The eyes of Texas…you know the song. And it’s the theme for today’s post. Beginning in the heart of Texas (another song), namely Austin. FOX’s KTBC has a new Promotion Manager who’s a Texan through and through and has even worked at the station before. Welcome GENO GARZA to the new title. He came up I-35 from San Antonio, where he was Art Director for the CBS affil under the fab DON SMITH. Of course, his new CSD is fab as well (shout out to DAVID SQUIRES). Back in the day, Geno worked at KTBC as a graphic designer before teaching it at Austin Community College. Then he went over to KVUE and added Video Editor to his talents. He ran his own creative shop and added motion graphics as well. KTBC has landed a whale, as they say in Vegas (and always as a big ol’ compliment). Well Dunne! Geno.
What’s he going to miss is the big debate at KENS. Big Senate race in the Lone Star State between Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz. They’ve agreed to do three (and only three) debates, and KENS landed one. The last one. Set for October 16, details will be coming along. Hoping they stream it. The candidates will also debate at my alma mater SMU, so there’s that. Well Dunne! everyone.
Think About This: “Being honest might not get you a lot of friends, but it will always get you the right ones.” ~ John Lennon
This is a particularly happy post. Happy for GABRIEL LUNA (aka Gabe) who is going to get his first CSD slot. Gabe is a doll…a wonderful family man as well as a very talented promo pro. He’s headed to Tulsa to be CSD for Scripps’ NBC affil KJRH. Starts on or about July 2, which means he has to juggle PROMAX, moving, 4th of July holidays – ouch. You get the idea. He’ll be good with it all. He’s been Promotion Manager for Scripps KGUN in historic Tucson. Gabe’s a San Antonian (GREAT town!) who wrote and produced promos as well as did graphics for WOAI. He then went out to Seattle’s KIRO to hone his craft. Very excited that he’s been given the chance (well deserved) to CSD. OK, 1 – 2 – 3…Well Dunne! Gabe!
Job Alert – Promotion Manager KTBC Austin (work with David Squires!!)
Job Alert – Multimedia Producer Audience Development WABC NYC
WABC-TV, New York’s #1 station, seeks a Multimedia Producer for its Audience Development department. We’re looking for a highly gifted producer who can both shoot and edit, and also write copy that pops off the page. You have a creative vision for everything you do, you are brimming with ideas, and you bang out killer content in a New York minute!
You’ll work alongside a team of producers to create all kinds of content for all platforms. You’ll conceptualize, produce, write, shoot, and edit high-end promos and engaging content for multiple consumer touchpoints. You may also get the opportunity to spearhead original digital series that cater to your passions and interests.
1. Conceptualize, shoot, produce, write, and edit high-end spots for News, Programming, Sales and Public Affairs departments.
2. Collaborate with other producers to create audio/visual promotional content for on-air, online, and social.
3. Work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, highly creative environment.
4. Create custom content for various social platforms, driving tune-in and engagement.
5. Feed creative to outside vendors for various off-air advertising campaigns.
1. A minimum of 3 years of work experience in digital media.
2. Superior knowledge of Premiere, Final Cut Pro, or Avid
3. High level of skill with shooting, video, and lighting
4. Ability to write memorable copy that is crisp, clear, and concise with a unique voice
5. Basic After Effects skills necessary
6. Experience working in a deadline-driven news environment is a plus
7. A professional, positive attitude and the confidence to take initiative without supervision
Please apply via www.disneycareers.com and search for requisition #565199BR. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. WABC-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Think About This: “Time Travel Guide. To Stop time: Kiss. To Travel in time: Read. To Escape time: Music. To Feel time: Write. To Release time: Breathe.” ~ Shared by a friend
Yes, Austin is one of the coolest cities. Is it the music? Willie may live in Maui but he still visits Austin a lot. Is it the students? Lots of Longhorns in addition to the world’s second largest brick building. Bonus points to you if you know the first, comrade. Is Austin cool because of the gathering of new ideas and people who give those ideas a run? Well there is that. Point being that the Texas capital is one cool market, and it’s where DAVID SQUIRES has worked for a good number of years. David has just been promoted to Vice President of Creative Services at KTBC there. Great choice…the man is a grad of Mizzou. For those who need a little mental jumpstart, Mizzou is University of Missouri located in Columbia. Noted for their journalism school, which is perhaps the best around. David started his TV career in Columbia at KMIZ where he punched newscasts. He punched news in Palm Springs at KESQ before jumping to the promotion department at KNTV in the San Francisco area. He then went to St. Louis’ KSDK before heading down river to Memphis where he was Promo Manager for WHBQ. He took the Promo Manager slot in Austin twice…with a Creative Director stint in between. Now he’s running the show and I can only imagine how hot marketing is amongst the bluebonnets. A Texas-size Well Dunne! David.
See ya’ll next Tuesday. Be safe.
Think About This: “There is only one map to the journey of life and it lies within your heart.” ~ Willie Nelson