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New York Times Corporate External Communication Intern in New York, New York

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.

Job Description

About Us

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.

  • 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student focused on Communications, Public Relations, Media Relations, Project Management, or Writing; a strategic thinker with a strong interest in media relations.

  • Experienced writer and content creator

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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

About Our Summer Internships

  • The duration is 10 weeks long, starting on June 3, 2024.

  • The rate of pay for this role is $20.00 per hour.

  • Interns work 35 hours per week.

  • This is a hybrid position that must be completed onsite at our office in New York

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. Individuals seeking an accommodation for the application or interview process should email . Emails sent for unrelated issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

The Company will further consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable "Fair Chance" laws.

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Help shape the future of The New York Times

Whether it’s bringing new truths to light through reporting, optimizing products and formats to deliver a world-class digital and app experience, or analyzing data to better understand how we can best serve our readers, Times employees are part of a growing, unified team that is driven to build the best destination for journalism in the world.

That’s always been the case, but it is especially so today. In a time of uncertainty we’ve provided information and guidance to help readers navigate daily life — whether it’s understanding health risks or getting advice on staying sane and productive at home. This would not be possible without our journalists, data scientists, marketers, designers, engineers, project managers and many, many more.

Home to world-class talent

To create journalism and supporting products that stand apart, we must recruit the finest talent in the world. Journalists, data designers, videographers, agile marketers, art directors, and many others, we’re looking for people at all stages of their careers to bring different perspectives and practices to our teams. Together, we can make our journalism more insightful, meaningful and essential to the daily lives and understanding of people around the world.

Employee-driven benefits

If you see a job opening here that might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, a 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, paid parental leave and much more.

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