From the ‘it really isn’t late when you consider time as a whole’ department comes our spotlight on DAN MCGRANE, who earlier in the fall made the switch from Springfield, MO to Omaha, Nebraska, taking the Marketing Director slot at Gray’s NBC affil WOWT in the Cornhusker state. He’s a grad of the University of Iowa who got his foot in the TV door at WHO in Des Moines and then went to WCVB in Boston to hone those promo chops. From Boston, he took the Marketing Director slot at Gray’s KY3 in Springfield. He’s keeping it in the Gray family. Well Dunne! Dan.
Had a wonderful exchange with a well respected (and talented) CSD that led to the thought that TV marketing people today have to add the task of restoring trust in news. You heard it right…trust in news in general. Big job. Much much more coming up on that. Stay tuned.
Think About This: “Attract what you expect. Reflect what you desire. Become what you respect. Mirror what you admire.” ~ The chalkboard sign outside a Botox boutique in Los Angeles
One of the most tell tale signs of a St. Louis upbringing is the need to ask what high school other St. Louisans went to. No reason for this, but it is a definite tell. So when CSD DAN MCGRANE let me know he was hiring a St. Louis man for the creative services writer producer at KYTV (known as KY3) down Highway 40 in Springfield, the ‘what high school’ gene popped up. So, let’s hear it for SPENCER ERNST, a graduate of Lindburgh High. Sure, sure…he has done much more than grab a sheepskin during his time as a Flyer. He produced his own entertainment news show, which landed him to NSPA Pacemaker Finalist awards. The next thing, he’s in Mizzou’s famous J-school. He’s been at Belo’s KMOV in St. Louis learning the biz and cheering on the Cardinals. Spencer’s going to be a major asset to Dan’s creative gang. Well Dunne! Spencer.
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Job Alert – Promotion and Brand Manager WFTV Orlando, FL
If you are organized, creative, talented, energetic, have great leadership skills and looking to live where the sun shines all year long, then this job is for you.
WFTV is Central Florida’s News Leader, an ABC affiliate and Cox Media Group station serving Orlando-Daytona-Melbourne, a top-20 market, currently has an opening for a Promotion and Brand Manager to join our Creative Services Team.
Successful candidate must be able to effectively lead a dynamic team of producers and graphic artists in the creation of high quality image, topical and sweep spots for a number one news brand. You must also be able to turn news promos that are compelling and relevant to viewers in a deadline-driven, high pressure environment and assist in developing and executing long term marketing and community engagement strategies in a highly competitive market. Position also will be responsible for scheduling daily promos and managing promotional inventory and coordinating and managing station events and strategic partnerships.
Previous position in television promotion management and basic Avid editing skills required.
Please send your resume to: Bob St. Charles Creative Services Director WFTV / WRDQ
Think About This: "He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche