Nexstar Media Group, Inc. seeks an experienced television professional to serve as Vice President & General Manager of WTEN-TV (ABC) with oversight of WXXA-TV (FOX) through a local services agreement with Shield Media, Inc. and all affiliated digital, mobile and social assets associated with news10.com in the Albany-Schenectady, Troy DMA (#59).
WTEN-TV serves 14 counties across the states of New York, Massachusetts and Vermont. Albany is the capital of New York State, situated on the banks of the Hudson River located approximately 150 miles north of New York City and 170 miles west of Boston. The Albany area is home to many local colleges and universities, including, but not limited to The University of Albany, Siena College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, The College of St. Rose, and Skidmore College. Just north of Albany is Saratoga Springs, the home of The Saratoga National Thoroughbred Race Course, one of the most popular race tracks in the country. Albany also offers various museums, gardens, libraries and an abundance of outdoor activities like skiing, golfing, and boating on Lake George, one the premier lakes in the country.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Ideal candidates will be professional, driven advocates of local broadcasting with proven success in leading revenue, ratings and digital metrics. This job will require a person with creative vision who can execute big events, out-of-the-box revenue ideas and an understanding of how to be hyper-local and a thoughtful community leader. Applicants should have strong leadership skills and be effective in collaborating with department heads and promoting teamwork within all areas of the station’s operations. They should have demonstrated success in leading sales-driven organizations and developing revenue streams across multiple media platforms. An ability to engage local community leaders and develop long-term relationships with key station clients will round out the best candidates.
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