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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.

Sales and Editorial Representative

Book Manufacturing Controller

Media Editor

Technology Developer

Assistant Editor

Acquisitions Editor

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.

Oxford University Press is currently recruiting for this position in the following territories: Edmonton, Ottawa, Kitchener /Waterloo, and the GTA.

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

Please indicate in your application the territory you are applying for.

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.

 

Book Manufacturing Controller
North American Stock Planning Department

Oxford University Press has is an immediate opening for a highly organized and dynamic individual to assume the position of Manufacturing Controller in the North American Stock Planning Department.

The successful candidate is primarily responsible for executing the continuation of life for Canadian and US titles, working with the Senior Stock Planning Analyst, and NA Stock Planning Manager to manufacture domestic titles within OUP quality and scheduling standards. As well, the Manufacturing Controller will be involved directly in the setup and maintenance of auto-replenishment and print-on-demand programs for both Canada and U.S markets.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage a workload of approximately 300 domestic reprints from estimation through bound book, ensuring books/projects attain Manufacturing department standards.
  • Set-up approximately 250 auto replenishment and 650 POD titles per year, both Canadian and U.S titles.
  • Troubleshoot problems with editors, pre-press suppliers and printers to monitor printing schedules and resolve issues.
  • Ensure that the manufacturing workflow database records (SAP/ABC/SPS) are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Communicate effectively with other OUP staff such as editorial, marketing, demand planning and suppliers to foster excellent working partnerships and keep all parties informed of schedule and manufacturing specification/cost changes as appropriate.
  • Ensure files are uploaded to CoreSource, OUP’s content repository.
  • Work on special projects as assigned by Stock Planning Manager.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • University Degree preferred.
  • 2 -3 years professional work experience within a book manufacturing/production environment.
  • Strong knowledge of book manufacturing processes.
  • Good aptitude for learning, very good organizational skills and effective decision-making and prioritizing skills.
  • Proven ability to work in a team-based environment, as well as to work independently with minimum supervision and a keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to liaise with suppliers to ensure quality, process and schedule are adhered to.
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, in order to communicate effectively with in-house teams as well as domestic and overseas vendors.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). SAP knowledge is an asset.

Applicants should e-mail their resumé and cover letter to:

SR. Human Resources Coordinator
Email: 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.

 

Media Editor
Higher Education Division

The Media Editor is primarily responsible for supporting Acquisitions Editors to conceive of digital offerings in their markets which are successfully saleable on their own, or successfully drive sales of associated print products. The Media Editor will create accessible, responsive, and interoperable learning content objects for use within various learning management systems in consultation with Digital Product Developers and, if necessary, third party vendors.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Acquisitions Editors to conceive of digital offerings in their markets; can be assigned to specific disciplines/lists/editors across the division as delegated by the Media Editorial Manager.
  • Support the Digital Product Developers and, as necessary, third party vendors, to create accessible, responsive, and interoperable learning content objects for use within various learning management systems.
  • Draft, acquire, and manage the transmittal of content (storylines, text, instructions, documentation) that accompanies a digital product.
  • Responsible for working with Acquisitions Editors to acquire and create new media assets that are included in product content suites, such as videos, audio, and images.
  • Responsible for testing digital products for market acceptance, including reviewing, coordinating and conducting focus groups, and overseeing early adopter testing.
  • Responsible for proposing new functionality to the applications and services group to support the delivery of digital products according to defined editorial requirements.
  • Responsible for supporting the ongoing agile development of digital products, including gathering feedback from users (working with Editorial, Marketing, and Sales) through its lifespan.
  • Consult with Marketing as they develop sales and sales training materials related to the digital products.
  • Help Marketing with training product teams, sales specialists, and reps on new digital products. (Standard and ongoing rep training remains the ongoing responsibility of the Marketing group.) Provide sales support for digital products in key sales situations based on defined processes.
  • Travel to campus and conferences, as required, to drive adoption, usage, and sales of digital products and, when necessary, their associated print components.

Job Requirements:

  • University degree.
  • 3-5 years of relevant industry experience in higher education publishing; experience in higher education sales, online publishing and/or web development is a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; familiarity with HTML, JavaScript, jQuery a plus; working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Copyediting, customer service, and/or project management experience an asset.

This position could be based in Toronto, ON, New York, NY, Cary, NC, or Sunderland, MA.

Applicants must forward their résumé and cover letter to:

SR. Human Resources Coordinator
Email: 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.

