Circulation managers, newspaper, work in the print division of a newspaper. They are responsible for ensuring the delivery of the paper products, while also maintaining a friendly work environment. If a customer complains about their magazine not arriving on time, circulation managers are the ones who deal with those issues.
These managers take the role of hiring new employees, training, and scheduling the staff. They typically work in a busy office setting with journalists, salespeople, and accountants. Managers are usually expected to work with others extensively. The hours for this job on average are standard full-time hours, but depending on the circumstances, they can work overtime up to 80 hours a week.
A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field is typically preferred for this position. A high school diploma is a necessity, as well as 2-5 years of experience in a managing field. This position requires superior communication skills, as well as time management. The physical requirements for this job are minimal. The job does not require any travel and is perfect for those with families or who live in the area. For those with a passion for journalism and an ability to inspire others, this position is often a perfect match.
Circulation Manager, Newspaper Tasks
Maintain professional client relationships online, over the phone, and in person.
Analyze testing data and marketing surveys to develop short- and long-term circulation plans.
Direct, inspire, and mentor the circulation department to increase sales and subscriptions.
Compare actual revenue to projected sales and budgets.