Location: Norfolk, VA
Reports to: Chief Operations Officer
This role acts as General Manager of WTKR-WGNT, CBS/CW, in the 45th largest market (NSI DMA rank). Responsibilities include creating and executing the strategic and operational plans, and exhibiting strong leadership skills inside and outside the station. The best candidate will ensure financial goals are met, will establish long-range goals and strategies that will result in the growth and long-term viability of the Company, and further the creative vision for local news content. Responsible for activities of all major station departments including: Sales, Digital Sales, Operations, Engineering, Regionalized MC, News, Finance, Creative Services, Traffic, Research, Programming, and Production.
The station operates under a Shared Services Agreement with Tribune Broadcasting, a major national broadcast group with that owns or provides management services to 42 local television stations reaching over 50 million households. Tribune Broadcasting also includes national entertainment network WGN America, available in approximately 73 million households, Chicago's WGN-AM, and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. As part of the Shared Services Agreement, this position will interact with the Tribune corporate staff and other Tribune station managers regarding many aspects of station operations. The position reports to the President & CEO of Dreamcatcher Broadcasting, LLC, which also operates WNEP-TV in the Wilkes Barre-Scranton market under a Shared Services Agreement with Tribune Broadcasting.
Department Heads of News, Sales, Creative, Finance, and Engineering will report to GM.
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