Executive Assistant, Audio

Job Description

The Times is seeking an executive assistant to support the head of Audio, ensuring they are able to operate efficiently and effectively. The executive assistant must also be able to represent this Times leader, both internally and externally, in a manner that corresponds to the professional nature of the department and maintain confidentiality. This is a critical support role for everything operational and administrative. Discretion and organization are key. This person will work closely with the Audio leadership teams, across the company, to ensure the group is properly supported and the vision of the head of audio is executed.

You will enjoy high levels of responsibility and access, and serve as a sounding board to the leader you support and those who work closely with them. Above all else, organization, work ethic, exemplary oral and written communication skills, ability to multi-task and judgment are key. An executive assistant is a quick study, a fast thinker, a strong writer, a self-starter, and a problem-solver who thrives in a dynamic environment and is always thinking ahead.

What you will do:
  • Provide a wide range of operational and administrative support and assistance on other related tasks and administrative duties as assigned
  • Be a sounding board for the executive, helping them work through everything from the challenges of the day to long-term projects and vision
  • Have an ear to the ground in the department and surface both successes and challenges that staff are facing
  • Track priorities and projects for the executive, making sure they are on task and meeting deadlines
  • Manage an ever-changing calendar, including vetting and prioritizing meeting requests and coordinating conference calls, interviews, meetings, and complex travel bookings
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality and discretion in regard to all matters and documents; be trusted with highly sensitive and confidential information
  • Conduct research, draft memos, and prepare executive for internal meetings
  • Handle a heavy volume of requests from internal and external stakeholders including, but not limited to, answering inquiries, resolving problems, and making appropriate referrals
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key contacts of various levels within and outside of the company as well as act as a liaison between the executives and members of the department
  • File all expenses for reimbursement on behalf of the executive
  • Plan events including, but not limited to, town halls, lunches, dinners and social gatherings

What you will bring:
  • An organized problem solver with good decision-making skills who is able to get things done in a dynamic working environment
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to take initiative and lead efforts as needed
  • You embrace change at a moment's notice, shifting priorities instantly and easily and can manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • You are a masterful and creative problem solver who welcomes challenges and looks for creative solutions
  • A passion for journalism and a commitment to the mission of The New York Times

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 2 years of industry experience, providing administrative support for a senior executive
  • Newsroom experience preferred, audio experience ideal, but not required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs


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.