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Senior Editor, Culture – Pink Triangle Press – Toronto, ON


Company: Pink Triangle Press

Address: Toronto, ON


  • Full Time

Pink Triangle Press

Xtra is one of the world’s leading LGBTQ2+ online publications. Published by Pink Triangle Press, the Toronto-based, independent, queer-run media company, Xtra is an award-winning digital magazine covering LGBTQ2+ politics, culture, community, sex, relationships and health. A new editorial strategy is underway, shifting Xtra’s focus to longform features, opinion, analysis, essays and explainers—all with a global audience in mind. We are also in the process of redesigning our website, expanding our storytelling formats to include video and audio documentaries and podcasting, and building our roster of contributors and partners.

This groundbreaking and feisty brand is looking for a creative and passionate Senior Editor, Culture to continue Xtra’s ambitious growth with excellent, boundary-expanding writing and multimedia storytelling in areas of arts, entertainment and pop culture.
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The ideal candidate for the role of Senior Editor, Culture is a journalist with a deep knowledge of and passion for arts and entertainment, who also has a meaningful connection to LGBTQ2+ communities, issues and culture. We’re looking for someone fast, smart, funny and opinionated, with a strong point of view on the culture they love (and hate!). They should be adept at writing and editing a variety of formats, including quick reaction stories, interviews and profiles, essays, reviews and longform features.

The Senior Editor, Culture position can be based in Toronto, where Xtra’s office is located, or it can be remote.

What the job entails: *
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  • With the support of the Executive Editor, the Senior Editor, Culture will oversee Xtra’s coverage of arts and entertainment (music, books, film and TV, performing and visual arts, pop culture). This includes conceiving of, approving, assigning, editing and packaging stories; coordinating the publication of stories with the copy editor, art department and social media editor
  • Collaborating with the video team and other editors on arts and culture stories in other formats and platforms (video, audio, social)

What you’ll bring:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience working as a journalist
  • Knowledge of LGBTQ2+ arts and culture, as well as arts and culture journalism
  • An understanding of the unique opportunities and best practices of digital storytelling and online journalism
  • Experience editing longform, news and opinion pieces; a supportive and respectful approach to working with writers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences
  • A strong sense of voice and style
  • An ability to find and develop new talent and voices
  • Experience in story packaging, display writing, SEO, layout and design, social media
  • Bonus skills: a familiarity with Xtra’s other core content (politics and identities, relationships and sex, health) and experience with video and audio storytelling

If this is you, please send us your CV and a one-page cover letter telling us a bit about yourself, what you’d bring to the role and why you want to work at Xtra.*
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In addition to your CV and cover letter, please include the following in your application:

  • Links to two arts, culture or entertainment stories you’ve edited or written and are exceptionally proud of, with a brief explanation (a maximum of 100 words for each) of your work on them and why you feel they’re amazing
  • Links to two pieces of art and culture journalism (a feature, essay, review, multimedia project, podcast, etc.) from any media outlet published within the past two years that you absolutely love, with a brief explanation (a maximum of 100 words for each) of why you think each is terrific

For the full Senior Editor, Culture job description: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mEISRW5jWCPm-z985tCw-ZN1_rTr4AnWcassrnLd2oU/edit

Please apply to Pat Handy, Executive/HR Coordinator (pat.handy at dailyxtra.com) by Monday September 14 at 10am ET.

About working at Xtra: This is a permanent, full-time position with great benefits. The editorial team is small, but mighty—passionate about LGBTQ2+ communities and issues, and committed to excellence in journalism.

Xtra is devoted to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and identities. We welcome everyone to apply, and particularly encourage applications from Black and Indigenous people, people of colour, trans and non-binary people and disabled people. Pink Triangle Press is committed to ensuring accessible services and communications to disabled individuals. Once an applicant has been selected for an interview, requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants should make their accommodation needs known when contacted.
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Due to the volume of submissions, only applicants selected for the next step in our recruitment process will be contacted.

Application Deadline: 2020-09-14

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Experience:

  • Journalism: 3 years (Required)

Work remotely:

  • Yes

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