Designer (English Language Teaching)

New York City, New York (US)
Nov 05, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

The English Language Teaching Division is a global leader in the provision of multimedia English language teaching and learning materials. Operating in over 100 countries, it reaches millions of teachers and students each year to support the development of English language proficiency.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, organized and enthusiastic individual to join the Design team responsible for young adult and adult English Language teaching titles.

The role work closely with editors, freelance designers and design studios to manage all aspects of projects, in order to deliver to agreed budgets, schedules and market requirements.

The role will involve:

  • Creative Management: Provide creative design concepts and branding solutions, ensuring appropriate quality of print and digital products, in order to reinforce OUP’s position as a market leader.
  • Production Design: Oversee the production of and/or produce prototypes, templates, layouts, covers and screen designs for full component array from the handover of manuscript to final files ready for print or digital delivery.
  • Project Management: In collaboration with cross-functional team members, ensure that project schedules are set and maintained and best-practice project management principles are applied. Identify, manage and communicate any risks to project delivery.

About You

As a good communicator you will be confident when presenting ideas to colleagues and receptive to developing ideas as part of a cross-functional team. Your portfolio will show a broad range of concept design, typographic, layout and visualizing skills with a solid understanding of print and digital

Knowledge & experience required:

  • Degree in Design or equivalent
  • Strong project management and project team management skills
  • Experience providing creative direction to and overseeing external design vendors
  • Experience in facilitating prototype and cover design development
  • Awareness of current design trends.
  • Strong knowledge of print & digital industry standards relating to typography, composition, layout, and color
  • Knowledge of pre-press and production techniques
  • Significant professional design experience in publishing preferable
  • Advanced knowledge of Macintosh systems and advanced-level knowledge of core design software
  • Experience in creating digital product and an understanding of XML, HTML5, CSS preferable
  • Understanding of UI and UX theories as they relate to design solutions preferable
  • Experience of ELT Design is desirable but not essential


Please note the official title for this role is Design Manager.

We encourage you to supply examples of your work when applying for the position.

GJC Level:  I5 (for internal purposes only)

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.

Recruitment Agencies – At this time we do not require any extra support.  Please do not send unsolicited resumes to human resources.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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