Inhabit Education—Educational Consultants

Multiple positions available:

  • Curriculum Development (Health, Physical Education, and Wellness)
  • Curriculum Development (Language Arts and Second Language)
  • Resource Development (Language Arts)

12-month contract (with possibility of extension). Salary will be competitive and in accordance with experience.

Inhabit Education is a quickly growing Inuit-owned educational publishing company that produces materials for students and teachers in Nunavut. We primarily publish in Inuktitut and English, and occasionally in French and Inuinnaqtun. Our mandate is to create educational materials that are culturally appropriate and grounded in pedagogical research and experience.

We are looking to hire Educational Consultants to assist in developing, writing, and revising educational materials for use in Nunavut schools in the above-listed areas. We are seeking individuals who are available for full-time work, though we will also consider part-time and freelance work.

Preference will be given to candidates who are located in Nunavut or the Greater Toronto Area.

We are seeking Educational Consultants to:

  • Research current curriculum documents in use in Nunavut and across Canada
  • Write, revise, and edit curriculum documents for use in Nunavut
  • Write teacher’s manuals, assessment materials, activity guides, and other pedagogical materials to support a variety of curricular areas, particularly literacy
  • Review materials for reading level, clarity, plain language, and user-friendliness
  • Assess and incorporate reviewer feedback on draft materials
  • Assist in the development of materials for ECE, elementary, middle school, and high school teachers
  • Complete some administrative duties as required

Required skills and experience:

  • Experience working as a classroom teacher
  • Knowledge of curriculum documents currently in use in Canada
  • Strong writing skills, particularly plain-language writing
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines
  • Masters-level study of curriculum development is a strong asset
  • Experience working in a Northern context is a strong asset
  • Experience in educational publishing is an asset
  • Ability to travel periodically for meetings in our Iqaluit office is preferred
  • Familiarity with Inuktitut is a strong asset

Requirements for application:

  • A cover letter and resume, sent as one PDF
  • At least two educational writing samples

Please send your application to jennifer.hughes@inhabiteducation.com by October 16, 2019.

 

Production Editor

James Lorimer & Company has an immediate opening for a full-time production editor. We are a Toronto based independent publisher of children’s books aimed at reluctant readers and adult nonfiction in the subject areas of history, politics, local interest, and current issues. Our production editor works closely with our acquisition editors and our design team, and an art director who takes responsibility for print buying and printer liaison.

The position involves:

  • Creating and maintaining schedules for 25+ books per year
  • Overseeing and guiding books through the entire publishing process, from copy editing of accepted manuscripts to printed book
  • Hiring and negotiating with freelance editors as well as giving direction and troubleshooting any issues that may arise
  • Liaison between authors, editors, freelancers, designers, printers and the publisher
  • Reviewing copyedits and proofreads and resolving any editorial conflicts
  • Creation of seasonal catalogues as well as shepherding marketing projects through the design and print process
  • Overseeing reprints
  • Ordering and assessing images and managing complex illustrated projects
  • Record keeping and project tracking using online software and databases
  • Creating metadata records and responsibility for weekly Onix feed

The key qualifications for this position are:

  • Strong project management skills and the ability to multitask
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Familiarity with InDesign and Photoshop
  • Strong copyediting and proofreading skills and experience
  • A publishing certificate and a minimum of 2 years experience in a production role
  • Understanding of metadata and Onix
  • Ability to troubleshoot and to foresee and resolve problems
  • Strong time management skills and attention to detail

We are located at Peter and Richmond Street in downtown Toronto. We work a five day week 9-5. We have a comprehensive benefits plan.

Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@lorimer.ca. The deadline for application is 30 October 2019. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Writer in Residence: Saskatoon Public Library

Term Contract Position from September 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021

Position Overview

The Writer in Residence acts as a mentor to writers in the community, reviewing manuscripts and providing criticism and advice about publishing. The Writer offers individual consultations, group workshops and programs, author readings and participates in other special events during their residency. In addition to providing exchanges between the author and the community, the Writer in Residence program enables the author to work on their own writing projects. This residency requires working collaboratively with the public through individual consultations, school visits, group workshops and public lectures or seminars. The position requires 14.5 hours per week: approximately 40 percent of the author’s time should be devoted to library programs and projects, allowing considerable time (60 percent) for their own creative writing.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria is based on the Canada Council for the Arts’ guidelines for the Research & Creation grant; the position is subject to Canada Council funding.

Applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • Have a minimum of one professional publication prior to the application deadline (this includes books of fiction, novels, short stories, poetry, drama, young adult or children’s literature, graphic novels, or literary non-fiction)
  • Have made a significant contribution to their discipline
  • Be active in their profession
  • Intend to work on a new writing project (normally intended for book-length publication)

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter and resume outlining literary publications and previous experience; be sure to include a description of your writing project in the cover letter
  • A sample (20–30 pages, double-spaced) of recent work (reviews of earlier work are encouraged but not required)
  • Three signed letters of reference

The successful applicant must:

  • Be willing to complete the Canada Council Research and Creation grant application and any other associated paperwork
  • Be an active participant in a local writing community
  • Be proficient at public speaking, planning and presenting programs
  • Have previous experience in programming and facilitation in the area of creative writing. Previous experience as a writer in residence, teacher or writing mentor would be an asset
  • Have demonstrated effective interpersonal skills in dealing with the public and co-workers
  • Have demonstrated the ability to work independently, organize work and meet deadlines
  • Have demonstrated reliability, initiative and willingness to try new ideas

A current, acceptable Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check will be required.

Position Details: Contract
Number of Positions Available: 1
Remuneration: $40,000 for a nine-month term contract
Position Location: Frances Morrison Central Library, 311 – 23rd St East, Saskatoon, SK  S7K 0J6
Deadline: All applications must be received by Friday, November 15, 2019.
Apply: Email your application package to wirapps@saskatoonlibrary.ca.

 

Calgary Distinguished Writers Program: Writer-in-Residence

For 25 years, the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program (CDWP) has fostered promising Canadian writers. Our Canadian Writers-in-Residence have gone on to great success, including alumni such as Eden Robinson, Larissa Lai, Suzette Mayr, Sina Queyras, Deborah Willis, and Governor-General’s Literary Award winners Oana Avasilichioaei and Richard Harrison. Do you have what it takes to be the next CDWP Canadian Writer-in-Residence?

Why apply?

  • Opportunity
    Our program is one of the best-paid and longest-term writing residencies in the country. You’ll have ample time to work on your next book-length project.
  • Freedom
    You’ll be able to make your own schedule. Divide your time between your writing and community outreach, and take advantage of your own office on campus.
  • Community
    Immerse yourself in Calgary’s literary community. Our Writers-in-Residence speak at high-profile literary events around the city each year. Many of our past Writers-in-Residence have chosen to stay in Calgary after their residency.
  • Influence
    You’ll have a spot on the CDWP steering committee, alongside key players in the university and literary communities. Together, you’ll contribute to the selection process for future Distinguished Visiting Writers and Writers-in-Residence, and to shaping the CDWP.
  • Setting
    Calgary is a scenic mountain city in the heart of the foothills. You’ll also have a two-week residency at the Banff Centre’s Leighton Artists’ Studios, courtesy of the program.
  • Support
    The coordinator of the CDWP will be available to help you manage your schedule and make the most of your time as Writer-in-Residence. The program pays for one-way travel to Calgary at the beginning of the residency, and for return travel for the following year’s Hello/Goodbye reading.

Who are we looking for?

Promising Canadian writers available from September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 should apply.

We encourage applications from writers of all genres who have one to four published and/or performed works to their credit. This residency is a full-time term position, dates non-negotiable. For more information on eligibility, see our FAQs.

 

The Canadian Writer-in-Residence is expected to spend 50% of their time working on their own writing, and 50% of their time on community outreach, including one-on-one consultations with the public and public lectures or readings. We encourage candidates to propose their own initiatives for community engagement. A background or demonstrated interest in community engagement — such as experience teaching or mentoring writers — is an asset.

While the Canadian Writer-in-Residence will be invited to speak to university classes and to the general public, this is not a teaching position.

This high-profile position has continued interaction with the external community and impact on the reputation of the CDWP and university.

How do I apply?

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Please attach and upload the following documents:

  • statement of interest (max. two pages) showing:
    • Why you’re interested in this residency
    • Your experience in and approach to community engagement
  • literary resume including:
    • Your mailing address, telephone number, and email address
    • Your publication history
    • Talks, readings, workshops, etc. you’ve given
    • Examples of your community engagement experience, if applicable
  • description of projects (max. one page) outlining the writing projects you intend to undertake during your residency
  • Three letters of reference from people who can speak to your writing, mentorship, and/or community engagement (this would not normally include agents or publishers)
  • PDFs and/or physical copies of your 1–4 published books, plays, or screenplays
  • list of your books, plays, or screenplays included with your application, including:
    • If you have submitted them in hard copy, electronically, or both
    • If you wish to have hard copies returned to you in the event your application is unsuccessful

For more information on the application requirements, visit our FAQs.

