Mark Hoskins

Experience: 20-40 Years
Category: Publisher/General Manager


3187 Hwy. 149 Manchester, Ky. 40962 606-599-5959 /

Results-oriented, dependable professional experienced in administrative management, human resources and Kentucky labor laws. Excels in fast-paced environments as well as in supervising and motivating staff to increase productivity and company profitability. 19 years of management experience. Self-motivated and ambitious with excellent interpersonal communication, relationship management and presentation skills.


Clay County High School 1986 to 1990.
Training in Kentucky Labor Laws, Human Resources


Administrative Coordinator-(April 2008 to July 2015)
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet-District 11, Manchester, Ky.
Serve as District Executive Support to the Chief District Engineer. Assists in the management and analysis of the District budget. Responsible for the oversight of the daily administrative operation of the District Office.
Supervises the administrative employees and functions of the district including: Accounts, Payroll, Procurement, Personnel, and Facilities Management.
Serves as the Human Resources director doing all hiring through the KYTC selection process. Disciplines, terminations, promotions, disability benefits were also part of the job duties.
Manages and oversees the district’s payroll system (KHRIS). Also serves as the district liaison to the Transportation Cabinet administrative offices.
Reviews and approves information technology requests and the building security system.
Duties also include reviewing program management and policy issues.
Develops recommendations and reports pertaining to district-wide projects for the CDE’s review.
Also serves as the District Incident Management Coordinator. Works with eight-county area emergency responders and law enforcement officials. Studies accident reports, data, analysis.
Interim Public Information Officer from June 2008 to March 2009. Supervises app. 312 employees over an eight-county area.
Also, assists and coordinates the HSIP, Highway Safety Improvement Plan, which consists of going to sites, collecting traffic accident data, making safety improvements for district roadways. Serves on the district safety team which reviews highway accident crash scenes, collects data, analyzes all accident reports, compiles recommendations for safety procedures. Also spends 40% of my time working with permit issues such as right of way violations, new entrance issues, structure and signage near right of way.
Coordinates with legislatures on highway projects such as road improvements, bridges, etc.

Sales and Marketing Manager-(Nov. 2006 to April 2008)
Nolan Group Newspapers, Manchester, Ky.
Responsibilities include: To increase and generate advertising sales with seven Nolan Group Newspapers, three newspapers outside the chain, a weekly shopper guide and a radio station by attracting national advertising agencies and accounts.
This position was created by the company board of directors to utilize my talents for the entire Nolan Group based on past accomplishments.
Duties include-directing 11 advertising directors on cross promotion sales, planning weekly, monthly, yearly advertising goals and budgets. Creating media kits promoting product to national advertisers and national advertising agencies. Several national advertisers have been secured that were not previously advertising with Nolan Group. They are; Lowe’s Home Improvement, J.C. Penny, Sears, Windstream, AT&T, Rite Aid, and International Grocer’s along with others.
Duties also included creating commission plans for sales representatives, training sales representatives on cold calls, developing a small business advertising plan, seeking new clients, developing relationships with your customers, how to seek/recognize new accounts.
Training and Professional Development/Awards-
•Creating Media Kits and Rate Cards-Kentucky Press Association.
•Creating a Sales Strategy-Kentucky Press Association.
•Yearly updates to Kentucky Labor Laws-Ky. Chamber of Commerce.
•Winner of the Kentucky Press Association Weekly Class 3 Special Advertising Promotion Campaign 2006.

General Manager-(Nov. 2000 to Oct. 2006)
The Manchester Enterprise, Manchester, Ky.
Responsibilities include: Daily management of weekly newspaper, shopper guide and special promotions. Managed total staff of nine em- ployees. Direct supervisor for editor, advertising director, circulation manager. Constructed yearly projected budgets for all departments. Human Resource management included, but were not limited to, payroll reports, advertising commission plans, goal oriented compensation merit reviews, annual merit reviews, health/medical insurance policies, handbook review and training, maintaining employee files, conduct staff training in all departments on a bi-monthly basis.
As General Manager, circulation of the newspaper increased by 1,500 readers per week and has been maintained. Total advertising sales increased by over 60% during this time period.
Training and Professional Development/Awards-
•Ky. Worker’s Compensation Act-Ky. Chamber of Commerce.
•Adobe Indesign graphic arts training-Ky. Press Association.
•Ky. Employer’s Guide to hiring and firing-Ky. Chamber of Commerce. •Newspapers and the Internet-Ky. Press Association.
•How to deal with hostile employees/situations-online course. •Newspaper Sales and Marketing-Ky. Press Association.

Editor-(Nov. 1996 to Oct. 2000)
The Manchester Enterprise, Manchester, Ky.
Responsibilities include: To manage the news, sports, composition and circulation departments for one of the top weekly newspapers in the state. Duties included-story and photo assignments on a weekly/daily basis, conduct daily staff meetings and encourage participa-
tion and open communication between staff members, employee training in regards to news/sports writing, photography, graphic arts, newspaper layout and design. Constructed annual budgets for each department yearly. Maintained employee files, merit reviews for eight employees, payroll reports on a weekly basis, developing, planning and training employees in the use of Adobe Photoshop and Pagemaker. Guided newspaper and employees in a complete digital redesign and weekly process procedures of the newspaper structure. New process eliminated estimated 25-year-old guidelines on how newspaper is developed and processed each week. New process cut weekly costs
by 40% and eliminated overtime by employees. After reviewing success of this new procedure, management duplicated this process for entire Nolan Group Newspaper chain for six weekly newspapers. Duties further included maintaining circulation reports on a weekly basis.
Training and Professional Development/Awards-
•Adobe Photoshop and Pagemaker Training/Usage-Ky. Press Association. •Circulation/Domestic Mail Manual for newspaper circulation-Ky. Press Association. •Sexual Harrassment Training-Ky. Press Association.
•Photojournalism seminar-National Press Photographers Association. •Supervising and Managing Employees-Ky. Chamber of Commerce.
•Kentucky Wage and Hour Issues-Ky. Chamber of Commerce.
•Developing Employees Handbook and Policy Manual-Ky. Chamber of Commerce.

