Job Opportunities

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Job Listings

When employment/contract opportunities arise, the WGA is dedicated to selecting authors from across the province using fair and transparent methods. We take care and attention to represent various communities, cultures, genders, ages, and experiences from across the province when a position becomes available. In all offers of contracts/employment, we will give preference to WGA members.

Digital Sound Design Coordinator

The WGA is currently seeking a student to edit podcasts. The application must go through SCiP. Below is a detailed description of the position:

The Digital Sound Design Coordinator will assist with the creation of a podcasting plan, organizational branding in podcasting, and will lead post-production editing.

This role will include:

  • consultation with program coordinators
  • envisioning podcast production schedule
  • editing podcasts

Time commitment is various, December through August, with a maximum of 60 hours.

The position is ideal for someone with an interest in radio/broadcasting and post-production sound design.

Ideal for someone with course work in:

  • Communications
  • Digital Arts

Some specialized skills required:

  • Familiarity with Audacity, Audition, or other audio editing software.

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • The hope is to have 4 - 8 finished podcasts within internship time-frame.
  • Create good-quality podcasts with organizational branding.

To view the internship on SCiP visit


Recurring Positions

  • The Banff Centre Writer in Residence: The Banff Retreat Writer in Residence Position is an open competition for both in- and out- of- province writers.
  • WordsWorth Instructors and Creative Team Members: WordsWorth positions are open competitions for both in- and out-of- province writers that are posted annually. There will be a roster kept from year to year to maintain a core identity that the youth will recognize.
  • Mentorship Program: The selection criteria for the Mentorship program can be found here.
  • WestWord Contributors: WestWord, our member-only magazine, is always interested in articles on writing ranging from 500-2500 words. Got an idea? Send an email query with writing samples to Unsolicited pieces are welcome, but rarely accepted for publication. Rates per piece range from $200- $600. Submission is open to members and non-members alike.

WGA-Selected Positions

Please note that the following positions below are not application based but WGA-selected, subject to criteria and funding. Further opportunities are posted above and in WriteClick. 

  • Award Juries: Jury selection endeavors to employ writers and other literary people who have experience and expertise with particular categories of writing. Having representation from different parts of the province is important to us. Every jury for the Alberta Literary Awards includes one out-of-province person.
  • Monthly Event Presenters: We count on the expertise of our staff, who plan the monthly events in Calgary and Edmonton, to keep track of who has been featured in the past, who has new books out, who is on tour, and who works around a certain theme. Our staff is also responsible for balancing the budget, and consideration of this often comes into play during the selection process. This is also the case with smaller conferences.
  • Annual Conference Presenters: Our large conferences offer a¬†broader range of positions and, as such, we post a call for submissions. The WGA also leaves room for hand-selected authors who would like to be seen by the community and who may be sponsored or already on tour.