Editorial Assistant

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Editorial Digital Development and Business Process
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 OUP Global Academic Business publishes books, journals and digital resources for research, professional and higher education markets.

The Editorial Digital Development team (EDD) works to develop and deliver online products across a number of publishing areas, including Law.

About the Role

We are looking for an efficient, professional and proactive Editorial Assistant to provide editorial and administrative support, primarily to the Law Digital Development Team but on occasion across other subject areas. The role will ensure that all stages of the digital publishing process run efficiently and tasks are carried out promptly and accurately. The Law team publishes a number of live online products including the Oxford Reports on International Law, Investment Claims, and the Max Plank Encyclopaedia of Public International Law with a number of new products in development.

Your main duties will be to:
• receive content from external editorial teams ensuring timely delivery in accordance with agreed schedules;
• perform quality checks on content received, including some proof reading and liaison with experts;
• track progress of content through all publishing processes to ensure material is delivered on time, maintaining detailed records at all stages;
• send to and receive work from freelance editors, ensuring deadlines are met and records are updated;
• provide feedback to authors and freelance editors teams on quality of content received;
• answer queries from authors and editors;
• administer author and freelancer contracts, and invoices, and chase payment as necessary;
• provide support for the wider EDD and Business Process team as required.

About You

The role requires:
• excellent attention to detail and proven editorial aptitude;
• first class organisational and time management skills;
• good verbal and written communication skills including computer literacy (particularly Microsoft Excel) and experience of dealing with business correspondence;
• ability to work calmly and methodically under pressure;
• self-motivation, a willingness to listen and learn and to take on responsibility;
• ability to perform tasks thoroughly and accurately;
• a flexible, positive approach to helping others, and an ability to communicate; with a wide range of people in various contexts.


Phil Taylor, Claire Schmid

oxfordrecruitment@oup.com (This email address is for queries only. To apply for this vacancy please click on the orange ‘Apply’ button below)

Depending on skills and experience. OUP offers a full range of supporting benefits.

18 November 2012