Executive Assistant to the Editor at The New Yorker

October 20, 2022
New York, NY

The New Yorker is a multi-platform media enterprise, spanning print, digital, audio, video, and live events. Founded in 1925, The New Yorker is considered by many to be the most influential magazine in the world, renowned for its in-depth reporting, political and cultural commentary, fiction, poetry, humor, and cartoons. In addition to the weekly print magazine, The New Yorker has become a daily digital destination for news and cultural coverage by its staff writers and other contributors. In print and online, The New Yorker stands apart for its commitment to truth and accuracy, for the quality of its prose, and its insistence on exciting and moving every reader. To see all New Yorker job openings, visit newyorker.com/careers.

Job Description

New York, NY

The New Yorker is seeking an Executive Assistant to work with its Editor. As the Editor's responsibilities are various—editing, writing, managing, hosting, and much more—his assistant must provide robust administrative and editorial support for this ongoing work, and handle special projects as they arise.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Managing the Editor’s calendar, travel arrangements, and expenses.
  • Providing feedback on pitches, article submissions, and drafts of New Yorker pieces.
  • Conducting research for the Editor's interviews and reported pieces.
  • Liaising with various New Yorker and Conde Nast departments. 
  • Planning office events

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least 3-5 years of post-graduate editorial and administrative experience.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn quickly and flexibly, anticipate and solve problems, manage time effectively, and handle multiple fast-paced projects simultaneously.
  • Deep familiarity and engagement with The New Yorker and its writers and artists, as well as with the magazine’s distinctive style and concerns amid the wider media and literary landscape.

What happens next?
If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply below, and we will review your application as soon as possible. You can update your resume or upload a cover letter at any time by accessing your candidate profile.

Condé Nast is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status and other legally protected characteristics.

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