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Accessible Digital Books Project Coordinator (short-term contract)

Literary Press Group of Canada (LPG) Published: September 18, 2023
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The LPG is seeking a full-time (35 hours per week) Accessible Digital Books (ADB) Project Coordinator to provide quality assurance support for our Accessible Digital Books project, along with the development of marketing assets. This 16-week contract position will commence on or around November 20, 2023. This position is for an entry-level publishing professional interested in supporting independent Canadian literary publishers in the final stages of accessible eBook conversion, and marketing the collection of accessible-format eBooks to readers and specialized audiences. The ideal candidate will be creative, curious, and well organized, and they will have a passion for reading and literary publishing.

Summary of Responsibilities

The ADB Project Coordinator will work with LPG staff, our partner organization eBound, and participating publishers to support a collective accessible eBook conversion project. This position requires planning, communications, and design skills, as well as a strong customer service focus. The successful applicant will be offered training opportunities to support their tasks.

Conversion Process Support & Project Administration

  • Complete training on ADB quality assurance.
  • Provide support to publishers for quality assurance of converted files.
  • Provide proofreading, research, administrative, and other project support as assigned.

Marketing, Communications, and Design

  • Working with LPG staff, the Project Coordinator will continue developing the marketing
    strategy for our collection of accessible eBooks.
    • Update collective marketing campaign creative concept and assets.
    • Update messaging for target audiences.
    • Update graphics for social media messaging.
  • Update ADB merchandising lists on All Lit Up/eBooks for Everyone.
  • Create blog content to feature books from the collective on All Lit Up.
  • Provide proofreading, research, and other project support as assigned.
  • Other administrative and support duties, as assigned


  • Strong critical thinking and writing skills, with attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills, including by phone and videoconference.
  • Some knowledge of marketing concepts and strategies.
  • Intermediate design skills using Adobe Creative Suite and Canva.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Familiarity with eBook production, HTML, and/or Accessible Media development is an asset.
  • Self-starter who can work independently and as part of a remote team.
  • Post-secondary education, ideally in publishing, or equivalent relevant work experience.


$22 per hour

The LPG’s office is in Toronto at 234 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 502. We continue to work primarily remotely. Applicants located anywhere in Canada are welcome.

Friday, October 6 at 11:59 pm ET

To Apply
To apply, please fill out the application form and email your résumé and cover letter AS A SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word or PDF) to [email protected] no later than Friday, October 6, 2023 at 11:59 pm (ET).

Your application must be entirely your own effort and contain no AI or machine-generated text. No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The LPG embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that is free of harassment and discrimination. We have adopted a Code of Conduct to guide our interactions. We encourage applications from BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQ2+ applicants, and others facing barriers to employment.

In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants should make their needs known in advance to [email protected].

About the Literary Press Group

Founded in 1975, the LPG is a not-for-profit association that represents Canadian-owned and -operated literary book publishers from coast to coast. Our members produce books by some of Canada’s most innovative and creative writers, giving readers access to diverse voices that have not been well represented in mainstream publishing. In addition to their cultural contributions, LPG members are small businesses that support local economies through the full range of their business activities, from editorial, design, and production to marketing, sales, and distribution.

The LPG advocates for members and for Canadian literary culture; manages a collective sales force; offers distribution services; operates the online book retailer All Lit Up; provides professional development and knowledge-sharing opportunities; and represents member publishers at national and international events. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canadian Government through the Canada Book Fund and Canada Council for the Arts, and of the Ontario Government through the Ontario Arts Council.

To learn more, please visit https://www.lpg.ca/ and https://alllitup.ca/eBooks-for-Everyone.