Reader’s Digest Editorial Internships – Summer 2021

Two positions available: Our Canada and Reader’s Digest

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021, 9am
Position 1: Our Canada (OC)
Job Description
The Our Canada editorial intern must be a skilled writer/editor who enjoys interacting with
everyday people from different walks of life, age groups and cultural backgrounds.
Reporting to the Editor in Chief, the OC editorial intern will work on contributor stories
for publication in upcoming issues; primary tasks will or may include making initial
contact with story contributors; fact-checking; obtaining accompanying photography and
added details as necessary; updating/revising text in collaboration with the writer;
developing page layouts in collaboration with the art team; copy editing and proofreading.
Taking part in the OC Facebook community via a weekly post is an optional but fun part of
the OC brand-building experience, as is having one of the selected intern’s own stories
appear in an upcoming issue.
Supervisor’s Name: Gary George
Supervisor’s Title: Editor-in-Chief
Address: Remote via Microsoft Teams (where student will work)
Website: (
Internship Start and End Date
To be discussed. Ideally, beginning end of May and running 12 weeks.
$6,500 stipend
• Candidates must be enrolled in the Department of Journalism at Concordia University,
and a current student during the summer of 2021.
**Note: Students finishing their last 15 credits this term (Jan – Apr 2021) and graduating
are not eligible to apply.
• Demonstrated skills in writing, copyediting and fact-checking
• Knowledge of InDesign, basics of Photoshop
• Excellent people skills
• A knack for good storytelling
• Ideally, an interest in Canadian history, cultures, geography and current events
• Knowledge of Canadian Press Style
Position 2: Reader’s Digest (Rd)
Job Description
The Reader’s Digest editorial intern must be a skilled writer and editor with knowledge of
SEO. Reporting to the associate editor, the editorial intern will craft some magazine
content (for example: letters, jokes, contributors pages, etc.), work with editors to learn
fact-checking skills, adapt magazine content for the website, as well as pitch and write
short articles and source suitable art to accompany editorial (photos, illustrations). In
addition to such daily responsibilities, the editorial intern will also have the opportunity to
participate in editorial workshops, attend story meetings, and work closely with Reader’s
Digest editors.
Supervisor’s Name: Robert Liwanag
Supervisor’s Title: Associate Editor
Address: Remote (where student will work)
Internship Start and End Date
May 31, 2021 to September 3, 2021.
$6,500 stipend
• Candidates must be enrolled in the Department of Journalism at Concordia University,
and a current student during the summer of 2021.
**Note: Students finishing their last 15 credits this term (Jan – Apr 2021) and graduating
are not eligible to apply.
• Demonstrated expertise in writing and developing quality print and digital content
• Familiar working with a CMS (Content Management System), preferably WordPress
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work under tight deadlines
• Knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign
• Knowledge of SEO
• Knowledge of Canadian Press Style
• Capacity for strategic thinking and content planning

How to Apply
Please send the following to Dr. David Secko at
1. One-page cover letter outlining your interest in the one or both internships
(students are encouraged to apply to both);
2. Two-page resumé that highlights your journalism experience and key
publications and/or editorial experience.
Deadline: March 1, 2021, 9am
Shortlisted candidates may be invited to an interview and/or asked to complete an editorial

Digital Content Creator

The Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) is looking for a Digital Content Creator to help produce and promote digital and traditional content for sharing on all of the Institute’s platforms.
The ideal candidate is a compelling digital storyteller who can jump easily from tasks such as writing engaging social media posts; producing and hosting the IRPP’s Policy Options Podcast; composing well-written newsletters; developing infographics; producing videos; and selecting images. The Digital Content Creator should be an enthusiastic observer of Canadian politics and public policy, and have a demonstrated working knowledge of social media. Working closely with the IRPP’s Communications Director, the candidate should demonstrate a high level of initiative in identifying ways to enhance the Institute and the Centre’s activities and research, and the content published by the Institute’s flagship magazine, Policy Options. Much of this work will be done in English, but the ability to do some in French would be a significant asset.
The candidate will have a degree in a field such as journalism, communications, political science or public policy, and one- or two-years’ experience in a related field and must be able to provide writing samples. Experience with digital tools such as WordPress, MailChimp, and Adobe Creative Cloud applications is necessary. As this position is based in Montreal, the ability to work in a bilingual work environment is required.
While the IRPP permits flexible work arrangements, including occasional remote work, it is expected that the candidate will primarily work out of the IRPP’s office in Montreal once government confinement measures have been fully lifted.
Please submit by email a cover letter, CV, and three samples of your written and/or audio-visual work to Please respond before January 31 at 6 p.m. EST. The salary range for this position will be disclosed to candidates whose applications have been retained for an interview. Interviews will be conducted virtually.
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Contact to schedule interviews will be made the week of February 8.

