Welcome to the CAJ’s job board, where employers in the journalism industry post positions available within their organization. Postings found within the listings can be paid career positions, internships, or fellowships within media organizations or journalism-department post-secondary institutions.

Want to post a job? Please visit our Post a Position page.

Thinking about applying? Please make sure you mention that you saw this job on the Canadian Association of Journalists job board in your application and review our application tips below before doing so.

Available Opportunities

Questions about positions should be directed to the potential employer as the CAJ team has no additional information about these postings other than what is found here.

Job Application Tips

  1. Read the job posting carefully and make sure you:
    1. Fit the requirements as closely as possible or point out ways you aim to do so.
    2. Add indicators in your cover letter and resume contents that match the job posting and description, which show employers that you’ve taken the time to read the posting thoroughly.
  2. Use a professional email address. When creating a professional email address, using a variant of your first and last name is ideal.
  3. Follow the instructions on the posting. Applications that do not follow the instructions provided by employers are often discarded.
  4. Make your cover letter unique. Even if some of the information is the same, the cover letter should make reference to some of the information from the job posting. Please triple-check that you’re spelling the name of your potential employer correctly.
  5. Use keywords in your cover letter and resume. Employers and automated resume readers will search for keywords in both the cover letter and resume as an easy way to make a shortlist. Including keywords is your best chance at staying on the shortlist.
  6. Proofread your cover letter and resume. Then proofread it again, and then have someone else proofread it as well. Nothing gets a resume put in the trash quicker than errors.
  7. Keep track of your applications. Develop a tracking system for the positions you’ve applied for, the names of those to whom you’ve applied, and the deadlines for applications or when you might hear back. This will help not only when potential employers call you for an interview, but also when you complete any follow-up on your applications.
  8. Clean up your online presence. Now is the right time to make sure the impression you make online is your “best foot forward.” Many employers now do searches of possible candidates to see what sort of information comes up in searches, both on websites and social media. Giving the wrong impression of yourself will hurt your chances for that dream job.
  9. Upload and name your resume appropriately. Though many job application sites ask for much of the information contained within your resume, and then ask for you to upload your resume as well, it is important to do both. Additionally, it is important to give your uploaded resume a file name that makes it stand out from the rest. Do not just name it “resume,” but include your first and last name in the file name to ensure that the employer looking for your resume in their downloads file can find yours quickly.
  10. Review before submitting. You’ve checked for errors, and you’ve had someone help you find errors, but it is still worth the extra few minutes to review the whole submission again one last time before hitting send. There is no better finder of errors than the “send” button.
  11. Select clippings that show you can do the job that is advertised. If a magazine is hiring a feature writer, show them your best long-form. If it’s a radio host job, send them audio clips of you doing whatever you’ve done that is most similar to the advertised role.