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UBC Press is the largest scholarly press in western Canada. The Press publishes books on First Nations culture politics and linguistics, Canadian history, environmental history and policy, resources, Canadian politics, globalization, multiculturalism, urban planning, and Asian studies.

Job Posting: Senior Editor at Greystone Books

May 16th, 2017

Greystone Books is an award-winning publisher of exceptional trade books on social issues, the environment, science, health, nature, outdoor and recreation, travel and adventure, and sports. They’re searching for a dynamic, connected, creative-minded editor to come work with them full-time in their bright, airy office in Vancouver’s edgy Railtown neighbourhood.

Responsibilities include:
-Substantive editing, copy editing, and proofreading books to ensure they’re up to Greystone’s standard of editorial excellence
-Coming up with new book ideas and searching out and acquiring books
-Writing ABIs, cover copy, and other book-related marketing copy
-Other tasks, as required

While the tasks above are general duties, they will tailor the job to suit the skills of a successful applicant.

Skills and requirements:
-5+ years’ experience editing books, preferably with in-house experience
-A degree or diploma in publishing (or equivalent)
-Stellar editing skills
-Basic tech skills: Microsoft Office, Google Drive
-An understanding of the book publishing market and what sells
-Tact, diplomacy, and a sense of humour

Start date: September 2017

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and list of books you have edited to info@greystonebooks.com by June 2, 2017.