Write about Movies, TV, Anime, Arts, Comics, Games, Literature or other art forms

Do you want to write about Movies, TV, Anime, Arts, Comics, Games, Literature or other art forms? Do you want to get your foot in the door and enter the big-wide world of the online media and have your work read and shared by millions of readers? We invite you to The Artifice:

http://www.the-artifice.com

The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms. We do not run The Artifice, you do. The Artifice is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow writers. It is structured to let you focus on the quality of the content while it deals with the exposure of it to an audience of millions.

Instead of recycling the same entertainment news stories or publishing commonplace editorials, The Artifice focus on unique topics that are intellectually stimulating and meaningful.

You can write about a whole host of things for pleasure, passion and/or to boost your CV with vital experience in this ever competitive media environment.

Our current writers range from undergraduates, to graduates, to emeritus professors and a bit of everyone in between.

Grab the opportunity and join our team of writers. Join now:
http://the-artifice.com/write/

Intern with Spafax Luxury Brands

Do you know your Hermès from your Hublot? An E-Class from an Escalade? Spafax is looking for a passionate, talented editorial intern to join the Luxury Brands team in Montreal. The intern will work on print and digital content for the division’s three bi-annual magazines: Fairmont, Mercedes-Benz and Experience, Bombardier’s publication for business aircraft owners. The position includes extensive research and administrative tasks, but as a key member of our team you will also attend editorial meetings and have a chance to do some writing and editing.

Your duties
– Fact check stories and research articles in development (including photo research and contacting PR firms). Interns with advanced writing skills may be assigned short articles for our front-of-book sections – a knack for concise, punchy copy is a must.
– Gain a comprehensive understanding of how to take a story from concept to completion, from researching and pitching story ideas to proofreading layouts.
– Provide support for the Luxury Brands team, including attending weekly editorial and art meetings as well as maintaining style guides and contact lists.

Your background
– Have solid research and organization skills with a keen eye for detail.
– Demonstrate travel savvy and a flair for lifestyle and luxury journalism (interest in and knowledge of high-end automobiles, hotels and private aircraft is a bonus).
– Experience on Macs (Word, Excel) is essential; experience with InDesign and InCopy is an asset.
– Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset.
– Experience with corporate social media accounts is an asset.
– A journalism degree and professional publishing courses or experience (copy editing, proofreading) are an asset. Recent graduates and candidates with relevant writing and editorial experience (especially proofreading) will also be considered.

Your next move
-If you meet these requirements, send a brief cover letter, resume and no more than two short writing samples/links to eve.thomas@spafax.com (please mark “Editorial internship” in the subject header) by May 27, 2015.
-The position is three days a week and will begin in early June – dates are flexible and to be discussed. It will last three months (not including holidays).
-Compensation comes in the form of an honorarium.

Only candidates selected for an editorial test and an interview will be contacted.

About us: Spafax is one of the world’s leading providers of custom media, with a portfolio of award-winning magazines including enRoute and Review. The Luxury Brands division works on multiple editions of Fairmont Magazine, Mercedes-Benz magazine and Experience, Bombardier’s publication for business aircraft owners. Spafax is a part of tenthavenue, a division within WPP, created to bring innovative content and sales solutions to mobile consumers around the world. WPP is one of the world’s leading communications companies.
Spafax.com

Assistant Video Editor for digital media startup

About us:

Curiosity Craves is an online media company that captures and exposes the diversity of Montreal’s unique local cultures and communities through a series of in-depth stories and interviews that take our audience behind the scenes. We strive to produce professional, high-quality content that will give viewers an excellent understanding of a subject and help foster a deeper knowledge of different cultures within society.

We are looking for talented, open-minded and hard working individuals who have a strong interest in understanding culture – and the people behind those cultures.

Your Role:

We are looking for a creative and dedicated Assistant Editor that can help us capture the essence of a person, culture or business and present it in a compelling way.

The Assistant Editor must be exceptionally comfortable with using editing software and must have experience producing high quality videos. She/he will work directly with the Content Director and Videographer to put together 3-5 professional video packages per week that are between 5-7 minutes long.

The Assistant Editor will excel at:

Telling a story creatively and professionally through editing
Editing with precision, using software like Final Cut Pro or equivalent
Setting up for shoots (video, audio, lighting)

*Owning your gear would be a bonus.

What’s in it for you?

