Illustration by Graham Roumieu

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Associate Designer

The Walrus Foundation is a charitable non-profit that publishes The Walrus magazine, produces the Walrus Talks series, and partners with a wide range of external organizations on various initiatives. The associate designer will work in collaboration with the editorial team and other Walrus Foundation departments. This position is full time and based in Toronto.

The Walrus magazine responsibilities:
  • Designing pages and commissioning artwork as assigned
  • Conducting stock and archival image searches, and clearing photo usage rights
  • Production responsibilities: typesetting, compiling production files, and converting files for ebook, iPad, and iPhone formats
  • Maintaining a contributor database
  • Attending weekly editorial meetings and contributing story ideas
  • Carrying out assorted duties as part of the day-to-day support for senior designers
Walrus Talks and Walrus Foundation responsibilities:
  • Creating and maintaining templates for invitations, programs, and other products
  • Designing save-the-dates and producing physical invitations
  • Designing event programs, web and print ads, on-site signage, presentation slides, and house ads
  • Producing projects for select external partners
  • 1-2 years’ experience in an editorial or agency environment
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator) and InDesign
  • Postsecondary degree from an accredited university or college
  • Knowledge of Canada and our artists, photographers, and illustrators
  • Familiarity with best practices for social media (digital-marketing experience an asset)
  • Familiarity with the print and digital profile of The Walrus
  • Ability to work in a multi-tasking and deadline-oriented environment
  • Talent for innovative problem-solving and creative thinking
  • Relationship-building skills and the ability to communicate with a wide range of people
  • Proven work ethic, with resourcefulness demonstrated across platforms
  • Interest in current affairs and the news cycle

This position is available immediately. Please submit your cover letter, resumé, and a sample or link to your portfolio by email to Application deadline is 5 p.m. on August 20, 2017.


The Walrus Foundation is not currently accepting applications for the spring 2017 six-month Walrus Editorial Fellowship Program. The application process for the fall 2017 Fellowship will open again in September, with a program start date in early November.

The Walrus Foundation is currently accepting applications for the six-month Walrus Editorial Fellowship Program, which begins in May 2017.

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 magazine theory 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 by midnight on Sunday, March 26.

We are eternally grateful to our founding donor, the Chawkers Foundation, for its support of education, training, and all things Walrus.


The Walrus Foundation is not currently accepting applications.

The following individuals may be considered eligible for an internship in the disciplines of art, digital, marketing, events, development at the Walrus Foundation:

  • A secondary school student who performs work under a work experience program authorized by the school board that operates the school in which the student is enrolled;
  • An individual who performs work under a program approved by a college of applied arts and technology or a university.