Assistant Managing Editor

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Oxford - Central

About Us

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

The Global Academic Business publishes books, journals and digital resources for the research, professional and higher education markets.

About the Role

This is a varied editorial role involving working on projects, process improvement, and procedures within the Higher Education (HE) department, as well as some project management on individual HE titles. It will appeal to candidates who enjoy title management (working with authors and developing titles to meet market needs) as well as enjoying working on the processes that underpin how we work. The role offers the opportunity to work across functions and to liaise with different departments. Responsibilities include:

• Managing book projects once commissioned (mainly as cover during maternity leave or absence) to include managing new editions and new titles and working on an additional e-content associated with these projects.
• Providing good title/list administration and backlist management on any titles allocated, ensuring that all systems are up-to-date and that title documentation required (i.e. for Marketing/Content Operations/Design departments) is drawn up on time and to a high quality
• Supporting the Managing Editor on business initiatives and ensuring that workflows and processes are in place to effectively manage these projects.
• Running individual HE process and procedure projects (or supporting the Managing Editor on such projects) ensuring that the aims of projects are clear and that projects run efficiently and are briefed out as appropriate whether by email, in person or through more formal training.
• Administration and support: providing information/updates on HE processes and procedures to other departments and functions, maintaining systems, dealing with queries, setting up meetings and covering meetings in Managing Editor’s absence.
• Liaising with other functions / teams (including Content Operations/ Design/ Marketing/Office of Strategy Management and Editorial Business Process Team) as appropriate on HE initiatives.

About You

To be successful in this role you should:

• Have experience of publishing, ideally gained from work in an Editorial or Production capacity
• Have the ability to analyse information and draw conclusions
• Be confident in presenting ideas to others and in managing relationships (both internally and with authors)
• Have the ability to write clearly and accurately, and have a good eye for detail
• Have excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize a busy and varied workload
• Good working knowledge of Work, email, Excel
• Be educated to degree level or equivalent (This email address is for queries only. To apply for this vacancy please click on the orange ‘Apply’ button below)

The salary offered will be in the region of £22,000 depending on the skills and experience. OUP offers a full range of supporting benefits.

8 August 2012