Regional Publisher

GateHouse Media, Gainesville, Florida

Date PostedApril 12, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

GateHouse Media is seeking a successful, growth-focused Regional Publisher to serve as the direct leader/Publisher for The Gainesville Sun and the Ocala Star Banner newspapers, located in Gainesville and Ocala, Florida, respectively, as well as regionally responsible for a collection of other newspapers located in Florida.  The Publisher is responsible for the strategic, financial and operational success of all phases of the enterprise.

We are seeking a proven leader with excellent management skills, who is a strategic thinker and who can work with the leadership team to develop and execute plans and meet projected revenue and expense goals.  Our ideal candidate has experience delivering results in both traditional and new media environments, driving digital and print advertising sales, developing ancillary revenue streams, ensuring the continued excellence of editorial content, and being involved in community events and organizations.  The person should be proactive and digitally savvy. 

Desired Skills & Experience

To be successful you will need:

  • College degree in business, marketing, advertising or other relevant area and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least five years of experience at the publisher level or higher, including P&L responsibility, with a proven track record of high-performance and consistent results.
  • Substantial advertising experience in the newspaper industry, with the ability to drive digital growth and increase revenue.
  • Experience in digital journalism with innovative content and delivery.
  • Exceptional communication, leadership, relationship-building, time management and planning skills.

Community & Company Description

Gainesville is located in north-central Florida and is home to the University of Florida and UF’s Gators.  As a university community, Gainesville is a friendly, progressive community that has been named one of the Best Places to live in the US.  Ocala is located about 45 minutes south of Gainesville and has pastoral horse farms, scenic outdoor recreation venues, oak-strewn streets, and is within short driving distance from both Florida coasts and Orlando-area attractions. 

GateHouse Media is one of the largest publishers of locally-based media in the nation.  As of August 2018, we publish 145 daily newspapers, 340 community publications and more than 570 local market websites that reach more than 23 million people each week. You’ll find our publications in 37 states. 


If you want to be part of an award-winning company that is set for growth, apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to  Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment drug screen, motor vehicle records check and background check.  

This position will offer a competitive salary, bonus opportunities and a comprehensive benefits plan that includes paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD, and 401K. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workforce.

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