Administrative Assistant

Washington, United States
02 Jun 2019
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02 Aug 2019
Part-time Administrative Assistant, 1A
Contract Type
Part Time


WAMU 88.5 is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to join the 1A team and perform a wide range of administrative duties to support the smooth running of a daily national show. If you possess demonstrated organizational skills and have a passion for supporting a busy production, we’d love to hear from you.

With a name inspired by the First Amendment, WAMU’s national series 1A explores important issues for a changing America. Every day, host Joshua Johnson convenes a conversation about the most important issues of our time including policy, politics, technology and even pop culture, sports and humor. The show takes a deep and unflinching look at America, bringing context and insight to stories unfolding across the country and the world.

As part-time Administrative Assistant, you’ll work closely with the host and Executive Producer of 1A and organize and support a fast-moving team of producers working towards daily deadlines.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage the show schedule.
  • Book and arrange travel.
  • Complete expenses.
  • Support budgeting process.
  • Serve as a hub for logistical information.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

20-25 Hours/Week

Salary Range


Required Education and Experience

  • Ability to multi-task and keep both yourself and others highly organized
  • Superb oral and written communication skills
  • Experience budgeting and proficiency with Excel
  • Proven ability to work across departments
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Enjoys a fast-changing working environment  
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team

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