Daily Aztec Advertising Director

Daily Aztec Advertising Director Job Description

Under the direction of the Daily Aztec General Manager and Editor in Chief, the Advertising Director supervises all sales and promotion activities of the advertising department.


Primary Functions

  • Supervises and assists Account Executives in daily activities
  • Assigns leads
  • Answers any questions or concerns
  • Drives sales, positively reinforces and affirms sales success to entire team
  • Executes any necessary disciplinary actions
  • Puts together individual AE sales goals and holds each one accountable to them
  • Meets with all AE’s one-on-one weekly
  • Keeps Sales Manager informed of meeting outcomes
  • Works with General Manager to develops monthly sales goals for sales team to meet department budget expectations
  • Gives weekly sales reports and evaluations to General Manager
  • Fully understands and enforces DA advertising policies, including trades and alcohol advertising
  • Leads the Advertising Management team in creation and implementation of contests, team building exercises, business strategies and Sales Team training.
  • Works with the Sales Manager to sell and maintain DA accounts during the summer
  • Meets with General Manager and Editor in Chief weekly
  • Supervises, and works with the Sales Manager -- understanding and holding them accountable to their assigned responsibilities
  • Recruits, hires, trains, and organizes all advertising account executives – sales team
  • Checks and approves weekly advertising dummy for print edition
  • Checks and approves all digital ad placement on website
  • With assistance of Office Assistant and Accounts Receivable Clerk, keeps track of all ads in each print edition and on the website
  • Meets all assigned deadlines

Customer Service and Collaboration

  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with various A.S. and University departments


  • Ensures all operations are conducted with safety of staff and customers as first priority, and in accordance with the Injury and Illness Prevention Plan and other safety policies
  • Adheres to Associated Students’ Code of Safe Practices
  • Reports accidents to supervisor and reviews changes required to avoid reoccurrence
  • Ensures completion proper documentation is completed for each accident (employee and/or non-employee) and forwards to supervisor
  • Reports maintenance problems and/or broken and unsafe equipment to the appropriate party immediately


Minimum & Preferred Requirements


  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 units at SDSU each semester and be in good academic standing


  • Works 20 hours a week
  • One hour before 11 AM, five days a week
  • Maintains and posts daily office

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking around campus. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires the individual to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers. This person will also spend time filing, walking, and have to do some lifting of supplies and materials from time to time, including banker boxes and files.

Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, and reliable transportation