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LifeTree Media seeks Senior Non-Fiction Editor

LifeTree Media, a hybrid publisher based in Vancouver, BC, is seeking a senior editor to join their virtual team on a part-time basis starting January 2017.

This role requires strong editorial skills and strong people management and organizational skills. Minimum 2–5 years experience as an editor, managing staff, and in a senior position at a trade house.

Read the full job description.

BookNet Canada hiring Project Manager

BookNet Canada is hiring a Project Manager in Toronto for a contract position with possibility of extension.

Deadline to apply: Nov. 18, 2016


Known as the “Canadian book industry supply chain nerve centre,” BookNet Canada is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to coordinating technological change for Canada’s book industry.

So what does that mean? We develop technology, standards, and education that make it easier for our stakeholders to promote and sell books, reach new audiences, and ride the ever-cresting wave of new technology. Our customers are spread throughout the industry and come in all shapes and sizes, from independent booksellers to multi-national publishing houses.

We maintain and manage several products defined by and built for our stakeholders, including but not limited to:

  • SalesData, the national book sales tracking and analysis service
  • CataList, a powerful online catalogue for marketing, selling, and ordering books
  • BiblioShare, a quality-controlled bibliographic data aggregation system


A contract position with opportunity for FTE.

BookNet Canada project managers are legendary for their resourcefulness, diplomacy, innovation, and problem-solving abilities. They operate with a high level of independence and assume significant responsibility for key areas of BookNet Canada operations.

We are looking for a Project Manager who will plan and execute a wide range of projects, with responsibilities including:

  • Ongoing product management
  • Undertaking new projects from requirements through to release
  • Managing releases for both major features and minor maintenance
  • Undertaking training and education of our subscribers and stakeholders
  • Writing of technical documents, standards, and specifications
  • Managing development and design resources
  • Assisting colleagues with research on industry trends in technology and the supply chain

In this position you will likely be working on projects related to our core products’ key feature sets and product interoperability.


You love books and the people who publish and sell them. You’re a talented generalist who can operate comfortably across a wide range of tasks. You embrace technology and its possibilities. You want to fix what is broken and make things better, easier, simpler.


  • Minimum 3 years of experiencing managing projects and project teams
  • A university degree in a related field, or a combination of certifications and work experience
  • Experience in the book industry (retail, publishing, etc.)
  • Experience with managing projects through all stages of the software development process
  • Experience with business analysis and/or information architecture documentation
  • Strong communication skills, comfortable with public speaking/group presentations, great at building relationships
  • Well organized with good attention to detail


  • PMP certification
  • Experience with Scrum and KanBan methodologies
  • Experience with ONIX or other metadata standards
  • Not-for-profit experience


  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Medical/dental benefits
  • A friendly workplace with a commitment to work-life balance
  • We operate from 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!)


  • Please email with your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations and the subject line “Project Manager position”
  • Only selected applicants will be contacted
  • Please, no phone calls or faxes

BookNet Canada hiring Marketing Associate for 1-year contract

BookNet Canada is hiring a Marketing Associate for a 1-year contract.

BookNet Canada is a non-profit organization that develops technology, standards, and education to serve the Canadian book industry. BNC services and research help companies promote and sell books, streamline workflows, and analyze and adapt to a rapidly changing market.

Marketing Associate Position Description:

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 and external communication channels. This includes Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, our blog, and BookNet’s weekly eNews 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 Marketing & Communications Manager and assisting with a variety of general duties as needed (editing, light design work, proofreading, creating video tutorials, some administrative tasks, preparing for and working at our annual Tech Forum conference, etc.).


  • 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. Apply by e-mail only. Attach a resume and cover letter as PDFs and send to with subject line “Marketing Associate position” as soon as possible and no later than Sept. 9, 2016.

UBC Press hiring Digital Developmental Editor

There has been another position opening relating to the grant awarded to UBC Press and the University of Washington Press from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a digital publishing platform in Indigenous studies. They are hiring a Digital Developmental Editor to work in tandem with the Project Development Manager.

UBC Press is seeking an experienced developmental editor with proven interest and talent in digital publishing to play a central role in a new initiative produced in partnership with the University of Washington Press. Working in consultation with authors, Indigenous community members, and in‐house editors at UBC Press and University of Washington Press, the Digital Developmental Editor (DDE) will be responsible for developing prototypes of dynamically enhanced, multi‐path and multimedia books in Indigenous studies.

Major activities include assessing, editing, writing, or soliciting textual or multimedia content; managing the importation of text and media assets; and executing the authors’ and publishers’ vision for the digital book in Scalar, an online platform for writing and publishing. The DDE will have experience in both substantive editing and web editing or writing and will have experience designing and optimizing user interfaces.

For a full job description and skill requirements, visit the UBC HR Careers website and search for Job ID #24218. This position is a 3‐year term appointment, 60% FTE, renewable every twelve months. The closing date is September 6, 2016.

NUVO Magazine seeks Digital Assistant

NUVO magazine is looking for a savvy, next-generation digital assistant.

