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Production Controller

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 6,000 of us in 52 countries care deeply about reaching more people, in more places, with world-class learning and research materials and services.

About the role

We are looking for a Production Controller to provide technical production and administrative support to the Delivery Team Manager in enabling ELT digital products to be delivered to schedule, within budget and to the required standard. The successful candidate will provide assistance with project management tasks and product conceptualization activities.

Responsibilities will also include:

  • Co-ordinating the receipt and delivery of asset handovers.
  • Asset processing.
  • Liaising with external developers and other team members.
  • Enabling content input into interactive templates.
  • Creating and maintaining web pages.
  • Functionality and cross-platform compatibility testing.
  • Attending project meetings.
  • Archiving multimedia assets.
  • Providing general administrative support to the project teams when required.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with experience in new technologies who is interested in developing interactive learning materials.

About you

  • Some experience of working in a digital environment, preferably in the educational sector and/ or a publishing environment
  • A high standard of literacy and attention to detail and good interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with both third party suppliers and members of in-house project teams from across a wide range of departments
  • A good level of competence in Microsoft Office (including Word and Excel), and proven organisational skills
  • A working knowledge of HTML, XML and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Previous experience testing software


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 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.

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Division:
    English Language Teaching
  • Department:
    ELT Production
  • Closing Date:
    23 January 2020
  • Salary:
    In the region of £23,000 depending on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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