Writer for Habs Chronicle

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:

Visit http://habschronicle.com/content-contributor/ to apply!

Offre de stage avec bourse en journalisme Web – Hiver 2016 (Readers Digest)

Stagiaire à la rédaction Web, sites francophones (Montréal)

Durée : 12 semaines

Montant de la bourse: 5500$ (ou jusqu’à 6500$ pour couvrir les frais supplémentaires de logement, si le stagiaire demeure à l’extérieur de Montréal)

Date limite pour nous faire parvenir votre candidature : 29 décembre 2015

Début du stage : 11 janvier 2016

Condition pour être admissible au stage : Être inscrit à l’université pour la session d’hiver 2016
Description du stage :

Reader’s Digest Canada est à la recherche d’un stagiaire à la rédaction Web. Le profil souhaité? Une personne dynamique, passionnée par le journalisme Web et possédant d’excellentes habiletés de rédaction. Plus précisément, le candidat idéal doit:

Être passionné et avoir de l’expérience en journalisme et rédaction Web
Avoir de l’expérience et démontrer de l’intérêt en matière de SEO (atout)
Faire preuve de créativité, de curiosité et d’efficacité
Posséder d’excellentes capacités de communication en français (écrit et oral)
Être autonome, débrouillard et pouvoir travailler sur plusieurs projets et tâches en même temps
Aimer le travail d’équipe
Être en mesure de créer des contenus Web qui sauront captiver les lecteurs
Pouvoir communiquer selon l’esprit, le ton et l’image des différents sites Web de Reader’s Digest Canada
Être actif sur les médias sociaux

Les tâches :

Mettre en ligne et rédiger des contenus Web captivants, le tout suivant les meilleures pratiques en matière de SEO
Participer à l’élaboration du calendrier rédactionnel et à sa mise à jour
Programmer le contenu et les mises à jour des pages d’accueil
Identifier et manipuler les photos qui accompagnent et valorisent le contenu
Veiller à ce que le contenu du site réponde aux plus hautes normes en matière d’édition, de révision et de vérification des faits
Alimenter les médias sociaux et créer un esprit de communauté auprès des lecteurs
Rédiger, réviser et produire les infolettres hebdomadaires.

Faites-nous parvenir votre candidature (lettre de présentation, curriculum vitae et exemples d’articles) au plus tard le 29 décembre à l’adresse suivante : francois.van.hoenacker@rd.com
*La forme masculine est utilisée dans le but d’alléger le texte

Journalism Internship with Shoeclack!

Shoeclack’s mission: Shoeclack shares what music can bring to the world in terms of experience and emotion. Music festivals are what we consider to be the best definition of a “musical experience.” This is why Shoeclack conveys the atmosphere of music festivals regardless of the time or place you find yourself on the planet. Our audience experiences and re-lives the best weekend of their year – or their life!

What we do: Shoeclack is a young and innovative Internet platform, offering music lovers content related to their favourite music festival with exclusive videos, interviews and much more. Although our market is mainly focused on music festivals in Canada, we also provide news and content from big events around the globe.

What we’re looking for: Unpaid interns in journalism. We are looking for students who are interested in collaborating with us for our blog and content promotion.

The intern’s responsibilities: writing articles and news stories, researching, doing coverage on live events, preparing, organizing and promoting content, etc. The person should be a music festival goer and a music lover!

How to apply:
1. Send us your CV at info@shoeclack.com
2. Tell us why we should choose you
3. Tell us who your three favourite bands are

Head of Digital Content

We are looking to hire a paid Digital Content Manager (part-time) who can work independently and remotely, and are interested in gaining valuable experience leading content for a growing digital platform. You will be writing posts, and possibly exploring with video content.

UniversityHub.ca is one of Canada’s largest platforms for university advice and support. We help over 45,000 prospective Canadian university students per month, and we are doubling in size every year.

We write for the Huffington Post Canada, Faze.ca, and for our own internal content platform. Our topics include university life, admissions, and other topics of interest for our readers. Our Huffington Post articles in the past have received 3k+ likes on Facebook, so it’s a great additional to your portfolio.

Basic knowledge of SEO, WordPress, image usage is helpful, but not necessary. We are looking for concise, strong communicators and strategic thinkers.

Please apply to questions@universityhub.ca with an attached resumé.

Audio Visual Production Internship with Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (Deadline Extended)

Title: Audio Visual Production Intern
Department: Communications
Reports to: Digital Communications Specialist
Location: Montreal, QC
Start date: January 2015

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada is seeking Audio Visual Production Intern to assist the work of the Communications, Fundraising, and Human Resources Departments as we increasingly engage with public audiences via online and social media platforms. The Audio Visual Production Intern will use their skills to help produce original content for distribution via web.

