General Manager - Springfield Sun

General Manager
The Springfield Sun
Springfield, KY
The Springfield Sun is seeking qualified candidates for the position of General Manager. The Springfield Sun is a weekly community newspaper located in Springfield, KY, approximately 60 miles southeast of Louisville, KY. The newspaper has a postal delivery paid circulation of approximately 2,300 each Wednesday.
The General Manager is responsible for achieving financial, strategic and operational goals and objectives of the print and online business components of the newspaper. Leading staff members in the development and successful implementation of immediate, short-term and long-term strategies to improve print and online news and information content, accelerate profitable advertising revenue growth of products and services, and expand the paid circulation penetration of the newspaper is paramount.
This position reports to a regional manager of the larger publishing company. The company offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The newspaper can be found at www.thespringfieldsun.com.
General management experience with a similarly sized community newspaper desired; 3-5 years' experience as editor or advertising manager of a similarly sized community newspaper required
Demonstrated high ethical conduct and standards
Proven record of sound judgment in newsroom content and coverage decision-making
Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision while effectively coordinating multiple news coverage projects and assignments on deadline and on budget
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to bring staff members together to achieve a common goal
Excellent writing and editing skills using computerized newspaper content management system
Ability to organize, edit, produce and paginate a weekly publication and online edition on short deadlines
Ability to work nights and weekends in accordance with the business needs of the newspaper
Essential Functions:
Develop and lead a diverse staff in the functional areas of news, advertising, and customer service to achieve the desired business results of the newspaper.
Plan, develop and assign advertising sales goals, objectives and accountability to local sales representative.
Coordinate production of the weekly edition, special sections and other publications with staff at the regional printing and production plant.
Provide direction to maintain an up-to-date online edition with compelling breaking news and updates to published content.
Develop and operate within annual operating revenue and expense budget.
Develop and operate within an annual strategic plan.
In the absence of the editor, plan, develop and assign news coverage to local reporter/writer and correspondent.
In the absence of the editor, proofread and edit submitted and staff-written copy.
In the absence of the editor, lay out and paginate the weekly edition, online e edition updates and special sections.
Be active in the community and represent the newspaper in community and civic activities.

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