Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nevada Daily Mail needs publisher- knowledge of news not necessary

I noticed on Editor & Publisher that the Nevada Daily Mail is looking for a publisher. The requirements include just about everything except knowledge of news. The ad is printed below:

About the Job

Publisher Position
Rust Communications currently has an opening for a publisher position in Nevada, Mo.-Fort Scott, Kan.
The successful applicant will manage a property that includes two daily newspapers which publish five days a week, a combined shopper, two websites and various specialty products.
Candidates should have strong leadership skills, significant experience in financial management, solid understanding of marketing print and digital initiatives and a deep commitment to customer service.
Primary responsibility is to expand, lead and direct the sales and marketing teams to exceed sales revenue, marketing and budgetary goals. Attention to detail required, combined with an eye to the overall daily, weekly, monthly and long-term strategy as a member of the Rust leadership team.
Rust Communications, a family-owned company with headquarters in Cape Girardeau, Mo., publishes 50 daily and weekly newspapers in eight states. The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please send resume and cover letter to Ron Kemp, Regional Vice President, Rust Communications, P.O. Box 366, Rector, AR 72461;


Anonymous said...

Maybe they realize the news business is in trouble and want an outsider?

Randy said...

Not likely. It has been a long time since publishers came from the news side and for about the same number of years newspapers have been suffering.

Anonymous said...

Fort Worth Star-Telegram mention Warren Buffett buying small community newspapers. Think there may be a link?

Anonymous said...

Yes, that's an interesting ad indeed. A sad commentary on the current state of affairs in American journalism. Any bean counter worth his salt ought to be able to turn out a good product, right? Mr. Buffett's heart is in the right place, but in the end he's only in the "game" for the money. Rick Nichols.