CJLO Audio Storyteller Residency

Engagement period: February 8, 2021 – April 23, 2021 (11 weeks)
Total stipend: $9,000
Location: Remote (but we will strongly favour candidates based in Montreal)
Application deadline: January 23, 2021 11:59PM EST
Notification: January 11, 2021 – January 22, 2021

CJLO 1690AM is proud to announce an audio storytelling residency as part of a new initiative called Sounds In Our Changing Worlds, a project aimed at creating audio content on the climate change emergency in Montreal. This is an 11-week engagement for a radio producer or journalist living and working in Canada, preferably in Montreal. The selected candidate will work closely with an assistant as well as CJLO’s Station Manager Francella Fiallos and Program Director Allison O’Reilly.
The selected candidate will be producing an audio project of their choosing, but we would encourage them to select from the following formats: documentary series, oral history, and audio installation/audio art.
In 2021, it is imperative for media organizations to cover the climate crisis with a sense of urgency and immediacy. CJLO, a campus-community radio station and alternative media entity, has a mandate to provide this coverage to our listenership as well as provide resources to educate more people on how to effectively tell stories on the climate crisis. Through audio storytelling, our candidate will be able to creatively and innovatively tell meaningful stories that relay facts to our audiences and provide an immersive experience with a traditional medium.
CJLO 1690AM was formed in 1998 as a merger between CRSG and CFLI, two former stations based at Concordia University’s two campuses. CJLO is 100 per cent non-profit and programmed almost entirely by volunteers, the station is located in the heart of the Loyola
campus in the NDG borough in Montreal.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Research and production: The selected candidate will need to produce audio content directly related to the climate crisis as it pertains to life in Montreal and is suitable for CJLO’s airwaves and online streaming platform. We would highly encourage experimental, creative, and innovative forms of audio storytelling.
Creation: Create original audio works for broadcast and online streaming (and if the candidate wishes, for podcast delivery). Details regarding scope, number of works, and duration can be confirmed in consideration of the artist’s individual work. However, we would suggest the following based on the three formats previously mentioned:
-For an audio documentary series: eight episodes 30 minutes in length, released weekly
-For an audio installation: no more than 4 hours worth of content
-For an oral history: no more than a 90 minute non-narrative feature and no more than 5
hours of raw interview content that could be made available later
Engagement: Working with an assistant to develop an outline and strategy for a workshop dedicated to climate change journalism meant for volunteers and students. Working closely with our news department to ensure more coverage of climate change in our hourly newscasts and special longform reporting features.
-Regular communication with CJLO team via email and Slack
-Monthly staff meetings and monthly staff reports
-Promotion of work at the end of the residency with the candidate discussing their work process
To Apply:
Please send the following information to by January 23, 2021 at 11:59PM EST
1. Letter of Interest: a one-page statement introducing yourself and your work as a
journalist, broadcaster, podcaster, and/or storyteller demonstrating your personal interest in both radio as a creative medium and covering the climate crisis.
2. Work samples: Links to two of your work samples (can be video, audio, print, or digital media)
3. Resume/CV

Eligibility: The CJLO Audio Storytelling Residency is open to candidates who are legally permitted to work in Canada.
CJLO prioritizes the unique contributions that individuals from traditionally under-represented and oppressed communities bring to our organization, and strongly invites these individuals to apply. We encourage ALL applicants to make mention of the diverse experience that they may have had that would make them qualified for this position. Please indicate clearly in your letter of interest that you would like to be considered for Employment Equity. You are encouraged, but not required, to self-identify if you are part of marginalized and oppressed communities that include but are not limited to: Indigenous peoples, women, visible and/or racialized minorities, persons with disabilities, immigrant, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and 2-spirited persons.
This initiative is made possible by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the only organization mandated to financially support campus and community radio stations in Canada.

