Seminar: Digital Content Planning
Bring all of the basics of digital content together with practical advice on how to create content that connects with your audience, fits into your workflow and doesn’t rely on the help of developers or designers in this 90-minute seminar. Jaelyn Molyneux, executive editor of digital content at RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions, will walk you through writing tips to make content more engaging and suggest free or inexpensive programs anyone can use to enhance their content. She’ll share back-to-basics advice to help create special digital content projects, make the most of print content online and develop additional content that will help round out your calendar. It’s all about maximizing everything you create and knowing when to add a little extra effort and when to pull back.
Jaelyn Molyneux is the executive editor of digital content at RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions. She’s spent a decade working in magazines switching her focus about halfway through from print to digital content. She currently leads the digital content for Avenue Calgary magazine, which she led through a redesign and content overhaul to help compliment the print magazine. She oversees its social media as well as the city magazine’s three weekly e-newsletters. In her time at Avenue, the online audience has tripled through a combination of slow and steady changes and bigger content campaigns. She also works on WestJetMagazine.com and has developed content for organizations including Tsuu T’ina Nation, Drumheller Chamber of Commerce, University of Calgary and Calgary Culture, among others. While digital is in her job title, she is not a techie and her roots always go back to creating content that reaches audiences when and where they need it. That means she is constantly adapting and experimenting with what she does.
Tuesday, December 5
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
cSPACE King Edward
1721 29 Ave SW
$30 for AMPA members/$45 for non-members
Wednesday, December 6
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq
$30 for AMPA members/$45 for non-members
Protected: Ad-Edit Guidelines in a New World
Webinar: Ad-Edit Guidelines in a New World
The Canadian Magazine Industry Code of Reader and Advertising Engagement guidelines are intended to help editors, publishers and advertisers maintain an industry-wide standard for preserving the distinction between editorial content and advertising , and to do so in a manner that is transparent to the reader.
Join industry experts Patrick Walsh and Charlene Rooke for an ad-edit webinar on Nov. 30, 2017. They’ll take you through how, when and why the guidelines were created and a summary of their current application. We’ll also explore best practices for applying the guidelines in a digital environment.
Time: 12 p.m. MDT, 60 minutes
Charlene Rooke is a Vancouver-based journalist who has been at the frontier of branded content since 2002, when she joined Air Canada’s enRoute. She has been the Chief Content Officer of Western Canada’s largest independent media company and the Editorial Director of the Custom Content Group at the Globe and Mail. She has conceived and produced print and digital publications for leading brands from Grey Goose to Mercedes-Benz and from KPMG and BC Hydro, edited consumer magazines including Avenue Calgary and Western Living, and most recently was the Publisher of BCBusiness. Currently, she is a Contributing Editor to the Liquor Control Board of Ontario’s Food & Drink. She has won more than 25 awards for her editing and travel writing and has taught magazine writing at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies.
Outdoor Canada Editor-in-Chief and Brand Manager Patrick Walsh began his journalism career in 1983 as assistant editor of Muskoka Life. He has since worked for a variety of media, both in Canada and abroad, earning numerous writing and editing awards. Among his resumé highlights, Patrick taught journalism for four years in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He also edited Masthead, the Canadian magazine industry’s trade journal, from 1997 to 2000. He joined Outdoor Canada in 2000, and in 2005, 2011 and 2012, the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors named him Editor of the Year, while Outdoor Canada was honoured as Magazine of the Year (medium circulation). Patrick currently serves as chair of Magazines Canada’s membership committee. A past-president of the National Magazine Awards Foundation, he also chaired two Magazines Canada task forces on advertising-editorial guidelines.
For Sale: Alberta Caregiver Magazine
Glossy, full-colour free distribution magazine complete with advertiser list and library of past issues. The caregiver market has been vastly overlooked and this magazine is ideally positioned to grow and expand into new markets.
Present owner/publisher willing to remain during transition. Terms available with substantial down payment. Please Call Mr. David Fenn, 780-482-6651.
