Did you ever hear a name and then picture what a person named that name would look like? Then when you see that person, they look like what you thought they would? Happened with a very talented guy named PETER ZEMANSKY, who is the latest member of KCCI’s creative team. KCCI being the Hearst-owned CBS affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa. KCCI CSD NICK ALLARD said Peter proved timing is everything…the right person, right there, at the right time. Peter interned at the station and worked his way up from there to Production Assistant to Director and was looking for a great new slot when – voila – Nick was on the hunt for a writer producer. Match – game – set. The Butler grad has always been involved in video production, so there’s great things on the horizon up KCCI way. Well Dunne! Peter.
Job Alert – promo writer producer at Bounce TV in Atlanta
Job Alert – Marketing Manager at Investigation Discovery Silver spring MD job 7179
Think About This: "All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." ~ Anatole France
Let’s play ‘who is the new CSD”….Her first job as Marketing Manager is in one of America’s most lovely cities. She’s a Barton College grad – a southern lady who calls Raleigh her hometown. She’s worked at WACH, WHNS, WRAZ, and most recently as Sr. Producer at Myrtle Beach’s WBTW writing and producing and editing and being totally creative. And now, she’s leading the marketing charge at Media General’s WCBD, NBC in Rhett Butler’s hometown. Let’s hear it for KRISTEN BYRUM the newly named Marketing Director in Charleston. She made the move right before Christmas and Santa had a very exciting new chimney for her little boy. It’s all good. And it’s all Well Dunne! Kristen.
Yes, there are changes to the Well Dunne! Blog, at least the one you see posted online at the Talent site. The one and only BRANDON was able to fix the “OMG we’ve been hacked AGAIN” problem and the result is the sleeker version. We’re approaching 1200 postings – all about new jobs and great people. If you have news to share, you are so welcome to let us know. Onward to the future.
Cynopsis Kids Imagination Awards…never too early to enter. Details here.
Think About This: “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ~ Aristotle
I write about lots of great, creative people. But when you write about someone special, it’s the most fun. Today, it’s fun to tell you about DON SMITH. Mr. Don isn’t just muy creative, he’s also one of the good guys. And he’s been offered…and he accepted…the Creative Services Director job at CBS’ KOVR in Sacramento. He’s been there for a few years as Promo Manager, and this step into the “big chair” is going to be a real plus for the Sacto market. The station is very special to me…it was once owned by a friend’s father and was where a dear, departed colleague worked magic. Don fits into the KOVR family like a glove. He’s a southern gentlemen hailing from Lake Charles, LA and has worked for Belo at their San Antonio and Houston operations, KENS and KHOU respectively. He did a super job at Hearst’s WESH in Orlando and went west to Salt Lake City’s KTVX. Many of you know Don as the guy who puts together that super blog, Idopromoz. So I know you’ll join me in sending out a great big Well Dunne! Don. So happy and proud.
It’s a girl for Mama CANDACE HIRLEMAN ARCHER. Making her absolutely beautiful debut is Ella Kaliani Archer. Gorgeous Hawaiian middle name which mean Heaven. And she is one bit of heaven here on this planet. Candace is the VP of Creative Services at KGO in San Francisco. Wonderful news.
Job Alert – Manager, Affiliate Relations and Promotion for The Jerry Springer Show and The Steve Wilkos Show, both through NBC in Stamford, CT job 8455BR
Finally – you can now multitask breakfast thanks to Wired Waffles. What is a wired waffle? It’s a delicious breakfast treat that has caffeine in the waffle! Flavors include the ever popular Bacon Maple. Who could ask for anything more?
Think About This: "Sometimes, anywhere else but here seems to be the place we need to be in order to stand a chance of finding real peace and inner stillness." ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer
No easing into the new job of Creative Director at Loyalkaspar…not for DARRYL MASCARENHAS. He jumped right into a co-branded spot for The Walking Dead and Windows 8 before he even got the feel of his new space. Darryl was just recently Associate CD at Moving Picture Company in NYC and has also worked at Eyeball/NYC. He hales from Australia, mate, and worked at Syndey-based Post Modern (which changed their name to Method Studios) and also Steam. It’s all good and we say Well Dunne! Darryl.
