Thursday, August 19, 2010

Probably Pays Peanuts, But...

I am lucky enough to have a job I like a whole lot at a company that has been stable through the recession. But the following job opening crossed my inbox yesterday, and man. I always said the only job that could drag me away from my current gig would be working for an opera company. This would be mighty tempting if I were un- or underemployed.

Editorial Assistant, Grove Music/Oxford Music Online

Have a degree in music and also tech-savvy? Are you analytically minded and do you enjoy untangling complex problems, finding efficient solutions, working with databases, and learning new skills? The world's largest university press has an opening for an innovative and highly organized editorial assistant to support the Grove Music program.

The editorial assistant will play an essential role in the ongoing development of both our print program and Oxford Music Online. Specific areas of responsibility include administrating projects from acquisition to production, preparing content for publishing online, managing workflows and writing content for public pages, liaising with individual scholars and academic editorial boards, editing content, research editing, and general administrative support.

Strong research and writing skills, ability to communicate diplomatically, a keen eye for detail, organizational skills, and the ability to multitask are essential. A degree in music is required. Familiarity with (or at least no fear of learning) HTML, XML, and image-editing software is a definite plus. 1 year minimum of work experience desired.

Submissions for advertised and posted positions should be sent to the email or street address below. Electronic mail responses to positions are also accepted.

Human Resources Representative
Oxford University Press
198 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Fax: 919-677-1177
Email: humanres at oup.com

When applying for any position, please state the position you are interested in, salary requirements and the source of the advertisement.

Please, no phone inquiries.

Oxford University Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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