The UK’s music publishing sector is hugely dynamic – covering a wide range of roles, from creative to legal, across all genres of music.
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.
OUP’s Music Department, within the Academic Division, is one of the world’s leading publishers of classical and educational sheet music. Our diverse list is of the highest quality and includes contemporary works, easy instrumental collections, and an extensive choral catalogue. OUP is also exclusive distributor for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are looking for a confident, proactive, and collaborative individual to commission and acquire content for publication as part of OUP Music’s global sheet-music portfolio. Working with the Head of Publishing, you will research, identify, develop, and contract new titles, as well as evaluating submissions. This key role is ideally suited to someone with a strong understanding of music publishing and its associated markets, particularly in the field of choral music.
Duties of the role will include:
We are committed to finding the right person for this job and would consider offering the role at a more junior level with the title of Assistant Commissioning Editor.
We operate a hybrid working policy that requires a minimum of 2 days per week in the Oxford office.
You will have:
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 to working patterns, dependent on role. We also have a great variety of active employee networks and societies.
We help make your money go further by contributing to your pension up to 12%, 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.
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Please contact [email protected] with any queries relating to this role.
Interviews will take place during the week commencing 11 September 2023.
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.
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