Category: inside dundurn
Meet Jenny. She's the Editorial Assistant; the go-to person for all Westside questions. (Editorial is on the west side of the office, but she's also our resident musical theatre aficionado, so...)
Introducing one of the newest additions to Dundurn’s marketing team, meet Kendra. If anyone fits the idiom of “wearing many hats”, it’s her. Not only is she a publicist, but also Dundurn’s marketing administrator.
“As a publicist, I work with authors for everything marketing, which is a new thing for me at Dundurn,” Kendra says, “As the marketing administrator, I’m in charge of all our metadata, making sure it’s correct, put out on time, stuff like that. I also help with proofing and copy-writing.”
If anyone is the authority on how to get published, it’s likely an acquisitions editor. So in that case, meet Shannon. Possibly one of the more glamorous jobs in publishing, Shannon’s job is to find and acquire books however she can. But unlike most people looking for a new book, she isn’t checking the local bookstore.
“Books can come from all kinds of places, really,” Shannon says matter-of-factly, “Literary agents, the slush pile, from any number of contacts. Sometimes authors that we’ve already published will refer others who are looking for a house.”
Meet Kate, she’s the Marketer here at Dundurn. She’s basically the woman who makes sure marketing’s ideas become a reality. “I work with the marketing team to develop marketing plans and make sure they are executed as expected.”
Definitely the person you want on your side when it comes to planning ahead.
She’s also responsible for organizing and preparing for the many events Dundurn attends every year. And, of course, advertising.
If it seems like managing all of these can be a little like trying to wrangle an octopus at times… it is. But that’s the fun part.