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Executive Assistant, AtlanticLIVE

The Atlantic, deemed by AdAge as “an ultra-modern, multi-platform juggernaut,” has been one of the true success stories of the digital age. A brand with unmatched history reinvigorated with the grit and vision of new leadership, The Atlantic has defined what it means for a magazine to thrive in the digital space. And its award-winning content continues to shine. Penned by the smartest, most-provocative journalists in the country, it consistently defines the national conversation and attracts the most important readers in the country.

 

Sparking intellectual debate, encouraging lively discussion, and bringing this deep editorial dialogue to life, AtlanticLIVE produces nearly 150 events a year across the country and around the world. These include large scale national events like Washington Ideas and CityLab; along with topical forums on everything from education to criminal justice; and "on the record" roundtable dinners on some of the most pressing issues of our time.

 

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

 

Position in Brief

AtlanticLIVE, the events arm of The Atlantic magazine, seeks a highly motivated, entrepreneurial and team-oriented professional to support AtlanticLIVE President/Atlantic Vice President Margaret Low, along with other senior leaders of the team.  

 

Within AtlanticLIVE’s progressive, collegial work environment, this role provides a unique opportunity for broad yet high-level exposure to both the editorial and the business behind a media event production enterprise, with a great trajectory for earning increased responsibility. The Executive Assistant will serve as the primary support for team leaders and staff and will also have the opportunity to participate in a series of projects, such as event management/staffing; business development; speaker management; and research.

 

Attributes of the Ideal Candidate

  • Over-achiever – outstanding record of achievement and initiative, entrepreneurial spirit and profound sense of responsibility
  • Trusted confidant – ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Expert communicator – ability to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels of the business;  strongest writing, editing and verbal skills 
  • Ultimate multi-tasker – outstanding organizational skills, excellent time management and judgment and the ability to manage complex tasks in a fast-paced environment; superior service ethic and grace under pressure
  • Attentive colleague – sees around corners and anticipates problems before they occur
  • News junkie – a voracious consumer of current events and the newsmakers driving the stories
  • Obsessed with excellence – not only his or her own, but also a passionate commitment to excellence for the whole enterprise

 

Atlantic Media Values:

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 integrity, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, and giving voice to the latter.

Spirit of Generosity:  Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks those with natural disposition 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.

 

Atlantic Media is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

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