Director, Member Services and Development
POSITION: Director, Member Services and Development
LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario
POSITION DETAILS: Full time, Permanent
REPORTS TO: President & CEO
Established in 1973, Magazines Canada is the national trade association and the lead advocate for Canada’s magazine media. The organization represents Canadian-owned, Canadian content magazines in print and multiple digital platforms. This includes consumer, cultural, specialty, professional and business media magazines. French and English member titles offer a wide range of topics including business, professional, news, politics, sports, arts and culture, leisure, lifestyle, women and youth. Magazines Canada is a service organization: member-driven, volunteer-oriented, and not-for-profit. It is incorporated federally and operates within a set of bylaws. It believes in the inter-connected cultural and economic value of Canada’s magazine media. The organization works to foster an environment where new magazines are nurtured, established magazines are supported, skills are developed and excellence is recognized. Its purpose is to promote the value of the magazine sector in the creation and dissemination in multimedia of original Canadian content. Magazines Canada places a premium on its relationship with Ottawa. In addition to focusing on government affairs, the organization prioritizes the skills development of its community through networking, professional events and continuous learning opportunities.
Reporting to the CEO, and as part of the senior management team of the organization, the Director, Member Services and Development will lead the Member Services department and staff, which is responsible for: membership and stakeholder relationships, professional development and learning tools, events, and our magazine distribution arm. The Director will play a key role in organizational development, including grant development and reporting, business planning, and working with the CEO and senior management team to plan and coordinate Board, committee and membership meetings and events. Working closely with the Integrated Communications department, the Director will ensure that Magazines Canada delivers excellent events and conferences, professional development products, research (e.g. white papers and fact-books), and core member services which meet our brand goals and help present a consistent, quality, and responsive suite of programs and services to our community.
As the Canadian magazine media ecosystem evolves and expands how it publishes and distributes original Canadian-content across print, digital, social, mobile, event-based, and emerging platforms, the Director will play a key role in identifying innovations, trends, and new opportunities. The Director will help industry players respond to change by building familiarity and understanding, competency and excitement in new technologies, techniques, directions, best practices, and shared-learning venues.
As Magazines Canada itself adapts to a changing media environment, this position is an exciting chance to directly shape one of the country’s critical media sectors as it rapidly diversifies Canadian content (in the arts and culture, in consumer media, and in trade and professional circles) to local, national and international audiences across all platforms.
The Director, Member Services and Development will provide leadership in our Toronto location while working closely with the Ottawa-based staff. The Director will have oversight of approximately three direct reports, as well as contract staff and consultants, in the areas of Administrative Services, Membership, Sponsor Relations, Distribution Services, Events and Professional Development, Research, Special Projects, etc. The Director will coordinate member committees tasked with curriculum development, arts and literary magazines, business-to-business publishers, event planning, and membership. The Director will champion Magazines Canada’s staff and organizational efforts in the following areas:
- Professional development resources and events (including MagNet, the Arts & Literary Summit, and the Business Media Leadership Summit);
- Membership and related strategies, including the development of our new digital member category;
- Sponsorship and grant development and reporting (new and existing relationships);
- Distribution and other member services;
- General administration, as needed.
Qualified candidates will hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience through their work history and professional achievements. All candidates should have at least 10 years of experience in a related sector or in a similar role. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and experience in the Canadian arts, media, or publishing sectors. Bilingualism (English and French) is also an asset.
Magazines Canada is looking for a highly organized and adaptive leader who is passionate about promoting Canadian voices in an ever-expanding media environment. With proven experience in grant-writing and an excellent communicator, you know how to bring diverse communities together to share ideas, best practices, and take concrete action. Your energy and team-building skills are used in business development, critical path development, public outreach, and maintaining strong networks. You can take ownership of projects with minimal oversight, while motivating a team of staff members, consultants and contract support. You can build and manage your own departmental and project budgets, and can make decisions based on resource allocations and the overall strategic direction established by the Board of Directors and CEO. We are looking for candidates with the following range of experience and attributes:
- Excellent communications: written and oral;
- Experience planning and executing events;
- Experience with membership and sponsor development;
- Strong experience with grant writing and reporting;
- Experience or existing network within magazine media, publishing, and/or interactive media;
- Familiarity with digital, multimedia and/or mobile platforms and discovery tools;
- Creativity, flexibility and the ability to manage competing priorities;
- The ability to work as part of a small team and respond positively to constant change;
- A great sense of humour;
- Open to new ideas, collaborative, and motivated by shared outcomes.
