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Corporate Communications Manager/ Assistant Corporate Communications Manager Learning and Development Consultant Learning and Development Manager Project Coordinator Business Development Executive Promotions Executive Sales Executive (Home Learning) Editorial Director (Humanities, Maths and Science) Designer Design Assistant Production Assistant Order Processing Officer Assistant Editor (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language) Marketing Executive Corporate Communications Executive Administrative Assistant Assistant Editor (English-Chinese Dictionaries and Grammars) Assistant Finance Manager
We are both a department of the University of Oxford and a major international publishing organization with a significant presence in Hong Kong. We have the following vacancies:
Corporate Communications Manager/ Assistant Corporate Communications Manager
Main Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with different business units to plan and execute effective corporate communications and stakeholder engagement initiatives.
  • Develop consumer and business public relations campaigns and publicity materials that tell the OUP story to stakeholders.
  • Drive positive coverage in business and advertising media. Protect and enhance the reputation of OUP and its products; organize press briefings, media sessions and related events if needed.
  • Manage content development and production of corporate or promotional materials, such as website copy, social media, direct marketing (print & online) messaging, newsletters, press releases, and internal publications.
  • Maximize PR and promotional impacts in traditional, digital and social media.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related disciplines.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in Public Relations or Corporate Communications, preferably with exposure in education related business.
  • Excellent bilingual writing skills with a good commercial sense.
  • Strong relationships with local media.
  • Independent, mature, presentable and have good problem solving skills.
  • Able to operate within diverse and cross functional groups.
  • Candidates with less experience may be considered as Assistant Corporate Communications Manager.
Learning and Development Consultant
About the Role
We are seeking an enthusiastic Learning and Development Consultant with excellent communication and presentation skills from the English language and teaching (ELT) field to empower the users of OUP products and services to advance and thrive.
Responsibilities include:
  • Monitor and assure teaching quality and provide product related and educational support to clients.
  • Deliver effective presentations on professional development seminars, promotional and pedagogical talks.
  • Support the development of professional development as well as product content in conjunction with different departments on a range of topics and titles in order to support specific local or international campaigns, face-to-face and online.
  • Continuously review and develop as well as assess the effectiveness of product and training content.
About You
An English native-speaker with experience in teaching EFL/ESL and/or young children (age 0-12).
Requirements:
  • Degree holder, preferably in Education (Early Childhood, English Language Teaching, and/or TESOL/TEFL)
  • Mature with excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Independent, meticulous, organized and able to work under pressure
  • Energetic, motivated and effective communicator and a team player
  • Willingness to travel to Mainland China and overseas
  • A passion for learning and the people who make it happen
  • High levels of literacy and computer/technology proficiency
  • A strong desire to continuously improve and develop
Learning and Development Manager
About the Role
We are seeking an enthusiastic Learning and Development Consultant with excellent communication and presentation skills from the English language and teaching (ELT) field to empower the users of OUP products and services to advance and thrive.
Responsibilities include:
  • Reporting to the Business Development Director and leading the Learning and Development team
  • Monitor and assure teaching quality and provide product related and educational support to clients
  • Deliver effective presentations on professional development seminars, promotional and pedagogical talks
  • Support the development of professional development as well as product content in conjunction with different departments on a range of topics and titles in order to support specific local or international campaigns, face-to-face and online
  • Continuously review and develop as well as assess the effectiveness of product and training content
About You
  • An English native-speaker with experience in teaching EFL/ESL and/or young children (age 0-12).
  • Experience in leading a small team for at least 2 years
  • Degree holder, preferably in Education (Early Childhood, English Language Teaching, and/or TESOL/TEFL)
  • Mature with excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Independent, meticulous, organized and able to work under pressure
  • Energetic, motivated and effective communicator and a team player
  • Willingness to travel to Mainland China and overseas
  • A passion for learning and the people who make it happen
  • High levels of literacy and computer/technology proficiency
  • A strong desire to continuously improve and develop
Project Coordinator
About the Role
Oxford University Press is constantly developing new products for the ever changing markets. As a result, this newly created 1-year contract role, based in Hong Kong, is an exciting opportunity to support divisional and cross-divisional initiatives.
