Intern, Digital Content and Research


Be part of building and servicing a national brand.
The Canadian Olympic Committee is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to sport excellence. It is responsible for all aspects of Canada’s involvement in the Olympic movement, including Canada’s participation in the Olympic and Pan American Games and a wide variety of programs that promote the Olympic Movement in Canada through cultural and educational means.

The Digital department at the Canadian Olympic Committee is seeking a competent, self-starting, passionate, and hard-working individual to assist with digital content creation under clear direction from the COC’s Manager, Content and Research. This internship is a non-paid position and will begin in early January 2019.

LOCATION:
This internship will be undertaken at the COC offices in Toronto, ON at 250 Yonge Street. Suite 3000.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND PRIORITIES:

Olympic.ca

  • Create news-related and fan-focused web content
  • Curate blog-style and list posts
  • Write sports features, previews, and recaps
  • Edit historical information related to athletes, sports and Games

Fan engagement

  • Populate content for bi-weekly email newsletters
  • Assist with the Canadian Olympic Club

Interact with fans on social medal (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

QUALIFICATIONS AND CRITICAL SKILLS:

  • Passion for sport and storytelling
  • Strong journalistic writing ability with solid grammar skills
  • Proven ability to create online content with a savvy understanding of the Canadian digital audience
  • Familiarity with WordPress and/or experience with digital publishing
  • A passion for marketing and the social networking landscape
  • An eye for topical moments and trends
  • Ability to follow direction with precise attention to detail
  • Proven initiative and accountability (able to deliver on deadline)
  • A student who receives college or university credit for the internship

ASSETS:

  • Bilingualism (English and French) is a major asset
  • Knowledge of Olympic sports and Canadian athletes a major asset

TIMING:
This internship is a non-paid position and will ideally begin in early January 2019. The duration is negotiable, although the approximate time range will be January 7, 2019 to April 26, 2019, in either a full-time or part-time capacity, depending on the intern’s availability.

CONTACT:
Please send all portfolios and resumes to applications@olympic.ca by November 7, 2018, citing the position title in the subject line. No telephone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.