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Acquisitions Editor

Oxford University Press
Cary, NC 27513
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    182058094

Oxford University Press

Commissioning/Acquisitions

Posted: June 13, 2022
Full-Time
Cary, NC, USA

We are the worlds largest university press. We have both a worldwide reach and a personal understanding of local needs, partnering on the ground to adapt publications and resources to meet the individual needs of communities, societies, and countries. We partner with researchers, educators, and technology partners to stay ahead of the changing ways people around the world are accessing and sharing knowledge. With a presence in more than 50 countries and millions of customers around the world, an idea launched at OUP can have a global impact.

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Advancing Knowledge and Learning

ABOUT THE ROLE

1. Work with Head of Acquisition to deliver OUPs global publishing strategy in the area of international law.

2. Identify and pursue publishing opportunities (subject areas, topics, series, authors) and Open Access projects across a variety of formats in alignment with strategic goals, diversity and inclusion goals, and the Presss mission

3. Propose new content according to academic quality, market appeal, and financial criteria, for internal and Delegate consideration

4. Use data reporting, market research, and sales analysis to identify insights that help define the acquisitions strategy.

5. Contribute to the content strategy for the Press online products offerings, with a view to enhancing scope and diversity; maintain relationships with external editors and scholarly societies to ensure the content meets user needs.

6. Build and nurture author networks and reviewer pools, in keeping with OUPs diversity and inclusion goals.

7. Communicate clearly about the value of OUPs offer (quality, impact, amplification, reach) to authors and other stakeholders, and support programs to improve the author experience.

8. Guide authors in strategies to amplify content and usage.

9. Draft and negotiate contracts to secure competitive IP and optimize flexibility/future publishing models.

10. Collaborate with Content Development to improve the publishing process, contribute subject knowledge and experience, and support the delivery of content post-contract.

ABOUT YOU
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with academic publishing
  • Proven track record of managing the content acquisition (commissioning) process
  • Knowledge of international law is desirable
  • Experience with Open Access publishing and the launch and development of digital products is desirable
  • Experience with law schools, scholarly societies, and/or professional bodies is desirable
  • Experience conducting market research and data analysis
  • Experience of building, maintaining, and utilizing networks within the publishing industry and relevant academic or professional communities
  • Ability to adapt to new systems and processes
  • Ability to work with peers and cross-functionally in a productive manner (including within the matrix management structure of the Press) towards a common purpose
  • Excellent written communication as well as strong presentation, interpersonal, and verbal skills


Position Location: This position can be in a hybrid capacity out of our offices in Cary, NC, New York, NY, or Sunderland, MA. This position can also be done remotely.

GJC Level: I6 (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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Posted: 2022-06-14 Expires: 2022-07-16

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