President / General Manager

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Ref#: 34055
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Studio City, CA, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).
Description:
KCBS2/KCAL9 TV, Los Angeles, has an immediate opening for a President/General Manager.  Possesses overall responsibility of growing the stations’ profitability. Oversees all station departments including news, sales, marketing, engineering, programming, and production.  Heavily involved with station’s sales efforts. Sets work ethic, tone and pace of the station. Predicts market trends and sets budgets and performance expectations.

Ensures the station is in compliance with all equal employment opportunity (EEO) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements.

Responsible for maintaining the station’s reputation and market image. Creates clear vision for the station and the blueprints for success that every staff member is expected to follow.

Creates and maintains relationships with advertisers and potential advertisers.  Committed to involving the station in community events and public affairs.
 
Qualifications:
Requirements:

•    Must be a strong leader with the ability to manage all aspects of the station. 
•    Significant relevant experience in broadcasting sales management or related required.
•    Bachelor’s degree in Sales, Marketing, Communications or related field preferred. 
•    Prior experience as a General Manager for a television station preferred.

Referral Instructions:

All qualified candidates must apply to the CBS Television Stations online Applicant Tracking System: www.cbsandyou.com (internal applicants) and www.cbscorporation.com external applicants). This is the only method in which applications will be accepted for open positions.

NO PHONE CALLS or EMAILS PLEASE.  Only qualified candidates considered for this position will be contacted for an interview.  We regret that we cannot accept phone calls or respond to individual inquiries. CBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of CBS to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability, veteran’s status, marital status, or height or weight and to conform to applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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