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The Position:

The Executive Assistant, Topic is a dual-responsibility role. As an Executive Assistant, the role will both support the GM, Topic and VP, Originals along with aiding in coordinating the Topic team’s activities and development. The role will also work as an Assistant Coordinator across the team’s activities. The role will report to the Coordinator, Originals, Topic.

Candidates should note that this is a very unique role with the ability to learn about the development process.

Executive Assistant’s responsibilities for GM, Topic / VP, Originals 

  • Provide professional, confidential and administrative support.
  • Schedule all meetings and calls (when calls feature other members of Topic team, work with various schedules to accommodate).
  • Manage standing meetings for Topic.
  • Manage preparation for internal and external appointments including conference calls and circulating schedules/ agendas.
  • Submit monthly expense reports and track receipts.
  • Book travel, accommodations, meals and coordinate lunch orders.
  • Coordinate team meetings and events (off-sites, etc).
  • Assist with managing workflow.
  • Assist with special projects where necessary (secondary research, mailings).
  • File, research, and manage other general administrative duties.

Assistant Coordinator’s responsibilities for Topic Team

  • Maintain current projects grid. Make sure each department has a clear process for logging, assigning, and responding to submissions.
  • Manage meeting follow-up. This includes taking notes in all department meetings and making sure attendees are aware of and complete necessary next steps.
  • Aid in planning and tracking department wide travel and event attendance including booking travel for Topic team members in those cases.
  • Member of creative team – opportunities for creative input.
  • Maintain the team’s IMDB and similar presences
  • Maintain the team’s contact lists

Background + Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's/Associates Degree or similar work experience with ideally 1 year administrative exposure, preferably in the entertainment industry
  • Self-starter with excellent organization skills; able to anticipate needs and be proactive
  • Should have strong communication and interpersonal skills; comfortable and efficient in team environment
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced start-up setting
  • Hardworking, creative, and professional, with unflinching attention to detail 

About TOPIC

Topic Entertainment is the division of First Look Media which includes Topic Studios and the streaming service, Topic.

Topic, the streaming service, is curated for a curious and engaged audience seeking smart, provocative and meaningful entertainment. It features North American premieres and exclusive programming from around the world, complemented by a diverse slate of originals including the weekly comedic variety series, “The Second City Presents: The Last Show Left on Earth;” scripted comedies (Enterprice) and critically acclaimed dramas (The Virtues and Lambs of God); discussion shows (Maria Bamford’s What’s Your Ailment?! and Rough Draft with Reza Aslan); documentaries (Behemoth); narrative film, and more. Topic is available to US and Canadian audiences on topic.com, Apple iOS, and AppleTV, Android, Amazon Fire TV and Roku, in addition to Amazon Prime Video Channels.

About First Look Media

First Look Media is a new-model media company devoted to supporting independent voices, from fearless investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking to smart, provocative entertainment. Launched in 2013 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media was created with the belief that independent perspectives are vital to both a vibrant culture and a thriving democracy. 

First Look Media is currently in the market with its flagship properties, The Intercept, Topic, and Field of Vision, and plans to continue expanding its mission of supporting independent voices via a variety of new brands, formats and platforms as well as through foundational technology helping creators and audiences develop, distribute, discover and connect with meaningful stories. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer--people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

 

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