Internship Job Postings: Western Reporter and First Nations Forward Reporter

Western reporting intern will cover energy, climate and the environment as well as the 2019 federal election campaign.

Deliverables:

The successful applicant will:

  • Generate and research potential story ideas
  • Write engaging stories
  • Have excellent photography and video skills
  • Post stories and monitor them on social media
  • Monitor analytics on traffic and subscription conversions on your stories
  • Post Climate Desk stories onto our system
  • Collaborate as well as work independently
  • Live in Vancouver and work out of our Gastown office
  • Be available to travel as needed
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Qualifications:

  • Interns must be recent graduates (within 3 years) of journalism programs in an accredited post-secondary institution. Graduation by May 2019 required to apply.
  • Reporting experience with another major news organization.
  • Knowledge of social media; experience in a business setting an asset.
  • A passion for National Observer’s content and mission, and a solid perspective on our editorial goals.

Accountability: The intern will report directly to Mike De Souza and participate in daily editorial calls with team across Canada. In addition, Jenny Uechi in Vancouver will provide career mentorship and additional supervision.

Benefits: The intern will research, write and publish stories for an online news publication. The intern will not only gain insight into the editorial process but will also learn about all aspects of digital publishing and a subscription-based business.

Time commitment: This is a full-time contract beginning April 1 and ending Nov 1, 2019.

Pay: $18/hour including for statutory holidays

To apply, please attach a resume and cover letter explaining why you’d like to intern with Observer Media Group here.

Help shape the future of the National Observer in Canada. We're leveraging the tools of today to shape the journalism of tomorrow. Join one of Canada's leading teams of talented business and journalism professionals and help us engage more meaningfully with a wider, more diverse audience. We are a Bcorp and put a premium on social impact, sustainability and public service journalism.

First Nations Forward reporting intern will cover success stories in land and water management among Indigenous communities through British Columbia.

Deliverables:

The successful applicant will:

  • Generate and research potential story ideas
  • Write engaging stories
  • Have excellent photography and video skills
  • Post stories and monitor them on social media
  • Monitor analytics on traffic and subscription conversions on your stories
  • Collaborate as well as work independently
  • Live in Vancouver and work out of our Gastown office
  • Be available to travel
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Qualifications:

  • Interns must be recent graduates (within 3 years) of journalism programs in an accredited post-secondary institution. Graduation by May 2019 required to apply.
  • Reporting experience with another major news organization.
  • Knowledge of social media; experience in a business setting an asset.
  • A passion for National Observer’s content and mission, and a solid perspective on our editorial goals.

Accountability: The intern will report directly to Mike De Souza and participate in daily editorial calls with team across Canada. In addition, Emilee Gilpin, in Victoria will provide career mentorship and additional supervision.

Benefits: The intern will research, write and publish stories for an online news publication. The intern will not only gain insight into the editorial process but will also learn about all aspects of digital publishing and a subscription-based business.

Time commitment: This is a full-time contract beginning April 1 and ending Nov 1, 2019.

Pay: $18/hour including for statutory holidays

To apply, please attach a resume and cover letter explaining why you’d like to intern with Observer Media Group here.