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September 26, 2013

Sep 25, 2013 by     1 Comment    Posted under: Featured

Do you know bubbly MAIA BRUSSEAU? If no, you should. If yes, then you’ll be thrilled to hear she’s been promoted to Creative Services Director of Denver’s KDVR/ KWGN, Fox and MyTV. The lovely Maia had been Promotion Manager and has been holding down the creative fort since ERIK CANDIANI took the Director of Marketing and Creative slot at KARE in Minneapolis. Maia’s a sunshine lady, whether it’s Florida sunshine or the sun from the slopes in the Rockies. She’s worked at WKMG in Orlando twice, and at Denver’s CBS affil KCNC. It’s such a pleasure to share the good news with her. Well Dunne! Maia.

With her old title/positio left open, commercial producer CHRIS LUPENSKI was tapped and was promoted to Promotion Manager. The sentence ‘promotion to Promotion Manager’ sounds rather odd, but that’s what happened. Dan is originally from Danbury, Connecticut and made his way to Denver via Atlanta and Birmingham. He’s a Roll Tide Bama fan in case you are as well.  He began his TV career at the Center for Public Television at University of Alabama and his first real job…one with a paycheck…was at WDBB in Tuscaloosa, site of a classic Groucho Marx line. Well Dunne! Chris.

Now is the perfect time to start your search for a new station voice. And can Well Dunne!Talent help. Yes we sure can. Click…listen…be happy.

Think About This:  "Do not be discouraged. Learn not to be disappointed in anything, or any person. You are disappointed because your will, your desire, has been frustrated. Learn to submit to the divine will, for God’s will is all-wise. Wait, then, for God’s appointments, learning to tread the path wisely, serenely."  ~  White Eagle


September 24, 2013

Sep 24, 2013 by     Comments Off on September 24, 2013    Posted under: Featured

DIANE HERZOG is headed to GSN which means she’s going to be closer to the beach, GSN being in Santa Monica and all. Besides the ocean proximity, she’s also getting herself a VP title. All right! Diane’s been Director of Publicity over in Burbank at Turner, handling TNT, TS and TCM. She’s been a VP of Pulicity for NBCU, back when it was just plain ol’ NBC. The lovely Ms.  Herzog proudly talks of the 5 years she took being a full time mom. Good for her. A big Well Dunne! Diane. Say hi to CHAD MALLAM and ask to see his new painting.

Job Alert – Promotions Producer KDVR Denver

Job Alert– Commercial Producer KDVR Denvre

Job Alert– Sr. Graphic Designer SFL-TV Ft. Lauderdale

Despite the woefully misleading headline, the NYTimes takes a look at launch promos. 


Think About This: ““They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ~ Andy Warhol




September 19, 2013

Sep 19, 2013 by     Comments Off on September 19, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Leaving the Gateway to the West behind and heading to Beantown is JASON HOLLOWAY, who is the new Promotion Manager for Hearst’s ABC affiliate, WCVB. Lucky Jason will work with CSD RUSS NELLIGAN. Jason has been officing under the Arch in downtown St. Louis where KMOV has their studios and where he had the Promo Manager title. He’s a Texas boy who worked in Tulsa. He started Monday, so I bet he had a great first week on the job. Well Dunne! Jason.

Job Alert – Promotion Manager KMOV St Louis

Job Alert – Promo Producer KRXI Reno


Job Alert  – WKMG-TV, the CBS Affiliate in Orlando, FL, has an immediate opening for a Promotion Manager that has a passion for marketing and the drive to win! Could you be a match?  We’re looking for someone whose skills include:


  • Outstanding writing skills A MUST
  • Supervise and review writing and production of news topicals
  • Handle multiple tasks and thrives under pressure
  • Create and write memorable image campaigns
  • Writer promo/sweeps copy for artists/producers
  • Write ads and create marketing plans/campaigns for social media and digital platforms
  • Work with Creative Services Director to coordinate all “outside media” efforts for the station including radio, print, billboards, co-op and cable.
  • Supervise producers on writing, graphics and promotional spot flow.
  • Interpret research to create strategic marketing plans on all platforms.
  • Strategically place and manage promotional inventory for logs.
  • Write press releases, talent bios.
  • Handle all contests and rules.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Have fun!

If you’ve been a promotion manager or a promotions producer for 4+ years and this sounds like the job for you email your resume and reel to kpeoples@wkm.com. No phone calls please. EOE. Pre-employment drug screen, background checks and educational verification required.