Magazines Canada will provide a competitive compensation package based on the successful candidate’s experience, including salary, family health and dental benefits, and employer-matching RRSP contributions.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application no later than Monday, December 4, by emailing your cover letter, which specifically describes your interest and qualifications for this position, as well as a C.V. to: Matthew Holmes, President and CEO, email@example.com. Please note that the interview process may begin earlier than the posted deadline if candidates are deemed to possess the qualifications required for the role.
Magazines Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people who may be underrepresented in the Canadian workforce. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, gender, sexual orientation or nature of disability; we welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.
Make a Nomination for an Achievement Award
Have you or your colleagues made a mark on the Alberta magazine publishing industry this year? Make a nomination for an Achievement Award!
The Achievement Awards recognize the innovation and creativity made by an individual or publication to the magazine industry. Achievement Awards include both individual and publication categories: Achievement in Publishing, Editor of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Best New Magazine and Magazine of the Year. Achievement Awards are open to all current AMPA members and magazines (with the exception of the Best New Magazine award, which is open to all magazines that fulfill the eligibility criteria).
Deadline for nomination is Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.
2018 Alberta Magazine Awards
Sales Webinar: Hosting Sales Calls That Close Business
So You Booked a Meeting… Now What? 25 year media sales expert Ryan Dohrn will share his brand new, six-step sales call process that’s focused on closing business on the first call.
Learn the strategies to help you secure business when you have the client’s attention right now. See why your media kit might be killing deals. Get an up-close look at the psychology behind advertisers’ decisions. This workshop is critical if you want to close more deals, or not get caught in the endless loop of chasing clients once they have agreed to a proposal. Reduce risk, increase sales, and save time in the total sales process.
Ryan Dohrn is the founder of media sales training firm Brain Swell Media and the creator of the 360 Ad Sales System taught to over 3,000 ad sales reps in 7 countries. Ryan’s resume includes leadership roles at PennWell Publishing, Morris Publishing, Disney/ABC TV, Sinclair Broadcasting and The NY Times Company. He is an Emmy Award winner, business book author and has been featured in USA Today and on Forbes.com. Ryan currently works on a monthly basis with over 75 media companies and their related sales and management teams.
Monday, November 20, 12 p.m. MDT
Busy on the day of the webinar? No problem. Sign up and we will send you a link to the re-play video.
We are looking for a creative, self-motivated individual to assist the editor in various duties for a four-month term beginning December 1, 2017, and ending March 31, 2017. This is a flex-time internship without a set schedule that will require some evening and weekend work either at home or in other locations in Edmonton. As an editorial intern, you will have the opportunity to learn all of the various duties that go into publishing and promoting a literary magazine and to build connections and relationships with people in the Edmonton publishing community.
About the Company
Glass Buffalo Publishing is a literary publisher in search of mythic power. We publish a magazine three times per year that highlights fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from emerging writers attending the University of Alberta, and we host literary events in the city in partnership with festivals and other arts organizations.
Responsibilities may include:
- Working as a liaison between the editor and contributors
- Managing circulation and a subscriber database
- Evaluating, fact checking, and copyediting submissions
- Proofreading the magazine in layout
- Writing a monthly newsletter
- Researching grants and other funding opportunities
- Marketing the magazine and events using social media
- Assisting in planning a launch party
- Must be a current student or recent graduate (2014 or later graduation date) of a post-secondary education program including journalism, English, digital media, or a related field.
- Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- Organized and can work independently
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Experience with Squarespace and social media are an asset but not a requirement
- Interested in magazines, Canadian literature, and the arts
$600 honorarium, for about 25 hours per month, paid on completion of the internship.
How to Apply
Please email your cover letter, resume, and a sample of writing (a short piece of creative writing up to 1,000 words OR up to 3 poems) to Matthew Stepanic at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, November 24, at 11:59 p.m. Please include “Editorial Intern Application” in the subject line. We will acknowledge all applicants, but only those selected for interviews will be personally contacted.
