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Production Controller (Fixed Term - 6 months)

We have been a leading figure in publishing for more than 500 years. We have always been a forward-looking organization, maximizing the technology for the day, but the digital revolution is bringing enormous change, fast. That same spirit of adventure and entrepreneurialism is critical to our future success. In a fast-changing publishing landscape, OUP welcomes the inquisitive, the inventive, and the ambitious; people who challenge the conventional, and pioneer the possible.

The ELT Division is a global leader in the provision of multimedia English language teaching and learning materials. Operating in over 100 countries, it reaches millions of teachers and students each year to support the development of English language proficiency.

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.

Please note that this is a 6 month fixed term contract.

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. 

About You

The successful candidate will have:

  • 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 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. 

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:
    Technology and Operations
  • Department:
    Publishing and Content Operations
  • Closing Date:
    2 December 2021
  • Salary:
    Dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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