Publisher, The Wenatchee World

Wick Communications   Wenatchee, WA   Full-time     Publishing
Posted on February 1, 2024

Wick Communications is seeking a publisher to lead The Wenatchee World, a storied multimedia news operation in the heart of central Washington. 

The Wenatchee World strives to inform daily through a comprehensive suite of digital channels, a three-day newspaper, two weekly community papers, lifestyle and business magazines, and several specialty publications. As an established community leader, The World frequently hosts topical town halls, a wine and food festival, and dedicates itself to sponsoring a range of community initiatives every year.

As publisher, you’ll be responsible for oversight of the entire business, including editorial, advertising, circulation and a robust commercial printing facility — And you’ll be only the sixth titled publisher over the past 100 years.  

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. Experience managing a production facility is preferred. 

The ideal candidate will be comfortable coaching sales staff, engaging daily with local business leaders and advocating for local journalism. 

About us

Wenatchee is a beautiful small city at the foot of the Cascade Mountains in the center of Washington State, a few-hour drive from both Seattle and Spokane. Ranked as one of the best places to retire by Forbes, you’ll experience unparalleled beauty and economic diversity. Known as the Apple Capital of the World for its robust agriculture industry, Wenatchee is near many outdoor recreation opportunities. 

It’s an area rich with opportunities for impactful news coverage and effective advertising development. Wenatchee is the area’s healthcare and retail hub, and the seat for many municipal and regional services. 

We offer competitive pay, 401K retirement plan, vacation, and a top-notch major medical plan and we provide relocation assistance. Compensation will be commensurate with your experience.

The Wenatchee World is a division of Wick Communications, a third-generation family-owned media business. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please send a resume and cover letter to wendee.grinde@wickcommunications.com