MediaNews Group, Inc.

  • Single Copy Operations Manager

    Job Locations US-MN-Saint Paul
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/12/2019 1:41 PM)
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    Media news group


    The Saint Paul Pioneer Press, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is seeking a Single Copy Operations Manager to join the team!  MediaNews Group offers news reporting and third party advertising and marketing opportunities through its multi-platform products which include: web, mobile, tablet, and print.  We are one of the largest media groups in the U.S., serving high-value audiences and connecting advertisers to them. MNG publishes award-winning content (49 Pulitzers) that amasses and engages a nationwide audience via 800 multi-media platforms including web, mobile, social, and print.  We are transforming the news industry. #LI-RL1


    • Works under the general direction of the Director/Circulation.
    • Works closely with the management team to validate and build the circulation, revenue and expense budgets for each business or operations department.
    • Coordinates the process for forecasting circulation averages, revenue and expenses on a regular basis or as needed basis through information provided by managers accountable for the results.
    • Oversees management of field and retention and support operation.
    • Responsible for the accuracy and generation of all critical circulation division circulation and financial reports that are shared internally and externally.
    • Works with independent contractor and vendors to ensure good customer experience through the improvements of operations in the field. 


    • Numerous decisions are made daily on short notice affecting customer service, circulation averages, revenue, expenses, product pricing, staffing and volume projections.

    • Exercising good judgement and independent thinking with regard to responsibilities should be anticipated. Due to the nature of this position, a successful completion of a background screen including a consumer report/investigative consumer report is required.

    • Responsible for providing accurate information to executive level and internal management.

    • Advertising relies on circulation and financial projections for qualification of sales programs.

    • Marketing and Sales departments rely on valid Audit Bureau of Circulations information to properly market the customer.

    • Advice will generally be reviewed by Vice President/Circulation before being shared.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with courses in finance, accounting, computer science and management preferred.
    • A minimum of four years related experience; logistics or newspaper experience with similar background preferred.
    • Knowledge of computer-based customer information systems; data extraction tools experience.
    • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of standard budgeting procedures.
    • Familiarity with Oracle systems helpful. Guild and Teamster contract experience also helpful.
    • Proven oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service orientation required.
    • Ability to work in a team and collaborative environment.
    • Works well under deadline pressure.
    • Excellent problem solving abilities and analytical skills are critical measures of success.


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