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Ah Spring. When the world is awash in newness, in flowers and freshness – and the hunt continues for producers across the land. Just where are all the TV producers that were once abundant? Are they about to be put on an endangered species list? Well, maybe. This would be the ideal time and place to hawk the producer training offered by the one and only Well Dunne! group but that is far too crass even in times of Trump. So here the list and there will be more to come. BTW, for those of you who have spring in the brain, remember that Well Dunne! Talent is the place to go for a VOICE and not just jobs. Carry on.
KERO – Bakersfield
WPTV – Palm Beach (work with JAMES GRIFFEL)
WTAE – Pittsburgh*
WSAV – Savannah*
WIVB – Buffalo*
WLKY – Louisville
WYFF – Greenville SC
KSWB – Salinas
KOCO – Oklahoma City
WPBF – Palm Beach
KSNT – Topeka
KING – Seattle
WLBT – Jackson, MS
WMAQ – Chicago*
WJZ – Baltimore
WRC – Washington DC
OH…correction. The VP Creative job in Hartford is NOT at NBC but at the Tribune FOX affil there, which is WTIC. Was told all is forgiven…
Think About This: “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and and conscientious stupidity” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King
Seems a lot of very creative people are getting jobs outside the TV marketing world. Another loss to that pool is RACHEL PAPP, who has been at Palm Beach’s WPTV since ’08 writing and producing and doing all kinds of magic. She’ll be vacating her Sr. Writer Producer slot to go work for The Buzz Agency as their Director of Social Media. She’ll be taking everything she learned at the NBC affil as well as WKMG in Orlando to the new position. CSD JAMES GRIFFEL is going to miss her when she start at the new place April. No foolin’ – Well Dunne! Rachel.
Hmmm…lots of jobs open. Lots of great people. And there isn’t anybody looking into why the best and brightest are simply not biting. It’s not always money, although that has been a factor. As in any well run business, retaining talent is imperative. So….balls in your court folks.
Job Alert – Promo Writer Producer WJZ Baltimore
Job Alert – Senior Producer Editor Golf Channel Orlando
Think About This: “There is no greater threat to the critics, cynics and fear mongers than a woman who is willing to fall because she has learned how to rise.” ~ Brene Brown
Birmingham is about to explode in spring flowering trees and will look like what spring is supposed to look like. Good thing that DANIELLE JOHNSON is going to be there to enjoy such natural beauty. Ms. Danielle is the new Assistant Creative Services Director of Hearst’s NBC affil WVTM. She’s been down at Scripps WPTV in Palm Beach doing multi-media producing for CSD JAMES GRIFFEL. Before that, the University of South Florida grad was over at Scripps Tulsa operation KJRH. As they used to say in the days of Billboard Magazine, she’s one to watch. And I know her work will be as well. Let’s give Danielle a big Well Dunne!
Think About This: “However many holy words you read – however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?” ~ Buddha
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The beautiful Pacific Northwest’s jewel is Seattle. The co-jewel is Portland. CHLOE HOUSER is the lucky lady who has worked and lived in both locales, and just recently she solidified a new position that will keep her amongst the trees and the tossed fish at the Pike Place Market. Ms. Chloe was promoted to Creative Services Director at CBS affil KIRO. She had been Promotion Manager so she knows her way around the place. A grad of Eastern Washington U, she got her feet wet as Promo Coordinator then Promo Manager in Spokane at KAYU. Then a jump to Portland where the lovely Chloe was an on-air host as well as promo producer then Promo Manager for KPTV before being promoted to CSD. A great big Well Dunne! to Chloe and her new slot.
Job Alert – Creative Services Producer WPTV West Palm Beach (work with wonderful JAMES GRIFFEL!)
Think About This: “I will restore unto you all the years the locusts have eaten away…” ~ Joel 2:25
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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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Kudos to Promotion Manager JAMES GRIFFEL and the weather crew down at Palm Beach’s WPTV…their live Hurricane Matthew update on Facebook last night was great. Exactly what social media is meant to do. Was too slow to get a screen grab…will have to find out what they used…iPhone, etc. Well Dunne! James.
