The Walrus plays a vital role in ensuring that Canada’s next generation of editors and media leaders gets the training it needs. Every six months, The Walrus welcomes three new editorial fellows, who go on to develop their skills through our work-integrated learning experience.
Magazine editing requires a suite of skills that are optimally learned from experience. At The 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 JHR Indigenous Editorial Fellowship at The Walrus
This fellowship is open to individuals who identify as Inuit, Métis, or First Nations. This position is part of The Walrus Editorial Fellowship Program and is supported by the Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) Indigenous Reporters Program.
JHR is Canada’s leading media development organization. Since 2013, the organization’s award-winning Indigenous Reporters Program has sought to increase the quality and quantity of Indigenous stories and voices in Canadian media. JHR is able to facilitate the Indigenous Editorial Fellowship at The Walrus with support from the RBC Foundation.