Reporter - Intern

  • 211 Pritchard Road, Hamilton, Canada
  • Contract

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 reader at the heart of all of the creative work being done.

Job Description

The Hamilton Spectator is looking for early-career journalists for our one-year reporting internship running until December 2022. This internship is open to college and university level students or fewer than five years removed from graduation who have never held a full-time, permanent staff position at a company that publishes news daily. Interns will work with full-time staff in a challenging but supportive environment. The internships are paid positions. We cannot accommodate volunteers, short-term placements or co-op students. Preference will be given to diverse candidates.

Qualifications

Application should be able to demonstrate

  • A range of reporting, with a strong emphasis on news coverage
  • Proven ability to report thoroughly, write well, synthesize and organize information
  • Multimedia experience, including social media, video, audio and photography
  • Reporting experience outside school assignments and a demonstrated commitment to journalism as a career
  • Strong interpersonal skills

What we look for

Enthusiastic, talented, curious and intelligent journalists with a strong work ethic, positive attitude and passion for journalism who bring energy, ideas and new perspectives to their work. Strong reporting skills and the ability to work quickly and accurately are required. If you are fluent in a language other than English, please include that information in your application.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in Canada.

Additional Information

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.

AODA
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.

COVID-19
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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