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November 7, 2013

Nov 7, 2013 by     Comments Off on November 7, 2013    Posted under: Featured

The folks at KMOV TV in St Louis have the most breathtaking view from their office windows: the Arch, the mighty Mississippi, the beautiful Old Cathedral….it’s the kind of view that National Geographic photogs get.  The news from KMOV has nothing to do with their view, but with their new Promotion Manager. But I bet she has the same cool view. BETH ANN GAILEY has been promoted and her CSD JOHN SWEENEY is thrilled to have had her right under his nose. She’s been writing, producing and wrangling community events – obviously doing a great job. The Cleveland native studied TV at Kent State and has worked in Raleigh as well as Las Vegas.  Being in St. Louis, no doubt someone will ask her what high school she went to. Yeah, they do that there. Well Dunne! Beth Ann. 

Job Alert – MARKETING AND PROMOTION WRITER/PRODUCER at WBRZ Baton Rouge    Can you catch someone’s attention or change their behavior in 30 seconds?  If so, WBRZ-TV, the local ABC network affiliate, is looking for you!  Apply if you are an energetic and deadline- oriented marketing team player who has a love for writing and a passion for television news. The qualified candidate must be driven to win, innovative, creative, and a self-starter. Besides working for one of the few family-owned and operated stations left in the country, you will also have the opportunity to produce promos for news image, topicals and LSU sports. Strong copy writing and creative vision required.  Understanding of web and social media a plus.  Working knowledge of editing software and understanding of multiple digital video formats preferred.  Rush your resume, demo reel and references to Noah Kozinko, Director of Marketing, or Laura Sisemore, Director of Human Resources, PO Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821; or email resume to nkozinko@wbrz.com or lsisemore@wbrz.com.  Drug-free and smoke-free facility. EOE

Thought for day: "You’ll encounter many obstacles along the road to living your dreams. Some obstacles may be real, some imagined, some may be tangible, and some may be intangible. Some of those obstacles will be created by others, and some will be self-imposed. However they manifest, you will always be given the choice as to whether you give them power."   ~  Francine Ward

November 6, 2013

Nov 5, 2013 by     Comments Off on November 6, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Hard work pays off…gotta believe that. And as proof, behold the new Promo Manager for FOX’s Memphis operation, ALISTAIR CLARK. His work has impressed his CSD, WAHEED ALQUASAMI, who wrote this about his new PM:  “Alistair has been our promotions producer for the past three years. During that time he has helped us launch many award-winning campaigns and has been a crucial asset to our department. I have personally seen Alistair flourish into a very effective writer and cinematographer.”  Well Dunne! Alistair.

Job Alert –  Promotion Producer & Production Assistant WTVD Durham 

ABC11 WTVD, the ABC owned station in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina is looking for our next great Promotion Producer. Producing on-air promos is just the tip of the iceberg at ABC11. You’ll be promoting our branded content on every platform including TV, radio, digital and social. Our Creative Services Department is not satisfied with doing things the way they’ve always been done. If that resonates with you, here’s the chance to join our team and the Disney ABC family. Strong writing skills and ability to edit required. One or two years’ experience as a topical/promotion producer is preferred as well as non-linear (FCP) editing experience. And of course, you will need the drive and energy to succeed in the fast-paced, ever changing world of television.

This position also includes operation of multiple robotic cameras during newscasts and other studio productions as instructed by the director. Must be able to succeed under the pressure of a live television production environment, exhibit great attention to detail, self-motivated and be a team player. Must be able to prioritize and service multiple requests, remain calm under pressure and show a willingness to learn and embrace new technologies.

Please send examples of your promotion work to Kristie Gonzales, Director of Creative Services & Local Programing, ABC11, 411 Liberty Street, Durham, NC  27701 or email Kristie.gonzales@abc.com

Interesting article on brand tie-ins on Food Network via Variety. Click here.


Think About This: “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”  ~  Lao Tzu




November 4, 2013

Nov 3, 2013 by     Comments Off on November 4, 2013    Posted under: Featured

TVGN, which is the TV Guide Network for those who missed the name change (count me amongst you) has named NICOLE SABATINI to their SVP of Marketing slot.  Yes, the same Nicole Sabatini who formerly held senior marketing posts at Bravo, Style and Nickelodeon. The Villanova grad will be in LA for all the festivities and today is her first day, if you’re reading this on November 4. Well Dunne! Nicole.

