President & General Manager

Date Posted: 9/10/2019

Job Description

13News Now/WVEC, a TEGNA owned ABC affiliate in the nation’s 44th ranked market, in Norfolk, VA is searching for a motivated and top 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 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 Senior Vice President, TEGNA Media Ops.


  • 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
  • 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 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 advertiser



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 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 approximately 30 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 also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. 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

13News Now (WVEC) is made up of storytellers, innovators, content creators, and idea generators. We stand for passion: passion for our people, passion in our product, and, above all, passion in our community. We value honesty, accuracy, and solutions. We serve as the local ABC affiliate for Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina. We strive for interaction with our audience and constantly are working on our presentation so that you have the best experience when consuming our products. Whether on air, online, or on the go, we are everywhere you go. Digitally we lead the market by more than a million actions over our nearest competitor. We invite you to join the conversation with us and help us tell the Stories of Now.