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Merchandiser

Minneapolis, MN

Company Description

The Star Tribune Media Company is the upper Midwest’s largest source of news and information in producing and distributing news, information and advertising across multiple print and digital platforms, including newspaper, website, mobile, tablet and video formats.  Star Tribune has been serving the Minneapolis/Saint Paul market for 145 years and is now the 8th largest Sunday and 13th largest daily circulation newspaper in the U.S.  It attracts 6 million unique monthly visitors to StarTribune.com and posted 24 straight months of Newspaper circulation growth.  The company was recognized in 2011 by Adweek Magazine as America’s “Hottest Regional Newspaper”.

Job Description

This position in Circulation is centered on visiting retail outlets, surveying single copy displays and positioning within retail locations, determining areas of concern while simultaneously increasing visibility in the market.

 

Merchandisers are responsible for:

  • Updating reports containing critical market material such as pictures, number of racks, and point of purchase material
  • Increases number of retail locations by 50/year and increases number of racks at grocery stores on Sunday by average of one/store
  • Supports indoor and outdoor racking goals that the Single Copy Department creates
  • Develops new daily placement opportunities at major grocery and gas/convenience locations
  • Recommends new display opportunities at our major chains
  • Records locations that receive City Pages, but not Vita.MN or Star Tribune Homes

Audits draw quantities at high shrink locations and discusses problems with store managers

Qualifications

  • Marketing degree or 3 years experience in field marketing
  • Must be driven, proactive and have a strong desire to achieve results and be successful. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational, communication, problem solving, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Must have proof of valid driver’s license, auto insurance and have reliable transportation. 

 

 

Job Posting Date: February 5, 2013

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