Quill and Quire

Managing Editor

Biblioasis Published: April 18, 2017
Location
Windsor
Job Type
Full-time
Category
Default
Date Posted
2017/04/18
Application Deadline
2017/05/15

Description

Biblioasis is an award-winning independent publishing house based in Windsor, Ontario. We publish approximately 25 titles a year, including short fiction, novels, poetry, literary criticism, memoir, belle lettres, local and regional history, and general non-fiction. We are also the publishers of the critical journal CNQ: Canadian Notes & Queries. We are looking for a skilled Managing Editor to help oversee our publishing operations. Excellent organizational, leadership, and problem-solving skills necessary.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and manage daily operations
  • Help to supervise staff
  • Coordinate with editors on book and magazine projects
  • Coordinate editorial and production meetings
  • Oversee copy-editors and proofreading
  • Attend events on behalf of the company
  • Negotiate contracts, manage royalties and ensure payments are processed
  • Work with the editorial and production teams to maintain workable schedules
  • Maintain accuracy of bibliodata
  • Ensure smooth and on-going communication between all departments
  • Hire and direct freelancers
  • Manage stock systems
  • Participate in business and editorial planning sessions
  • Assist with grant writing and reporting
  • Other tasks, as required

Requirements:

  • Proven ability to create, manage, and maintain schedules
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Detail-oriented: all aspects of daily activities are handled with accuracy and efficiency
  • Courses or certificate in a publishing program an asset
  • Experience in the book publishing industry an asset
  • Experience as a Managing Editor or in a similar role an asset
  • Working knowledge of Simply Accounting, Moneyworks, and Filemaker an asset

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume directly by May 15th to dwells@biblioasis.com