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How hot is it in Dallas? Well, it is July but that’s not the focus. It’s hot in DFW because there’s so much talent in the market. And now another amazing creative is headed to DFW…to NBC there to be exact. What happens in Vegas is not staying there…DAVID ISBELL is taking leave of his Senior Promo producer slot at Vegas’ KLAS to be part of the Big D media world. He did promo at KSNV as well. He’ll be joining GARY WANN’S team and be reuniting with former KLAS creative alum, former Art Director ASHISH BANTHIA. The IsBell family will love their new city. Thanks to former KLAS CSD HENRY VAZQUEZ for filling us in. How about a Texas-sized Well Dunne! David.
Think About This: “Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James
If anybody thinks that being a good boss or a bad boss doesn’t matter in the long run…think again. As the old adage goes, people don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses. To further that, people who love working with someone will go back when the chance presents itself. Kind of like having your own posse. Finding a group that works and plays well together is heaven. And when it doesn’t work, it’s not heaven. The best situation is when you have a great boss, a great posse and your old boss has an opening and then you have to choose between good and good. Finding himself in that position was JESSE HEARN. He was happy producing promos for Promo Manager BILL MURPHY at the Tribune station in Hartford. Bill is a great guy. But Jesse’s old boss, WES POLLARD, had an opening in Memphis, and Jesse is going to return to WREG, where he worked before going to east to Hartford. Bonus, he’ll be closer to family back in the Home of the Blues. Both Wes and Jesse graduated from the University of Memphis. Jesse was an adjunct professor at Arkansas State U to boot. Let’s give Jesse a big Well Dunne! Thanks to former VP Creative HENRY VAZQUEZ for the tip! And people, Bill is a super guy to work with!
Job Alert – Topical Producer WTIC Hartford
Job Alert – Sr. Writer Producer (very senior) WTIC Hartford
Yes, there is a lot of very crazy ‘stuff’ happening right now. Hold onto your hats, kids. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride.
Think About This: “Even the richest of brands are robbed by poor character.” ~ Criss Jami from Healology
Don’t you just love Philadelphia. Besides the cream cheese, Philly is home to outstanding food, historical one-of-a-kinds, gorgeous neighborhoods, quaint and expansive shopping, an active arts life, and great people. From the Main Line to the sketchy neighborhood where Anthony Bourdain found a to-die-for Thai soup place, Philly rocks. When you call it home, you never really wander, even if you don’t live there for years. Some of us are lucky enough to be able to find a job that allows creative expression AND is in Philly. That brings us to HENRY VAZQUEZ, who is a Philly man and is returning to the City of Brotherly Love at the end of the month. Sadly, his talents and leadership skills will be lost to the world of TV but he’ll be joining a former TV marketing pro in his new slot. Henry’s going home to be Creative Services Director for the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, working with former NBC CSD LAUREN BACIGALUPI. It’s been five years since Henry got to do day-to-day there, and his wife is going to be much happier now that they’re no longer splitting their zip codes. Henry has a stellar TV marketing background as VP Director of Brand and Digital Development at Hartford’s WTIC, CSD at Vegas’ KLAS, and Promo Manager at WCAU. The man has interned at Paramount through the WGA and written all kinds of marketing for the folks in Philly TV. He even has an MBA…he reads all the time. Yep, he does. Obviously a favorite, let’s all shout Well Dunne! Henry.
Job Alert – CSD KBOI/KYUU Boise
Think About This: “They told me that to make her fall in love, I had to make her laugh. But everytime she laughs, I’m the one who falls in love.” ~ Tommy Ferraris
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KRISTA MOATS is the new marketing and creative producer for FOX in Chicago. I know she’s going to put that at the top of her Thankful list this holiday. Ms Krista loves this biz and hitting market #3 is pretty exciting. She’s making the transition from South Bend IN where she was producing for Sinclair’s WSBT. No stranger to the FOX family, Krista worked for WUPW in Toledo at one time before she worked at Scripps’ WRTV in Indianapolis. What a perfect time of year to be in the Windy City. Well Dunne! Krista!
Job Alert – Writer Producer WTIC Hartford (work with HENRY VAZQUEZ!)
