Jobs Last Update: 19-07-2018
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We have the following vacancies in Hong Kong Branch:
 

Accountant

Job Responsibilities:
  • Prepare monthly financial report including variance analysis for local management;
  • Assist in annual budget preparation, monthly forecast including variance and gap analysis with commentaries;
  • Handle the accounting process for licensing incomes including billing, collection, contract compliance, tax filing and related financial matters;
  • Co-ordinate with 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 as directed by supervisor.
Job Requirements:
  • University graduate in Accounting or related disciplines;
  • 5 years' solid commercial working experiences;
  • Flexible, able to work independently under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Good team player and able to interact with people at all levels;
  • Strong IT skills, both in the use of MS office and ERP systems (SAP/BW);
  • Strong in MS Excel and proficient in Access and Macro is highly preferred;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong sense of responsibility and proactive;
  • Good communication skills in both spoken and written English and Chinese.

Assistant Editor / Editor - Chinese Language Teaching (CLT) - Primary/ Secondary Team

Job Responsibilities:
  • Planning, designing and developing Primary/Secondary Chinese Language Teaching (CLT) publications of the highest possible quality;
  • 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:
  • University degree in Chinese language;
  • Editorial experience in educational books will be an advantage;
  • High level of literacy in written Chinese and Putonghua knowledge;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, team player, adaptable, flexible;
  • Presentation and public speaking skills;
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and prioritization skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Meticulous eye for detail;
  • Fresh graduates are welcome;
  • Candidates with more experiences would be considered as Editor.

Please state which team (Primary/ Secondary Team) you applied for in your resume.
 

Chief Consultant, China Publishing

Based in Shanghai, China and reporting to the General Manager, the Chief Consultant role is to provide leadership and be responsible for the following areas:
Job Responsibilities:
  • Publishing strategy: maintain and develop a publishing plan for the Mainland China market
  • Content development: conceptualize high-quality, marketable publishing with distinct competitive advantages
  • Publishing practice and quality standards: manage all editorial matters, enhance and maintain processes
  • Supervise day-to-day progress and coordination across projects
  • Manage budgets and resource acquisition
  • Author care and development of contributor network
  • Staff development and coaching
  • Community engagement: promote and participate in brand-building activities
  • Leadership: Develop a 3–5 year publishing plan to sustain MLC’s rapid business growth.
  • Project management: Maintain an up-to-date publishing plan and supervise the day-to-day progress and coordination across projects with respect to scheduling, time management, and resource management.
  • Publishing practice and quality standards: Maintain, update, and enhance workflows, standard operating procedures, best practices, and quality assurance measures, and supervise compliance among projects, with special emphasis on process improvement and innovation for the timely delivery of the highest-quality products.
  • Financial management: Manage budgets, resource acquisition, and deployment plans in a way that maximizes the benefits from monetary and resource investments.
  • External talent network development: Build a network of authors, experts, consultants, and freelance contributors to maintain a steady pool of external talent available for projects.
  • Communication: Coach staff in positive and mutually supportive communication with internal departments and external collaborators so that publishing projects achieve higher quality and better efficiency, and staff operate in a positive and efficient work environment.
  • Staff development: Analyse and clarify career development paths in the division for staff. Supervise the planning and execution of coaching, career development, and mentoring programmes to ensure an orderly succession for key positions in the team, and a positive sharing of publishing knowledge with other teams. Create and maintain an uplifting work environment for staff to foster a proactive attitude and motivated performance.
  • Internal Press: Take lead and participate in global, divisional and branch level initiatives.
  • Business Ethics: Ensure that due diligence, OUP compliance policy and ethical practices are followed accurately in all our tasks and dealings.
  • Community engagement: Promote and participate in beneficial ELT activities in the community to build trust in OUP and continually enhance its positive image.
Job Requirements: 
  • 10+ years related industry experience, preferably in educational publishing
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in English Language, Applied Linguistics, or a discipline related to English language teaching
  • Analytical mind with an understanding of market requirements
  • Track record of recruiting, developing and retaining high-performing teams
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude to team leadership and team building
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, presentation, and public speaking skills
  • Excellent anticipation in planning; skilled at organization and multitasking
  • Good financial management skills
  • Native speaker standard of English; Putonghua highly beneficial

