The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organizations, recognized internationally for its authority, integrity, and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of 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.
We are looking for a passionate and motivated recent graduate who is interested in pursuing a career in journalism to join our team! This is a paid, twelve-week internship, starting in October.
Applications will be accepted through August 22, 2022. Successful candidates will be contacted in late August/early September.
Our interns are active members of our team. They make meaningful contributions and learn a lot during their time with us. The US AE internship is designed to give you experience in all aspects of audience engagement, from social media to SEO to community journalism and data analysis. The role will be partly day-to-day experiences like helping with breaking news and our social channels, and long term projects related to your interests.
The FT is looking for a talented and ambitious person pursuing a career in journalism to work with the FT’s Audience Engagement team in New York. Our team helps FT journalism reach and engage with its audience – by producing original content for social media, directly engaging with readers on site, managing engagement projects, monitoring analytics, and advising editors and reporters on best practices.
We are looking for candidates with a proven interest in social media, multimedia production, community engagement or digital journalism in general. Knowledge of business and economics is helpful but not necessary. You’ll have an opportunity to help conceive, shape and execute engagement strategies and experiments as well as take part in our daily audience engagement activities.
What You’ll Work On:
Helping develop original ideas, experiments and engagement/social media strategies around planned news events, breaking news and special projects
Assisting the social media team in producing posts and keeping our channels up to date and on the news agenda
Producing original content specifically for social media to help promote FT journalism (this could include charts, social cards, videos, etc.)
Assisting with direct reader engagement through reader participation/community projects
Using data and insights to analyze audience signals and help inform our journalism
Providing SEO and social trends guidance from social and web listening tools
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 three days a week.
Experience in journalism or self-publishing (a student publication counts!), and good news judgement
Experience with design (Adobe Suite or similar) and video editing a plus
Good writing and editing skills
Good communication skills, organized, curious, and able to balance multiple projects at once
You are interested in making FT journalism accessible to a broader audience across various platforms
In addition to your resume, you should submit:
To apply, interested candidates should send the following items to our employment portal
Cover letter stating why you want to work at the FT and explaining your interest in audience engagement
Candidates should be aware that new employees will be required to be vaccinated by their start date, meaning they have received all of the recommended doses for either a one dose or two dose COVID-19 vaccine, and provide proof of vaccination status (e.g. CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card) , which will be kept confidential. We are an equal opportunity employer, and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those who are unable to be vaccinated due to a sincerely-held religious belief or a medical disability where it does not pose an undue hardship on the Company.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace
At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. 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. We'll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.
At the FT, we know our most valuable resources are our people and we embrace our employees’ unique skills, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer that 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.
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.