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Executive Assistant

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010212 Location New York, New York, United States Business National Geographic Date posted Jan. 10, 2020


The Executive Assistant (EA) is responsible for supporting the EVP, Program Strategy and Acquisitions at the National Geographic Channels -- In addition, the EA will provide support for the VP, Multiplatform Programming and Distribution as he is also based in NY. The EA must demonstrate a high level of professionalism, pro-activeness and initiative. The successful candidate needs to be comfortable working in a high-pace environment with frequently changing/evolving tasks and goals. Outstanding attention to detail and excellent communication skills are as critical as building effective relationships with other senior executives and their EAs.


  • Calendar Management - Proactive calendar management, handling schedules for the EVP as well as the VP of Multiplatform.
  • Executive Support - Developing presentation materials for key meetings (MS PowerPoint and Keynote). Creating detailed notes and documents for key meetings. Building spreadsheets and workbooks (MS Excel) where required. Ensuring that telephone messages, emails and written correspondence are reviewed daily and that urgent requests are prioritized and dealt with appropriately.
  • Travel Management - Scheduling, booking and arranging travel for the EVP within budget guidelines. Assist in monitoring and tracking expenditure on travel for the department, ensuring that monthly travel requests and spend are in line with budgeted forecasts as shared with Finance. Ensuring that travel details are accurately recorded in the calendars.  Booking travel to conferences/events that take place throughout the year (NATPE, Winter TCA, Realscreen, Summer TCA, MIPCOM, MIPTV, etc.).
  • Administrative Support - Arranging, testing and configuring all audiovisual (AV) and technical equipment needed for key meetings before the meeting starts; ensuring that the meeting rooms are ready for meetings so that they are able to start on time with minimum disruption.


  • BA or BS in a related field preferred.
  • Experience supporting senior executives in fast-paced environment. .

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

About National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with National Geographic Partners, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call National Geographic.

National Geographic Partners, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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