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Writer and Researcher

Summer Student Contract

The deadline for this application has passed.

Application deadline is April 10, 2019.

Energyphile seeks a summer student to assist with the research and writing of creative non-fiction stories on the subject of energy. You’ll be responsible for working with notes from the lead author to create stories up to 2,500 words in length. Each story weaves a fictional narrative inspired by an energy-related artifact with research-based information about the object’s historical significance and the lessons that can be learned from it. You will have the support of both the lead author and an editor throughout the writing and editing process.

Energyphile is a digital and print project currently in development, slated for launch in fall 2019. Using energy-related objects as the springboard, Energyphile content explores our energy past, drawing lessons from history to help people make sense of the present and determine the best path forward.


  • Work with an outline supplied by lead author to research and write creative non-fiction short stories.
  • Conduct necessary research to support the stories, documenting all sources.
  •  Work with the editor to ensure brand quality and editorial consistency.
  • Produce polished, publication-ready stories in the Energyphile voice.


  • Post-secondary education in English, journalism, creative writing, communications or similar field.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Self-directed, independent work style.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented.
  • Experience with writing professionally.
  • Preferably Calgary-based.
  • Interest in history, science, tech, energy or innovation considered an asset.

This is a full-time (37.5 hours/week) contract position running from May 6 to August 30, 2019, paying $2,500/month.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing samples to by Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.