We’re hiring a production assistant
Page Two is an independent publisher specializing in non-fiction books by entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, and organizations. We are ten years old and over those years have grown to a world-class team of twenty people whose authors include some of the world’s foremost thought leaders. We are a dynamic company with a commitment to excellence in publishing and author services and a passion for innovation. Our close-knit team finds creative ways of staying connected with one another and with our authors—both online and in person. We work hard, we laugh a lot, and we believe in the transformative power of books.
What we stand for
Care: Treat people with empathy and compassion.
Curiosity: Embrace a spirit of inquiry and seek a deeper understanding.
Creativity: Think beyond limits.
Excellence: Do superb work that surpasses expectations.
Integrity: Be reliable, accountable, and transparent.
Partnership: Exchange mutual expertise to uplift one another.
We are seeking a part-time production assistant to support our team for a five-month contract. This role will be 15-20 hours per week and the contract runs from April 1–September 1, 2023. The hourly rate is $25-$30/hour, depending on experience.
You will support the production director and project managers in the day-to-day production of Page Two titles—print, ebook, and audiobook editions. This position is fully remote.
The successful candidate will have outstanding written and verbal communication skills, excellent organizational and time-management skills, and be cool under pressure. You will work collaboratively and diplomatically with a highly engaged team. You will be thoughtful in evaluating priorities and will have the creative mind to mitigate risks or think of new solutions.
Your responsibilities will include:
Filing documentation using Google Drive
Simple website updates using WordPress
Updating schedules and trackers using Excel and Smartsheet
Scheduling meetings using Google Calendar
Sourcing and revising print quotes with our printing partners
Sourcing quotes for other book-related work, such as audiobooks and peripheral materials
Aiding in the creation of documentation such as sales materials
Occasionally aiding in permissions gathering for book-related content
Aiding in the maintenance of filing systems
Gathering and maintaining project metadata
Regular communication with internal colleagues and external freelancers
This position reports to the Production Director.
What we’re looking for:
The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a publishing environment, and in production and/or project management
Knowledge of G Suite very helpful
Ability to work independently in a deadline-based environment
Ability to be highly responsive and prioritize
Good proficiency with Word and Adobe Acrobat preferred
Client relations experience helpful
Our office is based in Vancouver, where we offer a hybrid work-from-home and in-office environment. We have small satellite groups in Toronto and Victoria with opportunities for in-person collaboration in those cities. Otherwise this is a fully remote position. We welcome candidates who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents living in the Pacific, Mountain, Central or Eastern time zones.
How to apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 27, 2023. Please put Production Assistant in the subject line.
Page Two’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Page Two believes the diversity of experiences, ideas, identities, and organizations in our community and the publishing industry makes us stronger. We know that book publishing has traditionally excluded and continues to exclude people from marginalized communities. We are dedicated to being a publisher that respects, champions, and amplifies the work of marginalized and underrepresented people.
Page Two sits on the unceded, traditional lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are committed to the decolonization of our publishing practices and to reconciliation with all Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
We understand that being a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive company requires constant learning and improvement, and are committed to this crucial, lifelong work.