This is an exciting time at the Toronto Star! Canada’s largest newspaper is bringing its award-winning, ground-breaking and impactful journalism to a new tablet edition that we expect will become a world leader for tablet-based delivery of news content.
We have a number of exciting career opportunities available, including a new role of Tablet Content Editor, with several to be hired. We’re looking for highly motivated, passionate journalists who can contribute to the success of our tablet edition.
Are you excited by the challenge of developing interactive news content for tablets? Can you work closely and collaboratively with colleagues to ensure that each story you touch is presented in a highly engaging manner that leverages the full potential of the tablet platform? Are you able to work (with direction and assistance from designers and editors) to develop innovative and effective presentation solutions to help support the creative design and implementation of our content? Are you a strong editor/producer who understands how to tell stories that captivate and delight readers? If the answer to any of these questions is Yes, this role may be for you!
The successful candidates will work in a fast-paced newsroom with constant deadline pressure under supervision of The Star’s Production Manager. Much of the work will be done in the evening, and some weekend work will also be required.
AS A TABLET CONTENT EDITOR, WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Develop tablet screens of simple and medium complexity.
Collaborate with Tablet Producers and others to implement the journalistic and design vision for each screen.
Write display copy (headlines, decks, captions, etc.).
Utilize appropriate story-telling tools to convey information, including pictures, videos, infographics, maps and photo galleries.
Embed audio, video and image files.
Calibrate content before publication to enrich the reading experience.
Select images that best depict the story.
Desired Skills and Experience
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
2-3 years of experience in a news operation, with strong preference to candidates who have worked as editors and those who are accustomed to working in a production environment.
Strong knowledge of news, current affairs, journalistic storytelling techniques using digital tools, legal issues pertaining to journalism.
Excellent, well-developed news judgment.
Experience editing copy, audio, video and pictures for digital delivery.
Experience working with content management systems.
Strong knowledge of best practices in digital content creation.
Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team and time-sensitive environment.
Strong editing and writing skills.
Postsecondary education, preferably a university degree.
LENGTH OF ASSIGNMENT: Fixed term contract to December 2016. This may be extended and the position may eventually become permanent.
WORK LOCATION: 1 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
BENEFITS: Extended Health Care, Dental, Group Retirement Savings Plan, Vacations
To be considered for the next round of hiring, apply by March 20. Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
If you have already submitted an application to our previous postings for this role, please do not re-apply. We will be hiring on an ongoing basis for several months, and will contact you if you are shortlisted.