Quill and Quire

Managing Editor

Sheridan College Published: June 19, 2022
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Date Posted
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$39.48 - $41.95/hr


Reporting to the Associate Dean, School of Humanities and Creativity in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Managing Editor leads the production of the new literary magazine, The Ampersand Review of Writing & Publishing. Founded in Fall 2020, The Ampersand Review is a literary magazine published by the Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing Program at Sheridan College. In our pages we seek to provide a venue for excellent, innovative writing from across the country, representing literary voices from a vibrant spectrum of identities, intersections, backgrounds, creativities, and lived experiences. Because the "Ampersand" in our name signifies the essential relationship between writing and publishing, we also seek to encourage and promote—through book reviews and other features—a vital and inclusive domestic publishing industry that will allow Canada's remarkable variety of talented writers to thrive.

What You’ll be Doing

The Managing Editor oversees the operations, production, sales, circulation, and growth of the print publication and online platform of The Ampersand Review. Working with a diverse team that will include the school administration and a faculty-based Editorial Board, the incumbent will provide project management for the magazine, including setting and meeting production schedules and deadlines and establishing best practices for workflows. The Managing Editor will hire freelance designers and copyeditors and will hire, manage, and mentor student interns from the Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing & Publishing. In addition to developing and maintaining a detailed budget of planned annual expenditures, the incumbent will also be expected to develop a business plan for the long-term financial sustainability of the publication.  They will also seek out opportunities to better establish the magazine in the Canadian literary landscape, through promotions, festival attendance, merchandising, inter-journal exchanges, etc.

The Ampersand Review is a professional, public-facing publication that is supported by a post-secondary institution. As a result, the Managing Editor will need to understand and adhere to both industry standards and Sheridan policies and procedures.

About You

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in English or French, Publishing, Creative Writing, or related field; or unrelated undergraduate degree plus graduate certificate/diploma in publishing or related field along with five years of experience. (Equivalency will be considered)
  • Minimum three years progressive experience in publishing, with an emphasis on production management and budgeting.
  • Thorough knowledge of editorial procedures and processes in both print and digital publishing.
  • Solid organizational, managerial, and leadership skills, including leading a team, coaching, and goal setting.
  • Skilled in collaboration and relationship-building.
  • Computer and web literacy, with experience in a variety of programs, including proficiency in Microsoft Office especially Excel) and social media.

Who We Are:

Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives. Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World  (https://sheridan2024.sheridancollege.ca/), charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.  Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence.  Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHASS) offers programs in Communication and Literary Studies, Humanities and Creativity, and Social and Life Sciences, and includes the Honours Bachelor Degree in Creative Writing & Publishing. Our holistic approach to education develops your knowledge, creative thinking, and confidence.

Sheridan is deeply committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Sheridan is situated on these lands, and it is our collective responsibility to honour and respect those who have gone before us, those who are here, and those who have yet to come. We are grateful for the opportunity to be working on this land.

Sheridan values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. Sheridan regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. Sheridan seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

Sheridan will provide job applicants with accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. To request accommodation, please contact Human Resources.

Please apply through the following portal: https://sheridan.njoyn.com/cl3/xweb/xweb.asp?CLID=55117&page=jobdetails&JobID=J0622-1233&lang=1

You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.