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Host/Producer (x2)

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Host/Producer (x2) REF#: JG30785
Toronto Star
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: September 24, 2019
Salary:

Description

The Toronto Star is looking for experienced audio hosts and producers for two vacancies in the digital department of the Star newsroom. This small, dedicated team – with the addition of one audio/video editor – will collaborate to create frequent, engaging, premium audio episodes that include sources from inside the Star as well as original reporting. 
 
Host/producers will have on air duties interviewing guests on a wide range of topics, as well as producing episodes; including pitching topics; and finding, booking and pre-interviewing internal and external guests. The host/producers are natural interviewers who can discuss many issues with exceptional storytelling capabilities, and who can help find original and insightful ways to expand on Star journalism through audio. Host/producers will interview guests on air, as well as conduct research, pitch ideas, select topics, coordinate guests, write copy, and other basic duties associated with chase producing.
 
Responsibilities:
Develop and produce audio content, including researching and brainstorming daily discussion topics, and booking and pre-interviewing guests
  • Be involved in all aspects of audio creation: scripting and storyboarding, crewing and scheduling, recording, and sometimes editing
  • Develop, plan, and schedule audio production, including interviews, behind-the-scenes material, original content
  • Interview guests from inside and outside the newsroom with facility on a wide range of topics, to produce organic and engaging audio content
  • Produce finished audio in adherence with the Toronto Star’s quality, editorial, and ethical standards in a timely manner
  • Lead and/or facilitate content brainstorm sessions and pitch creative suggestions for audio content with newsroom leaders, journalists, and digital producers
  • Continually improve and broaden digital audio/video skills and awareness of the latest tools and technologies

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in journalism or equivalent experience
  • Experience reporting, chase producing, and being on air in audio and/or video
  • Experience in producing relevant and engaging audio content
  • Interest in contributing to an organization that strives to make a real difference in the community
  • Natural interviewing skills, comfort with having conversations with experts live on a wide range of topics, and the ability to ask thought-provoking questions in real time
  • Exceptional storytelling capabilities, particularly as they translate to audio/video
  • Conversant in digital publishing technologies to effectively communicate with journalists
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects proactively
  • Conversant in digital publishing technologies to effectively communicate with journalists
  • Exceptional editorial background and news judgment
  • Experience as a working journalist, reporting, chase producing and/or on-air broadcasting
  • Ability to work outside normal work hours as needed



We are 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 the Toronto Star of your requirements.
 
Interested candidates should apply online here




 
 

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