President & General Manager

President & General Manager




WHAS11, the TEGNA-owned ABC affiliate in Louisville, KY, is searching for a motivated and high-performing strategic leader to serve as President & General Manager.



WHAS11 delivers news and entertainment across a wide variety of platforms. 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, building strong 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 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 WHAS11 is positioned as a leader 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.
  • Works directly with the sales organization and clients to provide successful customer solutions.
  • Develop and manage the annual budgets, including accurate forecasting.
  • Identifies and delivers opportunities to grow multi-platform content and distribution capabilities
  • Provide leadership in the Louisville community and build relationships with staff, advertisers and viewers.
  • Define talent strategy for station; recruit strong performers, identify and fill talent gaps.
  • Develop and coach direct reports to build a strong culture of collaboration and accountability.

Skills & Experience Required:

  • 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.
  • Passion for inspiring others to do extraordinary things.
  • 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


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