Job Alert – Promo Writer Producer Comcast SportsNet Chicago job 12553BR

Think About This:  “In life, stress happens when you resist what arises.”  ~  Dan Millman




Halloween 2013

Oct 30, 2013 by     Comments Off on Halloween 2013    Posted under: Featured

Chicago’s own JAY WADHWA is quite the sport. The Manager of Local Brand Marketing and Creative Services at NBC’s WMAQ in the Windy City has a brand new gig – one they created just for him. That’s impressive. Mr. W is headed to be Senior Director of Creative Services of Comcast SportsNet Chicago. He’s a Boston U grad who’s worked for ESPN, WCBS, CBS, NBC and MSNBC. He’s gonna score big with the new gig. Well Dunne! Jay.  BTW, the picture is Jay’s son in  Halloween mode.

Best wishes are on the way to WNCT’s Marketing Director MARC MORRISTON, who got engaged. He’s so happy, it’s contagious. The Indianapolis bred Marc and his bride-to-be will share details later on the nuptials.

Anybody going to be giving away Halloween vodka tonics?  With extra olives – guarantees your pumpkin’s safety. Please message me….

Really Hallmark Channel? Countdown to Christmas starts THIS WEEKEND

Job Alert – Coordinator, Partner Marketing EPIX NYC Job 6309

Think About This: “There is nothing in this life that can destroy you but yourself. Bad things happen to everyone, but when they do, you can’t just fall apart and die. You have to fight back. If you don’t, you’re the one who loses in the end. But if you do keep going and fight back, you win.” ~ Alexandra Monir 



Halloween Eve

Oct 29, 2013 by     Comments Off on Halloween Eve    Posted under: Featured

 To get from Fresno to Las Vegas, one has to fly or drive, circumnavigating notorious Death Valley. It looks close on the map, but takes 5 hours or more by car. When you use Google maps, the directions make it look like a smiley face. It’s what RICK NITIDO has done and he’s gotten lucky in Vegas (doesn’t everybody want that?) and landed the Promo Manager job at NBC affiliate KSNV. He had been in Fresno quite some time, working at various slots at KSEE, but when his old station was purchased and blended with another, he was able to transition to Sin City. The Connecticut native is having a blast. Well Dunne! Rick.

Think About This: "Let us be very sincere in our dealings with each other, and have the courage to accept each other as we are. Do not he surprised or become preoccupied at each other’s failures – rather, see and find in each other the good, for each one of us is created in the image of God."  ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta



October 29, 2013

Oct 28, 2013 by     Comments Off on October 29, 2013    Posted under: Featured

NuContext Creative out in LA has a new Creative Director. And she’s ‘bringing it’, returning to LA from NYC. LAURA FELDMAN is the lucky “go west young lady” in question. She’s been doing her creative thing for DDB Worldwide and Droga5. The Emerson grad was also Production Manager/Producer, Creative Content and Production for Disney Channels Worldwide, which means her work was on all the major Disney/ABC Networks. Very cool.  Well Dunne! Laura.

Job Alert – Marketing Director AMC Network Entertainment NYC Job 00249

Think About This: “By each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”  ~ David Mitchell in Cloud Atlas


October 28, 2013

Oct 27, 2013 by     Comments Off on October 28, 2013    Posted under: Featured

As November ratings approach, let’s remember that the Topical writer-producers are going to be handling prime time promos – very important spots. So if you’ve been asked to do Topicals when you have been doing image or management duties, it’s a compliment. Add how much those prime Topical spots would cost if you bought them. Sure, the hours aren’t “normal” (as if there is a normal anything). But the importance of getting the best on-air possible is the goal. Feel the love.

Job Alert – Assistant Creative Services Director KCCI Des Moines

Job Alert  – Promo Writer WMUR Manchester NH

Job Alert  – Writer Producer Shooter KUTV  Salt Lake City 

Seen the Sprint spots with James Earl Jones and Malcolm McDowell? Great spots. Wish their service was.

Think About This:  “Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in he shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”  ~ Kurt Vonnegut



October 25, 2013

Oct 24, 2013 by     Comments Off on October 25, 2013    Posted under: Featured

ALBERTO SCIROCCO is not just President but also Creative Director of motion design studio leftchannel. How cool is their work? So cool they did the intro to the recently completed motion creative gathering held at the KiMo theatre on Route 66 in Albuquerque. All in all it’s a very good thing. Take a gander and then join me in saying Well Dunne!



