We are on the lookout for people to join our team! Applications close Wednesday, January 11, at 5 p.m.
You already read us. You love Toronto. And you have a way with words.
Clearly, you should become a contributor.
We are on the hunt for a few new key people: a copy editor, to keep our contributors’ fine content in fine shape; a Newsstand writer, to make sure our readers get caught up on news each morning; and a few writers, to tell stories about the city. Each is fun, each pays (modestly!), and each is a core position, essential to keeping us at our best.
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.
Torontoist‘s copy editors—a rarity in the online world—look over posts before they’re 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 involved and more exciting than that. We promise.) We’re looking for someone who can be on duty for one or two days a week. Previous copy editing experience is preferred but not mandatory. A familiarity with CP style, experience with Twitter, and word-nerdiness are required, however.
What we want when you apply: Tell us about yourself, and why you’re interested in the position. Then copy edit this post from our archives and show us exactly what you’d change about it, while still preserving the writer’s voice and intent (a big part of the job). We’ve snuck in a few technical errors, so note those, as well as any syntax changes or other edits you think would be advisable. Use the Track Changes function in Word so we can see what you did and attach the text as a .doc when you apply. Please also list two references we can contact who can attest to your awesomeness.
Newsstand is our morning digest of local news from media outlets across the city, published at 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 or two mornings 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 December 2011—write up an edition of Newsstand that you think would have been a good fit on Torontoist.
General Interest Writers
Torontoist‘s mandate is to tell stories about Toronto—its people, its neighbourhoods, its culture, and all the day-to-day moments that make up life in the city. Writing for us requires an eye for detail and insatiable curiosity about Toronto; our contributors write as little as once a month or as much as three times a week, depending on their interests. We’re especially looking for writers with an interest in architecture and design, street art, pop culture, food, and exploring some of the city’s many culturally and geographically diverse neighbourhoods and communities. And if you’re a general interest writer who wants to cover daily life in Toronto, we’d love to have more of that, too.
What we want when you apply: Tell us about yourself, and why you’re interested in the position—no resumés, just a bit of a narrative so we can get a sense of who you are. Then, follow the rest of the guidelines that you’ll find right here.
To apply, email us at [email protected], with either “Writer,” “Newsstand,” or “Copy Editor” in the subject line.
Please get your submissions in by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11. We promise to look at and reply to every single one.
Photo by Miles Storey/Torontoist.