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Digital Content Editor for Tablet - Contract

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Digital Content Editor for Tablet - Contract REF#: JG25423
Toronto Star
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: January 23, 2017
Deadline: February 23, 2017
Salary:

Description

Digital Content Editor for Tablet - Contract

 

We are hiring a full-time position in the role of Digital Content Editor for tablet. We’re looking for highly motivated, passionate journalist who can contribute to the successof our tablet edition, Toronto Star Touch.

 

  • Are you excited by the challenge of developing interactive news content?
  • Can you work closely and collaboratively with colleagues to ensure that each story you touch is presented in a highly engaging manner that leverages the full potential of the tablet platform?
  • Are you a strong editor/producer who understands how to tell stories that captivate and delight readers?
  • Are you able to work (with direction and assistance from designers and editors) to develop innovative and effective presentation solutions to help support the creative design and implementation of our content?
  • Are you a strong editor/producer who understands how to tell stories that captivate and delight readers?
  • Are you able to write strong creative headlines?

 

If the answer to these questions is Yes, this role may be for you!

 

The successful candidate will work in a fast-paced newsroom with constant deadline pressure under supervision of Director of Tablet for Editorial of The Toronto Star Touch. The work will be done in the evening and on weekends.

 

AS A DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR FOR TABLET, WHAT WILL YOU DO?

  • Develop tablet screens of simple and medium complexity.
  • Collaborate with the Tablet team to implement the journalistic and design vision for each screen.
  • Write display copy (headlines, decks, captions, etc.).
  • Edit copy.
  • Utilize appropriate story-telling tools to convey information, including pictures, videos, maps and photos.
  • Embed audio, video and image files.
  • Calibrate content before publication to enrich the reading experience.

Qualifications

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

  • 2-3 years of experience in a news operation, with strong preference to candidates who have worked as editors and those who are accustomed to working in a production environment.
  • Strong knowledge of news, current affairs, journalistic storytelling techniques using digital tools, legal issues pertaining to journalism.
  • Excellent, well-developed news judgment.
  • Experience editing copy, audio, video and pictures for digital delivery.
  • Experience working with content management systems.
  • Strong knowledge of best practices in digital content creation.
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team and time-sensitive environment.
  • Strong editing and writing skills.
  • Postsecondary education, preferably a university degree.


The Toronto Star is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation during this process, please inform Metro English Canada of your requirements.
 
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