The Spokesman-Review, a family-owned newspaper in the Inland Northwest, is seeking a Circulation District Manager to join the team and aid in the efficient and effective distribution of newspapers to our readers in Spokane and rural counties service area.
This position allows the manager to recruit, train, build and motivate a team of independent contractors to fulfill the delivery needs of a specific district. Within the organization’s policies and procedure, the Manager can work flexible hours as the situation allows, primarily early morning, to develop and establish their contractor team in a manner that they prefer and allows for successful distribution.
A Circulation District Manager will succeed in this position when they effectively manage their independent contractors, ensure coverage of their territory, delivery obligations are fulfilled, maintain high levels of customer service, resolve complaints effectively and efficiently, maintain required reports, and comply will all local, state, and federal laws. Overall responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to Product delivery and service, Coordination of contractors at distribution facilities, Customer Service – first contact with customer complaints and problem resolution, Circulation Reports, Independent Contractor assignments, expectations, feedback, payments, etc. Oversees approximately 50 contractor routes.
A successful candidate will have prior management experience, self-motivated, excels at organizing, have skills in communication (both verbal and written), and has an overall sense of independence and entrepreneurial mindset. Candidates must be available to work early mornings, weekends, and holidays at varying hours when necessary. Additional qualifications and skills required: Time management, Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.), an active Driver’s License, a clean driving record, active auto insurance, and reliable personal transportation.
The position is full-time, approximately 40 hours per week (Sun-Fri), + overtime opportunities, shifts start at 1 am with a hybrid of in-field, in office, and from home work. A starting wage of $19/hr. plus benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Vacation, Sick Days, matching 401k, and more. All Circulation District Managers are eligible for bonus opportunities and are provided with a company computer and cell phone for work-related use and can use a company car for emergencies.
Please apply online at https://careers.spokesman.com
Background check including driving records required for those selected for hire.