Community Advertising Sales/Marketing Coordinator

The Nichi Bei Foundation is seeking a community advertising sales/marketing coordinator to work up to 40 hours weekly at a nonprofit organization that publishes a community newspaper and presents educational programs in San Francisco’s Japantown.

About the Organization
With the impending closure of the historic Nichi Bei Times in September of 2009 — the oldest Japanese American community newspaper in Northern California — some Nichi Bei Times staff and contributing writers, media professionals and community leaders formed the Nichi Bei Foundation to launch the first nonprofit ethnic newspaper of its kind in the country, the Nichi Bei Weekly.

This pioneering nonprofit organization has launched a Digital Edition, educational programs such as a Films of Remembrance series and a pilgrimage to the former Angel Island Immigration Station, as well as community events such as the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival designed to help fulfill its mission of keeping the Japanese American and Asian American community connected, informed and empowered.

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Job Description
This position entails a combination of advertising sales, some marketing and other administrative tasks. Applicant should be energetic and hard-working, and provide positive solutions for customer needs in advertising, and maintain general oversight and ensure accuracy of internal accounting records. This position reports directly to the organization’s president and will work closely with its accounting and editorial staff.

Applicant must be self-motivated, reliable and responsive, with proven ability to work independently, effectively and accurately.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Comfortable with sales and marketing outreach
  • Experience with Google Suite
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Works well under deadlines
  • Ability to adapt and work well with a team and as an individual

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of and participation in the Japanese American community
  • Japanese language proficiency
  • Experience working with nonprofits
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Driver’s license and access to car

Salary and Benefits

  • Part salary, part commission. Medical, dental and vision plans offered after a three-month probationary period.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Kenji G. Taguma
Nichi Bei Foundation President

No calls, please.

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