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Summer Student Position: Editorial Assistant/Aboriginal School Liason

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Position: Editorial Assistant/Aboriginal Schools Liason
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Green Teacher
Website: http://www.greenteacher.com
Location: Downtown Toronto, near Bathurst station

Green Teacher magazine is looking for a summer student to take on the role of Editorial Assistant/Aboriginal Schools Liason. Green Teacher is a small non-profit magazine that focuses on delivering exciting new ideas and activities in the sphere of environmental education. This job is a six-week crash course for someone who is eager to learn about all aspects of running a quarterly magazine: editorial, circulation, marketing and advertising. One minute they might be working on a marketing promotion, the next minute they might be editing an article. There is a special focus for this position on making our magazine more inclusive of Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Aboriginal ways of knowing. This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs and pays $12/hour for 180 hours of work. Scheduling is flexible.

You need to be a full time student intending to return back to school in the fall of 2014. Preference will be given to Aboriginal students with a demonstrated passion for magazine publishing and environmental education.

Duties include:

  • solicit articles from Aboriginal educators on environmental education topics
  • edit book reviews
  • assist in the preparation of new e-books
  • create promotional materials
  • fulfill orders
  • manage subscriber database

Skills

  • Studying Journalism or Environmental Studies in a post-secondary program
  • Strong command of WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite etc.
  • Strong command of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite such as InDesign and Photoshop considered an asset
  • Ability to speak French or Spanish is considered a strong asset

Application Procedure:  Email resume and cover letter to info@greenteacher.com by May 9th.