Special Projects Intern

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Special Projects Intern

Avenue magazine is seeking a special projects intern for a six-month term from May 2 to November 30, 2022.

This full-time contract position is an opportunity to work with an award-winning publication, gain invaluable experience in the magazine industry, expand your network of contacts and develop your skills through on-the-job training.

RedPoint Media Group Inc., Avenue’s parent company, is an award-winning publishing house and content-driven marketing studio in Calgary. You’ll be joining the team that creates our in-house brand Avenue, an award-winning city lifestyle magazine. Our company also creates custom publications for clients including the Calgary Foundation, the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Stollery Hospital Foundation.

RedPoint seeks out the best and brightest talent in the industry, and as a RedPoint employee, you’ll play a vital role in shaping our company’s future.

RedPoint Media has a hybrid office setup offering employees the opportunity to work from home or from the co-working space at cSPACE King Edward. Some face-to-face meetings as well as event attendance will be necessary.

This position is funded by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association. Applicants must be a current student or recent graduate (within the past five years) of a post-secondary program at an accredited institution. Please note your school and graduation details in your application.

Our Opportunity

This internship is a full-time, six-month contract position. The salary is based on a 40-hour work week at minimum wage, and you will be paid semi-monthly on the 15th and the last day of the month.

This is an opportunity to:

  • Work closely with the editor-in-chief, managing editor and assistant editor on the Top 40 Under 40 and Made in Alberta projects, as well as on other feature packages as assigned.
  • Coordinate the Made in Alberta nomination and judging packages and events (virtual and/or digital).
  • Coordinate the Made in Alberta Readers’ Choice voting process.
  • Coordinate the Top 40 Under 40 nomination and judging packages and events (virtual and/or digital).
  • Help create assigning packages for writers and maintain story progress files for both projects.
  • Help schedule interviews and photo shoots, and maintain and update contact information for current and past honorees of both programs.
  • Research and write for the magazine and website, including but not limited to Top 40 profiles and related stories.
  • Help upload copy and images to the website.
  • Complete fact-checking of various features and departments including but not limited to Made in Alberta stories, Top 40 profiles and accompanying features.
  • Coordinate the efforts of the editorial, art and marketing efforts for the Made in Alberta and Top 40 events.
  • Update the marketing databases and create a marketing plan for the two programs for the following year.
  • Participate in efforts to grow both programs.
  • Provide support to the editorial team on the days of the events.
  • Write, research and fact-check.
  • Create content for digital platforms including social media, newsletters, and the website.
  • Take part in Avenue’s editorial process.
  • Perform various administrative tasks.
  • Participate in brainstorming meetings.
  • Take on other duties as assigned.

Our Ideal Candidate

As the special projects intern, you will be responsible for the coordination and management of two of our signature annual programs. As the main point of contact for each program, you will be representing Avenue and RedPoint Media to many external stakeholders on a daily basis. The ideal candidate for this role is someone who not only can follow complex instructions but who can think of ways to improve our processes and find ways to be more efficient. This is a role for someone who is looking for a challenge but also wants to have a lot of fun along the way!

Your skills, knowledge and know-how:

  • Ability to write, edit and proofread effectively.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Very organized, with exceptional time-management skills.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office, social networking sites and the Mac operating system.
  • Experience working with WordPress and ClickUp is an asset.
  • A current student or recent graduate of post-secondary education in journalism, electronic publishing or a related field.

Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum one year of media experience.

In order to fit into our team and be a strong contributor to Avenue, you are:

  • Smart, professional and a lot of fun to work with.
  • Passionate about the quality of your work.
  • Interested in the direction of the city and excited about Avenue’s many topic areas including city life, profiles, arts & culture, events, dining, home decor, fashion, shopping, travel and mountain recreation.
  • A self-starter with a reputation for doing what you say you will do and getting things done on time.
  • Curious about the world around you with a way of looking at concepts, trends and ideas from new and unexpected angles.
  • Dedicated to improving quality and concerned about the details.

Our RedPoint Package

As a creative company, RedPoint provides a stimulating, supportive work environment with a vibrant atmosphere. We offer employees a flexible work schedule and competitive compensation. Employees are encouraged to give back to the community and the industry and to pursue their professional development.

This posting will be open until March 25, 2022.

Applicants are asked to include three published articles, along with a cover letter and resume.

This position is funded by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association. Applicants must be a current student or recent graduate (within the past five years) of a post-secondary program at an accredited institution. Please note your school and graduation details in your application.

We thank all applicants for their interest in joining our team. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted directly.

For more information and to apply directly on our hiring website, visit redpointmedia.bamboohr.com.

Our Inclusion

RedPoint is committed to creating an inclusive workplace free from discrimination.

In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that different candidates can bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

We understand that we all have unconscious bias and are actively working to become aware of and overcome this. We offer diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training to all employees and are consistently working on improvement. We are committed to creating a culture where employees can voice their opinions and offer suggestions on how we can evolve.

We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process.

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