Special Projects Editor (1-year contract, full time)
Canadian Geographic is seeking a special projects editor to plan, create and edit multimedia content related to our ongoing Biinaagami initiative (Our Shared Responsibility to the Great Lakes) across a variety of platforms. Working remotely, or at the headquarters of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in Ottawa, the successful candidate will gain valuable experience with one of Canada’s leading media brands and contribute to the success of a highly impactful program aimed at fostering an understanding of and appreciation for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence watershed. This position is full time on a one-year contract, with opportunity for renewal. Reporting to the Director of Special Projects, the successful candidate will work closely with Canadian Geographic’s editorial, education and videography teams.
The ideal candidate will be a creative and organized team player who thrives in today’s fast-paced and competitive media landscape, with a keen sense of how to identify and hone great storytelling. The special projects editor will be a confident and articulate communicator with strong writing and editing skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience covering environmental issues, with lived Indigenous experience and/or writing from a Two-Eyed Seeing lens. Experience capturing video and creating content for social media platforms will be an asset. This position will require the successful candidate to travel within the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence watershed and may involve work outside of regular business hours.
Collaborate with knowledge holders and the Biinaagami team to conceptualize, plan, write, assign and edit stories in a variety of formats for Canadian Geographic magazine, cangeo.ca, and the Biinaagami website, with a focus on the environment, people and wildlife of the Great Lakes region
Write and edit copy for the Biinaagami website
Assist with the development and scripting of augmented reality experiences for the Biinaagami giant floor map and educational program
Develop stories and guide video production for six short videos to augment the giant floor map and educational program
Represent Canadian Geographic and Biinaagami at conferences, stakeholder meetings and other events in addition to creating multimedia content related to these events (i.e. still images, video clips, and/or reported stories)
Work with Canadian Geographic’s social media specialist to populate the social media channels of Biinaagami with fresh, engaging, and inspiring content
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Degree or diploma in journalism or communications
Minimum of two years related experience
Superior editing and writing skills
Experience building articles and web pages in WordPress
Experience capturing video and audio content
Familiarity with various social media platforms
Multilingual (Anishinaabemowin, Mohawk, English, and/or French) considered an asset
HOW TO APPLY
Send a resume or portfolio with writing samples to email@example.com. Tell us what excites you about this opportunity and what strengths you would bring to the team. Target start date is April 2023. We will be conducting rolling interviews, so submitting an early application will be advantageous.
At Canadian Geographic, our mission is to make this country we now call Canada better known to Canadians and the world. Biinaagami, a multimedia, change-provoking initiative — rooted in Indigenous knowledges — is intended to engage and activate national and international audiences in understanding the history and future of Great Lakes-St. Lawrence watershed. Through ceremony, mapping, inclusive storytelling, augmented reality, experiential learning, community water hubs and ecosystem restoration, Biinaagami aims to rebuild just and healthy relations between wildlife, people and place. Protecting and restoring the precious ecosystems of the Great Lakes is a shared responsibility and we hope to inspire action.
About Biinaagami: https://www.biinaagami.org/
About Canadian Geographic: https://canadiangeographic.ca/
About The Royal Canadian Geographical Society: https://rcgs.org/