The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.
The Economist Group’s production and distribution team provides operational instruction for the manufacture and delivery of luxury printed insight and analytics products in key markets. This is done through precise planning and sustainable relationships with critical internal and external business partners who share our goals of ultimate efficiency, quality, integrity, and business continuity.
Curently, we are seeking a Distribution Logistics Assistant for a temporary assignment to coordinate and assist with the Americas Region distribution planning, shipping, mailing, and proof of delivery of weekly, bi-monthly, and annual printed magazine titles: The Economist, 1843, and The World In from four North America manufacturing sites.
Reporting to the Distribution Logistics Manager, the position is based in Virginia and interfaces with internal global staff, the United States Postal Service, Canada Post, newsstand distributors and fulfillment, data sortation, print, and transportation partners.
How you will contribute:
Assist with the coordination and communication with internal staff, fulfillment and presort agents, transportation agents, and print site representatives to ensure that all information relative to distribution is received and understood
Assist with and occasionally prepare weekly dispatch schedules and associated print orders for The Economist using a web based system
Obtain and maintain proof of delivery for shipments using transportation vendor web sites and e-mail
Prepare and distribute weekly proof of delivery reports for direct to retail chains by sorting and downloading data from UPS web site
Prepare weekly newsstand delivery report
Respond to and resolve distribution shortages and delays as needed
Report delays affecting on-sale and in-home deliveries
Resolve newsstand shortage claims
Create and maintain recurring FAST appointments for weekly USPS inductions and maintain weekly scheduler reports
Assist with the set up and distribution coordination of The World In and 1843. Assist with special projects
Prepare shipment quotes using UPS and other published rates
The ideal skills for this role are: