Quill and Quire

Production and Design Coordinator

Fernwood Publishing Published: March 16, 2023
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Date Posted
Application Deadline
Salary Range
55, 000


Fernwood is an independent Canadian publisher with radically left political views. We seek social transformation through publishing books of non-fiction and fiction for general public, academic and scholarly readers. We publish books that acknowledge, confront and contest all forms of oppression and exploitation. We believe that in publishing books that challenge the status quo and imagine new ways forward we participate in the struggle for a just, equitable society.

The production and design coordinator is responsible for coordinating the print and digital book production process, designing book interiors and some covers as well as developing accessible eBooks. It also involves designing and coordinating the production of marketing and promotional materials. This position is highly collaborative and also involves some grant writing and reporting responsibilities.

The ideal person for this position will have demonstrated design skills, strong proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office applications, accessible eBook development skills, impeccable workflow management skills, commitment to justice-seeking activity, strong communication skills as well as the ability to work independently and in a collaborative work environment as part of the Fernwood team. This position requires extensive time working on a computer and an ability to work within tight timelines. A detailed job description is available here.

This is a full-time position. The salary is $55,300 and includes health benefits. The start date is June 5, 2023. Ideally this position will be located in our Winnipeg or Halifax office, but a remote position will be considered. We encourage and actively seek applications from BIPOC and individuals from systemically marginalized communities.

Please send your resume and cover letter as a single PDF file to production@fernpub.ca by April 17, 2023.