Jobs, fellowships, and internships at the Walrus Foundation

Illustration by Graham Roumieu


The charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation—publisher of The Walrus—has an opening for a full-time editor at its office in downtown Toronto. The ideal candidate is an excellent writer, an experienced editor of other writers’ work, a consistent consumer of daily news, and someone who thrives under tight deadlines. Experience in digital publishing is strongly preferred.

  • Oversee’s daily publication cycle
  • Increase’s editorial output—especially in regard to subjects prominent in the daily news cycle—while maintaining our high standards of reporting, originality, and writing
  • Expand’s editorial breadth in terms of subject matter and perspectives
  • Build and maintain relationships with emerging and established writers
  • Support activities that pertain to the educational mandate of the Walrus Foundation
  • Three to five years of editing experience
  • Familiarity with WordPress and basic HTML markup
  • Strong familiarity with Walrus content on all platforms
  • Strong work ethic; deadline oriented
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to collaborate
  • Familiarity with the structure and activities of the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation and its educational mandate
  • Extensive knowledge of Canadian politics, public policy, geography, arts and culture

Please send CV with a cover letter to before midnight on Oct. 30, 2016


The Walrus Foundation is not currently accepting Fellowship applications. A new round of hiring will commence in the spring of 2017.

The Walrus Editorial Fellowship Program—a pilot project funded by the Chawkers Foundation and other like-minded donors, and administered by the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation—trains young professionals in editorial work, to the rigorous standards of Canada’s celebrated magazine of long-form journalism, ideas, and culture. Editorial Fellows research story ideas with editors; and fact-check and proof the content of The Walrus in print and mobile editions. Additional “desk assignments” include reviewing unsolicited submissions; monitoring and compiling web comments, tweets, and letters to the editor; gathering biographical information for the Contributors page; and assisting the online and tablet editors with digital and expanded content.

Editorial Fellows also have access to training seminars led by editors and staff of the Walrus Foundation, in topics ranging from copy editing and magazine theory to circulation and non-profit development. The full-time fellowships pay $400 per week per fellow, for six months.

The Walrus Foundation is now accepting applications for Editorial Fellowships, to commence November 7, 2016. The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. on October 2, 2016. To apply, please submit a single PDF that includes a cover letter, a resumé, and two letters of reference to Samia Madwar, Managing Editor of The Walrus, [email protected]. Qualified applicants will receive a set of tasks related to their prospective duties, along with a deadline. Selected applicants will then interview at the Walrus Foundation’s offices in Toronto. The process is competitive.

We are eternally grateful to our founding donor, the Chawkers Foundation, for its support of education, training, and all things Walrus.


The following individuals may be considered eligible for an internship in the disciplines of art, digital, marketing, events, development at the Walrus Foundation:

  1. A secondary school student who performs work under a work experience program authorized by the school board that operates the school in which the student is enrolled;
  2. An individual who performs work under a program approved by a college of applied arts and technology or a university.

The Walrus Foundation is a registered charitable non-profit (No. 861851624-RR0001) with an educational mandate to create forums for matters vital to Canadians. The foundation is dedicated to supporting writers, artists, ideas, and thought-provoking conversation. We achieve these goals across multiple platforms, publishing The Walrus magazine—which focuses on Canada and its place in the world—ten times a year in print, tablet, and mobile editions; curating and producing the national series of public Walrus Talks; convening annual sector-based leadership dinners; posting original, high-quality content daily at; and designing such digital projects as Walrus Ebooks and Walrus TV. The foundation also trains young professionals in media, publishing, and non-profit development.