January  26, 2022
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Photography Internship (1-year)

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Photography Internship (1-year) REF#: JG31680
Toronto Star
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: December 14, 2021


Torstar Corporation is a progressive media organization with a long, proud history in newspapers and a passion for capitalizing on the fluid world of digital and mobile media.  Torstar’s vision for success is driven by a deep customer-centric obsession, continued journalistic excellence, advanced data-driven competency and a culture that is selfless, focused, agile, collaborative and results driven. The successful candidate will be a champion of those priorities while keeping the customer at the heart of all of the creative work that s/he will be doing.

Job Description
Come and join the program that gave so many of Canada’s journalists their start: the Toronto Star’s one-year internship.

This is a chance to work at Canada’s biggest newspaper.

We are accepting applications for our 2022 one-year photography internship.

This internship is for early-career photojournalists — college- and university-level students or recent graduates who have less than five years of experience in the profession. You must have some form of journalism experience — previous internships or roles in a range of organizations, freelance or non-traditional outlets.

Interns work with full-time staff in a challenging but supportive environment.

All Star internships are paid, contract positions.

The program runs from January to December 2022.


What we look for
A creative photographer/videographer to cover a wide variety of assignments, including sports, news, and feature portraits. Many assignments will require shooting video as well as still images. You should be an enthusiastic and curious young photojournalist ready to bring new perspectives and strong news judgment to your work at the Star. 

Reporting to the Visuals Editor, the successful candidate will:
  • Execute a variety of coverage assignments each day
  • Brainstorm ideas for feature photographs
  • Edit, caption, and transmit photos/videos quickly and efficiently

Application Requirements
  • Cover letter: please include your email address and phone number. Make sure your contact details are on the first page
  • Resume
  • Portfolio or link to your photo/video work
  • A brag note of what you would bring to the Star, no more than 100 words please
Application should demonstrate:
  • A current student in Journalism, Photography, Art, or related field
  • Strong knowledge of video and audio recording using the latest techniques and equipment
  • Experience using Photoshop and Photo Mechanic
  • Reporting and/or photography experience outside school assignments and a demonstrated commitment to journalism as a career
  • An unrestricted Ontario driver’s license is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
Additional Information
We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. All submissions will be treated as confidential.

The role is represented by Unifor Local 87-M.

Diversity & Inclusion
Torstar Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Torstar is committed to ensuring employment opportunity to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status or disability or any other factor protected by law.

Torstar Group of Companies is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario Human Rights Code we will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling the interview of your requirements.

Torstar Corporation remains committed to its employees and to providing a safe workplace. As of November 30, 2021, candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and successful candidates must agree to obtain any additional vaccinations or booster dose(s) that may be required. Proof of such vaccination will be required. We will make accommodation for qualifying medical or religious exemptions. 
Please apply online here, stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board. 


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