KEVIN CHORLINS has joined the VP club. He’s now Vice President of Consumer Marketing for DIY Networks, part of the super Scripps nets. Kevin is a Mizzou Tiger who earned his MBA from Univ of Tennessee at Knoxville. Kevin’s background includes work as an Account Director at Johnson & Murphy Advertising in LA, an AE at Deadline Advertising and at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Well Dunne! Kevin.
BUFFY WALSH is trading in the crazy world of TV for the crazy world of being a fulltime mom. She’s no longer Creative Services Director at WAWS/WTEV in Jacksonville. She’s now answering to little Macy, who will keep her on her toes. Mamma Walsh thinks she’ll go back to work in a year or so. Well Dunne! but we’ll miss you.
Lots of activity at the upcoming Cable Show. Tell me if you’ll be there. And don’t forget to let me know when something happens to your life and career. It’s what we do here.
Think About This: "Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Odd sort of day, this Monday. But, as Well Dunne! Talent’s KEVIN GASSMAN likes to point out, it’s all good. Awaiting a call back from TJ KING, the new Branding Manager at Jacksonville’s WAWS FOX combo. No doubt he’s busy. More info coming at you when I know. Thanks to CSD BUFFY WALSH for the info.
Job Alert: PROMOTION MANAGER
KPRC Local 2 / Houston, TX
Local 2 in Houston is searching for a “hands on” Promotion Manager to complete our award winning team. If you have a fun personality, the drive to be the best, and you’re ready to work in a highly competitive top ten market; we are looking for you. It’s a team oriented shop where everybody pitches in to do great work. You can check out what we do @ youtube.com/Local2Promo.
Responsibilities include: Assisting Creative Director with developing promotion marketing strategies and priorities. Supervise day to day operation of both Design and Promotion Departments. Write/produce/edit, Station Image, News Series Promos, PSA’s, and Station Event promos based on market research. Oversee off-air promotion, production, and trafficking.
Supervise and mentor writing staff. Interface with topical writer/producers and news department in the execution of daily topical promotion. Oversee topical promotion of station web site. Identify daily opportunities to reach target audience through social media and other promotional vehicles. Input and maintain promotion inventory in Wide Orbit. Communicate and interact effectively with other departments. Complete special projects as assigned.
All of the essential functions of this position are not necessarily described in this posting.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Three (3) years local television promotion/supervisory experience required. Four (4) year college degree with emphasis on advertising/marketing/television production preferred. Excellent organization, communication, writing, producing, and editing skills are necessary. The ability to meet tight deadlines and handle multiple projects is essential. Experience in field production, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite 4, and the Cannon 5d SLR Camera are a plus.
You must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable under Texas law. Any offer of employment is conditioned on successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam and drug screen, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks.
For consideration, please send resume, cover letter indicating position of interest, and your memorable DVD or Beta SP reel to:
KPRC-TV Attn: Gary Thomas Wann / Creative Services Director
P.O. Box 2222
Houston, TX 77252
E-mails accepted at email@example.com
PROMAX news: Emerging Media Workshop is set for April 22 in NYC. It’s a product of the PromaxBDA Innovations Committee and will be hosted by The Ebeling Group at their place, 227 W. 29th Street, 12th Floor; New York, NY. Gotta be a PROMAX member to attend. RSVP today firstname.lastname@example.org.
Think About This: "Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer." ~ Barbara de Angelis