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General Manager


Rockford, IL 04-13-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Nexstar Inc., America's largest local broadcasting company, is seeking an experienced and dynamic Vice President/General Manager to oversee its media properties in Rockford, Il, (DMA #139.) following the upcoming retirement of the current Vice President and General Manager, Kelly Lattimer on July 1, 2021. In this role, the Vice President/General Manager will have full oversight over Nexstar's operations at WQRF (FOX) and oversee its operational agreements with Mission Broadcasting providing services to WTVO (ABC/MyNet) through a JSA and SSA, as well as the station's digital, mobile and social media assets.

Nexstar serves the Rockford television market with more local news and special programming than any other station. Just two hours from downtown Chicago, Rockford is settled along the banks of the Rock River and the serene rolling green hills of Northern Illinois. The Rockford region offers all the amenities of a big city, but with a small-town feel. Nicknamed the Forest City, Rockford is home to the University of Illinois College of Medicine and 45 miles from Northern Illinois University. We are branded as ''Your Home Team'', and we live it every day with the market's most tenured news team. Combined, our stations produce nearly 40 hours of local news each week as well as unmatched digital delivery on www.mystateline.com. In addition to being the market leader in local news, we are known for our unique, locally-originated programming like Good Day Stateline, Stateline Quiz Bowl, Celebration of Freedom fireworks show, Veteran's Voices, The OT and Sounds of the Holidays. At Nexstar, every staff member of our Home Team is community-focused and excellence-driven to build strong partnerships, grow ratings and drive revenue.

Essential Duties and Requirements

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of five years of broadcast management experience at a commercial broadcast television station with accompanying digital assets. The right fit for this position will be a seasoned and knowledgeable professional who is a driven advocate of local broadcasting and digital service to the community in which they have previously served. This position requires a leader with exemplary strategic vision, focused execution, and a verified understanding of local outreach and thoughtful community involvement. In addition to having a proven track record of managing high-performing sales, and news teams, the successful candidate must be effective in collaborating with department heads, staff members and promoting teamwork within all areas of station operations, preferably with oversight of a large staff. The ability to engage local community leaders and develop long-term relationships with key station clients is essential.

If you are interested in joining the executive ranks of Nexstar Inc.'s operational leadership team, and making an impact in Rockford, IL, you are encouraged to apply online at www.nexstar.tv/careers/

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gp11q9-3-236-231-61-42 in your application.

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Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.