The Star Beacon seeks an experienced newspaper professional who is proven in sales and management to lead its audience and distribution team.
The Star Beacon is a seven-day newspaper with a circulation of 12,000. In addition to the newspaper, we publish a replica e-edition and local news website. We also have a delivery agreement with the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Our director will lead a veteran staff to grow readership and revenue in a competitive market. We expect someone who will design and implement marketing strategies that build home-delivery and single-copy sales. This person will manage all aspects of subscription fulfillment and renewal; promotional activities; distribution systems; and circulation metrics. The director must be familiar with the latest AAM – formerly ABC – rules and guidelines. This individual must lead by example, set benchmarks and build our coverage.
Candidates should have a circulation management background that includes budgeting and developing business strategy. We need someone with a record of meeting revenue targets and effective expense management. Also essential are strong organizational, communication and leadership skills. Above all, our circulation director must possess a creative approach to circulation and audience development, and an unwavering commitment to customer service.
Ashtabula borders Lake Erie and features a historic harbor where the Ashtabula River flows into the lake. It is 50 miles east of Cleveland in a region known for its beaches, parks, wineries and outdoor activities such as boating, camping and fishing. The area is served by the regional Ashtabula County Medical Center hospital and a branch campus of Kent State University.
Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Publisher Jamie Beacom at firstname.lastname@example.org.