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Job Opportunity: Managing Editor, Banff Centre Press

August 30th, 2012

Do you have a passion for the written word and a background in print and online publishing? The Literary Arts department at The Banff Centre is looking for a Managing Editor to help manage the projects produced by the Banff Centre Press (BCP) and to increase its presence within the publishing industry.


Managing all phases of the acquisition, production, and distribution process for all BCP titles and activities by coordinating efforts with authors, freelance editors, designers, marketing specialists, printing houses, distributors, and the sales force.

Consulting with other Literary Arts managers to develop, plan, implement, and evaluate BCP programming and projects.

Working in conjunction with the Marketing department on the annual marketing initiatives for BCP activities; tracking sales and distribution reports to ensure BCP products are well-placed to increase sales revenue.

Tracking and maintaining the BCP budget.

Mentoring the BCP Work Study position(s).

Keeping up-to-date on current developments and directions in the publishing industry and proposing or implementing changes in procedures to keep BCP competitive and relevant.

Maintaining liaisons with professional organizations and associations specifically related to Literary Arts’ professional practice activities.

The Ideal Candidate

Holds a Master’s degree in publishing or a related program and at least 5 years of relevant publishing experience in a trade publishing or academic publishing environment.

Brings a strong foundation in all aspects of publishing including print, periodicals, and book publications; and the digital realm of publishing, including eBooks, online periodicals, and  analytics.

Demonstrates proficiency in Chicago-style documentation, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and file management.  Experience in an Adobe CS5 environment is an asset.

Possesses a well-informed interest in literary arts and a good understanding of program and event marketing, promotion and production, and financial management.

Is highly detailed and self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, strategize, exercise sound judgement, and function within tight deadlines.

Professionally represents him or herself to other Banff Centre departments, outside organizations, authors, program participants, and faculty and audience members.

General knowledge of other artistic disciplines including mixed media, contemporary art, and dance is considered an asset.

Special Requirements

Candidates offered a position with the Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check through the local R.C.M.P. detachment, verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be made.

Sales and marketing opportunities may require the Managing Editor to work some evenings or weekends.

Frequent lifting of boxes up to 25 pounds may be required.

Employment Terms & Benefits

In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, permanent, salaried support staff position, subject to a 6-month probationary period, working 37.5 hours per week.

The salary for this position ranges between $3674.13 and $4082.00 per month depending on experience.

The Banff Centre offers a comprehensive benefits package to its employees. For more information please visit our benefits page.

Application Process

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please submit your application online via The Banff Centre careers website at www.banffcentre.ca/careers/.  Click on the Managing Editor, Banff Centre Press job title and create a candidate profile for yourself.

We are accepting applications for this position until noon MST on September 25, 2012.