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 passionate and motivated students who are interested in pursuing a career in media to join our team! This program is a paid, eight-week summer internship.
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 project work from day one, you will face new challenges every day and work alongside career professionals.
The FT’s US editorial summer newsroom 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 at least three days a week.
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 analyze documents during research
Outstanding communication skills
Excellent organizational 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 February 9 2023 and be sure to include the following documents in your application
A cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit, and your interest in joining our team
3 writing samples/clips
A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $15.00/hr. To ensure pay fairness, the successful candidate will be offered a salary within the estimated salary range based on a number of considerations including but not limited to: skill set; experience and training; certifications; and other business and organisational needs. The disclosed range estimate is for our NYC office and has not been adjusted for other locations.
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.
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, veteran status, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. We aim to treat all employees in a fair and consistent manner, promote good working relationships to encourage high standards of conduct and performance within a work environment free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. 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.