The New Yorker is a multi-platform media enterprise, spanning print, digital, audio, video, and live events. Founded in 1925, The New Yorker is considered by many to be the most influential magazine in the world, renowned for its in-depth reporting, political and cultural commentary, fiction, poetry, humor, and cartoons. In addition to the weekly print magazine, The New Yorker has become a daily digital destination for news and cultural coverage by its staff writers and other contributors. In print and online, The New Yorker stands apart for its commitment to truth and accuracy, for the quality of its prose, and its insistence on exciting and moving every reader.
As The New Yorker's digital operation continues to expand, we seek a highly organized, task-oriented person with administrative and financial acumen to become part of our management team. This person will work closely with the editor of newyorker.com, the site's managing editor, and the editorial business staff to oversee the editorial budget and business operations for newyorker.com. The ideal candidate is an Excel whiz who is undaunted by complicated logistical challenges but also understands what it takes to do the reporting, criticism, and other writing that distinguish The New Yorker.
Work with the editor of newyorker.com, the site's managing editor, and The New Yorker's editorial business staff to manage the site's budget
Oversee weekly writer payments
Work with the editor of newyorker.com to structure, assist in the negotiation of, and track the fulfillment of writer contracts and employment agreements
Work with the editor of newyorker.com to establish budgets for news, culture, features, and other editorial teams
Monitor weekly spending on freelance writing assignments and travel
Approve special content rates, travel itineraries, and other special expenses
Work with managing editor of newyorker.com and others to coordinate training for business-related administrative processes
Four-plus years of experience in editorial administration at a magazine, online publication, or literary agency, or in a similar environment
Experience managing budgets and doing financial analysis
High level of proficiency working in Google Suite and Microsoft Office, including Google Sheets and Excel
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to adapt to a rapidly evolving media organization
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Outstanding organizational and time-management skills
Self-sufficiency, resourcefulness, and discretion
Appreciation of The New Yorker's mission, history, and editorial values
Desirable but not required: experience negotiating contracts
What happens next?
If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply below and we will review your application as soon as possible. Please note that due to the high level of applications we receive, it is not always possible for us to respond to each applicant in person. Should your profile fit this open position we will contact you within approximately 4 weeks. You can update your resume or upload a cover letter at any time by accessing your candidate profile.
Cond Nast is an equal opportunity workplace.
Duties and responsibilities may be adjusted based on years of experience.
Salary is also commensurate with experience.
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