In the short term, the successful candidate will be required to:
  • Liaise with project teams to ensure timely delivery of project materials and content
  • Consolidate feedback from various project teams and coordinate dispersion of this feedback, ensuring timely delivery according to schedule
  • Compile frameworks/specifications and ensure content is aligned to course and syllabus requirements
  • Coordinate the development of artwork and multimedia components and products through liaising with cross-divisional teams and suppliers
  • Copyediting and proofreading work
  • Provide ongoing support for market research projects- desktop research, coordinate cross-regional research efforts and prepare detailed market-by-market reports
The job holder will work closely with Asia Education’s editorial, digital and market research teams, as well as outsourced partners.
About You
The successful candidate will be knowledgeable of the English education market in Asia and will have experience in providing coordination support for complex projects in a timely and efficient manner.
You should also be able to clearly demonstrate:
  • 2-3 years editorial experience, ideally developing English language learning materials
  • Experience working at a meticulous level of detail and ensuring highly accurate outcomes
  • Strong communications skills, with a high degree of fluency in English
  • Able to work to deadlines
Business Development Executive
About the Role
We are seeking a passionate Business Development Executive who likes taking challenges to join our Business Development Team.
Responsibilities:
  • Provide support to existing partners, including organizing events, training and order processing, etc.
  • Liaise with potential partners on all business related arrangements
  • Conduct desktop and market researches and analysis
  • Assist in preparations of internal and external communications materials
  • Day-to-day office administration
Requirements:
  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business Administration, Marketing, English Language or Linguistics
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Creative and open-minded
  • Proficiency with systems, including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Travelling required
  • Fresh graduates will also be considered
Promotions Executive
Job Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with different business units to execute practical marketing and promotional plans through advertising, joint promotions, events, online and social media.
  • Copy write and edit marketing collaterals including newsletters, brochures and leaflets.
  • Create engaging content for different digital platforms and assist with day-to-day maintenance of online/ social media initiatives.
  • Work with advertising agency in the production of marketing / sales campaigns and design of ATL & BTL materials.
Requirements:
  • Degree in business related discipline.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience.
  • Detail-minded, independent, innovative and organized with strong sense of responsibility.
  • A good team player with strong interpersonal, communication & project management skills.
  • Good command of English and Chinese.
  • Good PC knowledge such as Excel, Word, Power Point & Chinese typing.
Sales Executive (Home Learning)
Job Responsibilities:
  • To reach the sales target.
  • To reach the daily and monthly pre-set KPIs.
  • To deliver professional selling and post selling service for our users.
  • To participate actively in customer related activity.
Requirements:
  • University degree holder.
  • Minimum 1 year working experience.
  • A good team player with strong communication skill.
  • Experience in working early childhood related is an advantage
Editorial Director (Humanities, Maths and Science)
About the Role
To oversee all HMS (Humanities, Maths and Science) Division management matters and provide directives, reviews, reports, recommendations and necessary professional contributions so that a profitable and growing body of quality, marketable HMS publishing projects for the relevant market are completed consistently and satisfactorily. To participate in OUP management efforts and provide managerial input so that the mission and operational objectives of OUP are fulfilled.
  • Provide timely and effective operational directives to the HMS Division based on acute understanding of market development and alignment with OUP mission goals and business objectives.
  • Interpret research results and collective intelligence generated among the HMS Division and other internal and external parties to develop publishing plans, formulate competitive strategies and design/proposal of winning products/services.
  • Maintain, update and enhance workflows, standard operating procedures (SOP), best practices, and quality assurance measures so that the best professional practices are employed to deliver products of the highest possible quality on time.
  • Manage the recruitment, deployment and training of staff in the HMS team so that there is an orderly supply of editorial staff who are able to tackle the changing needs of HMS and OUP at all levels.
  • Supervise and conduct coaching, career development and mentoring programmes so that there is an orderly succession for key positions in the HMS team, and positive sharing of publishing knowledge with other teams.
