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Advocate Printing & Publishing offers a unique opportunity for people looking for a challenging career within the scenic setting of a beautiful Nova Scotia seaside town. If this appeals to you, then we would like to hear from you. Strong customer service, cutting edge technologies and a full group of in-house production services are fueling our growth. We are currently in need of full-time team members for several of our divisions.

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Advocate Printing is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive compensation and benefits.

 

 

 


 

Location: Halifax

 

Manager, Administrative Operations

Advocate Media Inc. publishes newspapers, magazines and industry publications in various communities across the Maritimes. Advocate Media is invested in the communities we serve and have built the reputation of being the community publisher that Mari-times turn to and trust. Advocate Printing & Publishing, established in Pictou, Nova Scotia, is the largest privately owned printing and publishing company in Atlantic Canada. Committed to growth, continuous improvement and exceptional customer value, The Company understands that people really do make a difference.

Advocate Media Inc. has a career opportunity for a Manager of Administrative Operations to centrally lead administrative teams accountable for administrative support, development of centralized administrative processes and procedures for office location across Atlantic Canada. This position will help develop and deliver accurate assessments, mapping processes, streamlining and delivering efficient and effective administrative program solutions.

 

Reporting to the Director this position performs executive assistance for management as required and will manage and support administrative staff by office locations. This position also collaborates with internal profit and support teams as required.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support for Director and management team as required.
  • Centralize, prepare and produce reporting metrics as required.
  • Research and compile data, meeting and liaising with individuals and teams inside or outside the company.
  • Help establish and coordinate the implementation of divisional administrative policies and procedures.
  • Schedule and attend management meetings, preparing agendas, taking and distributing minutes.
  • Organize and centralize communication by supporting and identifying inter-department needs, and options.
  • Ensure maintenance of equipment across locations liaising with the maintenance team and external vendors as approved and within budget.
  • Manage administrative staff ensuring they meet or exceed performance measures for efficient and effective locational operations.
  • Delegate authority and responsibility to the administrative team with accountability and follow-up by location.
  • Working with Human Resources manage recruitment, employee relations and performance improvement plans for administrative staff.
  • Complete projects by organizing and coordinating information and requirements, planning, arranging and meeting timelines and monitoring results.
  • Maintain consistency among divisional and local administrative teams by documenting and communicating actions.
  • Provide timely feedback to the Director regarding on-going performance results and measures.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics and ensure that they are communicated and implemented within the administrative team.
  • Conduct and manage on-going performance management standards with annual employee reviews.
  • Support and help coordinate financial objectives submitting information for budget preparation, vendor quotes and approving invoicing requirements.
  • Centrally coordinate and control computerized filing and retrieval systems.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending training, benchmarking professional standards, reviewing professional publications and establishing personal networks.
  • Perform various administrative duties as required.
  • Manage administrative teams within Company Health and Safety Standards.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 5-7 years’ administrative experience ideally within printing and publishing industry.
  • Secondary education within business administration, operations or equivalent working experience.


Digital Solutions Specialist

Location: Halifax

Advocate Printing & Publishing, located in Pictou, Nova Scotia is the largest privately owned printing and publishing company in Atlantic Canada. Committed to growth, continuous improvement and exceptional customer value, Advocate understands that people really do make a difference. The company is very excited to be recruiting a Digital Solutions Specialist who will sell our integrated solutions and services supporting Digital Print, Signage, PrintCommerce, Design, Video, Photography, Creative and various new and exciting communication solutions.

Reporting to the Director this position will work with, collaborate, project manage and consult with internal and external customers directly. Developing and supporting digital operations business opportunities this position will liaise with various business, institutional and community leaders, maintaining excellent relationships.



Job Responsibilities

Provide solution consulting for new and existing customers for all digital products through Advocate Digital Solutions Group.

Introduce updated or new products.

Assist existing customers with digital solution requests as needed.

Work closely with sales and estimating team members to prepare proposals and statement of work documents for prospective customers, including technical specifications, software applications, budgets and timelines.

Direct sales of advanced solutions to create larger sales opportunities.

Support the sales team by assisting in managing the digital requests in relation to DAM, Signage, Commerce, etc.

Provide digital application demonstrations to prospective companies in collaboration with sales team members.

Work with Digital Solutions Managers to create and execute email campaigns.

Assist in generating monthly/quarterly reports on usage and sales.

Assist in reporting on institutional accounts.

Prepare and present digital presentations to mixed technical and business audience.

Participate in sales and business reviews developing and reporting Win/Lost analysis and product portfolio recommendations.

Participate at trade shows, conferences and customer sponsored product opportunities as required.