 

Technology Developer
Higher Education

Oxford University Press has is an immediate opening for a highly organized and dynamic individual to assume the position of Technology Developer in the Higher Education Department.

The successful candidate will work on the development of our Higher Education learning platforms as we adopt agile and align the business with the Scaled Agile Framework. The Technology Developer will work closely with other development teams at the Press and have input into discussions that will shape our Agile development approach.

Responsibilities include:

  • Execute a range of tasks in line with the agreed software development methodology, including Software development across the full lifecycle, write well designed, testable and efficient code and determine acceptance criteria and operational feasibility.
  • Integrate software components into a fully functional software system, write and maintain development documentation (using confluence) and perform functional and non-functional unit and component testing.
  • Own issues; drive and address open questions and follow-ups until clarified and resolved, support code deployment to enable efficient and accurate implementations and demonstrate and support the application of agile development best practice.
  • Develop specialist knowledge in relevant programming languages, tools, techniques and apply expertise and knowledge to deliver effective solutions.
  • Share expertise and provide technical advice and guidance to others.
  • Provide coaching and/or mentoring as required.
  • Implement standard global processes, tools, metrics, measurement, and reporting.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in the software development processes.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Previous experience of working in an Agile environment.
  • In depth understanding of HTTP protocol (including http proxying in a nodejs context).
  • Previous experience of working to the LTI specification.
  • Exceptional skills in both server side and client side JavaScript (up to ES6).
  • Extensive experience of working with and building NodeJS applications.
  • Experience building responsive Web sites and applications using Bootstrap or similar frameworks.
  • Extensive Experience of other JavaScript frameworks such as (Angular, REACT, EXPRESS, jquery etc.)
  • Experience of creating and consuming web-services (REST/SOAP).
  • Experience with source control systems particularly SVN and GIT.
  • Experience with Mongo db and Mongoose, Distributed caching – particularly Redis/Memcache, Bash/shell scripting.
  • Experience with architecting and hosting of applications within a cloud based environment (preferably AWS), continuous integration tools such as Jenkins, Prior experience of KeystoneJS (CMS platform), previous exposure to Docker application containerization and experience with AWS Elastic Beanstalk preferred.

This position could be based in Toronto, ON, or, Cary, NC.

Applicants should e-mail their resumé and cover letter to:

SR. Human Resources Coordinator
Email: 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.

 

Assistant Editor
Higher Education Division

The Higher Education Division is currently seeking an Assistant Editor who is keen to work on a robust list of titles across a range of higher education disciplines.  

The successful candidate will oversee manuscripts from the time contracts are signed through turnover to copy editing. The candidate will work closely with authors and other in-house editors to develop texts that comply with publication plans as well as peer and market reviews.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Liaising with authors pre-submission to secure timely arrival of first-draft manuscripts
  • Assessing manuscripts for compliance with publication plans and directing authors on necessary adjustments
  • Monitoring, maintaining, and reducing project permissions costs
  • Coordinating peer review of manuscripts and guiding authors through implementation of required revisions
  • Preparing manuscripts for copy editing and production, including: estimating length, coordinating art programs, identifying permissions, preparing notes and briefings for production and marketing departments
  • Coordinating suites of ancillaries to accompany core texts

Specific qualifications include:

  • Minimum of 2 years of editorial experience in the higher education market, with proven skills and results.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects on strict deadlines
  • Proficiency with MS Office and Adobe Acrobat software
  • University degree
  • Certification through a professional program (e.g., Ryerson University Publishing Program; Simon Fraser Writing and Publishing Program) an asset

Applicants should forward their résumé and cover letter by 2 April 2018 to:

Human Resources Coordinator
Email: OUPCanada.HumanResources@oup.com

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.

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 a self-starter 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. 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 acquisitions editorial experience in the educational publishing industry. Experience in Higher Education or digital publishing/new media 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

  • Effectively manage strategic growth and development of publishing lists in a variety of disciplines
  • Identify superior scholarly talent in the Canadian academy to act as authors and reviewers
  • Work with authors to identify, develop, and prepare new products, both print and digital, to meet market needs
  • In collaboration with other departments, prepare accurate project budgets and sales projections
  • 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
  • Overnight travel is required

Applicants should forward their résumé and cover letter by 30 April 2018 to:

SR. Human Resources Coordinator
Email: OUPCanada.HumanResources@oup.com

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.