Date posted: 4/18/17
The Ruston Daily Leader, an award-winning six-day daily (afternoon M-F, Sun. AM) newspaper in Ruston, La., seeks an energetic, experienced newspaper professional to lead its dedicated team as publisher.
The publisher is the top local executive and is responsible for all facets of the newspaper operation including financial performance, advertising and circulation sales, editorial content online and in print, marketing, promotion, on-site web press printing facilities (Goss press with 4-high), social media marketing/ad sales, and community involvement.
A college degree or equivalent professional experience in newspapers, magazines, online journalism and business management is desired.
Applicant should be friendly and outgoing with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ideal candidate will be a smart, creative leader who is passionate about journalism, bringing creative vision, voice and style while seeking to challenge the status quo in pursuit of excellence. ?
We seek a proven leader with ?the ability to learn quickly and work well with others in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented team environment. ?Other desirable experience would include newsroom management plus advertising and marketing across multiple platforms in print and digital.
Candidate should demonstrate an understanding of the changing media landscape and be prepared to meet the needs of the served community in print, online and mobile.
Successful applicant will relocate to Ruston/Lincoln Parish in the beautiful piney hills of north-central Louisiana on Interstate 20.
Lincoln Parish is the home of Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University.
Publisher will also be responsible for management/oversight of The Gazette, a weekly newspaper in neighboring Farmerville, La., serving the city and Union Parish. Dedicated and competent newspaper staff is in place at both locations.
Compensation will be a combination of salary plus performance bonus commensurate with experience.
Company group health plan with Blue Cross/Louisiana is available.
Thanks for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you about this exciting opportunity!