WKMG-TV   Attn: Kym Peoples, Creative Services Director   4466 N. John Young Parkway   Orlando, FL 32804


Think About This: “There is only one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art and knowledge.”  ~  Friedrich Nietzsche



September 16, 2013

Sep 16, 2013 by     Comments Off on September 16, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Dallas and Fort Worth have a wealth of museums. From the Spanish art at SMU’s Meadows Museum to the impressive shows put on by the Kimbell, north Texans have a lot to inspire them. Must be why the graphics folks have a little extra going for them, eh? One such artistic type to watch is KTVT’s newest creative service team member, STEPHEN PLATT. As a matter of fact, his boss, Creative VP DAVID HERSHEY, tagged Stephen as a Superstar in the making. That is high praise indeed. Stephen is no stranger to the CBS operation, having interned there in 2011. A TWU (Texas Women’s University) grad, Mr. P shared his passion is with illustration but he loves all aspects of design. Big colorful Well Dunne! Stephen.

CBS 12 in West Palm Beach is looking for the next news topical star. What’s it take to land this job? It all starts with great copy. Taking news stories and developing compelling, tightly written copy to sell them. You must have FCP editing skills and experience doing news topical spots. Spreading the message on social media is part of the job. Shooting ability is a plus. As a bonus, you’ll have warm weather, beautiful beaches and an outstanding team to work with. Sound like you? Let us hear from you!
Apply at

Job Alert– marketing Director FOX Colorado Springs CO

Just in time for all the new network shows, Rotten Tomatoes is going to start giving out Fresh or Rotten ratings to scripted shows. Variety covers it – click here.


Think About This: “Guard well within yourself that treasure – kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret and how to acquire without meanness.”  ~  George Sand


September 10, 2013

Sep 10, 2013 by     Comments Off on September 10, 2013    Posted under: Featured

ED ROTH was already hard at work on his second day on the job…caught him in a meeting to be precise. He’s the new Marketing Manager of Scripps’ show The List. He’s happy and adjusting very well to the Phoenix locale. Ed’s been in LA and no doubt will find the real estate prices at this end of I-10 to be more to his liking (to anyone’s liking actually). He’s bringing a wealth of marketing, producing and promotional background with him…including station-side work at WFLD and WMAQ in Chicago and KUSA and KWGN in Denver. Let’s not forget his own consulting The Ed Roth Show which found his work on CNN, ABC and cool baseball promos for The San Diego Padres. He was part of the legendary Jacobs and Gerber at one time, and was Executive Director Creative Service for Buena Vista TV, now called Disney/ABC Domestic Television. He’s got a very impressive list of his own! Well Dunne! Ed.


Many of you are reading this on 9/11. Time has eased the blow, diminished the shock, and given us all time to come to terms with the myriad of changes these 12 years have brought. Let’s make a concerted effort to remember all the people who were lost on that day, in NYC, Pennsylvania and DC and not focus on the divisions that have sprung up since.


Think About This:  “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”   ~  Leonardo da Vinci


September 10, 2013

Sep 9, 2013 by     Comments Off on September 10, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Know where STEVE HARRIS, Austin’s KEYE marketing head, is reading this right now? Hawaii. The Islands. Paradise. He’s a lucky man. Even luckier – he’s now a married man – newly married.  Ho’omaika’i ‘Ana and all the best to you and your bride. 

Job Alert – Sr. Copywriter DISH Networks Denver

Job Alert – Manager-Creative Services Warner Brothers Entertainment Group Burbank

Job Alert – Creative Services Director KNOE Monroe Louisiana


Think About This: “Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.” ~  Stella Adler


September 9, 2013

Sep 8, 2013 by     Comments Off on September 9, 2013    Posted under: Featured

CHRIS SLOAN’s 2C Media has named an award-winning talent as their Creative Director. Let’s hear it for BRIAN ELOE, who will be heading to Miami after being Creative Director of Impossible. Brian started as an editor at first Hallmark then Starz and has let his inventive talent grow with each slot and promotion. He’s a rabid hockey fan and will no doubt get a kick out of Well Dunne!’s MITCH PHILLIPS, who lends his big voice to Florida Panthers hockey. Well Dunne! Brian. 

