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Company: The Associated Press
Position:
Marketing Assistant
Location:
Massachusetts
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
March 8, 2013
Job ID: 1467331

Description:
The Associated Press seeks a full-time Marketing Assistant in Boston.

Boston, the hub for AP's New England operation, is acenter for media and technology innovation and a prime location for newcommercial and digital sales prospects. The Marketing Assistant reports to theNew England bureau chief and helps support the region. He/she provides critical support for multiplemanagers in all aspects of sales and marketing to newspaper and broadcastmembers, digital and commercial customers and colleges. He/she helps identify,research and pursue new business opportunities and acts as a support liaisonfor our customers. The successful candidate is a detail-oriented self-starterand problem solver, who can juggle several tasks at once and successfullycommunicate with internal departments and potential customers. Specificduties include: *        Assist managers in all aspects ofimplementing sales and marketing campaigns. *        Help maintain strong relationships withmembers, customers, publishers, editors and tech contacts. *        Responsible for drafting, receivingauthorized signatures and tracking all service agreements for new products andrenewals. *        Draft communications to members andcustomers about AP services. Assist in preparing regular and electronicmailings via Silverpop and Outlook to introduce clients to other newinitiatives and projects. *        Serve as a support liaison, resource andgeneral first point of contact between AP's customer support and clients. *        Follow-up on service starts bycontacting customers to verify services, their ability to find content andtroubleshooting or referring problems quickly and appropriately for resolution. *        Manage college accounts and reach out toprospective college clients on a timely basis. *        Update the regional website with companynews and new product information.  Revisemember newsletters, websites and blogs as directed. *        Create customized PowerPointpresentations and complex spreadsheets with pricing and content information forcustomers and meetings. *        Organize and coordinatelocal/state/regional meetings/events/banquets for attendees includingpublishers, editors and newspersons. *        Manage and coordinate newspaper andbroadcast contests, which recognize the best journalism in the region. *        Coordinate and ensure effective internalcommunication between bureaus and New York headquarters, developing contacts indifferent departments. *        May work on projects for other managers,as needed. *        General administrative tasks and otherduties, as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: *        Five years of experience as a marketingassistant, 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 in SAP-CRM, Salesforce andSharePoint is a plus. *        A detail-oriented problem solver withstrong written and verbal communication skills. *        Ability to prioritize and work in adeadline environment. *        Project management and/or background innews media business beneficial. *        Must possess a service-orientedattitude, and be able to communicate and coordinate well with clients and teammembers. *        A self-starter who can multi-task, workindependently and within a team, manage workload, take accountability and deliverresults to meet competing priorities in a fast-paced environment. *        The ability to easily learn a variety ofcomputer programs as well as train others. Update the regional website with companynews and new product information.  Revisemember newsletters, websites and blogs as directed. *        Create customized PowerPointpresentations and complex spreadsheets with pricing and content information forcustomers and meetings. *        Organize and coordinatelocal/state/regional meetings/events/banquets for attendees includingpublishers, editors and newspersons. *        Manage and coordinate newspaper andbroadcast contests, which recognize the best journalism in the region. *        Coordinate and ensure effective internalcommunication between bureaus and New York headquarters, developing contacts indifferent departments. *        May work on projects for other managers,as needed. *        General administrative tasks and otherduties, as assigned.

For consideration, apply via the following URL: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=AP&cws=1&rid=2681 The Associated Press is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer.

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