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General Manager – The Canadian Jewish News

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The Canadian Jewish News is an independent not-for-profit corporation publishing weekly newspapers in Toronto, Montreal, and online to serve the Canadian Jewish community.  Could you be its new General Manager?


Key Responsibilities

  • Act as the senior executive of the corporation reporting to the Board of Directors
  • Provide oversight and management of all operations
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding strategic direction of The CJN to sustain and build  The CJN’s role in the Canadian Jewish community
  • Work collaboratively to develop and implement initiatives for growth  of readership and revenue on print and digital platforms
  • Develop and implement budgets  and financial controls and ensure that the corporation and its individual departments meet their financial and editorial goals
  • Hire staff and oversee the activities of senior employees and ensure appropriate training, motivation  and evaluation to enhance performance of all staff
  • Manage key contractual arrangements for print production, distribution, circulation and advertising and oversee the activities of all suppliers
  • Manage the operations of the company’s head office in Toronto and  satellite office in Montreal
  • Build and maintain strong links with key community and professional organizations of the Jewish community

Education and Experience

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business management  or 10 years of equivalent business experience
  • Experience in newspaper or print publication management, particularly advertising sales development,  circulation and financial oversight
  • Experience in online publication and social media applications
  • Familiarity and understanding of not-for-profit operations and the Jewish community

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong leadership, management, team-building and decision-making skills
  • Ability to effect change, negotiate and manage contracts
  • Familiarity with and understanding of new technologies
  • Ability to understand financial statements and general accounting principles, create and manage budgets
  • Ability to manage time and projects on schedule and be detailed-oriented
  • Ability to communicate well (written and verbal) in English with a working knowledge of French
  • Ability to network with different people and groups
  • Ability to resolve issues creatively and in a timely manner
  • Ability to analyse data, extract trends, and initiate appropriate action
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office applications at a high level, and familiarity with production software in use within the publishing industry

Interested Parties should submit a resume to Mr. Jeff Chad at Chad Management Group: jeffc@chadman.com. Please reference in the subject line "General Manager CJN Application".

We thank all for their response, but only candidates of interest will be contacted.


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