Vice President - General Manager (WNYT-TV)

Job Overview:  Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. is looking for an experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of success in leading television and digital operations. This position requires an effective leader for NewsChannel 13, the NBC affiliate located in Albany, NY, serving the Capital Region. The General Manager will be responsible for leading with integrity, articulating a cohesive vision, innovating through creativity, and collaboratively executing to ensure the station’s performance is economically sound and editorially responsive. The successful candidate must engage and lead a high-performing team in a fast-evolving, multi-platform world and develop and execute the long-term vision of the station. The General Manager has full local control and autonomy to make decisions that impact the station’s success. This position reports directly to the President of Hubbard Television Group.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall success of the station, with full local control and accountability for news, digital, programming, sales, operations, and financial results. Establish station objectives in conjunction with Hubbard's goals and philosophy and determine strategies for execution. Identify and deliver opportunities to grow multi-platform content and distribution capabilities including the growing digital business.
  • Provide leadership and build relationships in the community, maintain and develop an image in viewer communities (public relations and public affairs) and build consistent customer client value.
  • Responsible for ensuring all FCC licensing requirements are met and maintained.
  • Develop short, intermediate, and long-range market strategies and plans which enhance the product and produce real results for a growing base of customers/clients. Drive sales through coaching and inspiring others to hit their goals.
  • Lead through innovation and adapt to changing situations quickly and easily.
  • Recruit, retain, and develop top talent through leadership, active engagement, communication, and collaboration.
  • Lead department heads and oversee their individual performance within an efficient and effective organizational structure. Responsible for programing all day parts and all local content in station-produced newscasts and platforms.
  • Set a budget with corporate approval; develop and manage the annual budget, including providing accurate forecasting and performance. Ensure revenue and expense goals are assigned, managed, monitored, and correctly executed to achieve benchmarks.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

 

Qualification:

  • Must have demonstrated strong traditional broadcast television management experience and acumen; 3 years broadcast experience as a
  • General Manager, News Director, or Sales Director preferred.
  • Proven leadership ability required with successful experience molding and leading a team. Demonstrated innovative leadership, communication, and staff development skills with a history of successful leadership, innovation, and goal achievement in a multimedia company.
  • Must be fluent in business financial reports, managing costs, building a profitable business, and able to direct actions for their achievements.
  • Must have ability and experience in thinking independently, analyzing, and solving problems; must excel at establishing and balancing priorities and seeking efficiencies in operations.
  • Must be goal-oriented with a strong focus on business performance and building a base of consistent new customers through in-the-field execution with or through the Sales team.
  • Must have a broad-based knowledge of television station operations including FCC regulations and license fulfillment requirements.
  • Must have strong budgeting skills, demonstrating creative use of available resources and proven planning, prioritizing, and achievement of financial and strategic objectives.
  • Willingness to tirelessly invest time & effort in community leadership as a positive representative of the station.

This position is subject to pre-employment criminal and consumer financial history background checks. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

 

 Requisition #:  21-1408

 

EEO Statement:          We are an equal opportunity employer.