Job posting: Editor of The Canadian Philatelist

The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) is now accepting applications for the position of editor of its popular journal, The Canadian Philatelist (TCP).

The magazine’s current editor Tony Shaman announced his retirement at the recent RPSC Convention in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. Shaman, who’s retirement is effective Jan. 1, 2017, has served as TCP editor for more than 15 years.

Published six times a year, TCP – the official journal of The RPSC – is Canada’s flagship philatelic publication.


The key responsibilities of TCP editor include:

  1. liaising with potential authors, determining the suitability of articles submitted for publication and editing content to conform to the journal’s house style;
  2. liaising with members of the Editorial Board and working with the Associate Editor, who is responsible for the French content of the journal;
  3. liaising with Trajan Publishing, who layout and publish each issue; and
  4. most importantly, ensuring that each issue is published on a timely basis.

The Canadian Philatelist is published six times a year.

The successful candidate will:

  1. have prior editorial experience preferably but not necessarily with philatelic publications;
  2. be able to work to tight deadlines to ensure each issue of TCP is published on a timely basis, six times a year;
  3. have the interpersonal skills to be able to work collegially with the various volunteers involved in preparing each issue;
  4. be familiar with common word processing programs like Microsoft Word, and with CDs and scanners; and
  5. if not already a member of The RPSC, agree to become a member.

The editor receives a modest stipend for the role.

Applications are due to the National Office by Oct. 24th (email to The successful candidate will be expected to start in the role shortly thereafter to permit a transition period with the current editor.

Further information on the position is available from RPSC President George Pepall by phone at 1-519-893-4209 or email at

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