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Senior Production Editor

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Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

The Academic Division publishes books, journals, and digital resources for the research, professional, and higher education markets.

About the Role

The Content Operations team is responsible for coordinating the production of high-quality print and electronic publications to schedule and to budget.

We are recruiting for a Senior Production Editor for the In-House production team. The team specializes in books requiring a high level of author care and attention to detail across a diverse range of Academic, Higher Education, Scholarly, and Trade books, including such diverse subjects as Classics, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Medicine, Religion, and Science.

The successful candidate will be joining a friendly team working on some of OUP’s most challenging and interesting books. You will work with a team focused on delivering an excellent service to our authors and continuously improving our processes to meet business needs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organizing the copy-editing, typesetting, proofreading, and indexing for multiple simultaneous products in diverse subject areas.
  • Acting as the key point of contact with authors during production, and providing a high level of author care.
  • Producing cost estimates; managing costs and schedules to ensure products are delivered on time, on budget, and to a high quality.
  • Liaising closely with internal colleagues, external suppliers, and authors to ensure all information is available, accurate, and up to date.

The Senior Production Editor will also take a lead on process improvement projects and new starter training, and will provide support to the management team and act as a key point of contact in their manager’s absence.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following essential skills:

  • Proven production and/or project management experience.
  • Superb customer service skills.
  • A flexible approach to working across different subject areas and on projects of different shapes and sizes.
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage a busy and varied workload and work to strict deadlines, and to support stakeholders to meet production deadlines.
  • A conscientious and can-do approach to work.
  • Involvement in project work or other similar experience in process improvements.
  • An analytical approach to problem-solving.
  • Written and numerical accuracy and attention to detail.

For any queries in relation to this vacancy, please contact

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Division:
    Global Academic
  • Department:
    Academic & Trade Production
  • Closing Date:
    23 April 2018
  • Salary:
    Salary dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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