Careers - Dundurn

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Dundurn Press is one of Canada’s leading independent book publishers. We aim to publish contemporary trade fiction and non-fiction, focusing on works that amplify and elevate exceptional Canadian writers and important stories that reflect the world, satisfy curiosity, enlighten, and entertain. Dundurn Press publishes across numerous genres, from literary and genre fiction, to biography, history, lifestyle, and public policy, to middle-grade and teen fiction. 
 
1. Royalties Accounting Assistant

We are looking for an Accounting Assistant to join our team. Working closely with the Director of Accounting, you will provide financial and accounting expertise for functions like receivables, payables, royalty statement preparation, financial analysis, bank deposits, and sales reconciliations.

Primary Responsibilities:

Accounts Receivable
• Work with Production Manager and Sales Coordinator to issue invoices for Direct and Author Sales, and follow up for collections as needed
• Record incoming payments and make weekly bank deposits
• Work with distributors to track and reconcile sales, and ensure complete records for Royalty preparation

Accounts Payable
• Work with all departments to ensure timely approvals and processing of payables and that all payables are tracked to a Job ID
• Prepare ongoing costing using Job IDs
• Timely generation of royalty statements and payments, and effective communication to address authors’ enquiries

Reporting
• Produce timely and accurate financial and sales reports. 
• Assist Marking and Sales department with data analysis as well as data tracking
• Assist in providing timely and accurate financial reporting and planning including a timely month end close, and preparing for year-end as required

Administrative
• Maintain filing systems, and perform general administrative tasks
• Assist in all other accounting and financial functions and other tasks as required
• Assist in grant and tax credit applications and reporting as needed
• Assist with contracts tracking, and other Admin tracking 

 

Qualifications
• Degree or Diploma in Accounting, Finance, or Business Admin
• Working towards CPA is an asset 
• 2-3 years of experience in an accounting or administrative role with data focus
• General accounting knowledge and number sense
• Proficient in QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel, Word,
• Knowledge of Royalties Software is an asset
• Good oral and written communication skills

Personal Competencies
• Friendly, personable, high energy
• Team player, assisting other colleagues
• Organized, detail-oriented, analytical
• Accept direction, responsible, responsive, and able to meet deadlines
• Interest in publishing industry/love of reading


To apply please send your resume and cover letter to finance@dundurn.com, attention Kayleigh, along with salary expectations. 

 

Dundurn Press is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates and accommodates persons with disabilities. Candidates who are selected for interviews should advise us if they require accommodation. 

Please note that Dundurn Press will be conducting virtual interviews with eligible candidates, and our staff are working remotely until further notice. Dundurn Press does not work with external recruitment agencies and we do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.
 
2. Junior Publicist
We are looking for a creative, highly organized, and enthusiastic book lover to join our sales and marketing team! The junior publicist is a full-time position.
What You Will Be Doing
Reporting to the VP of Operations, the Junior Publicist will be responsible for planning and generating media hits and buzz to build interest for our forthcoming titles. You will be working directly with our authors to aid in the publicity process for their books. You are an organized and tenacious person who is proactive, detail-oriented, and can enthusiastically communicate what makes Dundurn Press’s award-winning catalogue of books and eBooks great.  
Responsibilities:
  • Maintain communications and working relationships with our front list and backlist authors
  • Pitch to broadcast, print, and online media in Canada and the US as well as festival organizers
  • Identify opportunities for our titles and authors with media, festivals, and events
  • Develop focused media mailing lists
  • Execute publicity campaigns
  • Manage trade and review journal submissions
  • Create and edit press releases, media alerts, and assemble press kit materials
  • Cultivate relationships with media outlets
  • Contribute content to the marketing department for trade shows and conferences; organize staffing and author signing schedules
  • Escort and assist authors with media appearances when necessary
  • Contribute and help coordinate content for Dundurn Press’s social media platforms and newsletters
  • Act as a representative of the company at author events, as well as industry functions as needed
This role is right for you if you are a highly energetic and self-directed person who loves books. You are a creative team player with a proven talent for relationship building with media and reviewers alike. You should also be able to work independently and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously. You should be able to work occasional evenings and weekends. Some travel may be required in this role. Prior experience with book publicity is considered an asset.
 