Editor, WestJet Magazine
RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions is seeking an Editor to lead the dynamic team at WestJet Magazine, the in- flight publication of WestJet Airlines. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated, team-oriented individual with a strong background in travel journalism.
RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions provides publishing and communication solutions that engage, inform and inspire. Our award-winning consumer and corporate magazines include Avenue Calgary, Avenue Edmonton, WestJet Magazine, and many custom publications. We have grown since 1994 to become one of the largest and most celebrated independent publishing and marketing companies in Western Canada, with talented professionals in editorial, design, production, sales, marketing and distribution. RedPoint continually seeks out the best and brightest employees to help maintain and build a strong reputation. As a RedPoint employee, you will play a vital role in shaping the future of our company.
WestJet’s in- flight publication, WestJet Magazine, offers a fresh perspective on the joy of travel and discovery. Our storytellers are award-winning journalists and photographers fluent in the destinations they cover. They also share the same wanderlust as our readers. WestJet Magazine is a smart, playful magazine passionate about travel.
As Editor of WestJet Magazine, WestJet’s in-flight publication, you will lead a dynamic team of editors and writers to create a monthly travel magazine focused on the WestJet universe. The Editor’s primary responsibilities include:
- Working with the editorial, web and art teams to craft stories that celebrate and inspire travel to WestJet destinations;
- Researching, writing, assigning and substantive editing of features, departments, cover copy and display copy as needed;
- Working with WestJet to ensure that WestJet Magazine exceeds the company’s expectations for a branded publication;
- Providing leadership, guidance and direction to the WestJet print and web editorial teams and directing the overall focus of the magazine’s editorial;
- Maintaining and improving the magazine’s editorial standards and procedures.
Our Ideal Candidate
The Editor of WestJet Magazine is a dynamic writer, editor and leader who loves travel and is passionate about high-quality storytelling.
Your skills, knowledge and know-how:
- Minimum of five years in a senior or progressive editorial position(s) with magazine experience;
- Experience working directly with clients and on custom content projects;
- A degree or diploma in journalism, communications or marketing (equivalent work experience will be considered);
- Demonstrated ability and experience working with writers and visual designers;
- Sharp writing and editing skills with the ability to embody a client’s voice with confidence and speed;
- Substantive editing experience, including planning editorial calendars, developing content strategy, and handling all the organization and project management required to produce custom publications;
- Demonstrated ability to meet multiple and overlapping deadlines;
- Proven ability to establish and maintain budgets;
- Excellent organizational, time management, planning and communication skills;
- High standards for research, logic and language;
- Previous experience creating custom publications with the objective of increased brand engagement;
- Previous experience leading a team;
- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and maintain budgets;
- Previous experience working on a travel publication is a definite asset.
- To help enhance the company and be a strong contributor to the RedPoint team, you are:
- Smart, professional and a lot of fun to work with;
- Passionate about the quality of your work, but you don’t take yourself too seriously;
- Self-motivated with a reputation for doing what you say you will do and getting things done on time;
- Able to work across teams to pull the skills and energy of many departments and people together to produce great work;
- 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 and excellent bene ts. 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.
How to Apply
This posting is open through November 10, 2017.
Interested candidates should apply in confidence by e-mail to email@example.com.
We thank all applicants for their interest in joining our team. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted directly.
MORE THAN MAPLE SYRUP. EXPLORING THE CANADIAN FOOD SCENE FROM COAST-TO-COAST.
Canada has amazing food and an underrated culinary scene. From the West Coast to the East Coast, it has an abundance of fresh ingredients, talented chefs, dedicated producers and farmers, impressive restaurants and a curious crowd of foodies who can’t get enough. Because of this, we want to spread the word — tell Canadians to look in their backyards for outstanding ingredients or dishes and tell the world that we’re not just maple syrup, poutine and ketchup-flavoured potato chips.
Eat North aims to tell stories of the Canadian food scene and the people behind it. From liquor distillers and sodas made from Canadian produce to the wide array of regional ingredients grown and the chefs who manipulate them into perfection, Eat North tells you why food matters to Canadians.
