Distribution & Subscription Manager

SAD Mag (Stories, Art & Design) is a Vancouver-based magazine covering arts & culture, publishing the photography, designs and writing of some of our greatest local creatives.

Founded in 2009, SAD Mag has published 26 issues and gained a loyal readership in Vancouver and beyond. We are currently seeking an organized, relationship builder to take over the role of Distribution & Subscription Manager (DSM). This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get involved with the local arts scene and gain experience working in the publisher world, with a flexible time commitment suitable for a student or person with another job.

The DSM will work closely with the Co-Publishers and the Board to ensure that magazine’s success through distribution and ad sales. Duties include:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the subscription database

  • Fulfill all new subscription requests

  • Deliver issues and pick up unsold copies to local stockists (pulp fiction, kroma, clubcard, blim, zebra club, emily carr READ)

  • Track all sales in an inventory doc

  • Issue invoices and follow up on A/R

  • Mail issues to Distributor

  • Prepare all labels and supplies for Mail outs

  • Schedule and manage Mailouts, including delivery to Canada Post outlet or arranging a pick-up

  • Deliver/mail issues and media kits to potential distributors and subscribers

  • Responsible for recording and reporting conversions and new distributors

  • Ideally developing strategies of how to obtain new Stockists

  • Maintain an operations manual


  • Must be based in Vancouver, BC

  • Preferably some experience with print magazines, in a writing or editing capacity

  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships

  • Knowledge of the Vancouver arts & culture scene

  • The ability to commit for a minimum of one (1) year

  • Experience with SAD Mag is an asset

  • Access to a personal vehicle

Time Commitment:

As the SAD Mag DSM you can expect to commit a few hours weekly to email and correspondence. Along with this, you will be expected to spend a minimum of 4 hours per month dropping off mail and visiting potential distributors in person to solidify relationships and/or deliver issues.

This position is great for someone with a flexible schedule and an interest relationship building within the arts and culture industry. Applicants who identify as POC or queer are especially encouraged to apply, as SAD Mag is committed to supporting diversity in the Vancouver publishing industry.

Please apply with a cover letter (in the body of an email is fine) and a resume to Katie Stewart  at hello@sadmag.ca.

Closing date: June 18th, 2019