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 is invested in the idea that a healthy society relies on informed citizens
The Walrus is currently accepting applications for The Walrus Editorial Fellowship Program. The paid, six-month fellowship is based out of our office in Toronto and runs from May 4 to November 6, 2020. Three fellowship positions are available, one of which will focus on working with online content.
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 story structure 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 attending The Walrus events.
- Fact-checking editorial content
- Reviewing unsolicited submissions
- Monitoring and compiling letters to the editor
- Gathering biographical information about contributors to The Walrus
- Assisting the digital editor with researching multimedia content for the website
- Supporting non-editorial departments at The Walrus as needed
- A background in journalism is an asset
- Strong research skills
- Ability to work independently and participate collaboratively in a team environment
How to Apply
The deadline has passed for the upcoming Fellowship program. Please check back in August, 2020.