CBS Corporation General Manager in West Sacramento, California

General Manager

REF#: 31620

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: West Sacramento, CA


CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).


Possesses overall responsibility of growing the stations’ profitability.

Oversees all station departments including news, sales, marketing, engineering, programming, production and community affairs.

Heavily involved with all departments working closely with department heads to optimize station performance.

Sets work ethic, tone and pace of the station.

Predicts market trends and sets budgets and performance expectations.

Ensures the station is in compliance with all equal employment opportunity (EEO) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements.

Responsible for maintaining the station’s reputation and market image.

Creates clear vision for the station and the blueprints for success that every staff member is expected to follow.

Creates and maintains relationships with advertisers and potential advertisers.

Committed to involving the station in community events and public affairs.



Must be a strong leader with the ability to manage all aspects of the station.

Significant relevant experience in broadcasting sales management, news or related required.

Ideal candidate will possess excellent news judgment.

Bachelor’s degree in Management, Communications, or related field preferred

Prior experience as a General Manager for a television station preferred.



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