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Editor, History & Classics

Publication or Company  Oxford University Press
Industry  Book Publishing
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements REQUIRED:
• A four-year degree and minimum 3-5 years of editorial experience in progressively more responsible roles
• Familiarity with academic publishing (books, journals, and/or digital projects)
• Demonstrated success with managing multiple complex projects simultaneously
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated research skills
• Displays tact, diplomacy, and good judgment

PREFERRED:
• In-depth knowledge of at least one academic discipline; advanced degree
• Foreign languages
About Our Company Oxford University Press furthers the University objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the largest university press in the world.

Oxford University Press is seeking a versatile Editor or Associate Editor to acquire and manage multiple digital reference projects in history, classics, archaeology, and area studies. The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of scholarship in one or more of the areas above, and will be experienced in academic publishing (books or journals). We are looking for someone who is resourceful and quick-thinking and who is excited about the possibilities of digital scholarship.

Responsibilities will include developing content plans and taxonomies, recruiting editors and editorial board members, consulting on site launches, and commissioning new modules of existing reference projects, including identifying, recruiting, and signing editors in chief, and managing the development process from idea to launch. The editor will work closely with other OUP editors, sales, marketing, content development editors, digital development teams, and others in a collaborative environment.