In joining Curiosity Craves, you will become part of a dynamic and organized team of creative thinkers, entrepreneurs and journalists. You will have the chance to develop your skills and broaden your experience in a competitive industry.

Please submit to curiositycraves@gmail.com
Samples of your work
Your resume

Jewish Public Library-Editorial & Communications Internship

The Jewish Public Library (JPL) is a not-for-profit organization that has played a central role in the intellectual, cultural and social life of the MontrealJewish community since 1914. The four pillars of the JPL are: the Norman Berman Children’s Library, our general collection, our cultural programming department and our community archive. Specializing in Judaic materials, we also offer all the new releases and best sellers patrons expect at other libraries.

The JPL is looking for an Editorial & Communications Intern to assist with the following:

– Write content for a monthly eNewsletter
– Cover JPL cultural events
– Conduct interviews (in-person, by phone, an occasionally online)
– Draft press releases
– Assist the PR coordinator with media relations

Qualifications:
• Excellent verbal and written communication (English)
• Strong editing and proofing skills
• Attention to detail and organizational skills
• Excellent time management skills
• University/college background in journalism, communications, public relations or related field (Students are welcome)

As a small organization with a big mandate, the Editorial & Communications Intern will receive hands-on, relevant and useful writing & marketing experience

Interested applicants can email their CV to: Shannon Gaskell, Director of Development, shannon.gaskell@jplmontreal.org

This is an unpaid internship with flexible hours. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.

Copywriter Internship

Job Summary
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We’re looking for a part-time Copywriter Intern that will support the growth of the company by contributing to the marketing efforts of promoting our software products, marketing services, and image in the industry. This person’s responsibilities will be divided between writing blogs and articles that focus on the online marketing industry, editing, social media projects, contribute to our internal emailing campaigns, and distribute written content for both web and print. The Copywriter Intern will coordinate a variety of marketing efforts and activities. The ideal applicant combines exceptional writing skills with strong time management, organization, attention to detail, and adaptability.

Position Specific Responsibilities
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• Research, write and edit marketing content, including press releases, articles, website copy, blogs, newsletters and other communication channels
• Write content for company website, social media, brochures, advertisements, promotions, and FAQs
• Produce content that is search engine friendly
• Assist with the implementation of multimedia projects
• Coordinate and support various marketing activities and efforts, such as contacting suppliers, organizing production of promotional materials, and assisting in the planning of marketing efforts to be carried out at industry conferences

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
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• Demonstrated ability to produce engaging and professional marketing content (blogs, articles, press releases, etc.)
• Excellent verbal and written communication (English)
• Strong editing and proofing skills
• Attention to detail and organizational skills
• Excellent time management skills
• Ability to work with social media
• MUST possess a strong work ethic
• Self motivated and keen to demonstrate initiative
• Creative and able to think independently
• Eager and willing to overcome challenges
• Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
• Proficient with Internet based tools
• Good knowledge of the internet and how users interact with content
• Interest in online marketing and knowledge of internet marketing terminologies
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and fun environment

Experience/Education
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• University/college background in journalism, communications, English literature or public relations or related field
• Prior writing experience required
• Experience in online marketing is considered an asset
• Experience in SEO copywriting is considered an asset

Company Overview
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Access your digital marketing future by joining an agency that specializes in digital marketing services and technology solutions for the constantly evolving online market place. As a supplier of an award-winning affiliate tracking and reporting software, Income Access has been a leader in the iGaming industry for over 12 years.
Income Access’ success is built on adding value to our partners by demonstrating an appreciation for the relationship between identifying needs and providing solutions. We develop impactful digital marketing solutions by bringing together experts in SEM, social media marketing, web development, graphic design and copywriting.
With a blend of projects that focus on both autonomous and collaborative skills, Income Access offers room for growth and an environment that fosters new abilities. Are you ready to take the next step by working at a forward-thinking company that values creativity and nurtures talent?
If you are interested in joining our team please send your application to jobs@incomeaccess.com

True Growth Communications Internship

True Growth Communications Internship
July – December 2015
Saint John, New Brunswick

 Are you a recent or soon-to-be grad of a recognized journalism or public relations program?

 Are you passionate about community-building, economic development and/or innovation?

 Are you looking to gain professional experience writing and pitching stories at a national level?

 Are you interested in building professional relationships with more than 25 high-profile public and private organizations?

If so, we encourage you to apply for the inaugural True Growth Communications Internship.