CBC Montreal: Newsroom Editorial Assistant- Summer 2021

If you are a graduating Concordia journalism student (from the undergraduate program or diploma program), CBC Montreal has an incredible opportunity to offer. You could work for a summer in a dynamic newsroom that covers local news online, on television and on radio.

CBC Montreal’s 12-week Editorial Assistant in the newsroom (summer 2021) is a paid position

You will:

Check and follow up on story leads.

Support the web desk by researching and fact-checking stories.

Pitch story ideas/angles/digital treatment and possible guests.

Research, and check information on stories covered. Retrieve audio and visual clips and images as required.

Conduct pre-interviews. Suggest interview questions and approaches.

Write stories for online.

Please submit your application to Elyse Amend, Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Journalism: and Wayne Larsen, Assistant Professor and Internship Coordinator:

Deadline: December 20th, 2020

In your application include:

Letter of intent


Two samples of your written work

One audio OR video sample

Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the CBC

This internship may be done remotely

CAJ Internship

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is recruiting a post-secondary student to work as an intern beginning January 2021. The intern will work collaboratively with the CAJ’s board of directors, its members, and other journalists.

The internship will run from January 11, 2021- April 9, 2021 and offers an opportunity to connect with journalists across the country while gaining insights into advocacy and professional development work done by the CAJ.

This opportunity is open exclusively to post-secondary students who can use the internship program for academic credit. If you do not qualify for the internship but are interested in volunteering with the CAJ please send us an email.

Duties include:
• Assisting the CAJ board of directors to review and process submissions to the 2020 Canadian Newsroom Diversity Survey.
• Working closely with the CAJ’s Community Manager to design images and draft weekly copy for social media and newsletters.
• Contribute to the process of vetting awards submissions for jury review.
• Assisting with research for select board committees.
• Other tasks as assigned.
• The ability to speak and write in French is an asset.

Most of the work will be done remotely since the CAJ’s board members are spread out across the country and we don’t have a main office.
We offer a small honorarium ($500), a free one-year CAJ membership, free access to CAJ professional development events and a CAJ membership card.
Applicants are to submit a one-page letter of interest, a copy of their CV, and up to three published pieces.

Please send all inquiries and applications to with the subject line ‘CAJ internship January 2021’.
Internship applications will be accepted until December 9 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with more than 700 members across Canada. The CAJ’s primary roles are public-interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.

CityNews Montreal Intern

Type: Unpaid Internship
Organization: Citytv Montreal, part of Rogers Sports & Media
Location: 1200 McGill College, 8th floor, Montreal
& virtually from home
When: Winter or Summer 2021
Duration: January-April 2021 or May-August 2021 / min 120 hours

Deadline: November 20, 2020

CityNews Montreal is seeking a 2nd or 3rd year Journalism or Communications students to serve as interns for Winter or Summer 2021. The successful candidate will be a dynamic person with strong writing skills, understanding local news around them, basic knowledge of television production procedures and equipment, strong social media skills as well as a genuine interest in all things Montreal.
As our intern, you will join the team who prepares and delivers Montreal’s most dynamic
nightly newscast. You’ll work alongside our talented professionals, for a hands-on experience that will enhance your studies.
If this sounds like the challenge you are looking for, we look forward to meeting you.

Main Responsibilities
• Write scripts and research ideas;
• Book interviews;
• Assist with the research and production of topical ‘streeters’ to support current affairs
• Prepare and post materials to social media;
• Go out on the road with reporters and shadow, work together, and
• Other duties as assigned

• Be enrolled in the 2nd year (or beyond) of an undergraduate or graduate program in
broadcasting, journalism, communications or other related fields;
• Be eligible for university credit for this internship;
• Be seeking a placement under a formal, credited internship program;
• Be available weekdays or weekends for day/evening shifts;
• Excellent command of written English and the ability to speak/read both official languages;
• Highly motived with proven multi-tasking and time management skills. Able to work in a fastpaced environment;
• Experience posting to various social media platforms; and
• Basic knowledge of video editing and TV production experience will be considered assets

How To Apply

Before November 20, send a letter of interest along with your CV, including 2 references to: indicating “CityNews Montreal Internship” in the subject field.

