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November 27, 2013

Nov 26, 2013 by     Comments Off on November 27, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Gratitude is an elusive commodity to some. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons Thanksgiving is such a beloved holiday…it allows us to stop and count our blessings, as trite as that may sound. For those who are working at jobs they love…jobs that help them grow and discover their inner magic, this holiday will be an opportunity to reflect on that. And to think of those who are struggling and need a kind word…a moment of your time on the phone…an acknowledgement. Since last Thanksgiving, so many of us have lost someone we love. Please enjoy those who surround you (even at crowded airports and jammed up Interstates) and find a way to bring a smile. It costs nothing and means everything.


Thank you ALL for reading and following this blog and for those who have discovered the amazing capacity of the Well Dunne! Talent list. You’re the best and for that, I am profoundly grateful. Enjoy your holiday. Come back next week! 


Think About This:  “…deep within each of us lie goodness unimagined, wisdom, music, talents of every variety, joy, peace, humility and love…a vast gold-mine.” ~ Eric Butterworth

 
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November 26, 2013

Nov 25, 2013 by     Comments Off on November 26, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Butch and Sundance. Martin and Lewis. Miles and Kahle. Yes, you probably know the first two as great pairings. Well, Miles is CURTIS MILES, VP of Programming and Creative at ABCs WLS in Chicago and Kahle is KHRIS KAHLE, his soon-to-be new Assistant Creative Services Director. It’s the third time the two have worked together…and the pairing seems to be a success for everyone involved. Khris will be departing ABC’s WTVD in the Raleigh-Durham market (that was station #2 where the two collaborated). KHRIS and family will be hitting the Miracle Mile just in time to check out the holiday décor… Well Dunne! Khris.


Job Alert – Assistant Creative Services Director WTVD Raleigh-Durham. Send your stuff to the lovely KRISTIE GONZALES Kristie.gonzales@abc.com


Think About This:  "So often we try to gird ourselves to face a harsh and difficult world when we might instead gentle both ourselves and our world just by slowing down. …We could take a cue from music here: ‘Rest’ is musical term for a pause between flurries of notes. Without that tiny pause, the torrent of notes can be overwhelming. Without a rest in our lives, the torrent  ~ Julia Cameron

 

November 22, 2013

Nov 21, 2013 by     Comments Off on November 22, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Ever just want to step in front of the camera? CHRIS CICATELLI is. He’s writing, producing, and hosting a DC-based program called On Point highlighting all the fun, excitement and food events in the nation’s capital. He’s got the perfect background for the series to be a hit…he’s been head of promo at BET and promo man at Newschannel 8/WJLA. Ask him about hid dad…Chris is a second generation broadcaster. Take a look at the new venture then join me in saying Well Dunne!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-QDI7CYgr4

  

Job Alert – Promotion Producer WFTV Orlando


Job Alert – Promotion Manager WIAT Birmingham


Think About This:  “When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses, for art establishes the basic human truths which must serve as the touchstone of our judgement.”  ~  John F. Kennedy

 

November 21, 2013

Nov 20, 2013 by     Comments Off on November 21, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Wonderful news 4 a fave…JEREMY CLAYPOOL is the new Promotion Manager for Fox KTTV in LA. He’ll be making the switch from KNBC where he was writing and producing topicals. Jeremy has a busy few weeks ahead…Thanksgiving, an exciting trip 2 Japan, finding a place on the westside w/ his fiancé and then the new job. Could not happen to a better guy. Well Dunne!


Job Alert – Promo Producer WHDH Boston


Job Alert– Nighttime Topical Producer KNBC Burbank


Job Alert – Broadcast Commercial Producer/Preditor   Are you a brand storyteller who wants to be part of a city unlike anything else in the country and work with some of the most interesting clients you’ll ever meet? The Tribune Broadcasting TV station in New Orleans is looking for a broadcast commercial producer. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
• Participates and coordinates all parts of the creation of a TV spot from inception to broadcast. 
• Includes pre-production and planning meeting with account sales executives and clients; script writing, professional voice over and selection of music bed. • Edit efficiently in Final Cut Pro (Motion, Live type, etc.) and Abode Production Suite (After Effects, Photoshop, etc
• Operating of all portable video (field cameras) and audio equipment. 
• Transports and sets up all required lighting and audio equipment including lavalieres, wireless receivers, handheld and shotgun microphones. 
• Provides limited troubleshooting and maintenance of field production equipment. 
• Assist with costumes, props, music, or other additional equipment or personnel needed to complete the production. 
• Compresses video projects for output; makes video copies for clients and broadcast. 
• Responsible for the quality of each commercial produced. 
• Verify that commercials meet certain legal and broadcasting standards. 
• Reviews productions to ensure objectives are attained according to client requirements and insures production is ready for air prior to start date. 

OTHER RESPONSIBLITIES may include but are not limited to: 
• Participate at station promotional events as necessary. 
• May perform some maintenance on production vehicle such as checking oil, tire pressure, etc. 
• Familiarizes various station personnel with all production and use of audio/video equipment as necessary.  