ABOUT TRUE GROWTH

Here in Saint John, New Brunswick, we’ve adopted a unique, community-based approach to economic development called True Growth 2.0. Under the True Growth Model, public and private enterprises are working collaboratively to identify and mobilize economic development projects that will help drive prosperity across our region.

To date, True Growth Projects have engaged more than 150 passionate leaders across numerous industries. Results have been both tangible and impressive, spanning six key sectors. Since 2014, the True Growth Model has received national and international attention for its innovative and results-oriented approach and has been celebrated by Cisco Systems, FDI, and Progress Media.

INTERNSHIP OBJECTIVES

Our real success stories lie within each organization and each project. These stories need to be shared more widely, especially at the national level – both to gain external validation for our community, and to help combat negative perceptions surrounding Atlantic Canada’s economic climate and future.

To this end, the True Growth Communications Intern will work with True Growth Network Partners and Project Teams to:
• Proactively engage with the True Growth community to identify high-impact stories;
• Help contextualize and develop content (including research, interviews, writing etc.);
• Pitch appropriate stories to national and other non-local media outlets (traditional news, social media and other forums);
• Build / map a network of media contacts and relationships;
• Track regional and national coverage;
• Provide other storytelling support to stakeholders, as required.

Success of the internship will be assessed according to:
• The number, tone and variety of stories pitched;
• The number, tone and variety of stories picked up by non-local media outlets;
• The level of engagement with and assistance provided to True Growth stakeholders;
• The extent / depth of media contacts and relationships established.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity of building direct, value-add relationships with the numerous high-profile organizations and individuals involved with True Growth, including (but not limited to): five regional municipalities, economic development agencies, authorities and commissions, Provincial and Federal government partners, private sector associations, post-secondary institutions, environmental stakeholders, Francophone and immigrant communities, and local thought-leaders and project champions.

REQUIRED SKILLS

We’re looking for a quick learner with lots of energy. The ideal candidate will also have:
• Graduated from a recognized journalism or public relations program in the last 12 months, or will complete such a program by the end of 2015;
• A good understanding of the national news landscape in Canada;
• Excellent people skills, both in person and in correspondence;
• Strong research and writing skills;
• Excellent time-management skills;
• The ability to receive, work through and apply stakeholder feedback;
• Cursory experience tracking and analyzing news stories and related data.

A demonstrated passion for and commitment to the East Coast is an asset.

WORK DETAILS
• The True Growth Communications Intern is an independent contractor position, involving approximately 35 hours / week of work (some work will occur outside of regular business hours).
• The intern will report to the True Growth Communications Working Group, through the Director of Partner Engagement and Communications at Enterprise Saint John.
• The successful candidate will be paid a minimum monthly stipend of $1500 (final stipendiary amount to be confirmed during the interview and hiring process) for six calendar months.
• The intern will be required to live and work in or around the Saint John area for the duration of the internship.
Interested individuals should apply by Monday, May 25, 2015 by submitting the following documents electronically to Angélique at angelique.simpson@enterprisesj.com: a cover letter explaining your interest in / aptitude for the position; your resume or CV; transcript; a writing sample; and an accessible link to your LinkedIn Profile.

Editor

JOB POSTING: Editor

Date Posted: April 14, 2015
Application Deadline: May 8, 2015
Start Date: May 25, 2015
Compensation: $32,000 annually
City/Town: Toronto
Term: Contract – Full-time

Organization Description:

The Dance Current is a niche consumer title published by the not-for-profit multi-platform education and media company Dance Media Group/Groupe Danse Média. We produce print, online and live content and programming that serves to educate the dance sector and the general public, cultivating literacy and critical discourse about the art, culture and practice of dance in Canada. We envision a Canadian public and a broad-reaching dance sector that are: critically engaged with dance art and practice as a part of the Canadian cultural experience, better able to appreciate dance/movement as cultural and aesthetic expression, literate in the current and historical context that shapes the field, alive with robust conversation, and inclusive of diverse perspectives. We aim to be the authoritative magazine leading and developing critical discourse and engaged conversation about the art, practice and culture of dance in Canada. We do this by commissioning, curating and publishing original Canadian content by dance artists, educators, scholars, writers and photographers, as well as arts and culture journalists and writers from beyond dance. The Dance Current is the only publication of its kind for dance in Canada, publishing a bimonthly print magazine and content-based website: thedancecurrent.com

Job Description:

The Dance Current is seeking an Editor. This is a full-time contract position, commencing May 25, 2015 and is the senior editorial position at the organization, reporting to the executive director and board. The Dance Current maintains a small, shared office space at 401 Richmond St. in Toronto and operates with an annual budget of approximately $190,000.

