Request for Proposals

One year contract (May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020)

Well-established, award-winning quarterly trade publication seeks Creative Partner to take us to the next level in audience engagement.

To be successful in this role, you must be knowledgeable about and excited by the economic potential offered through development of Atlantic Canada’s natural resources (primarily oil, gas, mining and alternative energy).

For the right applicant, this may lead to a full-time permanent position.

About us
Founded in 1998, Natural Resources Magazine is an Atlantic Canada-specific trade magazine published four times a year. In addition to delivering a minimum 40,000 magazines to readers throughout the region and across the country, we are also distributed at select international conferences and trade shows.

Our mission
We are committed to producing informative, authoritative and entertaining content that shares Atlantic Canada’s resource potential and development opportunities with a global audience. Though we are dedicated to factual accuracy, we do not believe that business news should be a dry recitation of fact. It can, and should, capture audience attention in the best storytelling tradition. For our audience and our advertisers, our goal is to be the foremost source of reliable and memorable resource development information in the region.

What you need to know about us
We laugh…a lot. We take our work seriously but never ourselves. And we’re ambitious. We believe (actually, we know) that Atlantic Canada has world-class resource potential—and that our coverage of this sector deserves world-class content. Our standards are high; we want you to help us fly.

Scope of work

  • Based in St. John’s, N.L.
  • You can work from home or office space can be provided.
  • You will work under the direction of the Executive Editor and an editorial advisory board of industry experts.
  • You will conduct interviews and attend industry events to create unique, original content for Natural Resources Magazine (four print issues with approximately 14,000 words per issue plus more frequent online and social media content).
  • You will be actively engaged in the collection of photography to complement content created, and you will collaborate with the Art Director for layout/design.
  • You will be expected to assist with fact-checking and proofreading each issue before it goes to press.
  • Some travel required.
  • In conjunction with the management team, you may be called on to assist in the planning and execution of events.
  • You will be expected to contribute creative ideas for new marketing plans/initiatives.

Skills and attitude required

  • Proven research and interview skills, ideally in a journalistic environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superlative storyteller across multiple platforms
  • The ability to take direction and constructive criticism
  • Tech savvy
  • Able to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Committed to meeting deadlines
  • Willingness to travel
  • Enthusiastic about print magazines as well as the resource-development sector
  • Positive, open-minded and high energy
  • Smart, eager to work and a problem solver

Interested parties are asked to submit

  • Description of qualifications and experience working on similar projects
  • Samples of related, published work
  • Three recent references
  • Proposed costs

Email your submission to
Dawn Chafe, Executive Editor,

Deadline for submissions: 4:00 p.m. A.S.T. on Friday, April 12, 2019

Please note:
  1. By submitting a proposal for consideration, you understand that you may be contacted for additional information; however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  2. We hope to have a decision made before April 30, 2019 with a start date of May 1, 2019.
  3. Questions regarding this RFP can be directed to