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Part-Time Special Assistant

New York-based journalist and international affairs analyst Isaac Stone Fish seeks a part-time Special Assistant to provide administrative and research support. The Special Assistant reports to Stone Fish, however, on a day-to-day basis works primarily under the direction of a Research and Program Manager.

JOB SUMMARY:

Stone Fish is seeking a part-time Special Assistant for the September 2018 – April 2019 period to provide administrative and research support for a long-term research project. Stone Fish writes about the political, economic, and international affairs of East Asia. A Mandarin speaker who has lived in China for seven years, he is focusing his current research on China and the United States. He is currently a senior fellow at the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, a visiting fellow at the German Marshall Fund, an international affairs analyst for PRI’s The World, and an on-air contributor to CBSN.

The Special Assistant role is primarily a remote position and therefore requires excellent time management skills and careful attention to detail. Responsibilities include a mix of traditional secretarial functions and research support projects. The candidate should be able to work well independently, be a self-starter, adapt quickly to a wide variety of tasks, and have strong written and oral communications skills. The ability to anticipate and identify Stone Fish and colleagues’ current and future needs and a flexible schedule are a must.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Schedule appointments and meetings
  • Establish and maintain digital system for scheduling and contact information
  • Manage web-based project management applications
  • Coordinate and schedule travel arrangements
  • Screen and answer phone calls
  • Establish and maintain paper and electronic files
  • Organizing and updating the information in a CRM
  • Transcribing audio or visual materials
  • Manage website
  • Conducts research as directed by Stone Fish and/or the Research and Program Manager
  • Various other research and logistical tasks as assigned   

KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • The ability to work 10-15 hours per week with flexibility for additional hours, as required
  • Must have a four-year college degree or actively working towards finishing one (transcripts required)
  • Candidates must have strong English-language writing and communication skills, be effective critical thinkers, and have strong attention to detail
  • Must have the ability and desire to learn and apply new skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Practical and/or academic background in at least one of the following areas is desirable:
    • International Relations or Regional Studies (Asian Regions)
    • Political Science
    • Economics
  • Proficiency in Mandarin is preferred, but not required
  • Curiosity, a sense of humor, and a strong interest in foreign policy all preferred

WORK CONDITIONS:

The Special Assistant role is a remote position, requiring the candidate to have the ability to perform essential functions outside the proximity of Stone Fish and the Program Manager. The position requires the use of a personal phone and laptop.

This job description intends to describe the general nature of the job and does not represent that all duties set forth above will be performed by all individuals who hold the job. This employment period has the ability to be extended.

Interested applicants please submit your resume, cover letter, a letter or recommendation, and a transcript to uschinaresearcher@gmail.com

Job Location

New York City, United States

Position Type

Part-Time

New York-based journalist and international affairs analyst Isaac Stone Fish seeks a part-time Special Assistant to provide administrative and research support. The Special Assistant reports to Stone Fish, however, on a day-to-day basis works primarily under the direction of a Research and Program Manager.

JOB SUMMARY:

Stone Fish is seeking a part-time Special Assistant for the September 2018 – April 2019 period to provide administrative and research support for a long-term research project. Stone Fish writes about the political, economic, and international affairs of East Asia. A Mandarin speaker who has lived in China for seven years, he is focusing his current research on China and the United States. He is currently a senior fellow at the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, a visiting fellow at the German Marshall Fund, an international affairs analyst for PRI’s The World, and an on-air contributor to CBSN.

The Special Assistant role is primarily a remote position and therefore requires excellent time management skills and careful attention to detail. Responsibilities include a mix of traditional secretarial functions, and research support projects. The candidate should be able to work well independently, be a self-starter, adapt quickly to a wide variety of tasks, and have strong written and oral communications skills. The ability to anticipate and identify Stone Fish and colleagues’ current and future needs and a flexible schedule are a must.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Schedule appointments and meetings
  • Establish and maintain digital system for scheduling and contact information
  • Manage web-based project management applications
  • Coordinate and schedule travel arrangements
  • Screen and answer phone calls
  • Establish and maintain paper and electronic files
  • Organizing and updating the information in a CRM
  • Transcribing audio or visual materials
  • Manage website
  • Conducts research as directed by Stone Fish and/or the Research and Program Manager
  • Various other research and logistical tasks as assigned   

KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • The ability to work 10-15 hours per week with flexibility for additional hours, as required
  • Must have a four-year college degree or actively working towards finishing one (transcripts required)
  • Candidates must have strong English-language writing and communication skills, be effective critical thinkers, and have strong attention to detail
  • Must have the ability and desire to learn and apply new skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Practical and/or academic background in at least one of the following areas is desirable:
    • International Relations or Regional Studies (Asian Regions)
    • Political Science
    • Economics
  • Proficiency in Mandarin is preferred, but not required
  • Curiosity, a sense of humor, and a strong interest in foreign policy all preferred

WORK CONDITIONS:

The Special Assistant role is a remote position, requiring the candidate to have the ability to perform essential functions outside the proximity of Stone Fish and the Research and Program Manager. The position requires the use of a personal phone and laptop.

This job description intends to describe the general nature of the job and does not represent that all duties set forth above will be performed by all individuals who hold the job. This employment period has the ability to be extended.

Interested applicants please submit your resume, cover letter, a letter or recommendation, and a transcript to uschinaresearcher@gmail.com

Job Location

New York City, United States

Position Type

Part-Time

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