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About Us

The Athletic is a digital sports media company that brings true sports fans closer to the athletes, teams and leagues that captivate their attention. We serve a multi-faceted audience that craves a richer connection and understanding with immersive storytelling and a like-minded community of fans. Founded in 2016 and with major operational hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Melbourne, we empower a truly global team of more than 600 creators and cover more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams across the United States, Canada and the UK. Our newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth reports along with more than 120 podcasts and other forms of premium content. Put simply, The Athletic is at the center of a sports fan’s universe.

About the Role

The Athletic is accepting applications for its inaugural Leon H. Carter newsroom internship, a 12-week program either remote or based in New York City, which will run from September 16, 2024 – December 6, 2024. The intern will be embedded on our Major League Baseball desk, working directly alongside our talented team of editors and writers. The mission of The Athletic’s internship program is to attract and develop the industry’s next stars. The intern will help shape our most informative coverage while helping to advance our goal to be the top destination for sports news around the world. The rate of pay for this role is $20.00 USD per hour.
This is a remote internship that will require some travel to New York City. Candidates based in New York City have the option of working on-site in the New York office.
The application deadline is April 19, 2024.

Responsibilities

Attend daily weekday meetings of the MLB news enterprise team.
Accept projects assigned by the MLB news enterprise editors, whether it is contributing reporting to projects being led by other team members or taking the lead on specific assignments that can be executed during the offseason.
Work writing shifts focused on immediate news response.
Contribute to live blogs and previews during special coverage periods.
Be available to report stories remotely (video and phone calls, emails, texts).
Be available for in-person reporting, whether it be games or press availability, dependent on location.
Be available to take any special assignments from the desk’s leadership team.

Requirements

Undergraduate students who are ideally in their junior or senior year.
Ability to work a 30-40 hour work week.
Previous newsroom internship experience is a plus.
Flexibility: ability to adapt to fast-paced work environments where needs and priorities can change quickly.
Deep knowledge of and a passion for baseball and/or Major League Baseball.
This is a remote internship that will require some travel to New York City. Candidates based in New York City have the option of working on-site in the New York office.

Application Directions

Attach resume.
An essay between 500-700 words explaining why you should be considered by The Athletic for this internship, including but not limited to your main area of interest (editing, writing, design, social, audio, video, or other) and your passion for storytelling in the sport of baseball.
Two letters of recommendation.
Seven work samples, such as published articles, videos, podcasts, or similar work. At least three samples should be articles that have been published.

The Athletic offers unique perks and benefits to all full-time employees based on their country of residence. Our comprehensive US benefits package includes:
– Highly competitive, employer-contributed medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance plans.
– Savings accounts for medical, wellness, and childcare expenses.
– 401k retirement savings plan and employer match.
– Paid time off including paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays, 15 days of accrued vacation to start, and up to 20 weeks of Paid Parental Leave.
For international candidates: Our global benefits packages offer similar benefits and perks, competitive to the local market.
The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.
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