Job Alert – Branded Entertainment Sr. Writer Producer Discovery Silver Spring MD Job 8692

Job Alert – News Brand Promo Producer KSWB San Diego 

Job Alert – Promo writer producer HBO NYC Job 92511

Kudos to those who pointed out that WMAR ABC in Baltimore is owned by Scripps. Apologies to ALEXANDER SHAW for the mistake. Great job open…go for it people!

Here’s a happy story – why TV today is better than movies. Click here.

Think About This: “Worry not about your age. Time is merely a method, created by man, to catalog our memories.”  ~ Sonny Melendrez



October 22, 2012

Oct 21, 2013 by     Comments Off on October 22, 2012    Posted under: Featured

You know the company that hires you really really wants you when they create a position just for you. Such is the case with LAURA MASSE, who is the new Executive Vice President, Marketing for NUVOtv out in LA. The NY-centric creative will absolutely love the LA winters. Laura, a Brand Builder Award honoree, has some serious background that includes being EVP Marketing for Crown, which is Hallmark, VP of Marketing for AMC and marketing slots at Discovery and TLC. A grad of the State University of New York at Albany, she’s also run her own consulting company.. So let’s hear it for Laura. Well Dunne! 

Job Alert, part deux – Yesterday’s post about a w/p/e slot at Hearst’s WMAR in Balto should have had this link which you MUST CUT AND PASTE because, despite giving up 15 minutes attempting to get it to work with a click link, it would not.  So cut and paste then use it~ go on. ALEX SHAW is rarin’ to go.


Think About This: “Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn’t being applauded when you arrive – for that is common – but being missed when you leave.”  ~ Baltasar Gracian



October 20, 2013

Oct 20, 2013 by     Comments Off on October 20, 2013    Posted under: Featured

It took a long time to find the perfect writer producer at WXIN in Indianapolis, but they did. And it seems like the wait was well worth it from what they tell me. The newest member of the Fox affil team at the Tribune duopoly in Indy is KAITLIN MCQUEEN. She’s a former intern for WXIN, so her first day as a ‘this is a real job’ was no doubt much more fun than normal. Kaitlin calls Rolling Prairie, IN home. For those of you with an A in geography, RP is thisclose to South Bend which is where Ms. Kaitlin has been honing her promo chops at NBC affil WNDU. Have a blast with CSD MICHAEL BROUDER, Kaitlin. Well Dunne!

ALEXANDER SHAW is just great. Very focused on doing the best creative and marketing. He’s the CSD at Scripps’ WMAR, ABC in Baltimore. He’s on the hunt and wants to find someone who can really make a contribution to the overall effort – so here’s your shot to get on with one of the very best run broadcast groups. Job Alert details follow: Can you craft creative copy to spin straw into gold? Are your promo scripts so compelling, you make news producers want to watch their own newscasts? Looking for your creativity to get noticed, and ready for a new challenge in a top 30 market? Then it’s time to apply to WMAR ABC2!

The traditional ways of TV marketing are dead. You know it, we know it. So join a progressive, forward thinking company that is changing with the times!  WMAR ABC2, the E.W. Scripps owned ABC affiliate in Baltimore, MD (market #27) has an immediate opening for an experienced, news hungry preditor to join our award winning Creative Services team!

If you understand how to grab an audience with compelling copy, live and breathe creative marketing, and have strong Final Cut and After Effects experience, we want to hear from you asap. In this full time position you will write, produce, edit and design effective daily news topical and brand image spots for both on-air and new media. You won’t just produce spots, you’ll market ideas across all platforms. 

This is not an entry level position, previous experience writing news topicals is essential. If you are ready to take the next step in your career, and thrive on the creative process, apply today. 

Applications without a link to work samples will be tossed into a dark void, never to be seen again. 

(Did we mention a sense of humor helps?) 


  • Write, produce, and edit daily topicals, special report promos, PSAs, etc
  • Quickly recognize and defend highly promotable news topics.
  • Be a team player who takes initiative without supervision to improve on-air production.
  • Work in a fast-paced, deadline driven, and creative environment.
  • Ability to learn and adjust to new television and web technology.
  • Assist in social media promotional efforts.
  • Periodically assist in promotional events.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Creative Services.


