Business

Our Business section doesn't write. Business handles all business transactions for the Loyolan. Marketing, subscriptions, and general business administration.

Business Manager

  • Train, motivate and maintain advertising, marketing, accounting and business management staff in creating and facilitating an open, inviting and productive atmosphere.
  • Oversee the organization of the advertising, marketing, accounting and business management staff and the assignment of tasks and clients so that the paper is published in an orderly, timely manner.
  • Supervise all advertising, marketing, accounting and business management positions to ensure the fulfillment of job responsibilities, including explaining and enforcing all deadlines and policies with the staff.
  • Proof all advertisements to ensure accuracy in placement and that the content of advertising falls within the newspaper'™s policies
  • Bring all ads for barter (traded out for return of goods and services), any make-good discounts off the rate card and any special client payment arrangements to the Director of Student Media for approval
  • Ensure accounts payable are paid promptly and that accounts receivable are deposited
  • Work with advisor to coordinate payroll information and communicate it to staff
  • Ensure that all message boxes (voice and e-mail) at the Loyolan are regularly checked and routed to the appropriate person
  • Assist with any design issues any sections may have
  • Provide and help implement strategies for business development for the advertising manager and representatives
  • In conjunction with the Director of Student Media, determine advertising procedures
  • Hold regularly scheduled meetings for advertising, marketing, accounting and business management staff and serve as facilitator at these meetings
  • Serve as a resource for advertising staff
  • Meet regularly with the Director of Student Media (or his/her designee) and the Editor in Chief to keep them updated on progress and any potential problems or concerns. This includes providing monthly (or more frequent, if necessary) status updates on the financial state of the paper
  • Maintain a minimum schedule of office hours in order to address all potential concerns of staff, clients and the LMU community. These office hours should be clearly posted
  • Ensure that all advertising, marketing, accounting and business management staff members have office hours that are clearly posted and adhered to
  • Recruit new advertising staff members

  • Assistant Business Manager

  • Assist Business Manager with duties, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, invoicing and billing
  • Track ads and file contracts
  • Hire and train receptionists
  • Ensure that all subscriptions are packaged and mailed in a timely manner

  • Advertising Coordinator

  • Supervise advertising representatives to ensure the fulfillment of job responsibilities, including explaining and enforcing all deadlines and policies with the staff
  • Maintain a minimum schedule of office hours in order to address all potential concerns
  • Check messages at the business office and return all calls promptly; promptly route calls for other reps to them
  • Collect artwork from client and route to correct place; arrange for ads to be designed for clients if necessary
  • Proof/sign off on advertisements prior to publication
  • Make personal visits to clients
  • Prospect for new clients
  • Meet deadlines and work to ensure effective display ad design and accurate ad content
  • Compile ad list for each newspaper
  • Coordinate an ad checking schedule and follow-up to ensure it is being adhered to
  • Brainstorm marketing strategies, create action plans, and implement them
  • Administer the Grad Ads project (send out postcards, arrange all contracts) and other special projects
  • Stay informed and educated about the Advertising industry and disperse informative materials to the staff
  • Read through local publications (print and online) and look for businesses to recruit for advertising, Assign those businesses to the staff for outreach
  • Work with the graphic designers to improve the quality of ads

  • Advertising Representatives

  • Sell display advertising and service all advertising accounts
  • Maintain a minimum schedule of office hours in order to address all potential concerns
  • Check messages at the business office and return all calls promptly; promptly route calls for other reps to them
  • Collect artwork from client and route to correct place; arrange for ads to be designed for clients if necessary
  • Proof/sign off on advertisements prior to publication
  • Make personal visits to clients
  • Prospect for new clients
  • Meet deadlines and work to ensure effective display ad design and accurate ad content

  • Distributor

  • Reports to the Director of Student Media
  • Supervise and ensure the tiely distribution of the newspaper
  • Distribute marketing materials as directed
  • Submit a report after distribution of each issue to the Business Manager, Editor in Chief and advisor charting number of papers left at each drop point and the number of leftover "previous issue" papers at each drop point
  • Perform/assist in strategy formulations with business director and advisor as necessary

  • Receptionist

  • Perform administrative duties as assigned
  • Answer telephone and route messages in a courteous manner
  • Aid interested readers, staff applicants, walk-ins and advertising clients with correct and courteous information
  • Initiate supply orders to advisor
  • Clean and organize office

  • For more information, email jobs@theloyolan.com

    Editorial Positions at the Loyolan


    Executive Staff

  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Managing Editor

  • News

  • News Editor
  • Assistant News Editor
  • News Staff Writer

  • Opinion

  • Opinion Editor
  • Assistant Opinion Editor
  • Opinion Staff Writer

  • Life and Arts

  • Life + Arts Editor
  • Assistant Life + Arts Editor
  • Life + Arts Staff Writer

  • Sports

  • Sports Editor
  • Assistant Sports Editor
  • Sports Staff Writer

  • Social Justice

  • Social Justice Editor
  • Assistant Social Justice Editor
  • Social Justice Staff Writer

  • The Bluff

  • Bluff Editor
  • Assistant Bluff Editor
  • Bluff Staff Writer

  • Design

  • Design Editor
  • Designer

  • Photo

  • Photo Editor
  • Assistant Photo Editor
  • Staff Photographer

  • Digital

  • Digital Editor
  • Assistant Digital Editor
  • Digital Staff

  • Cartoon

  • Cartoon Editor
  • Staff Cartoonist

  • Copy

  • Copy Chief
  • Copy Editor
  • Business Positions at the Loyolan


    Business

  • Business Director
  • Assistant Business Director
  • Receptionist
  • Director of Marketing
  • Sales Representative
  • Ad Designer
  • Distribution Manager
  • Distributor
  • To contact us, email jobs@theloyolan.com.