May  21, 2022
  New Media





Reporter (1-year)

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Reporter (1-year) REF#: JG31897
The Standard
Location: St. Catharines, Ontario
Posted: April 21, 2022
Salary: not stated


Torstar Corporation is a broadly based, progressive media organization with a long, proud history in newspapers and a passion for capitalizing on the dynamic world of digital and mobile media. Torstar is energized by a deep customer-centric obsession, continued journalistic excellence, advanced data-driven competency and a culture that is selfless, focused, agile and collaborative 

The St Catharines Standard is currently recruiting for a full-time reporter for a one-year assignment.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Report, write, assign and edit in a breaking news environment where the primary focus is on digital information.
  • Be able to adapt to an environment where news and information is updated frequently, and the work atmosphere demands urgency.
  • Understand the value of information, large and small, and the connection between what is being reported on and The Standard’s customers.
  • Report engaging stories and digital content for multi-platforms.
  • Understand how to explore, create, navigate and publish information using non-traditional and emerging information platforms.
  • Understand and demonstrate use of digital tools and diversity of information such as social media links, embedded content and video work.
  • Travel throughout the community to capture events and information outside of structured work hours including weekends.


  • Diploma or degree in journalism or in a related field.
  • Self-starter with the ability to exercise solid news judgment. Someone who thinks “web first.”
  • Demonstrated skills using social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and possess online posting skills.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and especially written skills (Canadian Press Style).
  • Effective organizational skills, ability to manage time and prioritize tasks appropriately.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline driven and demanding environment.
  • Team-oriented individual that can build professional relationships with team members. Be comfortable with ambiguity and ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Experience in Photography, Video and Broadcasting.
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle and valid driver's licence.

Diversity & Inclusion
Torstar Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Torstar is committed to ensuring employment opportunity to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status or disability or any other factor protected by law.

Torstar Group of Companies is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario Human Rights Code we will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling the interview of your requirements.

Torstar Corporation remains committed to its employees and to providing a safe workplace.  As of November 30, 2021,  candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and successful candidates must agree to obtain any additional vaccinations or booster dose(s) that may be required. Proof of such vaccination will be required.   We will make accommodation for qualifying medical or religious exemptions.

Interested candidates should apply online here, stating they found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board.


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