The Bolivar Bulletin-Times, ( based in Bolivar, Tennessee, is seeking a publisher for both theBulletin-Times and The Hardeman County Shopper. Bolivar is located approximately 70 miles east of Memphis. The weekly general circulation newspaper covers Hardeman County and the mailed shopper offers expanded market coverage to nearly 16,000 homes. The circulation includes 3,100 paid and is mailed at no charge to 12,800 homes in the county. An early version of the Bulletin-Times was founded in 1865 by Moses R. Parrish, who was the editor until 1874.

R.H. Green and Hugh Williams bought the publication in 1888 and the name was changed to the Bolivar Bulletin. In 1946, Alan and Estelle Sexton purchased the weekly journal and combined it with the Hardeman County Times, which they had bought in 1940 from Bert Hodge, who established it in 1936. In September 1974, the Sextons sold the newspaper to Delphos Herald, Inc. of Delphos Ohio.

The Bulletin-Times has a staff of 4 full-time and 11 part-time employees. In the past three decades, the Bulletin-Times has enjoyed a period of continuous growth and refinement of its publications and services to readers and advertisers, combining localized management and editorial decision making with the shared experience of its sister newspapers in six states.

The Bulletin-Times has been widely recognized for its quality news coverage, public service and advertising strategies. Other publications include annual The Hardeman County Guide. The magazine- style publication is used for newcomers, industrial recruiting and in the classroom as a resource guide to Hardeman County. The Bulletin-Times also publishes special sections on high school and community sports, hunting and fishing, high school graduation and other topics of special interest, as well as a hardbound pictorial history book, which was published in late 1995.

The ideal candidate will have newspaper management experience along with a vision for how to adapt to the changing media environment effectively and the energy and initiative to make that happen. The successful candidate must be an aggressive marketer, committed to driving revenue and improving existing products while developing new ones, and will be expected to be active in the life and leadership of the community. The candidate also needs to be skilled at recruiting – particularly sales and editorial professionals.

The publisher will be expected to plan, organize, coordinate and direct all operating activities at the newspaper. He or she will be responsible for achieving the newspaper’s financial goals and objectives and will also need to handle key accounts in the region that the Bulletin-Times serves. At least 50% of the position’s responsibilities include sales and sales-related activities. 

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package including monthly car allowance, health benefits plan and 401k. If you fit the description above and you are looking for an opportunity to further your career, we want to hear from you. Please email a cover letter, resume and references to: The Bolivar Times-Bulletin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.