REPORTER Full-time, permanent

Are you a breaking news specialist? Someone who can digest, synthesize and report news accurately, quickly and in an engaging manner? Someone who thinks of deadlines in terms of minutes, not hours or days, and who doesn’t bat an eyelash at producing several quick news stories a day.

The Montreal Gazette, a daily English newspaper and website based in the best news city in Canada is looking for a full-time breaking news reporter to join its newsroom.

As a breaking news reporter, you will strive to make the Montreal Gazette the first media outlet in the city to deliver important developing stories to our audiences at and on our social media channels. You’ll get the news out first, but you’ll always get it right, too. You’ll know who to reach out to when news breaks, what information you need, and how to quickly and concisely report that news, and then build on it through your reporting.

Daily newsroom experience (at least two years), demonstrated ability in covering breaking news, familiarity with working in a CMS and distributing breaking news via social media channels are essential for this position. Bilingualism (English and French) and knowledge of Montreal, its geography, its key players and organizations, and its political, social and economic climate are also musts.

While we’re emphasizing the need for nimbleness in this role, we’re also looking for a thoughtful journalist who, when the opportunity arises, can also deliver impactful and ambitious journalism that has been the hallmark of the Montreal Gazette since its founding almost 243 years ago.

Does that all sound like you? Then we really want you on our team. We are also keenly aware of the need for newsrooms to diversify their staffs, so we encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds and communities to apply for this position.

In order to be considered for this position, send your resume, contact information and samples of published work to: by November 6, 2020.



Temps plein, permanent

Êtes-vous un spécialiste en actualité de dernière heure? Quelqu’un qui peut digérer, synthétiser et rapporter les actualités avec précision, rapidité et engagement? Quelqu’un qui pense aux délais en termes de minutes, et non d’heures ou de jours, et qui ne s’arrête pas au fait de devoir produire plusieurs nouvelles rapides par jour.

Montreal Gazette, un quotidien anglais et un site Web basé dans la meilleure ville d’information au Canada, est à la recherche d’un journaliste en actualité de dernière heure à temps plein pour rejoindre sa salle de presse.

En tant que journaliste en actualité de dernière heure, vous vous efforcerez de faire de la Gazette de Montréal le premier média de la ville à livrer des nouvelles importantes en développement à notre public sur et sur nos canaux de médias sociaux. Vous sortirez les nouvelles en premier et vous le ferez correctement. Vous saurez à qui vous adresser lorsque les nouvelles arrivent, de quelles informations vous avez besoin, et comment rapporter rapidement et de manière concise ces nouvelles, puis vous en inspirer dans vos reportages.

Une expérience de rédaction dans une quotidienne (au moins deux ans), une capacité démontrée à couvrir l’actualité de dernière heure, la familiarité de travailler avec un système de gestion de contenu et la diffusion de nouvelles de dernière heure via les réseaux sociaux sont essentielles pour ce poste. Le bilinguisme (anglais et français) et la connaissance de Montréal, de sa géographie, de ses acteurs et organisations clés et de son climat politique, social et économique sont également des incontournables.

Tout en soulignant le besoin d’agilité dans ce rôle, nous recherchons également un journaliste attentionné qui, lorsque l’occasion se présente, peut également livrer un journalisme percutant et ambitieux qui est la marque de commerce de Montreal Gazette depuis sa fondation il y a près de 243 ans.

Est-ce que ça vous ressemble? Donc, nous vous voulons vraiment dans notre équipe. Nous sommes également parfaitement conscients de la nécessité pour les salles de rédaction de diversifier leur personnel, nous encourageons donc les candidats issus de milieux et de communautés sous-représentés à postuler pour ce poste.

