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Imagine a portal dedicated to Toronto, Canada’s world-renowned multicultural and diverse community all from an immigrant perspective; a portal that speaks to all of the world’s Diaspora communities in Toronto from Australia to Zimbabwe and everywhere in between! Well you no longer have to imagine. Allow us to introduce you to 2ronto.com, the world’s FIRST Global City website with useful, immediate and relevant information and resources providing a viable means to social-integration, economic prosperity and equality for ALL Torontonians.
The 2ronto Online experience brings Toronto's best and brightest stars ranging from Expert Contributors, Professional Advisors, Community Leaders, Government Representatives, Award-winning Journalists, Immigrant Successes, Business Leaders, Entertainment Reporters and much more-to the Diaspora's growing population and influence. At 2ronto.com we are on the pulse of Toronto's burgeoning immigrant and minority growth. We strive to support the positive endeavors of immigrants and minorities citywide. The time is now ripe for Toronto’s immigrant and minority population to be at the forefront of the city’s funding, culture and overall development.
Positions with 2ronto Incorporated.
Research Assistant – 2ronto.com
2ronto.com seeks a reporter/research assistant. This job primarily involves gathering news, tracking newswires, arranging interviews, conducting background research, creating scrapbooks of news clips, and transcribing interviews. The position will include exciting opportunities to travel to major news events, interview celebrities, cover the entertainment industry, and report on major entertainment and sporting events. Applicants must be fluent in English.
Keen interest and thorough understanding of current events
Excellent internet and research skills
Attention to accuracy, detail oriented
Ability to take direction and work well with others while telecommuting.
Events Intern – 2ronto.com
As the Events intern, you will get guidance from the Marketing department with a primary focus on finding and logging key industry and market events around the world. You may also be asked to maintain some key company databases.
This internship is for the individual who is interested in Online Marketing therefore familiarity with, and basic understanding of how traffic is generated on our portals. General website production and previous work with databases will also be helpful. Hours are Flexible but you must accumulate at least 10 hours on a weekly basis.
Social Networking/SEO Intern
This internship is for the individual who is interested in Online Marketing therefore familiarity with, and basic understanding of how traffic is generated on our portals. General website production and previous work with databases will also be helpful. Hours are Flexible. As the Social Networking/SEO intern, you will get guidance from the Marketing department with a primary focus on tagging key content to help improve SEO results and building our brand presence in social network spaces like Facebook and Myspace.
This internship is for the individual who is interested in Online Social Network Marketing and SEO therefore familiarity with, and basic understanding of SEO is preferred. General website production and previous work with databases will also be helpful. Hours are Flexible but you must accumulate at least 10 hours on a weekly basis.
Associate Editor - 2ronto.com
2ronto.com seeks an Associate Editor who will maintain the high quality and relevance of its Web site and blogs. Ideal candidate has a strong knowledge of and interest in the multicultural and minority community of Toronto, Canada. S/he has experience managing a Web site or blog, with working knowledge of content management systems such as Word Press and a basic knowledge of search engine optimization. The ideal candidate also has editing experience, and is incredibly detail-oriented. S/he works well with writers (both staffers and freelancers) and other editors to craft high-quality Web content that is timely and widely read.
The Associate Editor is supervised by the Editor in Chief. This position is a part time telecommuting position, is currently un-paid except for performance bonuses and is for the up and coming writer or Journalist that is interested in experience with a reputable company and team.
Our columnists are creative writers that have the ability to keep their audience coming back for more.
Columnists will become a fixture with 2ronto.com and will be featured heavily on the website. If you're a freelancer, a student, blogger or have a syndicated column and are interested in joining the 2ronto.com team send us your Resume/CV and some writing samples and/or a link to your blog.
2ronto.com is looking for student to freelance writers who are interested in our topics and have published before or can provide writing samples that convey talent. All writers must have regular access to a computer and the ability to meet deadlines and conduct interviews with celebrities and industry insiders.
