PUBLISHER OPPORTUNITY IN MICHIANA - LEADER PUBLICATIONS
Immediate opening as Publisher of Leader Publications producing The Leader Shopper, The Niles Daily Star, The Dowagiac Daily News, Michiana Life, a quarterly lifestyle magazine and associated websites.
Boone Newspapers, Inc. owns Leader Publications. BNI seeks to produce the highest quality products the economics of the community served can support. And then, by ingenuity and imagination, we strive for a higher quality yet in an effort to serve and build that community.
Attributes we seek in candidates for this position are forward-thinking, an understanding of challenges and solutions the newspaper industry seeks to cope with and determination for success and achieving top earnings as their skills are developed. Experience in community newspapers is important, along with a proficient understanding of advertising/marketing as it relates to community newspapers’ newsroom operations, employees and management.
Leader Publications is based in Niles, Michigan, offering the feel of a small town within minutes of access to what big cities have to offer – without the big city rush.
Niles is 20 minutes from Notre Dame and South Bend, Indiana, an easy two-hour drive to Chicago.
Leader Publications products serve Dowagiac, Michigan, about 25 miles north of South Bend. Dowagiac gained popularity in the 1960s for what became known as the “Dewey Lake Monster.” It is a great community in its own rights.
Ability to increase top line revenue and profit, starting and implementing digital strategies, diversifying revenue, building a cohesive management team, participating in strategic planning, and most importantly, execution – or some good mix hereto – are important.
An experienced BNI off site senior manager will partner as a guide the person who earns this opportunity to be responsible for reaching excellence in:
? Delivering and exceeding budgeted profit and other financial goals
? Personally managing the local sales staff to include making and/or going on sales calls
? Leading by example by high visibility – first in the sales department, eventually in all aspects of the operation
? Developing and building a strong team
? Producing a top quality news product in print and online
? Developing and building digital subscription and paid print circulation revenue
? Ensure facilities, equipment are kept in top quality condition. Assist in the sale of Leader real estate, which is currently listed with Bell Cornerstone
? Become active as a community leader through personal involvement in civic groups and organizations
? Being prepared to share a solution when presenting a problem
? Work hard, be productive, tell the truth and have fun
BNI offers a competitive benefits package including vacation, 401k, health, dental, eye care, life insurance and disability benefits.
We hope to fill this position soon, so some urgency is important. Please apply by email only to
email@example.com. Please include a cover letter, resume, references and salary history, expectations and hopes for the future.
Location/Region: Niles, MI