Afin d’être considéré pour ce poste, envoyez votre CV, vos coordonnées et des échantillons de votre travail publié à: [] avant le 6 novembre 2020.

CBC and Concordia University Journalism Internship

News is at the forefront of local digital and broadcast journalism in Montreal.

At CBC Montreal, we gather, produce and broadcast news in Quebec for CBC Radio, CBC Television and

We are currently seeking one intern for the Winter 2021 session, to work REMOTELY in Montreal with CBC digital and current affairs.

Internship Goals

You will have the opportunity to gain practical experience at CBC in Montreal.

You will work as a junior member of the CBC digital team for 4 weeks. You will also work as a researcher on Daybreak (3 weeks) and Let’s Go (3 weeks ). You will learn how to pitch stories, write scripts, and write for the web.

Internship Application Process

• CV
• Letter of intent from the student. Why you want this position–what you will bring to the position–and how will you benefit.
•Two samples of your written work.
•One sample or audio or visual work

Application Deadline: November 13, 2020

Please email

There is also an interview at CBC as part of the process.


• 160 hours of for credit service. Approximately 16 hours per week for 10 weeks DONE REMOTELY with CBC News Montreal.This amounts to 3 credits at Concordia.

• Note – Students undertaking these internships are not excused from classes or other courses
• This internship is offered under the JOUR 508 -Internship/Independent Study course, for a total of three credits. Students must obtain departmental approval to enroll in this program.

Candidate Selection Criteria

• Diploma Journalism student.
• Curious and critical thinker
• Passionate about journalism
• Strong work ethic: meeting deadlines, attention to detail, dedication, initiative, team player
• Strong writing and broadcasting skills
• Bilingual, English and French

Podcast, Video, & Communications Editor

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) is seeking a Podcast, Video & Communications Editor for a 6-month position as part of a project, ‘Canadian Coalition to Counter COVID Disinformation’.

The project and what we are looking for:
The Canadian Coalition to Counter COVID Disinformation is a project funded by Heritage Canada working on improving digital resiliency for Canadians. Before the pandemic, disinformation and misinformation online on a variety of subjects were already fracturing social cohesion and confidence in democratic processes and institutions. The COVID19 pandemic has worsened this problem and has greatly undermined the global public health response and safety of citizens worldwide. According to a Social Media Lab at Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management online survey, an estimated 7 out of 10 Canadians will personally encounter misinformation online related to COVID-19. The objective is to educate Canadians on the difference between misinformation and disinformation, address metanarratives used by malevolent actors, and encourage critical thinking when engaging with online content.

As part of the project we will be producing a podcast and video series as well as a social media campaign to reach a wider audience. The deliverables will be released over a 6-month period and shared widely by MIGS and our partners.

Job Requirements:
The Podcast, Video & Communications Editor will be responsible for assisting with editing episodes of our podcast series on COVID disinformation, as well as several video interviews with a quick turnaround time. This will involve editing for sound quality and audio enhancements, adding theme song and introductory messages, formatting, and converting completed audio files to .mp3 for uploading. Other deliverables include reviewing communications content, assisting MIGS staff with the project’s social media campaign, and various other communications responsibilities.

The ideal candidate has taken courses on or has experience editing podcasts and video and is fluent in French and English.

The successful candidate will conduct approximately 67 hrs of work from November through the end of March and will be compensated at $18/hr.

Start Date:
2 November 2020

Application Information:
Please send a CV, a brief cover letter outlining relevant skills and experience, and related work samples to by 21 October 2020.

