Writer Jobs for Columns
Columnist Writers Fresh viewpoints and significant Canadian-related dialogues are sparked by The Walrus. As a recognized charity, we organize thought-provoking conferences around the country, produce our own factual journalism, and train aspiring professionals in nonprofit management and publishing. The Walrus and its devoted audience are dedicated to the idea that an informed populace is essential to a healthy society.
We’re now looking for the following positions:
- Facebook Creator (Apr 5 deadline)
- BIPOC Journalists Walrus Editorial Fellowship (Apr 16 deadline)
To increase our social reach and engagement while maintaining The Walrus’s brand, the social media producer will manage user interactions, manage our social channels, and produce content. One who communicates in hashtags and likes and who is obsessed with social media should apply for the job.
The Social Media Producer, who works in the Digital department and reports to the Digital Director, will closely coordinate with various business units to promote all of The Walrus’ content, products, and services.
- Create, publish, and reuse social content while organizing social campaigns.
- Follow social trends, maintain a social routine, and take advantage of the news cycle in general.
- Take action in response to user comments and interactions.
- Join in on the social media posts and accounts made by our writers, partners, and other pertinent businesses or individuals.
- Coordinate activities with colleagues and other parties to produce and distribute material on social media.
- Develop, evaluate, and implement social best practices and innovations
- social analytics and reporting monitoring, collection, and analysis
Necessary training and certificates
- a college or university degree, or equivalent professional experience
- a minimum of one to three years of experience in a related social media, marketing, or content role
- Having experience with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Tik Tok
- a thorough understanding of the variables affecting social interest and engagement
- exceptional reading, writing, and communication skills
- excellent organization and detail-oriented
- optimism and a goal-oriented perspective
- independence and collaboration
- Design and picture editing skills are an asset but are not required.
- While not required, having experience in audio/video production and editing is quite advantageous.
Compensation and benefits
This full-time employment has a salary range of $45,000 to $50,000, a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage, paid time off, flexible remote work, and a collaborative work environment in east downtown Toronto. We also get a week off during the holidays and half-day Fridays in the summer.
How to Apply
Send a cover letter, résumé, examples of past social media content and/or campaigns, with the subject line “Social Media Producer: [First and Last Name]” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
The Walrus promotes diversity and inclusivity in our work. We value job equity and especially welcome applications from those who identify as LGBTQ2+, Black, Indigenous, or other racialized groups. Moreover, submissions from persons with impairments are actively encouraged. If you need any accommodations throughout the employment process, kindly email email@example.com.
Despite having a centrally located office in Toronto, the Walrus crew is spread out over the whole nation. While this position will likely be remote or hybrid in the near future, applicants must be able to work in Canada in order to be considered. Only those who have been selected for an interview will hear from us.
After the first interview, those chosen to advance will be required to complete a brief writing and engagement assignment before the second and final interview.
The Walrus Editorial Fellowship for BIPOC Journalists
new job with a later deadline has been listed
Applications for the Walrus Editorial Fellowship are now being accepted. The only people who are qualified to apply for this financed, one-year fellowship are those who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. The start date is set for June 19, and the application deadline is this Sunday, April 16.
As an editorial fellow, your primary responsibility will be to fact-check The Walrus’s print and online stories. Our fact-checkers utilize sources they have both spoken with and gathered in order to verify anything from broad generalizations to specific specifics. Fellows attend story meetings, editorial planning meetings, and shadow-edit. The Walrus’ editors and employees teach fact-checking and debate copy editing, long-form editing, circulation, and nonprofit administration. In addition to receiving journalistic training, Editorial Fellows have the opportunity to participate in non-editorial aspects of the organization, such as online events.
Also Like: Careers for Freelance Legal Writers
- editing for accuracy in the material
- aiding in the examination of entries received without invitation
- helping to choose and set up the publication of letters to the editor
- helping to compile quotes and contributor profiles for publication
- assisting non-editorial areas of The Walrus as required
Qualifications and Columnist Writers
- language ability (spoken and written)
- Having journalism experience is advantageous.
- strong research skills
- critical thinking skills
- the ability to work in a team environment both individually and collaboratively
- inquisitiveness and a willingness to learning new things
- It is a benefit if you are acquainted with the editorial fact-checking process, even if previous fact-checking experience is not required. The Truth in Journalism Fact-Checking Handbook, created by former and current heads of research Allison Baker and Viviane Fairbank, is a helpful resource in this regard.
Benefits and Reimbursement and Columnist Writers
The position pays $700 per week for a 35-hour workweek. Fellows have 10 days off each year.
How to Apply and Columnist Writers
Under the subject line “Editorial Fellowship: [your name],” send your cover letter, résumé, and up to two letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Referees have the option of sending their letters directly to the applicant or to The Walrus. Those who are selected for an interview will take a test on editing and fact-checking.
The Walrus is committed to promoting accessibility, diversity, and inclusion at work. We value workplace equality and are especially interested in hearing from those who identify as LGBTQ2+, Indigenous, Black, and other racialized people, as well as people with disabilities. If you need any accommodations throughout the employment process, kindly email email@example.com.
While for the near future this is a remote position, applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. At The Walrus in east downtown Toronto, the fellows could work in a shared office environment.
Due to the nature of the position, full-time students are not eligible to apply, and part-time students should only do so in very limited circumstances.