Digital Content Controller

Oxford - Central

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Journals Operations
GA Journals
Oxford - Central
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About us

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

Global Academic publishes books, journals and digital resources for the research, professional and higher education markets.

About the role

Reporting to the Digital Content Manager the Digital Content Controller will work in a small, busy team within Journals Operations, and will be responsible for:

  • The management and successful delivery of several concurrent digitisation projects for the Journals Digital Archive, monitoring and reporting on schedule, costs and scope
  • Ensuring the quality of XML data in Journals archive content, by defining standards, maintaining QA tools and procedures
  • Implementing new digital content developments in response to industry changes, working with the Digital Content Manager to define and document standards for Journals content online
  • Managing suppliers and their production processes, creating documentation, and monitoring performance
  • Managing data ingestion and deliveries to third parties from our content management system
  • Representing the online content team as a digital content specialist in key user meetings, supporting production staff and digitisation suppliers with XML queries

The role works across departments and will interact a variety of internal stakeholders, online hosting providers and the wider operations department.

About you

You will be a positive and motivated team player with a strong interest in digital publishing. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:


  • Experience of working with HTML, XML, tagged data, and DTDs
  • Experience of managing successful digital projects including problem-solving, management of external suppliers, and stakeholder management
  • Able to work independently with excellent organizational abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly the ability to explain technical information to a non-technical audience
  • High degree of literacy and attention to detail
  • Ability to show resilience and work under pressure to strict deadlines


  • Experience of working in a digital publishing environment, preferably including Journals content
  • Experience of formal project management methodologies, such as Prince2
  • Experience with tools for QA and validation of data, e.g., parsing tools for XML
  • Able to confidently conduct training and presentations when required

Salary in the region of £26,000-£27,000 depending on skills and experience

Claire Rees

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