Executive Group Publisher

Job description

Job title: Executive Group Publisher

Reports to: CEO

Location: Chicago, IL or Newark, NJ


Position Overview

EnsembleIQ is the retail industry’s most complete provider of market intelligence and strategic communication resources for retailers and suppliers in the grocery, drug and convenience channels. Research, Information Services, and Media divisions encompass a large portfolio that spans the retail landscape and gives EnsembleIQ the unmatched ability to help clients recognize opportunities and deliver superior marketing programs that achieve their business goals.


EnsembleIQ is looking for an innovative senior leader with extensive experience in B2B publishing, including; digital media, print, events and analytics. This key role calls for an ambitious, hardworking, talented individual who will have overall responsibility for the business growth of our key industry brands in grocery, drugstore and convenience.


Job Responsibilities

Executive Group Publisher as Champion: In simplest terms, the executive group publisher is the senior leader that champions the high-level strategy and industry partnerships for the brand products. The EGP lives and breathes the brand image, message and promise and ensures all brands are engaged with all parts of the organization, from marketing and advertising, to finance, and content.


Executive Group Publisher as Innovator: The executive group publisher must analyze brand position and create performance metrics, modify structure and align strategy to the larger organization and mentor innovation on current brands in the portfolio. In addition, the EGP with identify new opportunities and develop and launch new brand extensions or cross-brand products.


Executive Group Publisher as Motivator: The executive group publisher officer must manage and mentor the brand leaders throughout the organization, provide regular feedback, create performance objectives, and ensure financial goals are met. The EGP will facilitate collaboration between brands and mentor leaders in content and sales to continue to innovate their businesses to align with changing market conditions.


Executive Group Publisher as Partner, Mediator and Negotiator: The executive group publisher must work to align initiatives and strategies throughout the organization with the overall company vision.



  • 15+ years of experience in B2B media in a senior level role, VP or higher
  • Experience in change management and demonstrated success in rebuilding brands
  • Management of P&L and financial reporting experience
  • Strong experience in all media: digital, print, analytics, and events
  • Proven track record of people development and succession planning.
  • A strong focus on revenue growth with clear history of achieving revenue targets
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate process improvement and productivity enhancements with cross functional teams.
  • Ability to connect audience and content strategy with growth objectives
  • Proven ability to lead teams and improve performance


Candidate Personal Qualities

  • Ability to think critically and strategically inviting and managing complexity
  • Demonstrate curiosity and intellectual flexibility and be open to change
  • Demand performance and continuous improvement
  • Hold self and others accountable to drive results
  • Expect more by looking to external resources for benchmarking and new ideas
  • Command respect of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Execute on time and to strategy.
  • Inspire change by being resourceful, resilient and adaptable
  • Have optimism, grounded in realism to find opportunities to support change and grow the business.
  • Expert at managing organizations through change and willing to take risks
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with internal and external business partners
  • Excellent coaching and mentoring skills for team, history of team building
  • Superb interpersonal skills
  • Intellectually robust and agile, able to switch between strategic thinking and execution to deliver results
  • Pragmatic and execution savvy - able to get things done!
  • Ability to travel and work with remote teams
  • Strong presentation and public speaking ability


EnsembleIQ is the North American retail industry’s most complete provider of business-to-business: intelligence, strategic communication, marketing and technology resources for the grocery, drug and convenience channels. Our information services, and media divisions encompass a large portfolio of brands that include resources and connectivity across the multiple functions that exist leading to and throughout the path to purchase.


With unrivaled access to the industry’s largest audience of retail executives, EnsembleIQ has a deeply embedded vantage point for providing effective solutions to retail’s biggest challenges. We serve our constituents by sharing informed perspectives, identifying best practices and enabling thought leadership to help people and their organizations reach the highest levels of success.


EnsembleIQ is looking for an innovative senior content leader with extensive experience in business-to-business publishing, including; digital media, print, events and analytics. This key leadership role calls for a content innovator with an acute ability to align the right message to the right medium, a hardworking, talented individual who will have overall responsibility for the leadership, management, development and execution of our content and audience strategy.



This is an opportunity to join a team intent on moving to the next level of success. While EnsembleIQ is already the leading retail industry business media platform, the company is focused on strong, strategic growth.