Work with API

Staff openings

API is currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Marketing Manager: The American Press Institute is hiring a Marketing Manager responsible for increasing the awareness, reach, relevance and engagement for our brand, programs, products and services. With a background in multi-channel marketing and an emphasis on digital, the Manager will be a skilled and creative tactician who can also think and plan strategically in a collaborative environment.

College students

The application period for our paid journalism internship for the summer of 2020 has closed. Please check back in the fall of 2020 for our announcement regarding our summer 2021 internship, or sign up for API’s daily newsletter, Need to Know.

For many years, students or recent graduates have also applied for our paid summer fellowship program.

Freelance and consulting opportunities

  • Freelance newsletter writer: API is looking for a freelancer to help write its morning newsletter, Need to Know. Ideally, we’re looking for someone who is a regular reader of Need to Know and would be available to curate, write and produce the newsletter two to three days per week. Please email Stephanie Castellano, API’s editorial manager and producer of Need to Know, at with questions or interest. *This opportunity is best suited to those located in Eastern or Central Time, and who are not already working full-time.

API also works with many current and former journalists as short-term consultants to research and write Strategy Studies, put together Thought Leader Summit events, or help us in other ways with our programs.

Please contact us if you have an idea of a journalism-related research topic not listed here that you would like to propose doing with us.