The job of an advertising clerk involves a variety of administrative and clerical support activities in an advertising company.
A successful candidate must possess a 4-year degree in business administration, liberal arts, communications, marketing, journalism or other related fields. Larger companies may prefer candidates with a master’s degree or certification, but smaller companies may only look for work experience related to advertising.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; effective persuasion, time management, decision-making and customer service skills; advanced research and computer skills; knowledge in fine arts techniques, design principles and production processes.
Specific work elements
Reviewing orders received from clients or the advertising agency; compiling orders and determining costs of advertisements based on various requirements, such as date, size, position and number of insertions, among others; filing order data; scanning publication to spot designated publishers; filing orders; computing difference in cost and posting corrected costs on order controls; verifying conformance of published advertisements based on specifications needed for billing; and separating tear sheet from publication.