Ramsgate Recorder Distributor

By 28 March 2024No Comments


We are looking for a personable, organised, confident individual to distribute our quarterly magazine The Ramsgate Recorder.

This freelance, part-time role will commence with the summer 2024 issue, out 2 May 2024.

Key dates in which the distributor will need to be available for work are the weekends of 2 May, 1 August, and 7 Nov 2024.

The fee is based on the number of copies distributed. For 7,000 copies the fee is £350. For every additional 1,000 copies the fee increases by £50.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To collect copies of the new issue at our depot in Pysons Road, Thanet, on the day of delivery to take to the launch venue and then distribute in the community.
  • To distribute the appropriate number of copies to stockists using an Excel database and to be available for top-ups over the following weeks as/when required.
  • To update and add information, distribution numbers and dates to the Excel database after every distribution round.
  • To communicate regularly with the Distribution Manager and in the Brightside distribution WhatsApp group.
  • To take and upload photographs of the magazine at our stockists and share these with the Brightside team/Whatsapp group for updates on our social media.
  • To liaise with stockists to provide the best POS for the magazines.
  • To find and approach new stockists/advertisers to increase the reach of the magazine (commission-based).

Essential attributes:

  • Lives in Ramsgate and knows the town and surrounding areas well.
  • Available for all proposed publication dates (weekends of 2 May, 1 August and 7 November), plus top-ups as and when required
  • A reliable vehicle and driving license
  • Access to the Internet and confident using Excel spreadsheets in Google Drive
  • An excellent communicator
  • Physically fit and able to carry copies of the magazine around town
  • Comfortable dealing with a range of business owners
  • Driven with a positive attitude and committed approach towards visiting stockists
  • Happy to approach potential stockists
  • Able to prioritise and manage their time effectively and work independently

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining why you think you are suitable for the role along with your CV to on or before 19 April 2024.

Interviews will take place the week commencing Monday 22 April 2024 ready for the initial distribution round for the summer issue scheduled for 02 May 2024.