Full Time Job

VP General Manager

CBS Television Stations

Denver, CO 07-12-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Compensation and Benefits include: Base Salary ($300,000 - $325,000/year depending on experience) and eligibility for Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) Plan, Life Insurance Coverage, Disability Benefits, Tuition Assistance Program, PTO.

The Vice President/General Manager of KCNC and CBSN Denver will be responsible for leading the stations in the Denver market and running the strategies and teams that drive audience and growth. This executive will be at the center of CBS Denver's future success, upholding our dedication to quality journalism and the communities we serve while driving modernization across the organization, prioritizing an adaptable and broad culture that adopts change and innovation. The Vice President/General Manager will have a clear vision for the future of KCNC with the capability of communicating and executing that vision via hands-on leadership, optimism, strategic risk-taking and focused metrics of success.

He or she will be a creative problem solver who generates new ideas and understands how to improve resources to achieve market leadership. This includes developing strategies which evolve CBS Denver from not only being the place to go for breaking news, but also where consumers can expect to find localized high quality, high impact journalism and content – across broadcast, digital and OTT. This executive will also work directly with CBS Corporate leadership, to drive collective growth and success.
Overview & Responsibilities
• Build clear vision for the station and the blueprints for success that every staff member is expected to follow.
• Direct and manage the overall operations to get results including established goals/objectives in ratings, audience, sales/revenue, market share, profit and operating income.
• Oversee and evolve the station to maximize its impact, relevancy and connection with local audiences, with focus on the continued evolution of digital/streaming platforms.
• Predict market trends and set budgets and performance expectations.
• Oversee all station departments including news, sales, marketing, engineering, programming and production.
• Lead a premium multi-platform news organization including a vast and diverse team of talent across many roles and disciplines. Oversight of the station's broadcast and 24/7 streaming service, including quality/technical requirements.
• Identify effective and efficient approaches to operations and processes throughout the organization.
• Represent the station in the community; develop and maintain strong relationships with community leaders. Seek out opportunities to contribute to the local market area for the betterment of the community.
• Recruit, develop, and retain a strong leadership team; provide guidance and coaching to maximize their performance and accelerate their professional growth.
• Execute all corporate policies/objectives while maintaining the highest level of ethics and industry standards. Establish and maintain an innovative and highly collaborative culture atmosphere that promotes open communication, respect for others and excellence.
• Create a diverse, collaborative, and balanced work environment.
• Ensure the station is following and in compliance with all equal employment opportunity (EEO) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements.

Basic Qualifications
• Proven experience leading a local broadcast station or news organization. The ability to effectively lead and manage in a dynamic and challenging environment. Forward-thinking and skilled in digital changes, sources and emerging trends.
• A participative leadership approach that fosters collaboration and innovation. Ability to recognize, create and communicate priorities, strategies, market opportunities and challenges to drive growth and performance improvement.
• Attention to detail and project management skills. Strong written, verbal and presentation skills.
• Experience managing budgeting processes and strategic planning.
• Legal understanding of FCC rules and regulations.
• Must be a strong leader with the ability to manage all aspects of the station. Significant relevant experience in broadcasting sales management or related required.
• Bachelor's degree in Sales, Marketing, Communications, or related field preferred.

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d870b9-18-232-179-37-42 in your application.