  • A master of news promo copywriting, you are no stranger to the quick topical turn.
  • Two years experience as a Creative Services Writer/Producer/Editor in a small to mid-size market.
  • Solid experience in Final Cut Pro and After Effects.
  • Be able to work well under tight deadlines both independently and with groups.
  • College degree from an accredited College or University with a focus on Journalism, Design, New Media, Marketing, Television, Mass Communications, or related field.
  • Valid driver’s license, and available to work an evening shift.

Sending our condolences to GRAEME NEWELL whose father passed away. Losing a parent is one of life’s saddest occasions. 

Think About This:  "Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice." ~  Lin Yutang


October 17, 2013

Oct 16, 2013 by     Comments Off on October 17, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Well Dunne! Talent’s NIKKI STANZIONE has a super sizzle reel…she’s just as good in front of the lens as she is behind the mic. Take a gander and feel free to share with your News Director.



A guy who’s a native speaker in English AND Russian? Yep, that’s ALEXANDER VISHNIAKOFF. And just in time for the Olympics. As Nike says…Just Do It!

Job Alert – News Brand Producer KSWB San Diego

Job Alert – Creative Services Writer/Producer/Editor@WTTV Indianapolis

Job Description:   The Creative Services Writer/Producer/Editor (WPE) will write, edit, and produce station image, syndication and CW Network promos for WTTV, Indiana’s 4. Excellent writing & Final Cut skills required. Other beneficial skills lie in areas of pop culture, current events, and social media. An understanding of on-site activation and radio promotion execution is a plus. Able to work independently, take direction and meet tight deadlines.  Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications Necessary:   Proficiency in Final Cut nonlinear editing software, plus outstanding concepting and creative writing skills. Any experience with After Effects, DSLR videography, and basic lighting is beneficial. Organizational skills a must.    Application Deadline:  1/15/13

Pop Culture Meets Local TV: Play a Pivotal Role in Building Indiana’s 4 Brand

Are you a TV junkie? Do you have your finger on the pulse of what people are talking about, thinking about and most of all LAUGHING about?  Are you currently in a creative promo rut?  WTTV-TV Indiana’s 4 has a rich local history and is one of the top CW affiliates in the country. Even more, Indiana’s 4 is home to the top syndicated programming available– Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, The Simpsons, and The Middle all live here. We need a forward thinking, outgoing writer/producer to package, brand and market what we call, “The Best TV on TV.”

Creativity, spirit of innovation and ability to put together fresh promos will make you an excellent fit for our award-winning in-house team. We are a Mac-based work environment.  You should have 3-5 years of experience within the creative services environment in cable or broadcast television. Proficiency with Final Cut Pro and strong writing skills are required. Social media proficiency a plus. Candidates with working knowledge of After Effects and DSLR videography move to the front of the line. 

Send resume and cover letter, plus link to current work examples to Human Resources, WXIN, 6910 Network Place, Indianapolis, IN 46278.  EOE.

Job Alert  – Design Manager WXIN/WTTV Indianapolis 

Job Description:  Supervise, collaborate, mentor and work alongside an award-winning team of graphic designers and animators in the execution of the WXIN FOX59/WTTV Indiana’s 4 identity in print, on-air,  web, and other graphics executions. Lead by exam for the purpose of enhancing and keeping consistent Fox 59 and Indiana’s 4 image in all aspects of promotion and marketing.


  • Works with Creative Services Director to supervise Art Department personnel including project assignments, scheduling, and critical review. 
  • Participate in development of Fox 59 and Indiana’s 4 promotion strategies relating to graphic design for the purpose of enhancing Fox 59 and Indiana’s 4 image. 
  • Assists the Creative Services Director in the oversight of design and production of all electronic graphics for on-air, print, outdoor, and collateral material. 
  • Works with Creative Services Director to assure multi-platform functionality, and the integration of equipment with built-in redundancies to insure cross training. 
  • Service outside clients in revenue producing graphic needs. 
  • Other duties as assigned by department head and/or VP/General Manager. 

Qualifications Necessary:

  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products required, particularly After Effects, Illustrator and Photo Shop
  • 4 years of experience working in broadcast design field required
  • Knowledge of Cinema 4D and VizRT 3D animation and news compositing software preferred
  • Four year degree in Graphic Design/Visual Communication or equivalent experience preferred
  • Strong visual and communication skills
  • Must possess a positive, proactive, team focused attitude
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Must be able to manage time between teaching and supervising artists, scheduling artists, hand-on projects, and outside client-driven work

Help Manage Our Visual Brand!

