Job Posting: Research & Marketing Assistant

[Summer 2021] The LPG is seeking a full-time contract Research & Marketing Assistant. This 8-week 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 they will have a passion for reading.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Conduct research for ongoing projects related to literary publishing, book sales and marketing, book-related 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


  • Advanced Internet research skills to search for, evaluate, and document information and sources
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficiency with WordPress, MailChimp, Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, or FileMaker 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


To be eligible under the terms of Canada Summer Jobs funding, applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada (must have a valid Social Insurance Number). International students are not eligible.


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


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).


Monday, May 17, 2021 at 8:00 am EDT

To Apply

To apply, please fill out our application form and email your résumé and cover letter AS A SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word or PDF) to no later than Monday, May 17, 2021 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 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 need to make their needs known in advance to


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. 

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