Journalist

  • 1 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada
  • Full-time

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.

Our Commitment To Diversity
We strive to be a leader in building and cultivating an employee community framed around fairness, support and opportunity. We believe that what makes us different, makes a difference. And as a team, the diversity of our backgrounds, interests and experiences is what enriches our work, and our workplaces. We welcome all, and we strive for an inclusive culture that allows individual growth and shared success.

Job Description

The Toronto Star has one vacancy in the Journalist classification in the Editorial Department. The initial assignment for the successful candidate will be as a business reporter. Journalists can be assigned to any newsroom department across a variety of assignments and locations.

Toronto Star Journalists must be able to report and write authoritatively on breaking news, as well as providing perspective and analysis. We are seeking journalists with proven news reporting skills and a mastery of intelligent, conversational and visual story-telling skills.

The successful candidates will collaborate with colleagues throughout the newsrooms and think beyond traditional narratives to produce stories that are accurate, comprehensive, compelling, and relevant. They are digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling and incorporate feedback from customer analytics to ensure that content leads to engagement and subscriptions. The focus will be on daily reporting with some feature writing.

 

Qualifications

  • A deep knowledge of business, finance and capital markets
  • Excellent news judgment, advanced writing skills and story-telling ability
  • Energy and creativity, with a passion for understanding the role that business and finance plays in the world around us
  • A deep understanding of the issues most important to residents of the GTA
  • A self-starter able to generate unique and compelling story ideas
  • Can simultaneously manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Relentlessly high standards, detail-oriented and deadline-driven
  • Able to produce succinct, clear, and accurate copy on deadline
  • Interviewing and newsgathering skills with instincts to draw out subjects and gather the relevant information to bring a story to life      
  • Able to develop and maintain contacts and sources, skillfully interview people in demanding situations and show resourcefulness
  • Diplomacy and well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with access to information procedures and databases
  • Well versed in CP style
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Torstar values of collaboration, focus, selflessness, agility, and results

This is a notice of vacancy under Article 8 of collective agreement between Toronto Star Newspapers Limited and 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. These positions will be located Toronto.

Additional Information

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.

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