Alexandria, VA, September 8, 2004— The Print Council, a business development alliance dedicated to promote the greater use of print media, today announced it is seeking an executive director. Reporting to the council’s executive committee, the candidate will actively work with and educate media print buyers on the financial benefits of print. The positions will also manage the Council’s membership base, coordinate and oversee regular committee meetings, as well as provide a focal point for internal communications. In addition, the executive director will also oversee education and research programs, and manage the administration of the Council.
“The Print Council has accomplished a great deal since last fall and momentum continues,” said Paul Reilly, Chairman, CEO, and president of Cenveo, Inc., as well as executive committee member of The Print Council. “The demands of our current projects as well as our partnership with the U.S.P.S., require that we secure a fulltime staff.”
Position Requirements and Skills
The ideal candidate has industry experience or familiarity with the graphics arts industry having worked in the printing, supplier, or publishing field. In addition, the position requires the following:
• Previous position with a large, well-known printer, supplier, publisher, or industry trade association
• Ability to build consensus among a diverse constituency
• Ability to educate various groups of buyers and marketing / media executives on the benefits of print, as well as provide leadership to guide those executives and others through the process
• Comfortable interacting with industry executives
• Ability to manage and track a multi-million dollar budget, as well as execute business and marketing plans
For more information and a full job description, interested parties should contact Mark Bonacorso via email at [email protected]
Progress to Date
Founded last fall, marked by a press conference at Graph Expo, The Print Council has made significant traction in expanding its membership and partners. In addition, the Council has established an executive committee and governance strategy, partnerships with the United States Postal Service, while gaining the support of leading industry associations including NAPL, NPES, EMA, and Xplor International. Most importantly, The Print Council, in conjunction with the U.S.P.S. and the PIA/GATF, has begun a pilot program in Richmond, Virginia to study the effects of a regional campaign to build demand for printed goods.