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Journalist - Indigenous Issues

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Journalist - Indigenous Issues REF#: JG1000
Toronto Star
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: January 21, 2020
Salary:

Description

The Toronto Star is pleased to be a participating in the Local Journalist Initiative, which aims to produce civic journalism for underserved communities. With the support of that program, we’re excited to be hiring a journalist to cover Indigenous issues in Toronto.
 
As a Toronto Indigenous issues reporter, you will cover the urban Indigenous community in Toronto and issues of concern to urban Indigenous peoples.
 
The successful candidate has a strong voice and is able to craft compelling stories that reach wide audiences. You collaborate with colleagues throughout the newsrooms and think beyond traditional narratives to produce stories that are accurate, comprehensive, compelling, and relevant. You are a master of intelligent, conversational and visual story-telling. You are digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling and incorporate feedback from customer analytics.

Qualifications

Job Requirements
  • Meaningful professional experience at a major daily metropolitan newspaper
  • Advanced journalism skills with a deep knowledge of current affairs, and particular sensitivity and understanding of complex Indigenous issues.
  • Excellent news judgment
  • Advanced writing, multi-media, and story-telling skills that lead to a conversational daily product
  • Interview and newsgathering skills and instincts to draw out subjects and gather the relevant information to bring a story to life      
  • Able to develop and maintain contacts and sources, skillfully interview people in often-demanding situations and show resourcefulness
  • Familiarity with access-to-information procedures and databases
  • Diplomacy and well-developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Passion, energy and creativity
  • A self-starter who comes up with own story ideas.
  • Able to simultaneously manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Relentlessly high standards; detail-oriented and deadline-driven to enable the production of succinct, clear, and accurate copy on deadline
  • Strong social media skills, and an eye to data analysis
  • Well versed in CP style
  • Photo and video experience an asset
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Torstar values of collaboration, focus, selflessness, agility, and results


These positions will be located at 1 Yonge Street in Toronto.
 
The Company is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation during this process, please inform The Company of your requirements.
 
Please send a cover letter stating you found this job at Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Board and resume to:
 


Steven Marco
Torstar Group of Companies
1 Young Street
Toronto , Ontario
M5E 1E6 ,
Tel: 4168694271


E-mail: smoco@thestar.ca
 
 

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