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New Star Books is known for its publishing particularly in the areas of social issues and politics, fiction and non-fiction, and poetry, as well as the culture and history of British Columbia and the West.

Job Posting: Editor at D&M Publishers Inc.

July 4th, 2011

D&M Publishers Inc. is currently seeking an Editor to work in their Vancouver office, on both Douglas & McIntyre and Greystone titles.

Core responsibilities include:
• Project manage and substantively edit text and illustrated manuscripts
• Copyedit text and illustrated manuscripts
• Write ABIs and jacket/cover copy
• Project manage buy-ins from foreign publishers
• Prepare jacket/cover copy and manage interior changes for NFRs
• Assist in developing potential book ideas for D&M editorial lists
• Assess comparative and competitive titles
• Attend concept meetings and production meetings

Other responsibilities, as required, may include:
• Proofread laser pages and bluelines
• Review and evaluate copyediting/proofreading tests taken by freelancers, interns and new staff

Qualifications:
• Minimum 5 years book editing experience
• Documented skill in substantive editing and copyediting
• Superior written and verbal communication skills
• High attention to detail
• Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
• Ability to work under pressure to deadlines
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to work as part of a team and independently
• Ability to prioritize one’s own work
• Excellent project management skills

This position is available August 15, 2011. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Please submit your cover letter and resumé by July 14, 2011 to:

Susan Rana
Managing Editor
D&M Publishers Inc.
2323 Quebec St. Suite 201
Vancouver, BC V5T 4S7

By e-mail: hr@dmpibooks.com
By fax: 604-254-9099

We regret that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.