Help bring dynamic coastal stories to the world.
Hakai Magazine is an online publication focused on science and society in coastal ecosystems. Our editorially independent, web-based publication examines the ties between the ocean, land, and human societies through long- and short-form journalism, video, photography, and visual storytelling.
We believe in helping develop the next generation of storytellers. For 2020, we are looking for passionate journalists, videographers, or visual storytellers to fill our internship and fellowship positions.
The fellow and intern will be integral to our editorial team and will participate in weekly editorial meetings and decision-making around story selection. Specific duties will depend on the qualifications of the individual and the particular needs of the magazine, but could include: fact checking, researching, writing, newsletter prep, editing, photography, videography, video editing, data visualization, motion graphics, animation, and/or illustration. The fellow will also be responsible for writing or producing a feature story, either in text or visual form. Travel may be required, particularly for the fellow’s feature story research.
Rather than having one set mentor, mentorship will come from a variety of the members of our award-winning editorial team, depending on the task at hand.
• The fellow must have graduated from a program in journalism, writing, communications, videography, or similar course of study. Other degrees will be considered if supplemented by journalism or writing experience. The intern can still be enrolled in one of these programs (does not have to be a graduate).
• We are looking for a self-starter who can work independently, yet collaboratively, as part of a team.
• We value creativity and a good sense of humour.
• Experience or demonstrated interest in coastal environments, science, and/or human cultures is an asset.
• Experience with digital media is a strong asset.
Both positions will be located in our waterfront office in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Both positions pay $3,250 per month. The fellowship will last for eight months, ideally from May to December, and the internship for four months, ideally May to August. Exact dates for both can be negotiated.
Please submit cover letter, resumé, and relevant samples of your work (or include a link to samples in cover letter or resumé). Please indicate in your cover letter if you are applying for intern, fellow, of if you are interested in either. While we appreciate your interest, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Closing date is February 24, 2020.
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