Executive Assistant to the Chief Technology Officer

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Job Description

The role of the Executive Assistant is to ensure a highly effective and efficient office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and to represent the executive, both internally and externally, in a manner that corresponds to the professional nature of the office. The role must represent the brand of The New York Times Company and play a key role in company wide initiatives and communication in an increasingly digital media world. The ideal candidate will be 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 five steps ahead.

What you will do:
  • Manage an ever-changing calendar, including vetting and prioritizing meeting requests and coordinating conference calls, interviews, meetings, and complex travel bookings
  • Handle a heavy volume of requests from internal and external stakeholders including, but not limited to, answering inquiries, resolving problems, and making appropriate referrals
  • Attend key meetings, take notes, track action items
  • Perform other duties as required, including preparing various reports and presentations, coordinate vacation schedules, update listservs, track invoices, contracts and days off (vacation, personal, sick), etc.
  • Plan events including, but not limited to, offsites, town halls, lunches, dinners and social gatherings
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key contacts of various levels within and outside of the company
  • Maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information
  • Serve as a resource for the CTO's direct reports and department


What you will bring:
  • 8+ years of tech industry experience supporting a VP or C-level executive
  • Proven track record of understanding and adapting to different working styles to best support your executive
  • Working knowledge of Google Suite, Slack, Zoom, Workday, Coupa, etc.
  • You have outstanding interpersonal skills and are able to build strong relationships with people inside and outside the company from diverse backgrounds, teams, levels, and working styles
  • You embrace change at a moment's notice, shifting priorities instantly and easily and can manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • You are a masterful and creative problem solver who is always five steps ahead of others and welcomes challenges about which there is limited requisite information
  • You are comfortable giving honest feedback to high level executives
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of management and other staff
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills


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