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January 15, 2013

Jan 14, 2013 by     Comments Off on January 15, 2013    Posted under: Uncategorized

ABC Fresno has a new Promotion Manager. Let’s hear it for TIM SARQUIS who is already hard at work – this is a promotion you see. After three years at ABC30, which is the name KFSN uses in the Fresno market, Tim got the boost up the ladder. Let me turn this over to KRISTIE GONZALES, the Creative Services and Public Affairs Director for more details. BTW, the Public Affairs part of her title is new…so it’s another Well Dunne! moment. “Tim started as an intern here in August 2005 and returned in December 2009 as a Promotion Specialist.  Whether it’s letting cats crawl all over him to get the perfect shot, trying to change a blown tire by the side of 99 or handling sweeps promotion by himself, Tim has proved his capabilities many times over.  He has helped earn the station Alpha Award nominations, helped boost our Facebook page by the thousands and helped design and launch a new look for Action News” Well Dunne! Tim.

While you were relaxing this weekend, SCOTT MORRISON was becoming a dad. The WSFA Creative Services Director welcomed Rivers Morgan Morrison, one handsome young man, to the world and to Montgomery, AL specifically. Mazel Tov and Best Wishes 

A robot restaurant. How much fun. It’s happening in Harbin, China, population 10 million people. No robot count at this time.

Think About This: … We could take a cue from music here: ‘Rest’ is musical term for a pause between flurries of notes. Without that tiny pause, the torrent of notes can be overwhelming. Without a rest in our lives, the torrent of our lives can be the same"  ~  Julia Cameron


January 14, 2013

Jan 13, 2013 by     Comments Off on January 14, 2013    Posted under: Jobs, Uncategorized

99 Tigers and 98 Monkeys…not the inventory at the London Zoo taken last week but way cool marketing/branding company names. The NY, Venice and Dallas based company has welcomed DIANA LOCHRIDGE aboard where she’ll not just be part of the 99 Tigers creative output, but heading up all those Monkeys. One can NEVER go wrong with a monkey (Well Dunne‘s Advertising Law 2). Diana has quite the creative pedigree – her last position was VP Creative Services at truTV. She’s also got VH1, HBO, Crossroads Television and Charlie Company experience. And she’s an Arizona State grad to boot. Well Dunne! Diana.

Job Alert – Full time Creative Director Wanted: SMT

10+ years in Creative Director role a must.  National Sports TV experience a strong plus.  Analytical, creative thinker who thrives in a fast paced environment.  Someone who enjoys technology and likes being a part of solutions and advancements as it relates to motion graphic design and the information being displayed.  Passion for design and sports an absolute must.

SMT provides live graphics and stats integration to nearly every major sport and network worldwide. SMT has had a successful business marrying technology and graphics for over 20 years, providing graphic displays and data integration for broadcast packages, live object tracking, virtual insertion graphics and much more.  Last year, SMT purchased IDS, which provides similar solutions for the Sports governing bodies around the world, including the MASTERS, Wimbledon and the Olympics.

SMT is planning to launch a new creative division, (n+1) design studio in March. The new division consists of creative teams in two locations, with plans in the near future to add a global location. (n+1) design studio will be a full service creative company, creating network redesigns, insert packages, 3D virtual sets and insertions, to name a few.

We ar looking to hire an experienced full-time Creative Director to launch our brand and guide our creative efforts into the future.  Position is based in Durham, NC (but can also be based in Jacksonville, FL, if preferred).  Competitive Salary and Benefits offered.  Stability and Advancement Opportunities.

Please send resume’s and work links to j.arlotta@smt.com

Job Alert – Associate Creative Director PBS Arlington VA

Job Alert – Television Marketing Manager The Weather Channel Atlanta

Job Alert – On-air Promotions Coordinator NBC Sports Group Stamford, CT job 8441BR

Think About This: "A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole [of] nature in its beauty."  ~  Albert Einstein


January 11, 2013

Jan 10, 2013 by     Comments Off on January 11, 2013    Posted under: Jobs, Uncategorized

Starting 2013 off on the right note is ANDREW ECKMAN who has been promoted to Promotion Manager for Central Coast ABC, known in the call letter world as KSBW. It’s in the most gorgeous part of the country, Monterrey CA is. That whole central coast…sublime.  Andrew is a native Californian who was raised in Pleasanton, just outside San Fran. He went to school at Penn State (and even worked as a Sports Information intern) and did TV interning at FOX in the Bay Area, KTVU. He’s been at KSBW since ’08, first as a photog/editor in News then jumping to Creative. He’s obviously done a great job, what with the promotion. A shout out to his boss, one of my faves, DEILIA WILLIAMS. Well Dunne! Andrew.

