Editorial Intern (Summer) – CIM Magazine

Company Description

CIM Magazine, which covers the latest advances in ideas, trends and technology in the Canadian mining industry online and in print eight times a year, is offering a four-month paid internship for upper-year students and recent graduates.

Job Description

The intern will work remotely from home and have the chance to contribute to all aspects of magazine editorial, in both print and online. (Interns living in Calgary can choose to attend in-person meetings with the supervising editor).

There are no boring assignments at CIM Magazine – the mining industry is rapidly experiencing change, from its technology to the people who makes up its workforce. Interns get to write about what interests them.

Assignments have included:

  • Advances in battery technology
  • Scientific breakthroughs
  • ESG obligations
  • The expansion of EDI in mining
  • The importance of Indigenous relations
  • Mental health in mining

By the end of the internship, our interns graduate to freelancing for CIM Magazine and have leveraged their experience with us for a variety of exciting roles, from battery metals analyst to vice-president of publications.

Testimonial

“Working at CIM Magazine showed me what a professional journalistic environment is like while learning about an ever-changing industry in Canada. As an editorial intern, I truly felt like an integral part of the team, my assigned work was engaging, I received constructive feedback and I added so much content to my portfolio.”

– Alice Martin, editorial intern, Summer 2023

The Opportunity

The intern will work closely with the Section Editor and have the opportunity to:

  1. Conduct interviews, write and research articles for the news section of the CIM Magazine website, an authoritative source for high-quality mining news in Canada
  2. Write the weekly news recap, which features the latest mining news from the industry and CIM Magazine (and has an above average industry open rate of 43%)
  3. Contribute to the front-of-book section of the magazine, which includes news, new products and the mental health in mining series
  4. Participate in regular story meetings and pitch their own ideas

Internship Requirements

The intern will work 35 hours per week for four months, with the possibility of extension. Due to the remote aspect, technical requirements are a phone, internet and a computer with camera and microphone.

All applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Compensation

$18.50/hour

Qualifications

  • Strong news writing, editing and proofreading experience
  • Exceptional communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient interviewing skills
  • Adept at Canadian Press style

Our ideal candidate is smart, professional, passionate about the quality of their work, interested in learning about the mining industry and is a self-starter with a reputation for writing quality content on tight deadlines.

How to Apply

Submit a resume, three writing samples and a cover letter tailored to the job posting, outlining how this internship is a good fit for both yourself and CIM Magazine to section editor Silvia Pikal (spikal@cim.org). Please include your name and the title Editorial Internship in the subject field of the email.

Applicants who advance through the interview process will be required to complete a short writing test.

Interviews are scheduled on a rolling basis.

Internship start date: Summer 2024

We thank all applicants who respond, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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