Friday, 13 September 2013

Science Editor Careers at Oxford University Press (Tanzania) Ltd

Job Title: Science Editor, Tanzania

Employer: Oxford University Press (Tanzania) Ltd

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam

Application Deadline: 23rd Sept 2013

Job  Description:

Oxford University Press Tanzania ("OUPT"), established in Tanzania in 1967, is recruiting for the position of Science Editor. The position is based in Dar es Salaam. The successful candidate will report to the Publishing Manager.

Job scope and context:

Primarily office-based job; some field work required for research and relationship building. Deadline driven. Comfortable working in an environment that demands management of diverse stakeholders.

Skills and knowledge needed:

Commissioning and management of authors; Proofreading; Editing;
Product knowledge;
MS Word and Excel; Project management;
Copy writing;
Understanding of electronic publishing will be an advantage;
Printing and design terminology & processes;
Presentation skills; Budget control;
Research skills;
Relationship building;
Negotiation skills;
Understanding' of pedagogy and educational methodology;
Knowledge of educational publishing industry.

Responsibilities:
Present projects for approval
Commissions authors and manages the production of titles for publication to deadline;
Edits and proofreads as required
Conducting marketing research whenever necessary
Liaising with design and artists
Minimum requirements to apply:
Bachelor degree in Science with education (majors: Chemistry and Biology)
Strong oral and written English language skills
Computer literacy

Key Competencies:

Excellent communication skills
Self driven
Able to work to agreed schedules and deliver on time
Demonstrate a spirit of competitiveness, display ethical behaviour, support teamwork, communicate effectively, innovate and learn
Experience in editorial work would be an added advantage
If you are customer focused/service-oriented and possess enthusiasm, good interpersonal skills, and meet the minimum requirements above, we would like to hear from you!


How to Apply:

We offer a competitive salary and benefit package commensurate with experience.
Please send your CV to:
Human Resources Manager,
P. O. Box 5299
Dar es Salaam.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Oxford reserves the right not to fill the vacancy at this time.