Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Red Oak Express
  • Red Oak, IA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

LCNI offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits.


General Manager/Editor, The Red Oak Express, Red Oak, Iowa &
General Manager, The Opinion-Tribune, Glenwood, Iowa

Applications are now being accepted for the general manager/editor's position in Red Oak, Iowa, with regional management responsibility of The Opinion-Tribune in Glenwood. The weekly Red Oak Express is a 2,300-circulation newspaper (with press and inserter on site), with companion shopper, The Extender, 6,475 circulation. The Express has 9 full-time and 7 part-time employees. The weekly Opinion-Tribune, located in Glenwood with 2,000 circulation, has a 6,475 TMC product. The Opinion-Tribune has 6 full-time and 1 part-time employees. This is a great introduction to the management/leadership of a paper with its own production department. Glenwood is less than half an hour and Red Oak less than an hour outside the Omaha (NE)-Council Bluffs (IA) metro area. LCNI offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The newspapers can be found online at www.redoakexpress.com and www.opinion-tribune.com.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Solid writing (hard news, opinion, features), editing, and photography are musts.
  • Good news judgment, as well as a nose for news, are essential.
  • Good electronic page design (InDesign) skills necessary.
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field is desired.
  • Minimum of three years experience in the newspaper business.
  • Experience in leading people is preferred.
  • Good organizational, interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to learn and build upon financial management skills, to include revenue generation, cost containment, budgeting, profit analysis, in-county circulation penetration and more.
  • Demonstrated high-energy level, with ability to motivate self and others.
  • Commitment to quality in all aspects of the operation.
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver's license

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Hands on writing, editing, photography, and paginating for news department in Red Oak.
  • Achieve results and use leadership skills to get them.
  • Determine course and execute successful plans for newspaper as well as special sections, the internet, and commercial printing.
  • Meet deadlines, week in and week out.
  • Ensure quality of content, presentation, and packaging of the news products.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of the two newspapers and a production department that includes a pressroom and post-press department.
  • Leadership - effectively develop, motivate, and supervise small newspaper staffs.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to staff in a team management setting.
  • Be an active part of the communities and their respective leadership, representing the newspapers in various community functions.

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