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Editorial Intern Position

Higher Education Publishing

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is seeking an Editorial Intern at our Toronto office. This individual will receive a unique opportunity to learn about all aspects of publishing in a small, independent environment. The internship will commence with working remotely from home, until normal operations can resume safely at our downtown office at Adelaide and Spadina.

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 and take meeting minutes
  • Conduct market research for proposed manuscripts
  • Research opportunities for new textbooks
  • Assist with assembling peer review panels
  • Assist with the preparation of manuscripts for production
  • Write and proofread back cover and marketing copy as needed
  • Assist with reviewing proofs and editing supplements
  • Assist with book distribution and mailing
  • Assist with photo research for covers
  • 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.

This is a full-time, four-month internship, beginning as soon as possible. The intern will be paid a bi-weekly honorarium.

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is committed to equality and diversity, and we encourage applicants from underrepresented communities.

Please submit your cover letter and resume, in one PDF document, to Ryan Pidhayny at ryan.pidhayny@canadianscholars.ca by October 28, 2020.

Only those 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.