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Let’s start on the far west coast and work our way eastward this week, shall we? Seattle is pretty much the farthest west without leaving what the Alaskans call The Lower 48. And the soon-to-be FOX station currently Tribune (at least as of this writing….things change so very quickly Toto) has a new hire. Say hello to SCOTT KRAGELUND, now aboard Q13/JOE tv/Portland’s CW triopoly. Hmm, are all three going to FOX? Anyway, Scott is a TV guy who calls Spokane home. Yes Spokane home to the Spokane Indians baseball club. Scott has a sheepskin in broadcasting from Washington State U and went to work first as an intern then as a morning news show director at ABC affil KXLY. He loves punching live shows and did so for Q13 before taking a Redmond-WA based tech job as Video Production Manager. Like a lot of the tech companies, it shone brightly before losing sparkle and now, he’s using all the great experience to return to his old Seattle stomping grounds as their Creative Services Writer Producer. He gets to call SYD RUBIN boss and they all work and play well with former promo pro now GM PAM PEARSON and Marketing Honcho BRENT AYRES. Well Dunne! Scott!
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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.
- • 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.
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Death is a part of life. We all know that. But when someone dies…the feelings we experience are as different as our fingerprints – all the same but all different. In the last few days, the Pearly Gates have swung wide open, as my cousin used to say. On Monday, the lovely SYDNEY RUBIN lost her dad, who passed away in Florida. Ms. Syd has been flying from Seattle, where she works for Tribune’s Q13, to south Florida to do her best to sort out all the is involved with aging parents. Kudos to the fine folks at Tribune (yes, talking about you GM PAM PEARSON and CSD BRENT AYRES) for being supportive and understanding. Please include Syd, her mom and sister and her father in your thoughts.
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Things are looking much brighter for SYDNEY RUBIN, BRENT AYRES and the creative folks at KCPQ in Seattle. Despite this past winter being the wettest on record, the forecast is for sunny and bright thanks to the new hire that’s coming on board the Tribune FOX affiliate. ANDREW MAGPOC is headed to Starbuck’s home base from Colorado. He and Ms. Sydney worked together at KOAA in Colorado Springs and the duo looks to continue to create together again. Andrew was most recently at Professional Bull Riders Inc. Yes, how interesting is that when it comes to resume additions. Andrew handled video of course as Sr. Video Editor. No word on whether he wrangled livestock. His background is fascinating – he’s worked for Oprah at Harpo as Motion Graphics Designer. The Hawaiian Islands saw his work as Creative Director at KGMB, as well as promo producing for KHON and KITV. Syd has a nose for talent. He’ll be the Senior Writer Producer in his Seattle slot. Well Dunne! Andrew.
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Seattle calling…with news that a local Washingtonian has taken the Director of Marketing and Creative Services slot at Tribune’s Q13/Fox, JOEtv and Portland’s CW. Welcome back – yes, he was at the station once before – BRENT AYRES. Brent was down in the Bay area of Cali where he was Sr. Manager of On-Air Promo for NBCU at CSN Bay area and CSN Cali. His creative is known to the good folks in Seattle because he was there in the promo department a few years ago. The Western Washington U grad started his TV career at KOMO working on a talk show. Well Dunne! Brent. His GM/boss PAM PEARSON has a background in TV creative, btw, so her choice is a real plus for his talent.
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