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December 11, 2017

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Welcome to the world of affiliate TV, ERIN MCCAHILL. Ms. Erin is the new Head of Marketing and Brand in Washington DC at WUSA, the CBS affil. Ms. Erin has a very interesting resume that includes writing and producing promos for Nat Geo as well as for BBC America, both in the DC market. She knows her capital city. Most recently, Erin has been involved in the education side of the coin as VP of Marketing and Communications for Envision Experience. Also along the way, she’s helped brand Vocus, the PR person’s ‘go to’ resource as well as Rosetta Stone. Well Dunne!

 

Job Alert – writer producer WTHR Indianapolis

 

You need to check out the wonderful spot done in Sacramento. It’s the holiday greeting from CBS13/CW31, which is KOVR. A friend of mine’s father signed that station on and operated it…then the one and only JOHN TISCHENDORF headed up their marketing. Lots of feels for them. And lots of feels is what you’ll get when you click to watch their yule effort. All done in-house. I’ll have a list of the folks who put it together tomorrow…enjoy yourself now.

 

Think About This:  “Looking upon the loss of anything as though it means the end of it, is the same as believing falling leaves mark the end of the trees.”  ~  Guy Finley

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December 7, 2017

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So many creative people are lost to us when their heart chooses to stop beating. That’s what happened to ROXANN NELSON. Roxann passed away on Tuesday night. She was a promo pro who was living in the Minneapolis area, running her own insurance shop after a notable career doing TV marketing. For the last six years, she headed up Roxann Nelson Medicare and Family Health Insurance.  Her TV leadership was evident in her stints as CSD for WSOC in Charlotte, Hearst in Kansas City and Creative Head for ShopNBC. Her TV marketing career began at KARE in her belove Minneapolis. She helped launch talented people and, from all accounts, her laughter and her stories were legendary. She was what Hollywood used to call A Swell Dame. In the vein of Molly Ivins. High praise indeed. Let PETE BARRETT, the busiest man in the TV biz, finish this out:  Roxann Nelson, your star shines bright in our memories as a marketer, a very funny person, and as a friend. She wrote on my page regularly, and was a sympathetic ear when I was looking for work. RIP, Rox.

 

Big Well Dunne! to WENDY McMAHON’s promotion to President of the ABC Owned TV Stations Group. She’ll be walking in the high-heeled footsteps of REBECCA CAMPBELL. Yes, ladies, we’re taking over. Don’t worry guys, we’ll treat you very well.

 

Think About This: “Dying is inevitable and intimate. I have seen ordinary people at the end of their lives develop profound insights and engage in a powerful process of transformation that helped them to emerge as someone larger, more expansive, and much more real than the small, separate selves they had previously taken themselves to be. This is not a fairy-tale happy ending that contradicts the suffering that came before, but rather a transcendence of tragedy…. I have witnessed a heart-opening occurring in not only people near death, but also their caregivers. They found a depth of love within themselves that they didn’t know they had access to. They discovered a profound trust in the universe and the reliable goodness of humanity that never abandoned them, regardless of the suffering they encountered. If that possibility exists at the time of dying, it exists here and now.”  ~  Frank Ostaseski