Suite #905, 203 – 304 Main Street South
Airdrie, AB T4B 3C3
A professional photographer for 11 years, Rebecca Lippiatt draws on her former careers as a freelance journalist, editor and her training in science (BSc. University of Alberta), in conjunction with 20 years of customer service, to produce and deliver a quality photographic product to her clients.
Skills: Portrait, photojournalism, environmental, architectural, fast creatures (children or animals), objects or products; All technical skills required to create and produce final images for web, print or large format applications; Skilled in working with natural or artificial light; Excellent customer service; Listens and evaluates needs to provide desired end-product; Creates images quickly and efficiently; Complete project management skills
Rebecca is actively involved in her community participating in the many arts festivals and is the photo editor for the Rat Creek Press.
Vulcan County, AB
I am a traditional and digital illustrator with a background in advertising art direction. A member of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists, my professional work includes political cartoons (recently published in the Toronto Sun), portraiture (humans or pets), children’s illustration, comics, poster design, concept art and caricatures.
I publish a daily single panel comic called “Bogart Creek” (@bogartcreek on instagram, twitter, facebook or tumblr).
I am used to adapting my style to suit the project at hand and as a former art director I’m used to tight deadlines and high attention to process and detail.
Call for Judges
The Alberta Magazine Awards program is seeking professional editors, writers, publishers, photographers, art directors, designers and illustrators to add to our roster of excellent judges. This is a volunteer position. Category submissions will be sent to judges by Dec. 15 and scores must be submitted by January 18.
The Alberta Magazine Awards recognizes, supports and celebrates outstanding magazine content in our province by honouring the achievements of magazine creatives who contribute.
If you’re an industry professional and interested in this judging opportunity, please contact Suzanne Trudel , AMPA executive director, with a summary of your qualifications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For our spring 2017 issue, Eighteen Bridges magazine asked Kate Black to take a women-only class at a Vancouver boxing gym to learn how to defend herself. OK, she said. But why, she asked, was the onus on her to avoid becoming a victim? Shouldn’t we focus on creating a culture that doesn’t produce predatory men? In “Getting Defensive,” Kate finds out if she likes roughhousing and, more important, whether she can teach her inner theorist to make a fist.
STORIES THAT CONNECT
Grateful for Every Breath
IMPACT Magazine has been a staple in Alberta’s health and fitness world since 1991. Our mandate is to inspire people to higher levels of personal health and fitness. We do that by offering content from experts on things such as training advice and nutrition, but the stories that we get to share about inspiring athletes such as Nicki Perkins are the ones that have a profound impact on our readers. Nicki has lived with cystic fibrosis since she was born. At 44, she is on a lung-transplant wait list, admitting her days are numbered, yet she is relentless about her fitness routine. She owns her own CrossFit gym and exercises connected to an oxygen tank. On top of that, she has raised millions for CF research. Nicki Perkins exemplifies IMPACT inspiration.
FITNESS. PERFORMANCE. SPORT.
One hundred and fifty years ago, on what we now call Canada Day, four provinces—Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia—formed the Dominion of Canada. Nearly 3.5 million Canadians, including about 135,000 First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, lived on this land and navigated an economy that looked dramatically different than the one we know today. UAlberta Business takes a look at how Canada’s economy has matured and diversified since the first Confederation Day.
LIVE. WORK. LEARN.
Since 1983, Prairie Journal has been the best little magazine in the West, with a prairie perspective on Canadian literature. Contains reviews, interviews, profiles, special anthology issues, as well as all the genres you have come to expect in a first-class publication. Prairie Journal has received Finalist and Honourable Mentions from the National Magazine Awards.
Issue 68 in memory of Ruth Kelly has fiction from a manuscript called CANAL WATCH, by Ken Rivard. Bertrand Bickersteth, who teaches at Olds College, is the editor of an anthology of black literature from Alberta. Paul R. Bond, who lives and writes in Innisfail, is writing a novel and a book of short fiction. Case Caufield played and recorded music with Alberta alterative rock bands. He is at work on a film script and a poetry collection.
The Prairie Journal: A Magazine of Canadian Literature has participated in Alberta Arts and Cultural Days since 2007. Our annual Alberta Muse issue was inspired by Alberta Magazine Month: October. Issue 50 was in memory of Amber Bowerman. Issue 56 was in memory of Robert Kroetsch. Paul William Zits contributed an excerpt from his Massacre Street. Issue 58 featured “A Voice in the Wilderness”, by Anne Metikosh, on Stephan G. Stephansson, a famous Icelandic-Albertan poet.