Think About This: “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~ thanks to LEE ARMSTRONG LUMPKIN
Remember how there was a Job Alert for a promo position at WTIC with the fabulous HENRY VAZQUEZ? Yep, just posted yesterday. Well, it’s filled. Things move pretty quickly. Let’s introduce Team WVIT Creative’s newest member, SKYLAR MAGNOLI. She’s got what it takes to make a splash in news promo, what with her news background. She’s been a reporter for the Danbury News Times as well as an associate news producer at another Hartford station and while there, she was bitten by the promo bug. Okay then! Skylar (love that name) has interned at WNPR and was the Assistant Editor of her college paper when she attended Central Connecticut State U. A self-starter to boot. It’s illuminating to see that she is on the forefront of multimedia and social journalism. Big exciting Well Dunne! for Skylar.
Think About This: “Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.” ~ Walt Whitman
Some people think 13 is an unlucky number. Not so. For instance, this upcoming November 13 is going to be a good one for ADAM DEPAUL. It’s the day he starts as Promotion Manager at WOFL/WRBW/WOGX in Orlando. He’s taken on the #2 slot behind VP/Creative Services CHRIS FRIEDRICHS and Mr. Adam will be developing and executing promotion and marketing concepts for on-air, social and online as well as overseeing and executing client commercials, community events and event-driven promotions. Cool. The Jacksonville FL native was most recently a writer producer at Hearst’s WPBF in West Palm. The Full Sail grad (and that school is am-az-ing) was also a Sr. Producer for WMOR in Tampa. Yes, that’s a Well Dunne! for Adam!
Think the hiring process in the US is wonky? Take a look at how truly bizarre it is overseas. Thanks BBC.
Job Alert – Creative Services Producer WTIC West Hartford (work with HENRY VAZQUEZ!!)
Job Alert – Creative Services Producer WGNO New Orleans Promotions Producer Wanted In The Big Easy! WGNO-TV (ABC) / NOLA 38 (CW) – New Orleans, LAvvvNew Orleans is called “The Big Easy.” Creating big time stuff is what we do. Whether it’s our newscasts set in a funky bar (yes that’s us), our integrated sponsorships centered around food or the nationally recognized God Bless Louisiana campaign, never has a station’s identity better matched the sights and sounds of a truly unique city. As a Promotions Producer, not only will you have the lofty task of elevating the station’s reputation for delivering nationally award winning image promos, but you must have the ability to produce compelling social and long format content to support our one of a kind News With A Twist news program. The ideal candidate must have experience in all aspects of current promo production processes, including shooting, lighting, motion graphics, videography, nonlinear editing and post-production. A boutique agency, post-production, broadcast television or cable background is ideal. Take a sneak peek into what we do. WGNO https://youtu.be/feuWgs0xc0s NOLA38 The CW https://youtu.be/4pPUVAvFbIo
Think About This: “The first start toward success is to be glad you are yourself.” – Florence Shovel Shinn
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CSD JAMES GRIFFEL just loves living in Palm Beach. And why wouldn’t he? Palm trees, white sand beaches, his family is happy and now, he has a new Promotion Manager, so it’s all very good. Welcome (back) to Florida STEVE TUBBS. He worked early in his career in Panama Beach up in the Pahandle after getting his degree from the University of Colorado and breaking into the TV biz in Dodge City, Kansas at KBSD as a Photog. The TV promo game took him to Spartanburg (WSPA) and Phoenix (KTVK) Root Sports in Denver, and to Colorado Springs. He comes to Scripps’ WPTV in the Palm Beaches from Scripps sister station in Boise, Idaho, KIVI. Everybody seems very happy. The way it should be. Well Dunne! Steve.
Job Alert – Dayside Promo Producer WTIC Hartford
Link You get to work with HENRY VAZQUEZ…that would be great!
Think About This: “Don’t become preoccupied with your chlid’s academic ability, but instead teach them to sit with those sitting alone. Teach them to be kind. Teach them to offer help. Teach them to be a friend to the lonely. Teach them to encourage others. Teach them to think about other people. Teach them to share. Teach them to look for the good. THIS Is how they will change the world.” ~ somewhere on the internet
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This Tuesday, we focus our sights on Toledo, Ohio. Home to M*ASH’s Max Klinger played by Jamie Farr, who himself was from Toledo! Casting lady take a bow. Toledo is where Katie Holmes and Gloria Steinham called home. Where National Lampoon founder PJ O’Rourke and the voice of cartoon characters like Deputy Dawg Dawes Butler came from. There’s been two switches in Toledo, but we’ll focus on one today and one tomorrow. Step in to the spotlight RYAN SPEER, who has been promoted to the lead creative, aka Promotions Director of WTVG, Gray’s ABC affil. Ryan’s been a writer/producer for them and this is the perfect step. He’ll be a home run hitter for sure. The Bowling Green, KY man (he graduated from Bowling Green U majoring in telecommunications) has also been Chief Video Editor at Goodwyn Production Group. A big Well Dunne! Ryan!
