Circulation Clerk

Compile delivery and distribution records, and adjust complaints.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Circulation Clerks do?

Compiles records concerned with delivery or mail order distribution of newspapers or magazines to subscribers, carriers, or dealers and adjusts complaints: Examines delivery tickets and records number of newspapers or magazines delivered to each city carrier or dealer. Types changes and corrections in names and addresses of subscribers, carriers, and dealers on distribution lists. Writes or types receipts for mail order subscriptions and forwards them to customers. Examines subscription date file and sends form letters to solicit renewal of expiring subscriptions. Receives telephoned and written complaints from subscribers and notifies distributor. Sells back copies of publication as requested. When concerned with distribution of publications within city may be designated City-Distribution Clerk.

Should I be a Circulation Clerk?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Circulation Clerk

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