Writer, Concordia Advancement Communcations

Do you have a flair for reporting good stories?

Concordia’s Advancement and Alumni Relations seeks an intern who wishes to hone his or her writing and communications skills. The paid, 11-week internship will allow the candidate to tell stories that matter to peers and Concordia alumni and allow behind-the-scenes access to the world of education, fundraising and publishing.

The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and editing skills. The intern will report to Advancement and Alumni Relations’ managing editor.

The intern will research, edit and write assignments for of Concordia University Magazine. The magazine is a 64-page, full-colour, glossy publication that is mailed to 140,000 Concordia alumni, donors, faculty members and staff.

The incumbent will also research and write short features for the Accent e-newsletter, distributed monthly to 80,000 Concordia alumni, donors and friends of the university. The features may be repurposed for Concordia’s internal electronic media, including the weekly NOW e-newsletter for faculty and staff, the NOW student e-newsletter and the Concordia website, concordia.ca.

Primary responsibilities:
• Research information, conduct interviews and write shorter articles
• Help edit articles
• Help organize photo shoots
• Fact check

Requirements:
• Completed second-year BA in Journalism, Communication Studies or similar bachelor’s or graduate diploma levels at Concordia
• Excellent writing and editing skills
• Strong news sense and entrepreneurial spirit
• Thorough command of the English language
• Familiarity with Word and Excel
• Social media awareness is a plus
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to multitask, complete projects and meet strict deadlines
• Be available to work during business hours at Concordia’s Advancement and Alumni Relations Office at FB 520, 1250 Guy St.

Dates: June 13 to August 26, 2016
Salary: $15/hr.
Hours: 24-30 hrs./wk., Monday to Friday

Interested applicants must submit an up-to-date résumé, cover letter and portfolio of writing and editing samples by April 1, 2016.

For more information or to apply, contact:

Howard Bokser
Managing Editor, Advancement Communications
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., FB-520
Montreal, QC H3G 1M4
Tel: 514-848-2424, ext. 3826
Fax: 514-848-4510
howard.bokser@concordia.ca

Full-time business journalist

The Insurance and Investment Journal is seeking a full-time business journalist.

The Insurance and Investment Journal is a Montreal-based, English language, nationally distributed monthly magazine for the financial services industry. The organization also publishes daily news online via our website: www.insurance-journal.ca.

Professional qualities sought:

– Excellent writing skills
– Creativity and intellectual curiosity
– Excellent interpersonal skills

Requirements:

– Bachelor’s degree
– Journalism experience
– Good knowledge of French

Applicants should send their resumes with cover letter to reception@journal-assurance.ca
Application close date: March 31, 2016

Emerging Indigenous Reporter Internships

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is coordinating (2) paid internship opportunities with Global News for emerging Indigenous reporters through its Indigenous Reporters Program.

Internship Opportunity: (2) positions with Global News

Location: TBD by location of the applicant. Possible Global News newsroom locations include: Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon or, Kelowna.

Please specify the location at which you would like to intern in your application.

Deadline to apply: Friday, April 1st, 2016, 11:59 PM EST

Targeted Start Date: Monday, May 16th, 2016

Duration: 3 months

About Global News
Global News is searching for a general news reporter with a wide range of solid journalism skills. Because there are opportunities in newsrooms across the country, each with a variety of needs, applicants should be able to demonstrate proficiency across a variety of formats, have a solid sense of news and superb writing skills.

Global Television broadcasts from 11 television stations across the country, reaching 98.9% of
English-speaking Canada. Global offers a programming mix of news and entertainment programs. Global airs many of the Top 10 programs in Canada, with major ratings hits such as NCIS, the reality-series Survivor, Supergirl and The Blacklist. Global News is the news and current affairs division of Global Television Network in Canada. Global News has successful local news programs in every market and is the dominant local news organization in British Columbia. Global National, the network’s early-evening newscast, garners almost a million viewers every weekday.