Sales Director (B2B) – 2ronto Inc.
2ronto Incorporated *the brand*, a growing and leading publisher serving the immigrant and minority population of Toronto, Canada, is seeking a knowledgeable and motivated advertising sales leader to spearhead its ad and sponsorship sales in 2010 and beyond. The right candidate will have a good knowledge of ad sales that reflects a dynamic, confident, results-oriented approach for delivering creative solutions for advertisers.
2ronto Inc. is looking to develop a blue-chip roster of clients representing a broad spectrum of advertisers in the market today. We're looking for someone who can build the business further by fostering relationships and create new revenue opportunities for the company.
This role requires engagement with senior level clients and agency decision- makers, and proven skills in identifying opportunities, creating and negotiating deals, and in driving large revenue deals. The right candidate will be both entrepreneurial and highly competitive and will represent the company at industry events and conferences.
Identify, prospect, and close key accounts
Consistently meet or exceed sales goals
Work collaboratively with the key people in the company and industry
At least 1 year digital/ online advertising sales experience, preferably within the ad industry vertical
Authoritative knowledge of industry, emerging technologies, and best practices for digital ad campaigns A passion for excellence, honesty, diligence and service orientation
Flexibility to quickly adapt to changing marketplace conditions
Collaborative nature and excellent sales negotiating skills
Director of Operations – 2ronto Inc.
This position is equivalent to that of a Business Development manager. The incumbent is responsible for introducing our business to and identifying targets as potential partners, clients, and/or financiers, cultivate client relationships, maintain database records on clients and meet with clients as the face of 2ronto Incorporated. This individual will work very closely to and report to the CEO.
Qualifications: We are looking for motivated professionals with 2 - 5 years of public relations and/or business development experience, cold-calling and sales experience.
Successful candidates will be capable of performing research to identify targets, engage in "cold-calling" and have the ability to establish and cultivate business relationships with executives, team members and potential partners.
Ideal candidates will have demonstrated success working in the professional services sector with public relations experience working with Fortune 500 companies. Exceptional communication skills are required. We are looking for energetic candidates who are solution-oriented, self-motivated, highly driven and determined goal setters. Candidates should present a confident demeanor, a broad perspective and the ability to listen. Candidates must have the ability to work independently while acting as a team-player. This is a commission/Bonus based position with the potential for full time employment. Profit Sharing is available to the incumbent as well.
Webdesign/Graphic Designer- 2ronto Incorporated
The Web Designer will work with the lead creative strategist and Webmaster for 2rotno Incorporated’s online presence and new media technologies. S/he will learn how to develop a comprehensive Internet and multimedia strategy in collaboration with 2ronto Inc’s management team to establish and maintain a rich interactive experience for 2ronto Inc’s. audiences through its Web sites and e-newsletters.
The designer will harness the power of social networking for 2ronto Inc. and research new digital technologies and tools that 2ronto Inc can adapt to extend its online reach. This individual will design and implement systems and protocols to best serve the multimedia technology needs of our multifaceted, business while ensuring consistency of 2ronto Inc’s online look and feel. This unpaid position is for the up and coming graphics/web designer that is looking to position to position themselves for a successful future in the business, by working with one of the best and gaining exposure for their own business.
Design and publish Web pages for multiple brands
Develop multimedia components for the Web site, including photographs, audio and video.
Help coordinate management, maintenance and accessibility of 2ronto Inc. Web site content.
Assess, update, maintain and ensure functionality of Web site and servers.
Research, develop and implement search engine optimization (SEO) strategies, social networking opportunities (such as Facebook, Flickr and blogs) and other digital tools and technologies.
Configure e-newsletters, e-mail messages, event postings and other online communications to subscribers and other e-mail lists.
Monitor, analyze and report on Web site, e-newsletter and other electronic communications usage data and work with staff to achieve continuous quality improvement of our online products and services.