Editor / Assistant Editor (Humanities)

Job Responsibilities:
  • Assist in all stages of production of English and/or Chinese teaching and learning materials in book, audio-visual or electronic form
  • Prepare manuscript, including proof-reading, copy-editing and prepare briefs for illustrations of books and products
  • Ensure the teaching and learning materials are accurate and meet market needs and schedules
  • Liaise with various departments to ensure smooth work progress and develop teacher network
Job Requirements:
  • University degree in Geography
  • Excellent command of written English and Chinese
  • Good organizational and communicative skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Good knowledge of IT or teaching experience an advantage
  • At least 2 years' experience in editorial work for Editor

Editor / Project Editor / Executive Editor (Primary / Secondary 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:
  • University degree in Mathematics, Engineering or Computer
  • At least 2 years’ experience in editorial work for Editor
  • Good knowledge about IT or teaching experience an advantage
  • Good organizational and communicative skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Excellent command of written English and Chinese
  • Candidates with more experience and capability will be considered as Project Editor

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:
  • A Bachelor's Degree, preferably in a field related to language and/or education;
  • Substantial editorial experience, preferably in educational publishing;
  • Experience in teaching English as a foreign or second language;
  • Experience 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

Learning and Development Manager

Job Responsibilities:
  • 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;
  • Manage, lead and oversee the work of the consultant team;
  • Act as an adviser to Channel Sales on product and content;
  • Monitor and assure teaching quality and provide product related and educational support to clients;
  • Continuously review and develop as well as assess the effectiveness of product and training content;
  • Research and explore product potential for adoption in the private sector.
Job Requirements:
  • Degree holder, preferably in Education, English Language Teaching, and/or TESOL/TEFL;
  • An English native-speaker with experience in teaching EFL/ESL and/or young children (age 0-12);
  • A competent leader able to provide guidance that enhances performance in a manner which incorporates the company’s vision and culture;
  • 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;
  • A passion for learning and the people who make it happen;
  • A strong desire to continuously improve and develop;
  • High levels of literacy and computer/technology proficiency;
  • Willingness to travel to Mainland China and overseas.

Project Editor / 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
  • Candidates with more experience and capability will be considered as Project Editor

Rights Executive

Job Responsibilities:
  • Secure literary and photo permissions for inclusion in educational and trade texts;
  • Ensure literary and photo permissions are secured within budget with a sense of financial responsibility on cost control;
  • Ensure copyright page or copyright acknowledgements are written accurately;
  • Process permission requests and prepare permission agreements on a timely manner;
  • Clearly record and archive attributes of literary, photos and artwork;
  • Develop and manage a documentation for rights and licensing operations system.
Job Requirements:
  • University degree in Arts, Science, Communications, Journalism, Translation, or other related disciplines;
  • 2 years’ solid working experiences;
  • Able to work independently with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Able to handle multi-task and meet deadlines;
  • Good written English and Chinese; Fair spoken Mandarin is an asset;
  • Computer literate.

Sales Coordinator

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide general clerical and administrative support to the sales team
  • Assist in purchase order and gratis order processing
  • Prepare and follow up on sales quotations
  • Prepare and maintain records of mailing or promotional materials
  • Support sales events and marketing activities’ implementation and coordination
  • Assist and participate in ad- hoc projects and other office administrative tasks
Job Requirements: 
  • Diploma or above
  • Preferably 1 - 2 years working experience
  • Good command of both English and Chinese
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

Senior Manager/ Manager - Channel Sales (Export)

Job Responsibilities:
  • Explore and identify business opportunities and new export channels in different countries;
  • Concrete connection to Asian / overseas distributors / agents;
  • Retain existing clients and explore more potential partnership from both existing market and outside Hong Kong;
  • Develop relationships with key accounts in order to maximise business opportunities;
  • Analyse the trends of the customers and developing plans and sales strategies to meet market needs;
  • Achieve assigned sales target and KPI by implementing sales strategies;
  • Conduct market research and surveys of new markets;
  • Co-ordinate & direct channel sales activities particularly in terms of international trade and exports;
  • Control the allocated budget and the implementation of the plan to achieve sales and strategic objectives;
  • Make suggestions to improve the products to increase their competitiveness;
  • Constantly review distributor's/agent’s performance and monitor their work to meet target sales;
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance in all activities and act accordingly when required in order to uphold the highest standards of the OUP’s code of conduct.

