The State News
  • East Lansing, MI, USA
  • Day
  • Undergraduate Student Employment

The circulation manager is responsible for the distribution of 10,000 newspapers to over 300 high-traffic East Lansing locations, every Thursday during non-holiday and non-exam weeks. A staff of 3 circulation team members takes approximately one hour to complete their routes in the shortest amount of time while maintaining quality control. 

Newspapers arrive at the office at 6:00 am on regular print days. As such, you will need a class schedule that allows for flexible delivery times. You must also be available 1 day per week for approx. 5 hours for administrative work in the office.

Duties Include:

  • Hiring a staff who can deliver the newspapers during required times 
  • Hiring a person who can complete the car route 
  • Scheduling all routes 
  • Completing a newspaper audit quarterly
  • Updating routes and informing the staff all changes
  • Addressing all circulation issues obtained from readers or the public 
  • Fill in for absent staff members or find suitable replacements  
  • Communicate with the General Manager to schedule newspaper poster advertisements
  • Contact printer when papers arrive late 
  • Notify your staff that week's delivery schedule 
  • React calmly to the daily crisis, using logical problem-solving skills 
  • Work with GM to increase readership
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