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Science Editor (Fixed Term Contract)

The Education Division provides books and digital 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 through book, board, and screen

The Science team at OUP publishes a wide range of successful and respected science courses for ages 11 to 18. These include print and digital student and teacher resources. Science is at the heart of the secondary lists, and is the focus for investment at a time of large-scale curriculum change in the UK. .

About the Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic Assistant Editor or Editor, with excellent communication and team working skills, to join the successful schools science team on a 51 week contract.

Responsibilities include:

  • Progressing resources through the production process, from manuscript to finished product
  • Proactive problem-solving to ensure that resources come out to schedule and within budget
  • Liaising with colleagues, freelancers, authors and suppliers
  • Monitoring spend against defined budgets
  • Developing skills in print and digital resource production for the schools market.

Please note this a 51 week fixed term contract.

About You

If you are looking for a chance to be part of a creative team to help develop engaging and innovative science resources for schools in a busy and collaborative environment then this opportunity will interest you.

To be successful in this role you must:

  • Have a good honours degree or equivalent in a scientific discipline.
  • Have an eye for detail and the desire to further develop good editing, organisational and communication skills.
  • Have experience editing content.
  • Be able to work with a range of common software, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Have an interest in the schools market, including of classroom practice and curriculum

Desirable:

  • Have editorial experience  in the science and/or educational publishing sector
  • Experience of the use of digital resources in education
  • A passion for science education.

Contact

Please contact vicky.hedger@oup.com for any queries

GJC Level: 4 (Internal use only)

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
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  • Division:
    Oxford Education
  • Department:
    Secondary Science Editorial
  • Closing Date:
    30 April 2019
  • Salary:
    Dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Ref:
    1043
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