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Senior Publications Specialist

AAA Northeast • Garden City, NY

Posted 13 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Printing - Publishing
Marketing
Relocation - No
2

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Job Description

AAA Northeast is one of the largest and most innovative membership organizations in North America. It is a multi-business organization comprising more than 60 locations in a six-state area. We provide valuable roadside service to our 5.1 million members, as well as many specialized services such as Financial Services & Loans, Insurance, Travel, Discounts, Auto Glass, and Driver Training. AAA is a key advocate for issues impacting the traveling public, such as highway safety, road maintenance and related legislation. We have a unique organizational model and many of our businesses are the largest and most sought after in their industries. AAA Northeast employees help and serve as a way of life. Through a 100-year legacy of service stewardship, our employees make valuable contributions to our workplace and the community that surrounds us. In order to continue our mission, our organization is expanding and we need talented people to work alongside us in creating our next 100 years

SUMMARY:
Manage the publications portion of the department's budget and provide business models/recommendations throughout the year. In addition, oversee day-to-day postal, production, and advertising duties.

Responsible for the maintenance of the department's budget, reporting variances between the projected budget and actual invoices/spend. Reports financial discrepancies and keeps the department's senior management abreast of major budgetary changes.

Process and track internal and external advertising, including the calculation and monitoring of external sales commissions, along with the invoicing of Pioneer Valley's publication work.

Calculate the advertising/editorial percentage, providing a summary to senior management with any recommendations. Creates the publication thumbnail outline in accordance to ad sizing and business line needs. Track changes and status of external and internal advertising, notifying the Marketing-Traffic-Production Planner of any changes. Proofs external and internal advertising for correct version, size, placement and edition. Works closely with Production to ensure Add/Edit ratio is satisfactory per postal guidelines.

Serve as the primary liaison between Publications and the printer/mail processors; creates, monitors and manages the production schedule; Provides the printer and mail processor with all necessary documentation for publication.

Responsible for understanding and maintaining postal requirements as they pertain to the print publication and ensuring that publications are within regulation.

Manages the Publications Specialist to assist in accomplishing all aforementioned duties and performs other job-related duties as required.

KEY CHALLENGES:
• Manage and report on department budget variances
• Coordinating and managing external and internal advertising
• Efficient communications with variety of stakeholders
• Must be adaptable, as the advertising and publication landscape is constantly changing

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor's Degree in Business or Publication or f plus years equivalent experience.
• 4 years of experience in business or publications.

SKILLS REQUIRED:
• Strong mathematical skills required, with the ability to perform some analysis of data using Excel databases.
• Strong written, verbal communication and organizational skills required, with the ability to multitask and set priorities.
• Superb attention to detail.
• Must have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint applications.
• Familiarity with Adobe software, including InDesign and Photoshop, helpful but not required.
Job ID: 9117
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