Canadian scholars
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

Editorial Intern Position

Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press is seeking an Editorial Intern. Working from our downtown office at Adelaide and Spadina, this individual will receive a unique opportunity to learn about all aspects of publishing in a small, independent environment.

The Editorial Intern will be responsible for a variety of tasks associated with the acquisition, development, and production of our textbooks. This individual will

  • Attend editorial meetings
  • Conduct market research for proposed manuscripts
  • Research opportunities for new textbooks
  • Read incoming book proposals and write readers’ reports
  • Assist with the preparation of manuscripts for production
  • Write and proofread back cover and marketing copy as needed
  • Assist with book distribution and mailing
  • Assist with cover design and photo research
  • Perform administrative support where needed

The ideal candidate will have the following experience and skills:

  • Demonstrated interest in educational publishing
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills
  • Superior research skills and attention to detail
  • Strong PC skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe
  • Experience copy editing and proofreading is an asset
  • Experience in a higher education academic setting is an asset
  • Bilingualism in French is an asset

Enrollment or recent experience in an editorial, publishing, or journalism program is preferred but not required. This is a full-time, four-month internship, beginning as soon as possible, with an honorarium of $25 per day. Please submit your cover letter and resume, in one PDF document, to Emma Melnyk at by Friday October 6th, 2017.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.