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December 6, 2016

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Time to have a little chat about BAD ANNOUNCING. OMG people, it seems to be everywhere. You hear bad announcing on networks, on stations, on national spots. It’s alarming to think that  either producers have become tone deaf or they don’t understand the role of a voice in any creative project. For those whose eyes override their ears, here are a few quick tips to make sure your voice choice isn’t, to be blunt, horrible.  First, not everybody can handle copy. Just like your anchor people can, by and large, handle reading prompter ideas, it’s even more true that your voice do more than just spit out words. If on hearing your spot you do not feel the emotion of the copy, then you’re hearing announcing, not interpreting. Did you spend all that time and creative capital –did you scramble to get everybody’s thumbs up for your idea – did you have to rewrite and rethink to get a spot you believe in…do you want all that to be ruined by a puker? In the entertainment world, particularly in radio, there are reads that are known as puking. Think Ted Baxter. Think bad used car salesmen. Think the guy at Happy Hour who is overly thrilled with himself. Puking was around in the 50’s on radio…small town, big sound, oh yea baby. Yuck. When assaulted by a puker, the ear recoils. No, that type of read and sound does NOT break through the clutter. It does the opposite. So beware the pukers, and sadly, they are out there and being pushed by people who don’t know anything other than how to grind money out of your organization. Avoid. Know that pukers will hurt you in the long run.  Now that you’re paying attention to your voice, ask yourself if they really represent what your product is. Are you the quick and new station using a low registered ‘voice of god’ sounds-like-dad voice? Uh, no. Mismatch. Are you the #1 classic and solid choice using a light young voice? Definitely no. You get the idea. Now ask if you sound like everybody else in the market. If you need a little assist  – get a market analysis from me. It’s free for the holidays. Guarantee the analysis will open your eyes to the fact MANY stations don’t stand out whatsoever. Your job is to create an image that appeals to all senses, Don’t leave out your ears. And btw, here’s an example of a puker. Now make sure you are Well Dunne!

Think About This: “A strategy delineates a territory in which a company seeks to be unique.”  ~  Michael Porter

December 5, 2017

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The lure of the desert is strong, It might be what tempted CHRIS PELCZYNSKI to return to it. Chris is an Arizona State grad (an we know ASU is in Tempe) who is the new CSD at Scripps’ KTNV in Las Vegas (we all know Vegas used to be a wide spot in the desert until Bugsy Siegel had his way with it). Not only is Chris transitioning from stints in Los Angeles and Bristol, CT but also making the switch from focusing on marketing TV sports to TV news on a local level. Lots of growth happening in this. Chris was Art Director in Bristol and Creative Director in LA for the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Let’s hear it – a big cheer – for Chris. Well Dunne!

 

Job Alert – CSD WRTV Indianapolis

 

Think About This: “Friendship that insists upon agreement on all matters is not worth the name. Friendship to be real must ever sustain the weight of honest differences, however sharp they be.”  ~  Gandhi

December 1, 2017

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Let’s go to the gorgeous Pacific Northwest for today….and let’s talk about a patient, talented woman who is getting a shot at doing the creative marketing thing. Step up NANCY MacDONALD. She’s the News Brand Producer at Seattle’s KCPQ, where she’s been the Creative Services Coordinator for the last year. You do know that doing logs is a make or break marketing assignment that she no doubt nailed, since she worked in the Traffic Department at the Trib FOX station for eleven years. Yes, the ability to KNOW traffic is amazing and necessary. She’s been in TV before hitting Seattle…down in Roseburg, Oregon where she handled Creative Services Director / Producer / Director slots. So happy to hear of this promotion, but there’s a catch. Before she can unleash the creative side of her brain, we need to get her replacement. So read the job description below, pass it around, reach out to the brilliant SYD RUBIN with people so we can get Nancy a wonderful new daily rundown. The new person will get to work closely with CSD BRENT AYRES. Nancy, Well Dunne!

 

Job Alert – Creative Services Coordinator KCPQ / KZJO Seattle          The Creative Services Coordinator keeps the department running smoothly by effectively managing promo log placement strategy, maintaining promo inventory and fulfilling network and syndicated programming promotional requirements. This person works with department and station management to identify promotional opportunities and evaluate current strategies for effectiveness. Additionally, this role will work with fellow producer/editors to develop and produce promotional announcements.

Responsibilities

  • Accurately and strategically schedule promotional announcements for Q13 FOX, JOEtv & Portland’s CW.
  • Make day-of adjustments to logs based on topical news and or station changes.
  • Keep promotional inventory regularly maintained with appropriate lengths, versions, etc. to support station priorities and network obligations.
  • Regularly identify and communicate inventory needs to department leadership.
  • Edit and localize network and syndicated promotional material.
  • Proactively monitor quality control of all promotional assets in BRUTUS system.
  • Lead department point of contact for local and remote master control operations.
  • Represent department in all internal traffic related meetings & communication (DR, Sports, MC Hub, etc).
  • Assist and support writer/producer/editors with script writing, editing, producing, shooting as needed and time allows.
  • Qualifications    College degree required.

