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Acquisitions Editor

Oxford University Press Published: April 14, 2019
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Oxford University Press is Canada’s fastest growing publisher of market-leading textbooks, ebooks and innovative learning solutions in a variety of post-secondary disciplines.

Oxford’s Higher Education Division is looking for a dynamic, results-driven Acquisitions Editor to join our team in the Toronto office.

To succeed at OUP, you must be articulate, resourceful, and a self-starter who thrives in a fast-moving work environment. Finely honed organizational skills and the ability to prioritize quickly and effectively allow you to manage numerous projects simultaneously to deadline.  You are a passionate team player, and you seek out creative solutions to meet the needs of today’s students and instructors. You’re a persuasive public speaker, and comfortable in front of a crowd. As a member of the acquisitions team, you’ll travel Canada seeking out new authors for and to promote our fast-growing higher education lists.

You must hold a university degree and have a minimum of 3 years’ sales and/or acquisitions editorial experience in the educational publishing industry. Experience in Higher Education or digital publishing/new media is an asset.

At OUP, we're committed to hiring, rewarding, and retaining the best people. Being a member of our team entitles you to a comprehensive benefits program and generous compensation plan.

Job Requirements

  • Effectively manage strategic growth and development of publishing lists in a variety of disciplines
  • Identify superior scholarly talent in the Canadian academy to act as authors and reviewers
  • Work with authors to identify, develop, and prepare new products, both print and digital, to meet market needs
  • In collaboration with other departments, prepare accurate project budgets and sales projections
  • Work with sales representatives in the field to promote OUP titles and learning solutions
  • Attend sales conferences to present new titles and products to sales and marketing teams
  • Overnight travel is required

Applicants should forward their resume and cover letter to:

SR. Human Resources Coordinator


Oxford University Press is committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the AODA. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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