Contributing to Torontoist
Become Our Newest Copy Editor
One of the things that makes Torontoist special is our team of copy editors. Unlike most publications, every article published on Torontoist is copy edited in-house. It’s a core position, and previous copy editors have went on to full-time positions at major Canadian magazines, daily newspapers, and publishers.
We’re looking for someone who loves Toronto and Torontoist, is well-versed in CP, and has a great eye for correcting copy while preserving the voice and intent of the writer. The position pays a modest daily stipend.
The job is ideal for people who are at their desk between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., and can jump into posts at regular intervals. We are looking for two people to cover one to two days a week.
To apply, please email co-editors Kelli Korducki and David Hains (email@example.com) with the subject heading “Copy Editor Position”. Feel free to include your resumé, and a brief cover letter. Please also copy edit this post from our archives. Use track changes in a Word .doc, and catch those sneaky errors we introduced.
The deadline to apply is August 26.
Become our Next Editorial Intern
Come work with Torontoist as our next editorial intern! As a publication with a big reach but a small staff, this unpaid role provides opportunities to learn every part of online journalism. And we’re a really fun team, so there’s that.
Interns must meet a number of requirements in order to apply.
- Be a currently-enrolled journalism student, or studying a related field.
- You must require internship or co-op hours for your degree requirements.
- If offered the position, a program administrator must confirm that this internship meets their requirements.
One of the great things about Torontoist is that we offer flexibility. If you’re only able to work limited hours each week for whatever reason, apply anyway and if you’re offered the position we can find a schedule that works for you. The length of the internship can also be catered to your needs, although we’re looking for someone to start in September.
To apply, email Kelli Korducki and David Hains (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject heading “Editorial Intern Position”. Include your resumé, cover letter, and links to up to three writing samples from anywhere (school newspaper, your blog, anything). We’ll pay particular attention to the writing samples. Also mention any additional journalism skills, like coding and data journalism, video skills, or languages.
Additionally, please include responses to the following questions:
- Why do you think you’re a good fit for Torontoist in particular? How do you think we can be a better publication?
- What would you like to get out of this internship? That is, what would you like to learn from the experience?
- What journalists do you respect and admire? What great article have you read recently, and why do you think the piece worked so well?
- Please include two pitches for stories that you would like to write during a Torontoist internship.
The deadline to apply is September 14, but we will evaluate applications on a rolling basis. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
If you’re a talented writer, photographer, illustrator, or videographer you should become a staff contributor. Everything you need to apply’s right here.
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