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Assistant Content Editor (Toronto)

Oxford University Press
Toronto, ON M3C 0H5
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Oxford University Press

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Posted: July 27, 2022
Toronto, CAN

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


To support the development of outstanding content for upper-level courses that meets or surpasses market needs by virtue of its quality, learning design, and pedagogy. The Assistant Content Editor will contribute to the Upper-Level Content team by
  • gathering market feedback to inform the development of new project proposals
  • coordinating peer reviews of existing products and drafts of content in development to inform revision plans
  • engaging directly with authors to guide the creation of superior content for the upper-level market
  • overseeing the editorial publishing workflow for upper-level content following acquisition through to handover
  • managing the creation of instructor and student resources that support our upper-level products.

1. Market review of new proposals: Drawing on existing templates, adapt and distribute market research surveys to obtain feedback on new project proposals being considered by the Content Acquisitions team. Research reviewers, issue review invitations, set deadlines/follow up, collate and anonymize reviews. Ensure that honorariums are paid in a timely fashion.

2. Project management: In accordance with defined procedures, efficiently manage a high volume of projects across geographies and disciplines to ensure their completion to brief, schedule, and budget. Set up new projects and monitor progress. Identify issues/risks and take action to resolve them; where necessary, report issues/risks to the Head of Upper-Level Content, the Content Acquisition team, and other colleagues to determine an appropriate path to resolution.

3. Editing and development: Liaise with authors to support their development of textual and non-textual content to meet the needs of lecturers and students as fully as possible so that our products are distinctive, innovative, and compelling. Ensure that authors are clear on and committed to specifications established by the Content Acquisitions team, including content, style, structure, and schedules, and secure timely submission of high-quality work in appropriate form. Assess and review content against contracted requirements. Perform editing where needed, with sensitivity to cultural nuances existing across geographies.

4. Market validation of content: Coordinate external peer review of value propositions, revision plans, and draft materials to gain the necessary market validation and, in parallel, to seed the market for future adoptions.

5. Content delivery: Coordinate with Design, Marketing, and Sales to provide all standard materials, specs, copy, and briefs, tailored to effectively produce and bring content to market. Produce reports for Sales and Marketing as required.

6. Curation of teaching support materials and services: As directed by the Content Acquisition Team, commission and coordinate the preparation of market-required resources to support the use of our content and products in the classroom. Evaluate content to ensure it meets project specifications.

7. Market and HE ecosystem expertise: Maintain an accurate and dynamic understanding of the competitive environment and customer needs by interacting directly with instructors and students through reviews and surveys; by completing detailed analyses of our competitors' products; and by analyzing third-party data on the markets in which we compete.

8. Data hygiene: Ensure project tracking systems and CRM systems, particularly Oxford Publish and Salesforce, are up to date with accurate data. Create and share clear, compelling value propositions, marketing copy, NBAs and NOPAs (as required) for all products.


Highly literate and numerate, with excellent written communication skills.
Superior organizational, time management, and prioritization skills.
Ability to work independently and be proactive in solving problems.
Keen attention to detail at all times.
Demonstrable interest in the publishing industry, with some prior experience of educational publishing an advantage.
Proven ability to learn and effectively use different IT systems and software.
Ability to work productively with immediate team members and with stakeholders across the broader organization toward a common purpose and good.

Position Location: This position can be hybrid out of Toronto, Ontario

GJC Level: S3 (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)


Posted: 2022-07-28 Expires: 2022-08-29

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