Quill and Quire

Design and Production Manager

Between the Lines Published: January 7, 2019
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You have a passion for progressive politics and are excited about the opportunity to work with activist authors and readers. You have experience working collaboratively. You are self-motivated and relish the opportunity to manage your own labour in a workplace without bosses.

You will:

  • manage the design and production process for all new BTL titles
  • complete interior design and layout of most new BTL books
  • direct and manage freelance illustrators and book designers
  • design print and online materials for advertisements, social media content, sales sheets, flyers, posters, catalogues, and other marketing materials, as determined by the collective
  • proofread all books and ebooks and ensure BTL's style guide and quality standards are enforced
  • participate in weekly staff meetings and work with other BTL staff on collective goals
  • participate in BTL editorial committee meetings, held in the evening, every six weeks
  • when required, attend book launches, conferences, professional development sessions, and publishing industry events

You will need:

  • enthusiasm about creating books that challenge mainstream culture and politics and promote social justice
  • excellent organization and planning skills and an ability to prioritize competing tasks and to meet deadlines
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • meticulous attention to detail and extensive knowledge of printing and design standards
  • an ability to work collaboratively in a collective work environment
  • a post-secondary degree or relevant work experience
  • proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • ebook creation skills, illustration skills, and knowledge of other layout and design software an asset

This is a four day/week position in our downtown Toronto office. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter in a single document to info@btlbooks.com. Deadline: 5 pm on January 21, 2019

BTL is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, but regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of applications. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.