Sunday, June 8, 2014

Customized Newspaper Advertising is hiring

Customized Newspaper Advertising, the sales, planning and placement arm of the Iowa Newspaper Association, has two positions open for media buyers. Send resumes to Brent Steemken at

CNA seeks a professional, organized and customer-focused Media Buyer who can consult with newspapers and other media organizations to process advertising orders, estimates and scheduling placements. The ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator in written correspondence and via the phone with media organizations, other press associations and advertising agencies.

Additionally, the candidate should be able to work independently, be self-motivated, have an appetite for a deadline-driven, detail-oriented environment and have a high-comfort level for math and excel spreadsheets. A customer focused approach is a must.

Key essential functions: 
1. Generate cost estimates, process orders, scheduling of order information and distribution of insertion orders and advertising copy and details.
2. Interact with media organizations and press associations to secure information and data.
3. Secure proof of publish, through print or digital tearsheets or affidavits.

Candidates should have two years of college, customer service experience and be able to demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills. Media experience is a plus. Customized Newspaper Advertising is a subsidiary of the Iowa Newspaper Association located in the East Village of Des Moines. We provide a comprehensive benefit package and competitive pay. Our company culture is team focused, driven—yet balanced.