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Digital Resource Development Assistant

Oxford University Press
Sunderland, MA 01375
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Oxford University Press

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Posted: July 09, 2021
Sunderland, MA, USA

We have been a leading figure in publishing for more than 500 years. We have always been a forward-looking organization, maximizing the technology for the day, but the digital revolution is bringing enormous change, fast. That same spirit of adventure and entrepreneurialism is critical to our future success. In a fast changing publishing landscape, OUP welcomes the inquisitive, the inventive, and the ambitious; people who challenge the conventional, and pioneer the possible.

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About the role:

The Digital Resource Development Assistant is responsible for assisting the Digital Resource Development Editors in coordinating the creation of high-quality supplemental resources in all formats, to accompany our Higher Education textbooks. This includes test banks, PowerPoint presentations, instructors manuals, student companion website resources, and other student and instructor resources.

  • Project management for supplements, in all formats: Coordinating all aspects of assigned supplements projects, including contributor/subject matter expert identification, contract drafting, overall project management (including working with freelancers and vendors), quality control, and delivering on time and on budget.
  • Strong cross-functional communication:
    • Communicating with the marketing department to ensure that samples/demos are completed as needed for marketing purposes and both informing and reviewing marketing copy.
    • Communicating with the editorial acquisitions team to identify and coordinate any necessary in-book elements that relate to the supplemental resources, in any format.
    • Logging information on contributors/subject matter experts into Salesforce, to help with the sales process.
  • Preparing files for electronic media: Proofing, formatting, basic HTML tagging, and art preparation for transmittal of resources to the digital production team. Resources include animations, videos, Web pages, online quizzes, Word documents, and PowerPoint presentations.
  • User acceptance testing: Reviewing initial builds of online resource collections, course ware templates, and electronic test banks, and communicating errors and bugs to the digital production team and/or vendors.
  • Coordinating the editorial process for supplemental resources: Trafficking drafts of supplements and textbook page proofs between outside SMEs, vendors, etc. as needed. Communicating with authors and processing payment of contributors, freelancers, and vendors.
  • Communicating with in-house textbook production editors: Making sure that textbook pages are sent to supplements authors in a timely manner and that supplements are properly correlated with textbook content.
  • Permissions: Researching sources for content (journal articles, images, videos, and other), securing permission to re-use content as needed.

About you:
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Relevant experience a plus
  • Basic knowledge of HTML a plus
  • Familiarity with learning management systems and online content management systems a plus
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a virtual environment.

Position location: Sunderland, MA

GJC Level: S2 (for internal purposes only)

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

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 contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Posted: 2021-07-11 Expires: 2021-08-11

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