Executive Assistant to the Publisher

Lee Enterprises Inc   Buffalo, NY   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on February 10, 2024
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Executive Assistant

The Buffalo News has an immediate opening for an Executive Assistant who will provide administrative and organizational support for the Publisher & President, Executive Editor, and Managing Editor at The Buffalo News. The individual must be able to work both independently and as part of a team to effectively manage workloads and resources. The applicant must be flexible and demonstrate a positive "whatever it takes" attitude to produce quality work. Duties include managing contact with all department heads, community members, callers and visitors; scheduling and preparing for appointments, meetings, and helping with travel arrangements; working with other departments to meet day-to-day needs, drafting correspondence, and handling expense reports and invoices.

The ideal candidate must possess good business writing skills; superior organizational skills, efficiently handling all details; fluency in standard business and digital technology; a polished, professional demeanor that exhibits tact and diplomacy; and absolute integrity and discretion. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years' prior experience working as a senior level administrative assistant.

This part-time position allows for flexible working hours based on company needs. The average work week will be around 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. The hourly pay for this position will be $20 - $25 based on experience. We offer free parking to employees and have an expansive employee assistance program available to all employees and their household.

The Buffalo News is the largest news organization in Upstate New York, and one of the largest newspapers in the country. We publish a daily newspaper that circulates across Western New York with numerous web and digital apps. Additionally, The Buffalo News does print products for commercial clients and other newspapers, and offers digital and marketing services to local businesses.

If you possess the qualifications listed above, and want to be part of the excitement of working for The Buffalo News, a Western New York institution for more than 140 years, please apply!

The Buffalo News is an EOE/AA Employer. All candidates must complete a post-offer background check, physical and drug screen.

Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises is a major subscription and advertising platform and a leading provider of local news and information, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 73 markets in 26 states. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have an average daily circulation of 1.0 million, and our legacy websites, including acquisitions, reach more than 33 million digital unique visitors.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at www.lee.net.

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.