Job Alert – Marketing Director (Sales oriented) KEYE Austin

Job Alert – Writer/Producer/Editor WLWC Providence, RI

 Think About This:  “Life is so complete that even when we are knocked on our backs, we have the best view of the stars.”  ~  Laura Teresa Marquez


January 10, 2013

Jan 9, 2013 by     Comments Off on January 10, 2013    Posted under: Jobs, Uncategorized

Post Newsweek’s WDIV in Detroit named JAMIE KAYE WALTERS their Creative Services and Programming Director. Jamie knows her stuff having worked at WDIV in the past in both programming and promotions. She’s a grad of University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. What’s she been doing in the gap between WDIV gigs? She founded and ran Creative Cow, a production company in the Motor City. Big Well Dunne! Jamie Kaye Walters.

Job Alert – Promo Writer Producer WMOR in Tampa

Job Alert – VP Creative Services, On-Air BET Networks NYC

As if being the voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers and doing NFL Films voic work isn’t enough..plus his on-air work at KDKA Radio…Well Dunne! Talent’s LARRY RICHERT has also written a movie. Check it out by clicking here and pick one up at your Walmart.  Impressive.



Think About This: “All I know is that I’ve wasted all these years looking for something, a sort of trophy I’d get only if I really, really did enough to deserve it. But I don’t want it anymore, I want something else now, something warm and sheltering, something I can turn to, regardless of what I do, regardless of who I become. Something that will just be there, always, like tomorrow’s sky. That’s what I want now, and I think it’s what you should want too. But it will be too late soon. We’ll become too set to change. If we don’t take our chance now, another may never come for either of us.”  ~  Kazuo Ishiguro (When We Were Orphans)

January 9, 2013

Jan 8, 2013 by     Comments Off on January 9, 2013    Posted under: Jobs, Uncategorized

A real New Yorker. Born and raised in Manhattan. Even has his degree from NYU. That’s MATT BOLINE who is going to venture forth to Connecticut soon when he takes the Brand Manager job at Hartford’s WVIT. He’s leaving behind his slot at WNBC in, of course, New York. This will be his first time flying creative pilot, and he sounds like he’ll be the best. Well Dunne! Matt.

That’s WJAR’s DAVE RAWSON in the picture today. He’s been uber busy, but we caught up and…I have to correct that he worked at WTEN in Albany, NY, not WALB in Albany, GA. It’s a mistake any overly tired blonde could make. Another Well Dunne! to Dave.

Ironically…Job Alert Creative Services Promotion Producer/Director WTEN Albany


Think About This: "The greatest gift you will ever have is your life, and the second greatest gift-which you give yourself-is courage to live it to the fullest. Time goes by quickly, and you cannot take it for granted. Appreciate how far you have come, and give yourself the gift of discovering how far you can yet go."  ~  Dr. Sonya Friedman


January 8, 2013

Jan 7, 2013 by     Comments Off on January 8, 2013    Posted under: Jobs, Uncategorized

The holidays were just great, but frankly, they also were a puzzle. Anybody else get confused on what day it was last week? Thank you computer for sorting that out. Mentioning this because there’s a great new creative down East and it’s a tad tardy getting around to him. Let’s hear it for WJAR’s Marketing Director, DAVE RAWSON.  Dave is definitely a New Englander and even has his degree from University of Maine. He’s been CSD at Fox affil WFFF/WVNY in Burlington, VT and was  Promotion Manager at Raycom’s WALB in Albany, New York’s capital. WJAR is Media General’s NBC station in the Providence market. A warm and sincere Well Dunne! Dave.

Job Alert – Sr Art Director QVC Philly

In case you missed it – local affiliates give advantage to broadcast nets. 


Think About This: The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.”  ~  Peggy O’Mara


January 7, 2013

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Starting the year in the warm, palm tree studded land of sunshine is TOM HEBEL, who just today (if you’re reading this on Monday) begins as Marketing Director at WFLA , Media General’s NBC affil in Tampa. Tom has been in Chicago since he earned a sheepskin from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, so this marks the first winter he’ll be able to shed his overcoat, scarf, gloves and ice scraper. Doesn’t that sound lovely!  He’s left his amazing creative mark at WBBM and WLS in Chicago. A big warm sunny Well Dunne! Tom. 