About JHR
Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is Canada’s leading media development organization.
Through skills training and mentorship, JHR empowers journalists to report ethically and
effectively on local human rights issues that would otherwise be ignored and unaddressed.
Since 2002, JHR has trained over 13,500 journalists in 23 countries.

In 2013, JHR launched its first project in Canada, The Northern Ontario Initiative. The project
worked in remote Indigenous reserve communities across Ontario training citizens to report on, and from, their own communities. It also connected them to interested editors and news directors and taught them how to sell their freelance work to mainstream media outlets. The objective of this project was to build relationships between Indigenous communities and media outlets to create greater awareness of Indigenous culture, peoples and issues amongst non-Indigenous Canadians by strengthening Indigenous voices in Canadian media.

How to Apply
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary media program OR a recent
graduate (in the last 4 years). Applicants will identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or
Inuit).

Please send a cover letter, which will include the location at which you wish to intern, resume with three (3) references and samples of your work to:

Hannah Clifford
Program Associate
Indigenous Reporters Program
hannah@jhr.ca

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

Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter Bursary

The Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter Bursary will support a research and reporting trip by an early career Canadian journalist who has recently graduated from one of Canada’s university-level journalism programs. The purpose of the $15,000 bursary will be to encourage a young journalist to get off the beaten track and to spend a considerable period away on a reporting assignment – a minimum of six weeks. To be successful, the applicant would have to outline a proposal to travel abroad or to a region of Canada that is not usually well covered by the media and to research and then prepare a substantial body of journalistic work on an important issue.

More details available here:

http://gordonsinclairfoundation.ca

Audio Visual Production Intern with MSF/Doctors Without Borders Canada

Title: Audio Visual Production Intern
Department: Communications
Reports to: Digital Communications Specialist
Position status: Internship
Compensation: Internship must be taken as an independent study credit course (Journalism 450)
Location: Montreal, QC
Start date: May 2015

BACKGROUND

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.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:
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.

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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (BE AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE)

• Work is generally carried out during the day, Monday to Friday (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), but this may vary.
• Duties require long hours sitting in front of a computer/laptop screen
• The office environment is open concept and workspace may be shared with office colleagues
• Work station consists of table and swivel chair

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 March 7th 2016, 9:00 AM.
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

Captioner Specialist

Ericsson Overview

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment & services to mobile & fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment, & more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. Using innovation to empower people, business & society, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. At Ericsson, we apply our innovation to market-based solutions that empower people & society to help shape a more sustainable world.

We are truly a global company, working across borders in 175 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture & an innovative & engaging environment where employees enhance their potential every day. Our employees live our vision & core values. They share a passion to win & a high responsiveness to customer needs that in turn makes us a desirable partner to our clients. To ensure professional growth, Ericsson offers a stimulating work experience, continuous learning & growth opportunities that allow you to acquire the knowledge & skills necessary to reach your career goals.

We welcome the opportunity to meet you!

Ericsson’s Broadcast and Media Services unit connects the world’s content to audiences everywhere. This we do through an agile, innovative and flexible technology infrastructure with world class operating models. We operate in TV markets all over the world and with some of the strongest brands in the industry. We work with both public service broadcasters and major commercial clients including the BBC, NBC, ITV, C4, Canal+ , and many clients in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Russia and China among others. We work with local market channels, pan-European channels, global channels and every combination in between and we understand the complexities of each.

We are currently looking for Captioners to join our team, based out of Montreal.

Captioners provide captions for a wide range of output. Live captions are produced primarily using voice recognition software and a process called respeaking. Pre-recorded captions are time-coded to ensure captions match the audio track.
Captioners work in a broadcast environment, providing a service, to multiple territories, 24 hours a day, and seven days a week. Captioners must be prepared and able to work on a rotational shift pattern covering a range of shifts.
This role would be ideally suited to college graduates with strong language and communication skills, preferably in Journalism or related field.

