Executive Assistant, Eyewitness News



This position will provide administrative support to the VP, News and to a team of managers of WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News.


  • Provide overall administrative support for VP News, and all newsroom managers including but not limited to:
    • phone and mail support
    • maintaining busy calendar and day-to-day meetings
    • interact with a wide variety of ABC and external contacts on behalf of the newsroom Managers
  • Coordinate business travel, including trip logistics and itinerary, meeting coordination and remote support
    • Compile and submit Travel & Expense reports
  • Schedule and set up conference calls, teleconferences and web-based meetings
  • Filing, faxing, photocopying, scanning and tracking documents
  • Aggregate information in excel for reporting
  • Prepare confidential memos, correspondence, letters, business updates, meeting notes, Power Point and/or Keynote presentations, proofs correspondence and complex reports.
  • Assist and help coordinate DMED Synergy projects
  • Maintain Hair and Makeup scheduling calendar, and review weekly timecards
  • Assist newsroom managers with maintaining schedules and timecards in the timekeeping system
  • Ordering of materials used by hair and makeup artists
  • Assist with purchase orders across the newsroom and operations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A  minimum of 3 years’ experience providing executive support to a senior executive or high level management group.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Skilled in  PowerPoint and/or Keynote, Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including demonstrated telephone etiquette skills
  • Ability to assume responsibility, function effectively in team environment or independently, with minimal supervision
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Demonstrated proactive problem solving skills
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule with advanced notice, to accommodate overtime as needed
  • Ability to function in an environment with competing and changing priorities
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Event coordination/planning experience helpful
  • Familiarity with local television station business a plus

Required Education:

  • High School Diploma

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience

Equal Opportunity Employer

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