SEEKING AVANT-GARDE CONTENT CREATORS FOR PRINT AND DIGITAL MAGAZINE

Are you a creative, avant-garde curator as well as a talented writer seeking exposure? We’ve been looking for you.

THE FINE PRINT is a print and digital magazine based in Montreal, curating news in the fashion, art, photography and design industries. We are currently looking for editorial/content writers to report on assigned subjects and interview designers, artists and influencers. Other subjects to be soon developed are architecture, music, and erotica.
The editorial/content intern will produce 2 articles weekly (approximately 200 words) and 2 interviews. Their tasks will include research of content, produce and edit your content and create social media blurbs, which takes all about an hour per piece. The research of the content will be in correspondence with the editor as well as the brands, designers, artists and PR reps.
We believe that ORIGINALITY OF THE CONTENT IS GOLD so impeccable writing skills and strong command of the English language, foremost interest in out-of-the-box and cutting-edge subjects, meticulousness, creativity, copy editing knowledge and thirst for learning are a must. Knowledge in WordPress, graphic and/or web design are a plus!
You will also learn how to efficiently use a WordPress platform, develop social media, user experience and marketing strategies, build relationships with industry insiders, be published and work with up-and-coming and established, avant-garde artists. Although we are based in Montreal, THE FINE PRINT is focused on reaching an international demographic with its variety of subjects and working with hidden gems. Applicants do not need to be located within this city.
To be considered, please send a note about yourself, along with your CV, 2-3 relevant writing samples demonstrating your interest and understanding of one or many subjects and ability to conduct interviews, as well as portfolio and social media links, if applicable.

stl@thefineprintmagazine.com

Thank you for your interest and we are looking forward to hearing from you,
The Fine Print team

* This is an unpaid digital internship. May qualify for school credits.

Communications Officer: Quebec Community Groups Network

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is seeking a dynamic, resourceful and tech savvy individual to provide communications, website and social media management, as well as in-­‐‑house translation services.

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is an incorporated not-­‐‑for-­‐‑profit organization that identifies, explores and addresses strategic issues affecting the development and vitality of Quebec’s English-­‐‑speaking communities. The QCGN and its 48 member organizations work cooperatively and in partnership with community stakeholders, leaders, governments and institutions, to advance the interests of our minority community which counts more than 1 million English-­‐‑speaking Quebecers.

Perfectly bilingual, the communications officer provides some in-­‐‑house translation from English to French for website and social media posts as well as timely news releases, and assists with the production of bilingual communications materials, reports, brochures and promotional materials. He or she is also responsible for the daily monitoring of both French and English media in order to identify issues that concern the English-­‐‑speaking community in Quebec.

Under the direction of the Director of Communications and Public Relations, this position also works collaboratively with staff and external tech professionals to develop and manage the QCGN website and social media tools like Facebook and Twitter. As well as ensuring the timely posting of QCGN press releases and other items, the Communications Officer also works with colleagues to develop content in both French and English for the website and respond to social media enquiries, requests and comments from the public.

The communications officer also supports the Director of Communications and Public Relations in executing media and public relations events and QCGN projects, including the organization of press conferences.

Requirements:

  • Sound knowledge of media and public relations tools and practices;
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in

    communications and/or public relations;

  • Excellent knowledge of social media – Facebook, Twitter, TweetDeck, Instagram -­‐‑ and

    best practices in facilitating virtual communities;

  • Must have experience updating and modifying website content using the WordPress

    CMS and some SEO skills. Further training will be provided;

  • Demonstrated proficiency working with standard office software in a Windows

environment, e.g. MS Office -­‐‑ Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Doodle; as well as an

understanding of tools such as Mail Chimp, Survey Monkey, Photoshop, Illustrator

and InDesign as well as web applications, processes and procedures;

  • Superior writing skills in French and excellent oral communications skills in both

    French and English. Fluency in French and English is mandatory to ensure that the message and tone in translated documents is consistent with original documents; understanding of proper English and French terminology and stylistic requirements;

  • Rigorous attention to detail;
  • Superior time management, sense of urgency and organization skills in order to

    handle multiple tasks and priorities in a high pressure and demanding work

    environment with tight timelines;

  • Resourcefulness, initiative and strong problem-­‐‑solving skills expected;
  • Demonstrated teamwork and interpersonal skills, with proven diplomacy in the

    context of dealing with QCGN members and staff.

    The incumbent must thoroughly understand the vision, mission and mandate of QCGN as well as the issues faced by Quebec’s English-­‐‑speaking community, as activities and communications must be in alignment with the QCGN policies in order to ensure that they best represent the needs and interests of Quebec English-­‐‑speaking community.

