Editorial Administrative Assistant, Music

  • Employer Oxford University Press
  • Location Oxford
  • Application Deadline 07/02/2021

About Us

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 recruiting an enthusiastic and motivated Editorial Administrative Assistant to join our busy editorial team. The role provides clerical support for all new sheet-music titles, supporting editors and liaising with other departmental colleagues. Core duties:

  • Administrative: record-keeping, database entry, processing dept. forms and reports
  • Secretarial: compiling meeting agendas/minutes, dealing with routine correspondence
  • Editorial: assist with copy-preparation
  • General: liaison with composers, freelancers, outside supplier

N.B. To avoid disappointment do not delay in applying as the advert may be closed before the advertising end date.

About You

The successful applicant will be well organised, competent in written and administrative tasks, and able to prioritise work. You will have confidence with IT systems, spreadsheets, word-processing packages, and a willingness to develop new skills. A good knowledge of classical music is required, along with experience of working in an office environment.


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.


Please contact wendy.foster@oup.com with any queries relating to this role.

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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