Successful candidates in this role will encompass the following skills and competencies;
-Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies and processes, and to apply and share learned skills and knowledge quickly
-Strong time-management skills. Able to work under pressure and prioritize effectively
-Ability to remain calm, think quickly and make good editorial decisions within an unpredictable and pressurized environment
-Ability to develop strong working relationships within a short space of time
-Ability to work co-operatively with others as part of a team
-Displays a clear commitment to continuous improvement in performance both on a team and on an individual basis
-Reacts positively to change
-An excellent standard of written and spoken English
-Excellent proof-reading skills
-A clear and confident speaking voice
-Key knowledge areas
-An interest in, and a wide knowledge of, a very wide range of television output
-An awareness of ongoing developments in the broadcasting industry
-A keen interest in current affairs, politics and sport, both national and international

This role would be ideally suited to college graduates with strong language and communication skills.

Please send your resume and cover letter to; valerie.charbonneau@ericsson.com

Media, Communication and Championship Coordinator – Nova Scotia Golf Association

Are you a student who is returning to school in the fall of 2016?
Are you interested in journalism, sports marketing and administration?
Do you like to travel?
Are you looking to build a strong resume with real practical experience?

Well the Nova Scotia Golf Association maybe the place for your summer internship!

The NSGA is looking for a student who has excellent communication skills (oral and written) and wants to build their resume. The success applicant will help the NSGA deliver best in class provincial championships and programs, develop social media campaigns and manage all social media, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Periscope.

Are you ready to have a summer that is fun and challenging, if so please submit your resume and cover letter to jan@nsga.ns.ca on or before Friday, Feb 12, 2016.

Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview on or before February 25, 2016.

Position Title: Championship and Media Coordinator

Start Date: Monday, May 2, 2016

Finish Date: Friday, September 2, 2016

Remuneration: $10.60/hr. The position is based on a 40 hours per week.
– Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
– Must be a full time student
– The NSGA does not pay overtime however we do give paid time off in lieu of overtime
– The NSGA will cover all business related travel expense at a rate of:
General Duties and responsibilities:
• Act as media contact for NSGA provincial golf championships across Nova Scotia (travel required)
• Manage the on-site media and facilitate relationships with journalists at NSGA championships
• Create and maintain provincial media and membership databases
• Produce media guides for NSGA’s championships
• Conduct competitor post round interviews.
• Research, write and distribute media releases and golf related articles
• Assist with communication initiatives for Nova Scotia based professional championships
• Develop content for NSGA website, publications and newsletters
• Must be comfortable using Twitter as a social media tool
• Assist with social network monitoring and messaging
• Create and enhance videos for NSGA’s YouTube channel
• Create and grow NSGA periscope account
• Should be familiar with video/photo capturing using Adobe Photoshop
• Oversee and coordinate the Provincial Player of the Year.
• Work with championship committee to organize and deliver best in class Provincial Championships.
• Prepare operational reports and press releases.
• Coordinate and deliver various membership services.
• General duties and projects as assigned by the Executive Director.
• Reporting directly to Executive Director and NSGA Tournament Director.
• Travel within the Province is required and extended work hours are required while working at championships.

VULKAN MAGAZINE: Contributor Opportunity

VULKAN Magazine is a bi-annual print and digital men’s publication, weekly online blog and social media platform that identifies the talent propelling modern taste from an artistic, industry driven perspective.

The VULKAN team is searching for media relations to engage our international audiences through the weekly blog and social media platform. Hosting exclusive content from emerging and established talent with non-gendered bias, we are offering you the chance to shape the digital platforms.

As a contributor you will have the opportunity to learn under the directors, receive credit for your globally distributed work and be recognized as working with the Canada’s premier magazine across newsstands and retailers in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia.

Please review the role and requirements when applying to becoming a contributor to VULKAN Magazine, we look forward to hearing from with regards to becoming a part of our growing publication.

