Job Opportunity: Nikkei Voice is hiring!
Nikkei Voice Business Manager (full-time)
Located within the vibrant Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Nikkei Voice is in the midst of an exciting period of transition, as we move our storied publication towards the digital space. We are looking to add a personable, enthusiastic, and business-savvy member to our team! The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work as a key part of a small, dedicated team, building bridges across the Japanese Canadian community.
We want someone who can hit the ground running with new and innovative ideas to drive readership, grow advertising revenue online and in print, provide financial reports, manage payroll, operations, and fiscal year-end tax, and help grow our digital footprint.
Desired Skills & Experience
The successful applicant must have a sound understanding of bookkeeping practices, including familiarity with Intuit Quickbooks, Microsoft Access, Google for Business, the production of monthly financial reports (including spreadsheets, banking and payroll records), and reporting and accounting documents for fiscal year-end purposes. He or she must be highly organized and detail-oriented. An additional and essential task is the operation and management of subscriber information.
This role requires strong communication skills, both over the phone and in person, in support of our valued subscribers. Specifically, the focus would be on maintaining our existing print subscriber base while growing our online presence through cross-platform marketing strategies and advertising. Knowledge of Japanese Canadian history and culture are an asset.
The Business Manager has the opportunity to work with the Managing Editor in maintaining and contributing to the print publication, Nikkei Voice’s website (www.nikkeivoice.ca) and social media channels (facebook.com/NikkeiVoice, @TheNikkeiVoice).
• Bachelor degree in business management
• Knowledge of fiscal-year end practices
• Experience driving advertising revenue for print and online
• Strong communication and customer-service skills
• Familiarity with databases, Intuit Quickbooks and Microsoft Access
• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Solid work ethic
• Team player
• Interested in event planning
• Open to Japanese cuisine
• Sense of humour
Founded in 1987, Nikkei Voice is a national Japanese Canadian newspaper and an important publication for Japanese Canadian expression and communication. It’s published 10 times a year in Toronto by the Nikkei Research and Education Project of Ontario, and operates as a non-profit organization. Issues are 16 pages and published monthly from February to June and September to November. Two 20-page double-issues are published in summer and winter.
Interested applicants are asked to send their resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org by July 14th, 2017. All applicants are welcome.