Summer 2022 - Audience Insights Intern

Posted On: February 28, 2022

Paid Journalism Internship

Media Organization: The New York Times

Company Description

The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a newsroom that’s 1,700 strong and sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for.

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.

Job Description

The Audience Insights intern will develop the ability to analyze, understand, and effectively communicate the value of the New York Times advertising audiences to internal stakeholders and advertising clients through the process of uncovering relevant & actionable audience insights. They will utilize various analysis and measurement tools to provide timely in-depth reporting, analysis, and recommended solutions.

Expectations/Goals/Learning Opportunities
Assist with the process of gathering data & insights in response to questions & information requests from across the advertising department.
​Support in handling day-to-day insights requests from stakeholders & clients that range from analyzing reader behavior to determining composition of specific NYT audiences.
Learn to leverage proprietary and syndicated data to create and present analyses to position The New York Times to the marketplace and clients.
Gain experience with data analysis and storytelling, going beyond the “what” to tell the “why” from research results.
By assigning the intern to be assisting across all pods, they can get a good sense of different industries and grow in understanding needs based on categories.
Support and at times lead the process of conducting market research with various sources (e.g., Google Trends, Facebook IQ, Pew Research, specific NYT articles, etc.) and present findings to the team.
Acting as an “extended” arm of team members in compiling relevant information that we can also back with 1P/3P data.
Understand the competitive landscape, advertising trends, and client needs for advertising with an eye toward translating this intelligence into specific actionable research findings.
Work with their manager and team to synthesize industry reporting.

A relevant field of study that is in part or whole developing experience & literacy with advertising research and/or insights development, data analysis and storytelling.
An interest in developing strategic skills with a strong interest in advertising/media research and consumer insights, the digital marketing ecosystem and the media business.
Team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills
Capable of handling multiple projects.
Ability to work efficiently and accurately with strong attention to detail.
Excellent presentation and writing skillsAny knowledge of syndicated media, data and audience measurement tools, such as MRI, Ipsos Affluent Survey, GWI, comScore, SimilarWeb, Telmar, etc. or experience with web analytics platforms (especially Google Analytics) is a strong plus.
Prospective projects that can be assigned/considered:
Provide User Experience feedback for custom dashboards.
Mine submitted research requests for common themes by pod/categories.
​Compile turnkey resources for pods.

Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

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