Heading to a new job and much better weather is one of the best around, J.R. VANWASSENHOVE. Unashamedly a favorite. He’s taking the Promo Manager slot at Graham Media’s WKMG, the CBS station in Orlando. Extra bonus points for those who know that WKMG stands for Katherine M Graham, the female media exec who really knew what leadership meant. She was amazing. If you don’t know about her…google it. Better, read a book about her or, if needs must, watch The Post and marvel at how much Meryl Streep looks like her. Back to our man J.R. who left a sweet slot at one of the best TV shops around, WBNS in Columbus. He had a great boss (talking to you LARRY WATZMAN) so why did J.R. leave? To take care of his dad who fought a very brave, very long cancer battle. As a matter of fact, J.R. has made several decisions based on family needs…and that makes him what Midwesterners call ‘good people.’ J.R. is one of those amazing Full Sail creative who has put the magic in work for Fox Sports South, WXIA in Atlanta, and WLWT in Cincinnati. WKMG CSD KYM PEOPLES has gotten tres lucky and all good things are going to happen. Shout out to HR person deluxe DONNA ANSLEY. BTW, J.R., the Big O has grown like mad since you were last Winter Parking but you’ll know your basic way around.. . Well Dunne! J.R.
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Think About This: “Teach them the quiet words of kindness, to live beyond themselves. Urge them toward excellence, drive them toward gentleness, pull them deep into yourself, pull them upward toward manhood, but softly like an angel arranging clouds. Let your spirit move through them softly.” ~ Pat Conroy, Prince of Tides
Sometimes, the perfect job meets and meshes with ‘perfect needs’; not just money or creative freedom, but family needs that trump most everything else. When you get an ideal slot and it combines with your ‘perfect needs’, then ya’ll, you have hit the jackpot. Those ‘ding, ding, ding’ jackpot sounds are going off for J.R. VANWASSENHOVE, who is a Columbus, Ohio native and is returning to be the Promotions Manager for WBNS, the Dispatch-owned CBS affil. He’ll be with family, and that’s very important to him because his dad has been battling an ongoing disease, and being close will make all the difference. J.R. is going to hate leaving WLWT, Hearst’s NBC affil in Cincinnati, where he’s done attention-getting work as a Sr. writer producer. He’s a Full Sail guy who can do it all, shoot, edit, design, write and produce, which he’s done for such operations as WINK in Ft. Myers, FOX in Orlando, WXIA in Atlanta and Fox Sports South. So very happy to hear about this particular move, so let’s send Papa healing thoughts when we send out a Well Dunne! to J.R.
KTVT promo pro JAMES GRIMSBY is heading back to Phoenix, where his lovely and brilliant wife will be doing her doctor thing. Sounds like great news for everybody but CSD David Hershey, who is looking for two top notch promo peeps.
Job Alert – Executive Producer (2 openings) WPGH/WPNT Pittsburgh
WPGH/WPNT in Pittsburgh, PA has an immediate opening for an energetic and creative Promotions Executive Producer to oversee the overall content, production and promotion of local sports and entertainment programming. The ideal candidate will produce programs and oversee production of nightly and special programming. You will work closely with the other producers and editors on daily content and creative direction.
Job Alert – Marketing Supervisor WBLT Jackson MS
WLBT/WDBD in Jackson, MS, seeks a hands-on Marketing Supervisor with a creative mind, passionate, high-energy sense of urgency, and a proven track record in the marketing and promotion of a competitive news-oriented network affiliate. Must help manage the station’s brand on all platforms and be skilled in non-linear editing, videography, topical news writing, image marketing, social media, and train and coach their team in these areas. Strong management and interpersonal skills are necessary to help lead our creative team in further expanding our dominant market position. The successful candidate must be able to work with the Marketing Director to coordinate strategy and devise and schedule station marketing activities in coordination with news, sales and traffic. Qualified candidates please apply online and submit cover letter and resume. EOE/M/F/D/V
Qualified applicants, please apply online and attach your cover letter, resume, and links to your work. No phone calls please. https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/3677/marketing-supervisor/job
Job Alert – Motion Graphic Designer WLBT/WDBD Jackson MS
WLBT/WDBD in Jackson, MS, is seeking a full time Motion Graphic Designer. Duties include creating on-air and off air graphics for all departments – news content, digital/web, marketing and sales. This position does include editing and videography duties as well. This position requires an individual who can efficiently execute creative design solutions with accuracy and acute attention to detail. Applicants must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, After-Effects, Premiere and Illustrator. Knowledge of Cinema 4D, Element, Chyron Lyric and/or Camio is an added bonus. Qualified candidates should apply online and attach resume, cover letter, and links to your work. EOE-M/F/D/V
Applications for employment are now submitted electronically. If you are interested in applying, please visit https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/3678/motion-graphics-designer/job
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