MSF is one of the world’s leading independent international medical relief organizations, working in more than 70 countries worldwide and with operational centres and national offices in 19 countries. We launch our operations in areas where there is no medical infrastructure or where the existing one cannot withstand the pressure to which it is subjected.

The Communications Department works with all other MSF Canada departments, and collaborates with other MSF offices around the world. The Communications Department provides production and support services to these partners, yet has its own objectives of achieving visibility by disseminating information about MSF across mass-media, on the web and via social media platforms. Increasingly, the Communications Department seeks to not only broadcast information, but to engage audiences in ongoing discourse related to humanitarian issues, current events, operational transparency, and organizational accountability. The Communications Department disseminates stories about returned field workers, as well as news stories, photos and videos from the more than 70 countries where MSF works.

DUTIES AND REPONSIBILITIES:
1. Produce a video web series “MSF in a Minute”
• Work with the communications team and Digital Communications Specialist in production
• Research episode topic
• Source video and photo from Media Database
• Source audio
• Edit video
• Draft headline and descriptions

2. Help with various communication video tasks
• Import video
• Upload content to web
• Film and set up during productions

3. Help with various AV tasks for other departments
• Task may include editing small videos, creating GIFs out of video projects, ect.

QUALIFICATIONS/JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Education and experience
• Internship must be taken as an independent study credit course (Journalism 450)
• College or University student in Communications, journalism, design, video productions or other related fields.
• At least 1 year experience in audio-visual production
• Experience researching subjects using the internet

Skills and competencies
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills (oral and written);
• Fluency in English essential and French very desirable.
• Video & photo editing (Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop), audio recording and editing, digital graphic design.
• Self-starter, ability to work independently, yet participate in inter-departmental teams
• Familiarity with concepts of humanitarian aid, emergency medical relief, and international development studies, international relations, political science an asset.

INFORMATION AND APPLICATION:
Interested candidates with relevant qualifications are invited to submit a letter of motivation and CV, including 3 professional references, to hr-rh@msf.ca. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Please include position title in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is Jan. 26, 2016, 9:00 am EST.

Note: Applicants who have questions regarding accommodation and accessibility can send questions/concerns to hr-rh@msf.ca or call 1-800-982-7903 ext: 3454

Political and Economic Affairs Internship at the U.S. Consulate General Montreal

Political and Economic Section – Political Analyst Internship and Economic Analyst Internship

Application Closing Date:
• December 21, 2015 for an internship in Summer 2016 (End of April/Beginning of May to August 2016).

The United States Consulate General Montreal is offering one political internship and one economic internship for students in the Political and Economic Section to support the U.S. Consulate General Montreal political team to analyze Quebec political issues. This is an unpaid internship for a minimum of 10 weeks in length. Weekly work schedules are flexible, but a minimum of 20 hours a week is required. Full time, 37.5 hours a week, is preferable. A preference is given to the students who obtain credits for the internship.

Duties of the position:
– Provides research and analysis on U.S.-Canada issues and Quebec economic issues and political developments, with an emphasis on the Montreal region; Drafts reports, cables, and briefing memos, for Consulate, Embassy and Washington officials on topics of interest and based on post reporting plan;
– Helps draft remarks and provides logistical support for consular events and official visits.
– Other duties as assigned by the Political/Economic Specialist.

Qualifications Required:
Studies: Political Science, communication, journalism, international affairs, social sciences, economics, macroeconomics, political economics, statistics, international affairs, business, commerce, humanities or related areas. Studies in other fields will also be considered on a case by case basis.

Experience: Applicants must demonstrate potential to accomplish the type of work to be performed through concrete examples from academic and professional experiences.

Knowledge: Applicants must possess good knowledge of provincial and local history, politics, and issues and their impact on policymaking between the United States and Canada.

Language: Level IV (fluent) speaking/writing/reading English and French is required.

Skills/Abilities: Research skills; written and verbal communication skills; organization skills; interpersonal; ability to work as part of a team as well as independently; computer skills; good judgment and problem-solving skills; initiative; flexibility and a sense of humor.

Additional Selection Criteria:

– Applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the appointment;
– Applicant must be in good academic standing at current educational institute and;
– Applicant must also pass a medical exam and a U.S. non-sensitive security clearance and possess their own medical insurance;
– Non-Canadian or permanent residents must possess a valid working permit at the time of their application.

