Oxford University Press Managing Editor in New York, New York
Oxford University Press
Requisition Number 17-0207
Title Managing Editor
Job Location New York
City New York
Job Ad Responsibilities
We are looking for a talented leader to join the American English Language Teaching team in our mission to bring the very best English language materials, print and digital, to classrooms across the country and around the world.
In this challenging and rewarding role you will manage English language projects from concept development to finished product. You'll collaborate with other talented and dedicated team members to bring teachers some of the most innovative and important English-language products ever created. PURPOSE OF THE JOB
Within the framework of the publishing plan, to research, plan, commission and manage integrated offers that support the teaching and learning of English more effectively than our competitors. Ensure that content is developed according to best practice, delivered to agreed publishing date, and supports the Department's aims Project specification: Plan and specify projects to provide competitive advantage while also maximizing return on investment. Prepare financial specifications (costs and expected revenue) and ensure that projects develop in line with specifications in order to achieve agreed financial margins. Cross-functional teams: Brief and direct cross-functional team members on projects, and approve all aspects of the project including design, illustrations, and digital solutions.Market Research: Carry out and/or supervise market research at key stages of project development to ensure a user/ market focus to the publishing.Commissioning: Brief and commission writers to ensure projects will be pedagogically effective and appropriate for their target markets. Negotiate and prepare contracts under the guidance of senior editorial colleagues, on terms or in a manner that will be both accepted as equitable and be consistent with the Division's commercial objectives.Project Development: Evaluate writers' materials and ensure content is developed to achieve standards of educational value and appropriateness, including supervising the work of other editors, both in-house and freelance. Ensure that relations with writers, experts in the field, users and potential purchasers are fostered and developed particularly through their engagement in new product development. Ensure that materials reflect research on pedagogy and language learning in all media.Project Management: Establish and manage the overall project schedule, coordinating with writers and with the cross-functional team to ensure publication to agreed publishing date. Continuous improvement: Take part in project reviews to ensure that feedback and input lead to continuous improvement and work with colleagues to ensure that new processes, workflows, systems and lessons learned are implemented effectively.Sales and marketing: Provide input to marketing colleagues to agree core messages for new projects. Support the planning and implementation of promotional campaigns by coordinating the flow of information and materials to sales and marketing, and inputting into publicity materials, catalogue copy, etc. Staff: Supervise, train, motivate, appraise, and develop staff in line with the ELT Developing Performance Framework to ensure efficient and effective publishing. Resources management: Commission freelance editors in line with agreed budgets, and in compliance with Divisional guidelines on the use of freelancers.
Job Ad Requirements
• Substantial editorial experience in educational publishing
• Experience and skills in researching, planning, commissioning and managing large publishing projects
• Experience of recruiting, managing and training staff
• Experience of leading successful cross-functional teams
• A Bachelor's degree or higher.
• Prior ESL/ELT/EFL experience in teaching preferred.
- 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.
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