Jobs & Opportunities

Talon Books Looking for a Copy Editor/Proofreader

Do you have a keen eye, a sharp red pencil, and a passion for avant-garde Canadian literature? If so, Talon Books needs you! Come help Talon publish its Fall 2017 books and prepare to publish its Spring 2018 books.

Talonbooks seeks a Copy Editor/Proofreader for a full-time, three-month contract position between September 15 and December 15, 2017 (approximately).

Opportunities to work part-time or in a freelance capacity with Talon may extend beyond contracted dates.

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Figure 1 Seeking Fulltime Editor

Job Posting
Fulltime Editor
August 7, 2017

Figure 1 Publishing is seeking a fulltime editor for its Vancouver office.

Figure 1 Publishing is Canada’s leading publisher of high quality illustrated books, with a focus on art, architecture, photography, design, and food + drink. Figure 1 also publishes business books in the areas of finance, management, leadership, and corporate and personal memoir.

The successful candidate will have a passion for beautiful books, and strong organizational and author management skills. The editor will be responsible for developing and editing five to eight projects every year, and will also be responsible for copyediting and proofreading another eight to ten books every year. Prior experience editing complex illustrated books is required, as is the willingness to work in close collaboration with our authors and publishing partners, as well as our Figure 1 team.

Please email a cover letter and resume to info@figure1pub.com by September 5, 2017. Applications and queries will be kept confidential. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviewing will take place in September. The position starts in September/October 2017.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Figure 1 also offers a health benefits package.




Canada’s Greatest Storytellers: 1867 to 2017

A special Sesquicentennial show celebrating our finest Fiction Writers

With the help of superb author portraits by Anthony Jenkins appearing on-screen, publisher and author Doug Gibson roams the stage talking about our finest authors down through the years. Decade by decade, he chooses our best authors, English and French, and selects their very best books.

Each decade begins with a burst of Canadian music from the time. Then a contemporary photo reminds us of the historical setting, and a series of iconic works of art remind us of the wider artistic scene in which our writers worked. The result is a celebration not only of our writers and storytellers, but of our artists in general. The resulting reading list is now in great demand, and will be distributed at the show.

Already he has given this hugely ambitious show (with an Intermission when we reach 1967, the year when Gibson himself came to Canada) in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, and at the Toronto Launch in the Lieutenant Governor’s Chambers in Queen’s Park. After this Vancouver Launch, he will be taking the show across Canada for the rest of 2017, as his own tribute to our country and its writers, culminating in his praise of his author, Alice Munro.

WHERE   Vancouver, at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre, Room 1400

WHEN      Wednesday, May 31, at 7pm

BOOK       Free tickets at pubworks@sfu.ca

 


VPL seeks graphic novelist for next Writer-in-Residence

Vancouver Public Library is looking to host a resident graphic novelist between Aug. 28 and Dec.15, 2017.

The Writer in Residence will develop exciting public programs and provide advice to emerging writers through one-to-one consultations and group workshops, as well as outreach to targeted communities.

The deadline is May 22. Email programs@vpl.ca for more information.


Vancouver poet laureate Rachel Rose calls for submissions to upcoming anthology

New book to bring together Vancouver’s vibrant literary and culinary scenes

Rachel Rose, Vancouver’s poet laureate, is inviting writers to submit short works, poems and essays for a new anthology that will bring together the city’s vibrant literary and culinary scenes.

“This anthology will support Vancouver’s ability to welcome newcomers, symbolically and materially,” says poet laureate Rachel Rose, who is editing the upcoming Sustenance: Writers from B.C. and Beyond on the Subject of Food, to be published by Anvil Press.

“It will support people who are struggling, while celebrating our writers and showcasing Vancouver’s local food heritage.”

Sustenance will bring to the table a diverse mix of Canada’s best contemporary writers, both emerging and established, to celebrate all that is unique about Vancouver’s literary and culinary scenes, as well as British Columbia’s food producers.

“The book will be punctuated by beautiful local food photographs and recipes from some of our top chefs,” Rose says. “Each of these short pieces will shock, comfort, praise or entice.”

Sustenance is, as well, a community response to the needs of new arrivals or low-income families in our city.

All proceeds from the book will support refugee or low-income families with fresh, locally grown produce for while supporting B.C. farmers, fishers, beekeepers and gardeners through the Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon program.

Rose’s call for submissions welcomes works that explore all matter of relationships to food – exile and migration, food scarcity, kitchen table healing and more. Deadline: Saturday, April 15, 2017


Master of Publishing students final magazine media presentations – April 7th

Join SFU’s Master of Publishing students as they present their final magazine media projects.
This year we have combined the tech and magazine projects to expand upon the digital possibilities in marrying print and tech. Our students have created their own “maga” projects that explore the digital possibilities of magazine publishing today.

Friday, April 7th in room 2270 and running from 1:30 to 4:30.

 


SFU Gerontology Research Centre Communications Officer Posting

Position Outline:
Reporting to the Director of the Gerontology Research Centre (www.sfu.ca/grc), the successful candidate will oversee all communication aspects of the Gerontology Research Centre, including Websites, Newsletter, Annual Report, and community engagement, as well as assist with local conferences and other research translation activities. This position is based at SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus, 515 W. Hastings, Vancouver BC.

Qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree in Communications, Marketing, or a related discipline
• Excellent knowledge of communications principles, practices and techniques
• Experience in Website development/updating; newsletter production; social media communication
• Excellent knowledge in using online content managements systems, content & image-editing software (e.g. Photoshop, PowerPoint), performance tools (Google Analytics etc) and desktop publishing applications
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts

Start Date: ASAP
Position End Date: 6 months after the start date, renewable
Salary Range: $ 28,000-$ 35,000 per annum
Deadline: March 24, 2017
To apply please send an electronic cover letter, CV, and names of 3 references to the attention of
Dr. Andrew Wister; Director of Gerontology Research Centre; wister@sfu.ca