VP/General Manager - WHNS (FOX)
Meredith Corporation's Local Media Group is searching for an experienced leader and Vice President, General Manager for WHNS, the FOX Affiliate in beautiful Greenville, SC. 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 officials.
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.
Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Business Management or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience. MBA highly preferred.
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.
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 Meredith Corporation.
- 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 the industry.
- Must be actively involved and engaged in the community and be a credible face of the station and the company.
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