Women’s Press
Canada’s leading academic feminist publisher
Canada’s leading academic feminist publisher

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Editorial Assistant Contract Position

Higher Education Publishing

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is seeking an Editorial Assistant at our Toronto office for a six-month contract position. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the book publishing staff in the acquisition, development, and production of academic titles. The position will commence with working remotely from home, until normal operations can resume safely at our downtown office at Adelaide and Spadina.

The Editorial Assistant is responsible for:

  • Supporting publishing staff in all activities leading to publication
  • Conducting market research for proposed manuscripts
  • Assisting with assembling peer review panels
  • Assisting with the preparation of manuscripts for production
  • Assisting with photo research for covers
  • Checking proofs and editing indexes
  • Writing and proofreading back cover copy
  • Assisting in the creation and editing of supplementary teaching materials
  • Managing the book permissions process
  • Assisting in the grant application process
  • Mailing and distributing books to authors and reviewers
  • Performing administrative support where needed

The ideal candidate has excellent organizational and time management skills, attention to detail, and a university degree. Enrolment or recent experience in a book publishing program is required, and experience working or interning in book publishing is preferred. The successful candidate will have copyediting and research skills and be very comfortable with Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Word) and Adobe Acrobat. Bilingualism in French is an asset.

This is a full-time, six-month contract position, beginning as soon as possible. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Please submit your cover letter and resume, in one PDF document, to apply@canadianscholars.ca by November 18, 2020.

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equality and diversity, and we encourage applicants from underrepresented communities. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Acquisitions Editor-Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is looking for a highly motivated individual with strong communication and organizational skills to join our dynamic team. Working out of our downtown Toronto office, the successful candidate will be responsible for acquiring new titles as part of our higher education publishing program.


Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Ongoing market research to maintain a solid understanding of the academic fields in our areas of focus
  • Developing strong networks and partnerships with key leaders in these fields to increase authorship, customer base, and market share
  • Evaluating and providing feedback on book proposals
  • Coordinating peer review and communicating feedback to authors/editors
  • Contributing creative input on text designs, cover designs, jacket copy, and web content
  • Working closely with our production managers and marketing and sales team
  • Developing and implementing a strategic plan for each title, from acquisition to sales


Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree
  • Computer proficiency in typical office programs, as well as internet research
  • 1-2 years’ experience in academic book publishing and/or a recent or expected graduate degree would be an asset
  • Experience as an acquisitions editor would be an asset
  • Sales and marketing experience would be an asset
  • Experience working with ePubs or other electronic resources would be an asset

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. Please submit applications in one pdf file to apply@canadianscholars.ca by October 16th, 2020.

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Bilingual Acquisitions Editor-Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is looking for a highly motivated individual with strong communication and organizational skills to join our dynamic team. Working out of our downtown Toronto office, the successful candidate will be responsible for acquiring new French titles as part of our higher education publishing program.


Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Ongoing market research to maintain a solid understanding of the academic fields in our areas of focus
  • Developing strong networks and partnerships with key leaders in these fields to increase authorship, customer base, and market share
  • Evaluating and providing feedback on book proposals
  • Coordinating peer review and communicating feedback to authors/editors
  • Contributing creative input on text designs, cover designs, jacket copy, and web content
  • Working closely with our production managers and marketing and sales team
  • Developing and implementing a strategic plan for each title, from acquisition to sales


Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree
  • Computer proficiency in typical office programs, as well as internet research
  • Bilingual in French and English
  • 1-2 years’ experience in academic book publishing and/or a recent or expected graduate degree would be an asset
  • Experience as an acquisitions editor would be an asset
  • Sales and marketing experience would be an asset
  • Experience working with ePubs or other electronic resources would be an asset

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. Please submit applications in one pdf file to apply@canadianscholars.ca by October 16th, 2020.

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.