Meredith Corporation's Local Media Group is searching
for an experienced leader and Vice President, General Manager for WSMV, the NBC
Affiliate in beautiful Nashville, TN. Meredith Corporation has been committed
to service journalism for more than 110 years. Meredith uses multiple
distribution platforms - including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile
and video - to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the
messages of its advertising and marketing partners. Meredith's stations produce
more than 700 hours of local news and entertainment content each week, and
operate leading local digital destinations.
The Vice President, General Manager will develop the station's full potential
for audience, revenue, and profits consistent with planning objectives and with
company policies and federal and state regulations.
Essential Job Functions:
30% - Develop and maintain effective communications with pertinent division,
corporate staffs, and the hub station, as well as with industry organizations,
groups, and individuals with an impact on station operations, i.e., customers,
research firms, network, syndicators, national sales reps, and government
30% - Maintain continuous and effective internal communications by involving
staff in the goals and objectives of the stations, the hub, the group, and
company. Train, mentor, and motivate employees to achieve (exceed) the
overall goals of the stations to grow business and increase
profitability. Demonstrate the need for team effort and inspire
participation by all employees.
15% - Develop and direct activities and relationships between various elements
of the area of license and key station personnel in order to project good
citizen image of the stations. Ensure reasonable involvement of station
management representation in various civic organizations and endeavors.
15% - Protect and enhance company's equity in station license. Evaluate
all policies and decisions as to their actual or potential effect on license
provisions before implementing.
10% - Recognize division and company interests in expansion and
acquisition. Advise group President of any such opportunities.
Perform other related duties as required.
Nashville - 37209
Experience: Minimum 3 years of successful experience as a General Manager of an
affiliate station(s). Progressive station management experience will be
considered. Experience in a mid-level market highly preferred. Must have a
proven track record of revenue and ratings successes.
Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements:
Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Management or related field, or
equivalent training and/or experience. MBA highly preferred.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Effective leader with the ability to: motivate team members, delegate responsibly
and hold employees accountable.
-Proven skills to foster a positive work environment and uphold the values of
-Must be an effective change agent and results oriented with the ability to
achieve success through leadership.
-Must be keenly focused on all areas impacted by the business including
shareholders, advertisers, viewers and employees.
-Proven communicator who can interact with individuals on every level,
internally and externally.
-Knowledgeable about every component of the broadcast TV operations as well as
-Must be actively involved and engaged in the community and be a credible face
of the station and the company.
Travel Required: Approximately 10-20%
We are always on the lookout for bright, creative talent to be part of the Meredith team.
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