Hiring: Associate Editor – Actual Media

Actual Media Inc., the publisher of leading business magazines and producer of major industry events in the water, infrastructure and environment sectors seeks a full time Associate Editor to join the team and help us cover these growing industry segments.

The Associate Editor plays an integral role in the development of content across the entire scope of work at Actual Media – including major editorial roles with both the Water Canada and ReNew Canada brands. Working from our downtown Toronto office and reporting to the Editorial Director, the Associate Editor will work with other members of the editorial team to develop written and visual features, releases and reports that best engage our print and digital readership while enhancing the value of the publication brands to their advertisers and industry stakeholders.  

Core responsibilities for this position include:

  • Curate, develop and edit content for ReNew Canada and Water Canada content platforms (web, social, e-news);
  • Curate, format and edit content for bi-monthly ReNew Canada and Water Canada print publications;
  • Provide in-person editorial coverage of local and regional events and press conferences, etc. for the online and print channels;
  • Curate and post updates and content for other related company channels (Actual Media, Top100 Projects, BrownieAwards, Water’sNext);
  • Provide support for Actual Media events, including the Canadian Water Summit, Top100 Projects Key Players and Owners Dinner and the Brownie Awards;
  • Assist in the research, development and execution of secondary editorial products, including the Top100 Projects report, Water Canada Buyers’ Guide, and Water Canada Career Showcase; and
  • Provide editorial support for client-based content initiatives and agency work as assigned.


The ideal candidate for this position will be someone who is an inquisitive self-starter, ready to immerse herself/himself in the water, environment and infrastructure industries and explore stories of the people, technologies and policies in those sectors. Core competencies for this position include:

  • 1-3 years experience in an editorial-focused media position;
  • Proficiency in the use and management of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn;
  • Experience with posting and formatting content online (WordPress);
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe suite of products;
  • The ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects at any given time;
  • Ability to use multimedia tools and resources for audio and video content production (design, photography, videography, podcasting, etc.); and
  • Prior knowledge and interest in the issues surrounding the water, infrastructure and/or environment industries in Canada.


Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and fit.  Please submit resume and cover letter to Andrew Macklin (andrew@actualmedia.ca ) by Friday, November 23.  We will respond only to qualified candidates who are requested for an interview.  

About our company:

Actual Media is an established business-to-business agency and independent media outlet serving the infrastructure, water and environment industry segments. Our loyal readers and clientele appreciate our insights, content and direct engagement with their industry. We are not just editors, publishers and sales managers, we are subject matter experts, leaders and opinion multipliers.  www.actualmedia.ca

ReNew Canada magazine is Canada’s infrastructure’s magazine and covers energy, transit, transportation, public spaces and public works. The publication and its website engage with the decision-makers who plan, finance, design, engineer, construct and manage of all types of infrastructure assets. ReNew Canada stands alone as a publication devoted to the national infrastructure industry, examining the planning, financing and lifecycle of public assets in all sectors.

Water Canada magazine focuses on resource management and protection, and covers drinking water, wastewater, water resources, stormwater, and conveyance and distribution in the context of environmental health, urban infrastructure, science and technology, law, policy and governance. Water Canada magazine differentiates itself from competitive publications in this field with a “one water” approach to our editorial, consistent with the preferred approach to water management. We examine the entire life cycle of water use from source to tap and back again.

Actual Media Announces Nick Reid as New Managing Partner

Todd Latham, president of Actual Media Inc., is proud to announce that Nick Reid has joined the firm as a shareholder and managing partner.

Nick will take a leadership role with Actual Media’s water-related publications and events, specifically Water Canada, the Water’s Next Awards, and the Canadian Water Summit. His depth of management experience and industry engagement will also assist Actual Media to further develop its creative agency business and strong role in the infrastructure space with ReNew Canada magazine and the Top100 Projects publications and events.

“Nick will help us grow the water segments of the business, while also elevating the Actual Media brand across his broad network of influence,” Latham said.

One of Nick’s strengths is his collaborative work with a diverse network of stakeholders in organizations, municipalities, ministries, and industry, seeking opportunities to execute long‐term strategic initiatives fundamental to the growth of Ontario’s water sector. In his past role with the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA), he participated in several stakeholder consultations as the province developed the Water Opportunities Act and its Water Sector Strategy.

Nick has an Honours B.Sc., Environmental Science, Biology from Trent University and has enjoyed a long career in the water sector. From 2002 to 2006, he served as the general manager of the Region of Peel’s four main water and wastewater plants, ensuring continuous service to 1.2 million residents under OCWA’s largest operating contract.