Find, diagnose and fix Web site problems, including broken links, errors and formatting inconsistencies.
Recommend, assess and itemize costs for Web site enhancements and new technologies.
Develop, implement and enforce Web use and privacy policies.
Provide other multimedia communications support.
Ability to learn new products and technology quickly.
Ability to generate creative and dynamic multimedia content for Web pages, media alerts, event announcements and outreach messages.
Adaptability, ability to work in outcomes-oriented teams and a sense of humor
Interest in Immigrant issues and multiculturalism in Toronto
Interest in working in a Joomla/Word Press Environment
Steps to Joining the Team
‘We work hard, but we play just as hard’
1. Update your CV/Resume; find at least two writing Samples
3. Be sure to put the name of the Position you are applying for in the Subject Line with your last name (ie. Writer - Doe )
4. Wait for a Phone call or email Indicating we have received your information and are considering you for a position.
Some examples of 2ronto.com Featured Sections
1. Leadership Equality
Provides resources to visible minorities and immigrants to government initiatives, information materials and software etc.
Sub Links: CAREERS 4 IMMIGRANTS, CORPORATE ETIQUETTE, DIVERCITY POWER, MAN-AGER, FASTRAK BIZ NETWORK, MENTORSHIP 2RONTO®, LEADERSHIP IN GOVT, IMMIGRANT WOMAN, GLASS CEILING – BREAKING BARRIERS
2. Immigrate Easier®
A web-based resource created by 2ronto.com along with the city’s most experienced professionals for all things that will make immigration to Toronto a less intimidating process. Provide UP TO DATE information, resources to make the immigration and settlement process easier.
Sub Links: WHAT YOU MUST KNOW, FAMILY, REFUGEE, EDUCATION, SKILLED WORKER, HUMANITARIAN, TEMPORARY WORKER, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT, YOUR RIGHTS, IMMIGRATION SCAMS, IMMIGRANT CRIMINALS, WHEN IN DOUBT, CULTURE SHOCK
3. Cultural icons
Definition: Torontonians that identify as immigrants or multicultural who are transcending into the crème de la crème in the worlds of business, arts, politics and social involvement. Showcasing individuals for example ‘Top 40 under 40’ with a focus on immigrants and minorities. A biography of each person who is featured including photos, videos and other multimedia.
Sub links: 2RONTO AWARDS®, ENTREPRENEUR OF THE MONTH
4. BUYING POWER (Personal Finance)
Definition: A section developed by a group of financial experts in the GTA who have worked closely with immigrants to identify various money-related issues affecting our communities. This is 2ronto’s consumer watch service where we provide information and assistance to new and old immigrants and minorities. We provide statistics on immigrant and minority buying power, avoiding scams, buying real estate, loans, credit and money management, stocks, benefits, retirement, investing, social assistance and Employment Insurance etc
Sub links: ADVIS3R NETWORK, MY CREDIT, BUYING A HOUSE, BANKING, IMMIGRANT SCAMS, SEND MONEY HOME, INVESTING IN TORONTO, BUYING A CAR, ETFS, MUTUAL FUNDS, GIVING DONATIONS, RETIREMENT & COLLEGE, STOCK COMMUNITY, TAXES
5. Social Integration
Definition: The term in itself does not necessarily imply a desirable or undesirable state at all. It is simply a way of describing the established patterns of human relations in any given society. 2ronto.com tries to provide information and resources on all the views of Social Integration.
Function: This is an area that new immigrants or those planning on coming to Toronto can learn about these issues both positive and negative. 2ronto.com always encourages prosperity and not just social inclusion.
