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Senior Editor:
The Walrus Foundation
Toronto, ON
June 12 2017
Senior Editor
The Walrus Foundation, publisher of The Walrus—Canada’s celebrated magazine of ideas and culture—and thewalrus.ca, has an opening for a senior editor. This staff position is full time at the Walrus Foundation office in downtown Toronto. The senior editor reports to the deputy editor.
Responsibilities
• Participate in editorial, production, and story meetings
• Generate story ideas for print and digital platforms
• Commission and edit long-form features, profiles, front-of-book articles, and web stories
• Mentor and assist in training Walrus Fellows and university interns
Qualifications
• Minimum five years of senior editing experience with a magazine, publishing house, newspaper, or online publication
• Strong familiarity with The Walrus’s print and digital profile
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a willingness to collaborate
• Facility with The Chicago Manual of Style, The Canadian Oxford Dictionary, and standard editing tools (we use MS Office and InDesign/InCopy)
• Familiarity with the structure, mission, and activities of the charitable non-profit Walrus Foundation, including our educational mandate, events, and supporters
• A cross-Canada perspective on news and culture, with a diverse range of contacts and sources
• General knowledge of current affairs and the North American media landscape. Specialized knowledge in Canadian politics, public policy, geography, arts and culture, and literature are assets
• Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to teamwork
• A keen sense of integrity and high journalistic standards
• The ability to work in a multi-tasking and deadline-oriented environment

This position is available immediately. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by 5pm EST on Friday, June 2017 to careers@thewalrus.ca 
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