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WE'RE HIRING: Senior Editor

Senior Editor

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. We’re searching for a dynamic, connected, creative-minded editor to come work with us full-time in our 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, we 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 by June 2, 2017. 

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