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Executive Assistant to Owner Marcus Samuelsson Group

  • Date Posted October 17, 2023
  • Location New York, NY
  • Category Culinary / Media
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description The Marcus Samuelsson Group was founded by award-winning chef, international restaurateur, and media personality Marcus Samuelsson and is led by longtime partner/ CEO Derek Evans. The Harlem-based minority-owned company is committed to creating outstanding culinary experiences, community support, and thought-provoking storytelling that celebrates food, music, culture, and art. From high-end through fast-casual dining to creative experiential events and multimedia content, the principles of culinary distinction, community, sustainability, and inclusivity are the core elements that define this dynamic hospitality and media group. Job description

Overview: The Executive Assistant will be Marcus Samuelsson’s primary point of contact for scheduling and day-to-day information. This role is also the first point of contact for clients, partners, investors, and vendors.


The person who will succeed in this role is someone who:

  • Thinks on their feet - this is a fast-paced environment
  • Comprehends assigned tasks and isn’t hesitant to seek clarification - attention to detail is crucial
  • Takes initiative - thrives in a setting where they can add value
  • Understands the responsibility of protecting Marcus and MSG at all times

Duties and Competencies:

  • Manage the founder’s schedule and calendar; including scheduling, confirming, and following up on calls, meetings, press, video shoots, etc.
  • Oversee domestic & international travel – handling flights, cars, lodging, restaurants, etc. (includes confirming, re-confirming and tracking)
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of every project’s status and be consistently prepared to provide updates/information to founder
  • Support executives by helping prepare a variety of reports, presentations and other materials
  • Oversee founder’s monthly expenses - preparing expense reports in a timely manner
  • Handle a variety of projects across media, new and existing restaurants, and brand partners
  • Facilitate Zoom calls, meetings, engagements, recording videos and audios on a laptop with tech-savvy
  • Assist social media team by capturing content when appropriate
  • Event coordination including on-site or virtual assistance for all events and shoots
  • Receive, review and respond to emails and miscellaneous correspondence in a timely fashion
  • Run personal errands for the founder as needed
  • Work closely with PR agencies to coordinate press and appearances
  • Manage CRMs and keep contact list up to date

Skills Required:

  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Meet and manage multiple deadlines
  • Work successfully both independently and as part of team
  • Adapt to workload and working conditions while maintaining a positive attitude and professional demeanor
Compensation this position is : salaried, 50k-75k Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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