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General Manager/Editor
Casey County News

Job Title: General Manager/Editor
Company: Casey County News
Category: General Manager/Publisher
Contact Person: Chris Ordway
Contacts Title: Publisher/Regional Manager
City/State/Zip: Liberty, KY 42539

The Casey County News, a weekly newspaper in Liberty, Ky., is seeking qualified applicants for the position of General Manager/Editor. In addition to editorial duties, this position is responsible for the effective bottom-line management of the weekly newspaper. Improvement of the news product, growth of net paid circulation, and growing the newspaperís profit are key responsibilities. The position reports to the Publisher/Regional Manager of The News-Enterprise, Elizabethtown, Ky.

The Casey County News is the paid weekly community newspaper of record serving Liberty and the Casey County market. It is distributed by mail to approximately 3,100 households in the local market and surrounding area. In addition to the weekly print edition, the newspaper also maintains an interactive web page at The newspaper offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits.


  • Demonstrated high ethical conduct and standards
  • Ability to produce desired business results with minimal supervision
  • Two or more yearsí newspaper management experience desired
  • Prior editor experience required
  • Demonstrated strong team-building, delegation and administrative skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven background of innovative business growth
  • Demonstrated high-energy level with ability to motivate self and others
  • Commitment to exceptional quality in all aspects of the operation
  • Experience and skill in developing and implementing short- and long-term strategic plans and annual operating budgets
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driverís license is required

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and lead a diverse staff in the functional areas of news, advertising, and customer service to achieve the desired business results of the newspaper
  • Plan, develop and assign news coverage to local reporter/writer and correspondent
  • Write compelling news and feature content for weekly newspaper, online edition and special sections
  • Take digital photos for publication
  • Write weekly editorials and columns
  • Edit and proofread submitted and staff-written copy
  • Design, layout and paginate the weekly edition, online edition updates and special sections
  • Coordinate production of the weekly edition, special sections and other publications with staff at the regional printing and production plant
  • Maintain an up-to-date online edition with compelling breaking news and updates to published content
  • Plan, develop and assign advertising sales responsibilities to local sales representative
  • Develop and operate within annual operating revenue and expense budget
  • Develop and operating within an annual strategic plan
  • Be active in the community and represent the newspaper in community and civic activities

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