WXIN FOX59 and WTTV Indiana’s 4 are two of the nation’s top-performing broadcast television affiliates with a rich local history and a recent surge in the ratings that has taken many by surprise. Except us, naturally. We feel our strength is based on a strong and strategic brand execution that is anchored by smart visual presentation. 

We need a forward thinking, creatively disciplined, hands-on design manager to lead an outstanding team of graphic designers and animators. You will work alongside the director of creative services in guiding the visual development of news graphics, video compositing within promos, as well as off-channel print and merchandising executions. You will demonstrate your abilities for right- and left-brain thinking by helping to develop smart department workflow and supervising training for the design staff. 

Top candidates can hold their own in supervising those within several graphic design disciplines, including motion, print advertising, logo development, and even 3D. 

You should have 4+ years of experience within the creative services environment in cable or broadcast television. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite programs is required, particularly PhotoShop and Illustrator. Candidates with working knowledge of Cinema4D and VizRT move to the front of the line. 
Send resume and cover letter, plus link to current work examples to Human Resources, WXIN, 6910 Network Place, Indianapolis, IN 46278.  EOE.

What? Wireless mics might be passé because of spectrum repacking? Egad. Details



Think About This:  “Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world, and not ourselves, for it is not of our making.”  ~  Jose Marti



October 16, 2013

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THOMAS HOLMES is switching from lobster to catfish. He’s the new Creative Services Director of Nexstar’s Memphis operations, including WATN, which autocorrect wants to make WANT… Anyway he’s heading up the creative at the ABC affil, the FOX affil WHBQ and the CW affil WLMT in Elvis’ city, hard on the mighty Mississippi. That’s where the catfish comes in. The lobster is from his old locale, Boston, where he was doing that creative thing at NBC affil WHDH. He’s also worked at WSTM in Syracuse. Yes, he’s happy to be in Memphis No I didn’t ask if likes bar-b-q or had visited Graceland yet. All in good time. Well Dunne! Thomas.

There is a great opportunity for a promotion producer at Sinclair’s CBS affiliate in sunny West Palm Beach. What’s it take to land this job? It all starts with great copy. Taking news stories and developing compelling, tightly written copy to sell them. You must have FCP editing skills and experience doing news topical spots. Spreading the message on social media is part of the job. Shooting ability is a plus. As a bonus, you’ll have warm weather, beautiful beaches and an outstanding team to work with. Apply at
www.sbgi.net or contact tmcfarlane@sbgtv.com

Job Alert – Sr. Writer Producer KLAS Las Vegas

For all you network TV Writer-Producers in-waiting, here’s our chance to weigh in on an episode. CBS’ Hawaii Five-O wants your opinion on a future series. Go to http://www.cbs.com/H50vote


Think About This: “The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. ~ Pablo Picasso


October 15, 2013

Oct 14, 2013 by     Comments Off on October 15, 2013    Posted under: Featured

The FCC’s shut down, but TV goes on. Here’s a list of what positions are open – which can change in the blink of an eye. 

Animator On-Air Graphics@NBC Sports Stamford CT

Brand Manager@DISH Network Denver

Commercial Producer@KDVR Denver

Creative Director@NBC News NYC (Job 12250BR)

Creative Services Director@KNOW Monroe LA

Creative Services Director@WAPT Jackson MS

Creative Services Director@WGCL Atlanta

Creative Services Director@WGRZ Buffalo

Creative Services Director@WHIO Dayton Ohio

Creative Services Manager@KARE Minneapolis

Creative Director@RNN Rye NY

Creative Services Writer Producer@KTVU Oakland CA

Director Strategic Mrktg and Communications@FOX Sports Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Graphics Designer Nightside@WGNO New Orleans

Manager-Creative Services@Warner Bros Entertainment Group Burbank

Marketing Mgr-Entertainment@Turner Broadcasting Atlanta (Job139062BR)

Promotions Marketing Promotions Producer@WMAZ Macon

Preditor Comcast@SpotsNet Houston

Promo Manager@KMOV St Louis

Promo Manager@WWL New Orleans

Promo Manager@KRDO Colorado Springs

Promo Manager@WKMG Orlando

Promotions Producer@WMBD Peoria

Promotions Producer@WJXT Jacksonville

Promotions Producer@KRXI Reno

Promotions Producer@KDVR Denver

Promotions Producer@WFTV Orlando

Promotions Producer@KTUU Anchorage AK

Promotions Producer@WCAU Philadelphia (Job 11458BR)

