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

Editorial Intern Position

Higher Education Publishing

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is seeking an Editorial Intern. Working from our downtown office at Adelaide and Spadina, this individual will receive a unique opportunity to learn about all aspects of publishing in a small, independent environment.

The Editorial Intern will be responsible for a variety of tasks associated with the acquisition, development, and production of our textbooks. This individual will

  • Attend editorial meetings
  • Conduct market research for proposed manuscripts
  • Research opportunities for new textbooks
  • Read incoming book proposals and write readers’ reports
  • Assist with the preparation of manuscripts for production
  • Write and proofread back cover and marketing copy as needed
  • Assist with book distribution and mailing
  • Assist with cover design and photo research
  • Perform administrative support where needed

The ideal candidate will have the following experience and skills:

  • Demonstrated interest in educational publishing
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills
  • Superior research skills and attention to detail
  • Strong PC skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe
  • Experience copy editing and proofreading is an asset
  • Experience in a higher education academic setting is an asset
  • Bilingualism in French is an asset

Enrollment or recent experience in an editorial, publishing, or journalism program is preferred but not required.

This is a full-time, four-month internship, beginning as soon as possible, with an honorarium of $25 per day.

Please submit your cover letter and resume, in one PDF document, to Emma Melnyk at emma.melnyk@canadianscholars.ca by Friday February 23rd, 2018.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Editorial/Production Manager – Book Publishing

Higher Education Publishing

Canadian Scholars/Women's Press is seeking a highly-organized individual to assume the position of Editorial/Production Manager. This position is based out of our downtown Toronto office.

The Editorial/Production Manager is responsible for:

  • Liaising with authors pre-submission to secure timely arrival of first-draft manuscripts
  • Assessing manuscripts for compliance with publication plans and directing authors on necessary adjustments
  • Coordinating peer review of manuscripts and guiding authors through implementation of required revisions
  • Coordinating and supervising the work of freelance proofreaders, copyeditors, typesetters, designers, and indexers
  • Reviewing copy-edited and proofread material
  • Creating, maintaining, and monitoring production schedules and ensuring that books are delivered on schedule and on budget
  • Other duties in support of Canadian Scholars’ publishing program as may be assigned to you by the Publisher from time to time

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: University degree. Publishing certificate would be an asset.

Experience: Editorial experience, including project management, copyediting, and proofreading experience. Familiarity with the processes of print and ebook production is essential.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Please submit applications via email, in one PDF file, to apply@canadianscholars.ca by Friday February 23rd.

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.


Acquisitions Editor – Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press

Higher Education Publishing

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is looking for a highly motivated individual with strong communication and organizational skills to join our company. 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
  • Sales and marketing experience would be an asset
  • Structural and copyediting experience would be an asset
  • Fluency in French would be an asset

Experience: Editorial experience, including project management, copyediting, and proofreading experience. Familiarity with the processes of print and ebook production is essential.

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. Please submit applications in one pdf file to apply@canadianscholars.ca by March 9th, 2018.

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.


Acquisitions Editor (maternity leave contract) – Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press

Higher Education Publishing

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is looking for a highly motivated individual with strong communication and organizational skills to assume the position of Acquisitions Editor. This is a maternity leave contract position and is based 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
  • Sales and marketing experience would be an asset
  • Structural and copyediting experience would be an asset
  • Fluency in French would be an asset

Experience: Editorial experience, including project management, copyediting, and proofreading experience. Familiarity with the processes of print and ebook production is essential.

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. Please submit applications in one pdf file to apply@canadianscholars.ca by March 9th, 2018.

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.