Capital Current

Carleton University’s Journalism Program is relaunching an exceptional job opportunity during Summer 2024 for a number of its Master of Journalism, Bachelor of Journalism, and Media Production & Design students to gain some income and valuable work experience with Capital Current.

We will be creating four positions, each for eight weeks in duration. The pay will be $20 per hour, for a total of $5,600 for each eight-week placement. Two of the positions will be from from mid-May to mid-July and the other two will run from mid-June to mid-August.

Successful applicants will produce content for the school’s flagship digital publication, Capital Current, including its social media streams. Successful applicants will employ a range of digital reporting tools to cover news as it unfolds. Applicants chosen for the June-August positions will also be involved with with the delivery of a Podcast Journalism Summer Camp program, to be offered the week of Aug. 12-16.

These positions are available to those who, as of Winter term 2024, were enrolled in the MJ program or in the upper years of the BJ and MPAD programs.

Student reporters would be working with a professional editor in the assigning and publishing of stories and other content. Faculty from the School of Journalism and Communication will provide publisher oversight of Capital Current’s virtual newsroom over the course of the summer.

If you are interested in applying please fill the application below before Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Allan Thompson.

Application Process

The application deadline is Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 5 p.m.

To apply, fill out the form below. You will need the following materials: 

  • Application form (including year in program and two SJC profs who can provide a reference)
  • Statement of intent: 250 words, who are you, why you want to do this, your qualifications.
  • Current CV: should be a clean format and a link to an online portfolio is useful.

Capital Current Summer 2024 Journalism Experience

  • Your 9 digit Carleton ID number (can be found on your campus card)
  • Referee 1

  • Referee 2

  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Please upload in PDF format

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