EDITORIAL INTERN, Wood Industry Magazine

Date Posted: Oct 28, 2019
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2019
Start Date: Nov 30, 2019

Hourly From: $10/hr To $15/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Peel Region
City: Caledon, ON
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: Cultural Industries
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Paid Internship
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

Magazines Canada

Magazines Canada is the national association and lead advocate for the advancement of Canadian magazines.

Job Description

This internship is with W.I. Media

Company: W.I. Media
Publication: Wood Industry
Position: Full-time, paid editorial intern 
Duration: Four months, with potential for extended work after the contract period. 
Location: We offer a home office/flex time work environment. The successful candidate must be able to participate in daily meetings through Skype/Facetime and meet once each week in person in a western GTA location.  
Reports to: Editor

Wood Industry seeks a paid editorial intern for a four-month term. This full-time, contract position is an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the magazine industry, expand your network of contacts and develop your skills through on-the-job training. 

In this position, you will: 

  • Write, research, fact-check, interview sources and coordinate proofing changes, while ensuring the accuracy and quality of the magazine and its digital brand extensions.
  • Perform various administrative tasks, such as picking up items for photo shoots and providing general assistance to the editorial team. Learn the basics of on-site photography.
  • Maintain company websites.
  • Take on other duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate will have:
  • A primary interest in communication as it evolves.
  • A primary interest in the Canadian business tradition.
  • Competency in written communication and grammar.
  • Ability to write, edit and proofread effectively.
  • Organizational skills and an understanding of the importance of deadlines.
  • Competence in word processing, an interest in page design, photo processing and social networking (Facebook, Twitter, Skype or Facetime).

Additional Info:

What we offer:
This is a full-time, four-month contract position that pays $14 per hour and standard benefits. The successful candidate will learn how to “work” a trade show, do reader-focused profiles and learn the pitfalls and necessity of standing up for reader interests in the face of aggressive suppliers. We will attend available meetings of professional organizations, both in publishing and in the target industry, as well as trade shows, with some potential for travel, even though the contract period is short. There is a potential for extended work after the contract period. We offer a home office/flex time work environment. Note: this is a responsibility, not a perk. It’s not as easy as you might think. Candidates must be able to meet in person once per week in the western GTA and daily (or more) by Skype or Facetime. 

About our company:
W.I. Media is a uniquely editorial-driven company in a sea of commercial-driven content. We care about the business health and development of our readers – family owned businesses across Canada making products from wood (cabinetry, millwork, furniture, etc.) on a commercial, not hobby, basis.

How to Apply:

Apply by cover letter and resume, along with writing samples to kknudsen@wimediainc.ca.

Wood Industry is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and welcomes all interested parties to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We sincerely thank all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


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