  • Create and maintain an uplifting working environment for HMS staff, so that proactive attitude and motivated performance is sustained.
  • Project, recommend and manage budgets, resource acquisition and deployment plans so that the benefit from monetary and resource investments are maximized.
  • Manage the commissioning, employment and development of a network of HMS authors, experts, consultants, and freelance contributors so that a steady pool of external talent is available to HMS projects.
  • Coach and support HMS staff in conducting positive and mutually-supportive communication with internal departments and external collaborators so that publishing projects achieve higher quality and better efficiency, and staff gain a more uplifting working experience.
  • Develop, manage and maintain good relationship with EDB, subject-related scholars, opinion leaders and teachers so that cooperation and collaboration with different parties can be established.
  • Promote and participate in beneficial HMS activities in the community so that trust in OUP and its positive image is continually enhanced.
  • Performance appraisals for the Editorial Director will be conducted by the General Manager with reference to the above measures.
About You
  • Balanced disposition and approach to work
  • Analytical mind with keen drive for competitive advantage
  • Open attitude and resourcefulness, to gather, integrate, filter, and direct collective intelligence for strategy formulation
  • Creativity in both business practice and artistic impact upon readers and users
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude to team leadership and team building
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills; presentation and public speaking skills
  • Excellent anticipation in planning; skilled at organization and multitasking
  • Good financial management skills
  • Excellent command of English and Chinese
Designer
Job Responsibilities:
  • Design for both print publishing and e-publishing of our English and Chinese titles from initial ideas to production
Requirements:
  • Polytechnic/Design institute graduate in graphic design
  • 3 years relevant experience in design or publishing industry
  • Creative, with good typographic sense
  • Mac/PC proficiency using InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and MS Office
  • Self-motivated, responsible, able to work independently under tight deadlines
  • Good illustration skill and knowledge of mastering softwares for multimedia production are advantages
  • Good command of spoken and written English is preferable
Design Assistant
Job Responsibilities:
  • To assist the design team on both print and digital production including text formatting
Requirements:
  • F7 or above
  • Self-motivated, responsible, able to work under pressure
  • Good command of English is an advantage
Production Assistant
Job Responsibilities:
  • To work with the production team on the practical aspects of print production
  • Prepare documents for cost estimation, purchasing and delivery
  • Maintain data files in Digital Asset Management System
  • Oversee production schedules and update progress reports in operation system
Requirements:
  • F7 or above, with 1 year working experience preferable
  • PC/Mac proficency using MS Office
  • Basic command in English and Chinese
  • Self-motivated, responsible and able to work under pressure
Order Processing Officer
Job Responsibilities:
  • Handle customer service hotline and website enquiries
  • Follow up sales order and support sales team (local and export)
  • Well organized person and able to communicate with different people working at all levels
Requirements:
  • 2 years’ experience in order processing and customer service
  • Fluent English, Cantonese and Putonghua, both spoken and written
  • Proactive and dynamic
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
Assistant Editor (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language)
Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop and design bilingual (English and Chinese) publications, in both print and digital contexts, of the highest possible quality for foreign students studying Chinese
  • Carry out educational research, desk editing, proofreading, and general editorial duties
Requirements:
  • Education to degree level in translation, English, Chinese, education or other related disciplines
  • Excellent command of English and Mandarin Chinese
  • Knowledge and experience of teaching Chinese as a foreign language, preferably at primary level
  • Preferably knowledge of ebooks, online learning platforms, and other emerging educational technologies
  • One to two years of experience in educational publishing
  • Strong market sense, analytical skills, communication skills, and organizational skills
Marketing Executive
Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to drive multi-disciplinary campaigns, marketing programs to help achieve sales target
  • Assist in planning and execution of budgetary control
  • Copy-write, edit and develop marketing collaterals
  • Regular measurement and report of performance of all marketing initiatives and programs against goals (ROI and KPIs)
  • Report on regular competitive analysis
  • Identify joint promotions opportunities
  • Manage and monitor third parties (e.g. agencies, vendors, joint partners)
Requirements:
  • Bachelor Degree in Marketing or related discipline
