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Publisher/General Manager

  • Name: Tim Evans
  • Email:
  • Phone: 217-840-8704
  • City: Champaign/Rantoul
  • State: Illinois
  • Country: United States
  • Listed: January 18, 2017 7:58 pm
  • Expires: This ad has expired
Evans Tim color March 2015


To find a publisher or general manager position in the Midwest, preferably Illinois but would consider any state bordering as well. Could also consider northern California.

Work History

Lifelong involvement in weekly newspaper business as general manager, editor, publisher, journalist, page designer, photographer, trainer with Shaw Newspapers (Princeton, Illinois), Lee Enterprises (Geneseo/Henry County), Gatehouse Media (Geneseo/Macomb/Canton), Smith Newspapers (Atkinson), Galesburg Publishing (Galva), Pulitzer (Farmington, Missouri), Gannett (Indianola/Altoona, Iowa), Maquoketa Newspapers in Iowa, Evans Printing & Publishing (Atkinson/Henry County) and for the last 10 years with News-Gazette, Inc., Champaign, IL


Too busy getting an education to go to college. Lifetime of experience in the industry,


Illinois Press Association Board of Directors

Involved in a number of community organizations including Rotary, Lions Club, Community Service Center, Chamber of Commerce

Cover Letter

I am a Mr. Fix It in the newspaper industry. I've taken operations from losing hundreds of thousands of dollars to making hundreds of thousands of dollars, despite difficult economies. Have diversified talents with outstanding award-winning editorial background as well as strong advertising and management experience. I was the Illinois Press Association Advertising Manager of the Year in 2013 and have throttled our community newspapers into some of the best in the state - including one that won the award for top weekly in 2015. I know production, circulation and I know how important it is to get involved in the community you're serving. Weekly newspapers are alive and well and if yours isn't, I'm the guy that can fix that, get your operation to strong profitability and build a great team.

Here's what I've been doing the last 10 years in my present position.

Served as General Manager of News-Gazette Community Newspapers, taking a failing weekly operation to being profitable within years including acquiring the Paxton Record (now Ford County Record) and starting the LeRoy Farmer City Press weekly as well as the Target Advertiser in Ford County. Products range from paid community newspapers to free distribution to voluntary pay as well as community guides. Responsible for advertising revenue (print and digital), commercial printing and editorial content of nine weekly publications and dozens of employees including editors, sales representatives, office coordinators and a large production/distribution team, based in Rantoul. Also responsibility for creating and meeting budget, training sales and editorial employees, creating sales programs and new revenue producing ideas.

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