December 4: Call for Entries

January 15: Early-Bird Deadline

January 22: Final Submissions Deadline

 

The NMAF welcomes applications from individuals who bring different industry perspectives – from recognized leaders to celebrated emerging talents. We also aim for the judging panels to reflect our country’s diverse Indigenous, cultural and regional communities.

2017-2018 Internship Program

 

The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) is seeking applications for one paid Internship position in Toronto beginning in October 2017. The NMAF produces two distinct awards programs: the National Magazine Awards and the Digital Publishing Awards. This paid internship opportunity has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

 

Contract Duration: October 1, 2017—June 30, 2018; 10-15 hrs/week on average.

 

Description: The successful candidate will be reporting to and working in consultation with the NMAF Communications Manager and Special Projects Manager 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 blogs (magazine-awards.com / bloguemagazineprix.com & digitalpublishing.blog) 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.

 

Requirements:

  • Pursuing or recently completed a degree or diploma in the fields of Communications, Publishing, Administration, Public Relations, Journalism or similar;
  • Exceptional 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 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 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. The average weekly commitment may range from 10 hours per week (Oct-Dec; Feb-Mar; Jun) to 20 hours per week (Jan; Apr-May). Working hours are flexible except at specific times, and most work may be completed remotely.

 

This internship is paid 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 staff@magazine-awards.com.

 

Application Deadline: September 18, 2017.