Think About This:  “Honesty is a very expensive gift, don’t expect it from cheap people.”  ~  Warren Buffett

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November 30, 2017

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It was uncharacteristically cloudy in Fountain Hills, AZ Wednesday. There wasn’t a lot of light in a place where it normally is evident in spades. The weather folks can give you a detailed reason for this odd happenstance. But the real reason is that a man who called himself the Chief Harvester of Light at Minard Nature Photography passed away. That’s how he defined himself on his LinkedIn page. That was his retirement job. LEE MINARD has left us. Nobody was kinder, more talented and a better person than Lee. He was one of the first people who introduced himself on my first job at WFAA TV. His low voice was steady and reassuring for a 21 year old who was in over her head; he told me everything was going to be all right. And it was. He treated everyone with kindness, even if he was delivering bad news. His legacy in TV marketing was not the excellent work…or the awards…or the titles. His legacy was the encouragement he shared with so many people, making them more creative and more wonderful humans. Lee headed up creative for such entities as WCBS, The Food Network, PAX TV, and a series of the best performing and best marketed stations across the country. He was an artist. Loved baseball. A semi-professional musician whose love of jazz made his eyes light up. He knew so much and shared all he knew. The world is darker and colder with his passing. His beloved family should be in your thoughts. There is nothing Well Dunne! about his death, except to say he lived his life in such a way that no doubt St. Peter met him at the pearly gates with a smiling, hugging “Well Dunne! Lee”. xoxo

Think About This: “You are not too old and it is not too late.” ~ R. M. Rilke

 

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November 29, 2017

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OK, metaphorically close your eyes and picture a guy in love with radio and football. No, it’s not  Bobby Costas. This metaphorical person went on to TV marketing after he played Fullback for two teams – the Pittsburgh Power Football  team and the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks Professional Indoor Football. VERY impressive. He transitioned to TV as the Creative Services Director and Promotion Manager for WVVA, the Quincy Media NBC station for Bluefield, West Virginia. He decided to leave the mountains behind and went to work with SHERRY CARPETER at Graham Media’s WJXT in Jacksonville, where the beaches are pretty sweet. Now, he’s combining mountains (kinda) and water (think Ohio River) in his new job in Louisville. We’re talking about BRANDON LINK, newly named Assistant Creative Services Director at Hearst’s CBS station in the Kentucky Derby town. All together now…on three…hup, two, Well Dunne! Brandon.

 

Think About This:  “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”  ~  Gandhi

 

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November 28, 2017

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VP Creative & Programming

WLS – Chicago

CSD

WDAF – Kansas City

WYMT – Hazard KY

WAVE – Louisville

KDAF – Dallas

WSVN – Miami

WUCW – Minneapolis

KFMB – San Diego

WSYM – Lansing

WYFF – Greenville, SC

Marketing Director

WAVE – Louisville

KSDK – St Louis

KHOU – Houston

KVUE – Austin

WBIR – Knoxville

KPNX – Phoenix

Director Marketing & Audience Development

WALB – Albany, GA

Creative Director

KSDK

Assistant Creative Services Director

WVTM – Birmingham

Promo Manager

WBNS – Columbus

Digital Manager

KMTV – Omaha

Think About This:  Kindness in words creates confidence.  Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.  ~  Lao-tzu

November 27, 2017

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It’s a major adventure in the works…a move from coast to coast (nearly literally)…and an exciting new resident of Seattle in the making. It’s JAY YOVANOVICH’s new slot – he’s the just-named Marketing Director for KING / KONG in the space needle city. The Tegna operation has big shoes to fill because he’s coming from WRAL in Raleigh, which is the best station in the country. Yes, it is and you all know it. Jay’s been Marketing Director for WRAL and their FOX50 sister in the North Carolina capital. He worked his way up the ladder at WRAL, starting as a promo writer producer and it’s been about 12 years since he moved from On-Air Promo Manager at Pittsburgh’s WPGH. He’s also worked in Charleston, SC doing promo for WTAT. The University of Delaware grad is into Brazilian martial arts in his spare time…and he’s quite good at it. He’s even better at getting eyeballs to screens and forging image. BTW, he’s not going to start until we turn the page on this year, so you have plenty of time to shout out to him a big Well Dunne! Jay.

