Executive Assistant to the Publisher

Location
Santa Monica
Posted
Aug 11, 2014
Closes
Sep 10, 2014
Contact
Katherine Miller
Duration
Full Time
We are seeking an organized, experienced, and trustworthy Executive Assistant to work directly with the Truthdig Publisher on a variety of tasks essential to the maintenance, development and growth of this exciting publication.

Job Description: The Executive Assistant will work directly with Truthdig’s publisher performing a variety of hands-on tasks to maintain smooth operation of the publication. In addition, he or she should be able to work well with the Truthdig team and independently. The ideal candidate should be willing to take the initiative on a variety of projects with the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment. This position requires a positive attitude and to be solutions-oriented.

Primary Responsibilities: The Executive Assistant will act as the center point person for the operation of the website. Responsibilities include handling incoming correspondence, maintaining office operations, drafting and sending contracts, updating information records and trackers, and donor relations. Website responsibilities will include posting and engaging in social media, site comment moderation, reprint requests, overseeing reader feedback and queries, troubleshooting technical issues, data analysis, and maintaining mailing lists.

Qualifications:
•Minimum 3 years experience as an executive assistant or administrative assistant.
•BA or BS required.
• Must be based in the Los Angeles area.
•Experience in online publishing/media is preferable.
•Must have proficient writing skills that are error free in all correspondence.
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
•Ideal candidates will be tech savvy with a knowledge and understanding of HTML/content management systems.
•Familiarity with Adobe Suite, video editing (Adobe Premier/Final Cut Pro), and FileMaker Pro is a plus.
•Proficiency in blog posting and social media is a plus.
•Fundraising experience is a plus.
•Must be organized, detail-oriented, conscientious and motivated.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Katherine Miller, kmiller@truthdig.com, with “Executive Assistant” in the subject line. Please include salary requirements in the cover letter.

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