Promotions Producer@WRAL Raleigh

Social Media Manager@Sundance Channel NYC

Sr. Copywriter@DISH Networks Denver

Sr. Director Marketing@MSNBC NYC (Job 12258BR)

Sr. Graphics Designer@KOVR Sacramento

Sr. Graphics Designer@SFL-TV Ft Lauderdale

Sr. Writer Producer@KLAS Las Vegas

Writer Producer On-Air Promos@FX Networks LA

Think About This: "The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." ~ Marcus Aurelius



October 11, 2013

Oct 10, 2013 by     Comments Off on October 11, 2013    Posted under: Featured

JAMES KERR is a man after my own heart; he has the secret Imo’s pizza cheese blend recipe. If you’ve ever spent any time whatsoever in St. Louis, you would know how delicious this is. James is a foodie who loves to cook and grill, much to the delight of his son, and he’s one amazing creative to boot. To that end, he’s the new Creative Services Director of Peoria’s WMBD and WYZZ, Nexstar’s CBS and FOX affils. James is an Illinois guy who hails from Morton and got his degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His first job was at WHOI, ABC in Peoria, where he became Creative Director and then Regional Promotion Manager and Supervisor for Barrington’s operations, ie KHQA/Hannibal, KTVO/Ottumwa, KRCG/Columbia, KGBT/Harlington, KVII/Amarillo, WLUC/Marquette, and WNWO/Toledo. Whew! He sounds like he’s going to have a blast. Well Dunne! James.

Job Alert – Sr. Director Marketing MSNBC NYC Job 12258BR

Job Alert – Promotions Creative Director NBC News NYC Job 12250BR

Job Alert – Animator On-Air Graphics NBC Sports Stamford CT

Job Alert– Promotions Producer WMBD Peoria

Is it better to manage with a lump or sugar….or a stick for hitting? Find out what the Kellogg Management folks at Northwestern found out.


Think About This: “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”  ~ Albert Pike


October 10, 2013

Oct 9, 2013 by     Comments Off on October 10, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Taking on new but not foreign duties at Nexstar’s Fox Affiliate WFFF in gorgeous Burlington, VT is ANDY BRUMBAUGH. He’s a Vermonter (is that the term?  If not, sorry…) who has been working at the station, most recently doing commercial production. Andy’s now the Promotion Director. He’s not only enthusiastic, but this is the time of year that Vermont shines with the most amazing Autumn leaves ever. Sorry New Hampshire. Well Dunne! Andy. 

Job Alert – Social Media Manager Sundance Channel NYC

Great idea regarding emails. For after-hours and weekend emails re business, put “for Monday” or “for tomorrow” in the subject line, thus taking the pressure off the receiver to respond when they open it.

St. Louis Cardinals…woohoo! Classiest and best dressed team ever.

Think About This:  “People who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it.” ~  George Bernard Shaw


October 9, 2013

Oct 8, 2013 by     Comments Off on October 9, 2013    Posted under: Featured

NAOMI BULOCHNIKOV started off her week with a new gig…Director of Media Relations for Sony Pictures Television’s Crackle. Her desk is now in Culver City and she’s thrilled to kick off a new chapter. The Hofstra-educated lady has also done publicity and media relations for MTV Networks and Al Jazeera America. Well Dunne! Naomi.

Job Alert – Marketing Manager-Entertainment Turner Broadcasting Atlanta Job 139062BR

Job Alert  – WJXT, The Local Station has an immediate opening for a Promotion Producer. We’re looking for a talented producer to help market the #1 Local News Station in Jacksonville. We specialize in creating compelling topical, image campaigns, and commercials; and so should you! Our ideal candidate is a savvy broadcast copywriter and skilled editor, with a keen eye for visuals and graphics. This is an excellent opportunity to join a first-class station while living in a fun and affordable city.

