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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 emma.melnyk@canadianscholars.ca by Friday October 6th, 2017.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.