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.
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.
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)
Administer and develop advertising sales for all publications
Oversee budgets for various publications
Supervise the work of writers, editors, artists, and printers
Other duties as assigned
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.