Jeff Gaulin

Journalist (x2) (BB-3D48B)

Found in: Talent CA

Journalist (x2) REF#: JG31289 The Toronto Star - Ottawa bureau Location: Ottawa, OntarioPosted: March 5, 2021 Salary: not stated Description Torstar Corporation is a progressive media organization with a long, proud history in newspapers and a passion for capitalizing on the fluid world of digital and mobile media. Torstar’s vision for success is driven by a deep customer-centric obsession, continued journalistic excellence, advanced data-driven competency and a culture that is selfless, focused, agile, collaborative and results driven. The successful candidates will be a champion of those priorities while keeping the customer at the heart of all of the creative work that s/he will be doing.The Toronto Star has two vacancies in the Journalist classification in the Editorial Department. Journalists can be assigned to any newsroom department across a variety of assignments. The initial assignments will be to the Ottawa Bureau.Journalists must be able to report and write authoritatively on breaking news, as well as provide perspective and analysis. We are seeking journalists with proven news reporting skills and a mastery of intelligent, conversational, and visual story-telling skills.The successful candidates will collaborate with colleagues throughout the newsrooms and think beyond traditional narratives to produce stories that are accurate, comprehensive, compelling, and relevant. They are digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling and incorporate feedback from customer analytics to ensure that content leads to engagement and subscriptions Qualifications A grasp of federal politics and an understanding of the impact of federal policyAdvanced journalism skills with a deep knowledge of current affairs and topics that matter most to Toronto Star readers and audiencesExcellent news judgment; story-telling, and multimedia skillsExcellent ability to articulate the essence of complex stories and their significance to readersAdvanced writing skills and story-telling ability that lead to a conversational daily productEnergy and creativity, with a passion for understanding issues facing Canada, Ontario, and TorontoA self-starter who is flexible and able to generate quality story ideasAble to simultaneously manage multiple projects and tasksRelentlessly high standards; detail-oriented and deadline-driven, enabling the production of succinct, clear, and accurate copy on deadlineInterview 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 resourcefulnessDiplomacy and well-developed interpersonal skillsFamiliarity with access to information procedures and databasesWell versed in CP style These two positions will be located in Ottawa. The hours of work for this position will vary according to the assignment, but will all conform to a standard 35-hour work week as described under the collective agreement. This is a posting under Article 8 of the collective agreement between the Toronto Star and Unifor Local 87-M. 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 your interview of your requirements.Interested candidates should apply online here, stating they found this job Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board.

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