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Executive Assistant - Temp

Administration | New York, NY | Temporary

Job Description

About Us:

Bleacher Report is the social voice of sports – creating and collaborating on the culture of sports for the next generation of fans. Its vision for making sports bigger than games has led to unmatched engagement. Bleacher Report also provides an industry-leading fan experience on mobile devices through the highly addictive Bleacher Report app. Follow the action at bleacherreport.com and through Instagram @BleacherReport.

Bleacher Report is looking for a temporary Executive Assistant who will provide support to a high-level executive. This position will autonomously perform complex administrative support for the Chief Executive Officer. He/She must show initiative in assisting the CEO in all areas of daily business including calendar management, travel, screening calls and visitors, and handling expense reports. The Executive Assistant will be responsible for making independent decisions regarding planning, organizing and scheduling of work.  Interested candidates should strive to be an extension of the CEO and therefore demonstrate at all times: excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, friendly and efficient personality, exemplary phone manner, and the ability to anticipate whenever possible. 

This is a temporary assignment to cover during a maternity leave.  Assignment will run from approximately October 2019 to March 2020. 

Responsibilities:  

  • Coordinate scheduling and maintaining executive’s calendar to optimize hours of day.

  • Work to understand business to readily determine whether or not to accept a meeting request, or to know to request more information regarding the meeting request.

  • Request contact information of meeting attendees for the executive to be prepared for future communication.

  • Provide executive with detailed directions to meeting location.

  • If necessary coordinate travel for clients traveling with the executive.

  • Answer executive’s phone and obtain information from caller for executive to readily understand purpose of call and prioritize returning the call.

  • Schedule executive’s heavy travel schedule to maximize time. If necessary coordinate travel with other employees to reduce expense to company. Work to be cost effective with expenses associated with travel and meetings.

  • Manage executive’s e-mail inbox by dealing with attachments for future reference and print out e-mails that require the executive’s review/action.

  • Organize and maintain executive’s files and records.  

  • Assist with bi-annual off-site event planning (booking conference rooms, group reservations, and other logistics)

  • Build strong interpersonal relationships with client counterparts, a key component to gaining access to executives.

  • Work closely with executive’s direct reports (as well as their reports) to help them prioritize joint meetings, travel, access to core information and plans.

  • Utilize relationship building skills to make key activities and requests happen.

  • Manage executives T&E account. Preview CONCUR reports of executive’s direct reports to verify appropriate account allocation and to conform to company policy before the executive reviews the reports. Handle all expense reports for Executives in CONCUR.

  • Process invoices through Ariba.

  • Coordinating executive’s participation with industry association events as a panelist and/or director.

  • Purchasing and/or coordinating of executive’s hardware (cell phone, laptop, printer, etc.)

  • Coordinating executives’ participation with boards, on behalf of company and outside of company.

  • Developing and maintaining network/relationship with other assistants both internally and externally.  

  • Maintain sport teams tickets for division to provide to clients as needed.

  • Work in close coordination with larger office administrative team

What do we require from you?

  • Bachelors’ degree

  • Minimum 5-7 years proven administrative experience supporting at the executive level 

  • Experience coordinating varied executive travel arrangements

  • Proficiency with utilizing MS Office and Google suite (Gmail, Google calendar) 

  • Strong interpersonal skills 

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize

  • Expense management and budget accountability experience preferred.

  • Great attention to detail and proactivity

  • Strong communication and organization skills

Turner and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled. Turner and its subsidiaries are E-Verify users.