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Dow Jones Executive Assistant to Chief Communications Officer in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Dow Jones Company is looking for an experienced executive assistant to support our chief communications officer (CCO) and our growing communications team. Your primary role will be to ensure your executive’s planning is proactively coordinated in all aspects.

The successful candidate will be able to anticipate the needs of the CCO and proactively coordinate and schedule team members. This role will be filled by a strategic thinker who can manage the executive’s requirements with tact and ease.

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Be unflappable. Organized and obsessed with detail

  • Have top level organizational skills

  • Work independently and take initiative

  • Possess excellent writing and communication skills

  • Be a self-starter and own the job in hand

  • Know the executive’s needs before they do

  • Embrace an all-hands-on deck attitude when things are busy

  • Understand confidentiality and uses superior judgment and discretion

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously

This role is based in New York but Dow Jones is a global company and our executives travel frequently. While the hours for this role are US-based, the successful candidate will need to be flexible and available across time zones.

The role also includes key executive assistant high-level skills activities, including:

  • Managing the calendar and maximizing the executive’s time

  • Precise executive travel planning and attention to detail, including variable and

  • changing travel planning

  • Ensuring that proper preparation and materials are available for each day's

  • meetings and events

  • Arranging technical support including for corporate all-hands meetings

  • Team project management - tracking team priorities, project status, assigned

  • deliverables and action items - and organizing reports to roll up to the CCO

  • Maintaining confidential files, including competitive and strategic planning

  • information

  • Screening incoming telephone calls, mail and email

  • Reviewing and prioritizing incoming requests and drafting or sending responses

  • as necessary

  • Preparing and filing travel expenses

  • Managing relationships with vendors, tracking expenses and ensuring departmental bills are being paid

  • Occasional travel support for direct reports of the CCO may also be required

Experience Requirements:

  • Five or more years’ experience as an administrative assistant, supporting senior management and at least two years working at an executive level

  • Knowledgeable of large corporation inner workings

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Expert at using the typical office software including documents, slides and

  • spreadsheets

  • The ideal candidate will be an experienced user of Google Suite and have

  • Experience with Slack is a plus

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Job Category: Office Administration Group

Req ID: 29752