Previous work at OCWA encompassed management of OCWA’s IT Division, including support for Ontario’s largest implementation of a Wide Area SCADA system for more than 700 water and wastewater locations. Nick’s experience as publications chair of the Ontario Water Works Association’s (OWWA) quarterly Ontario Pipeline magazine from June 2009 to January 2015 prepares him for the hands-on work he will be doing with Water Canada.

In May 2014, he took on the chair role of AWWA’s Manufacturers and Associates Council Subcommittee on the Low Economic Value of Water, and he presented findings at ACE in Boston. In addition to his new role with Actual Media, he was recently appointed as the executive director of Ryerson Urban Water at Ryerson University. He continues to serve as a director with OWWA and on the advisory committee of the Canadian Water Summit.

Lee Scarlett Crowdfund

Water Canada would like to let our friends in the water and publishing community know that associate publisher, Lee Scarlett has Stage 4 cancer. There is a crowdfunding page to assist the family through this difficult period. www.gofundme.com/leescarlett

Lee has been part of the Water Canada and Actual Media team for ten years. He is very well known in the water community, and is a dedicated force in the industry. Lee and his family are thankful for the kindness of people who have reached out to them.


Water Canada – November/December 2015 Issue Now Available

We just released our latest edition of Water Canada magazine.  The November/December 2015 edition, featuring our 2016 Buyer’s Guide, is available online at watercanada.net/archives. If you do not have a subscription, you can purchase one online by visiting: watercanada.net/subscribe/ or contact our subscription services department at 416-444-5842 x211

ReNew Canada – November/December 2015 Issue Now Available


We just released our latest edition of ReNew Canada magazine.  The November/December 2015 edition is available online at renewcanada.net/archives. If you do not have a subscription, you can purchase one online by visiting: renewcanada.net/subscribe/ or contact our subscription services department at 416-444-5842 x211

ReNew Canada to Co-Host the 2015 Canadian Urban Forum

ReNew Canada is proud to co-host the Canadian Urban Forum in Toronto on Oct. 8. See a preliminary program below:

Buy Your Water’s Next 2015 Tickets Today

The Water’s Next national awards program honours the achievements and ideas of individuals and companies that successfully work to change water in our country.

After receiving more than 80 nominations for the 2015 Water’s Next awards, our selection committee has chosen the finalists for each of the eight awards!

Winners will be announced at the Water’s Next gala award dinner following the Canadian Water Summit in Vancouver on June 25, 2015. Click here to buy tickets, and follow @WatersNext on Twitter for future updates and announcements!

CWWA Releases Actual Media-Assisted Public Attitudes Report

The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA), with the help of Water Canada and the Actual Media team, has released a new report titled Public Attitudes 2015. The report acts as a guidebook for communities developing communications plans around their water and wastewater services and will help bridge the gap between public opinion and the reality of our water infrastructure challenges.

In 2014, Actual Media Inc. brought together a roundtable of formidable Canadian water thinkers to brainstorm and discuss public messaging around water. Using information gathered at this session, the Public Attitudes 2015 report highlights messages and communications approaches that will bring water and wastewater infrastructure to the front of the public’s mind.

Actual Media is proud to have played an integral role in the development of this report. We are confident that the CWWA Public Attitudes 2015 report will help municipalities improve public support for water and wastewater infrastructure projects, and provide an important stepping stone to the overall improvement in the state of public infrastructure in Canada.


Actual Media Supports The Stop

Actual Media is proud to have contributed to the fundraising efforts of Toronto collective Choir! Choir! Choir! The group of singers is embarking on a choir-a-thon to raise funds for The Stop Community Food Centre. On December 14, members of Choir! Choir! Choir! will pile into school buses and tour three hospitals: Sunnybrook Hospital, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and The Briton House Retirement Centre. The original fundraising foal of $10,000 has been surpassed thanks to the generosity of a long list of donors, including Actual Media. Actual Media’s executive editor, Mira Shenker, will be one of over 100 singers taking part in this day-long event.

We’ve Moved!

Actual Media Inc. has moved from our Adelaide St. West location to 147 Spadina Ave., at the corner of Richmond St!

Our new mailing address is:

Actual Media Inc.
147 Spadina Avenue
Unit 208
Toronto, ON M5V 2L7

Our phone and email remains the same.

Come visit us at our new location in the heart of creative Toronto.