Editorial Intern

Toronto, Canada Area
Department 30

Submission Deadline: TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers in our home TIFF Bell Lightbox.  Our aim is to become a creative community and global leader, and one of the world’s premiere organizations in the discovery and understanding of film. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who wants to be a part of our ever growing team, and be part of Toronto's cultural history.

TIFF, a vibrant not-for-profit arts organization, is hiring for the contract position of:

TIFF is excited to offer this internship as part of Canada on Screen, TIFF's yearlong celebration of Canada's 150th birthday in 2017. Made possible by Presenting Partners The Government of Canada, the Royal Bank of Canada and The Government of Ontario, Canada on Screen will begin in January and run throughout the year. The free programme will present moving-image installations, special events, special guests, an extensive online catalogue, screenings across the country, and a list of 150 essential moving-image works from Canada’s history based on a national poll of industry professionals. 
Canada on Screen is a co-production between TIFF and three core project partners — Library and Archives Canada, the Cinémathèque québécoise, and The Cinematheque in Vancouver. 
Through this programme TIFF aims to offer interns the opportunity to gain practical skills and work experience that will help launch successful careers in the film, not-for-profit, arts and cultural sector.  We are committed to fostering an inclusive work environment and encourage individuals who reflect the diversity of our audiences and programming to join our ever-growing team, and be part of Toronto's cultural history.
Reporting to the Editorial Coordinator in “Department 30” (TIFF’s in-house Creative, Editorial, Digital Content, Marketing & Communications shop), the Editorial Intern will work in a fast-paced environment as a member of the Editorial team during publication of the annual Toronto International Film Festival Programme Guide.  


    • Support the editorial process during compilation of Festival film notes for the Programme Guide and tiff.net
    • Research, write, and fact-check director biographies
    • Fact-check Festival programme notes
    • Assist the Editorial Coordinator with data entry for tiff.net
    • Other editorial and administrative duties as required

Minimum Requirements

    • A degree or diploma programme in Film Studies, Arts, Humanities, Journalism or similarly applicable areas is preferred (current undergraduate and post-graduate students are welcome)
    • Experience with fact-checking (process, sources, notation)
    • Strong writing and editing skills in English
    • Fluency in French, or facility writing and/or editing in French, is a major asset
    • Data-entry experience and high computer proficiency (knowledge of/experience with HTML is an asset)
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to multitask with frequent interruptions in a busy open-concept work environment
    • Flexible work schedule: some evening and weekend work will be required

Contract Dates

    • July 3, 2017 to August 25, 2017

How to Submit & Application Deadline

    • Please submit cover letter, resumé and the names and phone numbers of 3 references as one (1) PDF or Word document, by 5pm on TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017.
    • All applications must be submitted online through the posting found on our website tiff.net/careers.
    • Please note in your cover letter where you saw this job posting.

We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview are contacted. No telephone or walk-in inquiries please. All applications are considered confidential.

TIFF is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities and will work with applicants to meet their needs. TIFF is an equal opportunity employer.

TIFF is a charitable, not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world, through film.  Its vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image.