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Walt Disney Television President & General Manager (KTRK) in Houston, Texas

The President and General Manager of KTRK Television, an ABC Owned Television Station (ABCOTV), is responsible for building the dominant local media brand and business in the greater Houston area, managing the strategies and teams that will drive audience and revenue growth across platforms.

This executive will be at the center of ABC OTV’s future success in the greater Houston area, upholding our commitment to quality journalism and the communities we serve while driving modernization across the organization and maintaining a dynamic culture that embraces change and innovation.

The General Manager of KTRK TV will have a clear vision for the future of our local business with the capability of communicating and executing that vision via hands-on leadership, optimism, strategic risk-taking and focused metrics of success. He/she will be a creative thinker who generates new ideas and understands how to maximize brands and resources to achieve market leadership.

This executive will also work directly with the ABC OTV leadership, other businesses within the Disney ABC Television Group and TWDC to drive collective growth and success.

Responsibilities :

  • Directs and manage the overall operations of KTRK TV to meet or exceed KPIs including established goals/objectives in ratings, audience, video, sales/revenue, market share, profit and operating income.

  • Oversee and evolve the KTRK TV brand to maximize its impact, relevancy and connection with local audiences.

  • In collaboration with appropriate executives, develop and implement a content strategy that attracts and engages audiences across platforms.

  • Work with General Sales leadership and sales teams to develop/implement strategic goals that meet/exceed local advertising budgets/forecasts and monetize audiences across all platforms.

  • Drive business and partnership development efforts to drive modernization and further group goals.

  • Continue to identify more effective and efficient approaches to operations and processes throughout the organization.

  • Represent KTRK TV to key client accounts and in the community; develop and maintain strong relationships with community leaders.

  • Seek out opportunities to contribute to the local market area for the betterment of the community.

  • Recruit, develop, and retain a strong leadership team; provide guidance and coaching to maximize their performance and accelerate their professional growth.

  • Champion data and analytics to drive multi-platform content, product and platform optimization as well as accountability across the organization

  • Execute all corporate policies/objectives while maintaining the highest level of ethics and industry standards.

  • Establish and maintain an atmosphere that promotes open communication, respect for others and excellence

  • Collaborate with other parts of ABC OTV, the Disney ABC Television Group and The Walt Disney Company to advance the group’s interests and leverage the group’s assets.

Basic Qualifications :

  • A successful track record leading and evolving a local broadcast station or local news organization that delivers compelling and successful content on multiple viewing platforms.

  • A leadership approach that fosters collaboration and innovation.

  • Ability to recognize, create and communicate priorities, strategies as well as market opportunities and challenges to drive growth and performance improvement.

  • Attention to detail, project management skills, and the ability to effectively lead and manage in a dynamic and challenging environment

  • Experience managing budgeting processes and strategic planning

  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills.

  • Legal understanding of FCC rules and regulations

  • Experience working with unions and contract negotiations

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline is required.

Job ID: 662559BR

Location: Houston,Texas

Job Posting Company: Media Networks

ABC Cable Networks Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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