All materials provided should be clearly marked with your name and contact information. All application materials, except any physical copies of your works, should be submitted electronically using the form.

If you are sending physical copies of your work, please send them to:

Calgary Distinguished Writers Program
University of Calgary
SS 1319, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

If you would like these materials returned to you, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage.

References may be included with your uploaded submission or sent separately by your referees by email to cdwp@ucalgary.ca, with the subject line, “WiR 2021–2022: Applicant Last Name, Applicant First Name.”

The submission deadline for this position is January 15, 2020. All application materials must be received or postmarked by this date.

Applicants will be contacted regarding the committee’s decision by the end of June 2020.

 

Questions?

See our FAQs for more information on eligibility, the position, and the application process.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

 

Call for Submissions: Luna Station Quarterly

Luna Station Quarterly publishes speculative fiction written by women-identified authors. Stories submitted by any woman writer, regardless of experience or writing resume, will be considered. Stories should be 500 to 7000 words in length.

Submission criteria includes:

  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Space Opera
  • New Fairy Tales (not retellings)
  • Some creepiness
  • Stories that explore the nooks and crannies of an original world
  • Big events from the everyman perspective
  • Unique settings and storytelling forms
  • Well written stories with strong characters
The theme for the December issue will be Poisons and Potions. Submit by August 15, 2019 for December 2019 publication, or submit September 15 – November 15, 2019 for March 2020 publication.

For more information and to make a submission, visit

 

Literary Arts Programs at Banff Centre

These Writers Retreats are self-directed programs that offer time and space for writers to retreat, reconnect, and re-energize their writing practice. In addition to your own single room, you will be surrounded by a community of artistic peers. Delve deep into your creative project and take advantage of the artistic community around you. Writing circles, formal and informal lectures, and opportunities to workshop your project will be provided. Writers in all creative genres are invited to apply. The program is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record seeking a period of dedicated time to work on a project in any genre. Writers from all backgrounds, gender identities and expressions are welcome. A variety of financial supports are available for all programs.

Spring Writers Retreat 2020: March 9 – March 21, 2020
Application Deadline: November 27, 2019

For further details and to apply online, click here.
Fees: $1,729.68 + $65 application fee for two-week program.

 

University of Calgary Continuing Education Online Writing Certificate Programs

Do you have a passion for creative writing? Do you need to strengthen your business and technical writing skills?  Whatever your reasons for wanting to be a better writer, University of Calgary Continuing Education can help. Our writing certificates, including Creative Writing and Professional Writing with specializations in Business and Technical Writing and in Marketing and Public Relations, are taught by published authors and cover all aspects of the writing process. Each program requires 200 hours of instruction time, and in some cases, courses can be applied to more than one certificate. One or more of these writing certificate programs may be exactly what you need.

All of the courses in the programs are delivered completely online. When you enroll in a course, you will be required to work within scheduled start- and end-dates. During the duration of the course, you will work whenever-and from wherever-you choose, as long as you have a computer and a reliable internet connection.

Upcoming courses are open for registration. For more information, visit https://conted.ucalgary.ca/writing.

 

White Wall Review Call for Submissions

Ryerson University’s literary magazine, White Wall Review, is currently working on expanding the opportunities for a more diverse pool of writers to submit their work to the magazine. The magazine, established in 1975, has gained recognition among Canadian poets and writers of both fiction and nonfiction, with a great majority of submissions coming from Ontario every year.

For more information, please visit http://whitewallreview.com/submit/.

 

King’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction

This unique, two-year, limited-residency graduate program enables writers to continue to live and work in their home communities while working with writer-mentors to develop their book proposals and manuscripts. Faculty and mentors for the MFA include award-winning writers published by the top book imprints in Canada and around the world. Program includes two two-week summer residencies in Halifax, and one-week winter residencies in Toronto and New York, featuring guest publishers, editors, agents and writers.

For further course details and online registration information, go to ukings.ca/area-of-study/master-of-fine-arts-in-creative-nonfiction.

For specific questions about the program, please contact: Kim Pittway (kim.pittaway@ukings.ca), Stephen Kimber (stephen.kimber@ukings.ca) or Dean Jobb (dean.jobb@ukings.ca).

Applications accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.