Stroll through our covers, many by mega-talented Edmonton artist Caitlin Crawshaw.
In addition to print, we publish original work online: long poems, interviews, fiction, reviews, and drama. Check out: Macbeth the After Party, by Deanna Smid, a playwright.
The Prairie Journal
A PRAIRIE PERSPECTIVE ON CANADIAN LITERATURE
Avenue magazine is seeking an editorial intern for a four-month term from January 2 – April 30, 2018. This full-time contract position in our Calgary office is an opportunity to work with an award-winning publication.
RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions 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 Calgary, an award-winning city lifestyle magazine. Our company also creates custom publications for clients like WestJet, BC Ferries and the Calgary 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.
Avenue magazine seeks an editorial intern for a four-month term from January 2 – April 30, 2018. This full-time contract position in our Calgary office is an opportunity to work with an award-winning publication. The salary is $2357.33 per month; you will be paid $1178.67 semi-monthly on the 15th and 30th of the month.
This is an opportunity to:
• Write, research, fact-check, interview and coordinate proofing changes, while ensuring the accuracy and quality for which Avenue magazine and its digital brand extensions are known.
• Perform various administrative tasks, such as picking up items for photo shoots and providing general assistance to the editorial team.
• Take on other duties as assigned.
Our Ideal Candidate
As print intern for Avenue magazine, you are passionate about the people, cultures and lifestyles that define this city, and you are able to work in a team and across teams to produce a great product.
Your skills, knowledge and know-how:
• Post-secondary education in journalism, electronic publishing or a related field.
• Minimum one year of media experience.
• Ability to write, edit and proofread effectively.
• Great communication skills.
• Very organized, with exceptional time-management skills.
• Fluency in Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, social networking sites and the Mac operating system.
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 life.
• 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 and excellent benefits. 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.
How to Apply
This posting is open until October 27, 2017.
Interested candidates should apply in confidence by e-mail to email@example.com. Please reference “internship” in your reference line. Applicants are asked to submit three published articles, along with a cover letter and résumé. We thank all applicants for their interest in joining our team. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted directly.
A Toast to Craft Beer and Local Liquor
Many people come to Canmore, Kananaskis, Banff, Lake Louise or Jasper to get a taste of the Canadian Rockies, but that often means sweeping panoramic views of the mountains, ski lifts, and hiking trails. In this feature, we wanted to help readers find out where they could actually get a taste of the Rockies by profiling the burgeoning craft brewery and distillery market in the mountains. The seven breweries and distilleries we look at demonstrate the breadth and depth of the evolving dining scene in Canmore, Banff, and Jasper, and reminds us that as we think about the taste of the Canadian Rockies, we can get literal.
Where Canadian Rockies
ACTIVITIES, ATTRACTIONS, SHOPPING AND DINING IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES
Oakland, California, has undergone a cultural renaissance and is emerging from the shadow of neighbouring San Francisco. Artists, foodies and nature-lovers are now gravitating to the city. Once there, they are discovering exciting and unusual art galleries, an incredibly diverse food scene that includes boundary-stretching fusion cuisines, and a surprising natural beauty, complete with the largest regional park system in the United States. In this piece, Oakland-based writer Zac Unger takes readers around his hometown, exploring its neighbourhoods and attractions while introducing us to some of its quirky characters.
WESTJET’S INFLIGHT MAGAZINE
The Business of Imagination
T8N’s passion is for creating and sharing original content about the people, stories and issues that make St. Albert so dynamic. Although our strongest focus is on St. Albert, we also look outward to explore the trends and global issues that capture our readers’ imaginations and shape their perceptions. In doing so, we’ve proudly become a home where photographers, writers and other artists can come together to share ideas, start conversations and build communities. The article The Business of Imagination is an example of how T8N combines visual storytelling with traditional prose to create compelling, original content. Part photo essay, part business profile, this behind-the-scenes look at Odd-Lot Puppetry Co. is a typical example of how we marry the art of visual storytelling with the craft of the written word.
ST. ALBERT’S CITY MAGAZINE
Foodies of the Year
Now in its 10th Year, Western Living’s Foodies of the Year awards program celebrates the chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, brewmasters, activists and farmers across the west who are shaping the way we eat today. This year’s winners included Kevin Cam, the Edmontonian whose restaurant, Baiju, is inspired by Shanghai speakeasies; JP Pedhirney, whose Bridgette Bar in Calgary merges the tried and true—like roast chicken and fries—with the experimental, such as braised rabbit on toast or escargot tarts; and Nihal Elwan, whose initiative to create Tayybeh, a series of pop-up dinner parties cooked by Syrian refugees, has changed the lives of both the women who cook the meals and the Vancouverites who dine with them. The piece is a series of profiles on each of these people, who collectively shine a light on just how innovative our dining scene in Western Canada can be.
THE WEST LIVES HERE
Culinairy Road Trips
As Alberta’s only province-wide food and beverage magazine, we like to tell stories of all the wonderful places to eat and drink in our province – and the people who make that magic happen.
Our June 2017 issue was a celebration of Canada’s big birthday so we explored the roots of our current culinary scene and its founders, as well as taking a look at some of our longstanding restaurants and the secret to their success.
We also looked at the food culture in the cities twinned with Calgary, Edmonton and the province itself, and as the timing and weather were perfect for road trips, we went out and about, eating on your behalf to bring you ideas and suggestions of pit stops on your next Alberta road trip. I’m happy to tell you that we found much to recommend!
CALGARY – FOOD & DRINK – RECIPES
Our Finest Moment Ever
As the Alberta Teachers’ Association prepares to celebrate its 100th birthday in June of 2018 it is recognizing its history in a number of ways, including the fall 2017 issue of the ATA Magazine.
This issue’s theme is Momentous Occasions: Behind the Scenes of ATA History. It contains articles that shine a spotlight on a handful of the organization’s milestone moments, one of which was a rally at the Alberta Legislature in October of 1997.
The idea for the rally emerged at the organization’s Annual Representative Assembly (the ATA’s title for its annual general meeting). At this meeting, teacher delegates expressed a desire for dramatic action after spending years witnessing the public education system deteriorate due to provincial budget cuts.
While there was some scepticism around the feasibility of organizing a large rally, ATA staff and members went all out to ensure the event was a success. It ended up generating national news as one of the largest rallies in Alberta history.
MAGAZINE OF THE ALBERTA TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
Ad Sales Rep
Culinaire is Alberta’s freshest food and beverage magazine – tempting tastebuds, engaging appetites, and celebrating our province. We’re highlighting local people and learning from their experience and success. Sharing their secrets are chefs, sommeliers, brewers, mixologists, restaurateurs, and local food and beverage experts. Culinaire serves up features on dining in, dining out, wine, beer, spirits and cocktails. 20,000 copies are published ten times per year. Culinaire can be found across Alberta at no charge in the food and beverage outlets of businesses that share our passion.
Culinaire is looking for a professional, driven and ambitious sales person who can help grow advertising revenues month-on-month. We need someone based in Calgary or Edmonton who is ready and willing to play a vital role in shaping the future of Culinaire.
The successful applicant will:
- identify, pitch to, and close down new potential advertisers for Culinaire magazine
- work well in a team environment as well as being comfortable, and indeed thrive on, working autonomously
- establish and cultivate relationships with key decision-makers in order to assist with bringing in new business and increasing existing business
- identify client/partner needs, and propose, sell and execute advertising solutions designed to address client objectives. This includes negotiating sales commitments for both new and existing clients as needed
- Liaise and problem-solve between the sales team and other departments on major issues
The ideal candidate
- Our ideal candidate is a proactive, solutions-oriented salesperson, with experience putting together and closing small-to-large annual and multi-year contracts. The ideal candidate has prior media sales experience and contacts within the Edmonton marketplace with interest in a prominent and growing food and beverage magazine.
This is an uncapped commission-only role with flexible working hours.
