The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a world-renowned newsroom that sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for.
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To help us do this essential work, The New York Times is hiring an External Communications Intern. The person in this role will join our External Communications team and be responsible for assisting the team with all aspects of the media relations ecosystem, from researching media pitches and compiling data-driven media coverage reports to project managing media relations efforts. The External Communications Intern will also create content for a variety of digital and multimedia platforms and vehicles, telling stories that embody the spirit, strength of character and mission of The Times.
We are looking for a talented and creative individual with a strong interest in public relations who is resourceful and can work at a fast pace to support external communications efforts across all facets of our organization.
- Maintain media lists, track media coverage, help compile press coverage reports.
- Assist with media inquiries, including coordination of interviews from our newsroom camera, radio interviews from newsroom ISDN line and on-site filming of interviews.
- Pitch stories to relevant media outlets and perform public relations research at the direction of External Communications staff.
- Draft content for a broad range of communications and channels, including digital, print, reports, presentations, newsletters, videos, etc.
- Collaborate with creative professionals to develop multimedia content, including graphics, social and web posts, long-form narratives and videos.
Operations and Project Management
- Coordinate executive photos with the photo desk; help maintain photos and bios of all Times employees.
- Organize and help compile data driven reports on the successes and challenges of the external team’s media relations efforts.
- Undergraduate student focused on Communications, Public Relations, Media Relations, Project Management, or Writing; a strategic thinker with a strong interest in media relations.
- Talented writer and content creator with exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and extraordinary attention to detail.
- Team player and collaborator with strong communication and interpersonal skills who builds connections across the organization that contribute to creating a strong pipeline of media relations opportunities, content and stories.
- A creative thinker who takes initiative to execute tasks efficiently and at high speed.
- Familiarity with data software tools is a plus.
About Our Internship
- The program runs for 10 weeks, starting in June 2023.
- It is a hybrid position that must be completed on site in New York City.
The rate of base pay for this role is $20.00 per hour.
The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.
The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, and will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable "Fair Chance" laws.