Careers & Fellowships


The Walrus provokes new thinking and sparks conversation on matters vital to Canadians. As a registered charity, we publish independent, fact-based journalism; produce national, ideas-focused events; and train emerging professionals in publishing and nonprofit management. The Walrus and its strong community of supporters are invested in the idea that a healthy society relies on informed citizens.


Marketing Manager

The Walrus is looking for a marketing manager, a new full-time role created to grow our audience reach. Reporting to the executive director, the marketing manager will be responsible for the project management of all marketing activities, including growth marketing and branding. We are looking for someone who is creative and excited to promote the work of The Walrus. The Walrus’s office is located in Toronto, but we are working remotely due to COVID-19 and are open to applicants from across Canada.

Responsibilities
Working closely with a brand guide and various departments at The Walrus, including editorial, audience, digital, partnerships and sponsorships, events, and fundraising, as well as on projects for outside clients through The Walrus Lab, the marketing manager will be responsible for:

  • Developing and executing short- and long-term marketing campaigns, including social, web, direct mail, and print advertising
  • Managing marketing plans, including coordinating the creation of marketing materials with internal and external designers
  • Managing a comprehensive marketing calendar reflecting key dates and campaign periods
  • Assisting in executing all digital marketing, including SEO, email campaigns, paid social media, and display advertising campaigns
  • Reviewing, editing, and tracking marketing assets to ensure brand consistency
  • Analyzing campaign ROI by capturing and tracking campaign performance metrics, and providing monthly and annual project reports
  • Identifying and creating publicity opportunities and earned media, and conducting media outreach
  • Working independently and collaboratively in a highly organized, deadline-driven manner

Experience
Candidates should have five to eight years of experience working in a marketing role, including digital, and must be able to juggle and prioritize multiple projects (often against strict deadlines) and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Experience should include:

  • Managing successful marketing campaigns (and learning from not-so-successful campaigns)
  • Exceptional communication, writing, and project-management skills, and an eye for detail
  • Managing work-back schedules and working to address the marketing needs for many departments efficiently
  • Solid knowledge of Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Google DoubleClick for Publishers, and Facebook and Instagram Ads Manager
  • Copywriting, and an understanding of advertising best practices
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Trello, Smartsheet, and WordPress is an asset, but being an agile learner is even more important
  • Experience in the media, digital, and/or nonprofit sectors is an asset

Compensation
The compensation package includes a competitive base salary, a full benefits package, and paid vacation.
Please consider joining our team if you are passionate about marketing, branding, and digital, and are interested in supporting essential Canadian conversations and exceptional journalism. Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, and three examples of marketing campaigns you’ve worked on to careers@thewalrus.ca by Friday, February 5, 2021. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Walrus supports diversity and inclusion in our work to fulfill our educational mandate. We value employment equity and strongly encourage applications from Indigenous, Black, and other racialized people; people with disabilities; all genders; and the LGBTQ community. If you require any accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know by email at careers@thewalrus.ca.


Project Manager, The Walrus Lab (parental leave)

The Walrus is looking for a seasoned project manager. This role focuses on managing schedules and fulfilling key client deliverables out of The Walrus Lab, the client-services wing of The Walrus, and reports directly to the director of The Walrus Lab. The successful candidate will have a strong mix of organizational, marketing, and digital communication skills.

Responsibilities

  • Manage production, budgets, and delivery schedules for new and existing client projects from The Walrus Lab, including but not limited to branded content, podcasts, awards-management programs, events, and other creative marketing
  • Manage vendors and freelancers that have been contracted to execute work on behalf of The Walrus Lab
  • Escalate approvals and critical issues to the director of The Walrus Lab
  • Support other departments as needed with administrative tasks as they relate to the execution of other priority marketing campaigns, including events
  • Maintain client relationships and operate in client-facing roles for existing projects
  • Assist in hiring and recommending freelancers for various roles as needed
  • Administrative tasks as they relate to the organization of work by freelancers and vendors (e.g. maintaining budget)
  • Draft marketing materials (email campaigns, social media ads) and book ads in internal and external media as needed

Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years of project-management and client-facing experience
  • Proficient working with spreadsheets, Salesforce, and Google Docs, and social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Able to work remotely and independently
  • Able to manage multiple relationships and projects simultaneously with an eye to both short- and long-term deadlines and goals
  • Capacity to work independently while being an excellent team player
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to be a self-starter with a results-driven work ethic
  • Excellent written and oral communication and experience in external communication

Compensation
The compensation package includes a competitive base salary, a full benefits package, and paid vacation.

Please consider joining our team if you are passionate about marketing, branding, and digital, and are interested in supporting essential Canadian conversations and exceptional journalism. Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to careers@thewalrus.ca by Friday, February 5, 2021. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. While The Walrus is located in Toronto, we are open to selecting the best candidate for the role, regardless of which Canadian province or territory you reside in.

The Walrus supports diversity and inclusion in our work to fulfill our educational mandate. We value employment equity and strongly encourage applications from Indigenous, Black, and other racialized people; people with disabilities; all genders; and the LGBTQ community. If you require any accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know by email at careers@thewalrus.ca.


The Walrus Editorial Fellowship

Applications for the 2020 Fellowship are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied.

Editorial fellows’ primary training is in fact-checking the journalism The Walrus publishes in print and online. Fellows also have the opportunity to attend story meetings, contribute to editorial planning sessions, and shadow-edit articles. They will have access to training seminars led by editors and staff of The Walrus on topics ranging from copy editing and long-form editing to circulation and nonprofit management. In addition to their journalism training, editorial fellows have the opportunity to participate in non-editorial aspects of the organization, such as online events.