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Group Publisher

Morris Equine Group Seeks Group Publisher

JOB TITLE: Group Publisher

REPORTS TO: Equine Group Vice President

LOCATION: Fort Worth, Texas

SALARY: Salary with comprehensive benefits package

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Group Publisher is responsible for managing and overseeing fiscal expectations and operations for Morris Equine Group’s media brands which currently include Western Horseman, Quarter Horse News, Barrel Horse News, Western Lifestyle Retailer and Western Horseman Books. This position will manage the business functions for the group including financial analysis, budgeting, human resources and day-to-day operations. This position is also responsible for developing new ideas for products and services to enhance audience reach and revenue streams.  The Group Publisher is responsible for creating a culture that embraces new ideas, creativity and innovation.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with strategic planning and program development to achieve marketing and sales goals for each brand
  • Meet financial expectations including development and management of budgets and expenses
  • Ongoing analysis of expenses to ensure group’s goals and objectives are being met
  • Analyze ongoing operations providing forecasts to management to ensure cash flow is met
  • Manage and approve staff expense reports and vendor invoices
  • Assist with the monthly closing process ensuring all revenue and expenses for the individual brands has been properly accounted for
  • Prepare and verify monthly commission payments
  • Prepare various administrative and financial reports as needed by Vice President or corporate management
  • Help recruit and maintain a talented, high performing and efficient staff
  • Develop, implement, and facilitate on-going training and employee development
  • Review the progress and coordination of projects with staff members to ensure successful implementation and results
  • Help formulate and manage policies and procedures
  • Plan, organize and direct resources for publications, websites, events, and social media platforms
  • Help Vice President identify and develop new revenue streams through adjacencies including but not limited to events, supplements, specialty interest publications, bookazines, books, products and digital initiatives
  • Data analysis & reporting for special projects including events, products, supplements, ecommerce
  • Manage e-commerce for products including relationships with vendors
  • Serve as liaison between brands and production to ensure guidelines and deadlines are met
  • Works closely with ad order entry personnel to ensure advertisers are current and credit policies have been adhered to
  • Work with designated corporate accounting department staff to resolve billing errors and issues

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited 4-year college
  • Candidates should have overall 5+ years of business experience, preferably in print media
  • Must possess excellent analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Must have knowledge of accounting
  • Must have strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal skills
  • Working knowledge of all functions within a publishing organization
  • Broad knowledge of the latest digital marketing technologies
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to:
resume@cowboypublishing.com
Morris Equine Group
Attn: Human Resources
2112 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Morris Equine Group is an equal opportunity employer.

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