In NYC today (Tuesday)? Don’t miss your chance to have a picture with a Yeti. I presume it’s a real one, eh? Even in this nutzo election year, a Yeti is pretty rare on the NYC streets. Head to Flatiron Pedestrian Plaza (5th Ave and 23rd St) about 10 and smile. Not sure if saying cheese will set him off, but you can if you want. If you’re otherwise engaged, look for Yetis all over the Apple. 26 of them are promised. Iced coffee will be gratis at Union Square in the afternoon. This is all thanks to the Creatives in the Travel Channel promo department – they’re pushing Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti which premieres Wednesday. Don’t you just love the iced coffee touch? Well Dunne! Travel Channel.
Job Alert – Promo Producer WNYT Albany
Think About This: “The things that we love tell us what we are.” ~ Thomas Aquinas
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With the weather news of the day centering on Florida, it seems rather odd to talk about palm trees, since in a bad storm they rattle about something awful. But palms have a hypnotic effect on some…the way they silhouette against sunrises and sunsets is beautiful beyond words. They denote a feeling of paradise. And they can call one to return to them, even from a far distance. Returning to the Florida palms of aptly named Palm Beach is DANIELLE JOHNSON who will be heading to NBC affil WPTV where she’s slotted to take on a multi-media marketing producer job. Good for her. She’s taking leave of KJRH in Tulsa where she’s been for five years, working with the lovely and talented GM DONNA WILSON as well as CSD PETE GEORGE. Pete told me he hates to see her go but when you have surf and sand in your veins it’s hard not to return to the Sunshine State. Donna started out in Tampa interning as part of her degree from University of South Florida. She’s been with Scripps all along (they hold on to great people) and not only was part of the promo effort in Tulsa, but Danielle is great in front of the camera. She hosted Access Tulsa. Add her MMJ chops to the fact she was chosen to be a Leadership Champion, and you’ve got a pretty sweet bundle of talent. Palm Beach is in for a treat. Danielle will love working with CHRISTINE BARON and JAMES GRIFFEL when she gets back home. Well Dunne! Danielle.
Think About This: “Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.” ~ Rumi
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Good news is even better when it sneaks up and surprises you. JAMES GRIFFEL did just that when he relayed that Monday (today if you’re reading this on Monday…duh) he begins his new slot as Promotion Manager for Scripps’ WPTV in gorgeous Palm Beach, Florida. He’ll be working with another favorite, the charming CSD CHRISTINE BARON. James has been lovin’ Florida and this is icing on the sunshine state cake of his. He’s from Up North, as they say, having worked in Philly, Flint, and Detroit. No wonder his family loves making sand castles on the beach – in February! Let’s all hear it for a great guy with a great new slot. Well Dunne! James. Ps – see you guys soon….
Job Alert – Promotion Manager WFXT Boston
In defense of not having a smart phone (from no-less than the BBC)
Thanks for the inquiries about where WDB (Well Dunne Blog) was last week. Vacationing and just kicking back. You should try it. Yessirreee…
Think About This: “Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength – carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of it’s strength.” ~ Corrie ten Boom
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Let’s end the firecracker month of July with a lot going on all at once. First, we turn our attention to the elegant Palm Beach market and news the Sinclair stations there, WPEC/WTVX/WTCN, have a new Commercial Production Manager. Enter LARRY DOYLE come August 10. Give the GM there, MICHAEL PUMO, a gold star for recognizing talent. Larry will be part of the station team that includes CSD JAMES GRIFFEL so the excitement level is going to be very high. Anyway, the writer here has worked for and with Larry and he’s utterly creative. Palm Beach clients are in for a treat. Mr. Doyle of the Irish name and visage has been CSD at Tampa’s WFLA as well as WTSP in addition to leading creative at WCNC in Charlotte plus writing and producing for KHOU in Houston. He’s from New Hampshire which adds to his elan. Best part of the new gig is he’ll be close to his college bound daughter, soon to be a freshman in the Sunshine State. Well Dunne! Larry.
