Vice President/ General Manager
Nexstar Media Inc, America’s largest local broadcasting company, is seeking an experienced Vice President/General Manager to oversee its media properties in Savannah, Georgia-DMA #91. The General Manager will have full oversight of WSAV which broadcasts programming from NBC, the CW, My Network TV/CourtTV, and Laff networks, along with all associated digital properties.
WSAV provides 34 hours of locally produced programming a week, as well as top rated syndicated programming and locally produced sports and entertainment content. The WSAV News 3 On Your Side team has been honored with Regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a national Murrow. This is a team dedicated to local coverage. The station is deeply involved in local events and helps local businesses grow by offering specific services to help each group flourish. The Savannah-Hilton Head television market serves 20 counties in Georgia and South Carolina.
Savannah is known for its southern charm, cobblestone streets, parks along the historic streets, and notable architecture. Millions of tourists visit each year making the city’s tourism and hospitality industry one of the largest economic drivers in the city. Savannah is also home to one of the busiest container ports in the country. Gulfstream, one of the largest jet manufacturers in the world, is the city’s largest employer with more than 10k employees. With its mild winters and low cost of living, it’s a great place to call home.
For the right individual, this is an opportunity to join the largest broadcast group in the industry and oversee a television station duopoly with a tremendous competitive position in the market. The ideal candidate will also oversee development of the station’s digital and mobile platforms including WSAV.com, one of the top visited broadcast website in the market. It’s an opportunity to identify new, creative opportunities and guide our community focused local broadcast operation to strengthen partnerships, grow ratings and drive revenue.
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.
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.
If you are interested in joining the executive ranks of the Nexstar Media Inc operational leadership team, and making an impact in Savannah, Georgia, you are encouraged to apply online at www.nexstar.tv/careers/
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