The LPG is seeking a full-time (35 hours per week) Engagement Manager. This position is for a publishing professional interested in supporting independent Canadian literary publishers. The ideal candidate will be creative, curious, and well organized, and they will have a passion for reading and publishing.
Summary of Responsibilities
The Engagement Manager position includes both member-facing and internal organizational roles that support member success, quality assurance, financial management, communications, smooth office functioning, and team building.
- Plan and organize professional development (PD) programming, including webinars, seminars, conference speakers, and mentorships on a variety of topics relevant to literary publishing.
- Compile and distribute the LPG’s weekly newsletter for members and industry stakeholders.
- Plan and support in-person and virtual LPG member meetings.
- Create content for the LPG website and post updates.
- Create seasonal catalogues using CataList.
- Maintain advertising resources for membership regarding ad venues, specs, and deadlines.
- Administer group and individual ad placements and track subsidized advertising.
- Ensure documentation for each transaction is correct and organized.
- Design group advertisements and some individual advertisements.
Collective Export Project
- Plan and implement the collective export project, which includes exhibiting at Frankfurt Book Fair and potentially another international event; developing a collective rights catalogue and creative assets; and promoting LPG members’ books to foreign publishers.
All Lit Up (ALU)
- Contribute to editorial content strategy through the ALU blog and marketing campaigns.
- Support site functionality, analytics and customer support; liaise with developers.
- Provide support, as needed, for social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
- Produce written program updates and member communications.
- Liaise with partner organizations and represent the LPG at events and meetings.
- Maintain budget for the PD program and other engagement activities based on provided granting guidelines.
- Provide proofreading, design, research, and other support as assigned.
Qualifications & Experience
- Demonstrated advanced knowledge of community engagement concepts and strategies
- Advanced design skills using Adobe Creative Suite and Canva
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and MailChimp
- Strong critical thinking and writing skills, with close attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal communications skills, including by phone and videoconference
- Self-starter who can work independently and as part of a team (currently working remotely)
- Post-secondary education, ideally in publishing or a related field, or equivalent relevant work experience
- At least two years of relevant experience in publishing or another industry
$42,000 – $57,000 annually, depending on experience, plus benefits
The LPG’s office is in Toronto at 234 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 401. While we are currently working remotely due to the pandemic, in-office operations are expected to resume in the future. We are, however, willing to consider remote applicants for this role. Proof of COVID vaccination will be a requirement of this position.
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET
To apply, please fill out our application form and email your résumé and cover letter AS A SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word or PDF) to email@example.com no later than Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 11:59 pm (ET). 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 that is free of harassment and discrimination. We have adopted a Code of Conduct to guide our interactions. We encourage applications from BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQ2+ applicants, and others facing barriers to employment.
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 should make their needs known in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and Canada Council for the Arts, and of the Ontario Government through the Ontario Arts Council.