Responsibilities:  Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
* Writing, producing, shooting and editing, topicals, news series, programming, and station image promotion
* Produce Web content
*Schedule Anchors and Reporters for in-studio and field shoots
* Logging and maintaining inventory of station promotion
in Wide Orbit.
* Attend and be an active contributor to daily news meetings
*Familiar with Premiere and After Effects
* Must be willing to work flexible hours
* Other duties as assigned by Creative Services Director

Qualifications:  One to Two years of local television promotion experience preferred. Candidate needs a strong knowledge of marketing, non-linear editing and writing. Expertise in shooting DSLR shooting a plus. A positive, team-first attitude is absolutely essential. Computer skills required, including knowledge of internet, social media and any other viral marketing applications.

Comments:  NOTE: All of the essential functions of this position are not necessarily described in this posting. WJXT is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, matriculation or political affiliation. Any offer of employment is conditional on successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks.

Send resume to:  Sherry Carpenter, Creative Services Director, WJXT-TV, 4 Broadcast Place, Jacksonville, Fl 32207 or scarpenter@wjxt.com


Think About This: “Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.”  ~  Plato


October 7, 2013

Oct 6, 2013 by     Comments Off on October 7, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Today is the first day ERIN MARTIN is spending as Promotion Manager at Scripps’ WXYZ in Detroit. Ms. Erin is a Southfield, MI native (google map it) and her hire has made her new boss, CSD DAVE BAUMANN, a very happy man. The impressive Ms. Martin is coming from CBS affil WKMG in Orlando where she had the PM title. Erin has graced the promo efforts of WFTV in Orlando and started her broadcast adventure in the news departments of WOFL in O’Town and WWMT in one of my favorite places, Kalamazoo. Very Well Dunne! Erin. 

Sending healing and laughter (which is the best medicine) to Well Dunne!’s NICK SANABRIA, who is recovering from getting some knee work done. His voice is 1000% so that’s a good thing. You all do know he’s the creative behind the hilarious, but NSFW, Horserace, right? 

Job Alert – Preditor for Promos Comcast SportsNet Houston

Job AlertAre you a gifted artist who wants to be part of a city unlike anything else in the country?  The Tribune Broadcasting TV station in New Orleans is looking for a night side Graphic Designer (1:30-10:30P) with cutting edge skills in graphic design. The Graphic Designer is responsible for developing, designing and producing high quality news graphics for WGNO-TV’s newscasts (News With A Twist, News At 10PM) as well as providing graphic support to Sales and Promotions departments. 






  • To not take life so seriously.  It’s a Nawlins thing!
  • To produce high quality graphics that successfully communicate the message desired by the News and/or Creative Services Departments.
  • To develop concepts, ideas and execute final artwork and animation for news, promotion and programming.
  • To have user/playback knowledge of all crucial systems used in the graphics area including Macs, and programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Cinema 4D and knowledge of tickers.
  • To maintain quality control checks, including but not limited to, spelling, organization of information, clear and easy to understand presentation of the graphics.
  • Must communicate well, and develop a good working relationship with afternoon and night side news producers and reporters in order to assess their needs and deliver what is expected.
  • Help develop the design and coordination of pre-production and/or animation; make suggestions, provide sources and digital files, consult with director (if needed) before production, and ensure that the finished work is delivered to the final destination.
  • To communicate with the creative team, and all station employees in a professional and positive manner.
  • To exhibit a positive attitude towards work and company policies, and at all times, encourages a positive and cooperative work environment.

Required Skills:




  • Ability to find and consume the best food on this planet.
  • Minimum 2 years Creative Services experience in a design environment, boutique, post-production house.
  • Advanced knowledge of Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator. VizRT and Final Cut Pro experience preferred but not required.
  • Proficiency with Mac OS and Windows.
  • All aspects of promo production, including motion graphics, animation and non-linear editing.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and a link to your portfolio to Jeff Funk, jfunk@wgno.com, #1 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 850, Metairie, LA 70001, fax (504)569-0952.  EOE.


Think About This: “When you have spiritual security, you have no more feeling of need for material security. I don’t know anybody who feels more secure than I do—and, of course, people think l am the poorest of the poor. I know better, I am the richest of the rich. I have health, happiness, inner peace—things you couldn’t buy if you were a billionaire."  ~ Peace Pilgrim



October 2, 2013

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Bev Hills’ Entertainment One Television has a new had of marketing and communications. Actually, a VP. ERIC SHIU is the man in question, and he’s already on the job. Eric has a background that includes being VP Creative Services and On-Air at Warner Bros TV Marketing Group in Burbank, VP Marketing and Creative Advertising at FX Networks and has consulted a The Water Cooler Group. Catchy name. Well Dunne! Eric.