The ideal candidate is a college graduate able to excel in a fast-moving environment without losing her/his meticulous attention to detail, who demonstrates a skillful command of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and WordPress, with a working knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and Google Analytics. Should be able to work content-agnostically, and with an eye toward accuracy, story organization, and tone.

For full job description and application instructions, see the posting on Masthead Online.


The Tyee is hiring for 2 positions

The Tyee is now hiring two new Business Team members. Keen to help independent media flourish? Apply by August 15!

The Tyee is now looking to add two people to our Vancouver office to help grow our revenues and keep our office humming like a well-oiled machine. We have immediate openings for a full-time Sales and Partnerships Co-ordinator, and a part-time Office Administrator.

Since 2003, The Tyee has published original stories about British Columbia and Canada’s news, culture and solutions to pressing issues.

For details about the postings, check the Tyee News blog.

UBC Press hiring for 2 positions

UBC Press is Canada’s leading social sciences publisher, annually releasing 70 new titles in a number of fields, including Aboriginal studies, Asian studies, Canadian history, environmental studies, gender and women’s studies, geography, health and food studies, law, media and communications, military and security studies, planning and urban studies, and political science.

The first position UBC Press is advertising is a Digital Publishing Coordinator, responsible for the distribution and integrity of the Press’s digital assets and metadata.

The coordinator will work closely with editorial, production, and marketing departments to ensure smooth workflow and that all digital systems are up to date and congruent with current market and industry requirements and trends. For a full job description, visit the UBC HR Careers website and search for Job ID #23987.

The second position relates to the grant awarded to UBC Press and the University of Washington Press from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a digital publishing platform in Indigenous studies. They are hiring a Project Development Manager to head this 3-year initiative.

The incumbent will manage and monitor the overall development and progress of the project, as well as the technical, editorial, administrative, and community groups involved with the project. For a full job description, visit the UBC HR Careers website and search for Job ID #23889.

London School of Economics hiring Blog Editor

The London School of Economics’ Impact Blog is currently recruiting for the position of Editor.

This is a great opportunity to join our team and help shape the future of scholarly communication! The Communications Division at LSE is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with experience working with academic writing and a keen interest in digital scholarship and academic impact to work as Editor of the LSE Impact Blog.

The LSE Impact Blog is a hub for researchers, higher education administrative staff, librarians, students, think-tanks, and decision-makers interested in maximising the impact of academic work. This is a great opportunity for candidates with an interest in academic impact, scholarly communication, traditional and alternative research metrics.

More details on how to apply can be found here.

Deadline: 13 July 2016
Location: London-based (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Compensation: £27,657 – £32,013 (depending on experience)
This is a fixed term appointment with funding confirmed until 31 July 2017

Megaphone magazine hiring Community Outreach and Development Coordinator

Megaphone is hiring a Community Outreach and Development Coordinator. It’s a new position for the organization with lots of room for growth.

Megaphone is an award-winning social enterprise that provides an economic opportunity and a voice to people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Vancouver and Victoria. Megaphone works with more than 200 marginalized people in British Columbia every year through its vendor and writing workshop programs. We are committed to empowering people and creating social change in our communities.

The Community Outreach and Development Coordinator is a full-time, contract position with Megaphone that reports to the Executive Director. This position is based in Vancouver.

Job Description:

This is a new position for Megaphone. What that means is that we want to find a person who cares about the work we do and who is a great fit with our team and culture. This also means you’ll be part of creating what the role looks like. Below is how our vision for the position is shaping up, based on our current needs.

Supporter and Donor Development:

  • Lead Megaphone’s seasonal fundraising campaigns with both digital and direct outreach
  • Build relationships with Megaphone supporters and sponsors
  • Manage and analyze donations in NationBuilder and other tools
  • Process donations and ensure public recognition
  • Represent Megaphone at events and speak to the public and supporters about our work
  • Plan, coordinate, and write grant applications and reports
  • Work on innovative campaigns that speak to our supporters about our work, facilitate donations, and help grow our community


  • Organize Megaphone’s fall breakfast fundraiser
  • Help the Megaphone team coordinate the Voices of the Street and Hope in Shadows launches


  • Passion for social justice and supporting Megaphone’s vendors
  • Experience developing and implementing donor programs and/or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • An ability to develop innovative new fundraising ideas that reflect Megaphone’s mandate and supporter composition
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience with database platforms (NationBuilder) an asset.
  • Independent and creative self-starter able to work cooperatively in a flexible office environment
  • Comfortable making direct/personal asks for donations and interacting with a variety of supporters in both casual and formal settings
  • Effective time management, a high level of organization, and ability to prioritize

Megaphone recognizes the importance of an inclusive workplace and a diverse workforce. We welcome and encourage all people to apply, including people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds; LGBTQ2+ identified persons; women; people with disabilities; and people with lived experience of issues on which Megaphone is working to change the public conversation: poverty, mental illness, and more.

This is a one-year contract position with the possibility of extension. This position salary range is $42,500 to $45,000 (commensurate with experience).

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to with the position title as the subject of the email. We thank all applicants for their interest in working with Megaphone. Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline: JULY 11th, 2016 at 4:00pm. Interviews will be conducted in person at our Vancouver office on July 13-14.