Meanwhile, up Brooklyn way, a new baby boy has decided to make his debut, thanks to the MIKE BRATTON family. Welcome Master Elliott. Dad says you have quite the voice already, which means you just might follow in dad’s voiceover footsteps. Congrats to one and all.

Think About This: "It is hard to let old beliefs go. They are familiar. We are comfortable with them and have spent years building systems and developing habits that depend on them. Like a man who has worn eyeglasses so long that he forgets he has them on, we forget that the world looks to us the way it does because we have become used to seeing it that way through a particular set of lenses. Today, however, we need new lenses. And we need to throw the old ones away." ~ Kenich Ohmae


January 3, 2013

Jan 3, 2013 by     Comments Off on January 3, 2013    Posted under: Jobs, Uncategorized

Seeing as this is National Sleep Day, and seeing as that sounds like something way too cool to pass up, there’s an abbreviated version of today’s news, with jobs, of course. Now take a nap and remember how refreshed your creativity is with some shut-eye.

Job Alert – Manager Partnership Marketing Bravo NYC job 8327BR

Job Alert – Emerging Media Producer Oxygen NYC job 8308BR

Job Alert – Sr. Writer Producer On-air promos LOGO  NYC job 4925

Job Alert – VP Multiplatform Programming and Promotional Strategy, Comedy Central NYC ob 4848

Get some cash that just calls out for something way cool to buy? Then buy a motorcycle owned by Steve McQueen. That IS cool. Details.




Think About This: “There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.” ~ Alexander Woollcott


Last Day of 2012

Dec 30, 2012 by     Comments Off on Last Day of 2012    Posted under: Uncategorized

New year, new possibilities.  Let’s approach each day with optimism and confidence that everything will be good. Here’s a list of some possibilities for those who might want to replant themselves.

Job Alert – Writer producer for FOX Memphis

Job Alert – Writer producer for WFTS in Tampa

Job Alert – Marketing Director WIVB Buffalo

Job Alert – Communications and Marketing Specialist WCCO Minneapolis Job62440888

Job Alert – Assistant Creative Services Manager WAPT in Jackson, Mississippi

Job Alert – Director, Consumer Marketing G4 in LA Number7151BR

Job Alert – Sr Manager,Franchise/Brand Management ABC Television Group in Burbank 

Irish? Do you know about The Gathering? Sounds devine. Who wants to join in and go home? 

Think About This: “There are people in your life whom you unknowingly inspire simply by being you.” ~  Unknown (thank you LARRY COLEMAN)


Merry Christmas

Dec 21, 2012 by     Comments Off on Merry Christmas    Posted under: Uncategorized

 And to all….a goodnight! See you after the hoiday cheer!


December 21, 2012

Dec 20, 2012 by     Comments Off on December 21, 2012    Posted under: Featured, Uncategorized

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. 


Candidate Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 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 bob.stcharles@wftv.com.

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
nkozinko@wbrz.com or lsisemore@wbrz.com.  Drug-free and smoke-free facility. EOE

CSD and Promo Manager slots:

WTLV Jacksonville FL – Director of Marketing


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


December 20, 2012

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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.‚Ä®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

December 19, 2012

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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


December 17, 2012

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These two beautiful faces are CHARLOTTE BACON and NOAH POZNER. Bright eyes…smiles honest and heartfelt. If you can’t see their faces, go to the blog website…please. Then think of these two, and the other souls who went to be angels on Friday as you read…

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side, spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says, "There, she is gone"

Gone where?

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast, hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me — not in her.
And, just at the moment when someone says,  "There, she is gone,"
there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!

~ Henry Van Dyke


December 13, 2012

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As previously pointed out…it’s the time of year for promotions. And here’s another promotion – this one going on at Gannett’s WBIR in Knoxville. Starting the first of the year, KARA MCFARLAND is trading offices and will be the Director of Marketing and Community Relations. The NBC affil will be in good hands…she’s a Mizzou grad (Fight Tigers!) where she studied and got both a BA and MA in journalism. She has a sales and promotion background and has been at WBIR handling their Deal Chicken project. Very fun. A big Missouri-type Well Dunne! Kara


Wish I could go to PROMAX in Paris. 

Job Alert – Marketing Director WCGV and WVTV Milwaukee, WI


Hashtags…if you’re using them on air or thinking about it, gotta read this via the Denver newspaper .


Think About This: (personal favorite)  "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."  ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson


December 12, 2012

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Well, here it is 12-12-12…the last time in a long time when we can have this kind of fun with the date’s numbers. So write a check, or sign a contract…something fun.