News Content Facilitator/Intern Journalist

Canadian Centre for Civic Media and Arts Development Inc. operates as VX3 Exchange. We are a registered charitable agency and functioning social enterprise within the GTA since 1987. VX3 collaborates with community influencers to increase awareness and inclusivity of culture and heritage across mainstream markets. Our mission is to offer vocational and educational experiences in media that enhance
the abilities of predominately racialized and ethnic community leaders to optimize the use of media and the arts. We leverage the exchange and influence of active participants who through their diversity contribute to building vibrant and aware communities. Find out more about us at:
Make your mark in Civic Media Journalism. VIBE105 is a division of VX3 Exchange (Toronto), which is an incorporated not-for-profit charitable organization. VX3 Exchange operates a number of service divisions and corporate initiatives which work to propel our mission forward: V360 (Civic Media Trainings),
Advertising/ Marketing Services, Co-ops/ Internships/ Creative Arts & Multi- media development and VIBE105 FM, the market’s ‘Most Diverse Music Mix’.
The News Desk at VIBE105 exists to foster a strong community-led movement for more critical, accountable, and representative media. Our goal is to prioritize and promote the voices/sounds of under/misrepresented people and groups who challenge and carefully examine the intersecting forms of oppression and dominant social structures. We currently have two successful divisions operating under the
News Desk: Broadcasting and Online Media.
We are advancing the world of broadcasting and Digital Media and we want YOU to join our winning team.

The News Desk has an exciting opportunity for an organised and innovative News Content Facilitator/ Civic Media Journalist (Intern) who can assist the News Desk Coordinator, gather and produce effective news content affecting the VIBE 105 communities for both broadcast as well as the online platform, facilitate with contributors and assist in the daily efficient operation of the News Desk. The News Content Facilitator/ Civic Media Journalist will be a recent journalism graduate and/or currently enrolled in a reputed Journalism program. The desired candidate should be able to take leadership roles and complete most tasks with minimum supervision.
The facilitator should be self-driven and be able to keep pace with the constantly evolving nature of a civic media outlet and actively approach stories from an in-depth journalistic lens.
The facilitator will work with unpaid Volunteer and Intern Contributors in the execution of VIBE News, VIBE TALKS/ IMPACT programming, and the curation and delivery of Online Content.
Duties will span across day-to-day production & co-ordination of news stories and content development; volunteer and intern support; and community outreach, under the broad banner of content and contributor administration. The facilitator will work under the direction and supervision of VIBE’s News Desk Coordinator, undergo all necessary trainings over the first two-weeks (remotely), and become a fully
integrated member of the Department. The work environment is one that promotes mentoring; as such, the Content Facilitator will be expected to pass on many of the skills that they have learned to new Contributors. Work organization and the necessary workflow operations will remain remote, including trainings and meetings.
Meetings between the News Desk Coordinator and the facilitator/intern journalist will take place on a regular basis.
The following outlines the responsibilities and qualifications required:
 Pitch and produce (regular) quality News content for VIBE 105’s varied multimedia platforms (Audio– FM, Video and Online articles) along with suitable content for social media engagement.
 Monitor assignment completion and quality across the Department’s ‘internal’ programs; offering feedback and filling in gaps if/when needed, including evaluating and editing audio/video and online submissions when necessary
 Train contributors in broadcast and non-broadcast roles formally and informally, in supplement of News Desk Trainings
 Monitor & update Assignment Desk (remote) with press releases and story
topics/approval/feedback that are consistent with the Dept.’s objectives and core listening/ online audience
 Work in tandem with the Online Writing Coordinators to facilitate the production and publication of content for the website and social media engagement.
 Liaise between programs and contributors to support unified messaging, sharing of content and best-practices, and overall synchronicity, including relationship between broadcast, social and digital media
 Facilitate storyboard meetings: Taking a leadership role by guiding story development according to program, dept., and station mandates. Encourage contributors to include underrepresented voices and perspectives, providing sources of information and interview contacts whenever possible. Take and distribute meeting minutes to the collective within 24 hours. Track attendance and story
pitches, interview completion, broadcast quality, writing quality, etc. Address areas of
improvement with individual contributors.
 Coordinate off-site storyboard meetings frequently. (Remotely – coordinate collective attendance, prepare on-air scripting (audio/visual) for content engagement, etc.)
 Liaise with members of the community to build and maintain relationships, secure interviews, etc.
 Work towards monitoring and completing departmentally recognised goal posts/ themed content for the fiscal year. This includes, but is not limited to, trainings, organizing and coordinating collective engagement groups, leading storyboard meetings and working in tandem with internal and external stakeholders towards achieving the desired results.

