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Publications Coordinator
The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild (SWG) seeks a candidate to fill a full-time 37.5 hours per week in-scope position as Publications Coordinator based in the Regina office. The Publications Coordinator is an experienced and dynamic individual, with strong interpersonal, communication, editing, graphic design, and layout and design skills. The Publications Coordinator ensures SWG communicates with members, media, funding bodies, and the public effectively, and that all publications of the Guild are produced in a timely and professional manner. 
 
Position Description 
The Publications Coordinator for the SWG is the editor of Freelance and responsible for the coordination, graphic design and layout for all SWG publications and marketing/posters. This full-time in-scope position provides essential support to this provincial non-profit arts organization, which offers numerous programs and services for writers throughout Saskatchewan. The position reports directly to the Executive Director and works in collaboration with other Guild staff. This programming position requires the ability to work occasional flexible hours.
 
Expectations: 
  • Manage layout and design of all Guild publications, including researching and hiring artists
  • Request and gather appropriate material for each publication, in advance of publication dates
  • Manage and coordinate contributors and their works for publication in Freelance
  • Manage and coordinate the design and layout of Windscript and Spring in conjunction with editors, program manager and coordinator. 
  • Work with printers to publish and disseminate publications and other materials
  • Post all publications on the Guild website in Member Area (with the exception of Grain) and recent covers, including Grain, on the open publication section of the Guild website
  • Design and produce brochures, posters, and other printed materials as needed to support all Guild programs 
  • Edit and proofread all material prior to layout (currently similar to Chicago Style)
  • Communication support 
  • Administer and develop advertising sales for all publications
  • Hire proofreaders
  • Oversee budgets for various publications
  • Supervise the work of writers, editors, artists, and printers
  • Other duties as assigned 
Qualifications: 
  • Extensive communications experience, including planning, graphic design, layout, and production of print communications
  • Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Extensive experience in copyediting and proofreading 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, and to establish priorities
  • Excellent problem solving, organizational, and time management skills, and the ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with internal and external partners
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to fluctuating responsibilities
  • Knowledge of budgets for production expenditures
  • Knowledge of editorial management 
  • Experience in website maintenance
  • Knowledge of social media and marketing platforms
  • Knowledge of marketing communications and promotional strategy is an asset
  • Post-secondary degree in a related field is an asset
 
Please forward your résumé and references, along with a cover letter indicating how you fit the above qualifications and why you feel you are the best applicant for the position to info@skwriter.com
Closing date for applicants is 4:30 pm, June 17, 2019.
We would like to thank everyone expressing an interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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