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About the Position
Position # 2580
OrganizationGLOCAL Foundation of Canada
Position Political Journalist - Beaver Talks: Inside Canadian Politics
Impact Statement Are you interested in community engagement? Do you want to bring about effective changes in democratic participation and improve digital citizenship?

If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Through volunteering in a start-up environment, you will get to gain a wide range of workplace skills such as strategic planning, program design and interdisciplinary research skills for civil society engagement.

GLOCAL Foundation of Canada is a non-for-profit organization that strives to provide innovative programs and cross-disciplinary resources to help Canadians better engage in public policy making and problem-solving. GLOCAL advances this mission of strengthening local-global understanding through research, events, and training programs.
Description GLOCAL Foundation of Canada is thrilled to introduce our newest initiative in our Ask Beaver project, BeaverTalks: Inside Canadian Politics. GLOCAL is seeking enthusiastic and talented journalism students to join our team as volunteer Political Journalists. In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to interview politicians and write articles for our exciting series, "BeaverTalks."

How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to [email protected] with the subject line "BeaverTalks Volunteer Application". Please include the following:
1. Resume
2. Confirmation that you have filled out this form:

**Note:** This is a volunteer position, and no financial compensation will be provided. However, GLOCAL is dedicated to providing a supportive and educational environment for aspiring journalists.
Training Details Benefits:
- Valuable experience in political journalism.
- Opportunity to network with influential political figures and other like-minded individuals.
- Published work on a respected media platform.
- Mentorship and guidance from seasoned professionals.
- Exposure to a diverse and engaged audience.
- Receive reference letters, certificates, and mentorship from the GLOCAL Foundation of Canada.

Join the BeaverTalks team today! We look forward to receiving your application and sharing your journey in the world of journalism! There is no time commitment or set schedule. This position is fully remote and participants can select their work hours!
Working Conditions Key Responsibilities:
1. Legislative Outreach: You will be responsible for reaching out to legislators across Canada to set up interviews.
2. Conduct In-Depth Interviews: You will be responsible for conducting engaging and in-depth interviews with politicians, providing a platform for them to discuss policies, Canadian government, and more.
3. Research and Preparation: Thoroughly research interview subjects, their backgrounds, and key political issues. Prepare insightful, non-partisan questions to facilitate meaningful conversations.
4. Storytelling: Craft compelling articles from your interviews that captivate and inform our diverse audience. Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge of Canada press style to their work!
5.Collaboration: Work closely with the GLOCAL team to ensure your content aligns with BeaverTalks' goals and standards.
6.Promotion: Participate in promoting your content through social media and other channels to increase its reach and impact.

- Currently enrolled or recently graduated journalism, political science, public policy, government relations, or another related field.
- Strong interest in politics and a brief understanding of current political events.
- Exceptional communication and interviewing skills.
- Strong research and critical thinking abilities.
- Demonstrated ability to write engaging and informative articles.
- Self-motivated, reliable, and able to meet deadlines.
- A passion for journalism and a commitment to journalistic integrity.
Minimum Duration 3 months or less
Timing Anytime
Time Detail Flexible hours.
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual, A Group, A Newcomer, Older Adult, Youth
Area(s) of Interest Communication/Public Relations, Library/Research , Leadership/Management
Skill(s) Public Speaking/Presentation Skills, Public and Media Relations, Plan & Co-ordinate, Manage Meetings & Groups, Project Management
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