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Across the FT Group, our people are united by a mission to deliver world-class information, news and services to our global audiences. We're a digital-first organization made up of journalists, technologists, product managers, event planners, strategists, commercial and finance experts, marketing and communications specialists - and much more. Our strength is in our employees.

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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.

FT Live overview:

FT Live is the global conferences and events division of the Financial Times Group. Our mission is to bring our global executive audiences the very latest in knowledge and opinion, and connect them to one another.

From unique experiences such as the FTWeekend Festival and The Global Boardroom to our senior-level business summits, exclusive awards and online hourly webinars, our audiences regularly come back to discover the latest approaches and strategies, connect with peers and elevate business opportunities to the next level.

FT Live is using world-leading event technology, to bring you closer to the people and content that matter - all of our events can be accessed from the comfort of your office or home.

Most of our events are in-person or hybrid (in-person with virtual elements attached to it). On event days, the team works outside of ordinary working hours,  involving the occasional early start and/or late finish. The intern will be expected to accommodate these hours if and when needed, but will be offered time off in lieu so as not to exceed agreed weekly working hours.

Summary of internship role:

This internship opportunity will be pertinent to an individual interested in exploring a career in the events space.  In this role, you will support the content, marketing, sales and event delivery teams by:

  • Conducting desk and phone research to determine potential topics and speakers for our existing and new events;
  • Writing copy for event agendas and helping to recruit speakers;
  • Writing marketing copy for websites, sponsor marketing packs, emails,  social media  and other channels;
  • Assisting with creating social media cards and other digital marketing assets;
  • Managing website updates for content and marketing elements;
  • Researching potential partners and sponsors for events, sourcing intel on sponsors of competing events, identifying decision-makers and researching their contact details;
  • Helping with event delivery on the day (on backend if digital, or at in-person events), including but not limited to, support at registration desk, liaising with VIP speakers, FT journalists and delegates, producing event highlights for the social media team, managing the Q&A sessions, and working with the videographer and photographer.

Some elements of the internship can be tailored to suit the candidate’s interests and aspirations.

Individuals with varied backgrounds and skill sets will be considered for this internship role, however preference will be given to those with strong research and writing experience.

Further information

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. #LI-SG1

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