About Public Narrative

Our mission is driven from a desire to shore up our country’s democratic underpinnings. To fulfill it, we teach two distinct groups — journalists and nonprofits — how to tell better stories. We particularly intend to change the public narrative to ensure we are telling the full story about racism, sexism and xenophobia — things that are historically and deeply woven into the fabric of society. Our goal is to change the public narrative to ensure stories involving these issues are complete and include the voices of people, not just power.

Administrative Assistant

This role ensures efficient operation of the office. The role supports managers, employees through a variety of tasks related to organizations and communications. Functions in the role include communicating via phone and email ensuring that all administration tasks are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner.


Responsibilities include:


● Answering and directing phone calls

● Providing calendar management

● Scheduling meetings with clients and visitors

● Maintaining the all-in-one database

● Maintaining the media guide database

● Producing and distributing correspondence memos, letters, and forms

● Assisting in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports

● Maintaining a filing system

● Providing general support to visitors

● Promoting Public Narrative programs, events and initiatives via email and social media platforms

● Assisting with agendas and notes for pertinent meetings

● Supporting students during and prior to scheduled workshops

● Light accounting and office financials

Qualifications include:

● A high school diploma or equivalent required

● Bilingual preferred

● Four (4) years of administrative support or other relevant experience (a plus)

● Customer service focused

● Strong time management, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal communication and planning skills are required

● Flexible/adaptable to changing priorities

● Knowledge of office management systems and procedures

● Attention to detail and ability to multi-task while prioritizing work

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills

● Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite


To Apply:


Please submit a cover letter and resume to Public Narrative is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunity employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.


Location: 33 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605