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Job Opportunity: Assistant, EVENT Magazine

EVENT Magazine seeks a part-time assistant to work in several areas of small magazine activity. Reporting to the Managing Editor and Editor at our office in New Westminster, BC, the successful candidate will: work independently to produce and disseminate online content and manage social media accounts; help with marketing and promotion for our magazine, contributors, contests and events; and assist with administrative tasks and in organizing and running our fundraising book sale.

This is a 6-month position consisting of 7 hours per week from late November to May, with time off for statutory holidays and Christmas break, and with the possibility of renewal.

Payment will be at a rate of $20/hr + 9% in lieu of benefits.


  • creating, procuring, and posting content on EVENT’s website, including author interviews, short articles, content from the magazine and archives, recordings of author readings, etc.
  • implementing a social media calendar and a management dashboard such as Hootsuite to coordinate posts across platforms; maintaining EVENT’s social media presence by sharing EVENT news and events, calls for submission, announcements, web links, etc.
  • creating, developing and monitoring online campaigns to market our print and digital editions, contests and fundraising book sale
  • assisting with administrative tasks such as mailouts, direct mail campaigns and renewals
  • helping run our annual fundraising book sale
  • other tasks as needed

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • ability to take initiative and work independently
  • educational background in publishing, professional writing, journalism, communications, marketing or comparable program from an accredited post-secondary institution
  • demonstrated experience managing social media streams
  • excellent writing, grammar and English-language communication skills
  • a working knowledge of WordPress; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and/or SEO analysis an asset
  • experience in marketing and promotion
  • a passion for contemporary literature and an understanding of small literary magazines
  • skills in producing audiovisual content
  • exceptional organization and time management skills
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • experience in administrative tasks

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to by November 12, 2018. Please note that only those short-listed candidates will be contacted.