Pink Triangle Press – Toronto, ON
Come work with us – we’re an awesome organization that makes a difference, works hard, and still knows how to have fun!
Founded in 1971 to advance the struggle for sexual liberation, Pink Triangle Press is Canada’s leading LGBT media organization. PTP publishes DailyXtra.com and the Xtra publications in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. PTP also operates the gay adult dating website Squirt.org, the travel website DailyXtraTravel.com, and has produced a number of television projects, including the travel show Bump! and The Gayest Show Ever.
We believe in flexibility, and the celebration of individuality here at PTP - and we think our organizational culture reflects that! We have a casual dress code, a friendly atmosphere, and where the position permits we have flexible hours. We believe in being good at what we do, and working hard – but that fun can be had along the way. We have an attractive benefits package, an employee and family assistance program, and a company-matched pension plan.
Come work with us…
Pink Triangle Press is looking for an Assistant Editor for our print and online news and entertainment products Xtra! and DailyXtra.com. Together with the Managing Editor, the person in this position is responsible for effectively implementing editorial directives and objectives, and ensuring that content is relevant and thought-provoking.
Note: This full-time position overlaps with PTP's Managing Editor, and includes weekend hours
If you are the right person for this role, you are capable of providing a critical perspective that engages readers in thoughtful discourse. Your editorial standards are impeccable (factual accuracy, consistency with editorial directions, fairness, and full cognizance of obscenity and libel law), and you are able to identify, research and present topics that reflect the zeitgeist of Canada's lesbian and gay communities.
You will have additional proven skills and experience including, but not limited to the following:
- Strong editorial judgment
- Excellent editing and writing skills
- The ability to build and maintain editorial networks and contacts within the community, and make connections within appropriate movements, communities, organizations and businesses
- Experience supporting and monitoring staff/freelancers to achieve objectives
- Strong computer skills; print and electronic publishing, Internet, social media
- Knowledge of Toronto’s gay community, sexual politics and cultures
- Thorough knowledge of journalism practices and standards, and all related laws (copyright, obscenity, libel, etc.)
You do not need to be a part of the LGBT community in order to work here – allies are absolutely welcome to apply. PTP is committed to Employment Equity, and to providing a fair and equitable work environment. We encourage applications from women, Aboriginal people, those living with disabilities, and people who are visible minorities.