The Ottumwa Courier seeks an experienced circulation manager to lead its distribution and marketing team.

The Courier is a morning newspaper, Tuesday through Saturday, with a circulation of 10,500. We also have a strong digital presence that covers the news 24/7.

Candidates must have a solid background in newspaper distribution, customer service, sales and marketing, and contractor relationships. We expect our circulation director to support our digital effort by increasing our online subscriber base while maintaining home delivery sales.  Recently the Courier implemented a Total Access print and digital strategy, which includes metered access to our website and digital platforms.

The circulation director is a key member of the Courier’s senior management team, reporting to the publisher, with a voice in strategic initiatives and planning. This person manages a staff of three in a hands-on, shirt-sleeve environment.  The department managers at the Courier collaborate in an open-door culture. If you are looking to fly a desk, this is not the position for you.

Ottumwa is a family-oriented community in Southeast Iowa, just 90 minutes from the state capital of Des Moines. We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, bonus plans, medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and 401(k).

Interested candidates should email a resume with a cover letter explaining they are the right person for this position to: Ottumwa Courier Publisher, Martin Cody at

The Ottumwa Courier is a CNHI newspaper. Based in Montgomery, Ala., CNHI is a leading publisher of local news and information. Its newspapers, websites and specialty publications serve communities in 23 states.


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