Development Editor
Oxford University
Toronto, ON, CA
3d ago

At Oxford University Press we have a clear mission which informs everything we do to create the highest quality academic and educational resources and services and to make them available across the world.

It is our mission to further the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

We share the University’s uncompromising standards and belief in the transformative power of education to inspire progress and realize human potential.

The Press is rapidly shifting to digital publishing in all areas, increasing accessibility to our products and services, and improve educational and research outcomes.

Make Your Mark, a career with impact


  • Manage the development of key print and digital products and texts : prepare preliminary assessments of content, analyze competing works, analyze and summarize content reviews, provide authors and developers with direction on the writing and organization of content, edit content, develop illustration programs, oversee the preparation of content for production.
  • Understand content creation and management processes in the higher education field.
  • For the digital transformation of our titles, curate legacy content to identify which assets / content should be migrated versus those pieces that should be left behind.
  • Add value to all content, from text to media assets, through careful editing and advising on author materials to the cooperative development of media assets with Media Editors.
  • Apply the enhanced eBook model to all titles and manuscript preparation.
  • Manage and interpret the needed elements of graphic design, video storyboarding, scriptwriting, and image content.
  • Design content to support a variety of delivery types, including but not limited to print books, e-Learning, classroom, and virtual classroom.
  • Create and execute methods for measuring the learning effectiveness of content. Conduct market research in established and new college markets in consultation with acquisition editors.

  • Partner, collaborate; communicate with acquisition editors, development editors, and other functional colleagues, authors, and customers.
  • Create and manage projects that meet schedules and budgets, at the highest quality.
  • Learn best practices and assist in training and advising other team members.

  • Three to five years of progressive experience in developmental editing for higher education textbooks / media products required.
  • Three to five years of progressive experience in digital technologies for learning and related content development is required.
  • Previous experience in higher education markets.
  • Proven ability to interpret learning designs for digital products and translate them into actionable, content-related development plans.
  • Expertise in digital content and products.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills; experience in drafting clear and comprehensive guidelines.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and activities; use resources effectively and efficiently; create processes to manage workflow.
  • Desired :

  • Familiarity with Content Management Systems.
  • Experience with graphic design, video storyboarding and scriptwriting, image manipulation, and formatting.
  • A degree or completed coursework in instructional design and knowledge of accessibility guidelines.
  • Strong collaborator who can extend one’s own authority and influence others with authority.
  • Action / results-oriented focused on the outcome of personal or teamwork; leads self and others to results.
  • Location : The position is based in Toronto, Canada, or New York.

    We are currently thinking through how we use our offices in the future and are open to discussing flexibility within this such as a blend of office and home working.

    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.

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