PAUL VINCENT is the latest addition to LARRY KELLOGG’s creative team at NBC’s KRCA in Sacramento. Paul had been over at Salt Lake City’s ABC affiliate, KTVX. Well Dunne! Paul.


Job Alert – KTVU Channel 2 is looking for an experienced Creative Services Writer/Producer.  Great gig – great station – in the Bay Area!  If you can do it all, from topical to image promotion, send your cover letter/resume/reel to:  Jeff Holub  Director of MarketingKTVU Fox 2, TV36 & Group 236   jeff.holub@ktvu.com


Do you know what Persado is? You better, since it might take your job. 


Think About This:  “It’s time business stops confusing efficiency with effectiveness.”  ~ Kate Bacon


September 5, 2013

Sep 4, 2013 by     Comments Off on September 5, 2013    Posted under: Featured

The talent lineup Tribune has been putting together is muy impressive. The latest hire, an A List Creative, is Fox alum, BRIAN DOLLENMAYER who’s been named Exec VP of Marketing and Promotions. Brian has been at FOX for nearly 20 years, his last title with them was EVP On-Air Promotions and Marketing Operations. Big Well Dunne! Brian. 

Job Alert – Sr. Writer Producer KLAS Las Vegas

Think About This:  "To find the universal elements enough;
to find the air and the water exhilarating;
to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter;
to be thrilled by the stars at night;
to be elated over a bird’s nest or
a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life."
  ~  John Burroughs


September 4, 2013

Sep 3, 2013 by     Comments Off on September 4, 2013    Posted under: Featured

 Saying nice things about BRIAN BLUM isn’t just easy – it’s a treat. Prepare yourselves, since Brian is the focus of today’s WDTB (which would make great call letters, in case that ever comes up…). Mr. B, who is VP of Creative Services at Fox’s NYC operation, aka WNYW, is going to retiring and moving back to his west coast digs, which is where his family has been calling home for quite some time. Brian has been with Foxny for the last 10 years and was with CBS’ KPIX in San Francisco before that. Just like a Cosmo article, he and his wife did a bi-coastal marriage, which is a feat unto itself. Come the end of this month, he’ll be in the same zip code nightly and enjoying the best weather in the country. The timing is perfect – he’s already closed on his NY condo so the signs all point to “right track”. His stellar career path included getting his foot in as producer at WBBM in Chicago, then going on to be Promo Manager at Philly’s WCAU and Director of Marketing and Program Development at Miami’s WFOR. Brian is the go-to guy for marketing direction and, despite the fact we know he’ll be very very happy, he will be missed. BTW, Brian was the very first person to sign up to get the WDTB and he will forever be a favorite of mine! A huge Well Dunne! Brian. 

Ending the summer in a totally fabulous way – marketing guru BILL HARTNETT. He and his lovely wife have welcomed a new little one into the world. Kudos for those who didn’t think let alone utter ‘now that’s taking labor day literally’. 

Well, fall is really here. They’re serving Pumpkin Latte’s at Starbucks and there’s a few Christmas things for sale on shelves in between all the Halloween candy. 

A sweet and happy Hebrew New Year 5774.

Think About This:  “If you are falling….dive.”  ~ Joseph Campbell


September 3, 2013

Sep 2, 2013 by     Comments Off on September 3, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Any True Blood fans out there? Do you get a kick out of the fact Bonne Temps is just a quick trip out of Shreveport? We’ll have to ask KATHARYN DEVILLE if she’s into the HBO series, since she’s now a fulltime resident of Louisiana’s third largest city. What’s taken Ms. DeVille (a perfect French name for the Frenchiest of all US states) to Shreveport is her slot as KTBS’s new Marketing Director. She’s been in Dallas at WFAA where she was heading up Digital Marketing and in charge of digital product. Katharyn comes from a news background and has been a producer for stations in New Orleans as well as at WFAA itself. She’s back home now in Louisiana, where she was an LSU Tiger. Well Dunne! Katharyn.

Got two Job Alerts from new WFTV CSD TONY GETTS down Orlando way:

Promotion Producer – Orlando  It’s rare to find a marketing job where employees actually believe in the product they’re selling; even rarer to find one that offers a pension and company-matching 401k.  This is that job.

At WFTV we’re looking for a talented producer to help market Central Florida’s #1 news brand.   We specialize in creating compelling topical, proof-of-performance, and image spots—and you should, too.   Our ideal candidate is a savvy broadcast copywriter and skilled editor, with a keen eye for visuals and graphics.  Candidates who also shoot DSLR video move to the top of the list.  After Effects skills: also a plus.  

