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Vice President / General Manager


Chicago, IL 07-01-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Nexstar Media Inc., America's largest local broadcasting company, is seeking a Vice President & General Manager to lead its media properties in Chicago, Illinois (DMA #3). The General Manager will have full oversight of WGN (Independent), as well as, and all other digital, mobile, and social media assets for the stations.

WGN will become an affiliate of The CW Network on September 1st, 2024.

WGN is Chicago's Very Own source for news and entertainment. The station has a rich and significant history in Chicago. From the very beginning, WGN has provided viewers with local news, hometown sports, and children's programming. WGN celebrated its 75th Anniversary of service to Chicago in 2023. Today, WGN produces more news and local programming than any other Chicago station and is actively involved in the community through its charitable arm WGN-TV Family Charities.

Chicago is an international hub for finance, culture, commerce, technology, and transportation. It's the third largest city in the country. It's home to 15 Fortune 500 Companies and 40 colleges and universities. Chicago has six professional sports teams. Millions of tourists visit Chicago each year to get a taste of The Windy City and experience the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, or Navy Pier just to name a few.

The ideal candidate for this role will utilize their proven skillsets and demonstrable experience in leading broadcast operational teams with sales-driven organizations, developing locally originated content, and commitment to community service to further propel our linear and digital audiences. Promoting a winning culture of teamwork within all station departments and prior success in maintaining a focus on operational efficiencies and growth in programming performance and new local revenue generation is required.

Essential Duties and Requirements

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of five years of management experience as a General Manager 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, and a proven history of audience growth. In addition, ideal candidates should possess a strong track record of revenue achievement, share growth and financial expense understanding. 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 and staff members, while 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 Media Inc. and making an impact in Chicago, Illinois, you are encouraged to apply online at

About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content across its television and digital platforms, including more than 310,000 hours of programming produced annually by its business units. Nexstar owns America's largest local television broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 US markets reaching 220 million people. Nexstar's national television properties include The CW, America's fifth major broadcast network, NewsNation, our national news network providing ''News for All America,'' popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network. The Company's portfolio of digital assets, including its local TV station websites, The Hill and, are collectively a Top 10 US digital news and information property. For more information, please visit

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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.