Jobs at blogTO

Thanks for your interest in joining Toronto's source for local news, restaurant reviews, event listings and the best of the city.  Our site currently reaches about 4.5 million users a month, plus more on social media. In 2018 we received more than 175 million page views.

Our office is near Queen and University and we can't wait to meet you.

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

We're also accepting freelance pitches.

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.

Social News Writer - Local and National

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 in our Toronto office.

Responsibilities
  • Write five or more articles for the site daily with a focus on breaking local or national news and what's trending on social media. 
  • Editorial planning, photo and copy editing as applicable. 
  • Collaborate with other blogTO team members as applicable.
Requirements
  • Bachelor or Masters of Journalism degree preferred.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of Canadian Press style guidelines. 
  • Minimum of one year professional work experience in digital media in a writing role. 
  • Expert knowledge of Toronto and/or Canadian 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. 
  • 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.
  • Specify if you are applying for Local or National.
  • 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.
  • Write an article for us based on something that is currently in the local or national news cycle. Make sure to include photos, hyperlinks and video and/or social media embeds as applicable.
  • Detail your compensation expectations and first available start date.
Associate Editor and Copy Editor - Local and National

We're looking for an Associate Editor to work closely with our staff of writers, photographers and videographers to break news, produce feature articles, videos and profiles of local businesses, as well as expand our coverage of national news. This is a full time (contract) position in our Toronto office.

Responsibilities
  • Help oversee all aspects of editorial planning.
  • 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.
  • Monitor web and social media analytics and adjust editorial strategies accordingly.
Requirements
  • At least 3 years of journalism experience as a copy editor and/or editor, preferably with news, culture or lifestyle 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 and Canada across a range of subject areas including food, music, film, fashion, the arts, real estate, politics and more.
  • Active user of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
  • 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.
  • Tell us what neighbourhood in Toronto you currently live and number of years you’ve lived in the city.
  • 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.
  • Find an article on the site that you think could have been copy edited better. Revise the article and provide detailed notes explaining your copy edits.
  • Send us five ideas for local and/or national content ideas that you would assign to the team as Associate Editor.
  • Detail your compensation expectations and first available start date.
Weekend Editor

We're looking for a Weekend Editor to plan weekend content for the site and manage its distribution on social media. This is a full time (contract) position in our Toronto office that will require work five days a week including both weekend days - Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be off.

Responsibilities
  • Plan all editorial content for the weekend
  • Assign stories, edit copy, fine tune headlines, source and format photos and multimedia, package content for publication according to the site's style and formatting guidelines.
  • Curate, edit, schedule and post content to all social accounts on the weekend including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Pinterest.
  • Ensure weekend content and engagement targets are met.
  • Monitor web and social media analytics and adjust weekend content and social strategies accordingly.
Requirements
  • At least 2 years of journalism experience as a copy editor and/or editor, preferably with news, culture or lifestyle 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 and Canada across a range of subject areas including food, music, film, fashion, the arts, real estate, politics and more.
  • Active user of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
  • 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.
  • Tell us what neighbourhood in Toronto you currently live and number of years you’ve lived in the city.
  • 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.
  • Send us three local and/or national content ideas that you would assign to the team for an upcoming weekend.
  • Detail your compensation expectations and first available start date.
TikTok Content Creator

We're looking for someone to join our video team as content creator specific for the TikTok platform. This can be a full or part time (contract) position depending on your availability. There is also the option to work remotely or from our Toronto office.

Responsibilities
  • Create original content for the blogTO TikTok account.
  • Work with fellow team members (as applicable) to bring your content ideas to fruition.
  • Ensure TikTok content, engagement and growth targets are met.
  • Monitor TikTok analytics and adjust content and posting strategies accordingly.
Requirements
  • In depth knowledge of the TikTok platform.
  • Your own camera and editing equipment and software that you will need to create fun and compelling  TikTok videos.
  • A proven track record of creating content on the TikTok platform that  has consistently received high levels of community engagement.
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 links to personal/professional TikTok handles so we can get a sense of what type of content you are current creating for the platform.
  • Detail your compensation expectations and first available start date.