Jobs at blogTO

Thanks for your interest in joining Toronto's source for local news, food and culture. Our site currently reaches more than 8 million users a month, plus more on social media. In 2020 we received more than 300 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.

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

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.

Senior Editor

We're looking for a Senior Editor to work with other members of the blogTO editorial team on all content initiatives including articles, video and social media. You will work closely with our staff of writers, photographers, videographers and social media hosts in all aspects of content production and planning including news, culture, lifestyle, real estate and other topics that the site covers.

This is a full time role that is currently remote-work due to the pandemic. You will be using our tools and systems including Zoom, Slack and others to manage a team of writers, photographers, videographers and social media hosts as applicable.

Responsibilities
  • Work with other members of the editorial team on alll 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 content team meets or exceeds posting levels, page view and other targets.
  • Write and create content for the website, newsletters and our social media platforms as applicable.
  • Monitor web and social media analytics and adjust content strategies accordingly.
Requirements
  • A love for blogTO and what we do.
  • At least 5 years of journalism experience in an editorial role, preferably with news, culture, lifestyle and real estate related content at a digital media publication.
  • Bachelor or Masters 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, music, film, fashion, the arts, nightlife, events, real estate and more.
  • Active user of social media including 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 like Crowdtangle.
  • Strong time management and attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work unconventional hours, evenings and weekends as applicable.
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 a sample portfolio of writing and editing via a web or social media link.
  • Links to relevant personal or professional social media handles.
  • Compensation expectations and first available start date.
Clubhouse Engagement Manager

This is a new role on the team where the successful candidate will be tasked with overseeing and executing new community building initiatives with a primary focus on planning and hosting rooms on the Clubhouse app.

The successful applicant should already be a heavy user of the Clubhouse app and have experience planning and hosting rooms on the app.

This is a full-time, 9 month contract (starting ASAP through December 2021) with the opportunity to extend based on job performance and successful attainment of goals and objectives.

Due to the pandemic, this job will be remote-work until further notice.

blogTO offers a competitive salary which is dependent on experience.

Additional responsibilities
  • Planning and overseeing all "live" programming on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook
  • Creating content for IG stories, Snapchat, Twitter and other social channels as applicable
  • Creating social media graphics, polls and Twitter moments
  • Monitoring and responding to comments across a variety of social media platforms
  • Writing email newsletters
  • Working with the blogTO editorial team to identify content opportunities
  • Competitive monitoring and analysis
Requirements
  • A love for blogTO and what we do
  • Experience hosting rooms on the Clubhouse app
  • Experience with live programming on social media apps including IG, TikTok and Facebook live
  • Experience creating social media content using video, photos, graphics and text
  • An outgoing, extroverted personality with a track-record of building communities
  • A proven "social connector" with established connections with Toronto creators and culture industries
  • Expert knowledge of Toronto and the subjects that blogTO covers including current events, restaurants, food, arts, music and culture
  • Experience with and understanding of social media analytics
  • Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Premiere and/or similar tools for photo and video editing
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.
  • Compensation expectations and first available start date.
Digital Reporter

We’re looking for an experienced reporter to join our blogTO editorial team covering everything from news to food and lifestyle.

The ideal candidate is a social media obsessive who is as comfortable writing about a restaurant opening as they are covering a breaking local news event. They should be a strong storyteller with a proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

This is a full-time, remote role, but a familiarity with Toronto and all it has to offer is essential.

blogTO offers a competitive salary which is dependent on experience.

Responsibilities
  • Pitch, research and write stories for the website and social media platforms.
  • Source and format photos to package posts according to the site’s style and formatting guidelines.
  • Optimize stories for SEO and identify content ideas based on trends.
  • Consistently hit challenging traffic and content targets.
Requirements
  • A love of blogTO and what we do.
  • At least 2 years of journalism experience working as a writer/reporter in a fast-paced news environment. 
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail, and ability to collaborate with others. 
  • A willingness to work unconventional hours, including evenings and weekends when applicable.
  • Strong SEO skills.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of Canadian Press style guidelines.
  • Expert knowledge of Toronto current events, restaurants, nightlife, and culture. 
  • Active user of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.
  • Bachelor of Journalism degree preferred but not essential.
  • Proficiency with Photoshop an asset.
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.
  • 3 writing samples.
  • Compensation expectations and first available start date.
Video Host, TikTok and Instagram

We're looking for a proven social media host to create content for our growing TikTok account as well as Instagram Stories and other video-based social media. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with the range of food, lifestyle and news topics we cover.

During the pandemic this job is remote-work but regular field work is expected in order to film and create original video-based social media content.

blogTO offers a competitive salary which is dependent on experience.

Responsibilities
  • Create daily original video-based content for TikTok, Instagram and other social media channels as applicable.
  • Generate and pitch content ideas, write scripts, schedule shoots and other pre-production activities.
  • Edit, post and schedule content to social media platforms.
  • Reply to comments, messages and other feedback on social media.
  • Monitor performance of content through social media analytics to ensure engagement and growth targets are met.
  • Participate in regular team meetings via Zoom.
Requirements
  • Proven experience as a social media host on TikTok and Instagram.
  • In depth knowledge TikTok and Instagram platforms and best practices. Familiarity with all other major social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter.
  • The ability to work independently to shoot and edit video based content to bring your ideas to fruition but also collaborate with fellow team members as applicable.
  • Your own phone, camera(s), computer, editing software and equipment.
  • 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

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

  • Your name, email and phone number.
  • Provide a link to your LinkedIn or online CV.
  • Provide links to personal/professional social media handles as applicable.
  • Include a link to a video created specifically for this application that explains why you're the best fit for this role.
  • Detail your compensation expectations and first available start date.