President & Chief Executive Officer, FP Newspapers Inc

Winnipeg MB

FP Newspapers Inc. is proud to own one the few profitable newspapers in North America. Providing news and information by both print and digital formats, FP Newspapers Inc. is a trusted Winnipeg news source, both nationally and for local residents. FPLP owns and operates the Winnipeg Free press, The Brandon Sun, and their related businesses, along with several other Manitoba-based news ad media publications that are available in both print and digital formats.

The President & CEO is responsible for overall leadership and management of all resources of FP Newspapers Inc. A visionary who is committed to their community, the President & CEO will leverage innovation and strategic-thinking abilities to identify and implement best-in-class practices that will support the continued evolution and success of FP Newspapers Inc. media outlets. This is an opportunity to take a ‘jewel’ in a highly challenged sector and to lead the organization into its next era of transformational growth and impact. Leading a talented, creative, and experienced team and reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & CEO will craft a clear vision for growth, impact, and service to Manitobans that engages new and existing audiences across all platforms, including print, online, and mobile.

Success in this role requires an individual who embodies drive and innovative thinking. Not afraid to push status quo to support the continued success of the business, the CEO will capitalize on opportunities to evolve the service offerings to reflect the readerships’ interests. The selected candidate is a natural teambuilder and uniter; adept at building and strengthening relationships across a diverse array of teams, cultures, and orientations, specifically during a time of transformation. You bring a track record of success in growing or evolving a business and are comfortable acting as a spokesperson for a unique and dynamic business in an assortment of settings with a wide variety of stakeholders. Having a demonstrated passion for building customer-centric organizations and relationships, and a genuine interest in Winnipeg and Manitoba and its communities is crucial for success in this role.

To Apply

To fill this position, FP Newspapers Inc has partnered with leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson. Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online below. For more information, please contact Leanne Northwood, Partner at Odgers Berndtson, or Camille Petitti of Odgers Berndtson. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

FP Newspapers Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and FP Newspapers Inc. throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.

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