President & General Manager
Employer: TEGNA Media Job Posted: 1/23/2020
Location: Des Moines, IA Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

WOI/KCWI, the TEGNA owned ABC-CW affiliates in Des Moines, Iowa, is searching for a motivated and high performing strategic leader to serve as President & General Manager. The television station delivers a wide variety of products that enhance the audience experience. As the leader of this multi-media operation, the President & General Manager, working with the leadership team, is accountable for developing and executing a strategic plan responsive to the operation’s long-term vision. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of recruiting strong performers, building strong collaborative cultures, achieving financial goals and driving innovation. The position reports to the Senior Vice President, TEGNA Media Operations.


• Responsible for overall success of the station, with full accountability for content, sales, brand and operations across all platforms.
• Develops short, intermediate and long-range revenue and audience strategies to grow market share and engagement across platforms
• Designs and delivers programming that drives ratings and revenue growth strategies to maximize profit opportunities with the core business and new media business
• Works directly with the sales organization and clients to provide successful customer solutions
• Develops and manages the annual budgets, including accurate forecasting
• Identifies and delivers opportunities to grow multi-platform content and distribution capabilities
• Provides leadership in the community and builds relationships with advertisers, viewers and customers
• Develops skills of direct reports; builds a cohesive and accountable team

Skills & Experience Required:

• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, business or related field and 7+ years of strong performance in a leadership position with a multimedia company
• Experience building high-performing & diverse teams, developing staff, and fostering a culture of care & excellence
• Proven track record of successful leadership, innovation and goal achievement
• Top-notch critical thinking skills and data-driven decision-making capability
• Excellent judgment, role model, and community leader
• Demonstrated mastery of planning, prioritizing and achieving financial and strategic objectives
• Immersed in digital strategies and regularly engages with digital products
• Risk-taking, continuous improvement mentality; strives for new ways to win audience and grow business
• Effective communicator and inclusive leader who listens well, takes input from all levels, and creates a shared vision

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