Jobs at blogTO

blogTO is a leading news and culture publication for Gen Z and Millennials in Toronto. The site reaches more than 8 million users and generates more than 32 million page views per month.

We're the leading Canadian publisher on TikTok and have more than 2.5 million followers across our social media platforms. Our videos get millions of views every week.

We're also a participating publisher with Facebook's recently announced news innovation test.

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 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.

Social Media Manager

We have an immediate opening for a Social Media Manager to help oversee our social media postings, comments and engagement strategy across a range of social media platforms including Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube and Discord. 

In this role you will report to the Social Media Editor.

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

Responsibilities
  • Create content for blogTO's social media accounts.
  • Publish and schedule content to the social media accounts in accordance with blogTO's social media posting strategy.
  • Moderate and respond to comments, DMs, tweets and emails.
  • Plan and execute community engagement strategies and tactics.
  • Create and execute contests and sponsored posts as applicable.
  • Prepare email newsletters.
  • Monitor social media analytics.
  • Create weekly reports to share with team that summarize social media analytics, content performance and competitive insights.
Requirements
  • A love for blogTO and what we do.
  • Experience managing professional social media accounts and/or the ability to demonstrate why you would be successful in this role based on the growth and engagement on your personal accounts.
  • Experience with and understanding of best practices for social media platforms including Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
  • Expert knowledge of Toronto and the subjects that blogTO covers including news and current events, restaurants, bars and nightlife, arts, music and culture.
  • Experience with and understanding of social media analytics.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Canva and/or similar tools for photo/image/video editing.
  • A proven "social connector" with established connections with other Toronto social media creators.
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 social media handles as applicable as well as any social media accounts you have professionally managed.
  • Explain to us why you believe you're the best candidate for this role.
  • Detail your compensation expectations and first available start date.
Social Video Live News Reporter

We have an immediate opening for a Video and Audio Reporter to create live news content for our growing TikTok and Instagram accounts as well as YouTube, Clubhouse, Twitter Spaces and other video, audio and social platforms.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable with reporting on live and breaking news but have the versatility to explore human-interest stories, conduct interviews and also cover culture and lifestyle topics.

We're looking to bring on part-time and full-time candidates to contribute to the video, audio and social media team. blogTO offers a competitive salary and compensation which is dependent on experience.

Responsibilities
  • Create original live breaking news and other video-based content for TikTok, Instagram, YouTube 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.
  • Create and contribute live audio content to audio platforms including Twitter Spaces and Clubhouse.
Requirements
  • Proven experience as a Video Reporter covering live and breaking news.
  • Experience creating content for TikTok and Instagram.
  • In depth knowledge of TikTok and Instagram platforms and best practices. Familiarity with all other major social media and audio platforms including Twitter Spaces and Clubhouse.
  • 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 including 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.
Digital Reporter

We have immediate openings for Digital Reporters who are passionate about Toronto and have the ability to write about subjects such as local news, restaurants, real estate, travel, culture and more.

The ideal candidate is a news and social media obsessive who is as comfortable writing about a controversial real estate development as they are about a compelling human interest story or breaking local news. They should be a strong storyteller with a proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

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

Responsibilities
  • Pitch, research and write stories for the website and social media platforms.
  • Take on field assignments throughout the week, creating original content for Instagram stories and other social media platforms to amplify and complement reporting for the website.
  • Create and lead discussions in Clubhouse rooms and Twitter Spaces as applicable related to your original reporting work.
  • 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  one or more areas we cover such as breaking news, food and restaurants, culture, real estate or travel.
  • Bachelor of Journalism degree preferred but not essential.
  • Experience creating Instagram stories, TikToks and audio rooms on Twitter Spaces and Clubhouse an asset.
  • Photography, video and social media skills and 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, what subject areas you would like to report on, 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.
  • Compensation expectations and first available start date.
Associate Editor

We have an immediate opening for an Associate Editor with the skills, knowledge and passion to work with our team of content creators and a fine eye for photography, copy editing, headline and search engine optimization.

The Associate Editor is expected to be an expert in many of the subjects we cover including local news, restaurants, real estate, travel, events, culture and more.

The ideal candidate should have a strong attention to detail and deep understanding of digital media and how to effectively package content for audiences discovering it on search, social media, email newsletters and via the home page.

The Associate Editor will review and prepare articles in our CMS for publishing including editing copy, fact-checking, fine-tuning headlines, sourcing and editing photos, adjusting social media embeds and hyperlinks and search engine optimizing as applicable.

The Associate Editor is also responsible for planning and scheduling weekend content.

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

Requirements
  • At least 3 years of digital media editorial experience, ideally for a news, culture or lifestyle publication.
  • A keen interest and expert knowledge of many of the subject areas we cover on the site, especially locals news, food and restaurants, nightlife, music, culture, events and real estate.
  • A knack for writing captivating headlines and a solid understanding of how to package content for the web, mobile, search and social media.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Press style guide.
  • Expert knowledge of SEO best practices.
  • Experience with social media and data analytics tools and how to use them to shape editorial decisions.
  • Advance photo editing skills including the ability to re-size, colour correct and format photos for the site's needs. Solid knowledge of Photoshop.
  • You are highly organized and have a keen attention to detail.
  • You are able to provide ongoing feedback to team members, nurture and train staff as applicable.
  • You have been a Toronto resident for at least ten years or can otherwise demonstrate an expert knowledge of the city.
  • A Journalism degree is preferred.
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.
Full Stack Developer

We have an immediate opening for an experienced developer. This is a full-time role. blogTO offers a competitive salary which is dependent on experience. This is a remote-work role so you can work from wherever you like, whenever you like.

Requirements
  • You have at least 3 years of experience as a full-stack developer.
  • You have experience working with Python, especially with a web framework like Django or Flask.
  • You have a solid understanding of HTTP and ReST architecture.
  • You understand the fundamentals of Database design principals.
  • You are comfortable converting web application designs into accessible, responsive layouts.
  • You have a solid understanding of core JavaScript features and patterns.
  • You are familiar with modern web stacks, specifically the React.js framework and TypeScript.
  • You are passionate about new web application technologies and look for ways to leverage them.
  • You have experience in Docker, Fargate, or similar configuration based deployment techniques.
  • You are eager to learn, improve, problem solve and share your knowledge.
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.
  • Your LinkedIn profile.
  • Compensation expectations and first available start date.

Any previous code samples you can showcase, specifically your GitHub profile or similar open source contribution examples will help a lot during the interview process.