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Journalism Internship

Are you obsessed with online research? Are you passionate about uncovering facts and sorting truths to make your discoveries available to the world? Canada Press, the nation’s online trusted source of Canadian and world news, is currently seeking a talented group of interns to work alongside our award winning team of journalists. With over 300,000 subscribers and over 35 million monthly unique visitors from Vancouver to New Brunswick, this is an excellent opportunity to be featured in a nationally recognized news publication and an entry ticket into the highly competitive world of journalism.

CanadaPress.org has a fast paced work environment which seeks out talented individuals who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle big projects.  As an intern, you will get to work with a variety of our journalism staff and contribute to real projects that will help us continue to grow.

Our ideal candidate is inquisitive by nature and is comfortable probing for answers, fact checking and conducting research as a general, everyday practice. He or she should be obsessed with discovering new things, whether it be the latest local restaurant or national news, and is both creative and thoughtful when interviewing members of the public to produce exceptional, high quality work.

Qualifications for Ideal Candidates Include:

  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary education institution.
  • Drive and passion for building your portfolio with hands on experience reporting real-time news.
  • The ability to self-manage projects with superb time management skills to ensure deadlines.
  • Superior grasp of the English language.

 

What You Will Learn:
·         How to create a long term investigative plan and content schedule.
·         Relationship building with our online community by contributing to our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media accounts.
·         How to track content engagement with a host of analytical software.
·         Plan topics that will be shared by influencers by analyzing previous work.
·         Creative feedback and viral loops between our Facebook Page and Twitter accounts and our news site.
·         Assist our Director of Marketing in building and presenting a fully integrated content marketing plan.
·         Plenty of additional opportunities in related research projects.

What We Require:
·         Background education in Journalism, public relations or other related discipline.
·         Strong communication skills.
·         Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office.
·         Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
·         Creative and Flexible.
·         Familiarity with social networking sites desired, but we will also train.
·         Interest in nonprofit management and community development.

We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals.  You will become extremely knowledgeable in investigative journalism, a master of content marketing, and understanding of the right tactics to combine what readers want with what is within your grasp.  You will also learn how to work in a professional environment and have ample opportunity to network with department leaders and other business professionals in the Canadian business sphere.

Details:
The position begins March 31, 2014. You are expected to work 15 hours a week minimum with regular full time positions available upon successful completion of our probationary program.

To apply, please e-mail careers@canadapress.org with your resume or schooling experience.