This time of year, companies announce promotions and it’s so much fun to write about. One such promotion comes out of FOX in Atlanta, where JEFF ZELLMER is the newest member of the VP club. Excellent news and Well Dunne! Jeff.

Job Alert – CSD at WPEC in West Palm Beach FL


Job Alert – Programming and Promotion Coordinator KNSD San Diego

Out in Sacramento, KOVR Promo Manager DON SMITH had an interesting event the other night at dinner. A phalanx of police greeted him when he went out the door for dinner…seems there was a shoplifter who had mistakenly chosen the station parking lot as an escape route, and, well, after punching a cop, it all ended up being a very different dinner break for Don. BTW, he didn’t hit the cop – the shoplifter on the run did….but you knew that, right?

Think About This: “Our life is so short that every time I see my children, I enjoy them as much as I can. Whenever I can, I enjoy my beloved, my family, my friends, my apprentices. But mainly I enjoy myself, because I am with myself all the time. Why should I spend my precious time with myself judging myself, rejecting myself, creating guilt and shame? Why should I push myself to be angry or jealous? If I don’t feel good emotionally, I find out what is causing it and I fix it. Then I can recover my happiness and keep going with my story.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz




December 11, 2012

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Working in TV marketing is today’s version of being a renaissance man (and woman), so it’s not a surprise to hear that a real life renaissance talent is now working as a promotion writer producer. LEE VANDER BOEGH is the newest member of KIVI’s creative team. KIVI is the Journal ABC affil in Boise. Lee is an actor, writer, musician, comic and filmmaker – all of which will come in exceedingly handy for his new job. Looking for super spots to happen and we know they will. Well Dunne! Lee.

Job Alert – CSD at WTVD in Raleigh/Durham

Think About This:  “Accept whatever is going on completely, without any judgment. It is neither right nor wrong, good nor bad. It just is. Accept whatever is going on to the best of your ability, whether you have just won the lottery, lost your job or are in a noisy disagreement with your boss. This does not mean you don’t feel the feelings, pleasurable or painful, but acceptance is key here.”  ~ Ruth Fishel


December 10, 2012

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CSD GENE ROBINSON of Phoenix’s CBS affil KPHO has found himself (and the station) an Art Director. CLARK PACE made the switch from being at the Indie KTVK in the Valley of the Sun. It was an 18 year run at KTVK where Clark did all the art jobs.  He’s also done freelance and it sounds like he did some amazing projects. I hear he’s a major movie buff and trivia expert. And, this is a quote, a “HUGE Star Wars nerd.” Well Dunne! Clark.

Think About This: Note – this is an obituary that was so beautifully phrased about a life so lovingly led, it is worth sharing:

Mrs. T was someone who appeared fragile, but she was a fighter who lived through the Depression, World War II and many difficult times. She was married for 64 years and had the sorrowful experience of seeing her husband die in September of 2010. Yet she bucked up, straightened her head and pushed on as far as she could.

She taught others loyalty, kindness, love and fortitude; not by her words, but by her actions. She always listened and comforted, but when she made her mind up about something – that was it, that’s the way it was going to be.

In the past few years her body failed and she was in severe back, leg and knee pain. But she took each day as it came, reached out to God, and was known to many times say, “It’s just amazing, today I asked the Lord to help me and he did; he helped me through.” Whether it was finding lost keys, papers, a memory, or just making it from her bed to the door, she had a strong arm to lean on through it all.

In memory, the family encourages friends to spend time with someone they love, say a kind word, or repair a broken relationship.


December 7, 2012

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CHRIS FRIEDRICHS got an early Christmas present. Chris is the VP of Creative at Fox in Orlando and he’s found a super writer producer, which was what he wanted. Let him tell you about the new addition: Please join me in welcoming JAY CHALMERS to FOX 35’s Creative Services Department as writer/producer.   Jay comes to us most recently from Jacksonville, FL where he worked as a promotion writer/producer at Gannett’s First Coast News duopoly (NBC/ABC). Jay is a Florida State University graduate and studied extensively at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design). He began his television career in Gainesville, FL.  Jay brings a wealth experience in broadcast marketing, news and numerous design disciplines.  He will be a great asset to our department and to FOX 35.  His first day will be Monday, December 8th. Well Dunne! Jay.

Job Alert – the one and only  CARRIE KING sent this along from Fox Chicago, where she’s on the hunt for a Creative Services Manager.

