Acquiring Editor, Nonfiction
Dundurn Press is currently seeking a part-time acquiring editor to focus on our nonfiction list. This editor would join our dynamic acquisitions team and would seek out talented debut as well as established authors covering an array of subjects from local interest to public policy. The ideal candidate will need to build a strong, diverse network of academics, journalists, writers, relevant organizations, and industry players while having a thirst for media and an eye for emergent issues that deserve book-length coverage.
• Propose and develop book ideas, scout potential authors, and then work with the commissioned writer to pull together a well-crafted manuscript
• Acquire books and consider unsolicited manuscripts
• Focus acquisitions on gaps in the list, acquiring forward-thinking manuscripts that fill a need and have a market
• Build relationships and actively engage with literary agents
• Develop and edit manuscripts, working closely with the author to submit edited work ready for copy editing
Skills and Experience:
• Courses in copy-editing and proofreading required. Publishing certificate and previous work experience in publishing an asset
• Experience using Word, Acrobat, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Sheets, and file collaboration software (Basecamp, Asana)
• Excellent time management skills, meticulous eye for detail, and superior organizational skills
• Ability to multitask and switch gears quickly, reprioritize workload as needed, and proactively communicate with remote colleagues
• Ability to work independently or collaboratively in a remote work environment.
More about the position:
Annual salary of $40K (or more commensurate with experience) prorated for working two to three days per week.
The position is largely remote, although there may be opportunities to work in our offices and bookshop located in Leslieville in Toronto’s east end. While we will certainly consider applications from those beyond the Greater Toronto Area, we do ask that you are eligible to work in Canada.
At Dundurn Press, we seek to reflect the broadness of our society in the make-up of our staff and we welcome any contribution you can make to the organization given your culture, ethnicity, race, gender identity, age, disability, sexual preference, and beliefs. If you haven’t seen yourself sufficiently reflected in the Canadian publishing industry, we encourage you to apply.
Please submit cover letters and resumes to email@example.com, attention Kathryn Lane, with the subject line “Acquiring Editor” by Monday, May 9.
New Accounts Manager
We are looking for a tenacious, proactive, and motivated New Accounts Manager to aid us in achieving Dundurn Press’s ambitious customer acquisition and revenue growth objectives.
You must be goal oriented, and comfortable searching out new areas of business growth while generating continued interest in Dundurn Press’ award winning catalogue of books and eBooks.
What You Will Be Doing
You are going to be helping our books reach consumers, book lovers, and new markets. You will make use of our entire publishing catalogue to pitch our print books and eBooks to potential new clients and buyers while highlighting our competitive pricing, custom discount structure for bulk purchases, and bespoke packaging programs. You could be pitching anyone from the front desk to senior buyers. 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 will grow existing customers into bigger customers and convert prospective customers into accounts because that is what sales winners do.
• Source new sales opportunities for our print and eBooks 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
• Research accounts, identify key players, and generate interest by creative outreach
• Maintain and expand a database of B2B clients
• Perform effective online presentations to potential clients
Annual salary of $40,000 (or higher with demonstrated sales track record), enrollment in our group benefits program (includes extended health and dental), and opportunities for professional development.
Required Skills & Personal Competencies:
• 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 thinker who can create out of the box solutions for customer problems
• An enthusiastic personality
• Minimum 3 years of relevant sales experience
• Familiarity with the book industry, an asset
• Comfortable presenting in front of groups, one-on-one, and over the phone
• Excellent organizational abilities
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Excel/ Word)
• Familiarity with Google Suite, an asset
Please submit cover letters and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “New Accounts Manager" by April 15, 2022.
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.