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12 Dec 2019

Marketing and Communications Chalkbeat 2020 Marketing & Engagement Internship

 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, is seeking motivated undergraduate or graduate students to serve as a summer marketing and engagement intern. 

In this role, you’ll conduct research to better understand our audience needs and opportunities while also developing and testing different ways to grow our audience. You’ll have an opportunity to collaborate with our reporting teams in seven cities — Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Newark, and New York City — and our national bureau, which reports on issues affecting schools across the country.

This position is based in our New York City office. The 10-week, full-time, paid internship from June to August 2020 offers students the opportunity to work alongside some of the nation’s top education journalists at a dynamic, rapidly growing organization. At this critical moment for an active, independent press, join us as we produce journalism that matters.

Who are you?

You’re energized by our mission and excited to help us build a news organization that reimagines daily newsgathering while upholding traditional journalistic values. You always know to put your user first, to think about their needs, and you want to help Chalkbeat build a larger and more engaged audience. 

Candidates should have:

  • Data analysis and user research experience.
  • A passion for and curiosity about education.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • A solid understanding of different platforms across social, email, and web.

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in seven locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

How to Apply

To complete our 2020 Internship application, please click here We will review applications in two rounds:
  • Feb. 2 - Priority Deadline
  • March 15 - Final Deadline
Chalkbeat is dedicated to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. Chalkbeat encourages people of all races, colors, national origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, veteran status, sexual orientations, and marital statuses to apply. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Internship. Job Types: Marketing and Communications.