Job Description

The New York Times is seeking an inventive and motivated intern to join the Sales Operations team. In this role, you will work with the sales operations team partners in various areas creating efficiencies which ultimately support the department’s sales efforts.

About Our Team

Our mission is to help brands connect to the most important stories in the world. The advertising team comprises 400+ employees globally, with functions stretching from sales to creative to technology and more. We serve every category of business and have direct relationships with the world’s largest brands, offering a range of solutions including: print and digital media; audio; live experiences and events; and custom creative and strategies.

As a Sales Operations Intern, You Will:

  • Aid in project management and quality control of some of our most important initiatives including audio, team communications, sales training and more.

  • Ideate on best practices for communications with the sales team, through monthly updates

  • Stay on the pulse of the industry and competitive landscape. Independently research to discover emerging markets with potential for advertising revenue

  • Provide support for our sales team training sessions, researching external training resources, build out materials (decks) to be used for internal resources, assist with scheduling

  • Understand our audio and event opportunities vis-a-vis the competitive market and provide ideas for market research and lead gathering

  • Assist in building out databases, providing quality control for databases,

About You

To thrive in this role, you are:

  • A junior or senior in college, or a grad student, studying a relevant field (i.e. Digital Marketing, Advertising, Media Communications, Business, etc.)

  • Excited about understanding the inner workings behind a sales organization

  • Passionate about the mission of The New York Times

  • Deeply interested in project management

  • Understand streamlining processes and efficiencies

  • A voracious consumer of media, marketing, branding and advertising trade publications (e.g., Adweek, Ad Age, Digiday, Nieman Lab, BizBash etc.)

  • A strong writer who is detail-oriented and understands how to incorporate strategic positioning into your writing

  • Meticulously checks facts and is able to manage several projects simultaneously

About Our Summer Internships

  • Our internships are paid

  • This internship is 10 weeks long, starting on around June 1, 2020

  • You will work remotely. There is a possibility that we will return to the office in July, if you are in the NYC area and comfortable doing so, you may join us in the office then.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Interning at The New York Times is a unique opportunity to work at a historic and innovative global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information

  • You will be helping to power, distribute and expand what is possible for our award-winning journalism

  • We run a week-long maker event during the summer, where Design, Product, Project, Marketing and Technology come together to work on creative, cross-functional projects

  • We have frequent panel discussions and talks by a wide variety of news makers and industry leaders

  • NYT interns benefit from competitive pay, great perks and influential networking


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.