The Dish is hiring an experienced personal assistant for me mainly, but also for the other editors. Now we’re independent, the workload has gone up a lot – we’re doing business without a publisher, to be blunt – and we desperately need practical help. So I’m looking for someone to help me get my life better organized so I can focus more effectively on the Dish, journalism, writing, thinking. The job includes everything that you can imagine: from managing my calendar, setting up travel arrangements, dealing with press inquiries, to handling my in-box, helping me manage real estate, occasional dog-sitting and walking, keeping track of my regimen of medications with doctors and insurance companies, and the conventional office-work the job usually entails. Errands for other editors will also be part of the job. It’s a full-time position, requiring real commitment and intense, varied organizational skills.
The assistant will need to live in New York City, know and care about the Dish, and be pro-active in getting shit done. It requires full-time availability, but you work from home and have flexibility. We’re looking for someone with at least a year’s experience as a professional PA, someone capable of operating in very different fields, and fully able to push back if I’m on the wrong path or just need some calendar discipline. Being within easy distance of lower Manhattan is a big plus. The salary, alas, is modest because we are a very lean operation (subscribe here to help on that). But, with readers’ help, we may be able to pay more in the future; and salary is negotiable depending on the candidate’s experience. The job is not an editorial one – but you’d be included in all our confabs, editorial meetings and be a full part of the Dish team.
Email us your resume, a brief cover-email explaining why you fit the job description, and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Personal Assistant” in the subject line. Update: Applications due Monday, May 13.