Jobs at blogTO

blogTO is a leading news and culture publication for Gen Z and Millennials in Toronto. The site reaches approximately 7 million users a month and generates more than 350 million page views per year.

We're the leading Canadian publisher on TikTok and have nearly 3 million followers across our social media platforms. Our videos get millions of views every week.

We're owned by ZoomerMedia. You can also check out their job openings here.

Currently, all jobs are remote-first but with the option to work from our new office at the ZoomerMedia complex in Liberty Village.

We use Slack, Zoom and other tools to collaborate, meet and discuss things throughout the day.

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

All permanent full time positions come with benefits like health, dental and vacation days. 

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

If you are looking for an internship please see our information page on internships with blogTO.

Recognizing the importance of giving platforms to voices that reflect the city of Toronto, and realizing that media organizations based here often fail to do so, blogTO enthusiastically encourages applications from First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as LGBTQ2S+.

Current job openings

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.

Reporter - Food and local businesses

We have an immediate opening for a Reporter to write about restaurants, bars, local businesses and neighbourhoods throughout the city.

The ideal candidate loves to explore the city and discover new places and has the skills to create written and social media content at a professional level. They should be a strong storyteller with a proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

This is a full-time role. blogTO offers a competitive salary which is dependent on experience.

Responsibilities
  • Visit and write about local businesses and neighbourhoods including restaurant profiles, bar profiles, cafe profilesstore profiles and other local businesses featured in our places section.
  • Write articles featuring a street or neighbourhood such as this example and this example.
  • Write list-based posts such as our Best of Toronto content and other topics.
  • Write short, newsy articles as applicable such as this example.
  • Write feature, longer-form articles about food culture and news in the city.
  • Create original content for Instagram stories, TikTok and other social media platforms to amplify and complement your writing for the website.
  • Lead or participate in Clubhouse rooms and Twitter Spaces as applicable related to your profiles and articles.
  • Take and edit photos where possible to accompany your written content and/or collaborate with a member of our photo team.
Requirements
  • A love of blogTO and what we do.
  • At least 3 years of experience working as a writer or content creator.
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail, and ability to collaborate with others. 
  • A willingness to work unconventional hours, including evenings and weekends when applicable.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of Canadian Press style guidelines.
  • Expert knowledge of the local food scene, Toronto and other subjects you will be writing about.
  • Bachelor of Journalism degree preferred but not essential.
  • Experience creating Instagram stories, TikToks and audio rooms on Twitter Spaces and Clubhouse an asset.
  • Experience taking and editing photos with software such as Adobe Photoshop an asset.
  • Video skills and proficiency with Adobe Premiere an asset.
Salary range

The salary for this position is between $50,000 and $75,000 per year depending on experience. This includes an option to participate in our quarterly bonus programme.

How to apply

If this sounds like your dream job, please email jobs [at] blogto [dotcom] the following:

  • Your name, email and phone number.
  • A cover letter detailing why you're interested in and qualified for this role, as well as what neighbourhood in Toronto you currently live in and number of years you’ve lived in the city.
  • Your LinkedIn profile.
  • Links to relevant personal or professional social media handles.
  • Links to a photography portfolio(s) if available.
  • Links to any Instagram stories, TikToks and/or audio content to show us your range of content creation skills.
  • 3 writing samples or a link to your writing portfolio.
  • Compensation expectations and first available start date.
Managing Editor

We have an immediate opening for a Managing Editor to oversee all content on blogTO. 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, articles, videos and social media content.

This is a full-time role. blogTO offers a competitive salary which is dependent on experience.

Responsibilities
  • A love of blogTO and what we do.
  • Oversee all aspects of editorial planning and content production across multi platforms including web, video, social media and email newsletters.
  • 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.
  • Seek out and encourage multi-platform extensions for all content 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 across a range of subject areas including general news, food and nightlife, arts and culture, fashion and design, real estate, sports and outdoors, tech and business, travel and more.
  • Active user of Instagram and TikTok.
  • Advanced skills 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, organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work unconventional hours, evenings and weekends as applicable.
Salary range

The salary for this position is between $85,000 and $110,000 per year depending on experience.

How to apply

If this sounds like your dream job, please email jobs [at] blogto [dotcom] the following:

  • Your name, email and phone number.
  • A cover letter detailing 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.
  • Your LinkedIn profile.
  • Links to relevant personal or professional social media handles.
  • Compensation expectations and first available start date.