What does Albuquerque, New Orleans and London have in common, besides being unique locales on the blue marble? The three cities have (or will be) home to ETHAN EDWARDS, who begins his slot as Assistant Promotion Manager at Hearst’s ABC affil KOAT in New Mexico just in time for the July 4 holiday. Fireworks in the desert sky…excellent. Ethan was born in Portland, Oregon but was raised in Smithfield, VA (home of ham and a super gorgeous Inn). He interned at CBS in London during the Gulf War and his first job in the biz was a nightside assignment editor in Greensboro, NC at WFMY. He’s going to be a big asset to KOAT’s CSD DOUG DONAHOO. And he’ll be missed by CSD BILLY PILGRIM at WDSU down N’Awlins way. Well Dunne! Ethan.
ASHOK SINHA a member of the VP Club with his new role as VP of Corporate Communications at Current TV up New York City way. He was over at Oxygen as Director of Communications. The California Instutite of the Arts MFA holder has also worked as Manager of Communications and Public Affairs at Logo/MTV Networks and Manager of Publicity and Communication for the Disney Theatrical Group. Well Dunne! Ashok.
Going to the PROMAX Station Summit next week in Vegas? Then keep your eyes peeled for the Well Dunne! stringer, STEVE PATRICK. Sure, he’s there to learn and to present at the Ellen hoo-ha, but he’s been kind enough to take pictures and send them back for this very blog. Steve is now with WHEC in Rochester, so hunt him down if he doesn’t find you first.
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Job Alert – Graphic Animator at WXIN Indianapolis
FOX59 is one of the country’s top local Fox affiliates and is pursuing an energetic, talented Graphic Designer/Animator to add to our award-winning creative team. Candidates must have strong design + animation skills, and be willing to guide other staff artists’ creative efforts. Candidate will work in a high-pressure & fast-paced environment with deadlines associated with live television newscasts. It is critical that the Graphic Designer/Animator be tactful, with solid written and verbal communication skills. Candidates must know Photoshop, AfterEffects & Maya, with Cinema 4D and Chyron as a plus. A strong interest and understanding of television news is a plus.
Job Description: The Graphic Designer/Animator will create still and motion graphics for on-air promos, newscasts, and various off-channel station efforts. The Graphic Designer/Animator will be expected to take a leadership role in assuring the consistency of our news look + devise efficiencies within the news/ art workflow. This will require dotted-line supervision of news graphic designers on staff. Must be able to work independently, make sound design decisions, take creative direction from multiple sources and meet tight deadlines. Candidate should expect to fulfill other design duties as assigned by supervisor. Hours are Mon-Fri 8a – 5p.
Photoshop, After Effects + Maya are required, Cinema 4D is a plus. Organizational & leadership skills a must.
Send resume, cover letter stating position desired and referral source to Human Resources, WXIN, 6910 Network Place, Indianapolis, IN 46278 or firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE.
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