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Job Postings


Job Description

The events and media coordinator’s primary role is to work closely with the director of events and The Walrus events team to manage the fast-paced national program of content and revenue-generating events, including The Walrus Talks, The Walrus Leadership Dinners, and more. The ambitious and expanding events program at The Walrus is central to the success of the organization, and this new position will play an important role.

Responsibilities include finding, inviting, and tracking event guests; writing and preparing event programs and materials; working with organizational databases; creating and executing publicity and marketing campaigns for each event; managing media outreach for earned media coverage; working internally with other departments to execute event marketing plans; developing external promotional partnerships; working with the director of events to identify and book speakers; booking travel for speakers and events staff; preparing post-event reports; conducting research; fostering positive audience relations; and more.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree and two years of events and/or marketing experience.

Other Skills and Qualifications:
Basic office computing on Apple platforms; knowledge of databases (Salesforce knowledge a bonus); basic design ability helpful; knowledge of Canadian media landscape; experience in marketing and media outreach; finely tuned organizational skills; a high level of motivation and keenly developed goal-and deadline-oriented habits; a strong work ethic; an ability to manage multiple relationships and projects simultaneously and with an eye to both short-term and long-term deadlines and goals; and the capacity to work independently while being an excellent team player.

Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate is passionate about the national conversation and the core areas of focus at The Walrus: arts and culture; the environment; politics and world affairs; fiction and poetry; health and science; and law and justice. The candidate will possess intellectual curiosity, as well as the eagerness to make The Walrus events successful in every way—throughout our multi-platform ecosystem and from coast to coast to coast. This position involves some travel and occasional evenings.

The Walrus will provide a competitive compensation package, including an annual base salary and benefits. This position is available immediately.

Qualified candidates are asked to send a cover letter and CV to by 5:00pm Tuesday January 16, 2017.

The Walrus Editorial Fellowship

The Walrus plays a vital role in ensuring that Canada’s next generation of editors and media leaders get the training they need. Every year, The Walrus welcomes six editorial fellows, who each spend six months with us, developing their skills through our work-integrated learning experience.

Magazine editing requires a suite of skills that are optimally learned from experience. Walrus Fellows participate in every part of our publication process, from attending story meetings to fact-checking articles and proofreading the magazine; in the process, they learn how pieces, ranging from short essays to long-form features and memoirs, are commissioned and edited.

To date, over 100 fellows have graduated from the program, and the majority have gone on to distinguished careers in Canadian and international media organizations such as the CBC, the National Post, Toronto Life, Bloomberg News, Reuters, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Forbes, The New Yorker, Harpers, the New York Times, The Economist, and the Guardian.

The Walrus is currently accepting applications for the six-month Walrus Editorial Fellowship Program, which begins in May 2018. You can read the job description here, and you can apply by sending a cover letter, your resumé, and two letters of reference to by Monday, March 19, 2018.

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

  • 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;
  • An individual who performs work under a program approved by a college of applied arts and technology or a university.