Careers

INTERNSHIP 

The National Media Awards Foundation is seeking applications for one paid Internship position in Toronto beginning in the Fall.

For this internship, the NMAF will be partnering with an award-winning publication, and the successful candidate will be completing the program with both of the organizations. The intern is expected to work 15 hrs/week on average, at each organization. This is a unique opportunity to gain concrete experience in an editorial capacity, while learning about the industry at large.

Contract Duration: October 1st, 2018—May 31, 2019; 30 hrs/week on average.

Description: With the NMAF, the successful candidate will be reporting to and working in consultation with the Communications Manager and Digital Communications Coordinator and specifically will:

  • Assist with the day-to-day operations of the NMAF office, including support for the submissions process, judging process, and awards production;
  • Handle some of the office-related communications and outreach with the Canadian media industry in both English and French—including, but not limited to, initiating and responding to phone calls and general email;
  • Assist with the research and production of content for the NMAF websites and other social media channels;
  • Proofread communications materials and publications, including newsletters, press releases, website copy, gala programs, and related material;
  • Assist with ongoing projects to promote the NMAF and its various initiatives;
  • Attend staff, board, and committee meetings.

With the partner magazine, the goal is for the candidate to learn about and be part of the process of putting together a magazine. Responsibilities may range from researching and proofreading stories to assisting with marketing initiatives such as producing social media content and helping with administrative tasks. Specific assignments are to be discussed with the publisher/editor.

Requirements:

  • Pursuing or recently completed a degree or diploma in the field of Communications, Publishing, Administration, Public Relations, Journalism, or similar;
  • Solid writing and editing skills;
  • Ability to work independently and on deadline with goal-oriented projects;
  • Career aspirations in the media industry or similar;
  • Strong interest in fulfilling the mandate and vision of the National Media Awards Foundation;
  • Familiarity with the Canadian magazine and/or digital media industry an asset;
  • Bilingualism (French-English) a strong asset.

Opportunities:

  • Gain practical knowledge of the Canadian media industry;
  • Play an important role in the execution of NMAF projects and events;
  • Make a great first impression on writers, editors, publishers, and other members of the industry;
  • Enhance your skill set in communications, publicity, administration, event planning, writing, editing, and non-profit organizations;
  • Learn more about Canadian magazine and digital publishers from the NMAF’s wonderful team of staff, board members, and stakeholders;
  • Participate in one of Canada’s most important cultural events, the National Magazine Awards Gala and the Digital Publishing Awards Soirée.

Terms and Remuneration: The length of the contract will be from October 1st, 2018 to May 31, 2019. Working hours are flexible except at specific times, and most work may be completed remotely. This internship is paid at the Ontario minimum wage.

Applications: Candidates should submit:

  • A cover letter (written in French or English) demonstrating their specific interest in the internship;
  • A resume;
  • At least one letter of reference from a professor or career mentor.

Please send applications by email to NMAF Communications Manager Émilie Pontbriand at emilie@magazine-awards.com.

Application Deadline: September 14, 2018.

The National Media Awards Foundation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

 

PROGRAM COORDINATOR (Part-Time Contract)

The National Media Awards Foundation is seeking a Program Coordinator to join its dynamic team in Toronto.

Terms and Remuneration: The length of the contract will be from October 1st, 2018 to May 31, 2019 with the possibility of renewal. The average weekly commitment may range from 15 hours per week (Oct-Dec; Feb-Mar; Jun) to 30 hours per week (Jan; Apr-May). Working hours are flexible except at specific times, and most work may be completed remotely. Rate: $18/h.

Description: This role provides a unique opportunity to help promote the work of Canada’s best creators and shape our country’s most prestigious industry awards programs. The successful candidate will have experience in marketing/communications, and the ability to engage audiences through social media, and other communications outlets.

Reporting to and working in consultation with the NMAF Communications Manager, the Program Coordinator specifically will:

  • Help coordinate the awards submissions process and outreach with the Canadian media industry;
  • Respond to requests for information from stakeholders;
  • Assist with the judging process, including recruitment of industry experts to serve on the jury;
  • Create website and social media content to promote the Call for Entries and the work of nominees and winners;
  • Write and proofread various communications material, including newsletters, press releases, gala programs, and show scripts;
  • Assist with the production of the awards shows and other special events;
  • Assist with ongoing projects to promote the NMAF and its various initiatives;
  • Attend staff, board, and committee meetings and events as required.

 

Requirements:

  • Pursuing or recently completed a degree or diploma in the field of Communications, Publishing, Administration, Public Relations, Journalism, or similar;
  • Strong organizational and communication skills;
  • Solid writing and editing skills;
  • Ability to work independently and on deadline with goal-oriented projects;
  • Career aspirations in the media industry or similar;
  • Strong interest in fulfilling the mandate and vision of the National Media Awards Foundation;
  • Familiarity with the Canadian magazine and/or digital media industry an asset;
  • Bilingualism (French-English) a strong asset.

Opportunities:

  • Gain practical knowledge of the Canadian media industry;
  • Play an important role in the execution of NMAF projects and events;
  • Make a great first impression on writers, editors, publishers, and other members of the industry;
  • Enhance your skill set in communications, publicity, administration, event planning, writing, editing, and non-profit organizations;
  • Learn more about Canadian magazines and digital publishers from the NMAF’s wonderful team of staff, board members, and stakeholders;
  • Participate in one of Canada’s most important cultural events, the National Magazine Awards Gala and the Digital Publishing Awards Soirée.

Applications: Candidates should submit:

  • A cover letter (written in English and French where possible) demonstrating their specific interest in the position;
  • A resume.

Please send applications by email to NMAF Communications Manager Émilie Pontbriand at emilie@magazine-awards.com.

Application Deadline: September 14, 2018.

The National Media Awards Foundation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.