 

Required Skills:

  • Ability to find and consume the best food on this planet.
  • Minimum 2 years commercial production experience 
  • Advanced knowledge of Final Cut and Adobe Production Suite (Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator)
  • 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:"There are no little events in life, those we think of no consequence may be full of fate, and it is at our own risk if we neglect the acquaintances and opportunities that seem to be casually offered, and of small importance."  ~ Amelia E. Barr

 

November 18, 2013

Nov 17, 2013 by     Comments Off on November 18, 2013    Posted under: Featured

DEAN CAIN is such a cutie. But he’s got a lot of depth and heart. He’s a big part of ION TV’s partnership with Coalition For The Homeless, a holiday outreach where ION Television will donate 2,000 blankets to help needy New Yorkers stay warm this holiday season. The donations will be made through the Coalition’s Grand Central Food Program, which provides hot, nutritious meals to nearly 1,000 homeless and hungry New Yorkers on the streets of the city 365 nights a year. The remaining blankets will be donated throughout the winter. What a lovely gesture. Btw, watch Dean in Defending Santa Nov 24 on Ion. Well Dunne.

Sorry 2 report an injury is making it way too hard 2 type. Soooo things will b spotty until the shoulder is back to normal. Thanks kids.

Think About This: “Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done right.” ~ Walt Disney  

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November 13, 2013

Nov 12, 2013 by     Comments Off on November 13, 2013    Posted under: Featured

How cool is it to get to say SHAZAM all the time, Gomer Pyle fans included. Pretty cool and it’s a very fascinating company with that name that has lured PROMAX/bda head JONATHAN VERK away from leading the international creative group.  He’ll be the new EVP Strategic Partnerships, Head of Television for the company with the name we love.  Need to see if he’ll be relocating to London headquarters or if he’ll stay in LA. Whatever the plan, he’ll be missed but he won’t be a stranger. Well Dunne! Jonathan.


NINA DAVENPORT is the newest member of the creative team at Clockwork VFX. She’s coming aboard as Executive Producer for the NYC (and Dubai) based animation company. She’s been at UPROAR!  She’s bringing a very impressive agency background with her. Well Dunne! Nina.


Job Alert – Marketing Director KTVU Oakland, CA (SF market) Job 304233


Job Alert  – Creative Services Director WOAI San Antonio 

 

Think About This: “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”  ~ A.A. Milne from Winnie the Pooh

 

November 12, 2013

Nov 11, 2013 by     Comments Off on November 12, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Yes, it is indeed 11-12-13. Math can be fun. What isn’t fun is losing good people when they leave the industry. One such soon-to-depart gem is SAMANTHA KNOWLTON. She’s been heading up the creative efforts of Scripps’ NBC affil KJRH in Tulsa since 2000 and during that time she was always a total pro with a smile you could feel over the phone lines. What has enticed Ms. Samantha away from the crazy world of TV marketing? Probably the concept of normalcy for one. She’s accepted the slot of Events Marketing Manager for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Excellent. Samantha promises to keep in touch. Well Dunne! Samantha on your new adventure.


Job Alert – Promotion Manager KTTV Los Angeles


Job Alert– Writer Producer CNN Integrated Promotions Atlanta job 139692BR


Think About This:  “Chance favors the prepared mind.”  ~ Louis Pasteur

 

November 11, 2013

Nov 10, 2013 by     Comments Off on November 11, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Heading back to the south is JEFF HOLUB, who will exit his Director of Marketing slot for KTVU, FOX out in the city by the bay to take the Creative Services Director slot at CBS affil WGCL in Atlanta. In the past, Jeff headed up marketing for WXAN & WSOC in Charlotte after putting in communication time at Piedmont Gas.  The U of Toledo grad did one of my all-time favorite promotions when he sent out a ransom note demanding holiday cheer, accompanied by a little white box with a red reindeer “nose” inside. Sorry that description fails to make the impact his creation did. Well Dunne! Jeff. 


KENNY LAWRENCE is never going to have a problem getting an idea approved by his GM again. He’s now the GM! Kenny had recently been at CBS Atlanta where he as head of Marketing and Program Development. Mr. L heads to Lafayette, LA to be General Manager of CBS affil KLFY, owned by Young. Kenny’s background includes heading up creative at CBS in Boston (he has a degree from Plymouth State in New Hampshire) and has been creative director at Warner Bros Entertainment in LA as well as KCOP. Well Dunne! Kenny


Job Alert – Creative Services Director KJRH Tulsa


Think About This:  “Put your mind, heart, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” ~ Swami Sivananda


 

 

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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


 

 

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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


 

 

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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 


 

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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.

https://www.scripps.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=7013 


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


 

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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?) 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

. REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Oct 15, 2013 by     Comments Off on October 16, 2013    Posted under: Featured

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.


Job Alert –  WPEC CBS 12 PROMO WRITER / PRODUCER
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