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in marketing (experience in content management, digital marketing and hands-on exposure on event planning a plus)
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Chinese
  • Ability to work under pressure
Corporate Communications Executive
Responsibilities:
  • Assist in development and execution of branding and corporate communication strategies
  • Write, edit and manage the production of corporate collaterals (e.g. brochures, leaflets, newsletters) as well as other communication materials such as media briefs, press releases, executive speeches and presentations as required
  • Content development, management and maintenance of online communication platforms including corporate website and social media
  • Assist in planning and executing internal and external corporate events/projects and other ad-hoc corporate communications projects
  • Identify new developmental initiatives and products, provide insight reports to management through regular market intelligence researches
  • Assist in handling media enquiries as well as crisis management
  • Develop and maintain good relations with media
  • Liaise with and manage external agencies/vendors.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Translation or related disciplines
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in corporate communications (experience working in publisher or agency would be an advantage)
  • Experience in public relations and risk management; proactive to evaluate and handle any potential risks
  • Good media relations
  • Strong in copywriting with excellent written and spoken English and Chinese
  • Strong presentation skills
Administrative Assistant
Responsibilities:
  • Provide administrative support to the editorial team
  • Provide general secretarial duties to the departmental director
  • Collaborate with sales & marketing teams in market research, promotion, and sales activities
  • Prepare presentation materials
Requirements:
  • Diploma holder or college graduate with training in administration, communication or other related discipline
  • Minimum 1 year relevant work experience
  • Good command of spoken and written English & Chinese (Cantonese & Putonghua)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in information technology & computer applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Self-motivated and a committed team player
  • Ready for occasional weekend work
Assistant Editor (English-Chinese Dictionaries and Grammars)
Responsibilities:
  • Translate, edit and proofread bilingual (English and Chinese) dictionaries and grammars, in both print and digital contexts, of the highest possible quality, for Chinese learners of English
  • Liaise with freelance contributors, co-publishers and software developers on production-related matters
  • conduct product research, desk editing, proofreading, and general editorial duties
Requirements:
  • a degree in disciplines related to translation, English language, and linguistics
  • excellent command of both English and Chinese (good knowledge of Putonghua and Pinyin is definitely an asset)
  • patience with good eyes for detail
  • good communication, organizational and analytical skills
  • able to work under pressure
  • experience and/or knowledge in lexical or educational publishing would be an advantage
  • fair digital product knowledge is a plus
Assistant Finance Manager
Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the accounting routines including sales billing operations, licensing/subsidiary incomes invoicing and collection, royalty process and rebate payable
  • Supervise the accounting team for production costing, inventory valuation and reconciliation, and variance analysis
  • Responsible for month-end close including subsidiaries accounts and journal reviews
  • Prepare monthly reporting pack for Group consolidation
  • Prepare balance sheet schedules and reconciliation
  • Prepare tax computation, regulatory filing and related schedules for Group Tax review
  • Prepare management report and analytical review
  • Prepare annual budget, monthly forecast including variance and gap analysis with commentaries
  • Supervise team members and support the initiatives for workflow and process improvement; and system enhancement
  • Ensure compliance for group accounting policies and liaise with auditors for statutory audit and internal audit
  • Provide support for ad-hoc projects
Requirements:
  • University graduate major in Finance or Accounting
  • HKICPA or ACCA qualified is a MUST
  • At least 5 years post qualification experience and 3 years supervising experiences in the related areas
  • Exposure in PRC accounting and tax would be an asset
  • Flexible, able to work independently under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Good team player and able to interact with people at all levels
  • Practical experience in SAP, FICO certified preferred
  • Computer proficiency with advanced MS Excel skill
  • Fluent English and Mandarin
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player; highly organized and able to work independently and under pressure
We offer a competitive salary, a 5-day work week and excellent benefits and opportunities for career development. Applications including curriculum vitae and expected salary, should be email to hr.hk@oup.com before 25 May 2016.
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