Quill and Quire

Marketing Associate

BookNet Canada Published: November 29, 2019
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BookNet Canada wants you!

Join our nimble, creative team working at the intersection of books and technology.

Working at BookNet

We have a serious commitment to work/life balance and our office environment is super important to us. We work out of a beautiful converted factory space in one of Toronto’s greenest office buildings in the heart of Queen West/Spadina — Green roof! Bike parking! Dark Horse Espresso Bar!

For contract and full-time employees, we offer medical and dental benefits, summer hours, flexible work times, RSP matching, and employer-sponsored volunteerism. We also know how to have fun, including baseball, curling, axe throwing, bowling, movies, and of course books!

BookNet Canada recognizes that to build the best products and services for the Canadian book industry, we have to work with the best. We recognize our work is improved by working with a diverse group of people with expansive skills and experience under their belts. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, indigeneity, colour, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, abilities, or other legally protected identities.

Current posting: Marketing Associate

Your main role is to communicate BookNet’s offerings and events to current and potential clients, and to enhance BookNet’s authority as a thought leader in the Canadian book industry. You’ll be responsible for maintaining the company social media strategy and managing all social media accounts (including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest) and external communication channels (including our blog and weekly newsletter). You’ll refine content strategies for all of these channels, and write or solicit content as needed.

Action is meaningless without analytics, so you’ll also be responsible for tracking and reporting on various metrics, both for your own efforts (social media channels) and for the Marketing department (website stats, event-related metrics, etc.).

Finally, you’ll be reporting to the Acting Marketing & Communications Manager and assisting with a variety of general duties as needed (editing, light design work, proofreading, creating video tutorials, some administrative tasks).

You will also be assisting with preparations for and working at our annual Tech Forum & ebookcraft conference, which will be taking place March 23-25, 2020.


  • College diploma or equivalent current course study in a Publishing program

  • Marketing experience: writing copy & calls-to-action, creating social media campaigns, etc.

  • Experience with Google Analytics and social media management programs (HootSuite, etc.)

  • Some familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)

  • A strong interest in the intersection of books and technology

  • Experience with event planning, video editing, or podcasting would be a bonus

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently

  • Flexible, organized, and attentive to detail—the Marketing department always has multiple projects on the go, and some of them get turned around very quickly

  • A love of and commitment to deadlines

The other important bits

This is a one-year contract position starting in January 2020. Apply by e-mail only. Attach a resume and cover letter as PDFs and send to jobs@booknetcanada.ca with subject line “Marketing Associate position”.