Careers

The National Media Awards Foundation is seeking applications for two paid Internship positions beginning in Autumn 2020.

Please note: deadline to apply is Friday, July 31, 2020.

Select the role you’re interested in for more details about how to apply.

Social Media Marketing Internship (Part-Time Contract)

The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) is seeking a Social Media Marketing Intern to join its dynamic team in Toronto. A bilingual charity dedicated to promoting excellence in journalism and visual creation, the NMAF produces three distinct awards programs: the National Magazine Awards, the Digital Publishing Awards, and the National Magazine Awards: B2B.

Terms and Remuneration: The length of the contract will be from November to June 2021 with the possibility of renewal. The average weekly commitment may range from 10 hours to 20 hours per week. Working hours are flexible except at specific times, and most work must be completed remotely. Rate: $16/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 Executive Director and the Programs and Communications Manager, the Social Media Marketing Intern specifically will:

  • Create and curate content to promote the nominations and the work of nominees and winners on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google
  • Create social media cards and other material using Canva
  • Create promoted posts and ads on social media platforms and Google Ads
  • Assist with writing and curating content for the NMAF blog and websites
  • Assist with the production of the awards shows and other special events, including producing live social media content
  • Maintain unified brand voice across different social media channels
  • Collaborate with NMAF team to create a social media calendar
  • Monitor social media channels for industry trends and feedback
  • Interact with users and respond to social media messages, inquiries, and comments
  • Review analytics and report on KPIs
  • Assist with ongoing projects to promote the NMAF and its various initiatives
  • Attend staff and committee meetings and events as required

Requirements: 

  • Pursuing or recently completed a degree or diploma in the field of Communications, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Public Relations, Journalism, or similar
  • Passion for social media and proficiency with major social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google suite
  • 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 social media, 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 three of Canada’s most important cultural events, the National Magazine Awards Gala, the Digital Publishing Awards Soirée, and the National Magazine Awards: B2B Luncheon

How To Apply:
Send your cover letter and resume to staff@magazine-awards.com. Please reference the job title in your subject line.

Programming & Publicity Internship (Part-Time Contract)

The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) is seeking a Programming & Publicity Intern to join its dynamic team in Toronto. A bilingual charity dedicated to promoting excellence in journalism and visual creation, the NMAF produces three distinct awards programs: the National Magazine Awards, the Digital Publishing Awards, and the National Magazine Awards: B2B.

Terms and Remuneration: The length of the contract will be from October to June 2021 with the possibility of renewal. The average weekly commitment may range from 15 hours to 30 hours per week. Working hours are flexible except at specific times, and most work may be completed remotely. Rate: $16/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 Executive Director and the Programs and Communications Manager, the Programming & Publicity Intern specifically will:

  • Assist with the judging process, including scheduling conference calls, collecting scores, etc.
  • Respond to requests for information from stakeholders 
  • Write and proofread various communications material, including newsletters, press releases, gala programs, and show scripts
  • Assist with creating website and social media content to promote the nominations and the work of nominees and winners
  • 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 and committee meetings and events as required

Requirements

  • Pursuing or recently completed a degree or diploma in the field of Communications, 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 three of Canada’s most important cultural events, the National Magazine Awards Gala, the Digital Publishing Awards Soirée, and the National Magazine Awards: B2B Luncheon

How To Apply:
Send your cover letter and resume to staff@magazine-awards.com. Please reference the job title in your subject line.