Just in time for The Season, which is code for “escaping to Florida to avoid ice, snow, and cold” comes word out of Tampa of a great hire. JOSH COMBS – and his family – are now enjoying the Bay area where he is the Promotion Manager of Media General’s WFLA. Josh is already on the job at the NBC affil, so this Christmas will be all extra happy. He’s making the switch from being Marketing Director of Nexstar’s FOX affiliate in Little Rock, KLRT. The Indiana U grad has worked in TV doing marketing and commercial creative at WMBB, ABC in Panama City as well as WBKI in Louisville. The Combs family will have a very merry Christmas indeed. Well Dunne! Josh.
Job Alert – WFLA is looking for a Topical Beast (put THAT on a biz card…)
WFLA-TV News Channel 8 in Tampa, FL is seeking a Writer/Producer to write, produce and edit promos, including daily topicals, station and news image spots, POP’s, network prime, and program spots. Must have a proven track record of producing conversational yet compelling promotional spots that take a different approach, connect emotionally with viewers and give clear reasons to tune-in. Requires top-notch writing skills and a desire to win every day. Good understanding of how to sell news stories and station programming to target demographics. Must have the ability to execute distinct marketing and branding strategies for the station. Must be very familiar with social media sites and ways to increase traffic. Flexibility and ability to meet tight deadlines is a key. A minimum of two years television promotion experience, a degree in communications or related field, a good understanding of graphics and visual effects along with proficiency with Microsoft Office, Premier Pro and ENPS.
Please complete the online application and upload your resume, cover letter with link to demo reel (preferred method) or submit your resume, cover letter and link to demo reel via email to HR@wfla.com. EOE M/F/D/V Drug test and background check required. eVerify is used upon hire to confirm eligibility for employment in the U.S.
A belated but very sincere Happy Birthday to Well Dunne! Talent’s NIKKI STANZIONE, who is headed to The Big Apple for the holidays. Celebrate twice over, lady
Congratulations to both WXYZ in Detroit, where DAVE BAUMANN does his creative marketing magic and to KLAS in Denver, where LEE MINARD is the creative king. Both stations are just two of three broadcast facilities to have won a Columbia DuPont Award for outstanding achievements in journalism. Very Well Dunne.
Think About This: "Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees." ~ E. F. Schumacher