analysis
  • Conducting analyses of campaigns and social media channels as part of reporting to key stakeholders

Please be aware that this advert may close earlier than the indicated end date.  Please ensure that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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 to 4 days per month in the Oxford office. 

About You

Some experience of working within a marketing and/or publishing environment would be preferable but is not essential.

The ideal candidate will have:


  • Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Exceptional attention to detail with the ability to work accurately and quickly without supervision
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A strong sense of initiative with the ability to make appropriate suggestions for improvements to both marketing campaigns and working practices
  • Highly creative and have a can-do, positive attitude
  • Willingness to travel


  • Knowledge of social media channels
  • Experience in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.), and a knowledge of content management systems would be beneficial.


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.


Please contact with any queries relating to this role. 

Equal Opportunities

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:
  • Department:
    Journals Marketing
  • Closing Date:
    24 October 2021
  • Salary:
    In the region of £21,000 dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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