Summer Intern

Posted On: March 4, 2013

Paid Journalism Internship

Media Organization: NYU / New York Magazine

Company Description

New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has become a leader in developing advanced forms of journalism education.

New York Magazine covers, analyzes, comments on, and defines the news, culture, entertainment, lifestyle, fashion, and personalities that drive New York City. New York Magazine, founded in April 1968, reaches 1.8 million readers each week and is published by New York Media, LLC.

Job Description

In the summer of 2013, the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, which currently produces The Local East Village in collaboration with The New York Times (, will transition to a new site with New York magazine. The new site will cover the East Village, as The Local has, and also the Lower East Side, Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Greenpoint.

Interns will write for the site and help shape its identity during the summer of 2013: May 14 to Sept. 1. We're seeking reporters that are eager to produce lively, engaging, and timely stories about some of the city’s great neighborhoods. If not local residents, applicants should be savvy about the neighborhoods listed above and eager to explore them to the hilt, with an eye for news minutia as well as larger stories in the areas of education, politics, crime, housing and real estate, arts and culture, and business openings and closings, to name just some of our areas of coverage.

You should be able to cultivate sources and write quickly and accurately, with an engaging, “bloggy” tone and sense of humor when appropriate. A strong familiarity with cultural venues and artists in the areas of art, music, theater, etc. is a plus. During the summer, you’ll be representing NYU and New York magazine: an adaptable, outgoing, professional demeanor is a must.

This job will require that you act as a news runner daily from the hours of 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. You’ll be on call at 20 Cooper Square to report stories as assigned by the site's editor, a visiting professor at the Carter Journalism Institute. You may be asked to cover nighttime events such as community board meetings. Since you’ll also be encouraged to pitch stories and even come up with ideas for regular columns during weekly editorial meetings, creative thinking and a familiarity with the blogosphere is a plus.

We’re looking for someone who is proactive, eager to share ideas, and has a sense of fun. But above all, the site strives to be the first to report neighborhood news in a competitive environment; you should be able to thrive under tight deadlines and turn around copy that meets the standards of New York magazine, editors of which will work closely with the site in case a story warrants pick-up across other New York magazine blogs or in the newspaper. You should expect to write a story per day, and be able to work on longer features while also producing shorter items.

Applicants should be competent in digital photography, since they’ll be expected to take photos for stories; experience with video reporting and editing is a plus, as is a familiarity with social media. A strong knowledge of HTML and WordPress is all the better. In addition to reporting duties, you may be asked to create event listings, link dumps, and the like.

Please have proven experience in the field of journalism and a deep respect for the tenets of the craft. Graduate students of the Carter Journalism Institute or other journalism schools will be considered so long as they are exceptional writers with a proven track record.

To Apply

Please send a copy of your C.V. and links to at least five relevant clips to the editor, Daniel Maurer, at Send attachments only if your stories are not available online. A link to your Flickr page or any other photo work will also be helpful.