Location:OK - Oklahoma City
Job Category:General Management / Executive
Division:GateHouse Media

GateHouse Media is searching for a visionary leader to guide The Oklahoman, headquartered in Oklahoma City, into a new era.  First published in 1889, The Oklahoman is the leading news organization in Oklahoma City and publishes high-quality, local content while offering innovative multimedia marketing solutions. The newspaper has a Sunday circulation of 103,000, and over half a million local adults consume The Oklahoman’s news and information through print, online, and mobile & tablet devices.  The Oklahoman holds a unique position as the influential voice across the entire Oklahoma City region, as well as much of the state, and plays a critical role in the lives of its residents, readers and advertisers. The Oklahoman is annually recognized by the state press association for its news feature reporting. 


The newspaper also publishes a robust set of niche products, including a quarterly city guide, and conducts well-attended events such as an annual high school sports awards ceremony.  The company also founded a thriving digital marketing services company, called Big Wing Interactive, and runs a successful direct mail business called Oklahoman Direct.  As part of New Media Investment Group, Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, this is a unique opportunity to work closely with peers at over 450 community media properties and join a company highly committed to growing and investing in local media.


As Publisher, the individual is responsible for the strategic, operational, and financial success of The Oklahoman. We are seeking a proven leader who understands the critical balance between a print and digital revenue focus, along with the continued need to diversify revenue streams across multiple business lines.  Oklahoma City is a rapidly growing market and the Publisher must be willing to dive deep into the local business community and be an influential part of setting the local business agenda.  Furthermore, our ideal candidate will have demonstrated a progressive history of revenue growth in digital marketing services for small to medium sized businesses (SMB’s) and be able to evaluate market & audience opportunities for digital product development.

If you are a passionate team leader with an entrepreneurial approach, thrive on running a multi-faceted business, and excel in working with your leadership team to develop strategies, execute plans and achieve results, we want to speak with you about this exciting opportunity.  You will also be a critical part of the broader GateHouse organization, driving best practice thinking about how we bring a major metro newspaper into the next era of growth and local impact.

Our preferred candidates can readily discuss how they have created and led a culture of engagement, communication, accountability, and inclusion, and the steps they took to develop an organization that embraces change, encourages small failures, and empowers innovation. They must be able to inspire and motivate an organization built on continued success.


  • Rich, prior experience leading media and digital organizations
  • A proven track record of leading change and delivering financial performance goals
  • High digital acumen with prior experience leading digital media strategies
  • An unwavering commitment to local journalism
  • The ability to become an integral part of the local leadership of the community; demonstrated success in building strong relationships with the political, business, and cultural leaders of a region
  • An established history of increasing and diversifying revenues
  • Excellent strategic planning, organizational, analytical, and financial management skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • A Bachelors Degree or comparable experience required

At GateHouse Media, we are driven by our commitment to deliver high impact, trusted journalism that enriches the communities we serve. As one of the largest publishers of locally-based print and online media in the United States, operating 145 daily publications in over 570 markets across 37 states, our national scale provides access to innovative leaders across multiple industries. Our extensive portfolio of services support 220,000 small and medium sized business customers. Our customers trust us because we share in the commitment to maintaining a strong local presence in each community and deliver best-in-class services, supported by our national network. GateHouse Media LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

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