We're Hiring: Production Coordinator

We're Hiring: Production Coordinator

We are looking to hire a full-time Production Coordinator to join our growing team! The ideal candidate will support and ensure timely and accurate book production and manage special projects such as Kickstarters.


40% Project Coordination

  • Creates and manages development schedules and production budgets
  • Shepherds projects through the editorial/production process from cover and book jacket design to reviewing proofs and proofreading for accuracy
  • Ensures all internal staff and external freelancers are aware of and meet their deadlines throughout the editorial process 
  • Assists with the supervision of two Publishing Assistants

40% Kickstarters & Special Projects

  • Manages projects such as Kickstarters and special editions
  • Obtains quotes from artists, graphic designers, and printing vendors and oversees their process, ensuring quality and timeliness
  • Leads the development of new products such as novelty items and merchandise

20% Marketing Support

  • Assists with marketing duties such as but not limited to:
    • submitting upcoming releases to publicity opportunities, 
    • ARC distribution and influencer management, 
    • answering production schedule queries, 
    • assisting with release promotion activities, 
    • and recording and analyzing sales data and KPIs with the marketing staff


  • 2+ years work experience in the publishing industry or an applicable role
  • Self-starter with an ability to work independently in a remote work environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and highly detail-oriented
  • Experience in project coordination/project management
  • Able to meet virtually once or twice a week during standard working hours
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Google Drive and other general office software

Nice to Haves

  • Preference will be given to those able to meet in-person once a month in Toronto
  • Familiarity with Kindle Direct Publishing, Draft2Digital, Kickstarter and/or BookFunnel is an asset
  • Knowledge of the traditional publishing industry, indie publishing industry and their respective business practices
  • Preference will be given to those with a background and education in book/product production and/or publishing


  • Remote working environment
  • Flexible hours
  • Paid vacation allotment starting at 14 days
  • RRSP matching
  • Paid learning and development opportunities, including virtual and in-person conferences

We are looking for someone highly motivated to learn and who foresees themselves in this role for a long period as many of the systems used for indie publishing are highly specialized. Training of these aspects will be provided as necessary, with courses purchased for study.

Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@starlitpublishing.com by March 3, 2023 at 5pm EST. We thank all who apply; only those candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 CAD per year

Location: Canada (GTA-preferred)

Estimated Start Date: April 2023

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