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Executive Assistant Job Opportunity

The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador (WANL) invites applications for an Executive Assistant

Position: Part-time, temporary (June 20 – August 31 2016)

Location: St. John’s, NL

The Organization: WANL is a non-profit, membership-based organization that supports writing and writers in NL. As the provincial literary sector organization, WANL has numerous programs and services to assist writers in all stages of their career, increase public awareness of the province’s authors and literary arts, and to help build the provincial literary industry.

Responsibilities: The Executive Assistant reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for: communications (biweekly e-bulletin, quarterly newsletter layout, maintaining website, updating social media), membership (maintaining membership renewals and database), and general office operations. The EA also assists with event planning and promotion, the administration of WANL programs and services, and provides assistance to various committees. The position operates out of the Writers’ Alliance office in St. John’s. Some evenings and weekends are required.

Qualifications: Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; strong computer skills (MS Word, Access, Excel, website maintenance, FB, Twitter); preferably experience with desktop publishing (Adobe InDesign); strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize duties; attention to detail; facility in managing enquiries from the public and members about writing and/or WANL initiatives; enthusiasm for the local writing scene; and basic knowledge of the publishing industry. The ideal candidate possesses an energetic and upbeat attitude, initiative, the ability to work alone and also as part of a team.

Remuneration: $15/hour, 20 hours/week

Applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm, June 9, 2016

Please send your cover letter, resume, including 2 references, to:
Hiring Committee, c/o Alison Dyer
(email) with subject line: EA Position
(or mail): 208-223 Duckworth St., St. John’s, NL A1C 6N1

We thank all those who apply. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted