Jobs Last Update: 28-06-2017
We are both a department of the University of Oxford and a major international publishing organization with a significant presence in Hong Kong.  

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.

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We have the following vacancies in Hong Kong Branch:

 

Assistant Designer/ Designer

Job Responsibilities:
  • Design book covers from concept, through visual, to finished artwork from written design briefs
  • Design book layouts and typography, including occasional production of diagram and illustrations
  • Design marketing materials including leaflets, brochures, catalogues and display boards
  • Work with freelance illustrators and other design team members in implementing books designs
  • Provide final designs in required format for printing and production of books according to deadlines
  • Liaise with Production Manager to ensure the printing quality standards are met and deal with any issues that may arise
  • Collaborate with the digital team on interface design and eBook production

Job Requirements:
  • Polytechnic/Design institute graduate in visual communication
  • A minimum of 2 years graphic arts or related experience in publishing industry
  • Knowledge of prepress, print production and design trends
  • Proficiency of all graphic programs, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Proactive, creative and attentive to details
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work in teams
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
  • Good command of both spoken and written English

Assistant Editor (English-Chinese Dictionaries and Grammars)

Job 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.
 Job Requirements: 
  • A degree in disciplines related to Translation, English Language, and Linguistics;
  • Experience and/or knowledge in lexical or educational publishing would be an advantage;
  • Fair digital product knowledge is a plus;
  • Good communication, organizational and analytical skills;
  • Patience with good eyes for detail;
  • Able to work under pressure;
  • Excellent command of both English and Chinese (good knowledge of Putonghua and Pinyin is definitely an asset).

Editor / Assistant Editor (Biology)

 Job responsibilities: 
  • Assist in all stages of the production of English and/or Chinese teaching and learning materials in book, audio-visual or electronic form;
  • Ensure the teaching and learning materials are accurate and meet market needs and schedules, in order to achieve the policy and profit objectives set by management;
  • Prepare manuscript, including proof-reading, copy-editing, develop ideas and prepare briefs for illustrations of books and products;
  • Liaise with various departments to ensure smooth work progress and develop teacher network.
 Job Requirements:
  • University degree in Biology or related disciplines;
  • At least 2 years’ experience in editorial work for Editor;
  • Good organizational and communication skills;
  • Able to work under pressure;
  • Good knowledge of IT or teaching experience is an advantage;
  • Excellent command of written English and Chinese.

Business Development Executive

Job Responsibilities: 
  • Provide daily administrative support to the business development team, i.e. report analysis, PO processing, market research;
  • Handle requests from partners and provide operational supports to business partners;
  • Preparations of promotional materials for events, workshops, or other activities;
  • Liaise with other departments to manage timeline and delivery.  
     
Job Requirements:
  • Degree holder preferably in Business Administration, Marketing, English Language or Linguistics;
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant working experiences with knowledge of education and publishing industry is preferred;
  • Good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Self-motivated, proactive and a team player;
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Chinese and Mandarin;
  • Proficiency in MS Office.

CLT Editor (Secondary)

Job Responsibilities:
  • Plan, design and develop Secondary Chinese Language Teaching (CLT) publications of the highest possible quality;
  • Handle content and copy editing, proofreading and general editorial duties;
  • Liaise with authors, freelance contributors, teachers and academic consultants;
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing teams in market research, promotion and sales activities;
  • Collaborate with design, production and technical teams on publishing and digital/multimedia productions.
Job Requirements:
  • Degree holder in relevant discipline;
  • Editorial experience in educational books;
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills; A team player who is adaptable and flexible;
  • Good Presentation and public speaking skills;
  • Competitive with strong sense of job commitment to meet tight deadline;
  • Meticulous eye for detail;
  • High level of literacy in written Chinese and knowledge of Putonghua.

Editorial Director (Humanities, Maths and Science)

Job responsibilities:
  • 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.

Job Requirements:
  • Degree holder in related disciplines;
  • 10 years of related editorial experiences, preferably in educational publishing;
  • 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.

