IT Manager at theSkimm

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Skimm HQ is growing quickly and we’re looking for someone to join us as our first in-house IT Manager. You will have the opportunity to build our IT foundation and enhance our practices. You’ll manage all of our internal systems and technologies, as well as provide day-to-day IT support to help the company work more efficiently and securely. Reporting to our Director of Engineering and working alongside our Engineering team, you will also have the opportunity to learn about software operations and infrastructure. 

  • Lead large IT projects, including the design and deployment of new IT systems and services
  • Direct technological research by studying organization goals, strategies, practices, and user projects
  • Identify problematic areas and opportunities for automation and implement strategic solutions
  • Work with external vendors for any repairs/technical work requests
  • Management of software lifecycle / license management
  • Provide IT helpdesk and troubleshooting support to employees on a daily basis
  • Keep user software up to date
  • Onboard and offboard employees
  • Manage office AV equipment
  • Manage Wifi and phone systems
  • Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems
  • Manage hardware inventory and health/software
  • Handle annual IT budget and ensure cost effectiveness
  • Minimum 4 years IT management or related work 
  • Be proficient in supporting primarily macOS, Windows, and all common office software and applications such as Microsoft, Slack, Wifi systems, Adobe, Google Suite, iOS, Android and cloud SaaS products
  • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to adapt to evolving organization and changes in priority
  • Passion for theSkimm and its mission 
  • Highly organized, driven and self-motivated 
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • A positive, approachable attitude that is always willing to help 
  • Knowledge in Web design and computer programming
  • Comprehensive insurance plans, commuter benefits and 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Flexible vacation policy and generous holiday observances
  • One Medical Membership
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Catered Friday lunches and monthly gatherings
  • A vibrant office environment full of books, couches and a roof deck 
  • Complimentary access to theSkimm’s growing suite of membership products 
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking and diverse group of people building a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter

theSkimm is a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live smarter lives. By seamlessly integrating into our members existing routines, we've become a trusted brand to more than seven million people. We're fundamentally changing the way our members consume news, consider products or services, and take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, and we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, and on-the-go. theSkimm App debuted at #1 in News in iTunes, our podcast "Skimm'd from The Couch" reached #1 in Apple Podcasts within hours of launching, and more than 200,000 people voted with us in the 2018 midterm elections.

As theSkimm grows, we're committed to helping our members tackle big decision-making moments in life by giving them the information they need to make informed and empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, and more. Founded in 2012 by two friends on a couch, we've since grown to over 100 employees based in NYC. We are passionate. We are a TEAM. We work hard, but we know when to take a break to enjoy each other's company. Our products help people live smarter lives and we're building a brand trusted by millions of female millennials across the country. Join us!

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY.

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50 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

What are theSkimm Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
theSkimm provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours, Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
theSkimm offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses.
Lunch and learns
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
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