Think About This:  “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.”  ~  William Faulkner

November 22, 2017

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KRISTA MOATS is the new marketing and creative producer for FOX in Chicago. I know she’s going to put that at the top of her Thankful list this holiday. Ms Krista loves this biz and hitting market #3 is pretty exciting. She’s making the transition from South Bend IN where she was producing for  Sinclair’s WSBT. No stranger to the FOX family, Krista worked for WUPW in Toledo at one time before she worked at Scripps’ WRTV in Indianapolis. What a perfect time of year to be in the Windy City. Well Dunne! Krista!

Job Alert – Writer Producer WTIC Hartford (work with HENRY VAZQUEZ!)

Think About This:  “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~ thanks to LEE ARMSTRONG LUMPKIN

November 21, 2017

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Growing up in the Midwest near St. Louis offered many insightful life lessons. One was experiencing all four seasons. In the depths of winter, nothing was more enticing than the thought of sun shining through palm trees in Florida. The Cardinals had their spring training camp in St. Pete, and the stands were full of baseball fans who rather gleefully basked in the warmth while commenting on the frigid temps back home. Some of the most fervent winter avoiders were able to work and live in the Sunshine State, and one such Midwesterner is GAYLE BEATTY. Ms. Gayle is heading to Orlando, where she’ll be working with VP Creative CHRIS FRIEDRICHS at Fox’s  WOFL as a writer producer for the combo stations, WRBW and WOGX.   Gayle is no stranger to Florida – she’s worked for TV operations in Sarasota at WWSB where she was CSD as well as   in Tampa where she was Promo Manager for WFTX, the Scripps’ ABC. The SIU Carbondale grad got her start in TV at KSNW in Wichita as Marketing Coordinator and Promo Producer and was lucky to work with DALE LOCKETT at KHOU in Houston. She’ll be celebrating a Disney Christmas for sure. Well Dunne! Gayle.

 

Job Alert – Creative Services Director WSYM Lansing

 

Think About This:  Hold on to what is good, even if it’s a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, even if it’s a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it’s a long way from here. Hold on to your life, even if it’s easier to let go. Hold on to my hand, even if I’ve gone away from you.  ~  Pueblo Indian Prayer

November 15, 2017

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This coming March 17th is going to be more than just St. Patrick’s Day for two muy-talented promo guys. It’s the day that PAUL FEY and WALT JASCHEK, once known as Paul & Walt Worldwide, get inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame. Paul is now President and COO of LA-based World Wide Wadio (one of the best and favorite names ever) and Walt is now writing and consulting, again with a great name, i.e. Walt Now Consulting. Yes, he’s also teaching at Webster U.  The two of them had their roots in the Gateway Arch city where Paul was Ad Manager for KMOX TV (now KMOV). Their work is noted for the humor, the wittiness and the clever turn of a phrase heard on radios everywhere for such clients as CBS Network, NBC Network, Warners, King World and one time St. Louis favorite Budweiser, among others. Nothing more fun than giving hometown talent a big Well Dunne! Way to go Paul and Walt!

 

Think About This: “To succeed in life you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.”  ~  Reba McEntire

November 14, 2017

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What a lovely Monday…and now a lovely post about a great guy who has landed a job with a GM that he calls great as well. Tony the Tiger should be reading this… ANDY SCHWABE is already on the job in Birmingham, Alabama as the CSD of WIAT, the Nexstar CBS in the Heart of Dixie. Andy’s looking forward to bringing his two adorable daughters to visit next week and the threesome will have fun exploring the new city. Andy comes over from a short-lived gig in Texas and from a Marketing Director slot in Tucson at KGUN, Promo Manager slot at WTVR in Indy, Ass’t Promo Mgr at KOCO in Minneapolis and promo producer roles at CBS’ KYW in Philly and WTVJ in Miami. He’s a man who works in TV so he can be a great dad. Let’s all shout out a big Well Dunne! Andy.