To apply, contact:
Magazines Canada Calls for a Strong Cultural Exemption in NAFTA
Ottawa (September 25, 2017) – As the third round of talks on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement continue this week in Ottawa, Magazines Canada wishes to express its full support for maintaining a strong cultural exemption in NAFTA, in line with the clear precedent set by other FTAs and the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
“The cultural exemption in NAFTA is essential for the continued sustainability and growth of Canada’s creative industries, of which Canadian magazines are proud to be a part,” said Magazines Canada CEO, Matthew Holmes. “Canada has a long history of ensuring that Canadian citizens are able to find and access Canadian voices and perspectives on a range of issues, whether politics and news, artistic practice or business insights. A continued cultural exemption provision in NAFTA is crucial in order to preserve Canadians’ access to quality Canadian content—especially now that so much of what is produced elsewhere is only one click away. Canada’s magazine industry calls on Ministers Joly and Freeland to maintain the cultural exemption as a top priority throughout the negotiation process.”
Canadian magazines are an essential part of Canadians’ lives and an important economic sector that knits our communities together and contributes to Canada’s economic competitiveness and social cohesion. Canada’s nearly 2,700 business-to-business, consumer and cultural magazines contribute approximately $1.7 billion to Canada’s GDP. Canadian magazines are produced in every province and territory across the country, and are published in 34 different languages.
Over three-quarters of Canadians of all ages read magazines: 60% of these read magazines in print-only, while 92% read via a combination of print and digital platforms. While the Canadian magazine sector recognizes print’s legacy, it also drives digital innovation in media: offering Canadian content via the web, tablet, mobile, social media and video. The jobs that Canadian magazines create also support many other industries: from agriculture, finance and the professions, to journalism, information technology and the arts.
The Government of Canada’s support for the magazine sector pre-dates Confederation, and was established to ensure Canadians could enjoy equal access to the information and stories that tie us together as a nation. The Government of Canada continues to invest in the Canadian magazine sector through the Canada Periodical Fund, supporting access to a rich diversity of Canadian storytelling, journalism and business intelligence critical to Canada’s social, business and creative fabric. Funding and policy support also ensures the advancement of both digital and print distribution channels that reach Canadian and international audiences and enhance Canadian magazines’ competitiveness in a borderless world.
Magazines Canada considers that a strong cultural exemption in a modernized NAFTA will help ensure Canadians have access to Canadian voices, perspectives, news and entertainment that builds our social cohesion, our sense of place, and our place within the world.
About Magazines Canada
Magazines Canada is the national association representing the majority of Canadian-owned, Canadian-content consumer, cultural, specialty, professional and business magazines. French and English member titles cover a wide range of interests across multiple platforms, including arts and culture, business and professional, lifestyle and food, news and politics, sports and leisure, women and youth. The association focuses on government affairs, professional development, coordinating national awards programs and marketing campaigns, and delivering services that meet the needs of the magazine industry.
Advertising Sales Representative
Tanner Young Publishing Group
Tanner Young Publishing Group has been providing timely relevant information to visitors and the locals alike for over 30 years through our premiere suite of publications, the web and social media. Our titles include WHERE Edmonton, Edmonton City Guide, Alberta Meeting & Event Guide, Our Alberta and Go Yellowhead Travel Guide.
Everyone loves to read a magazine!
If you are a sales representative with a great attitude, love our city and province and would like a career in the magazine industry, then we want to talk to you.
• Great attitude and dogged determination
• Advertising Sales experience an asset
• Contacts within the Edmonton Advertising industry
• Ability to confidently articulate ad opportunities to prospects/clients
• Candidate must have reliable transportation and cell phone
• Proficient with Social Media and Microsoft Office Products
• Identify business opportunities and meet with decision makers
• Achieve targets and performance against budgets in the sales and marketing department through effective public relations and sales management.
• Consistently meet or exceed sales goals, demonstrating focused sales efforts
• Analyze client needs and target demographics, etc.
• Ability to meet and communicate with Media Buyers and Advertising Agencies
• Responsible for establishing new relationships with accounts
• Outside Sales – scheduling appointments & cold calling
• Conducting professional sales presentations
• Maintain regular contact with established accounts
• We offer competitive salary, sales incentives, benefits, and the opportunity to work with a smart, motivated team.
How to Apply
Resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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