Supportive Work:
• Serve as the primary point of contact for contributors in need of support with interview question development, finding stories, preparing broadcasts (audio/visual), writing articles, etc.
• Identify contributors who are not meeting quantity or quality standards. Make initial
contact to address issues. Escalate unsuccessful interventions to News Desk Coordinator
• Produce Contingency Episodes for emergency situations
• Oversee and support Program Producers/ Reporters with completion of responsibilities
• Contribute to the development of systems and structures for content and volunteer
management that contribute to the longevity and self-directedness of programs and
opportunities under the close direction of News Desk Coordinator
• Other duties as required


 A passionate and professional multimedia journalist with a diverse portfolio and vast background in Journalism.
 Must be able to generate smart commentary
 Tech savvy; able to learn and use multimedia production/publishing tools
 An audiophile, with diverse audio production experience. Video production experience a bonus.
 Thorough knowledge and understanding of the ever-evolving multimedia platforms.
 Must thrive on tight deadlines and the challenge of producing multiple stories in a short period of time
 Must be able to edit, fact check, source and proof read multiple content independently
 Familiarity with digital best practices such as key words, headline writing, SEO, hyperlinks, Flickr, SoundCloud and photo sourcing.
 Knowledge and fluency in editing photos and using content management systems (Trello etc.)
 A proven track record of sound reporting, strong writing and editing skills in writing news and feature stories is A MUST.
 Be able to curate original, efficient, clean and accurate content
 Familiarity with Adobe Creative package programs such as: Photoshop, Audition, Final Cut etc. A MUST.
 Open-minded to various perspectives in alternative, socially engaging programming
 Demonstrate an ability to work in a remote team/collective environment
 Strong written and oral communication skills
 Open-minded to various perspectives in alternative, socially engaging programming
 Demonstrate innovation, problem solving and multitasking skills
 Detail oriented and strong time management skills
 Strong organizational, research and leadership skills
 Ability to follow instructions, work independently and take initiative
 Familiarity with conversion and archiving of digital multimedia files
 Thorough knowledge and understanding of the ever-evolving multimedia platforms/ trends.
 Must thrive on strict deadlines and the challenge of producing multiple stories in a short period of time. Civic Media journalism requires a self-directed, multitasking approach.
 Knowledge and fluency in editing photos and using content management systems (Trello etc.)
 Previous journalism experience A MUST.
Applicants should have extensive knowledge of news, pop culture, a strong news judgment, a fun and witty voice, and the ability to write/ produce multimedia content quickly and cleanly. Ideal candidates should hold a degree in journalism/communications or similar, and should have at least 3+ years of experience in the field of journalism.
Applicant must send a cover letter, resume, samples for review and MUST LIVE IN CANADA and prepare to work REMOTELY. Please specify in your application your area(s) of interest and experience, including any accommodation(s).
If considered for the position applicant must provide three (3) professional references and three (3) personal references prior to a scheduled interview with the editor.
Applicants should be confident, sociable, reliable, fast-learners, quick thinkers, and a self-starter. If you have these qualities, please email to schedule an interview (via Zoom). We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Contract for P/T hours, Approx. $16.00 CAN per hour / 10-15hrs p/wk (additional hours dependant on projects)
Deadline: September 28th, 2020 by 5:00 pm EST
VX3 Exchange (CCCMAD Inc.) is an anti-sexist, anti-racist, anti-homophobic, anti-oppressive employment environment; and is committed to a diverse and equitable workspace. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Contact Information – Send Submissions to:
Fatima Husain, NewsDesk Coordinator
VIBE105 – Toronto’s Diverse Music Mix
c/o VX3 Exchange
York University – The Student Centre, Suite 413
4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Email: Fax: (416) 650-8052
Salary: $16.00 pr/hr
Contract for Fall/Winter Term (with potential for extension)
Start Date: Monday, October 5th, 2020
End Date: Thursday, April 30th, 2021 (with opportunity expanded summer contract)
Upon appointment, the News Content Facilitator/ Intern Journalist will be required to work flexible hours and complete an observation period initially. The candidate will be provided with the necessary trainings during the first two weeks of appointment. Note: these trainings are compulsory to undertake. ONLY CANDIDATES WITH A JOURNALISTIC BACKGROUND (EXPERIENCE) WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE.