Careers

Covering arts, culture, politics and entertainment, the Shepherd Express (Est. 1982) is devoted to bettering our community and enriching our readers through astute, uncommon news coverage and honest writing.

Locally owned and published by editor Louis Fortis, the Shepherd Express has thrived and grown to over 250,000 readers each week in the greater Milwaukee area (Milwaukee, Washington, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Racine Counties). We are the largest alternative newspaper in Wisconsin. We distribute weekly to more than 1,200 high-traffic locations.

Current Openings:
Event Department Assistant
Circulation Driver, Part-Time
Account Executive

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Event Department Assistant

We are seeking a part-time/full time Events Department assistant. Currently the Shepherd Express hosts numerous annual events including Woman Up, Stein & Dine, Best of Milwaukee Party, LGBTQ Progress Awards, and Margarita Fest.

The candidate must be highly motivated, organized, have strong communication and excellent customer service skills. Previous event, sales and customer service experience is preferred.

Duties:

Work closely with the events coordinator on all events
Assist with the design and creation of all new events
Prospect for new vendors and sponsorships
Attend and/or conduct occasional client meetings
Work with internal software to add accounts and book ads for events
Data collection – Vendor signup, surveys, etc.
Social Media marketing/content
Miscellaneous tasks

Requirements:

Ability to work Independently
Highly motivated and well organized
Strong communication skills
Able to work weekends at scheduled events
Access to a vehicle
Ability to lift 20lbs
Experience with Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Docs
General Social Media knowledge
Job Type: Full time or Part-time

We Offer:

Competitive Salary based on qualifications and experience
Medical and dental benefits
Retirement Plan with a company match
Paid time off and holidays
Parking stipend

To apply for the position, contact Rachel at 414-292-3823, or rachel@shepex.com.

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Circulation Driver (Part-Time)

We are seeking a part-time circulation driver. Qualified candidates must have a good driving record, an appropriate vehicle with insurance, be physically fit, and be available every Wednesday beginning in the morning.

The Shepherd Express has been recognized by The Business Journal as one of Milwaukee’s Top Workplaces.

To apply for the position, contact Blaine at 414-292-3809, or blaine@shepex.com.

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Account Executive

We are looking to add an Account Executive to our successful sales staff. The candidate must be highly motivated, organized, have strong communication skills and ability to meet deadlines. A minimum of two years sales experience is required. Knowledge in Print, Online, Events and Social Media Sales are preferred.

Duties:

• Consulting with businesses to develop creative solutions for their advertising needs
• Have an understanding of Digital Sales including web site, newsletter, social media and mobile sales
• Develop advertising proposals and campaigns for clients
• Conduct meetings with clients to present developed materials
• Prospecting for new business clients
• Ability to close sales

Requirements:

• Must be able to work Independently
• Be highly motivated
• Have strong communications skills
• Be organized and possess the ability to meet deadlines in a high-paced environment
• Have a vehicle
• Have a minimum of two years sales experience

We Offer:

• Base salary during training period
• Company provided laptop
• Car allowance
• Medical and dental benefits
• Retirement Plan with company match
• Paid time off and holidays

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to KGardner@shepex.com with "Account Executive" in the subject line. No calls please.

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