Political Journalist Interview

Organization Details
Organization Name: GLOCAL Foundation of Canada
Address: 450 Southwest Marine Drive, 18th Floor
Vancouver BC  V5X 0C3
Website: https://glocalfoundation.ca/
Organizational Description: GLOCAL Foundation of Canada is a non-partisan, non-profit organization striving to empower residents in Canada to integrate a solid, creative domestic engagement with a nuanced global understanding in politics, business, academics and philanthropy.
We aim to provide innovative programs and cross-sectoral resources to encourage residents in Canada to be civically aware and democratically engaged. Our team is composed of staff, consultants, advisors, and volunteers from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds who dedicate themselves in having Canadians' voices heard and understood.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5030
Description of Duties:

Are you a passionate journalism student looking for hands-on experience in interviewing and writing articles? Do you want to be at the forefront of political discourse and have the opportunity to interview politicians and leaders? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

GLOCAL Foundation of Canada is thrilled to introduce our newest initiative in our Ask Beaver project, BeaverTalks: Inside Canadian Politics. GLOCAL is seeking enthusiastic and talented journalism students to join our team as volunteer Political Journalists. In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to interview politicians and write articles for our exciting series, "BeaverTalks."

Key Responsibilities:
1. Legislative Outreach: You will be responsible for reaching out to legislators across Canada to set up interviews.
2. Conduct In-Depth Interviews: You will be responsible for conducting engaging and in-depth interviews with politicians, providing a platform for them to discuss policies, Canadian government, and more.
3. Research and Preparation: Thoroughly research interview subjects, their backgrounds, and key political issues. Prepare insightful, non-partisan questions to facilitate meaningful conversations.
4. Storytelling: Craft compelling articles from your interviews that captivate and inform our diverse audience. Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge of Canada press style to their work!
5. Collaboration: Work closely with the GLOCAL team to ensure your content aligns with BeaverTalks' goals and standards.
6. Promotion: Participate in promoting your content through social media and other channels to increase its reach and impact.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to diana.maclean@glocalfoundation.ca with the subject line "BeaverTalks Volunteer Application". Please include the following:
1. Resume
2. Confirmation that you have filled out this form: https://forms.gle/1frFLFBxPkZCtiEz5

**Note:** This is a volunteer position, and no financial compensation will be provided. However, GLOCAL is dedicated to providing a supportive and educational environment for aspiring journalists.

Join the BeaverTalks team today! We look forward to receiving your application and sharing your journey in the world of journalism! There is no time commitment or set schedule. This position is fully remote and participants can select their work hours!

Skills Required:

- Currently enrolled or recently graduated journalism, political science, public policy, government relations, or another related field.
- Strong interest in politics and a brief understanding of current political events.
- Exceptional communication and interviewing skills.
- Strong research and critical thinking abilities.
- Demonstrated ability to write engaging and informative articles.
- Self-motivated, reliable, and able to meet deadlines.
- A passion for journalism and a commitment to journalistic integrity.

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

- Valuable experience in political journalism.
- Opportunity to network with influential political figures and other like-minded individuals.
- Published work on a respected media platform.
- Mentorship and guidance from seasoned professionals.
- Exposure to a diverse and engaged audience.
- Receive reference letters, certificates, and mentorship from the GLOCAL Foundation of Canada

Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Remote Volunteering
Flexible Hours

Flexible hours.

Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Group - small, family and friends
Fulfilling volunteer hours for school credit
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Email: diana.maclean@glocalfoundation.ca
Closing Date: Mar 31, 2024
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