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Internship: Editorial Intern, TAKE 5 Newsmagazine

TAKE 5 cover May 2024, showing 3 women standing in front of a garden/greenery.
May 2024 cover

Position: Part-time (20 hours/week), 26 weeks from June to December 2024
Location: Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, including some remote work
Compensation: $20/hour
Reports to: Marina Sacht, Editor/Publisher, TAKE 5

Please note that the successful internship candidate may be able to be reimbursed for up to $2,375 if they have to move to take up this position.

Apply to with subject line: TAKE 5 internship, resume, and sample of writing by June 5, 2024.

About TAKE 5

TAKE 5 is a community link between business and customers. We are about community by the community. We are deeply rooted in the principles of local content and offer exceptional coverage and distribution. We combine print with digital media for the best local marketing value possible.

Every month, readers find relevant news and events, our popular columns, as well as stories about home and garden, people, wine and dining, arts and entertainment, recreation, and culture.

Our news, photos, and events cover mid Vancouver Island communities. If it’s happening in South Nanaimo, Chase River, Cinnabar Valley, South Wellington, Extension, Timberlands, Cassidy, Cedar, Yellow Point, North Oyster, Ladysmith, Saltair and Chemainus, we’re there.

Employment Opportunity

TAKE 5 Print & Digital Media is looking for a motivated intern keen to work in the publishing industry and engage with our readers and our community.

Duties will include working with the publisher and editor to produce a monthly print and online magazine in the mid-Vancouver Island communities. Interviewing, writing, photography, social media, and video production will be the main focus, along with supporting the admin, design, and sales areas.

What We Are Looking For

  • Intermediate to advanced English writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated interests and skills in at least a few of the above duties
  • A recent graduate (within 3 years) or student of a relevant program at an accredited post-secondary institution


  • The intern will be paired with a mentor to assist them in their career.
  • The intern will also meet with the internship coordinator for 10 weeks to assist them with their placement.
  • The intern will gain experience, skills and knowledge in a wide variety of areas in magazine publishing and news gathering.

Compensation and working conditions

  • $20/hour
  • 20 hours/week
  • 26 weeks from June to December 2024
  • Plus statutory holidays
  • The role offers flexibility, including some remote work.

To Apply

Apply to with subject line: TAKE 5 internship, resume, and sample of writing by June 5, 2024.