Executive Assistant - AtlanticLIVE

Jul 18, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
Ms. Human Resources
Full Time
Celebrating over 150 years in print, The Atlantic’s time-tested mission is to cover the conversations of the day with original insight and fresh perspective and to push the edge of inquiry toward tomorrow’s concerns. Drawing from a rich tradition of publishing exceptional literary works, The Atlantic provides leading edge analysis of trendsetting contemporary issues, covering politics and foreign policy, business and the economy, culture and the arts, and science and technology.

Sparking intellectual debate, encouraging lively discussion, and bringing this rich editorial dialogue to life, AtlanticLIVE convenes high-powered and highly motivated audiences at a variety of events, ranging from thought leader roundtables to full-day issue-driven summits and week-long programs gathering the nation’s top decision makers and influentials in conversation and dialogue.

To learn more about The Atlantic and AtlanticLIVE, visit us at
www.theatlantic.com, events.theatlantic.com, and theatlantic.com/events.

AtlanticLIVE, the dedicated events and conferences division of The Atlantic magazine, seeks a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual to support Elizabeth Baker Keffer, Senior Vice President and Group Publisher – Live Events of Atlantic Media and President of AtlanticLIVE and QuartzLIVE, as Executive Assistant.

Within AtlanticLIVE’s progressive, collegial work environment, this role provides a unique opportunity for broad and highlevel exposure to the business behind the industry’s leading media event production enterprise, with a great trajectory for growth and earned responsibility. The Executive Assistant will not only serve as the primary support for the division President but will also have the opportunity to own and manage a series of projects (depending on interest) relevant to AtlanticLIVE business including, but not limited to, event management/logistics; business development and client outreach; and marketing and public relations.

Our ideal candidate will have 2+ years of previous professional experience.

Responsibilities Include:

•Serve as primary support for Elizabeth, coordinating schedules, meetings, and travel arrangements with both internal and external constituents
•Interface with senior clients with an eye to business development opportunities
•Prepare and proof documents and correspondence, and track follow up of proposals and materials
•Work with marketing team to develop marketing materials and build presentations for internal and external meetings
•Prepare public remarks and speeches
•Perform administrative tasks such as filing, faxing, and telephone coverage
•Manage team-wide initiatives such as events, retreats, and awards, and support other senior team leads as necessary
•Support Elizabeth with personal requests as needed

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

•Outstanding record of achievement in current/past positions
•Confidentiality with sensitive material and communication
•Outstanding organizational skills, excellent time management and judgment, and the ability to manage complex operations in a fast-paced environment
•Strong and persuasive communication skills, both verbally and in print
•Proficiency with PowerPoint and Excel required; proficiency with InDesign and the ability to develop graphic presentations preferred
•Interest in national affairs, politics, business, and the arts with knowledge of leading figures in each category
•Entrepreneurial spirit, track record of initiative, and ownership of work
•True service ethic, spirit of generosity, and gracious sense of humor
•2+ years of previous professional experience
•Bachelor’s degree and superior academic record

Core Attributes:

•Force of Ideas - At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing. We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, giving voice, argument, and flight to the latter.
•Spirit of Generosity - Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct. Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

To apply, please visit us online at www.atlanticmedia.com. Atlantic Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Atlantic Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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