Toronto Star Photography Internship - Summer Student

  • 1 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada
  • Intern

Company Description

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.

Job Description

The Toronto Star is looking for undergraduate-level photojournalists for a photography internship opportunity.

This internship is open to college- and university-level students who have never held a full-time, permanent staff position at a company that publishes news daily.

Interns work with full-time staff in a challenging but supportive environment. All Star internships are paid, contract positions. We cannot accommodate volunteers.

What we look for

A creative photographer/videographer to cover a wide variety of assignments, including sports, news, and feature portraits. Many assignments will require shooting video as well as still images. You should be an enthusiastic and curious young photojournalist ready to bring new perspectives and strong news judgment to your work at the Star.  

Reporting to the Visuals Editor, the successful candidate will:

  • Execute a variety of coverage assignments each day
  • Brainstorm ideas for feature photographs
  • Edit, caption, and transmit photos/videos quickly and efficiently


Application requirements

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Portfolio or link to your photo/video work

Key Requirements and Skills:

  • Current student in Journalism, Photography, Art, or related field
  • Strong knowledge of video and audio recording using the latest techniques and equipment
  • Experience using Photoshop and Photo Mechanic
  • Reporting and/or photography experience outside school assignments and a demonstrated commitment to journalism as a career
  • An unrestricted Ontario driver’s license is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Please have your own gear

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. All submissions will be treated as confidential.

This role is represented by Unifor Local 87M. The hours of work for this position will vary according to the assignment, but will all conform to a standard 35-hour work week as described under the collective agreement. This position will be located at 1 Yonge St. in Toronto, Ontario.

Additional Information

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.

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