IE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

Pay rate and other: $38,000 per year; full time with 25% commission above $10,000 ad sales procured per month.

Benefits: Health and dental; flexible vacation; work from home or in office after initial training

Supervision: Reports to the Editor-in-Chief.

Key Functions: Advertising sales (70%), Distribution & Subscriptions (30%)

Scope of Work:

  1. Advertising sales—Research, locate and contact current and prospective clients from various sectors to meet IE’s annual advertising revenue in the budget. Respond to incoming advertising requests in a timely manner. Communicate with clients to understand their advertising needs, present the benefits of IE, provide available options for advertising art, formats, or features and provides samples, negotiate, close the sale, and, as needed, collect revenue. Process all account correspondence and paperwork in a timely and appropriate manner. Communicate effectively with accounting team. Establish and nurture client relationship for retention and increased revenue purposes.
  2. Distribution—Rebuild distribution routes post-pandemic; maintain distribution boxes and adhere to city laws; plan for expansion or reduction of distribution as neededmaintain professional conduct among all contracted distributors and volunteers; research, locate, and contact current and prospective distribution points to increase readership and visibility; communicate with editor-in-chief regarding distribution needs, options, and trends; maintain a map of distribution points throughout greater Seattle.
  3. Subscriptions—Manage IE’s mailing subscriptions, mail out subscriptions for each print edition, maintain subscription list, inform subscribers when their subscriptions are expiring, develop plan to increase subscriptions, find most cost-effective method of subscription delivery.

Performance Standards:

  1. Achieve target goals and manage time effectively to carry out key functions.
  2. Maintain constructive business relationships with staff, clients, community leaders and members and other prospects.
  3. Submission of work products and financial/admin documentation.
  4. Proactive and regular communications on sales, development and operations.
  5. Notifies editor in chief 30 days in advance to request extended time off.

Desired skills:

Background in sales and customer service; familiarity with social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook); some graphic design skills; strong interest in community and ethnic journalism; appreciation for AANHPI culture, news and community; familiarity with Chinatown-International District.

About the IE:

The International Examiner was founded in 1974 and is a nonprofit community-based print newspaper and news website with offices located in the vibrant neighborhood of Chinatown-ID. We print the first and third Wednesdays of every month, and we update our website with new content nearly every day. The IE values diversity and is an EEO employer. Women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, send a resume and 2-3 paragraphs on why you’re interested in the position to editor in chief Jill Wasberg at [email protected]. Deadline to apply is May 20, 2022.

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