The Dance Current publishes six regular print issues per year, and produces online content streams including ongoing listings; daily videos; weekly news; and monthly reviews, features, columns and galleries. Working collaboratively with the small team, the Editor curates, develops and edits all print and most online content, working within the overall organizational vision and strategic objectives. The Editor undertakes substantive, style, fact-checking and proofing responsibilities in all content areas. The Editor leads the editorial team and works with the full-time Publisher to set schedules, policies and procedures to meet the editorial goals within the financial resources available. The Editor works closely with the Online Editor to develop online content and ensure effective print-digital integration and cross-referencing. The Editor works with the Publisher, Online Editor, Executive Director and other editorial advisors and contributors to ensure effective and representative coverage of the field. The Editor manages editorial calendars, schedules, processes and production workflows, and ensuring communication among the editorial/production team, among other non-editorial organizational responsibilities. The Editor consults at regular monthly intervals with the executive director and board to discuss editorial strategy and objectives. Reporting to the Editor are several Regional Editors, a Translator, Copy Editor and Designer.

This is a full-time contract position requiring an average of 40 hours per week contingent on the production cycle. Workflow fluctuates around bimonthly print production periods, intensifying over a three- to four-week period each cycle. The Editor works primarily in the office but may complete some work off-site so long as communication during regular office hours is maintained with the office staff.

Responsibilities:

As The Dance Current is a small, not-for-profit organization, the position involves a wide variety of responsibilities and the ideal candidate will enjoy working within a closely collaborative and responsive context. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
Developing and maintaining multi-media editorial strategy and long-term planning
Curating, planning and integrating print and online content for existing readers and new target markets
Developing innovative and efficient editorial concepts and cross-platform elements that enhance editorial excellence while contributing to organizational sustainability
Editing and preparing print, online and cross-platform content including substantive and style editing, fact checking and proofing
Working with writers on photo sourcing and with the designer on layouts.
Writing a monthly online column, requisite un-credited writing and other supporting copy for print and online including an editorial for each print issue
Approving final copy and print/digital files for publication
Managing the editorial budget; hiring, commissioning and contracting contributors
Setting style processes and guidelines in collaboration with the Copy Editor
Working with the staff team to communicate editorial objectives and line-ups, and contributing ideas and hands-on support to the organizational strategy in sales, circulation, marketing, sponsorship and fundraising
Supervising, developing and mentoring editorial staff, emerging writers and interns by providing guidance and offering feedback
Collaborating on organizational vision, grant writing, implementing strategic plans and playing a role in the stewardship of the organization

Requirements:

The successful applicant will be a visionary individual, capable of supporting the current programs of the organization through long-term growth. The Editor’s priority will be to maintain and develop the editorial excellence of the magazine, in print and online. They will possess:
A bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or a related field (required)
Significant editorial experience in periodical publishing, both print and online. Alternatively, significant editorial experience in digital, book or e-book publishing may be considered. Curatorial/dramaturgical experience in dance, theatre or performance with the requisite exceptional language and editing skills may also be considered.
Hands-on experience working collaboratively with writers, photographers and art directors to realize an editorial vision
Applied knowledge and hands-on experience with digital media and online editorial models, with the proven ability to realize innovative cross-platform editorial solutions for a small-scale, niche publication
Ability to work independently and as part of a small, dedicated staff team, providing leadership, communicating a vision and motivating staff to achieve it
Excellent time management skills with ability to multi-task and meet deadlines without fail in a fast-paced environment
Proven ability with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat and high comfort level with digital technologies, including websites, apps, social media and cloud-based workflows, with the capacity to regularly and easily adapt to and integrate new digital tools.
Knowledgeable and passionate about dance, art, culture and community practice
Experience with not-for-profit resource management and culture
Ability to work some evenings and weekends during production periods or events
Bilingual English-French highly desirable

How to Apply:

Individuals interested in applying should forward their résumé and cover letter, combined in one Word or PDF document to:

The Dance Current
By e-mail: hiringcommittee@thedancecurrent.com (please make the subject heading Job Posting – Editor)

The Dance Current is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline for applications – Friday May 8 at 5 pm

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.