The Walrus Editorial Fellowship Program

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 one-year fellowship begins November 13, 2020. Two fellowship positions are available, both of which can be completed remotely.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Fact-checking editorial content
  • Helping to review unsolicited submissions
  • Vetting and helping prepare letters to the editor for publication
  • Helping compile contributor biographies and quotes for publication
  • Supporting non-editorial departments at The Walrus, as needed

Qualifications

  • A background in journalism is an asset
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to work independently and participate collaboratively in a team environment

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 LGBTQ2+ community. If you require any accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know by email at careers@thewalrus.ca.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, your resumé, and up to two letters of reference to careers@thewalrus.ca with the following subject line: Editorial Fellowship: [First and last name]. The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Referees may send their letters to the applicant or directly to The Walrus. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to complete an editorial and fact-checking test.