Office Manager for New York City Office

We are not currently accepting applications for this position.

ProPublica is seeking a self-motivated and well-organized administrative professional to be the office manager for our New York headquarters.

The office manager will play a critical role in establishing an efficient, smooth-running operation at our New York office and will be responsible for managing special projects and interacting with a variety of staff, including key stakeholders. The office manager will provide administrative support to the president, the editor-in-chief and newsroom staff, in addition to coordinating with ProPublica’s administrative staff at offsite locations. This is an ideal job for an outgoing “people person” who enjoys working with a variety of dedicated professionals in a fast-paced environment.


The ideal candidate will have prior experience providing support and operational assistance in an office setting. The ability to take initiative, coordinate with others and follow through in a dynamic and highly confidential environment is a must. Excellent organizational ability — demonstrated by meeting deadlines, setting priorities, maintaining accuracy in details and working in a cooperative but self-directed manner — is also critical. Strong oral and written communication skills are required, and demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and Google Workspace is essential.

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Order office supplies, manage inventory, handle invoices and maintain relationships with vendors.

  • Liaise with building management and handle day-to-day facility operations, including coordinating security card and key access, identifying and reporting issues in both private and public spaces, and communicating with cleaning staff.

  • Coordinate and schedule meetings and events, including periodic board meetings, and assist with board communications.

  • Provide administrative assistance to the president and editor-in-chief (including filing expenses and making reservations), in addition to assisting the finance, human resources and development departments as needed.

  • Field phone calls on the main line, responding to queries from readers and directing calls; answer doors and direct guests and staff.

  • Take ownership of maintaining a professional office atmosphere and upkeep of common spaces, including refilling supplies, tidying up, clearing the dishwasher, purchasing snacks and overseeing refrigerator cleanout.

  • Organize, review and distribute mail to staff.

  • Efficiently manage administrative issues within the New York office and coordinate with remote administrative staff to solve problems, identify inefficiencies and ensure smooth operation of back-office functions.

The office manager role is a full-time position with benefits located in our New York City office. This is not a remote or hybrid position.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

The expected salary range for this position is $60,000 to $68,000.

This is a good-faith estimate of what we expect to pay for this position. The final salary figure will take into account a person’s experience, accomplishment and location. ProPublica is committed to paying its staff equitably, and these ranges should not be considered career salary limits or caps.

If all of this sounds exciting to you, you can apply using this form.

We know there are great candidates who may not fit everything we’ve described above or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of our staff.) We are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities. We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age or any other status protected under applicable law.

We will begin reviewing applications as we receive them, but we will continue to consider candidates as long as this posting remains active on our site.

Questions? Send an email to [email protected].

No phone calls, please.

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