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You already read us. You love Toronto. And you love words.
Clearly, you should join our staff.
We are on the hunt for a few key new people: a Copy Editor, to keep our contributors’ fine content in fine shape; a Newsstand writer, to start the day off right; and an Urban Planner, to provide our readers with the best itinerary in the city. Each is fun, each pays (modestly!), and each is a core position, essential to keeping us at our best.
(If you’re interested in joining the regular writing staff, do not feel neglected! Keep your eyes peeled for a call for writers soon. Or just take a look at this.)
Interested? Keep reading.
If you’re wondering whether Torontoist is a good fit for you, check out our Contribute page to find out more about what we can offer you and what we’re looking for in all our contributors. (You can ignore the “What We Want When You Apply” section of that page, though.)
Copy EditorTorontoist’s copy editors—a rarity in the online world!—look over Torontoist’s content before it’s published and polish the already great work of our almost perfect contributors to a fine sheen. The gig is ideal for someone who is at a computer during work hours and can, at regular intervals, replace hyphens with en dashes. (Okay, it’s more, and more exciting, than that, we promise.) We’re looking to find someone who can be on duty for one or two days a week.
What we want when you apply: Tell us about yourself, and why you’re interested in the position. Then show us where and how we’ve erred: find three pieces on Torontoist—excluding the one you’re reading right now—that you think have not been copy edited extensively enough, and tell us exactly what you’d change about them, while still preserving the writer’s voice and intent (a big part of the job).
Urban PlannerUrban Planner is our curated daily event-listings feature, published every weekday and in a weekend edition on Friday afternoons. The job requires not only a strong writer but also an extremely organized and very tuned-in collator, someone able to curate effectively and give Torontoist’s readers the best to-do list in the city. The job is evenly split between several people; you’d write listings for just a day or two a week.
What we want when you apply: Tell us about yourself, and why you’re interested in the position. Then, give us a demo day of listings: pick a day in the future, and write an Urban Planner post as though you already had the job. (You don’t need to worry about the image for the post, mind you.)
Newsstand WriterNewsstand is our morning digest of local news from media outlets across the city, published at around 8 a.m. every weekday and 10 a.m. every Saturday. We’re looking for an organized, meticulous, well-read, interesting, and interested writer with terrific curatorial skills, an early schedule, and (when appropriate) a decent sense of humour, to take on writing Newsstand roughly one morning a week.
What we want when you apply: Tell us about yourself and why you’re interested in writing Newsstand; include links to relevant writing samples if you have any. Then, write a demo Newsstand so we can get a sense of your style. For a day of your choosing—pick any of 2011—write up an edition of Newsstand that you think would have been a good fit on Torontoist.
To apply, email us at [email protected]m, with either “Urban Planner,” “Newsstand,” or “Copy Editor” in the subject line.
Please get your submissions in by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12. We promise to look at and reply to every single one!