The Washington State Fruit Commission seeks an energetic, detail-oriented team player to manage subscription efforts for Good Fruit Grower magazine, the tree fruit industry’s essential resource for news and educational information.

The ideal candidate likes both numbers and words and thrives in both fast-paced and less busy settings, depending on the season.

Good Fruit Grower publishes 17 issues annually. The bimonthly publication schedule January through May mandates tight deadlines, with a focus on handling inquiries, managing and maintaining subscriptions and ensuring timeliness and accuracy of label runs, print runs, renewal notices and invoices. 

The monthly publication schedule June to December allows for, in addition to the above, development of initiatives to engage our audience and improve and maintain paid subscriptions. This involves identifying and analyzing subscriber data and helping to strategize and develop direct outreach efforts and marketing and branding initiatives, which may include audience surveys and digital, email and print campaigns.

The Circulation Coordinator also maintains annual postal and audit compliances throughout the year and communicates with the magazine’s printer on any mailing issues.

Required skills:

—Exemplary customer service skills. This is a key customer service position, and the successful candidate must communicate well and in a timely manner via phone, mail and email. 

—Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks under varying deadlines. 

—Ability to dive deep into data while still seeing the big picture. 

—Capacity and enthusiasm to collaborate and work as part of a team. Good Fruit Grower staff enjoy and support each other in a shared mission: to educate growers. 

—Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and office tools. Experience in a circulation management system or databases a plus.

Experience matters, but candidates with less experience and the right attitude and work ethic will be considered. Also desired: Spanish fluency to help serve our growing Hispanic audience.

The successful candidate will work from the magazine’s offices in Yakima, Washington.

Established in 1946, Good Fruit Grower is nationally and internationally recognized for its in-depth coverage of industry trends and research for the tree fruit and grape industries.  Good Fruit Grower staff are employees of the Washington State Fruit Commission, a state agency that provides competitive salaries and attractive benefits. The commission is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status or veteran status in accordance with state and federal laws.

Candidates must submit a resume and cover letter outlining their suitability for the position and at least three references to legal@wastatefruit.com. Application deadline is Aug. 16.