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Job: Senior Editor, The Walrus (deadline: June 30 2017)


The Walrus Foundation, publisher of The Walrus—Canada’s celebrated magazine of ideas and culture—and, 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.

  • 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
  • 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 5:00 p.m. (ET) on June 30, 2017 to

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