Walrus Editorial Fellowship Program

The Walrus Foundation is currently accepting applications for the six-month Walrus Editorial Fellowship Program, which begins November 6, 2017, and ends May 11, 2018.


The Walrus Editorial Fellowship Program—a pilot project funded by the Chawkers Foundation and other like-minded donors, and administered by the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation—trains young professionals in editorial work, to the rigorous standards of Canada’s celebrated magazine of long-form journalism, ideas, and culture. Editorial Fellows research story ideas with editors, and fact-check and proof the content of The Walrus in print and mobile editions. Additional “desk assignments” include reviewing unsolicited submissions; monitoring and compiling web comments, tweets, and letters to the editor; gathering biographical information for the Contributors page; and assisting the online and tablet editors with digital and expanded content.


Editorial Fellows also have access to training seminars led by editors and staff of the Walrus Foundation, in topics ranging from copy editing and pitching to circulation and non-profit development. A full-time fellowship pays $400 per week and lasts six months.


To apply, please send a cover letter, your resumé, and two letters of reference to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by 9 a.m. ET on Monday, October 2.