If you join us you’ll be part of an award-winning team, marketing one of the best local news products in America, in one of the world’s best locations.  You’ll also work for a company that values its employees and still offers benefits that many thought were gone for good.  

Our qualified candidate’s resume will look something like this:

  • Prior news marketing experience
  • Strong copywriter and editor
  • Proficient on Avid and Premiere
  • Experienced DSLR videographe
  • Experienced user of After Effects
  • Flexible team player
  • Detail-oriented and deadline-driven

Please send your resume, cover letter and online reel to Tony Getts at tony.getts@wftv.com.

Executive Producer, Retail and Special Projects  WFTV Orlando

Description:  927Creative, the ad team at WFTV and WRDQ in Orlando, seeks a highly creative executive producer to help lead our award-winning shop to even greater heights.  

We specialize in high-end creative for internal and external clients.  Your role will be to lead by example with work that sets high standards in cinematography, copywriting, and post production.  Our goal is to produce spots and creative equal to the best local work being done anywhere in the country.  The ideal candidate will be someone who not only has great ideas, but is also great at communicating those ideas, and getting other people excited about them.  We are building a highly collaborative, agency-inspired shop, with overlapping teams dedicated to retail production, design, and on-air promotion.  This is a key role with great potential for growth and promotion.

Production Skills:

  • Digital cinematography (Canon 5D and C300)
  • Motion graphics (After Effects. C4D a plus)
  • Copywriting
  • Editing (Premiere and Final Cut)
  • Talent direction
  • Graphic design (Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Lighting and grip
  • Still photography
  • Sound design (Audition)

Executive Skills:

  • Leader
  • Collaborator
  • Mentor
  • Strong communicator and presenter
  • Accurate and detail-oriented 
  • Deadline driven 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Billing, scheduling, and administration

We offer a highly competitive salary with great benefits, including pension and company-matching 401k.  Send resume, cover letter and online reel to Tony Getts at: tony.getts@wftv.com  

Think About This: “There has never been but one question in all civilization – how to keep a few men from saying to many men: You work and earn bread and we will eat it.”  ~  Abraham Lincoln


August 30, 2013

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I guess it was because she was born in LA that MALIA ARMANI loves summer and sunshine. She’s happy as can be now for two reasons..one is that it is definitely summer and two because she has a great new job. Malia is now the Promotion Manager of CBS’s Denver operation, KCNC. Despite her California debut, Malia is a Denver girl through and through, having landed there as a 1 year old. Since then, she’s been drinking in the mile high city even though she’s not a big fan of winter and the resultant sports for which Denver is noted. The lucky lady has been able to work in the TV promo world all this time. She’s coming to CBS from KDVR, the Fox outlet (and she adores her old boss MAIA BRUSSEAU) and before that she doing promo for the CW outlet. A very big Well Dunne! Ms. Maia, who qualifies for a Great Name alert.


Job Alert – Creative Services Manager WGRZ Buffalo

DIANA RICHARDSON is one of those promo types who forged the biz and blazed the trail. She’s got a birthday this Monday, so as you’re doing the Labor Day relaxation routine, think good thoughts on her behalf.

Just a reminder that Well Dunne! is all about voices. Who else can find you the perfect sound for your brand and your budget? Nobody.

Let’s take a breather for the long weekend. Please have a safe, happy, relaxing time. And step away from the computer/iPhone unless you’re watching a movie – unplug and see what happens.

Think About This:  “Take rest. A field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”  ~  Ovid


August 29, 2013

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Talk about  a change of place.  BEN BATES has been in Baton Rouge, where the humidity is as thick as a Morton’s steak and the temps linger in the 90’s for months on end. He’s now a member of MAIA BRUSSEAU’s creative team at KDVR, Fox in Denver, the mile high city noted for snow and low humidity. This is definitely a 180 for young Ben. He learned the promo game at WVLA, NBC down in Baton Rouge. Enjoy your new locale and have a blast with your new collegues. Well Dunne! Ben.

Job Alert Creative Services Producer / Editor  FOX31 Denver and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 in Denver, Colorado have an immediate opening for a Creative Services Producer/Editor.