    Salary: $38,000 to $45,000 per annum.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit an application letter and CV to rita.legault@qcgn.ca. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 30, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Montreal Gazette summer 2016 internships

The Montreal Gazette’s search for 2016 summer interns has begun.
The Montreal Gazette runs a paid summer internship program for reporters and editors between late May and Labour Day.
We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic interns who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and experience the front lines of daily journalism in Montreal, a vibrant city where there is rarely such a thing as a ‘slow news day.’
Eligible applicants must be enrolled in a university-level program during the current academic year, must be fluently bilingual and hold a valid driver’s licence.
To apply send a resume, up to five examples of your work as well as a cover letter explaining what makes you a good fit for the Montreal Gazette to internships@montrealgazette.com by Nov. 6, 2015, 5 p.m. ET.
Interviews with chosen candidates will be set up for the weeks following the deadline.
Basem Boshra
City editor, Montreal Gazette

ADVISOR, EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS (1 YEAR TEMPORARY CONTRACT)

ADVISOR, EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS (1 YEAR TEMPORARY CONTRACT)
Business Development Bank of Canada – Montréal, QC

Research, write and edit articles and other material for various BDC external publications and in response to requests from BDC personnel.
· Research, write and secure approvals for speeches and presentations for BDC executives.
· Produce copy for use on BDC’s online properties, including social media, and other channels as required.
· Maintain a thorough understanding of business issues and economic trends affecting small and medium-sized businesses as well as entrepreneurs’ preferred modes and channels of communication.

Education and Experience
At least three years of experience in journalism, communications or a related field.
University degree in communications/journalism or equivalent related experience.

Skills and Knowledge
Excellent writing and oral communication skills in both official languages.
Ability to handle multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities with often short deadlines.
Well organized, detail oriented and committed to accuracy.
Knowledge of business and economic affairs.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Proactive, innovative and creative.
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and trends related to online publishing and social media.
APPLY TO: Don.MACDONALD@bdc.ca

Volunteer Editorial Writer for HabsChronicle.com – Looking for Passionate Habs Fans!

Who We Are:

Interested in putting your talents towards something you love? Here’s your chance! Habs Chronicle is a new Montreal Canadiens-oriented website looking for talented writers to join its team for the new hockey season!

What We’re Looking For:

Do you want to cover team news, talk about the games or share your opinions on the team? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we’re interested in what you have to offer.

Why Writing For HabsChronicle.com Would Be Beneficial to You:

As a contributing writer for Habs Chronicle, you will not only have an outlet for your opinions on the world of the Montreal Canadiens, but you can continue to develop your portfolio in a fun and exciting manner, all while getting to create content about something you are passionate about.

The Fine Details:

We are looking for writers who can contribute at their own pace, but ideally at least a couple times per week.

Must work in a timely and professional manner.

The Application Process:

Send us an email to habschronicle@gmail.com with the following information:

Subject: Journalism Opportunities – Habs Chronicle Writer

Name:
Preferred article type (Editorial, Habs News, Pre/Post Game Analysis, NHL News):

Please also attach a sample of your writing (does not have to be Habs related)!

Freelance Writers / Writing Internship

If you are a serious student, thinking of entering the world of journalism, writing and publishing, Laval Families Magazine (LFM) is offering a paid internship to those who qualify. Honorarium is based on experience.

OUR MISSION:
Our mission is to strengthen a sense of community by providing Laval families with comprehensive and locally based resources and information regarding parenting, education, special needs, community events, recreation, health, wellness and more.

Our primary goal is to provide information for parents and families in the Laval and North Shore areas. In addition, we have a vision to partner with small and big businesses that share our core values.
What will the intern learn and take away from this experience?
The aim of our internship program is to give the student exposure to interviewing people and writing articles for our magazine and its ancillary.

Students (freelance writers) will need to travel to Laval (when needed) for interviews. For every issue the writer needs to pitch ideas to the editor (based on the themes assigned).

How can you apply?
You can contact the editor, Claudia Del Balso at cdbc2007@hotmail.com

Is the internship paid?
Yes. We pay our interns a base rate but we can pay more based on experience. Interested students need to send us at least two writing samples and a CV.
We’re looking for someone with:
1. Reliability & Commitment
2. Strong Communication Skills
3. Research & Analytical Skills
4. Computer Skills
5. Adaptability & Flexibility
6. Problem Solving/Thinking/Creativity
7. Teamwork
8. Planning & Organizing