• Work with members of the masthead and the board, especially, the editor-in-chief and the managing editor, to ensure the smooth working of the magazine.
  • Manage financial accounts of the magazine and process payments.
  • Apply for grants.
  • Organize the AGM every year.
  • Conduct interviews along with the editor-in-chief, or the managing editor, to hire new masthead and staff members.
  • Attend and participate in all masthead meetings.
  • Manage third party services to keep the magazine functioning (Submittable, FullHost).
  • Maintain internal financial statements (income statement, cash flow, and budget).
  • Manage the tax and reporting requirements for the magazine as a non-profit.


    • Multiple years of experience of working with literary magazines or literary organizations.
    • Experience in maintaining accounts.
    • Experience in writing and applying for literary grants.
    • Knowledge of and interest in contemporary Canadian literature, literary communities, and magazine publishing.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent management skills, especially while working with a literary or non-profit organization.
    • Proficiency with MS programs and Google mail/docs.
    • The ability to meet strict deadlines.
    • The ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

This volunteer position receives a yearly honorarium of $2000 ($500/quarterly issue). 

    Interested candidates should familiarize themselves with the magazine, its history, and the work it publishes. Then, send a cover letter and resume/CV as .doc, .docx, or .pdf attachment to [email protected]. Cover letters should answer the following questions:
    1. What is your experience as a Publisher and working with similar organizations as The Ex-Puritan?
    2. What do you like or dislike about our rebrand?
    3. What knowledge do you have of the current Canlit scene?
    4. What makes you an ideal candidate for the position of a Publisher?
    The Ex-Puritan is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and prioritizes applications from candidates from historically marginalized groups and underserved communities. First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Peoples, or Indigenous Peoples of North America are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as racialized peoples, persons with disabilities (visible and invisible), and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. If you require any accommodations during the application process and hiring process, please let us know. Preference will be given to those who are Toronto-based.
    Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Deadline to apply: Friday, 15th December 2023 by 11:59 pm EST.

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