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Associate Editor

Up Here magazine is looking for an associate editor to join its team and tell the stories of the Canadian North. We’re based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. If you like spending time in the outdoors—with skiing, hiking, paddling and camping just minutes away from your door—and want to experience a diverse community with a thriving arts scene and no shortage of things to do, this might just be your dream come true.

We’re looking for an experienced journalist to join our small, hardworking team. In this role, you will write and research short front-of-book stories and featurettes for Up Here and occasionally our sister publication Up Here Business. You’ll also take part in planning for each issue, as well as photo-sourcing, and updating our website and social media channels. There is a lot of room for growth in this position if you’re ready to put in the work.

Qualifications:
• Four years of journalism experience—a mix of education and professional experience will be considered.
• Excellent writing and editing skills.
• Knowledge of Northern issues, history and culture.
• Comfortable working with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

And a few other things:
We’re looking for a candidate who is naturally curious, able to work independently (we won’t be watching over your shoulder), receives criticism without taking it personally (you will be edited!), and works collaboratively with the rest of the team. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

To apply:
Send a resume, cover letter and up to three published writing samples to Editor Herb Mathisen at herb@uphere.ca.

About Up Here Publishing
Up Here Publishing launched Up Here magazine in late 1984 and Up Here Business was started in 2008. Over the years both magazines have won numerous awards including Canada’s Magazine of the Year, best magazine in western Canada (5 times) and top business magazine (twice).
Up Here Publishing is headquartered in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and this full-time position is located in Yellowknife.

 

Magazine Art Director

Up Here Publishing Ltd. is looking for an energetic and creative Art Director to oversee the visual direction of Up Here Business magazine. This individual will be responsible for the design, assembly and prepress for Up Here Business as well as for several Up Here Publishing special and contract publications.

Some specific tasks will include:

• Creating fresh layouts that maintain Up Here Publishing’s brand
• Locating photos from existing photographers or image banks, or commissioning and art directing photo shoots
• Working with editorial on issue plans and related visual requirements including infographics
• Working with the advertising department on sponsored pages
• Collaborating on marketing materials for the magazine

Qualifications:

• Degree or diploma in applied arts, or equivalent work experience
• Seven years’ relevant print publication experience, with at least three years in magazine design
• Advanced knowledge of InDesign, working knowledge of Photoshop, Acrobat and Illustrator
• Advanced understanding of typography
• Experience working with preproduction systems
• Knowledge of the North would be a definite asset
Candidates must provide a portfolio link or pdf of work samples.

About Up Here Publishing

Up Here Publishing launched Up Here magazine in late 1984 and Up Here Business was started in 2008. Over the years both magazines have won numerous awards including Canada’s Magazine of the Year, best magazine in western Canada (5 times) and top business magazine (twice).
Up Here Publishing is headquartered in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and this full-time position is located in Yellowknife.

To apply forward a resume and samples (or link to samples) by March 9, to:
Marion LaVigne
Publisher
marion@uphere.ca