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Date: Feb 28, 2023

Location: New York, NY, US, 10281

Company: Associated Press

The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business. More than half the world's population sees AP journalism every day.


The Associated Press is seeking a Benefits Coordinator for its New York headquarters.


This is an opportunity to work for an unparalleled newsgathering organization that helps inform the world.  We are seeking customer service oriented candidates who are dedicated to supporting our global staff as they work to maintain our status as the definitive source for news.


The successful candidate is a highly motivated quick learner, looking for a growth opportunity.  While this role will focus on retirement plan support, the coordinator must have the ability and willingness to collaborate with the team on all benefit plan administration. This role requires an organized, detail-oriented individual who can interact effectively with global fact sensitive staff.  


Reports to the Director of Global Benefits and may work on a hybrid schedule, working from the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with a third in-office day to be added later.  


Main responsibilities:

  • Benefit plan administration with a focus on retirement plans
  • Support Sr. Analyst for retirement plan administration
  • Prepare department mailings, interact with current and former employees providing exceptional customer service
  • Prepare reports and manipulate data in excel
  • Answer employee benefit phone line to assist staff with benefit plan questions, navigating resolutions with vendors, and other inquires 
  • Complete day to day administrative tasks
  • Additional duties as assigned



  • Up to 2 years’ experience in benefit plan administration
  • Expert in MS Office Professional Programs
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and balance priorities
  • Proven ability to execute effectively
  • Prepare queries for reporting; compare files using Access and Excel programs
  • Ability to prioritize 




Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory.


The anticipated salary range for this position is $55,000 - $60,000 — contingent on experience and other job-related factors.  Employees are eligible to participate, according to the terms of the official plan documents, in a 401(k) plan, employer-sponsored health insurance plan, and are eligible for paid time off and holidays in accordance with AP policy.


Application deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 31, 2023.


AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or status as a veteran. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.



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