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President & General Manager at WTLV/WJXX - First Coast News

President & General Manager

WTLV/WJXX - First Coast News Jacksonville, FL Full-Time
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First Coast News, the TEGNA-owned NBC/ABC duopoly in Jacksonville, FL is searching for a motivated and high-performing strategic leader to serve as the next President & General Manager. WTLV and WJXX deliver news and entertainment across a wide variety of platforms, serving the communities of the First Coast. 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 responsive to the operation’s long-term vision. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of recruiting strong performers, nurturing the careers of new journalists, building strong collaborative cultures, achieving financial goals, and driving innovation. The position reports to the Senior Vice President, TEGNA Media Operations and operates out of Jacksonville, FL.


  • Overall success of the station, with full accountability for content, sales, brand and operations across all platforms.
  • Develop short, intermediate, and long-range revenue and audience strategies to grow market share and engagement across platforms.
  • Define and execute the station’s vision and strategy to ensure WTLV and WJXX are positioned as leaders in the market.
  • Be the cross functional leader across news, marketing, sales and engineering to ensure business execution excellence.
  • Maximize profit opportunities with core business and digital business by designing and delivering programming that drives ratings and revenue growth.
  • Work directly with the sales organization and clients to provide successful customer solutions.
  • Develop and manage the annual budgets, including accurate forecasting.
  • Identify and deliver opportunities to grow multi-platform content and distribution capabilities.
  • Provide leadership in the First Coast community and build relationships with staff, advertisers and viewers.
  • Define talent strategy for station; recruit and retain strong leaders and memorable talent that represent diverse local communities.
  • Develop and coach direct reports to build a strong culture of collaboration and accountability.
  • Ensure high-potential talent for critical roles are prepared to lead the organization in the future.

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, business or related field and 7+ years of strong performance in a leadership position with a multimedia company.
  • Experience building high-performing & diverse teams, developing staff and fostering a culture of excellence and ownership.
  • Proven track record of successful leadership, innovation and goal achievement.
  • Embrace and lead through uncertainty and change to position your team for success.
  • Top-notch critical thinking skills and data-driven decision-making capability.
  • Excellent judgment, role model and community leader.
  • Mastery of planning, prioritizing and achieving financial and strategic objectives.
  • Expertise in digital advertising strategies and regular use of digital platforms.
  • Learning agility, risk-taking and growth mentality; driven to discover new ways to win audience and grow business.
  • Effective communicator and inclusive leader who listens well, takes input from all levels 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 63 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, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit



TEGNA requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus.


EEO statement:

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. TEGNA complies with all applicable laws related to accommodations.

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Jacksonville, FL

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