Oxford University Press, Inc.
Oxford University Press
Posted: May 11, 2018
Oxford University Press is dedicated to producing English language teaching materials that allow students to realize their potential. The English Language Teaching Division is a global leader in the provision of English language teaching and learning materials. Operating in over 100 countries, it reaches millions of teachers and students each year to support the development of English language proficiency. We are looking for a Publisher based in our New York office to contribute to our publishing plans for Adult learners.
Publishing opportunities and plans: Identify and evaluate opportunities in key markets/regions and develop compelling business cases aligned to global publishing and growth plans.
Project planning : Oversee the planning of all projects from concept to delivery to ensure that they are specified to achieve competitive advantage in line with customer needs while also maximizing return on investment. Work collaboratively with other publishers to identify synergies across markets.
Commissioning: Identify and commission, or supervise the commissioning of, writers to develop content in order to realize the publishing plan. Ensure that relations with writers, experts in the field and potential customers are fostered and developed through their engagement in new product development. Negotiate and deliver (or supervise the negotiation and delivery of) contracts in a timely manner and on terms consistent with Divisional guidelines.
Market research: Work collaboratively and cross-functionally to develop joined-up market research plans. Carry out and/or supervise market research at the key stages of product development with a focus on positioning and differentiation.
Project management: Ensure that project schedules are set and maintained and best-practice project management principles are applied. Identify, manage and communicate any risks to project delivery.
Budget and resource management: Plan and manage budgets and people resources in order to deliver the publishing plan, maximizing its profitability and effectiveness. Work collaboratively with other departments to enable flexible resourcing.
People management: Recruit, train, motivate, appraise and develop people to ensure efficient and effective publishing. Actively manage performance to ensure that team members reach their maximum potential .
Change management and continuous improvement: Lead on the effective implementation of new processes, workflows and systems and ensure that reviews, feedback and input lead to continuous improvement.
OUP opened a New York office (now OUP USA) in 1896, primarily as a distribution branch, but by the 1920s began publishing books of its own. Its very first publication, The Life of Sir William Osler, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1926. Since that time, we have been privileged to publish a multitude of award-winning books, including 14 more Pulitzer Prize winners.