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The New York Times

Executive Assistant to Chief Data Officer (REQ-012435_New_York)

Office and Administrative Support



Full Time


New York, New York, United States

The [Register to View] target="_blank">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 role of the Executive Assistant is to ensure an effective and efficient office 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 do so in an increasingly digital media world. As the Executive Assistant to the CDO, you will be the primary support on everything administrative.


  • Ensure efficient, effective and economical facilitation of general office administration.

  • Communicate and manage the flow of office management policies and procedures with the Data Insights Group and Audience Mission teams.

  • Plan and manage logistics for events including, but not limited to, town halls, leadership offsites, and social gatherings.

  • Prepare expense reports.

  • Provide a wide range of administrative support and assistance including strategic calendar management; vetting, prioritizing, and arranging meetings and interviews; coordinating travel bookings; drafting high-priority and confidential correspondences.

  • Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the CDO, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determine appropriate course of action, referral, or response.

  • Handle a heavy volume of requests from internal and external stakeholders — answering inquiries, resolving problems, and making appropriate referrals.

  • Maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.

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

  • Occasionally join meetings to take notes, provide support CDO on projects and challenges.


  • 1-2 years of industry experience preferred, providing administrative support for senior executive.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and able to take initiative and lead efforts as needed

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

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

  • Anticipate needs and proactively solve problems with a strong attention to detail.

  • Manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.

  • Proficient working knowledge of a suite of collaboration software tools (Google Suite and Slack), and Workday (or similar HR tools).


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.