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US Summer Newsroom Internship

Company: myGwork
Location: New York
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

About Us
The Financial Times is one of the world's leading business news organisations, recognized internationally for its authority, integrity, and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of over one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news, and services for the global business community. We have offices in more than 35 cities, including London, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Manila, Sofia, San Francisco, and Tokyo.

Our Internships
We are looking for passionate and motivated students who are interested in pursuing a career in media to join our team! This program is a paid, ten-week summer internship taking place June-August 2024.

As an intern we want you to truly be part of the team and to make a meaningful contribution during your time with us. Our internships are designed to involve you, with hands-on work from day one, you will face new challenges every day and work alongside career professionals.

Applications will be accepted through November 17, 2023. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted in December.

The Team
The FT's US editorial summer internship is an opportunity for talented, ambitious journalists to experience and contribute to a multimedia newsroom serving a global audience early in their career.

The work involved will be as varied as the news agenda, but we are looking for candidates who can be flexible enough to research and write their own stories in consultation with news editors, assist senior correspondents with reporting, help with curation and take on digital projects that augment our coverage.
The schedule involves a five day working week, with the days and hours dependent on newsroom demands. The team is in a hybrid work environment, with the intern expected to be in the office Tuesday through Thursday

What you'll work on
As an Intern, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on reporting experience. Responsibilities may include; pitching, reporting, writing stories, conducting interviews, newsletters curation, data reporting and carrying out research. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with FT staffers on special projects as needed.

What we're looking for

  • A proven interest in journalism and some experience in the areas in which the FT excels

  • Passion for global financial markets, companies, and economies

  • Knowledge of business, economics and financial markets would be an advantage

  • The initiative to propose story ideas and execute them

  • Ability to use multiple resources and analyse documents during research

  • Outstanding communication skills

  • Excellent organisational skills, understanding the importance of deadlines and accuracy

  • Proficiency in writing and reporting across all platforms and formats

  • Solid news judgement and high ethical standards

    Please submit your application by November 17 2023 and be sure to include the following documents in your application

    • Resume

    • A cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit, and your interest in joining our team

    • 3 writing samples/clips (links to be included in cover letter)

      This internship is paid $16 per hour, for 40 hours per week Monday-Friday.
      All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the USA.

      How we work
      Our hybrid setup means staff are expected to come into the office 3 days a week. Our New York office is located on Hudson Street between Greenwich Village and Soho.
      Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace
      The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs.
      Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.
      About the Financial Times
      The FT has an uncompromising mission: delivering independent, quality information, news and services to individuals and companies around the globe. It's the cornerstone of our reputation and the heart of our ambitions for the future. But for our people, the FT offers so much more than what we do. FT people come from all kinds of backgrounds and work across a huge range of disciplines and locations, and find an empowering, warm and welcoming culture that values curiosity and rewards smart, ambitious thinking. Those who are willing to unite around our mission and live our values will find plenty to challenge, inspire and interest them. Like the audiences we serve, no two FT people are the same; but together we help our audience be better informed and understand the world around them. It's a job that's never mattered more, and a career that can take you anywhere you want to go.

      This employer is a corporate member of
      myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals,
      students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

Keywords: myGwork, New York , US Summer Newsroom Internship, Other , New York, New York

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