Emerging Indigenous Reporter Internships
Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is coordinating (2) paid internship opportunities with Global News for emerging Indigenous reporters through its Indigenous Reporters Program.
Internship Opportunity: (2) positions with Global News Location: TBD by location of the applicant. Possible Global News newsroom locations include: Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon or, Kelowna.
Please specify the location at which you would like to intern in your application.
Deadline to apply: Friday, April 1st, 2016, 11:59 PM EST
Targeted Start Date: Monday, May 16th, 2016
Duration: 3 months
About Global News
Global News is searching for a general news reporter with a wide range of solid journalism skills. Because there are opportunities in newsrooms across the country, each with a variety of needs, applicants should be able to demonstrate proficiency across a variety of formats, have a solid sense of news and superb writing skills.
Global Television broadcasts from 11 television stations across the country, reaching 98.9% of English-speaking Canada. Global offers a programming mix of news and entertainment programs. Global airs many of the Top 10 programs in Canada, with major ratings hits such as NCIS, the reality-series Survivor, Supergirl and The Blacklist. Global News is the news and current affairs division of Global Television Network in Canada.
Global News has successful local news programs in every market and is the dominant local news organization in British Columbia. Global National, the network’s early-evening newscast, garners almost a million viewers every weekday.
Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is Canada’s leading media development organization. Through skills training and mentorship, JHR empowers journalists to report ethically and effectively on local human rights issues that would otherwise be ignored and unaddressed. Since 2002, JHR has trained over 13,500 journalists in 23 countries. In 2013, JHR launched its first project in Canada, The Northern Ontario Initiative. The project worked in remote Indigenous reserve communities across Ontario training citizens to report on, and from, their own communities. It also connected them to interested editors and news directors and taught them how to sell their freelance work to mainstream media outlets. The objective of this project was to build relationships between Indigenous communities and media outlets to create greater awareness of Indigenous culture, peoples and issues amongst nonIndigenous Canadians by strengthening Indigenous voices in Canadian media. How to Apply Applicants must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary media program OR a recent graduate (in the last 4 years). Applicants will identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit). Please send a cover letter, which will include the location at which you wish to intern, resume with three (3) references and samples of your work to: Hannah Clifford Program Associate Indigenous Reporters Program firstname.lastname@example.org We thank all applicants for their expressed interest in this opportunity; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.