Compensation: Annual salary of $30,000–$35,000 (commensurate with experience), enrollment in our group benefits program (includes extended health and dental), and opportunities for professional development.
Qualification Criteria:
  • Post-secondary education
  • Publishing diploma or equivalent publishing experience
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Comfortable with email marketing
  • An excellent understanding and appreciation for social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram RSS, and other web applications, an asset
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with project management tools such as Asana, an asset
  • Comfortable with cold calling and outreach
  • Drivers License required
    Personal Competencies:
    • A team-player with superior communication skills
    • Strong writing and grammar skills
    • Creative, organized, results-driven, responsible, and detail-oriented
    • Positive outlook and high energy
    • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
    Please submit cover letters and resumes to jobs@dundurn.com with the subject line “Junior Publicist” by October 17, 2021. We encourage you to include a sample of your writing and links to your online platform or portfolio (if applicable).
     
    Dundurn Press is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates and accommodates persons with disabilities. Candidates that are selected for interviews should advise us if they require accommodation.
    Please note that we will be conducting virtual meetings with eligible candidates and our staff are working remotely until further notice. 
     
    3. Inside Sales Representative (Part Time – Contract)
    We are looking for a tenacious, proactive, and self-motivated Inside Sales Representative to aid us in achieving our ambitious customer acquisition and revenue growth objectives. You must be goal oriented, and comfortable searching out new areas of business growth while working with channel partners to generate continued interest in Dundurn Press’s award-winning catalogue of books and eBooks. This is a six-month contract position working 10 hours per week with the possibility of extension.
    What You Will Be Doing
    You’re going to be finding new customers for our books! In most cases, they won’t be expecting to hear from you, and they may not have heard of Dundurn Press, but in the end, you will leave them delighted. Why? Because you will be handing them solutions to their problems by delivering great books to them in a way they hadn’t considered before.
     
    You’ll gain a full understanding of our publishing catalogue spanning five decades and pitch our print books and ebooks to potential new clients and buyers. You will build interest and excitement by highlighting the benefits of our books to improve morale, generate new client relationships, or simply improve their own business. You will highlight our competitive pricing and custom discount structure for bulk purchases as well as our bespoke packaging programs to anyone from the front desk to senior buyers.
    You will grow existing customers into bigger customers and convert prospective customers into accounts because that is what sales winners do.
    Responsibilities
    • Source new sales opportunities for our print and e-books through inbound lead follow-up and outbound cold calls and emails
    • Creatively adapt and curate our selection of books to customer needs and requirements
    • Be able to identify new opportunities that can be brought in house for further development
    • Achieve quarterly quotas by closing
    • Research accounts, identify key players and generate interest through creative outreach
    • Maintain and expand a database of B2B clients
    • Perform effective online presentations to potential clients
    Skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to connect with people
    • A track record in customer service and sales
    • Comfort with lead generation / cold calling
    • A winning phone presence and proven ability to connect online via email 
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
    • Strong listening and presentation skills
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
    • A creative and innovative approach to finding out of the box solutions for customer problems
    Qualifications
     
    • Minimum 1 year of relevant sales experience
    • An enthusiastic personality
    • Post-secondary education specializing in marketing, communications, or business management
    • Book publishing courses or experience in the book industry, an asset
    • High degree of written and verbal communication skills
    • Comfortable presenting in front of groups, one-on-one, and over the phone
    • Excellent organizational abilities, ability to multi-task and prioritize
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Excel/ Word)
    Please submit cover letters and resumes to jobs@dundurn.com with the subject line “Inside Sales Representative” by October 17, 2021.
     
    Dundurn Press is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates and accommodates persons with disabilities. Candidates that are selected for interviews should advise us if they require accommodation.
     
    Please note that Dundurn will be conducting virtual meetings with eligible candidates and our staff are working remotely until further notice. 

    Please note that Dundurn Press staff are working remotely until further notice.