Toronto Star Radio Room Internship - Summer 2021
- 1 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada
Torstar Corporation is a progressive media organization with a long, proud history in newspapers and a passion for capitalizing on the fluid world of digital and mobile media. Torstar’s vision for success is driven by a deep customer-centric obsession, continued journalistic excellence, advanced data-driven competency and a culture that is selfless, focused, agile, collaborative and results driven. The successful candidate will be a champion of those priorities while keeping the customer at the heart of all of the creative work that s/he will be doing.
The Toronto Star is looking for new journalists for our Radio Room internship. We hire current post-secondary students to staff our radio room.
Interns work with full-time staff in a challenging but supportive environment. All Star internships are paid, contract positions.
We cannot accommodate volunteers, short-term placements or co-op students.
The Radio Room
Radio Room reporters make regular checks with police, fire, and paramedics and monitor social media and other sources for breaking news. They provide quick tips to the newsroom and sometimes do original reporting for all the Star’s platforms.
The work environment is often hectic, so successful candidates must be calm, well-organized and able to juggle several tasks at once. Radio Roomers must be able to persuade sometimes reluctant officials to talk and be prepared to interview victims and family members touched by crime or accidents. Experience in a daily news environment is a strong asset.
The Radio Room is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by post-secondary students working eight-hour shifts. Several students are hired in late summer to work part-time during the school year; a second group of students is hired to work through the summer months.
A full, unrestricted Ontario driver’s licence is NOT required for this position.
What we look for
Enthusiastic, talented, curious and intelligent journalists with a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and a passion for journalism who bring energy, ideas and new perspectives. Strong reporting skills and the ability to work quickly and accurately are requirements. If you are fluent in a language other than English, please include that information.
- Cover letter. Please state the position you are applying for at the top of the page in bold type. Include email, snail mail address and phone number. Make sure your contact details are on the first page.
- Some examples of your reporting
Application should demonstrate
- A range of reporting, with a strong component of news coverage
- Proven ability to report thoroughly, write well, synthesize and organize information
- Reporting experience outside school assignments and a demonstrated commitment to journalism as a career
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Life experience that contributes to your development/ability as a journalist
As a media company with a long history of championing equality for all, Torstar is uniquely positioned to learn from our past, to give voice to the present through our news coverage and provide opportunities in our pages and on our websites for frank, honest and open conversations about race and diversity and to help provide guidance and examples for future generations. As a result, Torstar is fully committed to building a diverse, inclusive, accessible and respectful workplace where every employee has a voice and the opportunity to fully contribute, ensuring an equal employment environment without discrimination or harassment. We encourage you to reflect upon the diversity you would bring to the role within your application including, but not limited to, individuals identifying with one or more of the under-represented groups within the Canadian media industry.
The Company is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation during this process, please inform The Company of your requirements.