The opportunity of a lifetime; Canadian Geographic magazine is looking for a new Editor-in-Chief, a role where Canadian Geographic’s pillars of excellence in storytelling, photography and cartography across print and digital media platforms come to life. We are looking for an exemplary professional who can set business, journalistic and creative standards with the goal to maintain and strategically grow the Canadian Geographic brand.
Founded in 1930, and published by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Canadian Geographic is an iconic Canadian publication that has been making Canada better known to Canadians and to the world for more than 90 years.
Beyond its key role as publisher of Canadian Geographic, the Society also supports a robust national educational program of classroom educators – Canadian Geographic Education – as well as promotes broad geographic literacy through its expeditions, research grants, awards and other programs.
Canadian Geographic wants you!
Canadian Geographic, the country’s fourth most-read magazine, takes on interns throughout the year at our head office in Ottawa. Duties for editorial interns include writing for the magazine, website and blog, fact-checking articles, research and story development as well as participation in editorial meetings.
At present, we only offer internships to students recieving course credit from accredited post-secondary institutions, but our program gives interns meaningful, fulfilling work experience, insight into the inner workings of an internationally-acclaimed 90-plus-year-old magazine published by a not-for-profit society, and a head start on a career in media.
Length of internships range from two to six weeks, and aren’t necessarily five days a week or eight hours a day (although preference is given to applications who can commit to full-time or near-full-time hours). We prefer students with either experience or interest in the environment, wildlife, history, culture and science journalism. While experience at journalism school is helpful, other candidates will be considered. We also host remote internships.
To apply, email [email protected] and send a cover letter (which should include reference to your accredited post-secondary institution), resume, three writing samples — or links to your photo/multimedia work, if applicable — and indicate what time period you’re available.
Please see our Submission Guidelines.