The Creative Services Manager is responsible for helping to create and sustain powerful brand positions that increase ratings and revenue for a wide variety of on and off-air marketing initiatives at the Fox duopoly in Chicago.  

 Core Competencies:

  • Managerial experience of creative teams within a broadcast television, cable, agency or post-production environment  
  • 5 + years non-linear editing experience, preferably on an Avid platform
  • Demonstrable experience writing/producing/editing  news and entertainment programming promotions under tight deadlines – while achieving optimum brand impact
  • Ability to concept and execute brand strategies at the cutting edge, in such a way that our duopoly will hold and maintain the competitive lead in Chicago in terms of rating and revenue performance
  • Conceptual development and production of powerful, market-leading image identity campaigns
  • Production of compelling spots that take a unique approach and connect with viewers in very untraditional ways
  • An intelligent risk-taker with demonstrable ability to motivate a staff of promo producers and graphic artists
  • Increase viewer tune-in through the consistent production of top quality promotions
  • Create promotional material for the Sales department
  • Coordinate advertiser/station promotion tie-ins  
  • Liaison with Fox networks regarding station promotional activities  
  • Develop and coordinate viewer-related contests   
  • Strong hands-on leader and motivator with the ability to direct and inspire the creative staff
  • Team player, able to instill the concept of teamwork within the department and work well with other departments 


  • 5 + years managing creative teams in a top 10 market
  • Excellent communication, organizational and media management skills
  • High levels of self-initiative with an innately proactive “get it done” attitude
  • Strong writing skills. Good understanding of how to sell news stories and station programming to target demographics
  • Ability to produce promos with a distinctive, trademark edge
  • Knowledge of Adobe products software with solid motion design skills are a plus     

Qualified candidates should submit their resume with link to demo reel and cover letter via e-mail to:  wfld-hr@foxtv.com 

Resumes without link to demo reel will not be considered.

Think About This: “Our eyes are for looking at things,
But they are also for crying
When we are very happy or very sad.
Our ears are for listening,
But so are our hearts.
Our noses are for smelling food,
But also the wind and the grass and
If we try very hard, butterflies.
Our hands are for feeling,
But also for hugging and touching so gently.
Our mouths and tongues are for tasting,
But also for saying words, like
"I love you," and
"Thank you, God, for all of these things."  ~ Mattie J.T. Stepanek


December 5, 2012

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Out Fresno way comes word from GM MATT ROSENFELD that he’s promoted RICK NITIDO to Creative Services Director. The UConn grad has been at KSEE for 25 years and has done just about everything, from Director, Art Director, Production Manager, Creative Director and Promotion Manager.  Right now, he’s Promotion & Production Manager.  Best part of the new job (said with a smile) is working with Well Dunne! Talents RICH VANSLYKE. Big Well Dunne! to you Rick. 

Job Alert – VP Marketing and Audience for Cox Media Group Ohio in Dayton

Phoenix people…do a good thing and have a blast this Saturday. It’s a holiday bazaar fundraiser and movie night at Villa Paws at the Paradise Hills Shopping Center. Watch the holiday classic film Elf and bring your whole family, including the 4 legged ones. Pix with Santa, too.  It all helps Theresa McQuown fight leukemia. 

Think About This: “The truth is that in the most profound relationships our deepest fears come up for healing. They come up because we feel safe enough with our partner to look at the shadowy aspects of ourselves and begin to integrate them into our awareness.”  ~ Paul Ferrini


December 3, 2012

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Heading up a creative team is as exciting as it can be challenging. Taking her first Promotion Manager slot is COURTNEY HARSHMAN, who has already clocked in at WANE in Fort Wayne. The Indiana U Bloomington grad is now closer to her roots after honing her promo chops as producer at NBC Miami as well as Scripp’s WCPO in Cincinnati. Well Dunne! Courtney.

Job Alert – Producer needed at KOLD in Tuscon.

Sundance recently announced their selections, and if you’re a cat person, you’ll want to know about  a spinoff – Catdance. Feline features, of course.  Scripted feline features to be precise. All details, including how to enter, here. 


Think About This: “The world that you look out on, and so often see turned upside down, that world is within you. That person who you don’t like running into, that strained relationship in any unwanted moment, is not outside of you. The reason that you can’t get along with other people has nothing to do with the other people. Sure, they’re rude. Sure, they’re cruel, spiritually asleep, aggressive, all those things, but so are you. Your feelings about the world you see, with all of its confusing colors and schemes, are all reflections of your own internal life. You meet and see only yourself wherever you go. Nothing else. And that’s such an important lesson.   ~  Guy Finley