Job Posting: Research & Marketing Assistant

The LPG is seeking a full-time contract Research & Marketing Assistant. This position, funded through Canada Summer Jobs, is for a youth interested in the publishing industry. The ideal candidate will be creative, curious, and well organized, and will have a passion for reading.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Conduct research for ongoing projects related to literary publishing, book sales and marketing, bookrelated media, bibliodata, and others as assigned
  • Create and use spreadsheets to organize data
  • Write reports, summaries, blog posts, newsletters, and social media content
  • Assist with administrative tasks and general office support

Qualifications

  • Advanced Internet research skills to search for, evaluate, and document information and sources
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficiency with WordPress, MailChimp, Canva, and/or Adobe Creative Suite would be an asset
  • Strong critical thinking and writing skills, with attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills, including by phone and videoconference
  • Self-starter who can work independently and as part of a virtual team (currently working remotely)
  • Some post-secondary education completed or equivalent relevant work experience

Eligibility

To be eligible under the terms of Canada Summer Jobs funding, applicants must be:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada (must have a valid Social Insurance Number)

Compensation

$18 / hour (35 hours/week, for a total of 8 weeks)

Location

The LPG’s office is in Toronto at 234 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 401. As we have switched to remote operations due to the pandemic, this position will be remote (working off-site). There may be an opportunity to work (at a safe distance from others) in the office occasionally.

Deadline

Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:00 am EDT

To Apply

To apply, please send your résumé and cover letter to laurag@lpg.ca no later than Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:00 am (EDT). No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The LPG embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We encourage BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQ2 applicants, and others facing barriers to employment. The LPG is committed to providing a workplace free of harassment and discrimination. We have adopted a Code of Conduct to guide our interactions. In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance to laurag@lpg.ca.

About the Literary Press Group

Founded in 1975, the LPG is a not-for-profit association that represents Canadian-owned and -operated literary book publishers from coast to coast. Our members produce books by some of Canada’s most innovative and creative writers, giving readers access to diverse voices that have not been well represented in mainstream publishing. In addition to their cultural contributions, LPG members are small businesses that support local economies through the full range of their business activities, from editorial, design, and production to marketing, sales, and distribution.

The LPG advocates for members and for Canadian literary culture; manages a collective sales force; offers distribution services; operates the online book retailer All Lit Up; provides professional development and knowledge-sharing opportunities; and represents member publishers at national and international events. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canadian Government through the Canada Book Fund, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council.

To learn more, please visit https://www.lpg.ca/ and https://alllitup.ca/