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.

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