New York Times Interactive News Internship in New York, New York

Job Description

Spend your summer with an agile team of mission-driven developers working in the newsroom at The New York Times. As an intern on the Interactive News Desk, you’ll write code that ships – with a byline. You’ll investigate and summarize stacks of interesting structured data. You’ll collaborate with journalists to quickly create new features in response to newsroom and reader demand, and rapidly correct errors when they occur. And you’ll apply robust technological solutions in smart, creative, scalable ways to make an editorial impact.

About The Interactive News Desk

Interactive News is a special digital projects team embedded in the newsroom of The New York Times. You’ll be working with editors, reporters, photographers, designers and other developers to build newsroom-facing tools and reader-facing projects that augment our digital news report.

About You

  • You are familiar with at least two programming languages.

  • You can demonstrate taking a project from concept to completion beyond your assigned coursework.

  • You are authorized to work in the U.S.

About The Position

  • You will work alongside other developers, designers and journalists.

  • You will build web applications for enterprise packages, special events coverage and breaking news.

  • Your work will be published and bylined and will contribute to The Times's open source initiatives.

  • Previous interns have built a facial-recognition app at https://github.com/newsdev/whothehill for our Congress team, constructed a photo firehose at http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/sports/olympics/rio-olympics-photo-firehose.html for live events, reported on the Olympics and covered local NY at http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/nyregion/The-Other-Races.html races.

How We Work

For client-side code, we write HTML5, classic CSS as well as some SASS. We also use vanilla JavaScript, jQuery and React. On the server, we use web frameworks such as Ruby on Rails and Sinatra, Node.js and Express and Django and Flask. We store data in MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB and ElasticSearch and we deploy our code in Docker containers to Google Cloud Services with Kubernetes. We use git and GitHub for version control and collaboration.

What You Should Submit

  • We'd like to see one to two finished projects, preferably including code. For each of your projects, briefly explain how you took the project from conception to completion. If you worked on the project with a team, please also briefly explain the nature of your contribution.

  • Instead of a cover letter, write us a short memo about what you want to accomplish this summer and what kinds of projects you love working on.

The New York Times Newsroom Summer Internship Details

  • The New York Times offers 10-week summer internships to undergraduate and graduate college students who have decided on careers in journalism.

  • The program will begin on Monday, June 4, 2018 with three days of orientation in New York City.

  • Some internships are limited to seniors or graduate students; others also accept juniors.

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

  • The salary for all internships is about $1,000 a week.

  • For those who want it, housing in New York is available in the dormitories of New York University at rates ranging from about $350 to $450 per week, depending on type of accommodation.

The deadline to submit an application is 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time on Friday, October 13, 2017.

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Help shape the future of The New York Times

This is an important moment to work at The Times. Across the organization, we're taking advantage of the changing media landscape to pioneer a new era of journalism. With high-quality, original reporting at our core, we’re thinking more creatively about our reader relationships and how to deliver new and relevant offerings and experiences. We’re telling stories differently and playing with emerging formats like 360 video and VR. And we’re building a diverse and collaborative culture that can keep up with the rigors of the modern-day news cycle.

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.