Woodward Communications Incorporated is a dynamic, employee-owned multimedia corporation, operating in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, with headquarters in Dubuque, Iowa. The corporation is majority employee-owned by its nearly 550 employee owners through an ESOP. Woodward employee owners serve customers, readers and listeners located in communities in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois, as well as other parts of the USA and in a number of foreign countries. The corporation has six operating divisions: daily newspaper, weekly publications, commercial printing, niche magazines, radio, and full-service advertising agency.
Our Mission is guided fully and equally by these core principles:
Provide quality media services, news, information, entertainment and advertising for our audiences through creative and diversified products.
Recruit, develop, empower and retain motivated employee owners who identify opportunities and create solutions that benefit customers, WCI and the communities we serve.
Initiate growth through acquisitions, innovation and diversification.
Develop and maintain long-term customer relationships by surpassing expectations and treating their businesses like our own.
Embrace a family atmosphere where healthy work/life balance is supported by an ethical, respectful, safe, trusting and participative culture.
By adhering to our Mission and Core Principles, we will increase long-term ESOP share value.