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General Manager - NWB in Spokane, WA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 1/20/2022

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Job Summary

KAYU-TV (FOX/MyNetwork), KCCF-TV and KFFX-TV (FOX/Telemundo) stations under Cox Media Group are seeking a VP/GENERAL MANAGER to manage both the Spokane, WA and Yakima-Tri Cities, WA DMAs.  This opportunity is ideal for someone with a successful broadcast management background who wants to put his/her skill set to work running a successful television operation with autonomy, creativity, and hard work.  Position directly oversees sales, marketing, programming, and operations.

Ideal candidates will be aggressive, knowledgeable, and goal-oriented individuals who are also capable of driving revenue, building winning teams, building a community-oriented and quality product, and are capable of handling multiple tasks.   Strong decision making skills, organization, communications, and time management skills are a must.  Proven track record of leadership and successful experiences in a competitive television environment required.  Sales management experience required.  Some General Manager experience preferred.

Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven success in broadcast management.
  • Proven revenue/profit generator.
  • Proven team leader with the ability to motivate, train, and deliver results.
  • Proven ability to identify and acquire quality management and employees.
  • Proven ability to structure staff/operations to maximize strengths.
  • Analytical ability to utilize market analysis, ratings research, and other information to enhance station efforts.
  • Ability to effectively strategize, build and execute station plans across all operations within the station.
  • Ability to forecast and budget.
  • Ability to effectively price and control inventory.
  • Knowledge of broadcast policies, regulations and ethics.
  • Reliable, self-motivated, positive, high energy individual.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and other computer applications.
  • Reliable, self-starter, and driven individual.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred, but not required. 
  • A minimum of 3 years broadcast management experience required as a Director of Sales.  Previous GM experience preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and good driving record.

 

 

What we look for

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Obtaining station profit goals.
  • Responsible for management of revenue generation efforts utilizing both traditional and new media.   
  • Effective inventory control and pricing.
  • Effectively strategize, build, and execute station operation plans.
  • Responsible for building and executing station operations budgets.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of station management/staff.
  • Responsible for holding management/staff members accountable to daily job requirements.
  • Identify and acquire quality personnel.
  • Train, coach, debrief and develop managers/staff members.
  • Structure staff to maximize strengths.
  • Highly visibility within the community, to advertisers and viewers alike. 
  • Responsible for ensuring superior relations with staff, clients, and others in the community.
  • Insure stations are compliant with all FCC regulations.

If you wish to work for a company that rewards excellence and you are a motivated, goal-oriented self-starter, please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to becky.swan@cmg.com.  No phone calls please.    

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