Sub Links: SOCIAL STATISTICS, CANADIAN ETIQUETTE, SCHOOL ENROLLMENT, VOTER REGISTRATION, VOLUNTEER, CULTURAL EVENTS, ALTERNATIVE APPROACH, SOCIAL NETWORKS, GLOBALIZATION
6. Take Action!
Definition: 2ronto™ offers a number of ways that you can Take Action in your personal life, community, and financially as a Torontonian through the following ways:
Get Involved, Volunteer, Donate (to charities, etc.), Find a Job, Sell Your Product, Find a Mentor, Share Your Story, Write About Your success, Tell Us What You Think , Help Someone In Need, Tell 10 Friends
Feature: 2ronto Diversity Directory®, Start a business, Blogs, Photos, Videos
7. InToronto® (2ronto Community)
Definition: 2ronto™ in partnership with the most prominent representatives of nationalities represented in Toronto, Canada brings you inToronto®. This is for the Diaspora to connect with ‘back home’ or those simply wishing to learn all the great stuff about other countries. The place to connect you with your heritage! Features the 56 main countries that we have identified through their major representation in the population. Resources provided for example include; Eating Zimbabwean in Toronto, Zimbabwean shopping in Toronto, Notable Zimbabweans in Toronto, Zimbabwean fashion etc.
Feature: 2ronto Diversity Directory®, Start a business, Blogs, Photos, Videos
Sub Links: All the countries e.g. Zimbabwean in Toronto, Portuguese in Toronto, Philippines in Toronto, etc.
8. DiversityBiz® or FASTRAK BIZ NETWORK®
Definition: 2ronto.com is run by immigrant business people and we would not be here if we had not received help and resources from others. Therefore it is only right for us to do the same on Immigrant Biz®. At 2ronto.com we understand the potential that lies in creating diverse teams to manage and run a business and this is all in keeping with our Vision Statement.
Feature: Ask our Expert, Start a business, Blogs, 2ronto Diversity Directory®, Photos, Videos
Sub Links: BOOST YOUR BUSINESS, FINANCE, REAL FUNDING SOURCES, HR, LAW & TAX, PROMISING IMMIGRANT COMPANIES, SALES & MARKETING, MANAGEMENT, TECH, SUCCESS STORIES, NETWORKING EVENTS. FINANCIAL MARKETS: BONDS, COMMODITIES, CURRENCIES, ECONOMY, EMERGING MARKETS, EQUITIES, OPTIONS, WINE & FOOD
DiversityBiz® Annual "Top Businesses in Toronto" program (or 2ronto Awards®). Will determine the:
• Top 10 Privately-Held Businesses in the City
• Top 10 Small Businesses in the City
• Top 10 Women Owned Businesses in the City
• Top 10 Diversity Owned Businesses in the City
• Top 10 Veteran Owned Businesses in the City
• Top 50 Privately-Held Businesses in Canada
• Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Canada
• Top 50 Diversity Owned Businesses in Canada
• Top 50 Emerging Businesses in Canada
The program is based on annual sales volume.
9. City Life
Definition: 2ronto.com presents you with this comprehensive city guide! Toronto is a clean, safe, cosmopolitan city with a wonderful network of parks, recreational, and cultural facilities. Toronto is the home of numerous professional sports teams and the third largest English-speaking theatre district in the world, behind New York and London. One of the world's most ethnically diverse cities, it is home to more than 80 ethnic communities from Africa, Asia, and Europe. Toronto is also the business centre of Canada. And never forget one of the world’s largest Entertainment Districts!
Sub Links: ENTERTAINMENT CORNER, BUSINESS EVENTS, PARTIES - CLUBS, PUBLIC TRANSIT, DATING, SPORTS – CANADIAN, SPORTS – BACK HOME, STYLE, WINTER FUN – SEASONAL, SUMMER FUN – SEASONAL
10. 2ronto Radio®
Syndicated radio show with new music, interviews and commentary on Toronto and world entertainment and entertainers
11. 2RONTO NEWSLETTER/ ALERTS
Newsletter and email alerts on the featured 2ronto content, headlines, immigrant resources and information. We also keep it fun by getting you the latest info on upcoming concerts, movies, and cultural and entertainment events.