Administrative Assistant, Newsroom Recruiting

Washington, DC
Jul 26, 2022
Aug 22, 2022
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

Job Description

The Washington Post's newsroom recruiting team is seeking a temporary administrative assistant to help manage the scheduling of candidate interviews, along with other administrative tasks related to the recruiting and hiring of journalists. This assistant will play an integral role in assuring the success of our current newsroom expansion efforts. This is a full-time, contract position that is based in our Washington newsroom and will last for approximately six months.

  • Partner with executive assistants and hiring managers to build timely schedules for candidates to interview with top editors and newsroom staff
  • Communicate directly with candidates and help ensure their questions are answered
  • Track and help manage the preparation of candidate materials for interviewers
  • Assist the newsroom recruiting team, as needed, with the preparation and/or distribution of job descriptions and new-hire announcements

  • At least two years of prior experience as an administrative assistant or executive assistant
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Expert-level familiarity with Outlook's Scheduling Assistant tool
  • General familiarity with Zoom, Dropbox and Slack
  • A desire to make a meaningful contribution to the mission of The Washington Post's newsroom

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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