Morgan Murphy Media, a privately-held broadcast group, has rare openings for a general manager and news director at its Madison and La Crosse, Wis., TV stations. Morgan Murphy is committed to quality journalism, and has won five national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the RTDNA in the past four years, including the top prize for overall excellence in 2016.
Morgan Murphy Media, a privately-held broadcast group, has rare openings for a general manager and news director at its Madison and La Crosse, Wis., TV stations. The group says it is “committed to quality journalism. We’ve been honored to win five national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the RTDNA in the past four years, including the top prize for overall excellence in 2016. We are searching for someone that expects excellence.”
Morgan Murphy Media is seeking an experienced broadcasting professional for what it calls “an exciting and rare general manager opportunity” to lead its broadcast and digital operations in La Crosse (DMA 129). The GM will have full oversight of its CBS-MNT affiliateWKBT local news site News8000.com and digital agency, Phase 3 Digital. It says: “This is a unique opportunity to join a thriving, privately held broadcast group and duties include oversight of an exceptional operation with an experienced, dedicated, talented staff and state-of-the-art broadcast and digital facilities.”
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La Crosse sits on the border between western Wisconsin and Minnesota, lying alongside the Mississippi River and the shores of Lake Onalaska. La Crosse, the largest city on Wisconsin’s western border is the county seat of La Crosse County. La Crosse is home to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College. A regional technology and medical hub, La Crosse has received high rankings from magazines in health, well-being, quality of life and education.
From arts and culture to regional festivals, consignment shops, and an abundance of outdoor recreation, it’s easy to see why La Crosse is a popular area among college students and young professionals. The area also boasts a rich nightlife, with a large range of bars, saloons, and taverns to choose from on any given evening.
Riverboats depart from Riverside Park, where the International Friendship Gardens feature landscape styles from around the world. The Riverside Museum traces the city’s history. As of 2014, there were 102 boathouses within the city of La Crosse.
Three rivers and the beautiful bluffs surrounding make La Crosse County the perfect outdoor recreation area. You can kayak, fish, or just cruise the Mississippi, and Hixon Forest is full of trails for hiking and biking. Work on your short game at any of the six area golf courses, or in winter, enjoy some of the region’s best downhill and cross-country skiing.
Morgan Murphy Media also is looking for a news director to lead News 3 Now/WISC Madison, Wis. (DMA 81), the flagship of the family-owned company.
According to the company: “There have been four news directors at this station in the past 42 years, so this opportunity doesn’t come along very often. We are looking for someone to break the mold and connect with local audiences in a new way. We produce 40 hours of television news a week and embrace coverage through our app, social, web site, and streaming video channels resulting in a digital leadership position in the market. The right candidate will have a proven track record of audience growth and understand how to build emerging platforms.”
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Against a backdrop of high-tech businesses and acclaimed academic institutions, Madison exudes the casual, down-to-earth feel you’d expect in the capital of America’s Dairyland, according to U. S. News & World Report, which declared the city as the 12th Best Places to Live.
On a given night, Madisonians can dine on food prepared by award-winning chefs and take in performances by national and international musicians and actors. The next morning, Madisonians can buy produce, meats and baked goods at the Dane County Farmers Market, often grabbing breakfast and coffee there, or at hot spots like Marigold Kitchen and Michelangelo’s Coffee House.
A hotbed of the health care, information technology and manufacturing industries, Madison has steadily welcomed new residents over the past decade and is growing to accommodate and entertain these transplants. Developers are quickly erecting mixed-use luxury housing with ground floors occupied by trendy restaurants and coffee shops. Options for fine dining, microbrews and craft cocktails in Madison are constantly expanding.
As in New York City, it is somewhat rare to encounter a native Madisonian. Some who have relocated attended UW-Madison and never left. Others relocated to Madison for work. Nevertheless, the small-town vibe of Madison shines through.
Madisonians who live near the city center often prefer to walk and bike when possible, which is easy in the region’s pedestrian- and cycle-friendly downtown. Those who live outside the city proper usually commute by car.
Home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as Edgewood College and Madison Area Technical College, Madison is among the most educated metro areas in the country. More than 95 percent of residents older than 25 have graduated from high school.
The meidian cost of a home is $250,000 while monthly apartment rent is about $960.