Quill and Quire

Publishing Assistant

Greystone Books Published: January 7, 2019
Location
Vancouver
Job Type
Full-time
Category
Default
Date Posted
2019/01/07
Application Deadline
2019/01/28

Description

The Publishing Assistant provides administrative and editorial support to help Greystone Books meet our high standards and ensure the office runs smoothly and efficiently.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) editorial record-keeping, preparing meeting agendas and taking notes, tracking submissions, and other tasks essential to organizing manuscripts through submission and into production. The Publishing Assistant also reads and responds to submissions, provides some proofreading support as needed, solicits blurbs, and acts as general administrative support to the office.

The ideal candidate possesses a degree in Publishing, English, or equivalent experience, along with some experience in book publishing. Excellent organizational and planning skills, excellent people and communication skills, enthusiasm for grammar, and a love of reading and writing—especially literary nonfiction—are all requirements for this job.

To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter detailing how you meet the qualifications and why you want to work for Greystone Books in a single PDF to alex.cooper@greystonebooks.com by January 28th.

This is a full-time position based in Greystone's Vancouver office.