Journalists for Human Rights & APTN: Emerging Indigenous Reporter Internship Opportunity, February 24

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is coordinating two paid internship opportunities, at Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), for emerging Indigenous reporters through its Indigenous Reporters Program.

Internship Opportunity: 2 positions at APTN as a Television Technician (junior) OR Researcher/Writer (trainee)

Location: APTN offices in Montreal, Quebec OR Winnipeg, Manitoba OR

Ottawa, Ontario OR Vancouver, British Columbia.

Please specify which location you are interested in in your applications. Candidates interested in the Montreal bureau must be bilingual.

Deadline to apply: Sunday, February 24, 2019

Duration of Internship: 12 weeks

Specific Responsibilities:

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. Additionally, the intern will be responsible for 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 fourth straight year APTN has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and for the eighth consecutive year APTN has been recognized as Manitoba's Top 25 Employers.

About JHR:

Journalist 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 15,650 journalists in 28 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and in Canada. JHR's award-winning Indigenous Reporters Program is JHR's first development program focusing its activities in Canada. Launched after the 2013 pilot program, the Northern Ontario Initiative, the program has two primary goals: to build opportunities for Indigenous peoples to pursue careers in journalism, ultimately strengthening Indigenous voices in Canadian media, and to ensure that non-Indigenous journalists are trained in best practices for reporting on Indigenous stories.

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 indicate which position you are applying for (TV Tech or Researcher) and which newsroom location you are interested in (Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver or, Ottawa). Please note candidates for Montreal position must be bilingual.

Please send a cover letter, resume with three (3) references and samples of your work to the email below by Sunday, February 24, 2019:

Rebecca Lyon

Indigenous Reporters Program

We thank all applicants for their expressed interest in this opportunity; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.