We are lookout for committed and passionate people to join us. They help to drive new and innovative marketing campaigns and identify new opportunities for the Singapore Book Publishing Association and the publishing industry. The candidate has to work closely with the team on projects and drive campaigns for the publishing industry.

Secretariat Lead / Senior Manager / Manager

SBPA is looking for someone to lead the professional Secretariat. The Secretariat Lead would be responsible for:

  • Overseeing Secretariat’s administration and strategy, including grants writing and claims, financial sustainability, human resources, etc.
  • Managing and strengthening the SBPA professional Secretariat, including developing annual strategic plans and further developing basic operating procedures;
  • Securing grant funding for the next phase of our development;
  • Running SBPA programmes such as the internship programme, the Singapore Book Awards, and the National Pavillion programme at various international book fairs;
  • Managing events such as consumer and B2B events, networking sessions, members’ meetings, training programmes and services for the publishing industry;
  • Liaising with and maintaining strong relationships with industry partners, government bodies, other stakeholders, member companies, and Executive Committee members;
  • Managing full-time Secretariat staff, interns, as well as volunteers; and
  • Performing other duties aligned to the SBPA Constitution and as directed by the Executive Committee.


  • Minimum 5 years professional experience, with min 2 years of management experience
  • Strong collaborator and coordinator, able to work with a variety of stakeholders
  • Strategic and resourceful thinker, able to propose innovative approaches or solutions
  • Excellent good verbal and written communication, especially in English
  • Attention to detail, self-motivated, structured, takes ownership of projects
  • Knowledge of industry best practices, trends and developments, networks and resources, etc.

Nice to Haves

  • Experience in the publishing industry, creative sector, trade associations or non-profits
  • Familiar with fundraising, branding, events, publicity, etc.

Interested parties may email their CV and Cover Letter to the Secretariat at info@singaporebookpublishers.sg. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.