Production Editor

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Content Operations
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

This exciting role will focus on supporting a fast-paced and diverse publishing program within the Content Operations Academic Books Department. The Production Editor—Supplier Management must be solution oriented and comfortable embracing change, while also having the ability to help foster change and to be an evangelist for improving quality and efficiency.

The Production Editor—Supplier Management oversees the work of supplier project managers, who act as the primary production contacts for titles ranging from relatively simple to highly complex. The role is also expected to ensure that all individual product components are delivered timely, accurately, and within budget.

Key accountabilities also include:

Supporting the project managers in content production and processes:

  • Support the project managers with schedules and budgets for each component of individual projects.
  • Support the project managers in evaluating performance discrepancies and collaborate on solutions.
  • Support the project managers to commission, negotiate fees for, track, and evaluate quality of work for pre-press suppliers and for other service providers such as copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers.
  • Analyse and resolve product-related problems in conjunction with project managers, with content and process.

Advocating for OUP, author, and supplier:

  • Manage expectations of all parties if necessary and do so with skill and knowledge so that all projects are met with success; authors and editors feel supported and their requirements are being met; and project managers are getting what they need to effectively meet stated requirements.

About you

As the successful candidate, you will be able to demonstrate the following skills:


  • Relevant experience in book or journal production work or in project management
  • Experience working with offshore suppliers
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities and projects at once—prioritize judiciously and manage requirements for a high volume of titles
  • Ability to monitor schedules and manage workflow
  • Ability to build relationships and work with various internal stakeholders, up to manager level.


  • Knowledge of print and digital production processes and project management in a content-centric publishing environment
  • Experience supporting an outsourced production workflow

Salary in the region of £25,500 depending on skills and experience

Lucy Freeman

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