Jobs at blogTO

Thanks for your interest in joining Toronto's source for local news, food and culture. Our site currently reaches about 7.5 million users a month, plus more on social media. In 2019 we received 250 million page views.

Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all jobs are remote-work. We use Slack, Zoom and other tools to collaborate, meet and discuss things throughout the day.

We also now have a sister-site, Freshdaily, that covers topics of national interest. Openings for both sites are listed below.

Note that some job openings are specific to one of the sites and others include responsibilities for both sites as there is some shared resourcing and staffing between sites.

Before you apply for any of the jobs below, make sure you follow us on our social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok), subscribe to our podcast and downloaded our app (iOS). We want to make sure you're familiar with our entire product offering.

Freshdaily is on all major social platforms too (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok).

All permanent full time positions come with benefits like health, dental and vacation days. Currently, due to COVID-19, permanent full time positions are limited so we are hiring mostly on short-term full time contracts until things get a bit more back to normal.

If you are looking for something part time (freelance) please see our list of current freelance opportunities.

Current job openings

The following jobs are currently available and would include responsibilities for blogTO and Freshdaily. There is no deadline to apply. We will remove the listing from this page once the job has been filled.

Managing Editor

We're looking for a Managing Editor to oversee all content on blogTO and Freshdaily. You will work closely with our staff of writers, photographers, videographers and social media hosts in all aspects of content production and planning including breaking news, feature articles, videos and profiles of local businesses.

This is a full time role that is remote-work using our tools and systems to manage a team of writers, photographers, videographers and social media hosts.

Responsibilities
  • Oversee all aspects of editorial planning and content production.
  • Assign stories, provide mentorship, edit copy, fine tune headlines, source and format photos and multimedia, package content for publication according to the site's style and formatting guidelines.
  • Ensure the editorial team meets or exceeds content and growth targets.
  • Write and create content for the websites and our social media platforms as applicable.
  • Monitor web and social media analytics and adjust content strategies accordingly.
Requirements
  • At least 7 years of journalism experience in a senior editorial role, preferably with news, culture and lifestyle related content at a digital media publication.
  • Bachelor of Journalism degree preferred.
  • Strong writing and grammar skills and the ability to enforce the site's style and formatting guidelines.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of Canadian Press style guidelines.
  • An understanding of what makes content compelling and sharable.
  • Expert knowledge of Toronto and Canada across a range of subject areas including general news, food, music, film, fashion, the arts, real estate, politics and more.
  • Active user of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud applications especially Photoshop for photo editing.
  • Advanced knowledge of SEO, web and social media analytics.
  • Experience with content discovery and social monitoring platforms.
  • Strong time management and attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work unconventional hours, evenings and weekends as applicable.
How to apply

Please send an email to jobs [at] blogto [dotcom] with the following information.

  • Your name, email and phone number.
  • Explain to us why you’re interested in and qualified for this role.
  • Tell us what neighbourhood in Toronto you currently live and number of years you’ve lived in the city.
  • Provide a link to your LinkedIn or online CV.
  • Provide a sample portfolio of writing and editing via a web or social media link.
  • Provide links to personal/professional social media handles as applicable.
  • Detail your compensation expectations and first available start date.
App Designer

We're looking for an app designer to design the next iteration of our iOS and Android apps for blogTO and Freshdaily. This is a short term contract, remote work opportunity.

Responsibilities
  • Conceptualize and execute all necessary design files for the apps.
  • Work with development team to deliver creative files to spec.
  • Ensure all design work adheres to existing brand guidelines and standards.
Requirements
  • Proven work experience as an app designer for iOS and Android.
How to apply

Please send an email to jobs [at] blogto [dotcom] with the following information.

  • Your name, email and phone number.
  • Provide a link to your LinkedIn and app design portfolio.
  • Detail your compensation expectations, first available start date and ongoing availability.

Current job openings at blogTO

The following jobs are currently available. There is no deadline to apply. We will remove the listing from this page once the job has been filled.

Food and Lifestyle Editor

We're looking for an experienced writer and editor to oversee our food and lifestyle coverage. This includes restaurants, bars, nightlife, entertainment, music, arts and culture news, lists, reviews and service-oriented journalism as well as our coverage of local parks, beaches, things to do and day trips and weekend excursions from the city.

This will start as a short-term full time (contract) that is remote-work using our tools and systems to manage a team of writers, photographers, videographers and social media hosts.

Responsibilities
  • Oversee all aspects of editorial planning for our food and lifestyle content.
  • Assign stories, provide mentorship, edit copy, fine tune headlines, source and format photos and multimedia, package content for publication according to the site's style and formatting guidelines.
  • Write and create content for the website and our social media platforms.
  • Ensure the team you manage meets or exceeds content and growth targets.
  • Monitor web and social media analytics and adjust content strategies accordingly.
Requirements
  • Bachelor of Journalism degree preferred.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of Canadian Press style guidelines. 
  • Minimum of five years professional work experience in digital media in a writing and/or editorial role. 
  • Expert knowledge of Toronto restaurants, nightlife, culture and the topics that fall under this role.
  • Active user of Twitter,  Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.
  • Proficiency wih Adobe Creative Cloud applications especially Photoshop for photo editing. 
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail, ability to work quickly, collaborate with others and consistently hit deadlines and content and growth targets.
  • Willingness to work unconventional hours, evenings and weekends as applicable.
How to apply

Please send an email to jobs [at] blogto [dotcom] with the following information.

  • Your name, email and phone number.
  • Explain to us why you’re interested in and qualified for this role.
  • Tell us what neighbourhood in Toronto you currently live and number of years you’ve lived in the city.
  • Provide a link to your LinkedIn or online CV.
  • Provide a sample portfolio of writing and editing via a web or social media link.
  • Provide links to personal/professional social media handles as applicable.
  • Detail your compensation expectations and first available start date.

Current job openings at Freshdaily

The following jobs are currently available. There is no deadline to apply. We will remove the listing from this page once the job has been filled.

Social News Writer

We're looking for an experienced Social News writer to join the team to craft short, timely articles derived from what's trending on social media and breaking news. This is a full time (contract) position.

Responsibilities
  • Write five or more articles for the site daily with a focus on breaking national news and what's trending on social media. 
  • Editorial planning, photo and copy editing as applicable. 
  • Collaborate with other Freshdaily team members as applicable.
Requirements
  • Bachelor of Journalism degree preferred.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of Canadian Press style guidelines. 
  • Minimum of two years professional work experience in digital media in a writing role. 
  • Expert knowledge of Canadian news, pop culture, food, travel, real estate, politics and other topics of national interest.
  • A knack for headline writing and understanding of what makes content compelling and sharable. 
  • Active user of Twitter,  Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.
  • Proficiency wih Adobe Creative Cloud applications especially Photoshop for photo editing. 
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail, ability to work quickly and consistently hit deadlines. 
  • Willingness to work evening and weekend shifts as required.
How to apply

Please send an email to jobs [at] blogto [dotcom] with the following information.

  • Your name, email and phone number.
  • Explain to us why you’re interested in and qualified for this role.
  • Provide a link to your LinkedIn or online CV.
  • Provide a sample portfolio of writing and editing via a web or social media link.
  • Provide links to personal/professional social media handles as applicable.
  • Detail your compensation expectations and first available start date.