We are seeking a flexible and creative producer who can do it all: write, edit, shoot, direct – in a fast-paced news promotions environment. In this position you’ll work with our talented team of producers and designers to create daily topicals, image promos, special report promos, and everything in between.

Required skills: Strong Writing Skills, Final Cut Pro Studio and Camera skills (Canon 5D & Sony EX3)  

Preferred skills: After Effects and Photoshop.

A successful candidate must enjoy working in a collaborative environment, be able to meet tight deadlines, and be willing to work a flexible schedule if/when needed.  College degree or equivalent experience is essential.  Previous television promotions experience will help you stand out.  

Send a resume and non-returnable DVD or link to demo reel:  Maia Brusseau   Promotions Manager

KDVR / KWGN   100 E Speer Blvd   Denver, CO 80203   Maia.brusseau@kdvr.com


Think About This:  “It’s hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but it’s harder to give up when you know it’s everything you want.” – Unknown


August 28, 2013

Aug 27, 2013 by     Comments Off on August 28, 2013    Posted under: Featured

As we head into the Labor Day weekend when so many of us will be biking, hiking, swimming, and playing….or watching those who do..it’s good to know that ROBERT GOTTLIEB has added a new title to his already illustrious title at Fox Sports. He’s now Executive VP of Marketing instead of Senior VP of Marketing. The Emerson College and NYU educated marketing honcho has been with Fox for quite some time, including his stint as SVP-Creative Director of Fox Cable Netwoks. Well Dunne! Mr. G.

BONNIE BARCLAY has been busy (please note the rhythmic cadence to that phase). As the marketing guru for the FX Design Group, she was at RTNDA and it seems she was well turned out at the CNN Bowling Party. Check out the picture and see for yourself. Thanks for sharing Ms. Bonnie!  And don’t forget about the great folks at FX…they rock.


Job Alert – Writer producer KMOV St Louis


Job Alert – Creative SErvices Preditor WTVJ Miami

Job Alert – TV Promo Writer Producer at WRAL Raleigh working with the wonderful SHELLY LESLIE. 

Job Alert – Design Director  KTVU-TV (Group 236)  Oakland/San Francisco/San Jose 

KTVU, one of the top television stations in the country is looking for a Design Director.  You’ll lead our award-winning design department in creating work for News, Promotion, Local Programming, Retail and Sales.  You’ll be responsible for maintaining quality and visual continuity of KTVU’s brand both on-air and off.  We’re looking for someone who can be innovative and bring fresh ideas to one of the strongest brands in the country.  Applicant should have excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with others.  Excellent organization skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. 

Applicants should be proficient in After-Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Curious Maps, Deko, 3D programs, set design and non-linear editing systems.  You should have at least five years’ experience in a TV station Design Department with previous supervisory experience.  If you’re looking for the dream job – this is it!  KTVU, Bay Area, award-winning staff and all the tools you need!  For more information on who we are, check us out at www.group236.com

Send your cover letter, resume and reel to:  Jeff Holub  Director of Marketing  KTVU Fox 2, KICU & Group 236  2 Jack London Square  Oakland, CA 94607  jeff.holub@ktvu.com  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE  KTVU is an equal opportunity employer


Think About This: “A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.”  ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

August 27, 2013

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Getting around Hot-lanta is not going to be any trouble at all for LARRY WATZMAN. Of course, traffic is going to be worse than he remembers it. He’s going back to the Georgia capital as the Director of Marketing and Creative Services at Gannett’s WXIA. The move is actually a promotion from within the Gannett family, since he has been the head creative at their Buffalo, NY NBC affil, WGRZ. Larry and family are going to love the hub of the South and he’ll be returning to a city he knows from the days of working for CNN. He’ll be back in Dixie by the middle of September. Well Dunne! Larry.

Job Alert – Promo Producer at Palm Beach for WPEC and TERRY MCFARLANE
CBS 12 in West Palm Beach is looking for the next news topical star. What’s it take to land this job? It all starts with great copy. Taking news stories and developing compelling, tightly written copy to sell them. The words come first. FCP skills and the ability to think beyond a topical news template are essential. Spreading the message via social media is also part of the job. Shooting skills are a plus.
As a bonus, you’ll have warm weather, beautiful beaches and an outstanding team to work with. Sound like you? Let us hear from you! 

