Indigenous Peoples Editor, Historica Canada (ENG)

JOB DESCRIPTION: SUBJECT EDITOR, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

The Canadian Encyclopedia is a free, bilingual online resource of over 20,000 fact-checked articles and learning tools about Canada’s history and culture. The Subject Editor, Indigenous Peoples for The Canadian Encyclopedia will be an individual who is passionate about the work of Historica Canada, has had experience working with a team to achieve deliverables in a timely fashion, and is enthusiastic about creating a legacy for all Canadians. The successful candidate is creative, driven and connected with like-minded organizations in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

The responsibilities of the Subject Editor, Indigenous Peoples include:

  • Overseeing update of articles and creation of new articles within the specialized subject area of Indigenous Peoples and Communities;
  • Identifying and commissioning new articles and authors, based on production quota;
  • Peer reviewing substantive editing produced by other subject editors (outside of specialized portfolio);
  • Contributing articles, based on production quota;
  • Developing and managing relationships with consultants (contributors, fact-checkers, etc.) to meet editorial deadlines;
  • Responding to reader comments;
  • Contributing to editorial calendar, including current events, anniversaries and commemorations within the portfolio;
  • Tracking expenses, ensuring expenses remain within budgets, and reporting on variances;
  • Taking part in strategic planning discussions;
  • Representing and promoting the Encyclopedia at educational conferences;
  • Consulting with Managing Editor on key editorial decisions and policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A degree in Indigenous Studies, History, Journalism or equivalent;
  • Knowledge of Indigenous and Canadian history and current events: please state any specialization;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent research skills, attention to detail;
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
  • Bilingualism (English and French) an asset;
  • Knowledge of online media and publishing industry;
  • Strong budgeting and time-management skills;
  • Editorial experience an asset;
  • Professional working experience in the non-profit, heritage or education sector an asset;
  • First Nations, Métis, Inuit ancestry is regarded as directly relevant to the skills and knowledge in the position given the nature of the project. Consideration will first be given to people with lived experience as an Indigenous person and experience in writing and research on Indigenous topics.

This is a contract position beginning 1 October 2022 and ending in March 2023 – with strong possibility of extension. The annual salary is $50,000 less applicable statutory deductions.  

Please submit your resume, cover letter and links to three relevant work samples in a single PDF or Microsoft Word document with your full name and the position as the file name.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Interviews may be arranged before the deadline. Interested candidates should submit their application no later than Sunday November 13, 2022, 11:59 PM EST to: hr@historicacanada.ca. Please refer to this posting in the subject line. Successful candidates will be contacted directly. Phone calls or solicitations from agencies and candidates will not be accepted.

Historica Canada is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

Historica Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Please note all of Historica Canada’s team is currently working remotely. Once it is deemed safe and advisable to do so by the City’s public health authorities, and in accordance with Historica Canada’s Remote Work Policy, staff may choose to either work from the office in Toronto, continue to work remotely, or some mixture of both.

This position may require travel (air and ground) within Canada and subject to government safety protocols.

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required by the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.