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LINGUIST List 19.2090

Tue Jul 01 2008

Jobs: English/Lexicography: Dictionary Editor, Oxford University Press

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        1.    Joanna Rivenbark, English & Lexicography: Dictionary Editor, Oxford University Press, UK


Message 1: English & Lexicography: Dictionary Editor, Oxford University Press, UK
Date: 30-Jun-2008
From: Joanna Rivenbark <Humanresoup.com>
Subject: English & Lexicography: Dictionary Editor, Oxford University Press, UK
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University or Organization: Oxford University Press
Department: ELT - Editorial
Job Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.oup.co.uk/recruit/
Job Rank: Dictionary Editor

Specialty Areas: Lexicography; American English

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

This position has been filled.

Dictionary Editor - Contract Position

Dictionaries for learners of American English

Opportunity of a lifetime! A chance to spend 11 months working on a
contract position for the oldest and largest University Press in the world.
Oxford University Press is seeking an editor with American English as their
first or equivalent language to join the Oxford-based ELT Dictionaries
department in the UK. The department publishes dictionaries for learners
of English.

The role demands a good understanding of the needs of teachers and learners
and of the problems learners encounter when speaking and writing American
English.

Essential qualities include the ability to express complex ideas clearly in
simple English, critical awareness, and a keen eye for detail.

In addition to the above qualities, a BA/BS in English or a modern language
is required. Experience of lexicography and educational publishing is a
plus. Experience of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and a
recognized TESOL/ESL qualification is also a plus.

OUP offers excellent benefits including:
- 23 days' leave
- 50% discount off OUP books

Please send your resume and salary requirements with cover letter to the
application address listed below.

Please reference Dictionary Editor in the subject line of your response.

Application Deadline: This position has been filled.

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