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Sunday, March 29, 2015

publishing companies/ Bioware Edmonton

Jan. 4 Publishing companies: I’m looking for publishing companies in Edmonton to work at, but I see a lot are to be a customer service representative.  The jobs are about selling ad space and subscriptions.  I’m looking for a job in a publishing company where I can write and edit.
I also get a lot of printing companies as in they print calendars and brochures.  I remember going to job interviews to those because they are office jobs.  I looked up “Publishing companies in Edmonton” and it lead to “publishing” in the search engine in Indeed.
Regional Maple Leaf Communications: I found this on Indeed.  I remember seeing this on Kijiji.  The position is a full-time account executive and it’s really a telemarketer because it says “selling over the phone.”
The Gateway: There’s a job for “circulation pal” which is delivering the University of Alberta newspaper.
Alberta Business Research:
Alberta Business Research Ltd. (ABR), a local publishing company established since 1990, has an opening for a dynamic and creative Advertising Sales Consultant to join our sales team.”
TNC Publishing Group: This is in Calgary.
“Professional Business, Corporate and Community Magazine Publisher in Canada and North America.

We publish a quality magazine that showcases your business and products in a professional manner that cannot be duplicated elsewhere.”
Book Publishers Association of Alberta: I wasn’t sure if I wrote about this before, but I did back in Dec. 2013:

Major Programs

Alberta Book Publishing Awards

Each spring, the book publishing community in Alberta comes together to honour excellence in Alberta-published books. Our hope is that this recognition will make readers more aware of the high quality and range of book publishing in the province, and that this awareness will be a source of shared pride. The gala is held in May annually, alternating between Calgary and Edmonton.
Awards are presented in twelve categories: Book of the Year (Children’s, Educational, Scholarly, Trade Fiction, Trade Non-Fiction); Book Design (Book Cover, Book Illustration, Book Design); Publisher of the Year, Emerging Publisher of the Year, Lois Hole Award for Editorial Excellence, and the Alberta Book Publishing Achievement Award.
Professional Development

The BPAA is committed to providing up-to-date professional development opportunities to members and non-members alike. The highlight of the BPAA’s Professional Development program is a two-day session held in Banff each fall in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting. Also featured are the One-Hour Lunches, which provide members an opportunity to discuss a particular topic, accompanied by a brief presentation, over lunch; and periodic sessions when the opportunity arises.
Best of the West

Best of the West is an annual guide to Prairie books released each fall. It provides Canadian publishers an effective and inexpensive vehicle to advertise books Prairie books to a targeted audience of dedicated book buyers. We distribute 200,000 copies through bookstores and libraries across Canada, as an insert in five different publications, at trade shows and displays, and as an electronic publication through the BPAA website.
Best Version Media:
“BVM is an international publishing company that specializes in private, family-oriented, neighborhood-specific magazines that serve residents, homeowners associations, villages and local businesses. BVM started in 2007 with six magazines. Today BVM is one of the fastest growing, privately held media companies in North America.”
Jan. 5 Lakeshore Publishing: The positions are for Advertising Sales Executives.  I would have to take 2 buses to get there.
Culture Works: I did bookmark this website.  I looked for creative jobs in AB, but there aren’t any.  There are lots of creative jobs across Canada:

Pearson Canada: They make textbooks.  I looked up their job postings and most of them need a degree.

Jan. 6 Grade Aid Learning: You can work as a sales consultant for this company.  It sells this software program called Math and English Wiz to help elementary school kids.
Edmonton Job Shop: From Sept. –Dec. 2014, I didn’t look for a job because I was busy with school.  In the middle of December, I got sick and missed 2 days of work.  I wasn’t feeling well so I didn’t look for a job even though school ended. 
Now it’s Jan. 2015 and I’m looking for a job.  I used to go to Job Bank and Kijiji all the time.  I still go to Job Bank.  I’m staying away from Kijiji for awhile and going to all these other job sites that I bookmarked, but I don’t often go to. 
Edmonton Job Shop was a site I went to way back in 2010.  The website wasn’t really good because it was colorful and the layout seems kind of disorganized.  Now I visit it and it’s professional looking with the white and blue.

Jan. 7 Bioware Edmonton: Have you ever heard of this company before?  I learned about this company way back in 2009 and told one of my Professional Writing friends about it because he’s interested in video games.  He knows about it.  I’m expanding my job search from Job Bank and Kijiji and decided to look up “publishing” and it lead to this company.
It creates videogames.  The jobs there needs you to know specific computer programs.
Job I was going through all my bookmarks on my computer.  I didn’t notice how much I had.  I was looking for more job sites I bookmarked.  I found this for an Edmonton job.  I clicked on it and it didn’t work.  I looked it up on the internet. 
It lead to Twitter and it’s UK version:
“JobHits is a job search engine with most updated and relevant vacancies from major job sites. Find for your dream jobs from more than 200,000 opportunities now.”
Here’s the US version:
“ is a US job search engine with most updated and relevant vacancies from major job sites. Find for your dream jobs from more than 300,000 jobs now.”
Here’s the Facebook page:
It mentions the Canadian page: The website doesn’t work. 


At March 29, 2015 at 10:45 PM , Blogger Consumer Activist said...

I see some slight improvements on the site, the width is greater and probably you increased the size of the font. Now get rid of the ugly green and drop in some other improvements, like a site meter, to find out who looks in.


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