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Editorial Coordinator / Project Manager

Location: Victoria or Remote
Job Type: Full-time
Salary Range: $42,000–$46,000
Date Posted: 2024/05/06
Application Deadline: 2024/05/17

ABOUT TOUCHWOOD EDITIONS

TouchWood Editions is an independent Canadian-owned book publisher based in Victoria, BC, which is on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen (Esquimalt, and Songhees), Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia’new, T’Sou-ke and W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples.

We are a tight-knit team of creatives who share a big love of reading, eating, drinking, exploring the region, and diving into stories that expand and deepen our worldview. We create and market beautiful and award-winning books in many different categories including food and wine, art and history, gardening and pets, house and home, as well as quality literary fiction titles under our imprint Brindle & Glass. 

ABOUT THE ROLE

TouchWood Editions is looking for an enthusiastic, collaborative, and highly motivated book lover to join our team on a full-time basis. All interviews with eligible candidates will be conducted remotely via virtual meetings.

Responsibilities
  • Work directly with authors, editors, copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, designers, production manager, and publisher to coordinate all aspects of a book’s development from concept to printed product for 15–20 frontlist titles a year.
  • Maintain and monitor production schedules to ensure book projects are completed on time and meet a high standard of quality.
  • Provide comprehensive guidance to authors throughout every step of the production process informed by in-house guidelines, current market trends, and industry standards.
  • Liaise with multiple freelancers with associated budgets in mind, as approved by publisher
  • Assist with sourcing and preparing artwork, images, and captions as needed.
  • Edit, copy edit, fact-check, and proof full manuscripts as needed; create or revise style sheets as needed.
  • Check multiple rounds of page proofs, consolidating author and proofreader changes, resolving queries, and coordinating changes with designers.
  • Participate in staff meetings, including weekly production meetings and bi-annual sales conferences
  • Assist in preparing and formatting manuscripts at every stage of the process, getting them ready for editors, copyeditors, and designers.
Required knowledge, skills, and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English, Communications, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Two or more years of publishing experience preferable
  • Certificate, diploma, or degree in publishing or editing an asset
  • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage projects and handle multiple priorities and tasks at a time.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and maintain productive working relationships in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong ability to communicate with clients and freelancers clearly and professionally via email and phone
  • Strong creative problem-solving abilities
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google docs.
  • Experience with project management software (e.g. Asana) and cloud storage providers (Dropbox) an asset.
  • Familiarity with editing standards and overall writing structures
  • Familiarity with the overall book industry, and industry standards for books

TouchWood Editions is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, and particularly welcome applications from individuals from underrepresented and marginalized groups.

If this sounds like a good fit, please submit your cover letter and resumé to jobs@touchwoodeditions.com by May 17, 2024.