Business Development and Promotion Assistant

  • Employer Oxford University Press
  • Location Oxford
  • Application Deadline 25/09/2020

We have been a leading figure in publishing for more than 500 years. We have always been a forward-looking organization, maximizing the technology for the day, but the digital revolution is bringing enormous change, fast. That same spirit of adventure and entrepreneurialism is critical to our future success. In a fast-changing publishing landscape, OUP welcomes the inquisitive, the inventive, and the ambitious; people who challenge the conventional, and pioneer the possible.


We are looking for a highly efficient and proactive Business Development and Promotion Assistant to support the Business Development and Repertoire Promotion functions to ensure efficient and effective sales, licensing and promotion activities.

Key duties of the role will include:

  1. Managing enquiry mailboxes and provide prompt and accurate responses to customer queries on the OUP catalogue and composers.
  2. Supporting promotional activities by preparing mailings and various forms of publicity in support of author/composer events.
  3. Creating or collating of assets and data in order to publicize the OUP catalogue and composers and to build income. E.g. audio file archive, promotional materials for retailers, and reading session booklets.
  4. Supporting retail sales activity by sending information on new publications to trade customers globally.
  5. Providing news items and composer information to external agencies e.g. music associations, websites etc. to raise the profile of the OUP catalogue and build income.
  6. Helping to organise, administrate and occasionally attend conferences and other events, online or in-person, to increase the profile and performances of OUP Music and its composers, and build business.


You will have:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Analytical thinker with high level of numeracy
  • Ability to manage a varied workload
  • Strong IT skills with experience of Microsoft Office and Adobe (Creative Suite advantageous)
  • Good musical knowledge (classical and choral)

Please note this advert may be closed before the advertising end date, therefore please apply as soon as possible.


We care about work/life balance here at OUP. With this in mind, we offer 25 days’ holiday that rises with service, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure (3-days) and a 35-hour working week. We are open to discussing flexibility in respect of working hours and the use of technology to support regular remote working, dependent on role. We also have an on-site gym with subsidised membership fees and a great variety of active employee networks and societies.

We help make your money go further by contributing to your pension up to 11%, offering loans and savings schemes through our partnership with Salary Finance, in addition to travel to work schemes and access to a wide range of local discounts.

Please see our Rewards and Recognition page for more information.

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