Nexstar Media Inc is looking for a Vice President/General Manager to lead WCIA (CBS) and WCIX (MY) and digital operations in Champaign, Illinois DMA #90. Besides Champaign, the DMA also includes Springfield and Decatur which are both important economic cities. WCIA (CBS) is the market leading legacy news operation covering the Illinois state capital in Springfield and is also the decisive leader in serving the local community.
Champaign is a competitive market with nearly 345,000 TV households and four news-producing television stations. Several Fortune 500 companies have offices in Champaign including Abbott, Archer Daniels Midland, Caterpillar, Deere & Company, Dow Chemical, and IBM. Champaign is the home for The University of Illinois and Parkland College. The University of Illinois is a member of the NCAA division I which offers high level college football, basketball, and a variety of other sports. Geographically, Champaign is located just 135 miles south of Chicago, 124 miles west of Indianapolis, and 178 miles northeast of St. Louis.
For the right individual, this is an opportunity to join the largest station group in the industry and oversee a television station duopoly with a tremendous competitive position in the market. The individual also will oversee development of the station's digital and mobile platforms including WCIA.com, the top visited broadcast website in the market. It's an opportunity to identify new, creative opportunities and guide a local broadcast operation on an ever-rising trajectory to new heights.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated a hallmark of accomplishments in leading sales driven organizations and developing revenue across multiple platforms, as well as providing leadership by developing department heads and promoting teamwork within all station departments.
In addition, a track record of success in maintaining a focus on the bottom line, and a broad range of programming experience with an emphasis on localism is essential. We are looking for a stakeholder, someone who is engaging, promotes good citizenship and wants to make a positive impact on the community.
If you are driven by a determination to succeed, have a tireless work ethic, as well as a commitment towards creative, successful revenue generation and engaged in serving the community, then apply online at www.nexstar.tv.
Nexstar Media Inc is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar's current portfolio and pro forma acquisitions include 199 television stations and over 100 community portal websites located in 40 states, reaching 63% of US television households.
Nexstar Media Inc is an equal opportunity employer.
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