Ad Services Coordinator

Babcox Media Inc. (www.babcox.com), an Akron, Ohio-based B2B print, digital and video media company with concentration in the automotive aftermarket, powersports, performance, collision, commercial fleet, engine building and tire industries, is seeking an Ad Services Coordinator.

The Ad Services Coordinator is responsible for collecting and organizing the print advertising materials’ of our clients. This fast-paced, multi-tasking, customer service position works with the editorial team, art directors, digital property management and sales representatives to ensure client satisfaction and that our internal production deadlines are met. This is a full time salaried non-exempt position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Builds and maintains relationships with Babcox Media clients, both internal and external;
  • Processes ads – ensures that the ads are in the appropriate software program, contacts advertisers for materials, proof reads the ad;
  • Provides support to internal stakeholders – editors, designers, ad sales and publishers;
  • Maintains and updates customer database in Magazine Manager;
  • Inserts – provides quotes for the sales representative/publisher; provides specs to the client; contacts other magazines for their specs, establishes delivery instructions and researches postal costs for insert to add to the quote, informs sales representative/publisher of total cost, mark up and space needed;
  • Quotes special request print jobs and contacts appropriate printers whose presses best fit within the specs of the job;
  • Production – checks the lineup and ensures that all sold ads are included, assists with the ‘dummy’ book build, collaborates with circulation to processes print order and creates ad index;
  • Quality Control – ensures that the publication is proofed prior to sending to printer;
  • Reprints – reprint quotes go to publisher, page layouts go to the designer, proofs go to the client, creates purchase order, prints and mails;
  • Responsible for communication between team and the print customer service representative regarding print extensions and press availability.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Preferably, 3 years of proven advertising or marketing experience;
  • Associate’s degree preferred, but not required. High School Diploma;
  • Must be creative and innovative; problem solving skills are a must;
  • Attention to detail is a must, with the ability to prioritize work;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and take up duties at short notice;
  • Excellent customer service skills are a must;
  • Excellent listening skills are a must;
  • Ability to work independently as well as a team member;
  • Enthusiastic attitude to all parties;
  • Must possess excellent written and communication skills;
  • High level of integrity and work ethic;
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel are required; experience in video is a plus.

Babcox Media offers competitive salary and benefit packages as well as a creative work environment. Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Babcox Media, Inc., to the attention of Barbara Kimbrew at [email protected]. No Phone calls please.

 

Associate Editor

Babcox Media Inc. (www.babcox.com), an Akron, Ohio-based B2B print, digital and video media company with concentration in the automotive aftermarket, powersports, performance, collision, commercial fleet, engine building and tire industries, is seeking an Associate Editor for its print and digital properties. In this role, the Associate Editor is an essential part of a fast-moving content team. This position is responsible for, but not limited to: day-to-day writing, editing and proofing editorial content, and playing a key role in its management and delivery; supporting the editorial, art and production process to ensure standards and deadlines are met; support for the copy editing and proofreading functions to ensure that their respective publication is factually and grammatically correct, and some project management. This is a full-time salaried non-exempt position.

Job Requirements:

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or similar;
  • 1 to 3 years of entry-level professional service, including writing, reporting, copyediting, design and layout (B2B media and/or agency experience a plus).
  • Positive interpersonal skills and professionalism; Strong interviewing skills required.
  • Ability to contribute as a team player as well as work independently;
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • Excellent attention to editorial detail;
  • Creative problem-solving skills;
  • Solid experience currently working with digital content and social media;
  • Experience in video production a plus;
  • Ability to travel;
  • Ability to meet stringent deadlines;
  • Must be computer proficient: WordPress; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) for Mac;
  • Automotive interest in highly recommended;
  • Knowledge and experience in B2B helpful, but not required.
  • Experience in the tire and/or automotive industry or an understanding of internal combustion engine operation and of basic engine math helpful.

Babcox Media offers competitive salary and benefit packages as well as a creative work environment. Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Babcox Media, Inc., to the attention of Barbara Kimbrew at [email protected]. No phone calls please.

 

Managing Editor

Babcox Media Inc. (www.babcox.com), an Akron, Ohio-based B2B print, digital and video media company with concentration in the automotive aftermarket, powersports, performance, collision, commercial fleet, engine building and tire industries, is seeking a Managing Editor for its print and digital properties. This position is responsible for, but not limited to: working closely with the editorial team to manage the flow of the editorial process in order to meet production standards and deadlines; managing content contributors to ensure timely delivery of high-quality information; managing all digital features of their respective publication; supervision of copy editing and proofreading functions to ensure that their respective publication is factually and grammatically correct; building expertise and clear understanding of both the publication and its industry. This is a full-time position.

Job Requirements:

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or similar;
  • 3 to 5 years of professional editorial and/or content experience, including article writing (print and digital), news reporting, copy editing, design, layout and SEO;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AP Style;
  • Positive track record as a strong team member with the ability to work independently;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a high level of professionalism;
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • Strong interviewing skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Current experience in and knowledge of cross-channel content delivery across digital, print, video and social media with strong experience in WordPress and content management systems;
  • Ability to travel;
  • Ability to meet stringent deadlines;
  • Knowledge and experience in content optimization based on digital analytics across online and social media channels;
  • Understanding of email delivery guidelines, web layout and usability, as well as SEO/SEM best practices and strategies;
  • Must be computer proficient: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) for Mac.
  • Experience in video production a plus;
  • Experience in the tire and/or automotive industry or an understanding of internal combustion engine operation and of basic engine math helpful.
  • Knowledge and experience in B2B helpful, but not required.

Babcox Media offers competitive salary and benefit packages as well as a creative work environment. Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Babcox Media, Inc., to the attention of Barbara Kimbrew at [email protected] No phone calls please.

 

Desktop Support Technician

Babcox Media, Inc. (www.babcox.com), an Akron, Ohio-based B2B print, digital and video media company with concentration in the automotive aftermarket, powersports, performance, collision, commercial fleet, engine building and tire industries, is seeking a full time Desktop Support Technician.

The qualified candidate will be responsible for providing a single point of contact for end users to receive support and maintenance within the organization’s desktop computing environment. This includes installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining and upgrading all PC (MS Windows & Apple/Mac) hardware and software to ensure optimal workstation performance. This position will also troubleshoot problem areas (in-person, via telephone, or by e-mail/text/chat) in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end-user assistance where required.

Candidates should possess an associate’s degree or technical degree in the field of computer science/information systems and/or three years of equivalent work experience. Competitive salary and benefit packages will be reviewed with applicants.

Those interested should send a resume and a cover letter to the attention of Barbara Kimbrew at [email protected]. No phone calls please.