Summer 2020 Intern - Interactive News Desk - New York

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Media



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Job Description

Interactive News is a team of software engineers embedded in the newsroom of The New York Times. As our intern, youll contribute to projects used by hundreds of NYT journalists and millions of readers. Our unique position between the newsroom and technology departments makes us instrumental to The Times most ambitious digital journalism.

We create new storyforms and build tools for newsgathering, while also supporting breaking news, enterprise and majorevents. We experiment with new reportingtechnologies and support development patterns and tools for our colleagues.

About You

  • You are familiar with the core technologies of web development, including comfort with JavaScript and CSS.

  • You can demonstrate taking a technical project from concept to completion.

  • You are excited about collaborating with the newsroom and other developers to push the limits of what we offer to our readers.

  • You are enrolled as a full-time student (for the fall of 2020) and authorized to work in the U.S.

  • About The Position

  • You will own at least one substantial project and work alongside teams of developers, designers and journalists on a number of others.

  • You will receive support and mentorship to meet professional goals and accelerate your learning.

  • You will gain an understanding of building modern, scalable, software while immersed in a newsroom environments, primarily in our NYC headquarters but also our bureau in Washington, D.C.

  • We want to improve our team by better reflecting our broad audience. If youre a member of a community underrepresented in technology, we encourage you to apply.

  • Previous interns have built a facial-recognition app for our Congress team, handled our live World Cup scores, pitched in with obits and helped unravel thorny data about metro transit woes.

    How We Work

    We work with a range of modern web technologies, principally JavaScript, HTML and CSS. We run Node.js servers which talk to PostgreSQL and MongoDB databases. We manage code using Git and host it on GitHub. Whenever we can, we rely on hosted cloud services. For data analysis, we lean on Python and R.

    Have skills we didnt mention here? We welcome people with experience outside our tech list we'd love to learn from you how you work.

    About Our Summer Internships

  • Our internships are paid

  • It is 10 weeks long, starting on or around June 1, 2020.

  • You will work from our midtown NYC headquarters

  • Ou summer intern program also offers the chance to join activities and training activities with interns across the Technology dept.

  • What You Should Submit

    In our application process, well ask you for:

  • Your rsum

  • A brief memo describing yourself, as well as what you can bring to the internship and the Interactive News team.

  • Examples of your work, in links to a project (or two) youve worked on. Please include code snippets, if you have them. For each project, you should briefly explain your process, and the nature of your contribution (particularly if you worked with a group).

  • Deadline

    Well be accepting applications on a rolling basis until all of our positions are filled. Well begin reviewing applications on November 4, 2019, so please apply as soon as you are ready.

    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 consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local \"Fair Chance\" laws.


    Associated topics: intern, internship, semester, trainee

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