Careers & Fellowships

The Walrus Editorial Fellowship

We are currently accepting applications for the JHR Indigenous Editorial Fellowship, a paid, six-month, full-time position beginning late November / early December.

Events Manager

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 non-profit management. The Walrus is invested in the idea that a healthy society relies on informed citizens.

The primary role of the event manager is to ensure that all of the revenue-generating events are meticulously managed and delivered on-target to meet and exceed organizational objectives and partner expectations. The manager will support business-development efforts by building and maintaining strong client relationships, and is expected to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, manage the event from conception to completion, and meet all deadlines.


Content and Event

• Set work-back schedules and meet all internal and external deadlines
• Research and book event topics and curate content that is fresh, innovative, and exciting
• Stay very current and plugged-in to event trends, possible event topics and speakers, and what is on the mind of Canadians
• Recruit and liaise with event speakers to develop and fine-tune presentations aimed at generating a high standard of engaging material
• Produce the event by gathering content and determining speaker line-ups
• Research and determine event cities and dates
• Prepare, write, and edit event scripts for hosts, speakers, and everyone involved on stage
• Be the point of contact for speakers and guests pre-event and on the road
• Liaise with speakers and guests about tech, travel, accommodations, hospitality, and any other logistical needs
• Perform front-of-house and back-of-house services, including overseeing green-room hospitality, sound checks, show walk-throughs, and on-stage presentations

Marketing and Media

• Create and execute publicity and marketing campaigns for each event (print and digital)
• Write and prepare event programs and materials
• Manage media outreach for earned media coverage
• Develop external promotional partnerships


• Ensure a diverse, sold out audience
• Manage the box office and ticket sales, curated invitation lists, name tags, and signage for any reserved seating, as required
• Prepare and execute exit surveys and post-event sponsor reports
• Foster positive audience relations


• Represent The Walrus brand and create opportunities to bring The Walrus brand to life
• Build and nurture relationships with speakers and partners for future opportunities
• Collaborate with internal departments to ensure alignment with strategic plans and delivery
• Ensure the CRM database is maintained
• Oversee and mentor volunteers and interns
• Travel as required


• A university degree in business administration, event management, hospitality and tourism, political science, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• A minimum of three (3) years of event-management, content-creation, production, and/or marketing, and media experience
• Ability 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, motivation, and a results-driven work ethic
• Excellent writing skills
• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of software
• Knowledge about Canada, its place in the world, and the Canadian media landscape
• Knowledge of CRM or Salesforce is an asset
• Ability to thrive in a high-pressure, fast-paced work environment


The compensation package includes a competitive base salary and a full benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, prescription, and paid vacation.

Please consider joining our team if you have an interest in contributing to the Canadian conversation. To apply, send a cover letter and resumé to by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019.