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Opportunities at Goose Lane

DATA AND eCOMMERCE COORDINATOR INTERNSHIP (posted June 2018)

Goose Lane Editions has an opening for a Data and eCommerce Coordinator. This position is ideal for someone with a keen understanding of and a passion for data management. The successful candidate will have a big appetite for analytics, SEO, and metadata; improvement of B2B and B2C conversion rates; and creating business with data.

The Data and eCommerce Coordinator will be responsible for

  • maintaining, improving, distributing and reporting on the product master data for the full suite of products developed by Goose Lane Editions, including print books, eBooks.
  • communicating and trouble-shooting issues with various data aggregators, including Amazon, Chapters-Indigo, Core Source, Bowker, BookNet, Book Manager, and other wholesale channels that rely on the company’s data for orders, promotion, distribution, and the sale of Goose Lane’s products.
  • updating and coordinating content for the company’s branded websites (Shopify and Wordpress), in order to consistently increase discoverability and conversion rates.
  • working with Goose Lane’s publicity department to drive online sales traffic and improve conversion rates, SEO, and to develop effective digital marketing tools and strategies for our print and e-book editions.
  • understanding and applying ONIX bibliographic standards, BISAC and FEMA subject codes, SAP requirements, and trends in bibliographic data management.
  • keeping up-to-date on new developments in SEO, conversion, and data management and identifying areas for improvement and change within Goose Lane’s process.
  • troubleshooting, including identifying root causes of issues, optimizing inefficient execution, and resolving resource competition scenarios

The Data and eCommerce Coordinator will report directly to the Publisher, but will work collaboratively with other staff members in editorial, design, publicity and customer service.

This position requires a supremely well-organized, efficient, diligent individual with a keen interest in data management, knowledge of database applications, and good sense of humour. The successful candidate should relish the demands of a fast-paced environment, demonstrate a strong sense of initiative, and enjoy the responsibility of finding resolutions quickly and efficiently. 

Qualifications

  • Superior data management skills.
  • A strong sales orientation
  • Accuracy and a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • A proficiency in technical documentation, reporting, website management, and data analysis
  • An understanding of HTML, XML, and ONIX
  • A self-starter with highly honed research skills
  • An ability to thrive within a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • An undergraduate degree or college diploma in Multi-media, Computer Science, or Business Administration. Certification in data analytics an asset.

Remuneration: $12-$14 per hour for a 35-hour work week. This position is a six-month internship with potential for becoming a permanent position based on performance.

Candidates must be registered for the New Brunswick Youth Employment Fund in order to be considered.

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PUBLICITY INTERN  (posted June 2018)


Do you have a keen eye for organization, a love of communication, and strong attention to detail?

Goose Lane Editions has an opening for an intern in our publicity department. This is a sixth-month, paid internship. The successful candidate will help coordinate author travel, maintain publicity files and itineraries, provide logistical support for events, and ensure important information is communicated to our sales reps, award juries, and readers in a timely matter.

This is an excellent opportunity for a detail-orientated candidate to gain valuable administrative experience.

Duties

  • Help to coordinate and book author travel and accommodations
  • Prepare itineraries for authors attending literary festivals and events across the country
  • Provide support for author readings and events, working with venues, internal stakeholders, and independent booksellers to ensure events go smoothly and that logistical needs are met
  • Keep publicity files continuously updated as reviews and interviews are published
  • Send weekly updates to management and sales reps
  • Help to publicize events through community and media outreach
  • Help to maintain company website and social media channels
  • Other administrative duties as required

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree or college diploma
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong attention to detail and a sharp editorial eye
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiarity with various social media platforms, hootsuite, and data management an asset

Remuneration: $11.50-$12.00 per hour for a 35-hour work week. This position is a six-month internship with potential for becoming a permanent position based on performance.

Candidates must be registered for the New Brunswick Youth Employment Fund in order to be considered.