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Emerging Indigenous Reporter Internships

Journalists for Human Rights is coordinating four (4) paid internship opportunities for emerging Indigenous reporters through its Indigenous Reporters Program. 
 
Internship Opportunities

2 positions at APTN as a Television Technician (junior) OR Researcher/Writer (trainee) 
2 positions at Global News 

Locations
 
1 each in APTN offices in Ottawa and Winnipeg;
2 in any of Global News’ offices in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Vancouver and Kelowna 
 
Deadline to apply
 
March 30, 2015 

Start Date
 
June 1, 2015 

Duration
 
3 months
 
APTN
 
The Television Technician (junior) (APTN) works under the supervision of the Director or Producer and provides support to the Studio Crew in the day-to-day production of APTN News and Current Affairs Programming while adhering to the highest journalistic standards, procedures and practices. Key responsibilities include working as a teleprompter, electronic graphics, switcher, audio, AD, studio camera operator, floor director, and editor. Also, prepping the studio prior to production, which includes lighting, camera set-up and striking the set following production.
 
The Researcher/Writer (trainee) (APTN) works under the direction of the Assignment Editor and gathers content for News and Current Affairs while adhering to the highest journalistic standards, procedures and practices. Key responsibilities include searching for stories; researching, developing ideas using leads/tips; pitching story ideas; interviewing sources, preparing story outlines, reviewing archives; assisting with the preparation of published stories, etc.
 
About APTN
 
APTN is the first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples to share with all Canadians and viewers around the world. For the third straight year APTN has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and for the seventh consecutive year APTN has been recognized as Manitoba’s Top 25 Employers. 
 
About APTN Winnipeg
 
The APTN Winnipeg head office is a hub for national stories and community-based reporting. The Winnipeg office is heavily focused on broadcast journalism. 
 
About APTN Ottawa
 
The APTN Ottawa bureau is the hub for anyone interested in covering national political news stories.

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.
 
About Global News
 
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, Hawaii Five-0 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.
 
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary media program OR a recent graduate (in the last 4 years). To apply, please send a cover letter, resume with three (3) references and samples of your work to:
 
Miles Kenyon
Program Coordinator
Indigenous Reporters Program
miles@jhr.ca
 
For APTN, please indicate which city (Ottawa or Winnipeg) you’d like to be placed in, as well as which position you are applying for (TV Tech or Researcher).
 
For Global News, please indicate which city (Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Vancouver or Kelowna) you’d like to be placed in.
 
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 
 


 

Emerging Indigenous Reporter Scholarships 

Fall 2015 Scholarships

Six (6) scholarships available at $4,500 each

Eligible to Indigenous students currently enrolled in a post-secondary media program at a Canadian institution or who will be attending one in September 2015
Deadline to apply: March 30, 2015

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 non-Indigenous Canadians by strengthening Indigenous voices in Canadian media.
 
About the Indigenous Reporters Program

In 2014, JHR has launched the Indigenous Reporters Program. This program aims to ensure young, Indigenous media students will have the opportunity to be supported throughout their journey to becoming established Canadian journalists. Overall, Indigenous People make up 4.3 per cent of the Canadian population, yet Indigenous journalists make up far less than 1 per cent of the employed media population. A large portion of the Indigenous Reporters Program is focused on awarding scholarships for Indigenous students to attend post-secondary school and study journalism and thus further their journalism ambitions. One of the main objectives of the program is to better build the professional capacity of Indigenous peoples pursuing careers in media and to support the media sector in developing job opportunities and economic incentives for those people.  

To apply for one of the six scholarships for the fall 2015 semester, please send:
  • a one page letter of intent outlining who you are, what community you are from, what school and program you are enrolled in, why you are studying media and what your career goals are;
  • at least one reference letter;
  • a copy of your transcript;
  • and proof of enrollment (if not starting until September 2015, you may include an acceptance letter before payment can be dispersed) 
Deadline: March 30, 2015

Send application package to:

Miles Kenyon, Program Coordinator
Indigenous Reporters Program
miles@jhr.ca
 

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