The Walrus Editorial Fellowship Program

The JHR Indigenous Editorial Fellowship at The Walrus

The Walrus is currently accepting applications for the JHR Indigenous Editorial Fellowship, a paid, six-month, full-time position beginning late November / early December. 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 JHR’s Indigenous Reporters Program.

The Editorial Fellowship Program at The Walrus trains young professionals to the rigorous standards of Canada’s celebrated magazine of long-form journalism. Editorial Fellows’ primary training is in fact-checking the content of The Walrus in print and online. Additional desk assignments may include reviewing unsolicited submissions; monitoring and compiling web comments, tweets, and letters to the editor; gathering biographical information about contributors; assisting the digital editor with multimedia content for the website; and contributing to other departments at The Walrus as needed. Editorial Fellows are also encouraged to develop and pitch story ideas to editors.

In addition to their journalism training, Editorial Fellows have opportunities to participate in non-editorial aspects of the organization. During the fellowship, they will have access to training seminars led by editors and staff of The Walrus, in areas ranging from copy-editing and long-form story structure to circulation and nonprofit management.

To apply, please send a cover letter and your resumé to samia@thewalrus.ca with the following subject line: JHR Indigenous Editorial Fellowship: [First and last name].

About the fellowship

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.