Journalism Roles (Future Opportunities) - Community Newsrooms Across Ontario

  • 3715 Laird Rd, Mississauga, ON L5L 0A3, Canada
  • Full-time

Job Description

Metroland Media is a progressive media organization with a long and distinguished history. Its businesses include more than 70 weekly community newspapers in Ontario, including Niagara, Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Guelph, Waterloo, Cambridge, New Hamburg, Orangeville, Peel, Toronto, York, Durham, Simcoe, Muskoka, Parry Sound, North Bay, Kawartha, and the Ottawa Valley. Metroland’s parent company, Torstar Corporation, also publishes a number of regional daily newspapers.

In addition, Metroland Media offers flyer distribution services, omnichannel marketing solutions and parcel delivery. Our company is energized by a deep customer-centric obsession, continued journalistic excellence, advanced data-driven competency and a culture that is selfless, focused, agile and collaborative.

Diversity & Inclusion
Torstar Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Torstar is committed to ensuring employment opportunity to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status or disability or any other factor protected by law.

Journalism Roles (Future Opportunities) - Community Newsrooms Across Ontario

Don’t see anything posted that interests you right now? We are always looking for talented & diverse individuals for upcoming journalism opportunities across our many community newsrooms. Whether you are a new graduate or a veteran reporter who is interested in providing a voice to your community and reporting on meaningful issues, or a seasoned editor looking to continue to grow their career, we want to hear from you.

If you would like to join our editorial talent pool to be considered for future opportunities, please submit your resume and complete the application questionnaire. Be sure to also include a cover letter and samples of your work.

When a new position that matches your background and experience becomes available, we will reach out to you directly at that time to review the opportunity in more detail. Preference will be given to diverse candidates.

Note: This posting is for future opportunities and not for an active or specific position. As such, you may not hear back from us immediately.

Submission Requirements

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • If you have relevant examples of your work, please submit up to 3 examples as part of your submission

Potential Editorial Positions Available: Full-Time, Part-Time, Temporary and Contract positions may include:

With a passion for storytelling, you perform the kind of shoe-leather journalism that keeps the public informed. You are responsible for reporting, capturing and investigating matters that impact the community. Your curiosity knows no bounds.

With your thumb on the pulse of the community, you have the ability to quickly identify and assign stories to a team of talented journalists, providing them with support and guidance along the way. You are also responsible for proofreading as well as slotting content for our print products. 

You have a voracious appetite for news and a knack for promoting stories to an online audience. You use your technical skills to enhance our digital storytelling abilities, engage readers on a variety of social media platforms, curate content and keep a close eye on analytics and the performance of content.

You are a born leader with the ability to manage, motivate and lead a team of journalists. You oversee newsroom operations, assign relevant and meaningful stories, and roll out editorial strategies and initiatives. You are an ambassador for the print and online publications — a trusted source of local news, connected to the community and keen on increasing readership and a loyal customer base.

You work closely with the managing editor or news editor to deliver stories and/or photos, on an as-needed basis. You are deadline-oriented and focused on producing content, as assigned. You are passionate about telling the community’s stories and do so with journalistic integrity.

You’re a stickler for detail who is well versed in CP Style. You identify and correct typos, spelling mistakes and grammatical errors with the skill to wordsmith a sentence for a reader’s benefit. 

With creative flair, you piece together and layout news packages for print. You carefully manipulate and place the various elements, including headline, story and visuals, on a page to maximize the content’s impact.

Depending On The Role, You Will:

  • Report, write, assign and edit in a breaking news environment, where the primary focus is on digital information.
  • Be able to adapt to an environment where news and information are updated frequently, and the work atmosphere demands urgency.
  • Understand the value of information - large and small - and the connection between what is being reported on and Metroland Media customers.
  • Report engaging stories and digital content for multi-platforms.
  • Understand how to explore, create, navigate and publish information using non-traditional and emerging information platforms.
  • Understand and demonstrate the use of digital tools and diversity of information such as social media links, embedded content and video work.
  • Travel throughout the community to capture events and information outside of structured work hours including evenings and weekends.


    What we are looking for:

    • Diploma or Degree in Journalism or related field, including Applied Arts/Communications, or other relevant experience
    • Self-starter with the ability to exercise solid news judgment. Someone who thinks “web first.”
    • Demonstrated skills using social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and posting content online.
    • Strong verbal and especially written skills with a strong knowledge of Canadian Press Style.
    • Effective organizational skills, ability to manage time and prioritize tasks appropriately.
    • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven and demanding environment.
    • A team-oriented individual that can build professional relationships with team members. Be comfortable with ambiguity and the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
    • Experience in Photography, Video and Broadcasting.

    Additional Information

    Torstar Group of Companies is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario Human Rights Code we will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling the interview of your requirements.

    Torstar Corporation remains committed to its employees and to providing a safe workplace.  As of November 30, 2021,  candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and successful candidates must agree to obtain any additional vaccinations or booster dose(s) that may be required. Proof of such vaccination will be required.   We will make accommodation for qualifying medical or religious exemptions.

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