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President & General Manager at KING 5

President & General Manager

KING 5 Seattle, WA Full Time
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KING 5 Media Group, home of the TEGNA-owned NBC affiliate in Seattle, WA, is searching for a motivated and high-performing leader to serve as President & General Manager. KING 5, along with sister station KONG-TV, serves the greater Pacific Northwest audience with award-winning news and entertainment across a wide variety of platforms, and offers marketers an unmatched suite of products. As the leader of this multi-media operation, the President & General Manager, working with the leadership team, is accountable for developing and executing a strategic plan while achieving both short- and long-term business goals. The KING 5 general manager will help build on one of the nation’s most storied local news legacies, while also evolving the business to meet the demands of the audience and customers in the digital age. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of recruiting strong performers, building strong and collaborative cultures, achieving financial goals, and driving innovation. The position reports to the Senior Vice President, TEGNA Media Operations.


  • Overall success of the station, with full accountability for people, content, sales, brand and technical operations across all platforms
  • Develop short-term, intermediate and long-range revenue and audience strategies to grow market share and engagement across platforms
  • Design and deliver programming that drives ratings and revenue growth strategies to maximize profit opportunities within the core business and new businesses
  • Work directly with the sales organization and clients to provide custom marketing solutions, and to establish meaningful customer relationships
  • Develop and manage the annual budgets, including accurate forecasting
  • Identify and deliver opportunities to grow multi-platform content capabilities
  • Provide leadership in the greater Seattle community, and build relationships with advertisers and the audience
  • Define and execute the talent strategy for the station, including recruiting and succession planning for all roles
  • Develop skills of direct reports; build a cohesive and accountable leadership team
  • Improve profitability over time to ensure the business stays strong and well-positioned to serve the greater good of Seattle and surrounding communities



Skills & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, business, or related field and 7+ years of strong performance in a leadership position within a multimedia environment
  • Experience building high-performing & diverse teams, developing staff, and fostering a culture of care, excellence, and ownership
  • Proven track record of successful leadership, innovation, and goal achievement
  • Top-notch critical thinking skills, emotional intelligence, and data-driven decision-making
  • Excellent judgment, role model, and community leader
  • Demonstrated mastery of planning, prioritizing, and achieving financial goals and strategic objectives
  • Expertise in digital advertising strategies and regular use of digital platforms
  • Risk-taking, continuous improvement mentality; striving for new ways to win audience and grow the business
  • Effective communicator and inclusive leader who listens well, takes input from all levels, makes decisions with conviction, and creates a shared vision


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit [ Link removed ] - URL blocked - click to apply.


TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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