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Position: Publishing Assistant, Editorial Intern 
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Alternatives Journal
Location: Kitchener/Waterloo Region, Ontario

Publishing Assistant, Editorial Intern

A\J, or Alternatives Journal, is Canada’s environmental magazine, featuring intelligent analysis, inspiring stories and smart solutions to today’s environmental problems. We publish a quarterly print magazine, a digital edition, and we have a robust and growing collection of articles on our website . This website is soon to relaunch as an independent online environmental magazine. Currently the website operates as an online extension of the print magazine.

A\J believes in providing meaningful, unique opportunities for students and volunteers to gain valuable experience and develop useful skills. We welcome driven, enthusiastic applicants to help us create, market and distribute A\J in Canada and abroad, and to deliver our special events and education initiatives.

This internship pays $14/hour, for 30 hours a week, for a total of 240 hours (8 weeks). Hours of work will mostly take place at A\J’s downtown Kitchener office at 283 Duke Street West (unit 204A).

The internship is open to students between 15 and 30 years of age. Students must have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year, and intend to return to school in the fall. They must have a valid Social Insurance Number and be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred.

Job Description

You will bring your skills and passion for publishing and environmental communication to assist A\J’s web and editorial team. You will be supervised and mentored by A\J’s editor. You’ll work within a small-office environment with a dedicated, diverse, fun-loving, hard-working team to create, promote and distribute A\J both in print and online. You need strong research skills, an eye for detail and an unrelenting drive to find the answer – because if we can’t prove it, we can’t print it.


  • Fact-check articles for publication in A\J
  • Contribute written content to the magazine and/or website as assigned
  • Prepare research for longer articles/projects or sidebars
  • Help with proofing process and promotional efforts
  • Complete organizational tasks as assigned, i.e. organizing books for review
  • Carry out or contribute to miscellaneous projects as assigned


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of environmental issues
  • Tenacity and excellent research skills (fact-checking experience is an asset)
  • Strong organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple ongoing projects
  • Professional demeanour in all communications

How to apply

Before June 25 (sooner is better), email jobs mask* with your:

  1. cover letter explaining why you are excited to work with A\J, what skills and background you bring to the team, and one thing that you’d really like to learn during this internship,
  2. resume

Hint: check out our website to find what excites you about working with A\J.

Interviews will be conducted at the A\J office (204A, 283 Duke West, Kitchener) the week of June 25 and the 8-week position will begin soonest thereafter.

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at

*Email: The e-mail address above has been masked to prevent spam. Please copy the address or type it manually, add the @ sign, remove “mask” and any spaces.

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GoodWork ID: 46107       Date posted to Jun 14 2018