Shebeen Club Jump Start Tuesday, May 27

Whee! We're back!

Whee! We’re back!

That’s right, we’re back, bitches! For ONE NIGHT ONLY, the Shebeen Club returns to the back corner of the Shebeen at 7pm Tuesday, May 27 for drinks and eats and catching up on what we’ve all been doing in the what, six? eight? months since last we met.

Heading into our ninth year of existence, I’m sure we have a lot to share and boast and bitch about. I, personally, have some SOOPER EXCITING news that I am saving for the night. There’s no point emailing and asking; I won’t tell you. You gots to put your butt in a chair at the actual event.

Here’s the Facebook post.

It’s high time we Shebeened again! I hereby invite you and your literary homies to the May 2014 meeting of the Shebeen Club, one of Vancouver’s longest-lived literary gatherings. Bring your latest work, your attitude, and your ravenous thirst (for knowledge, of course!) to the Shebeen at 7pm on Tuesday, May 27.

Who knows, you might end up reading some lovely poetry, like Rik Mayall here and his highly supportive audience!

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Job: Friesen Press is looking for a Sales and Marketing Director

Christmas in Victoria

Christmas in Victoria

Ignore the obvious copy-paste error in the first line unless you are a copy editor or Quality Assurance Coordinator, in which case you may wish to pitch them. This job is in Victoria, not something that can be done remotely.

Sales and Marketing Manager

We are currently looking for a Quality Assurance Coordinator for our Downtown Victoria office. We offer an attractive compensation package, including:

  • Competitive wage
  • Full training including job shadowing, ongoing job training, and cross training
  • Extended medical and dental benefits
  • Group RRSP with matching contributions
  • Excellent opportunities for career development

Job Summary:

The Manager of Sales & Marketing is responsible for developing a team of highly productive Publishing Consultants and Marketing Specialists who are able to meet and exceed revenue targets while promptly and professionally addressing the needs of customers. The Manager of Sales & Marketing is also required to generate and deliver sales initiatives, revenue growth and staff and client retention strategies. The Manager is further required to coach and mentor the Publishing Consultant team through motivation, leadership and encouragement while striving for exceptional customer service standards and accountability.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct and evaluate the operations of the Publishing Consultants team;
  • Develop, implement and monitor detailed sales strategies and objectives;
  • Ensure the provision of excellent customer service;
  • Maintain high levels of customer satisfaction and client retention levels;
  • Contribute to the development, mplementation and execution FriesenPress’ business plans;
  • Build and retain an effective team of Publishing Consultants with a strong positive culture;
  • Lead, coach and motivate the team to achieve sales goals;
  • Model and champion FriesenPress values and mission;
  • Attain revenue expectations;
  • Generate an annual sales and marketing strategic plan with specific and measurable tactics
  • Set sales expectations for each of FriesenPress’ Publishing Consultants including customer service expectations and quota achievement;
  • Manage the activities of Publishing Consultants and Marketing Specialists, measure their success and coach for constant improvement;
  • Resolve customer concerns and complaints in a courteous, professional manner;
  • Determine staffing requirements and oversee the hiring of staff;
  • Create a safe working environment for the discussion and resolution of issues and concerns;
  • Work in concert with other department and management team members to assure sales operations;
  • Complete various sales reports as necessary;
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations with each of your direct reports;
  • Ensure the product portfolio evolves to respond to changing market conditions, customer needs as well as supporting FriesenPress’ goals and vision
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of various marketing activities
  • Find new ways to generate business opportunities for FriesenPress through advertising, sponsorships and partnerships
  • Actively oversee the Google Adwords performance to full optimize
  • Ensure that all staff comply with Company policies, procedures and ethical standards;
  • Ensure compliance with FriesenPress standards for cost control, waste reduction, qualilty, safety and on-time delivery;
  • Provide leadership for employee relations through effective communications, coaching, training and development;
  • Other duties shall be assigned as required.

Job Requirements:

  • University degree in associated field;
  • Minimum 5 years Sales and Marketing experience with a track record of proven results;
  • Leadership experience with an emphasis on coaching for high performance, business planning, business process engineering and business development;
  • Strong attention to detail, capacity to learn and accept additional responsibilities;
  • A personal philosophy that embraces constant learning and solicitation of feedback from your manager, peers, employees, stakeholders and customers that promotes personal development;
  • A desire to foster a company culture that values honesty, open communication, performance excellence, collaboration, innovation and constant learning.
  • Exceptional presentation and writing skills and ability to convey a message that is clear, concise and relevant, linking business issues, financial results and strategy;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize workload to meet deadlines;
  • Highly proficient with PC business software including CRM, Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with Zoho systems would be an asset;
  • Prior book publishing knowledge would be an asset.

This role will have minimal travel requirements and is based out of our office in Downtown Victoria, B.C. If you meet the above criteria and would like to apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume. We look forward to hearing from you!

email: careers@friesenpress.com  

Print is Dead: INSIDE!

