Job Description:

For more than six decades, WXXI has been the foundational educational resource for children and adults in Greater Rochester. It serves eleven surrounding counties, is the region’s most trusted media partner and independent cinema, and serves the community using a wide range of programming and engagement activities. As a PBS and NPR partner and owner/operator of CITY Magazine and The Little Theatre, WXXI brings a variety of media and culture to the Western New York area.

For more information, please visit About WXXI.

About the Opportunity:

WXXI is launching the search for a new President and CEO to succeed Norm Silverstein who will be retiring after 28 years of distinguished service. This is clearly a significant inflection point for the organization as it seeks to recruit a leader to succeed a long-tenured, highly regarded, and successful leader. Please refer to Norm Silverstein’s retirement announcement here.

The next CEO will have the opportunity to lead the next trans-formative phase of WXXI’s work as it navigates the fast-changing media landscape. As WXXI seeks to expand the myriad of ways in which it engages Rochester and the Finger Lakes region, the new President and CEO will provide a solid bedrock of visionary leadership that builds on WXXI’s 66-year legacy and will ensure that WXXI stays at the forefront of public media regionally and nationally. This leader will endeavor to continue programming excellence, lead the development of existing and emerging digital platforms, spearhead robust fundraising and development initiatives, and maintain fiscally sound and thoughtfully led operations.


The full position description can be viewed and downloaded through this LINK.

WXXI President and CEO Position Description - March 2024 by SMS Executive Search - Issuu


Job Location: 
Rochester, NY
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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