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

Acquisitions Editor

Sales and Editorial Representative

Editorial Assistant


Acquisitions Editor
Higher Education Division

Oxford University Press is Canada’s fastest growing publisher of market-leading textbooks, ebooks and innovative learning solutions in a variety of post-secondary disciplines.

Oxford’s Higher Education Division is looking for a dynamic, results-driven Acquisitions Editor to join our team in the Toronto head office.

To succeed at OUP, you must be articulate, resourceful, and someone who thrives in a fast-moving work environment. Finely honed organizational skills and the ability to prioritize quickly and effectively allow you to manage numerous projects simultaneously to deadline. You are a passionate team player, and you seek out creative solutions to meet the needs of today’s students and instructors. An innovative self-starter, you have experience working with new media and digital publishing. You’re a persuasive public speaker, and comfortable in front of a crowd. As a member of the acquisitions team, you’ll travel Canada seeking out new authors for and to promote our fast-growing higher education lists.

You must hold a university degree and have a minimum of 3 years sales and/or editorial or marketing experience in the publishing industry. Digital publishing and new media experience is an asset.

At OUP, we're committed to hiring, rewarding, and retaining the best people. Being a member of our team entitles you to a comprehensive benefits program and generous compensation plan.

Job Requirements

  • Work with authors to develop and prepare new projects for approval
  • In collaboration with other departments, prepare accurate project budgets and sales projections
  • Effectively manage strategic growth and development of publishing lists in a variety of disciplines
  • Coordinate the development of digital and new media resources to meet market needs
  • Work with sales representatives in the field to promote OUP titles and learning solutions
  • Attend sales conferences to present new titles and products to sales and marketing teams

Applicants should forward their résumé and cover letter to:

Human Resources Assistant
OUPCanada.HumanResources@oup.com

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


Sales and Editorial Representative
Higher Education Division

Oxford University Press Canada has an opening for a highly organized and dynamic individual to assume the position of Sales and Editorial Representative in the Higher Education Division. The position will be based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest and second oldest university press in the world. Its imprint carries authority, its standards of book production are high, and its range of interests is wide. A department of the University of Oxford, the Press is not a company and it pays no dividend. It is devoted to the spread of knowledge, and all its surplus is devoted to the furtherance of scholarship, education, and research through transfers to the wider University.

With over a decade of continuous growth in the Canadian Higher Education market, OUP has situated itself as one of the fastest growing Higher Education publishers in Canada. As a global publisher, OUP is committed to looking beyond traditional publishing to develop new ways to support our customers.

The successful candidate will be responsible for strategically focusing time and effort on key sales opportunities to grow the assigned territory with a focus on new business development. Sales representatives should feel comfortable with cold-calling and prospecting, and thrive in independent, fast-moving work environments. They should be able to prioritize effectively in order to meet and surpass set sales targets.

Responsibilities include:

  • Growing existing customer base by researching new opportunities and following up on leads generated by head office
  • Daily visits to university and college campuses, meeting with professors to discuss their specific course needs and match those to OUP products
  • Effectively manage daily and weekly paperwork and administrative tasks, including weekly sales reports and expense reports
  • Successfully planning daily, weekly, and monthly itineraries, matching potential business opportunities to campus visits
  • Successfully implementing specific marketing campaigns to increase sales opportunities
  • Strategic planning to develop and secure new business opportunities
  • Developing strong relationships with faculty members, department staff, and bookstore personnel
  • p>Sourcing possible author candidates, and sending market information to the acquisitions group
  • Collaboratively working with colleagues and management in team settings

The successful candidate will possess a valid driver's license and a university degree. Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills are essential. Overnight travel is required. Previous sales and/or publishing experience may be considered an asset, but is not necessary. A minimum 1 year of experience in a professional workplace is required.

The successful candidate will receive outstanding sales and organizational training plus ongoing managerial support.

At OUP, we're committed to hiring, rewarding, and retaining the best people. Being a member of our team entitles you to a generous compensation plan (salary + incentive based bonus), comprehensive benefits program, and company car. OUP is committed to helping employees grow personally and professionally through various learning development initiatives. OUP employees are provided with on-going training, mentorship and professional education opportunities.

Applicants should forward their résumé and cover letter to:

Human Resources Assistant
human.resources.ca@oup.com

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


Editorial Assistant
Higher Education Division

Oxford University Press has is an immediate opening for a highly organized and dynamic individual to assume the position of Editorial Assistant in the Higher Education Division. This is a 12 month contract.

The successful candidate will work closely with the editorial team to support the development of higher education textbooks in a wide range of academic disciplines.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating peer review of proposals and manuscripts based on editorial plans and market research and preparing market summaries.
  • Conducting market research and preparing market summaries for Acquisitions Editors
  • Preparing competitive analysis reports for new publications
  • Assisting in the research and creation of art programs to support manuscripts.
  • Working with authors and editors to coordinate the creation of ancillary resources that will accompany core texts
  • Assisting managing editor with copyediting and proofreading
  • Assisting ancillary coordinator with preparation online ancillary material
  • Identifying possible areas for publication by gathering course schedules and market research
  • Creating sales reports in SAP
  • Performing other editorial duties as required

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Strong word processing and Internet research skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and prioritize multiple projects
  • Previous experience in higher education publishing
  • Copyediting/proofreading experience and courses through a professional publishing program an asset

Interested applicants should email their résumé and cover letter to:

Human Resources Manager
human.resources.ca@oup.com

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