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Copy Editor

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Copy Editor REF#: JG31902
iPolitics/QP Briefing
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: April 22, 2022
Salary: not stated

Description

Torstar Corporation is a broadly-based media company. Its businesses include the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper, six regional daily newspapers in Ontario including The Hamilton Spectator, and more than 70 weekly community newspapers in Ontario; flyer distribution services; and digital properties including thestar.com (with local editions in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Halifax), wheels.ca, toronto.com, save.ca, a number of regional online sites. Torstar also holds a majority interest in VerticalScope, a North American vertically-focused digital media company.

The Toronto Star is Canada’s largest daily newspaper and is read in print and across desktop, mobile and tablet platforms by more than 6 million readers every week. Online, thestar.com is one of the most-visited newspaper websites in Canada.

iPolitics and QP Briefing are looking for a full-time copy editor with excellent journalistic judgment to join our editorial teams remotely, working from home anywhere in the country.

We are looking for a copy editor who is detail-oriented, collaborative and comfortable working with tight deadlines.

The successful candidate is well-versed in Canadian Press style and has experience using online content management systems such as WordPress.

Key Tasks:
  • Copyediting and posting online news stories and briefs.
  • Selecting photos and writing cutlines.
  • Working from home in a split shift, available online weekday mornings and again in the late afternoon, eastern standard time.
  • Sending out email newsletters.
  • Posting stories to the sites’ homepages.
  • Monitoring The Canadian Press wire.
  • Mentoring writers on CP style and clean copy, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in journalism or significant journalism experience.
  • Three-plus years’ experience as a copy editor.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Comfort with online news.
  • A talent for writing compelling headlines and decks.


Diversity & Inclusion
Torstar 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.

AODA
Torstar 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.

COVID-19
Torstar remains committed to its employees and to providing a safe workplace.  As of March 31, 2022,  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.

With your application, please include a resume, a brief cover letter highlighting your strengths as a reporter (and stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board), and any relevant work samples.





 
 

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