President & General Manager
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 9/16/2020

Job Description

KARE-11 the TEGNA owned NBC affiliate in Minneapolis, MN, 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 Executive Vice President, TEGNA Media Operations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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

 

Job Requirements

 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

 

 

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

 

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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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Job Type: Executive
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 9/16/2020

About Us

KARE is more than a TV station; KARE is a news and information center reaching more than 85% of the Twin Cities each week through broadcast, social media, online, mobile apps and events.

All of us are here for something greater than ourselves – the opportunity to serve the greater good of our communities. Day in and day out, you will find people dedicated to improving our communities with passion in advocacy, pride in community service and above all, excellence in journalism. And this excellence transcends our on-air coverage.