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 Contractor Acquisition Specialist - Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States

Job information
Posted by: Gannett 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: zVKCw5ZcWHUsOa1eiaRDr8M4NLuVT2 / Latpro-3789354 
Date posted: May-01-2021
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 54305


Req #15613

Friday, April 30, 2021

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

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Gannett Publishing Services

Green Bay, WI

The role of the Contractor Acquisition Specialist is to own the process for the region assigned in identifying and acquiring independent contract carriers for the newspapers.

The person will be the point of contact for local sites and own the process from advertising the position until the carrier signs on to a contract.

This will include communication with the sites, designing and placing advertising, managing the route profile process and conducting vetting of interested candidates.


Work with sites to maintain accurate route profiles of open and targeted routes that need contractor candidates.


Possess or develop proficiency in Social Media to generate applicants.

Determine best practices for advertising messages and advertising vehicles and keep effective ad placement running for all assigned sites with a need for contractors.

Identify other contractor recruitment techniques such as yard signs, flyers etc and work with local sites to run programs where additional effort is needed to fill routes.

Track applicant responses by solicitation type to help us identify the effectiveness of different advertising approaches.

Directly contact prospective contractors and/or collaborate with a team of reps who will contact prospective contractors.
Utilize the route profiles to explain what kind of route is available and utilize effective screening questions to vet prospective contractors and identify candidates to pass on to the sites.

Send applicants that pass the screening to the local site for their follow up with the candidate. Ensure the local site provides feedback / end result on every candidate forwarded and maintain / update a database of candidate results by site.

Follow up with a subset of applicants sent to sites to assess whether our communication about route delivery was effective so that we can adjust our approach as needed.


Provide timely and accurate information to management as required.

  • Responsible for communication regularly regarding status of open routes in region, routes filled and strategy to fill.


College degree preferred. Demonstrated ability to manage data and communicate effectively.

Experience Required:

Three years recruitment experience preferred.
Minimum two years in a leadership role in a manufacturing environment preferred.


PC Skills including Microsoft Office: E-mail, Excel, Word, Social Media proficiency

Gannett Co., a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

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  • Job Family UNION
  • Job Function Marketing Solutions
  • Pay Type Salary

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