Ensure all work complies with company policies, procedures and practices.

Ensure safety processes and procedures are followed and all work is carried out within Company Occupational Health and Safety Standards.


Qualifications and Requirements

Industry related experience in digital sales/customer support experience from the print or imaging industry with a demonstrated track record of success in sales.

Highly motivated self-starter with very strong presentation and technical skills.

Strong relationship development skills and ability to work effectively within a collaborative environment.

High comfort level with online software systems and/or technology.

Post-Secondary education and/or equivalent working experience.

Strong ability to develop and present effective presentations.

Effective consultation skills to identify clear statements of customer requirements and related development effort required.

Strong ability to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines.

Strong organization skills.

Strong written/oral communication skills.

Excellent analytical and proactive problem solving skills with high attention to detail.

Ability to manage multiple projects is essential.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Advanced knowledge in digital production applications.

Bilingual in English and French would be an asset.


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Jean McLean
Human Resources Manager
902-485-7317
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Cell 902-396-7767

 

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Managing Editor

Location: To Be Determined

Advocate Media Operations has a career opportunity for a Managing Editor to centrally Manage Editorial teams accountable for achievement of editorial performance expectations across all Advocate Media publications. This position will also coach and mentor Metro Guide Editors. Helping develop and implement editorial policy and strategy that shapes editorial direction for Advocate Media publications is also among the primary responsibilities of this position.

 

Reporting to the Director collaborates with advertising sales, production, project managers, finance and human resources teams. This position also liaises with various business and community leaders and collaborates with administrative location coordinators.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage, mentor, coach and guide editorial staff for news print, newspapers and media publications.
  • Support and manage editorial directions and deadlines for all locations and operations.
  • Determine and consistently communicate editorial policy regarding controversial features.
  • Collaborate with editorial teams to brainstorm solutions and build award winning content.
  • Set and enforce policies and procedures used by editors, reporters, photographers and editorial support staff.
  • Establish and manage weekly and monthly editorial meetings.
  • Create and plan editorial content for a variety of products that maintain and increase circulation demand within a very competitive landscape.
  • Acts as the primary point of contact for editorial content providing outstanding customer service and attention to editorial detail.
  • Manage editorial staff to oversee the preparation, rewriting and editing of copy improving readability.
  • Collaborate with sales, design, and production teams to manage editorial schedules within editorial deadline requirements.
  • Help review and report editorial budgets and objectives by products.
  • Enforce policies developed by the Director.
  • Help Editors manage editorial teams ensuring story assignments are completed within deadlines and performance expectations.
  • Approve and deny pitched news and feature stories.
  • Manage Editors ensuring news and features appear within the most desirable fold or page of the publication.
  • Help establish and oversee compliance with style standards ensuring editorial staff use correct fonts and punctuation, spelling and grammar guidelines.
  • Manage Editors response and policy standards when fielding emails and phone calls from the public.
  • Ensure delivery of editorial content for special sections managing production of copy.
  • Attend industry conferences, develop research, case studies and other tools for editorial support and delivery to team members.
  • Manage and support back-up for Editors and their teams during absences.
  • Read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for business development, publications.
  • Provide timely feedback to the Director regarding on-going performance results and measures.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics and ensure that they are communicated and implemented within the editorial team.
  • Conduct and manage on-going performance management standards with annual employee reviews.
  • Working with Human Resources manage recruitment, employee relations and performance improvement plans as required.
  • Manage teams within Company Health and Safety Standards.

 

Qualifications and Requirements

 

  • A minimum of 5 to 7 years Senior Editor experience, managing central and remote teams.
  • Proven ability to coach, develop and manage employee engagement and accountability for results.
  • The ability and in depth knowledge of newspaper, print and media publications acting as the resident expert.
  • Proven understanding of various audience segments to successfully capture consumers.
  • Strong project management experience and ability to work with a collaborative and communicative work ethic.
  • Highly creative, has the ability to interact and relate to people from diverse disciplines and has a track record to launch, maintain and develop editorial growth.
  • Proven editorial leadership skills with substantial experience and vision creating and producing compelling content.
  • Strong organizational, record-keeping, analytical and problem-solving skills and abilities.
  • Pro-active ability to facilitate projects and internal/external relationships.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Suite of office products.
  • Degree/Diploma in Journalism, Business Management and/or equivalent working experience are required.
  • Extremely detail oriented, accurate, and efficient.
  • Thrives in a time sensitive/ high pressure environment.
  • Demonstrates a high level of trust, integrity and diplomacy.
  • Flexible and committed to quality and indispensable customer service

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