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, 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.