Grain, Saskatchewan’s award-winning journal of eclectic writing, seeks an Editor for a three-year contract, commencing December 1, 2020.
The ideal candidate will have editing experience in literary/scholarly magazine or book publishing, especially in the selection and publication of Canadian poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, the Editor manages all content and production aspects of Grain’s four annual issues.
The Editor supervises two associate editors, works in collaboration with production and administrative staff at the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, and excels at working both independently and in a team setting. Knowledge of Saskatchewan, prairie, and Canadian literature and of the Canadian literary community is expected. Familiarity with Canadian literary magazine publishing is an asset.
The successful applicant will have experience in and/or knowledge of the following:
selection, editing and copy-editing of literary manuscripts
managing the submission process and Submittable
production and printing processes
personnel management and supervision
print, website and social media marketing
grant writing and event planning
strong organizational and administrative skills
strong financial and budgeting skills
Grain’s Editor may reside anywhere in Saskatchewan. Work will be home-based, with occasional travel required to attend meetings and Grain’s public events. A typical work week averages 20-25 hours. For a detailed job description, please click here: Grain Editor Job Description
Please forward your resume, a description of your distinctive editorial approach to Grain, and references to Jack Walton, Grain Advisory Board Chair at email@example.com with the subject line: Grain Editor.