NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SECTION OPERATING MANUAL
Updated: 7/21/98

HORNBLOWER BUSINESS MANAGER

The Hornblower Business Manager is responsible for soliciting and accumulating advertising for the NCIFT magazine, THE HORNBLOWER. The Business manager shall provide the printer with lists of advertisers for each issue. He or she shall also provide updates on advertisers to the Editor, Treasurer and Office Manager. The Business Manager is appointed by the Chair. There is no limit on how long an Editor may serve.

DUTIES

1. Solicit and assemble advertising for each edition of the THE HORNBLOWER. Compile a list of advertisers, the size and condition (color) of each advertisement and cost of each advertisement. This list shall be provided to the printer.

2. Provide copies of the advertiser list to the Editor, Treasurer and Office Manger.

3. Respond to all advertiser inquiries promptly.

4. Review advertising costs on a yearly basis and make recommendations to the Executive Committee as to whether increases are needed.

5. In years in which a Directory Issue is scheduled, contact past advertisers and notify them of the intent to print a Directory in an effort to solicit additional advertisers.

6. Attend all Executive Committee Meetings.

7. Review each edition of THE HORNBLOWER to assure that advertisements are printed and located properly and that advertising costs are proper.

8. Submit anticipated budget to the Treasurer.

9. Send acknowledgments to all advertisers once a year thank them for their support.

TIMELINES

July 1
· Submit budget request to treasurer

August 1
· Attend August meeting of Executive Committee

August 23
· Deadline for advertisements for August-September issue to printer
· Send copies of advertiser list to Editor, Treasurer & Office Manager

October 1
· Attend October meeting of Executive Committee

October 23
· Deadline for advertisements for October-November issue to printer
· Send copies of advertiser list to Editor, Treasurer & Office Manager

December 1
· Attend December meeting of Executive Committee
· Send acknowledgments to advertisers for the year

December 23
· Deadline for advertisements for December-January issue to printer
· Send copies of advertiser list to Editor, Treasurer & Office Manager

February 1
· Attend February meeting of Executive Committee

February 23
· Deadline for advertisements for February-March issue to printer
· Send copies of advertiser list to Editor, Treasurer & Office Manager

April 1
· Attend April meeting of Executive Committee

April 23
· Deadline for advertisements for April-May issue to printer
· Send copies of advertiser list to Editor, Treasurer & Office Manager

June 1
· Attend June meeting of Executive Committee

June 23
· Deadline for advertisements for June-July issue to printer
· Send copies of advertiser list to Editor, Treasurer & Office Manager
 

HINTS TO MAKE THE JOB EASIER

1. Work closely with THE HORNBLOWER Editor on submitting advertisements and locating them as per advertiser's requests.

2. Respond quickly to requests for information.



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