General & Sales Manager

Woodward Community Media
May. 3, 2019
Dubuque, IA
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Woodward Community Media (WCM) is looking for a General & Sales Manager of weekly publications to provide leadership for local weekly newspapers and shoppers in eastern Iowa. This position will report directly to the Regional Publisher for the Eastern Iowa Media Group (EIMG).  Our Community Media Division’s EIMG-South provides web and newspaper/shopper media publications in and around the Mount Vernon, Solon, Central City and Marion, Iowa locations.

As a General Manager, you will be in a key leadership role overseeing publishing content and operations related to culture, employee owner development, customer focus, community trends, financial and short/long-term planning, achievement of goals, and open book management. You will champion the division’s efforts to achieve company objectives, strategic plans and customer satisfaction.

As a Sales Manager, you will lead a team of account executives, to generate advertising revenue that will meet/exceed annual goals, through coaching, development and recognition.

To be successful in this leadership role, you will possess a high level of emotional intelligence, problem solving and analytical skills, the ability to think strategically, a drive to succeed and a keen focus on employee development and customer satisfaction.  Above average ability to communicate at all levels and knowledge of leadership, participatory management, team dynamics and group process techniques are essential.

A four-year degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of five years in advertising, marketing, journalism or a business-related field is required to be successful in this role. A record of continuous learning through seminars, conferences and workshops required.

The General-Sales Manager is based out of the Mount Vernon, Iowa location with regular travel to all EIMG-S locations. Travel to other WCM locations required for meetings, training and planning. A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance is necessary.

To learn more about our employee-owned organization and to apply online, visit our website at The deadline to apply for this exciting career opportunity is May 24, 2019.

Woodward Community Media is a division of employee-owned Woodward Communications, Incorporated (WCI), headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa.  WCI is an equal opportunity employer.