• The New York Times Company
  • $81,760.00 -143,160.00/year*
  • New York, NY
  • Media
  • Full-Time
  • 21 Warren St

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Job Description

We are seeking an assistant for Joe Kahn, managing editor of The New York Times, to provide critical support in coordinating the wide range of issues that flow across his desk in overseeing newsroom operations.

The role will provide an exciting, unique opportunity to learn about the operations and management of the world's greatest newsroom in a moment of significant growth and transformation. In addition to handling an array of administrative and organizational responsibilities, the assistant will work closely with the managing editor as well as the Newsroom Strategy team on a number of projects dealing with audience, coverage and operations strategy.

Day-to-day, the assistant's work may involve reading and summarizing documents and memos, taking notes in meetings with the managing editor, tracking and highlighting important requests, keeping up to date on open issues, timelines and deadlines and helping to manage overall workflow through the managing editor's office.

Strong candidates will bring a range of skills, qualities and experience, from a core ability to perform basic administrative tasks, to impeccable judgment about prioritization, to intellectual rigor, to discretion around sensitive issues. This person should be able to juggle a complicated calendar, while managing basic administrative needs efficiently and accurately.

Ideal candidates will be motivated by and committed to the mission of The Times and should bring similar or applicable experience in other capacities, including other assistant roles, strategic planning or consulting. After a successful tenure in the assistant position, a typical career path would involve moving into a role in the Newsroom Strategy team, with whom the assistant will work closely. The assistant role should not be considered an entry point to reporting or editing roles at The Times.

Desired Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree


* 1-5 years experience providing administrative support for a senior executive, or similar experience


* Exceptional organizational skills to prioritize, work autonomously, multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment


* Strong intellectual foundation, with the capacity to efficiently digest, synthesize and prioritize a range of materials from across disciplines


* Ability to effectively interact with all levels of management and other staff


* Sophisticated communication skills, with a bias toward frankness, sensitivity and diplomacy, both in writing and in person


* An ability to thrive in demanding and relatively unstructured environments


* Experience working as a journalist is a plus but not required



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.
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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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