The Book and Periodical Council is Hiring!

Internship Job Posting

Paid Contract – Canada Book Fund Internship – four days a week
Deadline to apply:
November 15 (start date in early December)
One yearDecember 2017 to December 2018               
Toronto (Downtown)

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Book and Periodical Council

The Book and Periodical Council (BPC) is the umbrella organization for Canadian associations that are or whose members are primarily involved with the writing, editing, translating, publishing, producing, distributing, lending, marketing, reading and selling of written words.

Our mission is to cultivate an environment that supports a healthy and vibrant written-word sector in Canada by acting as a networking, advocacy and outreach forum for our members and as a hub for projects and initiatives that identify and address cultural, educational, economic, research and information needs across the sector.

Internship Opportunity – Job Description – Program Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the BPC Program Coordinator – Intern will have the opportunity to learn, hands-on, about the day-to-day business of running a non-profit in the Canadian publishing industry. The intern will gain comprehensive experience working on BPC programs in the areas of marketing, social media, publicity, sales, production, project coordination, bookkeeping and administration. Primary projects include Book Summit 2018, Freedom to Read Week 2018 and 2019, Website/Social Media Management, Freight & Distribution and the Health Benefit Program.  The intern will also be involved with meeting preparations, member hubs, grant applications and reports and general office administration as required.

The intern will have the opportunity to attend industry events as a representative of the BPC and meet a variety of publishing professionals.

This is a four-day a week, paid internship.

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.


Proposed interns should either be registered in or recent graduates of post-secondary educational programs in a field relevant to the book and magazine industry, or have relevant work experience.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Highly organized and self-motivating
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel and Outlook Express
  • Experience with digital online marketing, including social media (Facebook and Twitter), WordPress and e-newsletters an asset
  • Ability to multi-task under pressure and manage competing priorities
  • Ability to work independently in a small office environment
  • Knowledge of office procedures and equipment will be beneficial
  • Familiarity with and interest in pursuing a career in the publishing industry

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Anne McClelland@ email: We thank all candidates for applying, but only those selected for an interview shall be contacted.