Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) is seeking a candidate for the position of Executive Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity to join an outstanding team committed to connecting academic scholarship of the highest standards to major issues of relevance to journalists and editors from around the world. As Executive Assistant, the candidate will manage the Director’s day-to-day diaries. This will include arranging in-person and online meetings, managing calls and conference access for speakers and attendees, organising travel, ensuring the necessary papers are in place for meetings, as well as helping with forward planning. All of these activities will involve exercising a considerable degree of judgement and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within the University and beyond. The person will also provide administrative support where needed.
The candidate will have experience working as an Executive Assistant, with an ability to manage and prioritise a varied and busy workload to deadlines. The person will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and comfort in liaising with people at all levels, internal and external to the University. Executive Assistant will also have excellent organisational abilities and efficiency, coupled with sound judgement and the demonstrated ability to use initiative and to assume a high level of personal responsibility in dealing with particular issues and to facilitate constructive solutions to requests or problems.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement and details of three referees as part of your online application. Only applications received before midday (UK time) on Tuesday 4th January 2022 can be considered. Please quote reference 154400 on all correspondence. Interviews will be held on 12th January via MS Teams.
The position is fixed-term until 31 December 2023 and is offered on a full-time basis, ideally starting from January 2022. To apply please click here.
Organisation: Reuters Institute