Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sacramento Bee is looking for an administrative assistant

The Sacramento Bee is advertising for an administrative assistant. This is a support position for the VP in charge of "audience development and membership services." The announcement:


The Sacramento Bee is the area’s leading source of news, information, and local entertainment in print and online at We are an award-winning multi-media company dedicated to providing a trusted and valued source of news and information to the communities we serve. We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Administrative Assistant II, a position that supports the Senior Vice President of Audience Development and Membership Services. The Administrative Assistant will provide professional, confidential support by preparing and managing budgets, reports, projects, conference room bookings, multi-media equipment and meetings. The Administrative Assistant will utilize independent judgment and solid discretion related to conducting day-to-day business, and will also occasionally respond to escalated customer inquiries. Responsibilities also include maintaining files and multiple calendars, receiving visitors and processing mail, as well as managing other executive duties.


We are looking for an individual who possesses the following qualities:

--Minimum 5 years executive-level Administrative Assistant and office management experience, preferably in a corporate environment

--Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook Calendar)

--Typing speed of 65 wpm

--Proven and current ability to prepare and manage budgets

--Excellent organizational and time management skills; detail-oriented; problem-solving

--Superior written and personal communication skills (high level of contact both inside and outside the company)

--Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

--Ability to work well with a small team of administrative assistants

--Professional appearance and demeanor

--At least two years of college completed

Click here for details.



Anonymous said...

There is someone at the Sac Bee in charge of "Audience Development"? Bet his performance review is outstanding.
What do you suppose audience development does? Chase away readers. I thought this was Melanie's job.

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Anonymous said...

FYI: The lady who used to have that position quit in disgust. When the cutbacks in Circ happened she was left trying to do the job of four people, working crazy long hours for no pay. She was promised all sorts of help but got none. She said the job was an absolute nightmare.

Anonymous said...

Might as well fill it with a temp service, the Bee ain't going to be developing any audience with its current newsroom bosses. What they need is new leadership and new ideas, yet they stubbornly resist making the big, smart changes.

Anonymous said...

I could see why an audience development job at the Bee would be a nightmare for a conscientious person.God bless her. Quality in decline, circulation support in a mess, Melanie determined to white knuckle her way all the way to the end, no wonder it was a mission destined for failure.

Anonymous said...

Give Rex Babin the job. He doesn't work now. He's just a moronic mouth piece with his grade school stick and circle (political??) cartoons.

Anonymous said...

Babin has a purpose - DNC puppet.

Anonymous said...

Who quit?

Anonymous said...

Your right on the money 5:49. The senior VP that this position reports to has been at the Bee for 7 years and managed to do nothing more then watch the circulation drop, give leadership classes and promote a backstabbing way of doing things.