ROLE
VULKAN offers roles within the areas of research, writing, public relations and graphic design. We are looking for driven, creative, communicators who are interested in sharing their perspective and work to an international audience.
• RESEARCH: Contributors will discover emerging and established talents, movements in fashion and art, while researching changes in culture to pitch potential fashion, art and culture content.
• WRITING: Charged with weekly assignments on the chosen pitched topic. Proper research will help build a strong written story to share online with your originally sourced content (images, interviews, etc).
• PUBLIC RELATIONS: Through public relations and communications practices, contributors gain experience with strategic communications practices, establish relationships on the businesses behalf and work with real world clients.
• GRAPHIC DESIGN: All of VULKAN’s content is branded and presents exclusive imagery. Part of your role will be to source, create and implement branding practices on all digital content if this is a part of the position you’re qualified for.

REQUIREMENTS:
Please email your portfolio and writing samples, website and social media handles to admin@vulkanmagazine.com with “VULKAN CONTRIBUTOR” as subject.
• Having an interest in driving fashion, arts, culture is key for the position
• Students or recent graduates with strong writing and communications skills
• Tech-savvy individuals with interest or experience in WordPress and Photoshop
• Your role will involve everything from research, writing and communications, you will be engaging with new people on behalf of the business and need to be comfortable with that to work in the role
• We are looking for candidates who want to work from home, on their schedule.
• This Internship is unpaid, however will be credited towards your interning hours and could lead to potential job opportunities as we expand.
• CONTRIBUTORS CAN BEGIN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

WWW.VULKANMAGAZINE.COM
IG: VULKANMAG

Shaw Media Internships for Students with Disabilities

Shaw Media Internships for Students with Disabilities
The Shaw Media Internships for Students with Disabilities are a series of internships designed to encourage and aid Canadian talent in establishing or furthering a career in the Canadian broadcast industry. These annual internships reflect Shaw Media’s commitment to the diversity of talent and perspectives that comprise our ever-changing Canadian culture.

These annual internships, valued at approximately $10,000 each, are offered to Canadian students with disabilities. The recipients will receive a challenging opportunity to work in private television in pursuit of a career in broadcasting. The students will be placed in three to four month paid internships at one of our Global television stations, or our Specialty television facility.
Applications for Summer 2016 internships will be due by March 18th, 2016.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
• Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
• A student with a disability;
• Demonstrated interest in, and aptitude for, a career in the broadcast industry;
• Strong English language communication skills;
• Be in good academic standing;
• Currently enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution in the field of broadcasting, radio and television arts, or broadcast journalism
• Students must be returning to their studies following the internship, or have completed their program of study no earlier than April 2015.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
In support of your application please submit the following:
• Completed application form;
• Proof of current registration in full time radio and television arts or broadcast journalism program at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution;
• Copy of official transcript of marks from most recent educational institution;
• Resume of recent or relevant work experience;
• One page typewritten statement, 500 words or less, outlining your educational and career goals;
• Three typewritten letters of reference (e.g. teacher, employer);
• Completed Health Care Provider information form.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
• If applicant does not meet the eligibility criteria, the application will be disqualified;
• Applications from those who have already participated in a Shaw Media/Canwest internship will not be considered;
• Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted;
• Judging decisions are final;
• There will be no cash substitutions for the award or any portion thereof.
INTERNSHIP GUIDELINES
• The recipient will intern at one of Shaw Media’s broadcast properties (Global or Specialty) and will be paid on a salary basis for a period of 3-4 months;
• The intern must be willing and able to relocate to any one of the Shaw Media broadcast properties if necessary. Location of internship will be determined by Shaw Media;
• Should relocation from the recipient’s current place of residence be required, an allotment of up to $1200 may be granted for moving expenses, and will be paid directly to the recipient after submission of receipts;
• Recipient will intern in an entry level position within an area determined by Shaw Media. Determined based upon the interests and skills of the intern and the requirements of Shaw Media.
JUDGING PANEL

Your application will be considered by a cross-Canada panel that includes representation from Shaw Media, the broadcast industry, and Lights, Camera, Access! Please note that finalists may be required to participate in a qualifying interview (telephone or in person) before an ultimate selection is made. Judging decisions are final.

For online application and more information visit: http://www.shawmedia.ca/aboutus/internships.aspx