Job Alert – Promo Producer KLAS Las Vegas (work with the wonderful HENRY VAZQUEZ!!)
Think About This: “There is no wrong time to do the right thing.” ~ Charles Blow
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Chicago is a great city. A solid, vibrant town that loves food, family and doing a great job. And it’s quite the sports town, what with the Cubs winning the World Series just to name one sports achievement. It’s a good thing for NIKKI WASSERMAN, who’s heading to Chi-town to work with JAY WADHWA’s creative team at Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Yes, she’s a huge sports fan and a fab creative. CSD HENRY VASQUEZ is going to miss her as are all the folks at KLAS in Vegas. She’s a Ft Myers, Florida lady who went to college in Pennsylvania. She interned at WPVI in Philly and worked at WFTX in the Naples market. She’s a real go-getter. She’ll be staying in Vegas til the end of the February book, so there’s lots of time to hit her up with a Well Dunne! Nikki.
Job Alert – Promo Producer KCPQ/KZJO Seattle (working with the #1 best promo person around and that’s not up for discussion..SYDNEY RUBIN!)
If you’re sleepless in Seattle, it’s because there are too many amazing things to see and do in this Pacific Northwest gem. Now’s your chance to join our Seattle based creative team at KCPQ/Q13 and KZJO/Joe TV. We’re looking for a promo producer who can bring their talent to driving late news viewership in primetime and across our social platforms. Topicals? Yes, but we’re not like other news stations. We have our own attitude and brand focus and our topicals have to reflect that unique viewpoint. If you can do it all – write, produce, shoot, edit – we want to talk to you. If you want to push new concepts to move audiences in social media, we want to talk to you. If you want to live in a city that offers oceans, lakes, mountains, and one of the most vibrant cultural scenes in the country, (and no state income tax!), you’ll want to talk to US!
Show us why our team should be your team. Send your resume and reel (links preferred) to email@example.com and apply online at tribunemedia.com/careers.
Think About This: “The creation of art is not the fulfillment of a need but the creation of a need. The world never needed Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony until he created it. Now we could not live without it.” ~ Louis Kahn
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Let’s start February with an apology going out to KLAS CSD HENRY VAZQUEZ, whose name I have accidently misspelled not once, not twice….yeah, red face on this side of the net. It won’t happen again, which is good because Mr. Vazquez shared a change and deserves all the kudos associated with that. It’s not really good news for KLAS, but it’s great news for ASHISH BANTHIA, who is headed to Dallas Fort Worth to be Brand Design Manager for NBC’s KXAS. Creative Head Honcho GARY WANN in DFW created the job for the Kolkata, India native, thus proving that not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Ashish has an MFA in Computer Arts from Memphis College of Art and got his first TV job in Memphis as a Graphic Designer at WREG, working with LES POLLARD. Next stop for Ashish was the Norfolk market and a Design Director slot at WAVY/WVBT. The one and only LEE MINARD lured him west to KLAS where he’s been highlighting his art to the delight of everyone. Yes, people actually groaned when Ashish announced he’d be leaving – but everyone is happy for him and his fam. Big Well Dunne! Ashish.
Job Alert – Director Art & Creative KLAS Las Vegas
Best wishes to WSAV’s CSD DAN FLAXER who popped the question this week…and of course the answer was ‘yes!’. Put him on the ‘His Heart is Taken’ list. Savannah is such a romantic town…
Think About This: “Creativity is intelligence having fun…” ~ Albert Einstein
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Gonna be sending GREG SLEEPER a warm muffler to use come January. He’s heading to Boston to work with CSD RUSS NELLIGAN at ABC affil WCVB; official title Assistant Creative Services Director. It will definitely be a change from Las Vegas, where he’s been kickin’ it as Senior Writer Producer at KLAS under tres cool CSD HENRY VAZQUEZ. Greg is going to enjoy the east coast, having spent most of his career out west. He’s a Navy vet who went to University of Utah and got his first job in TV at Park City Television producing Olympic spots before doing news promo for Salt Lake City’s KSTU. He has been a promo producer for American Forces Network in Riverside, CA and was a field producer for Davis Epps Media. Safe travels to Boston, Greg. You’ll arrive just in time to plan a trip to see all the fall colored leaves in New Hampshire. A very big Well Dunne!
Job Alert – Sr Writer Producer KLAS Las Vegas
Think About This: "Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” ~ Oliver Sacks
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