Editorial Intern, Opera Canada

Date Posted: Jun 22, 2020
Application Deadline: Jul 06, 2020
Start Date: Jul 13, 2020

Hourly From: $15/hr To $15/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
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 for Opera Canada magazine, based in Toronto, Ontario.

Editorial Intern, Opera Canada
Toronto, Ontario
July 13, 2020–January 8, 2021

Opera Canada seeks a paid Editorial Intern from July 13, 2020–January 8, 2021. This full-time, contract position in our downtown Toronto office, and/or working remotely, is an opportunity to gain invaluable experience in the magazine industry, expand your network of contacts and develop your skills through on-the job mentoring.
About our company:
For 60 years, Opera Canada magazine has been the go-to source for important news about the world of opera in Canada and an advocate for Canadian opera companies and for Canadian artists working at home and abroad. For the past 20 years, we have hosted the annual Opera Canada Awards—"The Rubies," a prestigious awards gala recognising the top talent in opera performance and production from across the nation.
In this position, you will:
  • Take on any number of publishing-related tasks
  • Research and write content for both print and digital platforms
  • Edit and proofread content produced by a wide variety of writers
  • Regularly update Opera Canada’s website [performance reviews; news items; online calendar]
  • Work on collaborative content initiatives with Canadian opera companies
  • Edit our monthly e-newsletter, Cadenza
  • Produce promotional emails for events and subscription offers
  • Assist in the coordination of company events like The Rubies
  • Other tasks depending on experience and interests


The ideal candidate will have:
  • Post-secondary education in journalism, electronic publishing or a related field
  • Minimum one year of media experience
  • Ability to write, edit and proofread effectively
  • Great communication skills
  • Exceptional time-management skills and the ability to meet deadlines and to work independently
  • Curiosity, willingness to learn and an interest in performing arts
  • Opera knowledge is not a prerequisite—just a desire to contribute to Canada’s opera publication of record
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, social networking sites, Survey Monkey, Mail Chimp, Wordpress themes and Photoshop/Paint/GIMP [or other similar image editing applications]

Additional Info:

What we offer:

$15 per hour [40-hour work week]; opportunities to attend appropriate workshops during the internship; press tickets to select opera performances; networking opportunities with other writers, Opera Canada’s Board members, design, circulation and administrative staff; friendly, relaxed office environment in the downtown core close to public transit.


How to Apply:

Please email covering letter, resume and two samples of writing by 9 a.m., Monday, July 6, 2020 to the attention of:
Gianmarco Segato
Editorial Director
Opera Canada Publications
Opera Canada 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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