STOP THE PRESSES!

St Rolling Stone

St Rolling Stone

Seriously. A pope on the cover of Rolling Stone. Stop the presses and stick a fork in ’em. We’re all done here.

Job: External Communications Specialist at VanCity

Vancity. Make GOOD money.

Vancity. Make GOOD money.

Found this on LinkedIn, I think. Anyway, if I were sticking around I might apply for it but as I’m going to be traveling for the next year or so, it’s all yours. May the best External Communications Specialist win!

Job Details

Requisition Number 13-1251
Post Date 10/17/2013
Close Date 11/1/2013
Title External Communications Specialist
Employee Type Contract
Employee Schedule Full-Time
Job Category Communications
City Vancouver
Province BC
Description External Communications Specialist

With exceptional listening and compassion skills, and the ability to translate Vancity’s Good Money™ brand promise to our members, you will have excellent writing skills and a solid understanding of content strategies.  This will be complemented by three years of related experience and a specialized post-secondary diploma or degree in communications or a related field.

The External Communications Specialistreports directly into the Manager Communications (external).

Key areas of accountability for this role are:

  • Research, write, edit, and provide recommendations to publish materials to enable the execution of communications plans.
  • Assist the communications team in creating and maintaining content in internal and external Vancity channels.
  • Plan and coordinate logistics for organization wide events and meetings.
  • Assist in media monitoring, gathering and analyzing data to measure effectiveness of media plan and other communications plans.

Here at Vancity, we have a consistent set of expectations for all employees:

  • Work effectively and with full commitment on the tasks assigned by your manager.
  • Give your manager your best advice.
  • Stay within policy.
Qualifications Competencies:

  • Solid business acumen in the context of the financial industry.
  • Solid analytical skills to review information, detect anomalies, and investigate and resolve discrepancies.
  • Solid problem solving and decision making skills to apply specific standards and guidelines to the work; escalating unresolved issues to senior staff
  • Solid knowledge of the concepts, practices and techniques of the related field.
  • Solid knowledge of Vancity strategies, functions and programs.
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to act as a resource for the specialized area, providing specialized advice, guidance, explanations, and related support; and also to participate development of program content.

Education:

The competencies for this position would typically be acquired through a specialized post-secondary diploma in a communications discipline or general undergraduate degree.

Experience:

2 to 3 years related experience.

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We commit to creating a welcoming, inclusive workplace and to working with people and communities to help them thrive and prosper. Diversity is integral to this commitment. Our diversity allows us to fully understand, connect to, and respond to the needs of our members and communities.

Sound like a good fit? Put your outstanding skills to use with an organization that promotes work-life-balance, accountability-based leadership and member-led innovation that creates community impact. Apply online today!

Selah.

Job: Blogging intern at Dlisted

Gossip: this r srs bzns

this r srs bzns

Want to get paid to read gossip sites all day?  Have we got a job for you. Icon, blogger, literati, hot mess Michael K over at Dlisted is looking for an intern and yes, this is a paid gig (would we post any other kind? I ask yez). Dlisted is, if you don’t know, an extremely high-profile gossip site with a unique style which incorporates the wit of an Oscar Wiled with tastelessness of a truly jaw-dropping level. So, naturally, I love it.

You’ll probably get stuck with doing the link roundups, which are a tedious daily exercise in linking to the top story on each of a handful of blogs daily, and all the social media, but you can telecommute and have the satisfaction of knowing that all the sites you read will now be reading YOUR writing.

Here’s the post:

Because I get yelled at to post faster, post more and stop trolling eBay all day for Shauna Sand memorabilia, I’m finally looking for some help. I’m looking for an intern, but it could become permanent. I know some of you, so I know you’re asking, “How much?!” It does pay and no, I won’t pay you with Shauna Sand memorabilia. But I can if that’s what you want and who wouldn’t want to be paid with Shauna Sand memorabilia?

Here’s the requirements to be Dlisted’s first intern:

1. You can live wherever, but you must have your own laptop and Internet access.
2. You must be into pop culture. You should be a regular reader of Dlisted, because the stuff that comes out of my mouth barely makes sense and it really doesn’t make sense if you don’t read Dlisted.
3. It’s a total plus if you know the basics of Photoshop. You’ll need to use it to crop images and to Photoshop out my zits on my Facebook profile pics.
4. You must MUST must be able to throw a last-minute fashion show in your mom’s backyard.

Your responsibilities will include writing posts, finding pictures, researching, handling social media stuff and transcribing scenes from Showgirls with me on IM.

If you’re interested, e-mail a short note about yourself, resume (if you have one) and a writing sample (or a link to your Twitter page and/or blog) to dlistedintern@gmail.com. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 27th.

As for 4, well, it’s MichaelK. I wouldn’t rule ANYTHING out.