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The New York Times

Executive Assistant to the Chief Human Resources Officer (REQ-012604_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 New York Times is the world’s leading journalism company, home to many of the biggest and best properties in media: The Daily, Serial Productions, NYT Cooking, NYT Games, Wirecutter and, of course, the iconic digital report and print newspaper. The Times has always been guided by a powerful mission: to seek the truth and help people understand the world. In recent years, it has also pioneered a globally oriented, digitally focused, subscription-first business model that is showing the way forward as the industry moves from print-focused reporting to the digital and tech world.

The Times serves a large and growing audience, reaching 130 million people around the world each month. It has more than 6.5 million subscriptions — with 5.7 million digital, and 1 million added in 2019 alone. The company has set a goal of 10 million subscriptions by 2025 and sees an opportunity to help expand the market for paid quality journalism far beyond that. Its revenues were $1.8 billion in 2019, and, in Q2 2020, as part of a successful years-long transformation effort, digital revenue surpassed print revenue for the first time. Subscription revenue has also surpassed advertising revenue, with over 70 percent of total revenue coming from subscribers.

Times journalism has profound societal impact, from publishing the Pentagon Papers, to reporting on Harvey Weinstein that led to the #MeToo movement, to countless stories that keep society informed each day. The Times has earned 132130 Pulitzer Prizes and has increasingly been recognized for its creative design, photography and multimedia efforts, which are reshaping journalism for the digital age.

The New York Times Company is a publicly traded company (NYSE: NYT). It currently has 4,7004,500 employees, approximately 1,700 of whom work in the newsroom, and is home to outstanding creative talent across many disciplines. The company is headquartered in Manhattan, where this position is based, and has bureaus and offices around the world. Its operations include a printing and distribution network that prints The New York Times and other products. A significant portion of the workforce is unionized.

The New York Times’s [Register to View] target="_blank">mission and values are enduring, having steered the Times through more than 160 years of change. The mission, to seek the truth and help people understand the world, is a source of meaning and pride for existing employees and a powerful draw for new employees. The values and the associated [Register to View] target="_blank">behaviors inform and unite the company’s culture.

The Times is committed to fostering a diverse staff that reflects the society on which it reports, and it is committed to giving its employees a workplace that feels inclusive and rewarding to all. The company publishes an [Register to View] target="_blank">annual report detailing its progress. The company has also recently released [Register to View] target="_blank">a DEI report to publicly declare its commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion and to which it holds itself accountable.

This is an environment that values inquiry and debate to ensure that the best ideas win. The company’s leaders move at the speed of news and have big, global ambitions. More on The New York Times’s journalism can be found at . More information on The New York Times Company can be found at .

The Job

The role of the Executive Assistant is to ensure a highly effective and efficient office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), and to represent the executive, both internally and externally, in a manner that corresponds to the professional nature of the office. As the Executive Assistant to the CHRO, you will be the primary support on everything administrative, and you’ll be a strategic partner working alongside the CHRO and the Office of the CHRO to lead the Human Resources function across the enterprise.

You will enjoy high levels of autonomy and responsibility and serve as a sounding board to the CHRO, the Office of the CHRO, and others who work closely with them. Above all else, organization, work ethic, exemplary oral and written communication skills, task completion and judgment are key. The ideal candidate will be a quick study, a fast thinker, strong writer, self-starter, and a problem-solver who thrives in a dynamic environment and is always thinking five steps ahead and around corners

What you will do

  • Provide a wide range of administrative support and assistance including strategic calendar management; vetting, prioritizing, and arranging meetings and interviews; coordinating travel bookings

  • Prioritize conflicting needs and handling matters proactively and expeditiously

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

  • Follow-through on projects to successful completion, working with key stakeholders to identify CHRO's deliverables and incorporate timelines into the CHRO's workflow

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

  • Help prepare the CHRO for conference and speaking engagements including managing preparation calendar, logistics and coordination with hosts

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

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

  • Prepare expense reports in a timely and accurate manner

  • Act as department timekeeper in the Workday Time & Attendance function

  • Support activities that exist at the intersection of work and personal

  • Help keep the CHRO well informed

  • Occasional errands and other administrative tasks as needed

You are

  • Respectful and dignified, always comporting yourself as such and holding others to a standard to do the same

  • Naturally collaborative with a keen sense of when to “call it” and take action

  • Curious with an ability to ask just the right clarifying question(s)

  • A creative problem solver

  • Deadline-driven and tireless in your commitment to excellence and nailing the details

What you bring

  • Personal and professional maturity and calm best exemplified by your ability to give and receive multi-directional and actionable feedback

  • Discretion and confidentiality

  • A ‘no task too big nor too small’ attitude

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships with people inside and outside the company from diverse backgrounds, teams, levels, and working styles

  • High interpersonal flexibility with the ability to shift priorities instantly and with grace

  • A bias for action and a focused commitment to task completion

  • A high sense of personal accountability and ownership for your work

  • At least 6 years supporting senior executive(s)


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.