Category: Newspapers-Wire Services
The Associated PressCategory: Newspapers-Wire Services
The Associated Press seeks a part-time Marketing Assistant in Richmond, Va.
The assistant will report to the Chief of Bureau and support business development and marketing for two states. This 15-hour per week position has flexible hours and qualifies for benefits including healthcare.
The marketing assistant provides critical support for multiple managers in all aspects of sales and marketing to AP customers. Assistant helps research, target and pursue new business opportunities. The successful candidate is a detail-oriented self-starter and problem solver, who can juggle several tasks and effectively communicate with internal departments and customers.
Specific duties may include:
Help craft and manage sales and marketing campaigns for potential and existing customers.
Help with market analysis to target new clients and initiate first contact.
Create customized PowerPoint presentations and complex spreadsheets with pricing and content information for customers and for meetings.
Draft, review and track all service agreements for new products and renewals.
Draft communications to customers.
Serve as a support liaison, resource and general first point of contact between clients and AP customer support.
Follow-up with new customers to verify service starts and troubleshoot any problems to ensure quick resolution.
Manage college subscriber accounts and identify prospective college clients.
Help manage and coordinate annual newspaper and broadcast journalism contests and awards events for four states.
Coordinate and ensure effective internal communication between local office and New York headquarters, developing relationships with staff in various departments.
Maintain customer databases, including e-mail distribution lists, and Outlook calendars for internal and external appointments.
The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day more than half the world's population sees news from AP.
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, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.
Five years of experience as a marketing assistant, administrative assistant or equivalent position. Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Communication or a similar field is desirable.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Experience with SAP-CRM, Salesforce, WebEx and Sharepoint is a plus.
A detail-oriented problem solver with strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to prioritize and work in a deadline environment.
Project management and/or background in news media business beneficial.
Must possess a service-oriented attitude, and be able to communicate and coordinate well with clients and team members.
A self-starter who can multi-task, work independently and within a team, manage workload, take accountability and deliver results to meet competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
The ability to easily learn a variety of computer programs as well as train others.
Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the U.S. will be mandatory.
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Deadline To Apply: July 6, 2012
Web site: http://ap.contacthr.com/24467500
Posted: 06/07/2012 - 03:11 a.m.
Modified: 06/07/2012 - 11:18 a.m.
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