The LPG is seeking a full-time (35 hours per week) contract Marketing Coordinator to cover a parental leave through June 23, 2023. This position is for a publishing professional interested in supporting independent Canadian literary publishers and working collaboratively with a fun, friendly team. The ideal candidate will be creative, curious, and well organized, and they will have a passion for reading and literary publishing.
Summary of Responsibilities
The Marketing Coordinator position, reporting to the Engagement Manager, includes both member-facing and internal organizational roles that support member success, quality assurance, financial management, communications, smooth office functioning, and team building.
- Organize and staff events, managing collective representation at trade shows/ conferences/festivals (both virtual and in-person)
- Coordinate bookstore co-op program to market members’ books, supporting with social media assets and messaging
All Lit Up (ALU)
- Help plan and execute collective marketing campaigns on All Lit Up
- Support content development for website
- Manage merchandising, order fulfillment, and customer service
- Track sales trends
- Report weekly sales
- Create design assets for collective and singular marketing projects and social media, within existing LPG / All Lit Up brand identity
- Design/contribute to monthly headers for Facebook and Twitter
- Design and create LPG-branded materials as needed
- Support social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
- Produce written program updates
- Communicate with members about marketing opportunities and other matters
- General copywriting as assigned
- Support new members in accessing marketing programs and All Lit Up
- Provide proofreading, research, and other support as assigned
- Demonstrated knowledge of book marketing 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 attention to detail
- Exemplary organizational skills and demonstrated adherence to deadlines
- Strong interpersonal communications skills, including by phone and videoconference
- Self-starter who can work independently and as part of a remote/hybrid team
- Post-secondary education, ideally in publishing or a related field, or equivalent relevant work experience
$38,000 – $46,000 annually, depending on experience.
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. Remote applicants are welcome.
September 11, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 11, 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 email@example.com.
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.
To learn more, please visit https://www.lpg.ca/ and https://alllitup.ca/