We have confirmation that there's at least one job opening left in traditional media—specifically at Rolling Stone, which is looking for a new editorial assistant. Or maybe was looking for an editorial assistant, because a job listing that was active as of Monday night mysteriously disappeared after people started buzzing about all the awesome things the job entails, such as "Online shopping," "Assist spouse with requests" and "Order lunch, plate/serve and clean up." Also, we're not exactly sure what "Heavy calendar management" is but it sure sounds rock 'n' roll!
And what ambitious, confident J-school grad wouldn't see themselves in the listed job qualifications, including "On call availability 24/7," "Common sense, no task is beneath you" and "Unflappable, ability to speak with luminaries"?
Presuming the job was, in fact, snatched right up by some eager young up-and-comer, well, congratulations, rube!
Also: You should know better than to make direct eye contact with me. Do you even know who I am? I'm a luminary! What the hell is wrong with you?!
Rolling Stone: Editorial Assistant
Rolling Stone is seeking an Editorial Assistant
As the Editorial Assistant, this person will oversee all administrative/scheduling issues and ground/air travel arrangements. In addition, she/he should be able to take on occasional online research projects.
Heavy clendar management, make and confirm appointments – both business and personal
Place calls and patch through (either in office or to off-site locations)
Greet and announce guests
Order lunch, plate/serve and clean up
Perform online research
Direct all expense invoice/bills to accountant
Assist spouse with requests
Assist Editorial staff with tasks when the supervisor is away
Experience working at a magazine or publishing company highly preferred
Minimum of 2 years' experience supporting Managing Editor or EIC
On call availability 24/7
Common sense, no task is beneath you
Unflappable, ability to speak with luminaries
About Rolling Stone:
Rolling Stone, the number one brand in music publishing, has been the leading voice of music and popular culture for 50 years. The multi-media brand features the latest in music reviews, in-depth interviews, hard-hitting political commentary and award-winning journalism across many platforms including magazine, digital, mobile, social and event marketing. Rolling Stone provides "all the news that fits" to a global audience of approximately 60 million people every month and publishes over 100 pieces of content every day.
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 180 million and empowers more than 1 million global CEOs and business thought-leaders in markets that impact the world. Our dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate today's fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global influencers are informed, connected, and inspired. To learn more about PMC and its iconic brands, visit www.pmc.com.