Quill and Quire

Editorial/Production Manager

Canadian Scholars Published: June 13, 2017
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Job Description – Editorial/Production Manager (6-month maternity leave contract) – Book Publishing

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is seeking a highly-organized individual to assume the position of Editorial/Production Manager. This is a maternity leave contract position and 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.

Contract rates will be commensurate with experience. Please submit applications to apply@canadianscholars.ca by June 27th, 2017.

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.