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Narcity Media’s Fellowship program


Narcity Media’s Editorial fellowship is a great way for candidates looking to explore a career in digital journalism to get real-world work experience with a national/local digital media outlet. Fellows will learn from a newsroom full of talented and dedicated journalists regardless of their age, background, and level of experience. Most importantly, fellows will be paid to receive valuable hands-on learning experience in journalism, while also helping us reach our own traffic & output objectives. This is your opportunity to prove you have what it takes to succeed in a collaborative remote working environment!


Available Fellowship Opportunities at Narcity:


Editorial Fellow — MTL Blog

Editorial Fellow — Narcity Canada, Toronto

Editorial Fellow — Narcity Canada, Global

Editorial Fellow — Narcity Quebec

Editorial Fellow — Narcity Canada, Trending

Editorial Fellow — Narcity Canada, Western Canada


Your Team


Narcity Media’s rapidly expanding Editorial team is made up of energetic multi-platform content creators who know how to engage with Gen Z and Millennial readers, helping them discover the undiscovered by highlighting the most interesting news, places, people and ideas in their cities and beyond.


Your Mission


Narcity Media is always on the lookout for great talent to add to our organization. This is an open application for prospective Editorial Fellows from any country, province or city we operate in who are interested in helping us grow our coverage across Narcity Media’s various editorial teams!


As a Fellow for Narcity.com or Mtlblog.com you will play a pivotal role in our daily operations and our local, national, and/or global coverage by building on skills that will allow you to write timely stories, break exclusives, and produce real work that is distributed to our national and even international audience.


The right candidate should be a self-starter and an eager writer with a strong work ethic. You should be excited to learn how to cover a little bit of everything, whether it’s national news, spotlighting extraordinary Canadians, under-the-radar destinations and events, major protests, policy changes, real estate, or restaurants. Additionally, they must be passionate about working both independently and with like-minded creatives on an enthusiastic team.


Your Responsibilities


1.Develop storytelling skills while contributing to team output & traffic goals

  • Researching and writing articles, experimenting with both news and evergreen content
  • Learning how to create compelling packaging in the Narcity voice
  • Developing skills to ensure all information is properly cited and factually accurate
  • Building up to be able to write multiple stories a day by the end of the fellowship

2. Learn how to move a story forward with original reporting

  • Work with editors to learn how to break exclusive stories and land big interviews
  • Shadow editors throughout the team to see exactly how they work on an original story
  • By the end of the fellowship, be able to independently chase leads that can push a story forward

Your Qualifications

  • Exceptional verbal and written English and/or French communication skills
  • A proven interest in writing or editing for a digital audience
  • Solid knowledge of what’s happening and trending across the country
  • Knowledge or experience within Journalism, Communications, or a related field
  • Availability to work a flexible, full-time schedule for the 4 month period of the Fellowship.

You are:

  • Flexible/adaptable: Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.
  • Open to criticism and ideas: Often solicits feedback and reacts calmly to criticism or negative feedback.
  • Proactive: Acts without being told what to do. Brings new ideas to the company.
  • Creative/innovative: Generates new and innovative approaches to problems.
  • Enthusiastic: Exhibits passion and excitement over work. Has a can-do attitude.
  • Work ethic: Possesses a strong willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours to get the job done. Has a track record of working hard.

Position Type & Salary Range:


This is an open application for a paid full-time fellowship position. The Fellowship opportunity will require a 4 month commitment aligned with Fall and Winter University semesters of 2022-2023.Upon successful completion, there will be the possibility of an extension or a permanent full-time position.

$17/Hour


Your Perks:


If your candidacy is retained after the completion of your fellowship contract, you will receive an opportunity for a full time salaried position (starting at $45 000 annually) and the following perks on day 1 for the start of your new career with Narcity Media.

  • Flexible schedule and time off policy
    • 1 extra week - Company-wide end of the year paid time off
  • Permanent remote work policy and 1x $500 for office upgrades
  • Annual wellness fund
  • On-demand mental and physical well-being platform with over 250 live classes per week
  • Monthly phone and internet stipend
  • Extensive insurance plan
    • Vision
    • Dental
    • Extended health care
    • Dependant life insurance
    • Accidental death insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Long-term disability
  • Bi-annual market-based salary adjustments

Equal Access and Opportunity Commitment


Narcity Media is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage our people to grow and thrive by being their true selves. We are committed to removing systemic barriers in the workplace and building a company that reflects the community that we serve at every level. We are devoted to building a company that is part of the solution and not the problem.

The same goes for our applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at Narcity Media regardless of age, national origin, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, socioeconomic status, or marital status.

If you need any accommodations at any stage of the recruitment or onboarding process, please contact us at people@narcitymedia.com


If this resonates with who you are, take the first step and apply now — we can’t wait to talk with you!


*Some roles may require completing skills and knowledge assessments after the screening interview. P.S. We really, really love PDF CVs. it allows candidates to truly showcase their talents in the format they have chosen to display them. Follow this link to learn how to convert your resume into a PDF.