Executive Assistant to the Editor in Chief, New York Magazine

Vox Media

New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Administration
  • Post Date: 04/30/2021
  • Website: voxmedia.com
  • Company Address: 1201 Connecticut Avenue Northwest 11th Floor, Washington, DC, 20036

About Vox Media

Vox Media is the leading independent modern media company. Known for building the best media brands and the technology that enables them, we are committed to building a better future for the industry — and getting the future of media right.

Job Description

As the leading independent modern media company, Vox Media ignites conversations and influences culture. Across digital, podcasts, TV, streaming, live events, and print, we tell stories that affect our audience's daily lives and entertain as much as they inform.

Our portfolio features influential and respected editorial properties including Vox, New York Magazine, The Verge, The Cut, Eater, Vulture, The Strategist, Polygon, SB Nation, Intelligencer, Curbed, Grub Street, and Recode. Off-platform, the Vox Media Podcast Network offers one of the largest collections of popular podcasts, and Vox Media Studios produces and distributes the award-winning nonfiction shows. Powered by innovative technology that scales quality, the Chorus publishing platform and Concert advertising marketplace answer the always-changing needs of modern audiences, creators and marketers.

Vox Media has been named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies in Media,” an Inc. “Company of the Year,” Digiday’s “Best Company for Parents,” and one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.

New York Magazine is looking for an Executive Assistant to support our Editor in Chief. This person will be responsible for handling all administrative functions for the EIC, which include maintaining his calendar, scheduling staff meetings, serving as the liaison between him, the editorial and business staffs, taking minutes at various meetings, as well as other duties as they arise. They will also contribute to the production of pages of the biweekly magazine, and assist on special projects as needed that may involve reporting or writing. 

This role is currently remote, but will be based in New York once it’s safe to reopen our offices.

Job responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of all administrative functions for the Editor in Chief
  • Maintain EIC’s calendar
  • Manage information flow in a timely and accurate manner
  • Screen and direct phone calls
  • Assist in producing pages for our bi-weekly magazine, work on special projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • One to two years' experience in an administrative capacity in a corporate (media preferred) setting
  • The ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Very strong organizational, issue-resolution, and decision-making skills
  • Sound judgment and the ability to discreetly handle confidential material
  • Strong writing, communication and technical skills
  • Working knowledge of Google Workspace, Zoom, and Slack
  • Familiarity with Excel, K4/InCopy and InDesign is helpful, but not required
  • Bachelor's degree

About working at Vox Media:

This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefits—including flexible hours and generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive. You'll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that's challenging and fun—and who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

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