Editor/Assistant Editor (Humanities)

Job Responsibilities:
  • Assist in all stages of the production of teaching and learning materials for the target market, either in book, audio-visual or electronic form;
  • Ensure the materials are accurate and meet market needs and schedules, in order to achieve the policy and profit objectives set by management.

Job Requirements:
  • University degree in Geography;
  • Excellent written English and Chinese;
  • Good organizational and communicative skills;
  • Able to work under pressure;
  • Good knowledge about IT or teaching experience an advantage;
  • At least 2 years' experience in editorial work for Editor.

ELT Editor (Primary)

Job Responsibilities:
  • Content and copy editing, proofreading and general editorial duties;
  • Liaising with authors, freelance contributors, teachers and academic consultants;
  • Collaborating with sales and marketing teams in market research, promotion and sales activities;
  • Collaborating with design, production and technical teams on publishing and digital/multimedia productions.

Job Requirements:
  • Degree holder, preferably in a field related to language and/or education;
  • Related editorial experience, preferably in educational publishing;
  • Experience in teaching English as a foreign or second language;
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English;
  • Strong analytical skills and a keen eye for detail;
  • Strong organizational and communication skills;
  • The ability to prioritize and work to deadlines;
  • A positive and proactive working attitude;
  • Candidates with more experiences will be considered for a higher position.

ELT Senior Editor / Editor (Secondary)

Job Responsibilities:
  • Plan, design and develop English Language Teaching (ELT) publications of the highest possible quality;
  • Manage the editorial process to ensure all material is produced on time and to budget;
  • Liaise with authors, freelance contributors, teachers and academic consultants to ensure high standards of content;
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing teams in market research, promotion and sales activities;
  • Collaborate with design, production and technical teams on publishing and digital/multimedia productions

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in a field related to language and/or education;
  • Solid editorial experiences, preferably in educational publishing;
  • Experiences in teaching English as a foreign or second language;
  • Experiences of working to tight publication deadlines and the ability to prioritize and manage a varied workload;
  • Strong analytical skills, a keen eye for detail and excellent content and copy-editing skills;
  • Native-speaker proficiency in both written and spoken English, and strong communication skills.

Executive Editor / Editor / Assistant Editor (Mathematics)

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in all stages of the production of English and/or Chinese teaching and learning materials in book, audio-visual or electronic form;
  • Ensure the teaching and learning materials are accurate and meet market needs and schedules, in order to achieve the policy and profit objectives set by management;
  • Prepare manuscript, including proof-reading, copy-editing, develop ideas and prepare briefs for illustrations of books and products;

  • Liaise with various departments to ensure smooth work progress and develop teacher network;


Job Requirements:

  • Degree holder in Mathematics, Engineering or Computer or related disciplines;
  • Minimum 2 years of experiences in editoral work;
  • Good knowledge about IT or teaching experience an advantage;
  • Good organizational and communicative skills;
  • Strong sense of job commitment to meet tight deadline;
  • Excellent in written English and Chinese;
  • Candidates with more experience will be considered as Executive Editor.

Order Processing Officer

Job Responsibilities:
  • Handle customer service hotline and website enquiries;
  • Follow up sales order and support sales team (local and export);
  • Monitor stock inventory level and advise stock fulfilment.
Job Requirements:
  • Higher Diploma or above;
  • 2 years’ experience in order processing and customer service;
  • Well organized, proactive and dynamic;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Fluent English, Cantonese and Putonghua, both spoken and written.

