Internship Available, 3 months, starting October 2013
Horse Community Journals - Sidney, BC
Temporary, Internship

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We publish Canada’s leading general-interest horse magazine, a national consumers’ guide for horse people, and the most comprehensive horse industry website in Canada. Our publications have set the standard for quality, value and service to the horse industry since 1991. With multiple magazine titles and new media strategies in progress, Horse Community Journals Inc. is an exciting place to work and grow.

Job Description:
While working for Canadian Horse Journal, the intern will become an integral part of the team, with particular responsibility for print and online activities. Responsibilities will vary, but overall the intern’s role is to fill important gaps in the production cycle by contributing to both editorial and administrative duties integral in keeping the office functioning. The intern will assist in the areas of editorial, sales and customer service to learn about the business of publishing and creating a magazine for publication. Writing is a possibility in this role, but not guaranteed.


  • Interns must be enrolled in or recent graduates of journalism, professional writing, publishing, communications or a comparable program in an accredited post secondary institution within the past three years.
  • Excellent grammar and English language communication skills.
  • Editorial experience.
  • A passion for our magazine’s content and perspective on our editorial goals.
  • Horse experience is a definite asset.

Energetic and self-directed learners will particularly thrive in our culture.
Time commitment: This is a full time (40 hours/week), 3 month position, commencing October 2013.


  • Writing for web and the blog
  • Attending and contributing to all editorial meetings
  • Responding to reader mail and comments
  • Evaluating unsolicited submissions
  • Fact checking
  • Other tasks as assigned.

The intern will report to the Assistant Editor, and the Editor-in-Chief, will also mentor the intern.

This role will give the intern a full view of the editorial process, with ability to contribute as is appropriate based on the individual. At the least the intern will walk away with a sense of how stories are chosen and edited for publication and website. The intern is expected to leave with the knowledge required to obtain an entry level job in the industry.

Pay: $10.25 per hour

Deadline to Apply: October 11, 2013.

Please submit your application by email or by fax: 250-655-8913. No phone calls or drop-ins please.