Page Two is seeking a project manager

Jul 25, 2022

Page Two is an independent publisher specializing in non-fiction books by entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, and organizations. We are nine 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 other 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.

We are seeking a project manager to fill a 13-month maternity leave replacement position.

The successful candidate will have outstanding written and verbal communications skills, excellent organizational and time management skills, and be cool under pressure. You will work collaboratively and diplomatically with a highly engaged team and a highly invested client portfolio. You will enjoy being client-facing in your day-to-day work. You will be thoughtful in evaluating the opportunities and risks throughout a project and will have the creative mind to mitigate risks or think of new solutions.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting Page Two clients through the duration of their project

  • Providing strategic guidance and coaching to Page Two clients on aspects of their publishing projects and publishing strategy

  • Developing and managing detailed schedules and deadlines for client projects

  • Coordinating all third-party service providers, in-house staff work allocation, and assets for each assigned project

  • Working closely with other members of our team, including editorial, design, marketing, sales, and accounting, to ensure everyone is closely aligned with the overall project goals and publishing strategy

  • Working closely with book printers, soliciting and reviewing quotes, and overseeing quality assurance for book production

  • Liaising with accounting to help manage project costs and client invoicing

  • Carrying responsibility for overlapping deadlines and hiring editorial freelancers

  • Planning and running client and internal meetings, and drafting agendas for meetings

  • Representing Page Two in client meetings

Candidates should have at least two years of project management or management experience, ideally some in publishing or book production, or hold a certification in publishing or project management with some work experience (preferably in publishing). Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills. The ideal candidate will have strong client-service, team-building, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, and will have some experience working with clients, editors, designers, printers, or marketing and sales teams. Proficiency working in Smartsheet or other project management software is a plus.

This position will start on September 3, 2022, and end on September 30, 2023. The role will start with one month of part-time training (20 hours/week) and will transition to full-time (40 hours/week) on October 1, 2022.

Our office is based in Vancouver, but we offer a hybrid work-from-home and in-office environment. We welcome candidates who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents living in the Pacific, Mountain, Central, or Eastern time zones. Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@pagetwo.com by August 10, 2022.

Page Two is committed to developing a culture that values diversity of thought, lived experience, and perspective, and to creating a diverse workforce and inclusive organization. We believe that publishers should be a true representation of readers and we work to ensure that our authors reflect the diversity of the communities we live in. We aim to create a work environment where employees and stakeholders from diverse identities and experiences are represented and included, and to create a company that can become a progressive model for other publishers in terms of the diversity of its internal team, the authors it partners with, and its inclusive culture.

You can read more about us at pagetwo.com.