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Media Editor

Oxford University Press Published: February 19, 2018
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The Media Editor is primarily responsible for supporting Acquisitions Editors to conceive of digital offerings in their markets which are successfully saleable on their own, or successfully drive sales of associated print products. The Media Editor will create accessible, responsive, and interoperable learning content objects for use within various learning management systems in consultation with Digital Product Developers and, if necessary, third party vendors.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Acquisitions Editors to conceive of digital offerings in their markets; can be assigned to specific disciplines/lists/editors across the division as delegated by the Media Editorial Manager.
  • Support the Digital Product Developers and, as necessary, third party vendors, to create accessible, responsive, and interoperable learning content objects for use within various learning management systems.
  • Draft, acquire, and manage the transmittal of content (storylines, text, instructions, documentation) that accompanies a digital product.
  • Responsible for working with Acquisitions Editors to acquire and create new media assets that are included in product content suites, such as videos, audio, and images.
  • Responsible for testing digital products for market acceptance, including reviewing, coordinating and conducting focus groups, and overseeing early adopter testing.
  • Responsible for proposing new functionality to the applications and services group to support the delivery of digital products according to defined editorial requirements.
  • Responsible for supporting the ongoing agile development of digital products, including gathering feedback from users (working with Editorial, Marketing, and Sales) through its lifespan.
  • Consult with Marketing as they develop sales and sales training materials related to the digital products.
  • Help Marketing with training product teams, sales specialists, and reps on new digital products. (Standard and ongoing rep training remains the ongoing responsibility of the Marketing group.) Provide sales support for digital products in key sales situations based on defined processes.
  • Travel to campus and conferences, as required, to drive adoption, usage, and sales of digital products and, when necessary, their associated print components.

Job Requirements:

  • University degree
  • 3-5 years of relevant industry experience in higher education publishing; experience in higher education sales, online publishing and/or web development is a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; familiarity with HTML, JavaScript, jQuery a plus; working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Copyediting, customer service, and/or project management experience an asset.

 Applicants must forward their résumé and cover letter to:

SR. Human Resources Coordinator


Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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.

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