News Editor-(March 1993 to Oct. 1996)
The Manchester Enterprise, Manchester, Ky.
Responsibilities include: To provide written and visual material each week in regards to news coverage of Clay County. Coverage areas included, but not limited to,-public meetings such as fiscal court, city council, board of education. Obtaining weekly court records from dis- trict court, circuit court, civil court, grand jury proceedings, property transactions. Other duties included coverage and representation of community events such as the Come Home to Clay County Day’s Festival, Chamber of Commerce events, Cancer Relay for Life, Jail-A-Thon etc. Management duties included: weekly payroll reports for three employees, annual yearly merit reviews, maintaining employee files, training sessions for reporters in photography and writing. Budgeting of expenses for news department, directing assignments for three employees while maintaining time management requirements in accordance to Kentucky law.
Training and Professional Development/Awards-
•Attended professional photography seminars on two occasions-Ky. Press Association.
•”Efficient News Writing”-Ky. Press Association.
•Open Records/Meetings-Ky. Press Association.
•Human Resources Management-Ky. Press Association.
•Newspaper/Media ethics training-Society of Professional Journalism.
•Ky. Press Association Honorable Mention Awards for Best Spot News Photo and Community News Coverage.

Sports Editor-(Nov. 21, 1991 to Feb. 1993• Jan. 2012 to current)
The Manchester Enterprise, Manchester, Ky.
Responsibilities include: To provide written and visual material in regards to sports in Clay County. Coverage areas included Clay High, Clay Middle, nine elementary schools, Oneida Baptist Institute, Red Bird High. Other areas of interest included Christian Youth Center basketball league, Big Hickory Golf Course, Little League Baseball, Community Softball, Bowling Leagues.
Managed one photographer and a part-time reporter. Duties included: assigning events for coverage, time management, payroll, budgeting expenses.
Training and Professional Development/Awards-
•Winner of the Ky Press Association Weekly Class 3 Sports Photo of the Year 2012 & 2013.
•Winner of the Ky Press Association Weekly Class 3 Special Section 2013 and 2005


•Chairman of the Clay County Board of Education (2011 to present)
•Lions Club Member and Vice-President (1995 to 1999)
•Member of Manchester/Clay County Chamber of Commerce (1995 to 1999) •Clay County Quarterback Club (1997 to 2000)
•Little League Baseball/Softball Coach (1998 to 2006)
•President of Clay County Little League (2001 to 2006)
Duties included-planning/organizing sign-ups for over 300 children ages 5-12 to compete in four different age groups of Baseball and Softball. Duties also included planning/coordinating fundraising events, securing over 20 team sponsors, uniform orders, coaches train- ing and background checks, league games/practice schedules.
In 2001, we inherited league in financial ruin and player participation less than 200. By utilizing a plan of action to bring league back to proper status, during a five-year period one new field was built, new infield was constructed on existing field, new equipment purchased, concession stand constructed through donations and fundraising. Yearly tax records filed shows league is financially sound with over $20,000 per year being utilized to maintain league.
•All-star baseball/softball coach (2003 to 2006)
•Elementary basketball coach (2003 to 2007)
•Hacker Elementary Site-Based Council member (2005 to 2008)
Parent liason for Teacher/Parent Site Based Decision Making Council as required by the Department of Education. School has consis- tently ranked in the top 25 in the state in CATS testing.
•Clay Co. Public Library Board Trustee (2005 to Present)
Currently serve as Treasurer of the library board. During term as trustee, instituted a two-phase project to renovate existing library
and restructure staff members. First phase was completed in 2007 which included a $200,000 facelift to the outside of the building. Second phase was a $150,000 renovation of library interior, updated automation system and purchase of new public access computers. Funding for project was partially secured through a state library grant.
•Elk Hill Regional Industrial Park board member (2008 to Present)
Named Secretary/Treasurer for board. Appointed by County Judge-Executive. Duties include working with the Ky. Economic Development Cabinet in promoting/maintaining financial stability for industrial park and seeking future industry to locate within the 150,000 acre park. Currently working with members of the Department of Transportation on proposed access road to the site from the Hal Rogers Parkway. Also working with legislators to allow tourism industry to locate within park. Proposing ATV/horse riding trail, campground and wildlife viewing area.
•Big Hickory Golf Course Board of Director (2007 to Present)
Appointed to committee by Manchester Mayor to help oversee and negotiate the purchase of the nine-hole course from a private entity by the city. Course purchased in October 2007 below original asking price of $500,000 for $375,000. Now establishing and remodeling course clubhouse, rules and regulations, creating/developing golf course business plan and employee pay scale structure.