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Help newcomers in an upcoming winter visibility campaign


Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) and Seekers Media will soon be announcing an exciting new initiative that seeks to welcome newcomers to Alberta and promote diversity in winter adventures. To accomplish this, we're looking for a content writer who can help newcomers tell their stories. We're seeking a writer before December 5th, 2019 who will follow newcomers and their families as they experience winter sports in Alberta for the first time, and to help them tell their stories about their journey to Canada.

What we're looking for

We're looking for a writer who can:

  • Ski or snowboard (or is keen to learn ) as this will be an assignment through this winter which will include visits to the ski resorts of the Rockies in Banff.
  • Can write a 600-word story about a subject’s experience learning the sport of skiing or winter adventure.

Publication

These stories wil be posted on Immigrant Services Calgary’s website and will be shared through community partners and social media channels.

Compensation

This is a per assignment “gig" with approximately six assignments through the winter season. Seekers Media will pay $300 per assignment which may include a higher rate for professional-level photography. Seekers Media will compensate lift tickets and rentals if required, provide a $50/day food allowance, and the opportunity to work with Seekers Media and take part in their growing media brand (a perfect opportunity for individuals looking for Canadian experience).

Sample articles for the style that we're looking for can be found here and here

Applying

The deadline to apply is December 5th.

Email jim@seekers-media.com to apply (or ask questions). A sample of your writing work must be included, and applicants must be based in Calgary.