Editorial jobs @ Oxford University Press


They are hiring for 6 editorial assistant positions and 2 editorial interns

Job Details – Editorial Assistant


Oxford University Press

At Oxford University Press we have a clear mission which informs everything we do—to create the highest quality academic and educational resources and services and to make them available across the world. It is our mission to further the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. We share the University’s uncompromising standards and belief in the transformative power of education to inspire progress and realize human potential.

The Press is rapidly shifting to digital publishing in all areas, increasing accessibility to our products and services, and improve educational and research outcomes.

Jump-Start Your Career in Academic and Educational Publishing

As an Editorial Assistant, you’ll apply and develop your organizational, interpersonal, creative thinking, and leadership skills from day one. Every day is different, but here is a sample of what you can experience and accomplish:

  • Support Acquisitions Editors in all activities leading to the launch of high quality products, including providing administrative support to editorial staff, helping to evaluate proposals, communicating directly with authors and other content creators, project management, overseeing tasks such as administering external review panels, the creation of digital assets,  and preparation of manuscripts for transmittal to content operations. 
  • Working collaboratively with cross functional colleagues, including maintaining information flow between Editorial and all other departments across The Press, such as Sales, Marketing, Content Operations, and Manufacturing
  • Provide input on all aspects of the publishing process, including acquisition, development, design, and marketing. Help with the development and use of our digital products, including ensuring that content is suitable for digital use and/or gaining internal certification in digital products such as Oxford Learning Cloud and Oxford Insight, to enable customer facing demonstrations of these products and to inform the thought process around digital asset creation and placement.
  • Serve as liaison to authors including coaching authors on procedures, house style, and content delivery preparations and maintaining the relationship between authors and OUP

Essential Criteria:

  • The ideal candidate is self-motivated, proactive, detail-oriented, receptive to feedback and learns quickly
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to work consistently within established timelines
  • Prior office experience or related internship preferred
  • A strong communicator with the ability to balance a variety of responsibilities
  • Excellent demonstrated written, proofreading and research skills
  • Proficient using word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a virtual environment.  Position can be located in either Cary NC, New York or Sunderland MA.

Please note that if you are applying to one of the Editorial Assistant openings, you do not need to apply to all of them to be considered.   EDITO03607, EDITO03608, EDITO03604, EDITO03605, EDITO03603, EDITO03606  

GJC Level:   S2 (for internal purposes only)

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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