Talk about a great moment. Picture this: LAUREN RIDGLEY is on vacation in Italy. Sure, that’s a great moment, but that’s not THE great moment in question. OK, on vacation in Italy and the phone rings. It’s the states. It’s a company you had interviewed with and want to work for. So there you are on vacation in Italy and the company you want to work for calls and hires you. Wahoo! That’s the moment we’re talking about and now Lauren is on her way to be Creative Services Director at Hearst’s WISN in Milwaukee. Come October 2, she’ll be checking out the colorful foliage in Wisconsin after watching the leaves turn in Denver, where she’s been Promotion Manager for CBS’ KCNC. The Oregon native is no stranger to Cream City (that’s its nickname) – her brother in law is from there and Ms. Lauren has spent time there and has friends already in place. A football fan, she even has the perquisite green and yellow wardrobe that the Green Bay Packers sport, since that’s the color combo of her alma mater Oregon Ducks. A great big Well Dunne! Lauren.
And yes, her slot is open in Denver, for all you Broncos and ski fans. And yes, she is looking for a writer producer at WISN.
Speaking of open slots, CSD BOB ST CHARLES sent this along from Orlando. Consider it a really great Job Alert! But do NOT call Bob. WFTV Channel 9 and WRDQ TV 27 are looking for a Promotion Manager that has the talent and ability to win. We need someone that knows their way around a great image spot; can choose the perfect words for sweeps promos; ask a reporter the right questions for a perfect topical angle and, under the leadership of the Creative Services Director, run the day-to-day operation of a motivated department.
Responsibilities include: Be prepared to write, shoot and edit while managing the execution of research based, daily topical processes and production; supervise, train, and lead promotion writer/producers; manage log inventory and placement; act as liaison with ABC & syndicators regarding promotion; and work closely with other departments to execute promotion and marketing commitments.
Qualified applicants will have at least five years of experience as a writer/producer, with demonstrated success in executing daily topical promotion. Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully interact with all departments. Your relationship with our news department will be instrumental to our success. Please send your resume and reel to Bob St.Charles, Creative Services Director WFTV / WRDQ 490 E. South Street Orlando, FL 32801 Bob.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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