Program Manager, Canadian Media Circulation Audit

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
News Media Canada
  • Program / Project Management
  • Customer Service / Support
  • Management / Executive
  • Member Relations
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Manager (Supervisor of Staff)N/A2019-09-252019-10-25


News Media Canada is the voice of the print and digital news media industry in Canada and represents hundreds of trusted titles in every province and territory. News Media Canada is an advocate in public policy for daily and community media outlets and contributes to the ongoing evolution of the news media industry by raising awareness and promoting the benefits of news media across all platforms.

News Media Canada's Canadian Media Circulation Audit (CMCA) program is the number one circulation auditor of Canadian newspapers, providing accurate and reliable circulation figures. CMCA measures the combined market penetration of print and digital editions of hundreds of large and small publications across the country.


We are looking for a seasoned professional to manage all aspects of the CMCA program, with a primary focus on day-to-day administration and ongoing development. Reporting to the President and CEO and working with staff and committees, the CMCA Program Manager must be highly organized and deadline-focused and will provide excellent customer service in responding to all inquiries from newspaper publishers and staff and other stakeholders. This one-year, full-time contract position is based in Toronto.


Ongoing development of the CMCA program, working with senior staff and the committee to effect necessary changes, including but not limited to:

  • Conduct relevant analysis, ensuring that CMCA policies reflect current industry trends and to bring forward recommendations when required;
  • Evaluate and make recommendations for CMCA regulations, procedures and overall program enhancement; and
  • Develop marketing strategy for program expansion, e.g. business, consumer and farm publications.

Management of day-to-day administration of the CMCA program under existing guidelines:

  • Oversee processing of CMCA reports, preparation and distribution of letters, notices, invoices and other correspondence and provide guidance/instruction when necessary;
  • Regular liaison with publishers and circulation staff re: report submissions and other CMCA-related issues and inquiries;
  • Regular liaison with CMCA Auditors about audits, program issues, on-site spot audits, etc.;
  • Regular liaison with affiliated associations, Canada Periodical Fund, Canadian Advertising Rates and Data (CARD) and other similarly concerned parties and users of CMCA information;
  • Timely communication of CMCA-related news and information to publishers and other stakeholders via print, electronic and other means;
  • Maintain CMCA user manuals and materials;
  • Oversee development and maintenance of office systems related to CMCA, including database and web site; and
  • Regular monitoring of CMCA’s financial performance to ensure it meets or exceeds budget targets.


  • Assistance in other association activities as required.


You are keen to help others and have a “Can Do” attitude. You are a strong team player who is self-motivated and proactive. You are an ultra-organized multi-tasker with the ability to adapt to shifting priorities and manage changing workflow.

You possess strong problem-solving capabilities and have a high aptitude for technology and its many uses.

You are a discreet and tactful professional and are comfortable relating to senior leaders and decision-makers, both in person and over the phone or email. 


  • University or college degree in a related field (e.g., business administration, not-for-profit management, or other related discipline);
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ management-level experience, preferably at not-for-profit organizations, or equivalent combination of education and direct experience;
  • Experience developing and implementing practical procedures and systems;
  • Strong organizational and project management skills;
  • Superior verbal and written communication capabilities and a willingness to apply them to build relationships with different stakeholders;
  • Excellent computer literacy including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access);
  • English/French bilingualism would be an asset; and
  • Familiarity with print circulation and audience measurement would be an asset.


Salary will be commensurate with experience. 


News Media Canada is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified people from any background. To apply, submit your resume and cover letter stating salary expectations by Friday, October 25, 2019. No phone calls, please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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