New York Times Executive Assistant to the Deputy Publisher in New York, New York

Job Description

With nearly 1,500 journalists reporting from more than 150 countries at https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/17/world/we-were-there.html every year, The New York Times remains the gold standard of quality journalism. We’re built around a mission of helping readers understand a fast changing world and providing the original reporting that provides the bedrock of a healthy, informed, engaged society. Our unwavering commitment to our profession’s highest ideals -- maintaining independence, elevating diverse viewpoints, holding power to account, enforcing rigorous standards for fairness and accuracy, and pursuing truth without fear or favor -- and our leadership in creating new ways to tell digital stories has made The Times the most read, most awarded and most innovative news organization in the United States. Now, we want you to join the team!

What a Deputy Publisher does:

The Deputy Publisher plays a leading role in upholding the journalistic mission of The Times, overseeing the News and Opinion departments, and transforming the 160-year-old company to a digital-first organization. This includes setting the long-term vision of the company, and ensuring that its mission, culture, and brand thrive in the years ahead.

Job Description:

The Executive Assistant to the Deputy Publisher will serve as his right hand when it comes to anything and everything that is operational and administrative. The role is creative, fast-paced, and highly responsible. You will serve as a sounding board to both the Deputy Publisher and those who work closely with him. The job will require you to think strategically, and maintain internal and external relationships. Most importantly, you would be working for a news organization that strives to be not only fair and original, but also innovative at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/18/climate/antarctica-ice-melt-climate-change.html with at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/30/arts/metropolitan-opera-backstage-ballet.html its at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/26/us/turkey-protesters-attack-video-analysis.html storytelling at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/07/world/asia/rodrigo-duterte-philippines-drugs-killings.html .

The position is based out of our Times Square office, and we offer competitive compensation and benefits… As well as an incredibly inspiring workplace filled with people who genuinely care about bringing truth to light.

What we’re looking for:

Above all else, discretion and organization are key. The ideal candidate will be a news junkie, go-getter, proactive, sociable, a problem solver who is always five steps ahead. You should be able to both laugh about the latest cultural events and understand the complexities of the political and media spheres. It’s also crucial to truly grasp and value the role of journalism in our democracy.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Strong interpersonal skills -- able to effectively interact with all levels of management and other staff

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and able to take initiative and lead efforts as needed in support of objectives

  • Demonstrated ability to execute items quickly, work under pressure, and meet deadlines

  • No task too big or small attitude

  • Ambitious and constantly looking to challenge yourself and grow

  • An unequivocal passion for news and the role of a free press

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing an ever changing calendar inclusive of vetting and prioritizing meeting requests, as well as coordinating all conference calls, interviews, meetings, and travel bookings

  • Meeting preparation including, but not limited to, briefing and memo writing

  • Conference preparation including producing and handling talking points / speech prep, research, and coordination with hosts and travel vendors

  • Handling a heavy volume of requests from internal/external stakeholders inclusive of answering inquiries, resolving problems where possible and making appropriate referrals

  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with key contacts (from fellow assistants to executives and anyone in between) within and outside of the company

  • Prepare monthly expense reports

  • Event planning including lunches, dinners and social gatherings

  • Acting as a sounding board, confidant and conduit to keep the executive well informed and help facilitate decision making

  • Provide a wide range of operational support and other related tasks as required

  • Research projects as they arise

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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.

Help shape the future of The New York Times

This is an important moment to work at The Times. Across the organization, we're taking advantage of the changing media landscape to pioneer a new era of journalism. With high-quality, original reporting at our core, we’re thinking more creatively about our reader relationships and how to deliver new and relevant offerings and experiences. We’re telling stories differently and playing with emerging formats like 360 video and VR. And we’re building a diverse and collaborative culture that can keep up with the rigors of the modern-day news cycle.

Home to world-class talent

To create journalism and supporting products that stand apart, we must recruit the finest talent in the world. Journalists, data designers, videographers, agile marketers, art directors, and many others, we’re looking for people at all stages of their careers to bring different perspectives and practices to our teams. Together, we can make our journalism more insightful, meaningful and essential to the daily lives and understanding of people around the world.

Employee-driven benefits

If you see a job opening here that might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, a 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, paid parental leave and much more.