Chief Executive Officer

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  • Reports to the Board of Nine Network and is the top executive leader of Nine Network. ​
  • Leads and directs overall planning with the board; carries out Board-approved strategy and promotes accomplishment of annual goals.​
  • The CEO oversees staff management, financial, event, development, and overall operations.​
  • Responsible for the financial stability and growth of the organization. ​
  • Facilitates the operation of the Board of Directors.​
  • Assures organizational compliance with Board-established policy.​
  • Fosters culture desired by the Board of Directors. ​
  • Represents the organization in the communities served and assumes a leadership role in the civic matters of the broader community. ​
  • Establish partnerships that are good for public media in St. Louis and the surrounding region. ​
  • Ensure Nine Network maintains its strong connection to national organizations involved in public media, particularly PBS. ​
  • Maintains personal reputation as an ethical, trusted leader recognizing the importance of trust within the community as it relates to Nine Network. ​
  • The role is located in St. Louis, MO. ​​

Competencies (Required)

  • A passion for public television, public media, and the mission/vision of the organization.​
  • Track record of successfully leading high-performance organizations of comparable or larger size and complexity. ​
  • Successful general management and P&L responsibility. ​
  • A strategic thinker with successful experience devising, developing, and implementing strategic plans. ​
  • Experience working with or in non-profit organizations. ​
  • Experience serving on or working with boards. ​
  • An effective public speaker with a proven track record of being an effective external presence for an organization, including public speaking, thought leadership, and other activities. ​
  • An individual who can be culture fit with and culture contributor to a community-minded and public-focused non-profit organization. 

Competencies (Desirable)

  • A personal connection to and/or an understanding of the St. Louis region. ​
  • Familiarity with and/or experience working in media organizations that create and distribute content, particularly television, video, and digital products. ​
  • Experience with non-profit fundraising, including individual and institutional development as well as grant processes. ​
  • Experience with and expertise about the ongoing transformation of the media business, including the proliferation of digital platforms and evolving audiences and use cases. 

Early Goals (1st six months)

  • Establish effective working relationships with the board, staff, key donors, partners, and community stakeholders. ​
  • Develop a deep understanding of the strategic plan and report findings and potential revisions to the board. ​
  • Develop short-term and longer-term financial goals and a plan to achieve sustainable results. ​
  • Form a point of view about key community partnerships and opportunities and report to the board. ​
  • Become intimately familiar with Nine Network’s daily financial and operational status as well as leadership and staff, identifying strengths and opportunities in a report to the board. ​
  • Ensure Nine Network’s relationships with national public media organizations remain strong and develop a point of view about future opportunities. ​
  • Working with the board chair and other board members, develop a point of view about opportunities for board development. 

Nine Network is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information, please contact:

Keith McAllister
Partner, SRI
O:  +1 212-471-5006
M: +1 646-732-3175

Kayla Rowen
Executive Assistant, SRI
O: +1 212-471-5012
M: +1 605-430-6480