Publisher-General Manager

River City Newspapers, LLC   Wickenburg, AZ   Full-time     Publishing
Posted on February 8, 2024

 

River City Newspapers is seeking a General Manager to lead The Wickenburg Sun, a historic newspaper to match the historic town of Wickenburg, Arizona and sets in the heart of Cowboy country. It’s almost as if you’ve stepped back in time upon arriving in Wickenburg.

The Sun strives to reach readers through a suite of print and digital offerings consisting of a weekly newspaper, a currently free accessible website with daily updates, a monthly real estate magazines, and several specialty publications and magazines. As an established community leader, The Sun frequently takes part in community events as well.

As General Manager, you’ll be responsible for oversight of the entire business, including editorial, advertising, and distribution of all products.

We’re looking for a strong leader with experience increasing top line revenue and EBITDA, implementing innovative digital strategies, diversifying revenue streams, leading a cohesive management team and participating in strategic planning.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable coaching sales staff, engaging daily with local business leaders and advocating for local journalism. And will also work closely with our River City Newspapers Leadership Team.

About us

Wickenburg, Arizona, is a desert paradise for horse lovers. Founded in 1863 by ranching and mining pioneers, Arizona’s Most Western Community is located in the central part of the state, offering a mild climate ideal for horsemen seeking a welcoming community for the winter.

Surrounded by the high Sonoran desert and mountains and nestled into the Hassayampa Valley, Wickenburg is a beautiful setting for trail riding, team roping, barrel racing, and relaxing. Visitors and locals hike trails lined with wildflowers and cacti, ride horses and then ride in a Jeep to experience natural trails and historic places.

You can fish nearby lakes, participate in or watch team roping at local arenas, ride a mountain bike, golf, take a stroll around Wickenburg’s historic downtown, attend annual heritage events, or sit and watch the sunset. The community boasts active horse groups, daily equestrian events in the winter and spring, and many competitions, such as the National Senior Pro Rodeo held during Gold Rush Days.

We offer competitive pay, 401K retirement plan, PTO, and top-notch health benefits. We also provide relocation assistance. Compensation will be commensurate with your experience.

The Wickenburg Sun is a division of RIVER CITY NEWSPAPERS, L.L.C is a publishing company based out of 2225 W ACOMA BLVD, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States.  Publications include Today's News-Herald, Parker Pioneer, Mohave Valley Daily News, The Kingman Miner, Wickenburg Sun, Needles Desert Star, Laughlin Nevada Times, Havasu Arizona Coastal Living, Home Hunter, Clippin' The River & Smart Buyer. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please send a resume and cover letter to cwalker@havasunews.com.