Just in case this is the end of the world and the Mayans were right, it has been a wonderful journey to do this blog and to get to know you all….such talented people. If this isn’t the end of the world and the Mayans were not right, then check out the jobs available:
Job Alert – Orlando’s WFTV Social Media/Digital Producer
The Social Media producer will be expected to grow WFTV’s social network across multiple platforms, while engaging viewers and building social partnerships. Excellent writing skills, communication and strategic planning are a must. Candidates should also have an in-depth knowledge of current social media platforms, along with an innate desire to stay ahead of the curve on upcoming products.
The Social Media producer will work closely with WFTV’s digital, sales and production teams to drive strategic social media initiatives.
- College degree
- Minimum two years of professional social media experience
- Monitor/oversee station & talent social media accounts
- Work with sales and marketing
- Generate and execute strategies to maximize engagement across all platforms
- Develop and implement strategic plans for social media growth
- Understand SEO
- Develop strategies for revenue opportunities
- Ability to customize social media platforms
- Generate and execute strategies to maximize engagement across all platforms
Please send your resume to Bob St. Charles, Director of Marketing and Creative Services, WFTV/WRDQ 490 E. South Street, Orlando, FL 32801 or email@example.com.
Job Alert – MARKETING AND PROMOTION WRITER/PRODUCER at WBRZ Baton Rouge
Can you catch someone’s attention or change their behavior in 30 seconds? If so, WBRZ-TV, the local ABC network affiliate, is looking for you! Apply if you are an energetic and deadline- oriented marketing team player who has a love for writing and a passion for television news. The qualified candidate must be driven to win, innovative, creative, and a self-starter. Besides working for one of the few family-owned and operated stations left in the country, you will also have the opportunity to produce promos for news image, topicals and LSU sports. Strong copy writing and creative vision required. Understanding of web and social media a plus. Working knowledge of editing software and understanding of multiple digital video formats preferred. Rush your resume, demo reel and references to Noah Kozinko, Director of Marketing, or Laura Sisemore, Director of Human Resources, PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821; or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Drug-free and smoke-free facility. EOE
CSD and Promo Manager slots:
WTLV Jacksonville FL – Director of Marketing
WFLA Tampa FL – CSD
WVNS Charleston WV – Marketing Director
WVIT Hatford CT – CSD
KIRO Settle WA – CSD
WAFF Huntsville AL – Marketing Manager
KOVR Sacramento CA – CSD
WGME Portland ME – Promotion Manager
WFLD Chicago – Promotion Manager
KPRC Houston TX – Promotion Manager
WPEC West Palm Beach FL – CSD
WTVD Raleigh NC – CSD & Programming
KOB Albuquerque – CSD
Coming over from ABC, where he was SVP Marketing of ABC Daytime and SOAPnet, to NBC’s Fandango is ADAM ROCKMORE. He has such a fascinating background in marketing – no doubt using his MBA in Marketing from Michigan daily. The BA in Economics from UPenn isn’t on the back burner, either. Adam has worked as SVP of Marketing at Scripps Shop At Home Network and was VP Marketing, E-Commerce and PR at Food Network. How cool is this…he also worked as Director of Global Marketing and E-Commerce for Godiva Chocolatier. MMMmmmm. A Well Dunne! to you Adam.
Job Alert – Topical writer-producer for WFLA in Tampa. Info on the new Promo Manager in tomorrow’s post.
Job Alert – Marketing Manager ABC Digital in Burbank. Job 82761BR
Job Alert – Motion Graphics pro at KOAA in Colorado Springs
Job Alert – Marketing Director Oxygen NYC Job 8150BR
Think About This: “Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.” ~ Anne Frank
Know what this post is? The 600th Well Dunne! one, that’s what. Boy, have a lot of things changed in the timeframe of these 600 posts. But one thing remains the same – creative people finding new places and opportunities to display their talents. That’s what this is all about. So to one and all who follow their inner guide…the ones who yearn to express through art, writing, producing, acting, voicing or editing…music or seeing the overall big picture..here’s to you. Don’t let anybody get you down and never give up.
NBC and new USA series are doing that promo thing with partners.
Well this trend sucks…and is why I am so disappointed with my old client, Doritos, who has a major league A+ agency working for them.
Think About This: “How would you live if you felt you could trust life fully? If you believed you were totally protected and secure, that forevermore your life would be filled with love and prosperity? Think of how your fears would dissolve, of how totally accepting of yourself and others you would be–it wouldn’t matter if they met your expectations or not. Think of how you would venture forth knowing you would succeed. Think of how your heart would open, of how free you would feel. How free you would be to love. All of this is the treasure that life offers us. We just lack the consciousness to experience it." ~ Susan L. Taylor