To Apply:

– Completed Application Form;
– Statement of Interest outlining objectives/motivations seeking an internship. The statement must address with concrete examples the qualification requirements and must address the candidate’s knowledge of Quebec and U.S. ties;
– One letter of recommendation from the educational institution supporting participation in the internship program;
– If non-Canadian, copies of valid study permit or other valid documents issues by Citizenship and Immigration Canada which provides a student with legal status in Canada to undertake an unpaid internship.
*Incomplete applications will not be considered.

By Email:
mtlhrintern@state.gov
By Fax:
(514) 398-0973
By Mail:
Management Office
U.S. Consulate
315 place D’Youville, Box 500
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 0A4

Journalist (Quebec/Ontario)

EAP, publisher of newspapers in Lachute QC, Hawkesbury, Rockland, Embrun and Cornwall, ON, is seeking the services of a journalist.

Working with the managing editor of EAP, the selected candidate will be expected to :

– identify, conduct research and write in-depth articles on various topics of interest;

– conduct in-depth interviews and write inspirational profiles on community leaders and other community members;

– liaise with community members to foster good relations, obtain information as well as photos for publication in the print media and electronic platforms;

– cover different community events, take photographs, shoot videos, update website and perform other related duties, as required.

While the selected candidate will be expected to write in English, the ability to communicate and write in French will be considered an asset.

This full-time position is available immediately.

Please send your resume to the managing editor, François C. Legault, at francois.legault@eap.on.ca.

For further information: 1-613-443-2741

Communications & Editorial Intern

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 Montreal Jewish 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 proofreading 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.

Wanted: Editorial Intern, 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 is an asset.
– Bilingualism (English/French) 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 will also be considered.
– Please familiarize yourself with all three magazines (all are available online at issuu.com).

Your next move
-If you meet these requirements, send a 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 December 21, 2015.
-The position is three days a week and will begin in early January – dates are flexible and to be discussed. It will last four 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

Audio Visual Production Internship with Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders

Title: Audio Visual Production Intern
Department: Communications
Reports to: Digital Communications Specialist
Position status: Internship
Compensation: For academic/course credit
Location: Montreal, QC
Start date: January 2015

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada is seeking Audio Visual Production Intern to assist the work of the Communications, Fundraising, and Human Resources Departments as we increasingly engage with public audiences via online and social media platforms. The Audio Visual Production Intern will use their skills to help produce original content for distribution via web.

MSF is one of the world’s leading independent international medical relief organizations, working in more than 70 countries worldwide and with operational centres and national offices in 19 countries. We launch our operations in areas where there is no medical infrastructure or where the existing one cannot withstand the pressure to which it is subjected.

The Communications Department works with all other MSF Canada departments, and collaborates with other MSF offices around the world. The Communications Department provides production and support services to these partners, yet has its own objectives of achieving visibility by disseminating information about MSF across mass-media, on the web and via social media platforms. Increasingly, the Communications Department seeks to not only broadcast information, but to engage audiences in ongoing discourse related to humanitarian issues, current events, operational transparency, and organizational accountability. The Communications Department disseminates stories about returned field workers, as well as news stories, photos and videos from the more than 70 countries where MSF works.

DUTIES AND REPONSIBILITIES:
1. Produce a video web series “ MSF in a Minute”
• Work with the communications team and Digital Communications Specialist in production
• Research episode topic
• Source video and photo from Media Database
• Source audio
• Edit video
• Draft headline and descriptions

2. Help with various communication video tasks
• Import video
• Upload content to web
• Film and set up during productions

3. Help with various AV tasks for other departments
• Task may include editing small videos, creating GIFs out of video projects, ect.

QUALIFICATIONS/JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Education and experience
• College or University student in Communications, journalism, design, video productions or other related fields.
• At least 1 year experience in audio-visual production
• Experience researching subjects using the internet

Skills and competencies
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills (oral and written);
• Fluency in English essential and French very desirable.
• Video & photo editing (Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop), audio recording and editing, digital graphic design.
• Self-starter, ability to work independently, yet participate in inter-departmental teams
• Familiarity with concepts of humanitarian aid, emergency medical relief, and international development studies, international relations, political science an asset.

INFORMATION AND APPLICATION:
Interested candidates with relevant qualifications are invited to submit a letter of motivation and CV, including 3 professional references, to hr-rh@msf.ca. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Please include position title in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is December 28th, 2015, 5:00 PM EST.

Note: Applicants who have questions regarding accommodation and accessibility can send questions/concerns to hr-rh@msf.ca or call 1-800-982-7903 ext: 3454