article TORONTO—As the deadline approaches for writers to submit their resumes, a number of people are using their newfound celebrity to look for jobs.
The Toronto Star, for example, recently announced it would begin paying writers for a two-week internship with the newspaper.
Others have taken to Twitter and LinkedIn to offer tips to aspiring writers on how to navigate the process.
But how do you determine if you are the next Star columnist?
Here’s what you need to know.
How to Find Out if You’re the Next Toronto Star WriterThe Toronto Star has been hiring for its new “star columnist” position since late November.
The newspaper says that if you have the skills and enthusiasm to write the Star’s top stories, you can be one of the first writers to work for the paper.
The deadline to apply for the position is June 30, 2018, and it is available to both Toronto and outlying regions of the city.
To apply, tweet a link to your resume, attach your cover letter, and tell the newsroom that you are interested in the position.
The website will also accept your cover letters and resume.
After the deadline, the hiring committee will review your resume and send a letter to you, along with an interview application, to determine if the position fits your profile.
The committee is also looking for your writing style, and you will be asked to submit a writing sample to help the hiring team select candidates.
You can also send your resume to the news office directly and you should be considered on the spot.
The deadline to submit your resume is June 15, 2018.
To find out whether you are a Star columnist, read our full article.
Toronto Star hiring for “star columnist” position.
Toronto Star hiring at a glance:Position: Star columnist (Toronto)Date of interview: June 15th, 2018Location: Toronto, OntarioHow to apply: Tweet a link of your resume (cover letter, writing sample) and attach your resume/cover letter.
The Star will also send you an interview packet.
Interviewers will ask you questions about your experiences and career goals, and how you might use the job.
You will be encouraged to share personal and professional information.
The hiring committee meets every Wednesday morning at the news room to conduct interviews and review resumes.
You must be an active Star subscriber at the time of the interview.
The Star will be looking for people who are “talented and passionate about covering Toronto’s arts and culture,” according to the hiring website.
“Your experience and ability to write a compelling, engaging, and compelling story should be a strong consideration,” the website states.
The full job posting can be found here.
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