Editor & Publisher

City: Center, Texas
Newspaper: The Light and Champion
Job Description: EDITOR & PUBLISHER
The Light & Champion is seeking an editor and publisher who can be a leader in both the newsroom and in the publisher’s chair.
The Light & Champion is an award-winning semi-weekly newspaper in Shelby County, in the middle of the East Texas Piney Woods in Center, Texas, with a seven-person staff. We cover it all – the oil and gas industry, county and city government, schools, cops and courts, civic events and community happenings. If you've got a passion for producing community journalism at its finest, we want to talk to you.
The successful applicant will directly be responsible for the editorial product – from planning to production, and assume a bevy of other responsibilities, including managing ad sales, bookkeeping and distribution, analyzing monthly financials and planning for the future. The person we hire will also be responsible for managing the ad sales staff with planning special sections, monitoring sales efforts and developing ideas turn to non-advertisers into regular ones.
The company offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for bonuses. You are eligible for health benefits, as well as vacation and sick/personal leave, after a probationary period. We are part of Granite Publications, a family of 19 community newspapers across Texas. Please feel free to visit www.lightandchampion.com or visit our Facebook fan page to read up on what's been happening in your new hometown.
Contact: E-mail a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to brandi@granitepub.com.