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DESERET DIGITAL MEDIA General Manager, KSL.com in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Our company is committed to being trusted voices of light and truth reaching hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Deseret Digital Media (DDM) is the home of the mildly addictive KSL.com, along with Utah.com, SeniorLeaf.com and theMemories.com. DDM is seeking a seasoned, dynamic, smart, talented, and experienced individual to join the leadership team as General Manager of KSL.com News. The person selected will have an integral role in the growth, reach and dominance of KSL.com News as the preferred provider of digital news in our targeted geography. This position reports directly to the president of DDM. The General Manager of KSL.com News oversees all strategic, content and business operations for the news side of the KSL.com website and apps. This position is responsible for aligning all news-related initiatives with the owner's and DDM's strategic priorities, formulating and executing an overall news strategy, managing people, and establishing policies governing news content. The person selected to fill this role should also be motivated by the Deseret Management Corporation (DMC) mission. Additionally, the successful candidate will be a thoughtful people leader, a confident decision-maker, will develop excellent interpersonal relationships with all members of the DDM leadership team, the affiliated news leadership teams, and leaders across the parent company, DMC. Job Duties and Responsibilities: *Create and lead the strategic vision for the KSL.com News product by setting and achieving goals for growth of the number of users, page views and improvement in content quality and alignment *Serve as a member of the DDM leadership team and contribute to the overall strategic direction and success of DDM *Understand and value the priorities of our owner *Work productively with affiliated news operations within the DMC family of companies *Build company image by collaborating with internal, affiliated news entities, government entities, community organizations, other external partners and our employees *Ensure ethical business practices and manage ongoing initiatives with regard to internal and external public relations, content production, and content syndication *Establish and achieve departmental goals and objectives, both journalistic and business-focused *Maintain budgets and optimize expenses to ensure overall profitability *Identify areas of improvement, present analyses, and recommend plans to meet objectives *Stay abreast of new trends and best practices in the technology landscape, working closely with the KSL.com News Director to ensure the news team is up to date with the latest industry standards *Represent the news organization agenda in leadership and staff meetings and when making human capital decisions *Provide solutions to issues (e.g. employee conflicts, budgetary requirements, etc.) *Lead and mentor other KSL.com News team members *Encourage and advocate for employees' professional development *Take the initiative in thought leadership, innovation and creativity *Work closely with other DDM departments *Lead and manage a department of 35 full- and part-time individuals Required Capabilities: *Proven experience as a General Manager or similar executive role *Excellent and demonstrated content and journalistic judgement *Strong product focus and audience understanding *Experience in strategic planning and budgeting *Knowledge of business processes and functions (e.g. finance, HR, operations, etc.) *Proven experience in innovative change management *Hands on experience with complex project management *Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills *Excellent organizational and leadership skills *Strong analytical abilities *Proactive problem solver Education and Experience: *Bachelor's Degree in Business, Communications, Journalism or a similar field and a graduate degree in a similar field is preferred *At least 10 years of experience in a digital business or online med

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