Oxford University Press Senior Science Editor Job in Kenya

Oxford University Press (OUP), the largest University Press in the world, is a department of the University of Oxford. 
It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. 
OUP
East Africa Ltd (OUPEA) furthers the university’s mission in research,
scholarship and education by publishing quality educational materials
for Kenya. 
OUPEA is seeking to recruit a high calibre, results-oriented and experienced professional for the following position:
Senior Science Editor

 

Summary of the position: This is a position responsible for developing, planning and project managing a strong list of market-oriented Science titles that achieve market approval and sales to meet the strategic objectives of OUPEA. 
The Senior Science Editor will be tasked with mentoring other editors, and project managing an allocated number of titles that will help grow the Science lists from ECDE through Secondary school levels.

Key duties and responsibilities

The senior Science Editor will provide leadership to a team of editors in developing comprehensive, high quality educational teaching materials for both learners and teachers to appropriate markets. 

The senior Editor will also conduct market research and incorporate findings into new and existing products.

The Senior Science Editor will build strong relationships with key stakeholders in the education sector and authors; providing guidance during the development of publications that offer innovative solutions to learners and teachers and which will grow a profitable business for OUPEA.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

The position requires a relevant Bachelor’s degree preferably in Education with a major in Biology / Chemistry combined with at least three years relevant publishing experience. 

The ideal candidate should have at least two years experience in project planning and management of own titles from conceptualization to pre-press. 
Teaching experience, with a proven track record of consistent high performance, will be an added advantage.

In addition, the individual must demonstrate a thorough understanding and knowledge of the dynamics of the Education systems and markets in East Africa.


How to Apply
If you are a results-oriented person with the stated qualifications and are passionate to provide high quality Science publishing solutions to the ever-changing customer needs in a fast-paced organization, forward your application, curriculum vitae and copies of testimonials to recruit.ke@oup.com on or before 31st March 2016. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
OUPEA is an equal opportunity employer. 

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