Think About This: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”  ~  Maya Angelou

November 13, 2017

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Being a long time advocate that TV marketing and promo people make the best GMs…let’s stop by Huntsville, AL and see what former sales promo pro MARYANN BALBO has been up to. Maryann knocked ‘em dead at WNCN in Raleigh and WTVD, ABC in the same market where she handled marketing for clients that was always spot on. The New York native is now GM at WHDF. Despite the time crunch such a job imposes, she and her son, Mason, have written a book together. How cool is that! Entitled Date Night With Mom, the story is a delightful tale that emphasizes being present and spending time with your children – it’s the best thing a parent can do. Order it as a gift – or for yourself. Let’s hear it for the amazing Maryann! Well Dunne! to you and Mason.

 

While you have your credit card out…click on your generous switch and hear what 2C Media’s up to now. As you remember, 2C’s CHRIS SLOAN AND CARLA KAUFMAN-SLOAN made a world of differnce for the storm ravaged people of Puerto Rico with their Operation Care-Lift. With the holidays fast upon us, they’ve begun Operation Puerto Rico Gift-Lift for Hurricane Relief. He’s got three Spirit Airlines A20 jets ready to load up with holiday cheer. Help them ensure the children of Puerto Rico have a wonderful holiday, no matter what. If you feel so inclined, click here and let the holiday generosity flow.

Job Alert – CSD WSYM Lansing MI

 

Think About This: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”  ~  John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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November 8, 2017

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How time flies. It seems like it was just yesterday that it was the beginning of summer and now Thanksgiving is demanding our attention, as well as Santa and his merry band of retailers. It was back in late summer that JOHN SWEENEY took over the VP of Creative Services slot at KAKE in Wichita. The Fordham grad is hard at work at the helm of the ABC affil owned by Lockwood Broadcasting. He’s making the switch from perpetually humid Miami where he headed up marketing for NBC. He’s had creative leadership roles at KMOV in St. Louis, KPRC in Houston, WVIT in Hartord and headed up his own prodco in NYC called New Morning Productions. Sounds like KAKE has a great guy. So obviously they should celebrate with a cake. (Badumbum…) Well Dunne! John.

 

Will update on JIM McNULTY’s political race when the vote is counted. Cross your fingers.

 

Think About This: “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you,”  ~ Lao Tzu

November 7, 2017

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Being creative means one has the ability to take one’s talents to different areas with nary a blink of an eye. It’s natural…it’s one of the most wonderful parts of being creative. Everybody knows  Kevin Kolbe is as creative as they come. So it’s with great fanfare and a big smile that Kevin, besides freelancing this writing, producing and marketing takents, is taking on radio. Yes indeed, Mr. K is going to join Curtis Media’s powerhouse country radio station in the Raleigh market. You’ll have to listen yourself. It’s 94.7 and they go by QDR. He’ll be doing on-air work, and I just know he’ll knock the whole experience out of the park. He’s done radio before – in Nashville. And even done voice work (Kevin, we need to chat about that…Well Dunne! Talent and all…) Kevin’s TV background doing promo for Capital Broadcasting’s Fox affil WRAZ and station’s in the aforementioned Nashville. He’s a great guy who deserves a massive Well Dunne!

 

Think About This:  “In science it often happens that scientists say, “You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken,” and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn’t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.”  ~ Carl Sagan

November 6, 2017

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She’s starting on Thanksgiving Day…it’s auspicious to pick such a memorable day to begin a new chapter. CHRISTINE VARGAS is doing just that – picking Thanksgiving, when she starts as News Promotion Manager at Tribune’s FOX affil in San Diego. I bet they’ll have pumpkin pie (at least) for her, eh? Christine is coming over from CBS affil KFMB in SD where she started as Promo Coordinator and was upped to Topical then Senior Promo Producer…shows good work and an eye that her former CSD, MIKE STEWART, had. Very excited for her. Well Dunne! Christine.