Job Alert – Director Marketing Strategy Discovery Channel Silver Spring

Creative people are creative in many ways…none of them are one note singers. Writing is a major gold star for many creatives, and two of them have new outlets you need to know about. Well Dunne! Talent’s character voice man JOEY CAMEN (who also does standup) has a lovely book that is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It would make a great Christmas gift. Pick up a copy of My Life With Snoopy: How One Shelter Dog’s Love Changed A Man’s Life and Other Adventures. Love it. Meanwhile, ANDI KIMBROUGH, promo producer and host at Ft. Worth’s Daystar Network, has a blog that’s super. All about her life as a modern day Carol Brady mom. Liveloveblend.com is the site. You’ll love it. Well Dunne! Joey and Andi.


Think About This: “Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, I’m with you kid. Let’s go.”  ~  Maya Angelou


September 30, 2013

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NuContext Creative, the hot LA entertainment agency, has grabbed MICHAEL ROLA and he’s now Executive Director of Integrated Marketing. Very cool. Michael comes over from the mouse’s house where he was Director of Integrated Marketing & Synergy with the Walt Disney Studios. He had a lot going on, but my favorite was Animal Planet’s “Puppy Bowl”. In addition to his Disney work, Michael was a First Look Studios. Well Dunne! Mr. Rola.


Job Alert – Assistant Creative Services Director WDSU New Orleans


Think About This:  "The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven’t yet come to the end of themselves. We’re still trying to give orders, and interfering with God’s work within us."  ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer


September 27, 2013

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Telemundo Media has tapped AILEEN ANGULO to be Senior VP, On-Air Promotions for their network. She’s been consulting on both the marketing and production fronts, working with E! Entertainment, Sony Entertainment, AXN and an HBO division MAX. She’s been with Boomdog Films where she handled two years of Mexico’s Next Top Model. Aileen is a grad of Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela. Muy bueno and Well Dunne! Aileen.

Interesting new Promotion Manager duty happening at NBC affil WIS in Columbia, SC. PATRICK STAPLETON is hosting Midlands Marketplace, a weekly segment that allows advertisers to do a chat and tell about their products. Patrick is their Promotion Manager. I wonder if he needs representation….

What is the title character’s name on the new Michael J. Fox Show? No. it isn’t Michael J. Fox. Its Mike Henry  – same as FOX DC’s creative leader. Just sayin’.

Going to catch Showtime’s debut Masters of Sex this Sunday night? It’s about the Masters and Johnson sex clinic. I actually did a video project for them…not THAT kind. It was most enlightening. 

Think About This: “Having never known the absence of pain, I was unaware of its presence.”  ~ sign on the Masters & Johnson office wall in St. Louis, MO



September 26, 2013

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Do you know bubbly MAIA BRUSSEAU? If no, you should. If yes, then you’ll be thrilled to hear she’s been promoted to Creative Services Director of Denver’s KDVR/ KWGN, Fox and MyTV. The lovely Maia had been Promotion Manager and has been holding down the creative fort since ERIK CANDIANI took the Director of Marketing and Creative slot at KARE in Minneapolis. Maia’s a sunshine lady, whether it’s Florida sunshine or the sun from the slopes in the Rockies. She’s worked at WKMG in Orlando twice, and at Denver’s CBS affil KCNC. It’s such a pleasure to share the good news with her. Well Dunne! Maia.

With her old title/positio left open, commercial producer CHRIS LUPENSKI was tapped and was promoted to Promotion Manager. The sentence ‘promotion to Promotion Manager’ sounds rather odd, but that’s what happened. Dan is originally from Danbury, Connecticut and made his way to Denver via Atlanta and Birmingham. He’s a Roll Tide Bama fan in case you are as well.  He began his TV career at the Center for Public Television at University of Alabama and his first real job…one with a paycheck…was at WDBB in Tuscaloosa, site of a classic Groucho Marx line. Well Dunne! Chris.

Now is the perfect time to start your search for a new station voice. And can Well Dunne!Talent help. Yes we sure can. Click…listen…be happy.

Think About This:  "Do not be discouraged. Learn not to be disappointed in anything, or any person. You are disappointed because your will, your desire, has been frustrated. Learn to submit to the divine will, for God’s will is all-wise. Wait, then, for God’s appointments, learning to tread the path wisely, serenely."  ~  White Eagle