Regional Business Development Manager, Asia

As a member of the English Language Teaching (ELT) Asia team, you will lead, manage and execute the regional Business Development strategy and plan in Asia in order to optimize key account and new business opportunities in support of the region’s growth targets.
The successful candidate will:
  • Plan, direct and co-ordinate business development activity for the Asia region in order to ensure optimal procedures and delivering successful outcomes in pursuit of the company’s mission.
  • Identify major regional business development opportunities including with key accounts and Ministries of Education and plan a strategy to approach and develop relationships in order to maximise business opportunities.
  • Develop a pipeline of new key account customers and markets in order to build an effective framework for the delivery of successful outcomes. 
  • Develop and propose appropriate offers (in conjunction with central Key Accounts Operations team) for key accounts which align services to customer value and collaborate with local teams to deliver these services.  
  • Support the roll out of key account management training across the region and ensure best practices are communicated and adopted by local teams.
  • Work closely with the Partnerships and Innovations team to identify and recommend new educational technology business opportunities. 
  • Act as the regional voice for Asia to ensure relevant research is undertaken in relation to key account trends and opportunities and that market briefing papers are developed in conjunction with the central Key Accounts team to inform company’s current and future strategic offers to external partners. 
  • Lead cross-divisional special projects and strategic initiatives in the region such as collaboration with other divisions as required. 
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance in all activities and act accordingly when required in order to uphold the highest standards of the company’s code of conduct.
Requirements: 
  • A university degree (or equivalent) with relevant qualification.
  • Knowledge and experience of the educational publishing business.
  • At least 5 years’ experience of key account management and understanding of best practices.
  • Commercial and negotiation experience and familiarity with business development processes.
  • Strong financial literacy
  • Demonstrable ability to prioritize a heavy workload and recognize key opportunities.
  • Ability to manage matrix style of work.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Good understanding of the existing and emerging digital technologies that are supporting teaching and learning.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to influence at senior level (Ministries of Education, senior managers).
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Relevant teaching experience and copywriting skills are preferable.

Sales Executive

Job Responsibilities:
  • Visit local school clients to promote textbooks and services;
  • Maintain and improve relationships with clients through phone call and school visit;
  • Handle sales enquiry, quotations and orders;
  • Assist and participate in sales events and marketing activities;
  • Collect school information and market intelligence;
  • Provide accurate and on-time reporting;
  • Assist and participate in other ad-hoc projects as directed.
     
 Job Requirements: 
  • Degree holder in relevant disciplines;
  • Outgoing personality with strong communication skills;
  • Good team player with a strong sense of responsibility;
  • Candidates with experience in school sector and a valid driving license will have an advantage.

Senior Sales Manager

Job Responsibilities:
  • Identify matching of our available titles to teachers’/trade’s needs;
  • Identify gap and potential product opportunities;
  • Establish criteria for book selection and database for effective direct marketing;
  • Prepare sales and promotion plan with clear objectives, stretching but achievable targets, and appropriate resources allocation;
  • Conduct monthly sales review and analyse reasons for deviation;
  • Monitor performance of key distributors and sales channels;
  • Clearly communicate our direction, strategy and target to the team, motivate and coach them to deliver results;
  • Maintain close contact with relevant personnel from overseas branches and gain their trust in our professionalism;
  • Negotiates with branches on pricing and promotional supports.
Requirements:.
  • University graduate in Marketing or related disciplines;
  • 8-10 years’ relevant experience;
  • Familiar with the education sector, consumer marketing, and/or the educational publishing industry;
  • A motivator who can coach and lead team members to achieve targets;
  • Proactive, customer oriented and a good team player;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent command of English, Cantonese and Mandarin, both written and spoken;
  • Candidates with less experiences will be considered as Sales Manager.

Senior Editor (Primary Mathematics)

Job Responsibilities:
  • Assist management to grow and maintain a profitable list of quality and marketable materials;
  • Assist with planning, design and implementation of new print and electronic publishing projects;
  • Supervise subordinates to ensure the published material is in line with the editorial policy and profit objectives of the Press.

Job Requirements:
  • Degree holder in Mathematics, Engineering or Computer disciplines;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in editorial and supervisory work;
  • Good organizational and communicative skills;
  • Good knowledge about IT or teaching experience an advantage;
  • Strong sense of job commitment to meet tight deadline;
  • Excellent in written English and Chinese.