chief editor of Whales Online | Marine Mammal Research and Education Group (GREMM)

Job Summary
Do you enjoy telling stories about whales? Are you a combination of rigor and creativity and want to put your enthusiasm to the service of marine mammals? Become a guide to Baleines en direct, the whale news reference website in St. Lawrence.

Through your scientific rigor, sharp pen, organization and excellent communication skills, you contribute to the popularization and dissemination of the most up-to-date and advanced knowledge about marine mammals. In this way, you are involved in raising public awareness of environmental issues related to whales and are actively involved in their conservation.

Briefly about the organization
GREMM (Group for Marine Mammal Research and Education) is a non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research and education of St. Lawrence whales. Founded in 1985, GREMM operates from its Tadoussac base at the Marine Mammal Interpretation Center (CIMM) and has a second office in downtown Quebec. GREMM is a small team distinguished by the passion and versatility of its members, whether they are explorers, biologists, naturalists or agents. Our mission: to better understand in order to better protect. Our method: study whales and tell their story. We invite you to come and discover us!

Baleines en direct / Whales Online is a bilingual magazine and encyclopedia published by GREMM. Baleines en direct, it’s all news about whales in St. Lawrence and elsewhere, tools to prepare for your encounter with them, experts to answer your questions, in short, a gateway to diving into the world of giants! Launched in 2000, this ad-free information site is the benchmark in the industry.

The Baleines en direct team is also a GREMM team that collects information right on the water, takes photos and videos for research, writes to raise public awareness, promotes and checks the facts. Volunteers, freelancers, interns, translators are added to them, all of them are passionate about St. Lawrence whales.

What are you going to do
As Editor-in-Chief, you play a key and structuring role in the GREMM Education Department. Your main tasks:

  • Monitoring scientific news about St. Lawrence whales;
  • Plan topics for Whales Online magazine, supervise a team of writers, authors, translators and freelancers;
  • Perform editing and proofreading of texts;
  • Write articles;
  • Maintaining and updating the content of the online encyclopedia and the Baleines en direct magazine and the GREMM website;
  • Animate our social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn);
  • issue weekly newsletters in French and English;
  • Recruit, supervise and train writer trainees;
  • Participation in grant applications and reporting;
  • Contribute to the creation and writing of content for our various communication platforms and tools (newsletters and annual reports, website, press releases, etc.);
  • And other related tasks.

Our ideal candidate
We are looking for a profile with a background in journalism or communication, with excellent editorial experience and an appetite or background in science.

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or communications, or a combination of related studies;
  • Work experience from 2 to 5 years in areas related to communication, popularization of science or journalism;
  • Excellent command of French, excellent proofreading and editing skills;
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English;
  • Good knowledge of web presence strategies and social media visibility is an asset;
  • Digital agility, ease of operation with a variety of digital tools;
  • independence in planning and performing tasks;
  • Ability to work with several files at the same time, work under pressure in a short time;
  • Ability to work in a team and interpersonal relationships;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of issues related to conservation, biodiversity and the environment in general;
  • Good knowledge of the marine environment and issues related to the Saint Lawrence is an asset;

Working conditions
Place : Quebec, Tadoussac or both!
Hourly : 5 days a week, 37.5 hours a week
Office entrance : Early May or as soon as possible
the salary A: Depending on your current pay scale and your profile, between $45,000 and $55,000 per year.
Important A: You must be a Canadian citizen or already have a valid work permit to work in Quebec.

Submit an application
Submit your resume and cover letter to 12th of April, Laura Maranda, through the form. Make a good impression and increase your chances: send us an application as soon as possible!

Marine Mammal Research and Education Group, 108 de la Dock, Tadoussac (Quebec) G0T 2A0 (418 235-4701)

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization. We will only contact those selected for an interview.

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