New circulation manager takes helm at Enterprise

SARANAC LAKE – The publisher of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News has promoted Alec Bieber to the position of circulation manager after four years of working for the papers.

Bieber was fresh out of Whittier College in California when he took a job in the Enterprise mailroom, stuffing sections together by hand. After nine months he left to visit his dad in Africa and travel around the world.

When he came back to Saranac Lake, short on cash, the graphic designer at the Enterprise was leaving. Having some experience in the field, Bieber took the job and spent three years designing advertisements, layouts, covers and vending machine cards for the paper.

Now with the Enterprise’s circulation manager John Posluszny leaving soon, Bieber yet again seized opportunity.

“I needed something new and more challenging,” he said, so he took the job.

As the new circulation manager, Bieber will oversee the distribution of papers to carriers, dealers, mail and vending machines. He will also work with the new electronic subscriptions available online since June.

“He’s been here almost five years, and everybody works well with him,” said Enterprise Publisher Catherine Moore, who believes Bieber will be a good fit for the job.

After working at the Enterprise for six months, Posluszny is transferring to the Ogden Newspapers headquarters in Wheeling, West Virginia, where he’ll take on the new responsibility of circulation director.

He’ll work at the Enterprise owner’s flagship newspapers, overseeing distribution of the Intelligencer and the News-Register of Wheeling and the Times-Leader of Martins Ferry, Ohio.

It’s a big and sudden leap for Posluszny, who said the reality of the transfer “hasn’t quite set in yet.”

Posluszny attended North Country Community College and Paul Smith’s College before landing a job at The Daily Gazette in Schenectady more than a decade ago. He worked at the paper, which has a circulation of about 60,000, for 10 years before taking a job as circulation manager at the Enterprise.

“It’s an honor and a privilege for me to be asked to do this,” Posluszny said, though he’ll miss the area. “I’ve got a lot of fond memories up here. I liked this job and liked the people at it.”

“Alec will realize that even smaller papers have their challenges,” he continued, but he believes Bieber is more than capable of taking on the job.