Watershed Sentinel Internship Opportunity

Watershed Sentinel Internship Opportunity

Come work with us at the Watershed Sentinel – western Canada’s award-winning environmental news magazine! This internship position will prepare you for work in other media organizations.


The Position:

16 weeks, from October 16 to Feb 9 with a one week break at Christmas

20 hrs/week; $15/hr

Help & learn during 2 cycles of the print magazine:

  • Get to know all aspects of the print production cycle, from content development to copy editing to the final PDF to post-production and marketing
  • Contribute creative ideas (except… note to design students: we have a full time designer, so there will not be a design component to this position)
  • Work with our website (including Search Engine Optimization and uploading content/optimizing for social media)

Depending on the skills and interests of the chosen candidate, the internship may involve one or more of the following projects:

  • Design and implementation of a social media strategy, integrating social media with print media marketing
  • Google Adwords subscription drive campaign
  • Other projects, such as writing articles or website content, as they come up

The Candidate:

  • This internship is open to students and recent graduates of journalism, publishing, professional writing, electronic publishing, communications, design, business, marketing, advertising or a comparable program at an accredited post-secondary institution. Interns may be accepted up to three (3) years after graduation.
  • We’d strongly prefer someone with pre-existing knowledge of indigenous, environmental and/or social justice issues
  • Because it’s 20 hrs /wk, this position is not suitable for a full time student
  • Ability to work well as part of a team AND unsupervised, be punctual, meet deadlines and be accurate
  • Commit to at least one day a week in the office in Comox BC

Apply by email to Delores Broten, editor@watershedsentinel.ca. Include your resumé, references, and a sample of your writing and any other related work (i.e. website, social media site, etc).

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