Job Alert – Senior Graphic Designer KOVR Sacramento and DON SMITH 

Smart?  Talented?  A little “off-center”?  Read on! 1331Creative, the marketing team at KOVR/KMAX in Sacramento, CA is looking for a highly creative artist to join our award-winning group. This CBS-owned duopoly is not your typical(boring) TV station.  Nope.  We have fun.  We take chances.  We even make a few misatkes.  We do it all in the spirit of creativity.  Our goal is to produce smart work, exceed client/viewer expectations and have a blast doing it.

This position will work on high-end projects with the station’s commercial production team as well as the promotion and art peeps.  We’re a little weird.  A lot geeky.  And we love to laugh… often. Sounds like your kind of place?  Before you march into your boss’s office and quit… here’s what we need from you:

  • A killer reel! (you’d be surprised how many resumes we get without a reel… we need to see what you can do!) 
  • Expert knowledge of After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro and Star Wars 
  • A passion for producing motion graphics that break through the clutter 
  • You MUST be a team player who enjoys collaborating and brainstorming while discussing Sharknado 
  • C4D & compositing experience bumps you to the top of the list 
  • Ability to shoot video and still photography along with experience directing talent is a huge plus 
  • Sharp attention to detail and accuracy;  ability to make tight deadlines 
  • Agency or post house experience preferred

Listen up you runners, walkers and bikers – want to make that run/walk/ride even better? Then get the Charity Miles app   It’s marketing brilliance imo, and a free download which earns money for your hard workouts. Seriously, I want to hear from you when you do this. A real win-win.


On behalf of SHORTY BACON and the latest edition to the family PATCH, hope you had fun with your pup on NATIONAL DOG DAY!

Think About This: "The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel."  ~  Steve Furtick



August 26, 2013

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Columbia, SC is the state capital as well as home to USC, which in this case is not University of Southern California but University of South Carolina. Bet you didn’t know the city was the site of the largest children’s museum in the south. Now you know. It’s also the new home of COURTNEY MCCALLUM, the new Marketing Director at WLTX, Gannett’s CBS affiliate. She’s made the switch from historic Macon, GA where she went to school and worked writing and producing promos at Gannett’s WMAZ. Big Well Dunne! Courtney.

Job Alert – writer producer On-Air Promos FX Networks  LA

Job Alert – Marketing Promotions Writer Producer WMAZ Macon GA

Short week…so let’s make the best of it. Think About This: "Only when the brain is confronted with stimuli that it has not encountered before does it start to reorganize perception. The surest way to provoke the imagination, then, is to seek out environments you have no experience with."    ~  Gregory Burns


August 22, 2013

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Valdosta, GA native BEN MCLEOD has been promoted to Marketing Manager at Barrington’s WFXL in Albany, GA. Ben’s knows how to do it all – he started out as a Master Control op after getting his degree from Valdosta State. The then-Marketing Manager thought he’d make a good promo person, and rescued him from the control room. Since then, he’s been making graphics, animations, producing promos and editing. Now, he’s in charge of the branding for the Fox affiliate. During his stint in Germany when he was in the Army, he had the most intriguing assignment – Electronic Warfare Intelligence Analyst. Well Dunne! Ben. 

JOHN KIM is living the Champaign lifestyle. Champaign, as in Illinois. He’s knocking the creative out of the park at WCIA, the CBS/MyTV duop owned by Nexstar.  John had been over at WMBD in Peoria heading up their creative. He’s now under the wing of PETER CARLSON, so that’s a major plus in itself. Well Dunne! John.

Do you know nine words to avoid using everyday? None of them are obscenities, btw.  Find out….

Think About This: “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”  ~  Pablo Picasso


August 20, 2013

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Climbing the sports ladder, so to speak, is JEFF GORNBEIN, who is now an Editor at Fox Sports Media Group in LA. He’s been writing and producing for them, and this is a promotion. He’s a Chapman U grad who has edited at such LA creative shops as Ant Farm, Craig Murry Prods and Imaginary Forces. He’s been at NBCU doing promos for Chiller, Universal HD, Sleuth and NBC2Go. He has sports in his blood and not only interned at Fox Sports West but also worked at Universal Sports. Great to hear the good news, Jeff. Well Dunne!

