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June 20, 2012

Jun 19, 2012 by     Comments Off on June 20, 2012    Posted under: Uncategorized

BILLY PILGRIM is one of those names that one would expect to find in a novel assigned by an English literature class. It’s just that memorable and fun. The real Billy is the Creative Services Director for Hearst’s WDSU in New Orleans, the setting for many books assigned by English classes. He sent the following news – Our own ETHAN EDWARDS, Night-side Topical and Image  Producer, has been promoted to Ass’t CSD at our sister station, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico. That opens p a choice spot here at WDSU. Below is the official job description. 

Job Alert – Promotion Writer-Producer
Reports To:  Asst. Creative Services Director & Creative Services Director
Job Description:  WDSU-TV (NBC) is searching for an experienced Promotion Producer.  New Orleans is an exciting city with world class culture that plays it big.  You’ll spend part of your day cutting topicals for the region’s fastest growing news brand.  You’ll spend the rest of your day creating image and promotional spots as part of an Emmy award-winning creative team.  We’re looking for a strong writer / editor (Adobe CS experience preferred) who isn’t afraid to ask the anchors for “one more take” to get it right – and has the creativity and ambition to produce effective, high quality spots that advance our brand.  Best of all, you’ll become part of Hearst Television, one of the premier broadcast companies in the country.  Solid AE skills are a plus. Good videography skills are a big plus.

Job Responsibilities:
Write & Edit night-side topicals.
Write & Edit for station promotion and Image.
Assist as needed with daily logs.
Execute assigned multi-platform marketing efforts (Social media and Web)
Basic videography for news teases.
Assist in execution of on-air and off-air marketing plans

Experience Requirements:
Prefer three years’ experience as a Writer/Producer/Editor, preferably in local television.
Prefer three years’ non-linear editing experience.

Qualifications Requirements:
Strong news tease writing skills. (Sell, not tell, the story).
Strong short-format editing skills (Created impact in 15 or 30 seconds) .
Work well under deadlines and be a self-starter.
Basic skills in After Effects required, strong skills preferred.
Ability to work a flexible schedule

High School diploma
Bachelor’s Degree or some college preferred
Relevant work experience in lieu of college is acceptable
To Apply:
Send or email your resume along with a DVD or web-link to samples of your current work to: Billy Pilgrim, Creative Services Director WDSU-TV 846 Howard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113 bpilgrim@hearst.com

We’ll catch up with Ethan tomorrow. 

Think About This: “And you find as a writer there are certain spots on the planet where you write better than others, and I believe in that. And New Orleans is one of them.” ~ Jimmy Buffett



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