The Canadian Business internship

The Canadian Business digital internship is an opportunity for early-career journalists to get real-world, on-the-job experience working on a monthly magazine and daily website.

This one-year internship will provide a thorough grounding in the basics of a hybrid print-digital newsroom and prepare you for a career in a changing journalism landscape. Canadian Business operates with a small staff, so versatility, problem-solving and initiative are key qualities of successful candidates.

Duties include: pitching and writing stories for both the print magazine and (from short hits to long-form features); creating multimedia-driven digital content; and assisting with daily operations of the publication’s digital presence, including e-newsletters, social media and more. Knowledge of basic HTML and CSS would be an asset.

Our interns are an integral part of the team, and are expected to contribute as such, working closely with every member of the masthead. The ability both to spot a relevant, timely story and to tell it in prose are essential. We also welcome applicants with an interest in or experience with digital reporting mediums like video, podcasting, and data visualization. Comprehensive business knowledge isn’t necessary; interest in the topics we cover and a willingness to learn the concepts are.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resumé, a list of available references, and your three best clippings or URLs to Graham F. Scott, deputy editor, at graham dot scott (at) canadianbusiness dot com. No phone calls, please. We ask that you minimize the use of attachments as much as is practical, and ensure URLs are active and accessible.

Canadian Business wants to build a diverse newsroom and we actively encourage applicants from backgrounds that are historically and currently underrepresented in Canadian journalism. All applications are welcome, but please be aware we can only respond to candidates selected for an interview.


Application Deadline:
Friday, December 11, 2015, 5 PM ET

 12 months
(May 1, 2016–April 30, 2017)

 $2,000 per month

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