Shelley has been a newspaper reporter, a radio producer, a television producer, a producer of events large and small, a committed volunteer, and a lover of books, magazines, conversation, and Canada. In 2006, she joined The Walrus. In her spare time, she clips newspapers and makes lists.
Executive Editor and Creative Director
Jessica is an award-winning journalist who has worked with a range of North American publications, including the Globe and Mail, National Post, Saturday Night, Lucky, Elle, and The New Republic.
Carmine was one of the founding editors of Maisonneuve magazine and a senior editor at Reader’s Digest Canada. He has published eight books, including This Way Out (2009), which was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, and two collections of literary essays. Leviathan (2016) is his most recent collection of poetry. He was a finalist for PWAC’s Editor of the Year in 2011.
Samia previously worked at Up Here and Canadian Geographic magazines. In her spare time, she specializes in impromptu travel.
Lauren is an award-winning journalist. Her work has appeared in Toronto Life, TVO, Chatelaine, Hazlitt, and Best Canadian Essays 2017. Her first book, F-Bomb: Dispatches from the War on Feminism (2017), was shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize.
Prior to joining The Walrus, Hamutal edited long-form features for the Globe and Mail, commented on politics for the CBC, and led an online magazine to become the first to win a National Magazine Award without ever having issued a print edition.
Viviane has written and fact-checked for Harper’s, NPR, TVO, Toronto Life, and Smithsonian, and she was nominated for best new writer at the 2017 National Magazine Awards. She also studies mathematics.
Harley Rustad (on leave)
Harley is the author of Big Lonely Doug: The Story of One of Canada’s Last Great Trees (2018). He has written for the Globe and Mail, Outside, the Guardian, and Geographical.
Previous to his work at The Walrus, Daniel was the editor-in-chief of Maisonneuve.
Head of Research
Erin’s work has been published in the Ryerson Review of Journalism, Torontoist, and the Calgary Herald.
Before joining The Walrus, Jonah was a freelance writer, fact checker, and copy editor. Apart from The Walrus, he has contributed to Toronto Life, This Magazine, and the Toronto Star.
TD Chair on Disability and Inclusion: Sarah Trick
Sarah is the inaugural TD Chair on Disability and Inclusion. In this newly created position, thanks to generous funding from TD, Sarah is assisting The Walrus in exploring issues related to disability and inclusion across all platforms throughout 2019.
Knight Senior Fellow: Tajja Isen
Paul joined The Walrus in 2005, and was previously an art director at Canadian Dimension.
Meredith has previously worked for the Globe and Mail and Toronto Life, and as a contributing designer on publications for the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and many others.
While Natalie was at McGill University, she was the creative director of the McGill Tribune. She is from Montreal and worked in chocolate stores for many years.
Director of Audience Engagement
Bryan has worked in book and magazine publishing for fourteen years.
Maria joined The Walrus in the fall of 2016. Her previous work experience includes Toronto Life, Fashion, Inside Entertainment and IAD.
Director of Partnerships & Sponsorships
Andrea has worked in cultural sector fundraising, sponsorship, government relations, communications, and project management in the UK, Ireland, and Canada across a variety of cultural industries, including television and radio, music, and museums.
Heads of Events
Cailin joined The Walrus in 2015. Previously, she worked on marketing, event coordination, and author programming at The Word On The Street Toronto, Canada’s largest book and magazine festival.
Emma Mackenzie Hillier
Emma has worked in the performing arts for the past eight years as a producer and dramaturg with esteemed companies such as the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Nightswimming Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, and more.
Sheima is a Moroccan Canadian Toronto-based freelance writer and publishing professional. She has held various positions within the magazine sector and previously worked as a book co-edition editor in Montreal. She has a graduate degree from Centennial College in book, magazine, and electronic publishing and is completing a University of King’s College MFA in creative nonfiction.
An award-winning digital journalist, Angela is also the author of the Portia Adams Adventure series, and Pickles vs. the Zombies (2019). She is also an instructor at Ryerson University.
Phil is a web developer and journalist who has built several web and mobile applications for newsrooms and nonprofits. He has previously worked at Myseum of Toronto and CanadaHelps.
Dmitry is a web guru and technology consultant specializing in digital transformation, technology education and all things web.
Chief Financial Officer
Karl is a professional accountant (CPA-CGA) with over twenty-five years of experience in the media and entertainment sectors.
Tina Love Cho
Head of Logistics
Tina is a native Torontonian and an experienced tour manager who has travelled Canada with the Vinyl Cafe, Paul Brandt, and many more.
Jacqueline is captivated by all things writing—from proofreading to screenwriting.
Director of Strategy & Communication
Aimée has worked in the cultural sector for twenty years, guiding renewal, growing audience, and strengthening organizational resilience.
Manager of Donor Stewardship
Hilary is a musician turned arts administrator turned communicator.
Christina has worked in the non-profit sector for almost fifteen years, supporting museums, art galleries, and now The Walrus.
Major Gifts Officer
Since moving to Canada from the UK, Alex has been an environmental advocate, a Beavertails seller, a women’s rights advocate, and a general mover of people. When she isn’t putting her efforts into promoting another famous Canadian animal, The Walrus, Alex enjoys special interest magazines and staying indoors.
The Walrus Lab
Director of The Walrus Lab
Mihira has more than a decade of experience at large and small companies in web, mobile, social media, television, radio, and print platforms.
Amirah has worked in almost every role imaginable at The Walrus. Her latest challenge has been growing The Walrus Lab to help financially support independent, fact-based journalism. She loves to garden and has a tiny dog named Paris.
Advertising & Sales Manager
Paul has worked in the media sector for sixteen years, both on the agency side as the print buyer at the Procter & Gamble print agency of record, and on the sales side as a national account manager for Canadian Living, Elle Canada, and Style at Home.