Confidential Assistant

The New York Times
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jan 02

Position description

The Times is seeking a confidential assistant to support the leadership of the Opinion team.  This person will report to and work side-by-side with the Editorial Page Editor.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide administrative support to the Editorial Page Editor 
  • Help ensure a cheerful, smooth-running department
  • Schedule appointments, interviews, conference calls and other meetings
  • Maintain good working relationships across The Times
  • Act as liaison to outside contributors and vendors
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Exceptional planning, time management and problem-anticipating and -solving skills
  • Fact-checking and/or research or reporting experience
  • Superior writing and interpersonal skills
  • Excitement about the possibilities of journalism
  • Initiative
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once while meeting deadlines
  • Sense of responsibility and ability to adapt in a changing environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs.


Benefits and Perks:

  • Make an impact by supporting our original, independent and deeply reported journalism.
  • We provide competitive health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their families
  • We support responsible retirement planning with a generous 401(k) company match.
  • We offer a competitive parental leave.
  • We are committed to career development and ongoing learning, and provide employees $8,000 annually for tuition reimbursement.
  • We have frequent panel discussions and talks by a wide variety of newsmakers and industry leaders.
  • Join a community committed to the richness of diversity, experiences and talents in the world we cover, supported by a variety of employee resource groups.

Application instructions

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