City:  Guthrie Oklahoma
Newspaper:  Guthrie News Leader - American Hometown Publishing
Job Description:  Now Hiring a Publisher for the Guthrie News-Leader and Blackwell Journal Tribune. IF YOU WANT TO BE NUMBER ONE WE WANT TO TALK TO YOU.
What You Must Have: Demonstrate outstanding customer service; Reputation for building an excellent, profitable business; Prior advertising sales experience preferred but not required.; Possess these skills: Outgoing, Fearless, Marketing and Promotion Minded; Enjoys being involved in the community; Likes a challenges and meets goals.; Insist and develops an excellence culture    
What We Offer: Competitive salary with BONUS plan; Realistic and attainable monthly goals; Expense reimbursement; Excellent Benefit Package (including Health and retirement benefits); Paid time off; Growth opportunities - we are a growing company!; Rewarding Career and excellent team both locally and company-wide.    
Key Responsibilities include:   The publisher is the executive officer of the Guthrie News Leader, an American Hometown Publishing Property and is responsible for the administrative and financial operations of the corporation, including primary responsibility for ensuring profitability and providing leadership and management of the team. The publisher is hired by and reports to the CEO and COO of AHP and is responsible for implementing resolutions, orders and goals of AHP.   The publisher leads the team and ensures accuracy and company policies and budgets are met for print, online and social media. The publisher is responsible for hiring the professional staff.  The publisher articulates the values and vision for the organization and is responsible for developing and keeping current the company's long-term strategic plan. The publisher is expected to understand and abide by all company policies and procedures, and applicable laws and regulations. The publisher has the ultimate responsibility for the profitability of the publications of the Guthrie News-Leader and Blackwell Journal Tribune. Additionally top-line responsibility and ensuring advertising and circulation revenue goals are achieved. Sets the publication’s overall direction (including editorial, marketing, circulation and sales); determines the target markets, personnel and production modes. Plans, organizes, directs and controls the resources for producing the publication, including setting the budget, allocating and controlling costs to met AHP standards and expectations. The publisher has the responsibility for marketing and promotion. Determines advertising and circulation rates and quotes for outside commercial jobs or other ancillary products. Completes financial reports on a weekly basis. Summarize any numerical facts and figures that are relevant to the scale and degree of activity of the job such as: Annualized financial data (e.g. costs/orders/sales/revenue budgets), People data (e.g. staff managed – direct and indirect), Other relevant statistics (e.g. projects managed / project costs), Completes a weekly update and a monthly publisher report, also referred to the MOR(monthly operating report). The Publisher is responsible to the corporate office for the profit of the Guthrie News-Leader and Blackwell Journal-Tribune and its group of products. The Publisher has a responsibility for the designated products and services and contributes to the overall company goal to grow the business in accordance with the company strategic plan. Staffing levels will be dependent on revenue and number of projects in the publisher’s budget. Publisher will monitor FTE levels to ensure they are in line with business needs.
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