President & General Manager, KTHV

Date Posted: 3/20/2018

Job Description

KTHV-TV, TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate in the Little Rock, AR market, is searching for a motivated and top performing strategic leader to serve as President & General Manager.  Our station delivers a wide variety of products that enhance the audience experience.  As the leader of this multi-media operation, the President & General Manager will be responsible for providing leadership, a cohesive vision and driving innovation to ensure the station’s performance is economically sound and editorially responsive. The successful candidate must engage and lead a high-performing team and develop and execute the long-term vision of the station.  The position reports to the Executive Vice President, TEGNA Media Operations.


  • Responsible for overall success of the station, with full accountability for content, sales, brand and operations
  • 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
  • Recruits talent needed to achieve goals; develops skills of direct reports; builds a cohesive, accountable, and transformational team

Job Requirements

 Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, business or related field and strong performance in a senior management position with a multimedia company for 7+ years
  • Proven track record of successful leadership, innovation and goal achievement
  • Demonstrated mastery of planning, prioritizing and achieving financial and strategic objectives
  • Top-notch critical thinking skills and data-driven decision-making capability
  • 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
  • Experience building high-performing & diverse teams, developing staff, and fostering a culture of care & excellence
  • Effective communicator and inclusive leader who listens well, takes input from all levels, and creates a shared vision
  • Excellent judgment, role model, and community leader
  • Understanding of the ever-changing landscape of the media industry and forward-thinking approach to transforming business to serve today’s audience and advertisers

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 46 stations in 38 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and 32 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.


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About Us

THV11 (KTHV) is a news, weather, and information source in central Arkansas. Being a CBS affiliate, THV broadcasts several newscasts throughout the day as well as provides 24-hour news around the clock on our website and mobile platforms.

THV 11 is Arkansas’ “This is Home” station providing viewers with the most up-to-date, reliable news and severe weather information. Our approachable team is committed to community and connecting with Arkansans “Anytime-Anywhere” through mobile avenues, social networking and instant “breaking news” alerts.