 

Listen up folks in the DC area. Well, more specifically one particular area, namely Gaithersburg, Maryland. Tomorrow (Tuesday Nov 7) is election day and the talented JIM MCNULTY is running for City Council. Do we need to tell you to vote? OK, then – GO VOTE. For him. The University of Scranton grad started his creative career (yes, he’s a TV creative!) at WYOU in Wilkes-Barre, PA and honed his creative promo chops in DC at WJLA, WRC and WBDC before catching on at Discovery Home/TLC and working at any number of creative leadership roles for the behemoth media co. Now he’s the owner of his own shop – Wurdsmith Creative. He’d be a super councilman! So Gaithersburgers…get out there and do the citizenship thing. Well Dunne! Jim.

 

Worry not…none of the WRAL promo folks were injured in the fire that broke out at their Raleigh studios on Friday night. Good news indeed.

 

Job Alert – Writer Producer WOFL Orlando (work with CHRIS FRIEDRICHS!)

 

Think About This:  “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.”  ~  J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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November 3, 2017

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Always such a treat to write about the artists out there. Graphics are key to any ad – duh. And in today’s world, good TV art people are hard to find.  Its particularly problematic when TV loses a super-talented one to another line of work. Well, she’s still doing art but not for TV and entertainment/news. That’s what happened to a Denver-based creative, DEB CATALANO. The UCLA grad and Savannah College of Art and Design grad (impressive) was Art Director at Fox affil KDVR after doing such things as 3D animation for Fox Family Channel in LA and Imaginary Forces, Novocom and Pittard Sullivan. Yes, all top notch drop-dead great places. Deb has taken on the title of Chief Technology Officer for Ignite Creative, a super agency in the Mile High City. No doubt she’s a very happy camper. Big Well Dunne! to Deb.

 

Condolenses to Well Dunne! Talent’s KEVIN GASSMAN whose aunt passed away from cancer in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

 

Job Alert – Executive Producer WJXT Jacksonville (work with SHERRY CARPENTER!!!)  Executive Producer River City Live:  WJXT Jacksonville is seeking an Executive Producer for a daily variety and feature show.  An experienced leader and visionary, the EP will oversee all aspects of River City Live. Responsible for  teases, segments, and packages; this position will book and research interview topics, and generate fresh ideas for a lifestyle show.  You must be able to stack and booth a daily live show. Responsible for program brand and maintaining  ratings. Experience as a producer on TV or digital program is a must. Ability to work under very tight deadlines and intense pressure.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops content and fun, informative ideas for the show, including program segments that reflect the community
  • Works with WJXT Sales Department to plan, book and deliver quality/entertaining segments for clients.
  • Assists with program’s web/social presence; helps to develop new audience outreach models.
  • Records and edits video for pre-produced or live segments.
  • Manages archives for “best of” show clips for future episodes
  • Oversees RCL contests and official contest rules.
  • Ability to Executive Produce special Live programming on WJXT and WCWJ.

REQUIREMENTS Excellent organizational and leadership skills. 5 years experience serving as a producer on a TV or digital program. Strong ability to edit video and write copy.  Ability to booth a show, which involves back-timing, floating of stories, etc …as well as ability to work the floor, interacting the guests and talent.  Knowledge  of ENPS. Ability to work under very tight deadlines. Understand WJXT’s presence in the community and the core values associated with our brand.  Ability to lift props, scenery and equipment. The above description does not necessarily include all of the essential functions or occasional work assignments of this position.

 

Particularly good article about PR and marketing and blending and all that.

 

Think About This:  “Without time to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.”  ~  Frank Zappa

November 2, 2017

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Remember how there was a Job Alert for a promo position at WTIC with the fabulous HENRY VAZQUEZ? Yep, just posted yesterday. Well, it’s filled. Things move pretty quickly. Let’s introduce Team WVIT Creative’s newest member, SKYLAR MAGNOLI. She’s got what it takes to make a splash in news promo, what with her news background. She’s been a reporter for the Danbury News Times as well as an associate news producer at another Hartford station and while there, she was bitten by the promo bug. Okay then! Skylar (love that name) has interned at WNPR and was the Assistant Editor of her college paper when she attended Central Connecticut State U. A self-starter to boot.   It’s illuminating to see that she is on the forefront of multimedia and social journalism. Big exciting Well Dunne! for Skylar.