Job Alert – work for the wonderful SHELLY LESLIE at WRAL…heres the official listing:

POSITION: TV Promotion Writer/Producer  JOB NUMBER:   13086


DESCRIPTION:   Our award winning Creative Services team needs a new mate.  You’re the right person if you write irresistible, cliché free copy, are a hands-on genius in an edit bay and can graphically kick your spots to the next level.  Making magic with the camera and knowing how to move people from TV to web to social to mobile and back to TV moves your resume to the top of the pile.  At WRAL, you’ll topically promote our top rated News on TV, web and social. You conceptualize and produce high impact special report promotion, proof of performance image, news specials, documentaries, station events and other marketing as assigned.  You’ll also contribute to station community efforts.  We’ll support you with an outstanding team of designers.  We have all the best tools in house: seven HD Final Cut Pro edit suites, Adobe Creative Cloud, Canon 5D production gear, slider, dolly, and jib.  We work in one of the most beautiful television stations in America.  People come to WRAL-TV and they stay. Why? We’re family.  We do what other stations don’t and we like turning the broadcasting world on its ear.  We have extraordinary expectations of each other and accept nothing short of excellence. Meshing with our standout team is as important as your skills.  We’re locally-owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company, a pioneering, stable, community advocate, do the right thing company that offers some of the best benefits in the business.

Qualifications: minimum of three years’ experience in TV promotion, production and/or news; hands on writer, editor, and videographer.  Must be able to edit on non-linear system (preferably Final Cut Pro).  Experience with After Effects, Photoshop, or other graphic related program is preferred.  Exceptional initiative and personality to stay calm in the face of deadlines necessary as well as the ability to execute multiple projects at once.  Must have the ability to lift/carry equipment weighing up to 40 pounds and have a valid driver’s license with clean driving record.  College degree and/or extended production training desired.  Must be available to work nights, weekends and holidays when required. 

A DVD or online demo reel is REQUIRED for consideration.   All candidates must apply online at www.cbc-raleigh.com.  DVDs may be sent to CBC Human Resources, PO Box 12800, Raleigh, NC  27605.  Please include position number 13086 and title with DVD.  EOE M/F  All Capitol Broadcasting Company properties are tobacco free.

Think About This: “There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.”  ~  Robert Frost


August 18, 2013

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You really have to love marketing if you choose to move away from the beach and take a job inland…which is exactly what lovely LEAH MAYS is going to do in less than two weeks. Ms. Mays is going to be the new girl at The Meridian Family of Stations in, as the name says, Meridian, Mississippi. She’ll be a mere 168 miles from the gulls, pelicans and waves, so it’s not like she’s going to be all that far, eh? Leah has been Promotions and Social Media Director for Fox affil WXXV in Gulfport and helped sign on the NBC and MyTV affils there. The Minot State U grad has also honed her promo chops at WLOX in Biloxi.  Up in Meridian, she’ll be wrangling creative for WGBC, WNDM and the HD Fox affil. Great big Well Dunne! Leah.


Sorry there’s no pix again…just haven’t had time to fix this…but it will happen…

Job Alert – Creative Services Manager KARE 11 Minneapolis
If you lead by example while inspiring a creative team… and realize that typical topicals are simply white noise for most news viewers, we want to hear from you.
KARE 11 in Minneapolis, Minnesota has an immediate opening in their Marketing and Creative Services Department for an organized and highly motivated Creative Services Manager.

This is a hands-on position — you will oversee AND be in the trenches with your team in writing, shooting and editing high-end original image, daily topicals, and special report promotions.  Must be able to work tight and sometimes unrealistic deadlines (we’ve all been there) with minimal direction… and be ready to push creative beyond the typical.  You’ll also be expected to assist in outside media plans, occasional logs, promotion production schedules and other managerial duties.

Required skills: Final Cut Pro, DSLR production, Staff Management Experience
Preferred skills: WideOrbit, After Effects, Basecamp
Willing to work a flexible schedule when needed.  College degree or equivalent experience essential.  Applicants with a news background and promotion management experience will fly to the head of the line.

To be considered a candidate for an opening at kare11.com/company/jobs – you must complete the online application at kare11.com/company/jobs. Attach your resume, video link and cover letter.
If you do also want to send something via the mail, please address to:  Erik Candiani
Director of Marketing & Creative Services   KARE 11  8811 Olson Memorial Highway
Minneapolis, MN 55427
You must complete the online application to be considered an applicant. (No phone calls please)
We are a drug free, EEO/AA employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status. We solicit your assistance on this opening and future possible openings.

