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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

Sales and Marketing Assistant

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. 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. 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

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.


Sales and Marketing Assistant
E/LT Division

Oxford University Press has an opening for a highly organized and dynamic individual to assume the position of Sales and Marketing Assistant in the E/LT Division.

The successful candidate for this entry level position will support the E/LT sales representatives with their efforts in the field and assist in the execution of divisional marketing campaigns. Exceptional communication and customer service skills are required.

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 its entire surplus is devoted to the furtherance of scholarship, education, and research through transfers to the wider University.

Core responsibilities include:
  • Lead market research initiatives and inside sales campaigns
  • Work with sales representatives to book meetings, provide rush sample copies, and communicate on issues of stock, shipping, publication dates, and shipment tracking
  • Fulfil phone, email, web, and mail requests for product information and desk copies from instructors and sales representatives Organize and coordinate book displays and attend local displays as required
  • Participate in marketing assignments as required, such as researching competition, assisting with sales brief preparation, and monitoring website for accuracy
  • Prepare, edit, and/or format PowerPoint presentations
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to the sales and marketing team, such as photocopying, filing, and mailing, and assist with sales conference planning and preparation
  • Work with Salesforce/CRM database to update sampling and input market research
Specific qualifications include:
  • Possess a university degree
  • Bilingual in English and French or other language is an asset
  • 1-2 years sales and/or marketing experience is an asset
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a busy work environment
  • Must be an enthusiastic and professional team player
  • Strong communication skills are essential, both verbal and written, as well as strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be organized with a focus on detail, accuracy, balancing multiple priorities and the ability to work to deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and internet research required
  • Familiarity with CRM programs is an asset

The successful candidate will possess a university degree. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and time management skills are essential. A second language will be considered an asset.

Interested applicants should forward their résumé and cover letter to:

Human Resources Assistant
OUPCanada.HumanResources@oup.com

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.


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 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.