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Vice President/General Manager

logo Location:  Tampa FL
Control #:  109785T
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Tampa-St.Petersburg-Sarasota, FL//DMA #11 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. is looking for an experienced General Manager with a long history of success to lead its television and digital operations in Tampa, Florida. (DMA #11), Tampa is the home of a powerhouse, legacy NBC affiliate, WFLA-TV and a full power MyNet, WTTA-TV as well as one of the highest trafficked sites in Florida WLFA.com.

The Nexstar Tampa operations present a unique dynamic with the tandem stations producing more than 60 hours of local content each week, including one of the most popular lifestyle shows in Central Florida. The emphasis on high quality, relevant local content is producing consistent ratings growth in all news areas and other key dayparts while distinguishing WFLA as the clear-cut leader in serving the local communities of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. We will continue the trajectory as we seek the same focus and passion for locally produced content in our next General Manager hire.

Located along a destination coastline of the Florida Gulf, Tampa offers a diverse and vibrant economy, as well as boasting one of the fastest growing television markets in the country. Tampaís beachfront charm and southern hospitality, along with its exceptional quality of life, make it a desirable place to live and work. In addition, it offers a wide variety of educational, recreational and cultural amenities. Regarded as the business center of the state, Tampa also offers a well-rounded and wholesome lifestyle with a little something for everyone including a rare sports trifecta with three professional sports franchises, which include the NFL Tampa Bay Bucs, Tampa Bay Rays in the MLB and the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning. Notably, WFLA has partnerships with all three, including designation as the official broadcast station of the Tampa Bay Bucs.

This is a rare leadership opportunity to join one of the largest owned broadcast and digital companies in the industry and oversee unparalleled broadcast and digital operations as the next Vice President and General Manager of award winning WFLA, the reigning AP station of the year in Florida.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding track record of identifying new product, content and revenue generating opportunities in a top competitive market, as well as experience in building dynamic teams, collaborative programming concepts and a proven history of exceeding revenue, financial, market revenue share and audience goals along with outstanding accomplishments in linear and non-linear sales performance. Development of new forms of multi-platform and specifically digital portfolio expansion is essential and a minimum requirement to this role.

We seek a candidate with no less than 10 years of broadcast general management and demonstrable evidence of associated successes as noted herein.

Are you a leader with a hallmark of success in building high performance teams, inspiring and energizing others to perform at their highest level, all while achieving outstanding revenue and ratings development and increased bottom line profitability? If yes, then you should pursue with enthusiasm this rare job opening and forward your resume and a short biography regarding your professional history to:
Andy Alford
SVP and Regional Manager
Nexstar Broadcasting
200 S. Parker Street
Tampa, Florida 33606
Email to aalford@wfla.com

No phone calls please.

Nexstar Broadcasting Group 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. Nexstarís current portfolio and pro forma acquisitions include 170 television stations with a footprint in 46 states while reaching 39% of all US television households and providing community portal websites in all 100 markets in the station group.

Nexstar Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer. Posted 8/18/17.

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