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Sales and Editorial Representative (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Media Producer

Editor in Chief

Sales and Editorial Representative

Sales and Editorial Representative (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
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 Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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
  • 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. The successful candidate will be required to periodically lift 20-50 pound boxes for conferences, and book displays. 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
OUPCanada.HumanResources@oup.com

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Oxford University Press welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

 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.


Media Producer
Higher Education Division

Oxford University Press Canada has an opening for a highly creative and self-motivated creator to assume the position of Media Producer in the Higher Education Division. The position will be based in Toronto, Ontario.

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest and second oldest university press in the world. A department of the University of Oxford, the Press operates as a not-for-profit. It is devoted to the spread of knowledge, and our surplus is devoted to the furtherance of scholarship, education, and research. Our focus on work/life balance and our commitment to quality over quantity will provide the successful candidate with ample opportunities to reach their creative potential without experiencing production burn-out associated with other industries.

The media producer is primarily responsible for the identification and acquisition or development of media assets that support or comprise digital products.  The successful candidate will be responsible for collaborating with editorial and digital staff members to conceptualize, create, modify, or procure animations, motion graphics, and video projects for online distribution. The ideal candidate will feel comfortable as a creator but also has ambitions to manage larger production projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with editorial stakeholders to define creative direction of media content, including production of creative briefs, storyboards, graphic standards and deliverables;
  • Participate in discovery stages of the production process to produce time and/or cost estimates for media asset development or acquisition;
  • Develop and maintain video specification standards, naming conventions, folder structures and relevant use criteria/limitations to ensure content value is maximized;
  • Develop and maintain best practices for expedient content delivery, efficient content development, and reusability of creative assets;
  • Own relationships with third-party suppliers of media content and work with suppliers to deliver resources and meet project goals;
  • Creatively identify and recommend media/video/animation needs for new digital products;
  • Ensure that media assets are compliant with existing Group policies for permissions, registration, and storage of content;
  • Strong proficiency in Adobe Premier, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator, knowledge of Adobe Audition or comparable audio editing software;
  • Advanced knowledge of compression, codecs and creating custom graphics and animations.

The successful candidate will possess a university degree, an online portfolio of their recent work, and 1-3 years of industry experience as a motion graphics animator. Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills are essential.

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 a generous compensation plan. 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, cover letter, and portfolio by to:

Human Resources Assistant

OUPCanada.HumanResources@oup.com

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Oxford University Press is committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the AODA. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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.


Editor in Chief
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 Editor in Chief to lead our editorial team in the Toronto head office.

To succeed in this role at OUP, you must be both a strong strategic thinker and attentive to operational details. You must be a strong leader—motivational, trustworthy, and respected. 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 your team. You are a team player, and you are imaginative. An innovative self-starter, you are deadline and budget-driven. You have experience working with new media and digital publishing. You’re a persuasive public speaker, and comfortable in front of a crowd.

You must hold a university degree and have a minimum of six years editorial experience in the Higher Education publishing. Digital publishing and new media experience is required.

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 a generous compensation plan.

Key Job Requirements

  • Determine and direct the publishing strategy of the Canadian Higher Education department, ensuring that it fits with the Press’ overall strategic goals.
  • Recruit, train, develop, and retain the best editorial team members in the industry.
  • Manage and motivate the editorial team to ensure all targets are met.
  • Ensure OUP Canada HE products are appropriately developed before publication, and meet the dual requirements of OUP’s high quality standards and curricular impact and competitive advantage.
  • Represent OUP at external meetings and conferences.

Applicants should e-mail their resumé and cover to:

Human Resources Assistant

OUPCanada.HumanResources@oup.com

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Oxford University Press is committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the AODA. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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
  • 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

OUPCanada.HumanResources@oup.com

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Oxford University Press is committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the AODA. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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.