Summer Assistant Editor Internship

Job Description

Are you a magazine and website content junkie? Do you love to write and coordinate projects? If you have a passion for publishing great content, (trade magazines in particular) and a knowledge of the auto aftermarket, collision repair and auto recycling in particular, let's talk.

Media Matters is looking for a student to be an Assistant Editor for the summer for our industry-leading trade magazines, websites and daily E-Zine. This is a full-time, in-office position.

Attitude is much more important to us than aptitude, so send in your resume even if your experience is not that deep. There's always room to grow for the right person. In fact, we're hoping the Assistant Editor takes on an Editor's role after graduation.

The successful candidate will manage, assign, write and edit both online and print content to meet the highest editorial standards.

You will be responsible for helping plan magazine content and ensuring it fits with our ideals for the magazine's vision, mandate and editorial objective. You will ensure consistency of the magazine's focus, tone and content.

We are looking for someone who is capable of working on their own, but can be a strong team player and works well with others to come up with useful, creative ideas that are imperative to the functions of the magazine.

In addition to writing original news and features, the Assistant Editor will work with freelance writers and photographers to research and develop news stories and features of vital interest to the auto service and collision repair industries.

This role includes building relationships with representatives from major industry associations and attending conventions, trade shows and other events. The Assistant Editor also works closely with our in-house production department and with advertising sales representatives.

Computer literacy such as Word and InDesign are important, and excellent knowledge of the English language and grammar. Knowledge of CP Style and grammar is an asset, and you must have a keen eye to make sure no mistake goes unnoticed.

You will offer the following:

Visit or for more information. The successful applicant will create content and help manage our national publications Collision Repair magazine, Bodyworx Professional and Canadian Auto Recycler, as well as taking leadership of one of our web properties, Canadian Towing and Recovery.

We offer a pleasant work environment in a converted house downtown Peterborough. Please reply with a resume, published works or writing samples and a cover letter stating why you would be the ideal candidate.

Application Instruction

Please reply in confidence with a resume, published works or writing samples to the Publishing Director James Kerr at, and mark your email with attention to him. Please also include a cover letter citing job number 70218207 and stating why you would be the ideal candidate for the Writer & Editor position.