Great news for anyone hwo uses color (and everyone does, of course). The  Joseph Albers theory and writings on color is now available on an app for just $10. His book goes for more than $250. Don’t know abut Albers work? Good thing you can download it as soon as you can.


Think About This: “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”  ~ Leonardo da Vinci


August 15, 2013

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No picture today. Sorry about yesterday’s wonky post…changing hosts and it was just one of the glitches. Working it all out…will be done soon. Thank goodness it’s summer and the livin’ is easy…just hang in there and a better Well Dunne! will emerge in no time at all.

Former KNXV promo pro JIM HART is spending the summer in Europe, and is walking the El Camino in Spain. What an adventure. Man knows how to take a vacation. 

Job Alert – Work with the amazing SHELLY LESLIE at legendary WRAL in the Raleigh market who is looking for a writer producer. I’ll have the official listing tomorrow….computer just won’t cut and paste it. It’s a GREAT opportunity.

Think About This: “An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s entire existence.”  ~ Honore De Balzac

August 7, 2013

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There’s no place like home.  Dorothy knew that and spent her time in Oz looking to return to Kansas. Most of us don’t have to worry about a Wizard or a hot air balloon to do this. Despite it all, Home is still what calls us, and so many of you make changes with that as the focal point. How can we get the HR people to understand that going home…being close to family…is not just a valid point, but THE valid point in life’s path. Such is the case with two wonderful Creatives. BOBBY RIGG is back in Houston amongst family and making the folks happy at KHOU where he’s Sr. Writer Producer. Heading home to the Pacific Northwest is KEVIN KIRKALDIE, who had been at the Nexstar duop in Memphis. He’s a super guy, so all you NW folks who are on the lookout for someone super…he’s your man. Well Dunne! Bobby and Kevin.

Get out the confetti and streamers…it’s an anniversary. Voice man MARK DRISCOLL started his radio career on this date quite a few years ago. He’s made huge impacts in NYC, LA, Philly…you get the idea. Of course, he’s been nicknamed Mr. Voice by RICK DEES.

Job Alert – VP Creative TruTV NYC

Think About This: “The sages do not consider that making no mistakes is a blessing. They believe, rather, that the great virtue of man lies in his ability to correct his mistakes and continually to make a new man of himself. “  ~  Wang Yang-Ming

August 5, 2013

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CBS affil KIRO in sleek Seattle has another new member of their creative team. Welcome banners will be hung next Monday for JEFF PARDEN, the new Promotion Manager. He’ll be coming west from his slot as PM at CBS’ KCNC in Denver. Jeff is a Colorado State grad who started TV life producing news at Albuquerque’s KOB TV. He transitioned to promo in The Duke City and from there headed to another mile high city – Denver, where he honed his promo chops at KDVR/KWGN before getting picked up at KCNC. BTW, he and his new CSD SUSAN CONNOR crossed paths in New Mexico where he worked for her writing and producing promos. She couldn’t be happier to reconnect and welcome Jeff to her department. Well Dunne! Mr. P.

Job Alert – Manager of Social Media NBC Entertainment Universal City, CA


Job Alert  – Promo Manager WWL New Orleans  WWL-TV in New Orleans is looking for a Promotions Manager with the knowledge, experience and leadership to manage a very talented and creative team in a very unique and exciting city.   The successful candidate must have exceptional managerial, writing and editing skills, must be able to handle numerous projects under short deadlines, and have the drive to keep WWL-TV and its sister stations at the top of the market.

The Promotions Manager will work with the Creative Services Director to:

  • oversee log inventory and log placement for three stations
  • supervise and assist Promotions Producers with daily news topicals, image spots, shoots, and edits
  • work closely with News, Sales, and Digital to conceive and complete multiple projects per week

Qualifications: College degree in related filed is required.  Experience in writing for broadcast and public relations needed.  Candidates must have a minimum of five years experience in writing, directing and editing television production.  Television management experience and experience creating and executing digital campaigns is a plus.  

Interested candidates can email resume to pcohn@wwltv.com or mail to WWL-TV, Inc.  1024 N Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119.


Job Alert  – Producer KTUU Anchorage, AK

Job Alert – Creative Director RNN Rye, NY

For all you semi-pro photogs who can make your iPhone camera do wonders…step it up to National Geographic quality with the Izzi Orbit. Yeah, really…check it out.

Think About This:  “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”  ~  Robert Louis Stevenson