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Summer jobs

Reporter/Editors, Online Producers,
Studio Editors, Editorial Assistants

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 30, 2014

 

 

Are you interested in . . .
  • Working in a 24/7 operation where news is transmitted as soon as it breaks?
  • Writing for a variety of news platforms, including newspapers, radio, TV, online, wireless and cable?
  • Focusing primarily on national or international news?
  • Improving your skills in a supportive, collegial and instructive environment?
  • Being among the first to know about major news developments?
  • Becoming a better journalist?

Do you have . . .

  • Experience as a reporter and/or editor in a newsroom?
  • A passion for hard news?
  • Proven news judgment?
  • Good computer and Internet skills?
  • A university education?

If the answer to these questions is Yes, you may be a candidate for summer employment at The Canadian Press.

Opportunities

Each fall, Canada's national news agency accepts applications from aspiring journalists for our summer internship program in Toronto.  We normally hire a half-dozen or so applicants for openings as reporter/editor, online producer or editorial assistant, on an assortment of news desks.

The competition for summer jobs at The Canadian Press is always fierce.  While there are no guarantees of long-term employment for the successful applicants, some of our recent summer relievers subsequently became permanent employees.  For some of those who didn't, the experience they gained led to full-time jobs elsewhere in the news industry.  Editors and news directors across the country know that even a short stint provides invaluable training in journalism.

Qualifications

We will consider applications from current students and recent graduates.  The ability to speak both official languages would be a definite asset.  Willingness to work evenings, overnights and weekends is essential.

As our broadcast, print and online operations are becoming increasingly integrated, candidates with experience on multiple platforms have the greatest chance of being short-listed.

How to apply

If you are interested and meet the qualification requirements, please submit a letter, resumé, three references and up to five work samples (clippings and/or CD/DVD; news only - no features or commentary) by Nov. 30, 2014 to:

Human Resources
The Canadian Press/Human Resources
36 King Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M5C 2L9

The Canadian Press is an equal-opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applications from women, members of a visible minority, persons with a disability and aboriginal persons.