Executive Assistant, Editorial

Washington D.C.
Oct 05, 2017
Oct 25, 2017
Full Time

To serve as the Executive Assistant to the Editorial Page Editor of The Washington Post is to serve as a virtual extension of a high-profile, executive-level position. It's a highly responsible—and highly rewarding—supportive role, one that demands the utmost discretion and confidentiality, mastery of time management and organizational skills, and strong interpersonal communications. You'll be required to tap into your office administration and problem solving savvy while maintaining the Editor's daily schedule, identifying and prioritizing critical activities, organizing meetings and special events across several calendars, planning business travel, crafting professional correspondence and performing other administrative duties to keep our Editorial Board working effectively.


  • Managing daily operations in support of the Editorial Page Editor, including scheduling meetings, answering telephone calls, drafting correspondence, managing expense accounts, and coordinating budgets;
  • Processing a high volume of emails, telephone calls, and requests for in-person meetings;
  • Managing the efficient flow of correspondence and requests;
  • Coordinating meeting preparation and facilitating event management at all stages of the process, including conference room set-up and refreshment procurement;
  • Providing support to Columnists and Editorial Board as needed;
  • Hosting visitors, including collaborating with building security;
  • Liaising with and coordinating payments for freelance writers and vendors; and
  • Contributing to the success of the Editorial team and events whenever possible.


  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Meticulous spelling and proofreading skills
  • Adept at multitasking and prioritizing workload with minimal supervision
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and telephone manner
  • Ability to interact professionally at all internal/external levels
  • Ability to maintain discretion at all times
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive business and personnel matters
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong service orientation and sound judgment
  • Bachelor's degree preferred

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