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November 3, 2016

Nov 2, 2016 by     Comments Off on November 3, 2016    Posted under: Featured

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘hometown’. Most of us exhale and enjoy the sepia-toned memories of the place or places where we grew up, – learned and laughed and perhaps made friends we still hold dear. Some of us have one hometown, and others are blessed with knowing many places that played their part as home. ETHAN EDWARDS thinks of Smithfield, Virginia as home, and it’s a gorgeous town on the Pagan River (a tributary of the James) where, among other things, Smithfield ham become a must-have dinner item. Ethan went into the TV biz, which led him to take his degree from Elon to interning at CBS News in London during the Gulf War. Back stateside, he started in news at WFMY in Greensboro where he was an Assignment Editor then to WTKR in the Hampton Roads area. He switched to Promo Producer there, and went on to Hearst’s WDSU in New Orleans, where he met his wife. From there, it was the Land of Enchantment where he became Assistant CSD at KOAT. He’s now got his own department to run as Creative Services Director of KOKH/KOCB, the Sinclair-owned Fox and CW duop. Speaking of running, his little girl just started walking, so he’ll be running creative at work and running after her at home. It’s all great. Big Well Dunne! Ethan.

Job Alert – Graphic Designer KOKH/KOCB  Oklahoma City

Tracking Code 5799. KOKH FOX 25 & KOCB CW 34 in Oklahoma City has a great new opportunity for a television Graphic Designer. Qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate good digital filing skills. You will be given plenty of creative freedom on our Mac-based systems. As part of this role, you must be able to participate in promotional and station outside events including occasional weekends and evenings.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare motion and static graphics for on-air promotions spots, sports programs and client commercials
  • Create commercials, including audio and video elements
  • Convert media files
  • Create miscellaneous posters, banners, signage, TV billboards, web banners, print ads and other graphics as necessary


The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects

Online applications ONLY accepted; while applying please provide an online portfolio link for review.


Think About This:  “Through every generation of the human race, there has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free and those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it, or death takes them.”  ~  Alexander the Great

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent



June 22, 2012

Jun 21, 2012 by     Comments Off on June 22, 2012    Posted under: Uncategorized

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 lmcgraw@fox59.com.   EOE.

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Think About This: “Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”  ~  Albert Einstein


June 20, 2012

Jun 19, 2012 by     Comments Off on June 20, 2012    Posted under: Uncategorized

BILLY PILGRIM is one of those names that one would expect to find in a novel assigned by an English literature class. It’s just that memorable and fun. The real Billy is the Creative Services Director for Hearst’s WDSU in New Orleans, the setting for many books assigned by English classes. He sent the following news – Our own ETHAN EDWARDS, Night-side Topical and Image  Producer, has been promoted to Ass’t CSD at our sister station, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico. That opens p a choice spot here at WDSU. Below is the official job description. 

Job Alert – Promotion Writer-Producer
Reports To:  Asst. Creative Services Director & Creative Services Director
Job Description:  WDSU-TV (NBC) is searching for an experienced Promotion Producer.  New Orleans is an exciting city with world class culture that plays it big.  You’ll spend part of your day cutting topicals for the region’s fastest growing news brand.  You’ll spend the rest of your day creating image and promotional spots as part of an Emmy award-winning creative team.  We’re looking for a strong writer / editor (Adobe CS experience preferred) who isn’t afraid to ask the anchors for “one more take” to get it right – and has the creativity and ambition to produce effective, high quality spots that advance our brand.  Best of all, you’ll become part of Hearst Television, one of the premier broadcast companies in the country.  Solid AE skills are a plus. Good videography skills are a big plus.

Job Responsibilities:
Write & Edit night-side topicals.
Write & Edit for station promotion and Image.
Assist as needed with daily logs.
Execute assigned multi-platform marketing efforts (Social media and Web)
Basic videography for news teases.
Assist in execution of on-air and off-air marketing plans

Experience Requirements:
Prefer three years’ experience as a Writer/Producer/Editor, preferably in local television.
Prefer three years’ non-linear editing experience.

Qualifications Requirements:
Strong news tease writing skills. (Sell, not tell, the story).
Strong short-format editing skills (Created impact in 15 or 30 seconds) .
Work well under deadlines and be a self-starter.
Basic skills in After Effects required, strong skills preferred.
Ability to work a flexible schedule

High School diploma
Bachelor’s Degree or some college preferred
Relevant work experience in lieu of college is acceptable
To Apply:
Send or email your resume along with a DVD or web-link to samples of your current work to: Billy Pilgrim, Creative Services Director WDSU-TV 846 Howard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113 bpilgrim@hearst.com

We’ll catch up with Ethan tomorrow. 

Think About This: “And you find as a writer there are certain spots on the planet where you write better than others, and I believe in that. And New Orleans is one of them.” ~ Jimmy Buffett