 

Think About This: “Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.” ~ Walt Whitman

 

 

November 1, 2017

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Some people think 13 is an unlucky number. Not so. For instance, this upcoming November 13 is going to be a good one for ADAM DEPAUL. It’s the day he starts as Promotion Manager at WOFL/WRBW/WOGX in Orlando. He’s taken on the #2 slot behind VP/Creative Services CHRIS FRIEDRICHS and Mr. Adam will be developing and executing promotion and marketing concepts for on-air, social and online as well as overseeing and executing client commercials, community events and event-driven promotions. Cool. The Jacksonville FL native was most recently a writer producer at Hearst’s WPBF in West Palm. The Full Sail grad (and that school is am-az-ing) was also a Sr. Producer for WMOR in Tampa. Yes, that’s a Well Dunne! for Adam!

 

Think the hiring process in the US is wonky? Take a look at how truly bizarre it is overseas. Thanks BBC.

Job Alert – Creative Services Producer WTIC West Hartford (work with HENRY VAZQUEZ!!)

 

Job Alert – Creative Services Producer WGNO New Orleans   Promotions Producer Wanted In The Big Easy! WGNO-TV (ABC) / NOLA 38 (CW) – New Orleans, LAvvvNew Orleans is called “The Big Easy.” Creating big time stuff is what we do. Whether it’s our newscasts set in a funky bar (yes that’s us), our integrated sponsorships centered around food or the nationally recognized God Bless Louisiana campaign, never has a station’s identity better matched the sights and sounds of a truly unique city. As a Promotions Producer, not only will you have the lofty task of elevating the station’s reputation for delivering nationally award winning image promos, but you must have the ability to produce compelling social and long format content to support our one of a kind News With A Twist news program. The ideal candidate must have experience in all aspects of current promo production processes, including shooting, lighting, motion graphics, videography, nonlinear editing and post-production. A boutique agency, post-production, broadcast television or cable background is ideal. Take a sneak peek into what we do. WGNO  https://youtu.be/feuWgs0xc0s  NOLA38 The CW  https://youtu.be/4pPUVAvFbIo

 

Think About This:  “The first start toward success is to be glad you are yourself.” – Florence Shovel Shinn

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October 31, 2017

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Is there anything as exhilarating as someone with a new career slot – they’re so happy and enthusiastic that it transfers and that happiness and enthusiasm makes your day? What a great way to start the week, and we have ALEXANDRIA LEAVENWORTH to thank. She’s the newly named (actually it’s a promotion) creative services producer for Hearst’s KSBW located along the gorgeous central California coast. Ms. Alex, as she calls herself shared the following:  I started at KSBW in February 2015 as a part-time Master Control Operator and Production Assistant, was promoted to a full-time Production Assistant in August 2015. Then, I took a risk by dropping from full-time to part-time again, to go into my dream department as an Assistant Creative Services Producer in May 2016, and now am back to full-time in my new role as a CSP! (Whew! It’s been a journey). A go-getter with a Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications specializing in Integrated Media Communications from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Alex sounds like she can handle the biz as it spins different ways daily. She’s a delight and her CSD ED EVEREST was very happy to bring her aboard – bet the whole market loves their work. A very big Well Dunne! Alex!

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN. Want to hear a frightening story? This is one about the recruiting firm that is desperate to fill a major market open CSD slot and the firm has NO idea about what marketing is, no idea about the station itself, no idea how to write (think hyperbole then magnify it for their site and emails) and they don’t coordinate their efforts. That, my pretties, is enough to make one get out one’s flying monkeys.

 

Job Alert – Creative Services Producer/Director KERO Bakersfield

 

Think About This:  You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing. —Arthur Ashe

 

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