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New York Times Executive Assistant, Chief Product Officer in New York, New York

The mission ( of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a newsroom that’s 1,700 strong and sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for.

Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

Job Description

The New York Times is seeking a seasoned executive assistant to support the Chief Product Officer and bring organization, administrative and operational acumen, and professionalism to her office. The role must represent the brand of The New York Times Company and play a key role in company wide initiatives and communication. 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

  • 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, manage agendas and track action items

  • Perform other ad-hoc duties as required, including but not limited to: prepare various reports and presentations, update listservs, track invoices, contracts and days off (vacation, personal, sick), etc.

  • Help plan and coordinate events such as offsites, town halls, lunches, dinners and social gatherings

  • Prepare and submit expense reports

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key contacts of various levels within and outside of the company

  • Maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information

  • Report directly to the CPO and serve as a resource for the CPO’s direct reports and department

What you will bring:

  • 8+ years of media- or tech-industry experience supporting a VP or C-level executive

  • A 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 senior level executives

  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of management and other staff

  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills


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.

Help shape the future of The New York Times

Whether it’s bringing new truths to light through reporting, optimizing products and formats to deliver a world-class digital and app experience, or analyzing data to better understand how we can best serve our readers, Times employees are part of a growing, unified team that is driven to build the best destination for journalism in the world.

That’s always been the case, but it is especially so today. In a time of uncertainty we’ve provided information and guidance to help readers navigate daily life — whether it’s understanding health risks or getting advice on staying sane and productive at home. This would not be possible without our journalists, data scientists, marketers, designers, engineers, project managers and many, many more.

Home to world-class talent

To create journalism and supporting products that stand apart, we must recruit the finest talent in the world. Journalists, data designers, videographers, agile marketers, art directors, and many others, we’re looking for people at all stages of their careers to bring different perspectives and practices to our teams. Together, we can make our journalism more insightful, meaningful and essential to the daily lives and understanding of people around the world.

Employee-driven benefits

If you see a job opening here that might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, a 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, paid parental leave and much more.

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