Digital Editorial Assistant

Oxford - Central

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Medicine Editorial, Psychology and Social Work Editorial
GA Academic
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

The Editorial Digital Development team for the Medicine and the Psychology & Social Work Departments publishes a suite of online products including Oxford Medicine Online and Oxford Clinical Psychology Online. The team works to develop and deliver the department’s digital products, and to provide a pipeline of digital content for the department’s online services. The team is also at the forefront of change in the department, and aims to develop and implement effective workflows that enable efficient multi-format publication and timely updating of content.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to work full-time in our Editorial Digital Development team. Reporting into the Digital Development Programme Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating the testing of all new digital content, new digital products, and enhancements to existing products.
  • Creating, coordinating, and managing metadata.
  • Scheduling and administering content updates to a range of our online products.
  • Liaising with internal and external parties involved in the digital publishing process.
  • Devising systems and tools for administration of the digital publishing process.
  • Providing general administrative and editorial support to the Editorial Digital Development Team at all stages of the digital publishing process as required.

About you

The successful candidate will have:

  • First-class organisational and time-management skills.
  • Previous experience with, or a demonstrable interest in, digital publishing.
  • Self-motivation, a willingness to listen and learn and to take on responsibility.
  • Ability to perform tasks thoroughly and accurately with excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent data-handling skills (including computer literacy – Word, Excel, Outlook) and experience of dealing with business correspondence.
  • Ability to work calmly and methodically under pressure.
  • A flexible, positive approach to helping others, and an ability to communicate with a wide range of people in various contexts.
  • A good honours degree or equivalent.


  • Experience of working with data and databases, preferably in a publishing environment, and appreciation of the principles of such work.
  • Some familiarity with XML and metadata.

Salary in the region of £20,000 p/a depending on skills and experience.

Amelia Grace

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