Newsroom Radio Room Internship

Company: Toronto Star
Category: Newspaper Organization
Job: Newsroom Radio Room Internship
Location: Toronto, ON
Deadline to apply: June 19, 2017
Duration: N/A

The Toronto Star is looking for new journalists for our Radio Room internship. The Star hires current post-secondary students to staff its radio room.

Radio Room reporters make regular checks with police, fire and paramedics and monitor social media and other sources for breaking news. They provide quick tips to the newsroom and sometimes do original reporting for all the Star’s platforms.
The work environment is often hectic, so successful candidates must be calm, well-organized and able to juggle several tasks at once. Radio Roomers must be able to persuade sometimes reluctant officials to talk and be prepared to interview victims and family members touched by crime or accidents.
Experience in a daily news environment is a strong asset.
The Radio Room is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by post-secondary students working eight-hour shifts. Several students are hired in late summer to work part-time during the school year; a second group of students is hired to work through the summer months.

Position Requirements:
The ideal candidate should be:
• talented
• curious
intelligent journalists with a strong work ethic, positive attitude and
have a passion for journalism who bring energy, ideas and new perspectives to their work.
• strong reporting skills and the ability to work quickly and accurately are required.

If you are fluent in a language other than English, please include that information in your application.

• Cover letter: please include your email address, snail mail address and phone number. Make sure your contact details are on the first page
 Some examples of your reporting

Interns work with full-time staff in a challenging but supportive environment. All Star internships are paid, contract positions.

Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
All submissions will be treated as confidential.