Next up, another fave is DAVID HERSHEY heading up CBS’ KTVT in Dallas. He’s filled a critical slot and with that, we’ll let him take over: I’m happy to announce that RHETT SCHWARTZKOPF has been promoted to Senior Promotion Producer for CBS 11, TXA 21 and Me-TV. I first met Rhett almost 10 years ago when he was a student at UNT. I was speaking to his class about this crazy, little known department of misfits called ‘Creative Services’. He came up to me afterwards and said ‘THAT is exactly what I want to do.’ From there, he earned an internship in our department. Eventually, he moved up to being part of our UPN 21 ‘U-Crew’ street team (remember that?). He worked his way up to producing promo spots for us full-time and that’s what he’s been doing for us ever since. Recently, he was also our station Employee of the Month. Rhett’s incredible skills, creativity, can-do attitude and work ethic make him a tremendous asset to our stations and I’m thrilled to have him on my team in this new role. Well Dunne! Rhett. PS – not related to General S that we know of….
Finally, last but not least, KXAN in Austin has promoted NATALIA EGAN to CSD. More info on her Monday. Watch this space.
Think About This: ”Whatever life takes away from you, let it go. When you surrender and let go of the past, you allow yourself to be fully alive in the moment.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
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Did you all catch that icy pileup on the Philadelphia Interstate…cars and trucks and ice…major mess? It was horrible, but, I’m told, normal for winter in Philly. Which is probably one thing JAMES GRIFFEL will not miss when he heads down to Palm Beach to head up the creative for Sinclair’s WPEC, CBS under the palms. James has been in Philly at Fox as Executive Producer Creative Services at Fox, WTFX. Florida weather will be well deserved by the Rutgers grad, who has been doing creative in places like Cadillac, Detroit, Indianapolis, Flint and Saginaw. Yep, he will definitely not need the accumulation of boots, mufflers and ice scrapers anymore. And one of the best parts of James is his generosity in recognizing and encouraging talent. Not only does he get a Well Dunne! but he also gets a gold star and a lot of happy sent his way. He deserves it.
Job Alert – Graphic Artist KOAT Albuquerque
From DEILIA WILLIAMS, CSD at KOAT: My graphic artist retired- looking for a superstar! Break Bad from your mundane job and join our #1 station in Albuquerque! KOAT-7, Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate in NM seeks a graphic artist to partner with the Creative Services Director to visualize the station brand through shooting, editing and design. Editing with After Effects, Premiere, shooting video, and some writing skills are required. Qualified candidate should have exceptional design, organization and communication skills. Send your resume and link to your reel to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Alert – Sr. Producer Creative Services WCPO Cincinnati
Job Alert– Art Director KENS San Antonio
Think About This: “Each of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm. When we look at each other, we must say, I understand. I understand because I have been there myself. We must support each other because we are more alike than we are unalike.” ~ Maya Angelou
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JAMES GRIFFEL is having a blast discovering his new city…Philadelphia. The Flint, Michigan creative is now part of Fox Philly’s team – he’s Executive Producer. Mr. G is loving the City of Brotherly Love and is thrilled to be working with CSD AUDREY FISH. Well Dunne! James.
So nice to see a lady make her mark in the sports marketing world. A big Well Dunne! goes out to Fox Sports South’s new Marketing Manager and On-Air Presentation. CATHY JAMISON is moving to the Miami area from NYC. Cathy is no stranger to South Florida…she has a degree from Florida Atlantic U. A major even in the Women in Cable Telecommunications group, where she is Vice President. Well Dunne! Cathy.
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Think About This: "Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be defeated, but
they start a winning game." – Goethe