Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Radio, the Vice President/General Manager will provide leadership in the planning, organizing and managing of all station related issues.
This role will be responsible for continually improving service to the many customer bases and maintaining an engaging, diverse and inclusive work environment while achieving optimum cluster performance, ratings, sales, increasing revenue, market share, profits and profit margins, while upholding the core values of the company.
Ideally, the candidate will have a track record of success in a matrixed and collaborative organization amidst a complex and changing business environment along with a proven track record of success in managing talented leaders, growing revenues, growing ratings, controlling expenses, driving profit in an engaging highly accountable workplace.
year one Critical success Factors
Building positive and trusting relationships internally and externally; seen as a true business leader who adds value and aligns the station with business goals and outcomes; is trusted and respected for not only their technical competence, but also business judgment; and has earned the confidence and trust of the market and CMG leadership team, and key business partners.
Provides leadership and coaching to a talented leadership team helping them to excel in their roles and careers; sets high standards and performance expectations; operates as a player/coach; has a passion for mentoring, developing and growing talent.
Developing and leading the strategy and execution of an overall cohesive, business operations approach that delivers consistent and integrated value to all key stakeholders; orchestrating the planning and implementation of the business strategy, while seeking to employ a functional “best practices” philosophy to collaborate and integrate across the enterprise.
ongoing key leadership characteristics
Building, leveraging and maintaining relationships within and across work groups.
Using one’s knowledge of economic, financial, market and industry trends to understand and improve individual, work group and/or organizational results; using one’s understanding of major business functions, industry trends and own organization’s position to contribute to effective business strategies and/or tactics.
Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities by gathering, analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action that is consistent with available facts and constraints and optimizes probable consequences.
Establish Strategic Direction
Establishing and committing to a long-term business direction based on an analysis of systemic
information and consideration of resources, market drivers, organizational values, and emerging
economic, technological and regulatory conditions.
Using effective involvement and persuasion strategies to gain acceptance of ideas and commitment to actions that support specific work outcomes.
Using appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to build, motivate and guide a cohesive team to complete team goals.