     
Job Requirements:
  • University degree in Business Management or related disciplines;
  • 6-8 years’ experience of key account management and sharing best practices from sales and/or marketing;
  • Familiar with the education sector, publishing industry and overseas market;
  • An inspiring leader who can motivate, coach and direct subordinates from different background; able to work alone for any specific project and under pressure;
  • Demonstrable ability to prioritise workload, recognise key opportunities and build customer relationship;
  • Good communicator, negotiator, self-starter and team player;
  • Good analytical skills and dynamic;
  • Fluent in Cantonese, English and Mandarin.

Solution Architect

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide pro-active technology solutioning support in the analysis, design, planning, and governance of programmes, projects and change initiatives.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement for the Press to benefit from the strategic application of technology.
  • Define technical requirement (NFR) and principles; Define guidelines and standards for Application Design and Development Cycle.
  • Lead and manage the development teams to ensure the code quality is up to enterprise requirements.
  • Lead the implementation of solution and work with various technical teams to resolve any technical queries or issues
 
Job Requirements: 
  • Degree educated or equivalent in a computing based subject;
  • At least 7 years’ experience as an application architect and/or lead developer;
  • Extensive experience of full stack software development (either coder or architect)
  • Experience of writing coding standards and ensuring they are adhered to
  • Working knowledge of at least some of the following languages: Java, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript (Angular, React), Python
  • Familiarity with agile and lean methodologies would be beneficial
  • Experience of full stack JavaScript would also be advantageous

STEM Project 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, particularly in STEM education for local market
  • 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
  • Conduct STEM training or workshops in local schools
  • Liaise with various departments to ensure smooth work progress and develop teacher network
Job Requirements:
  • University degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Education or related disciplines
  • At least 1 year’ experience in editorial work
  • STEM-related teaching experience and video/animation production experience an advantage
  • Basic knowledge of coding (Python, Scratch, JavaScript, HTML, App Inventor, GGB, etc.) is preferred
  • Strong sense in latest edtech trends in AR, VR, AI, etc.
  • Good organizational and communicative skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Excellent command of written English and Chinese

Technical Consultant

Job Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with business stakeholders, business analysts, solution and enterprise architects, and both internal and external development teams to define and deliver the required solutions
  • Ensure solutions and system designs align to agreed architecture and coding standards
  • Assess the impact of changes to existing applications and advise on best course of action
  • Interpret business and non-functional requirement and optimize solutions for sustainability and reuse, minimizing duplication of functionality across the OUP technology portfolio
  • Manage and maintain the overall design integrity of services and platforms
  • Producing full end to end system designs where appropriate
  • Work closely with the internal and external development teams building the solutions to align their outputs with requirements
  • Extend, maintain and promote reuse of common libraries and components
  • Stay aware of emerging technologies and market drivers in publishing sector
 
Job Requirements:
  • A university degree in computing based subject or equivalent discipline
  • A history of working as an application architect and/or lead developer. Previously held a position of either software developer (at a senior or lead level) or application/software architect will be an advantageous
  • Extensive experience of full stack software development (either coder or architect)
  • Experience of writing coding standards and ensuring they are adhered to
  • Experience of developing bespoke and SaaS solutions
  • Worked closely with mixed stakeholder groups up to board level
  • Working knowledge of at least some of the following languages: Java, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript (Angular, React), Python
  • Familiarity with agile and lean methodologies would be beneficial
  • Experience of full stack JavaScript would also be advantageous

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