There’s the adage that goes something like this: a company can only show it values you through credit and or compensation. Very true in Hollywood, and not far from the mark everywhere else. It’s no wonder that stations are having a very difficult time keeping creative people when other lines of work offer more compensation. Makes sense actually (reference grocery prices). KELLI JONES is leaving the creative department of WTSP in the Tampa-St Pete market (CBS affil owned by Gannett) and is going to become involved in a new fulltime gig that will put a lot more green in her bank account, sans the stress and repetition. These stories are happening all the time. Kelli will be missed for sure. Well Dunne!
Job Alert – Promotion Manager KSBW Salinas, CA
He’s OK. The car accident that Well Dunne! Talent’s JEFF O’NEIL’s son was involved in has resulted in no serious injuries. Every parent sighs in relief.
Not everything that happens in Vegas says in Vegas. Thus the picture of Well Dunne!’s KELLY PIDEON and those crazy fun folks who do promos at KLAS. HENRY, GREG and the lovely lady..Well Dunne!
Think About This: “The only true measure of success is the amount of joy we are feeling.” ~ Abraham-Hicks
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Yes, you were all missed. But refreshers are what make things continue, no? Now that it’s September, let’s get down to business.
Big Well Dunne! going out to JAMIE FRENCH who is already hard at work as the new VP of Communiations for Style Network. He’s a University of New Hampshire guy who has done a fab job at his old gig…NBC. He’s already sent out two media releases…super!
Well Dunne! Talent’s SHELLEY DUFFY is right this very minute traveling in Italy. Happy? Oh do you even need to ask?! Shelley just finished doing a project for CSD KRISTEN JOYAL‘s creative crew at WAVY in the Hampton Roads market.
Bouncing back from a quick moment with the surgeon is Well Dunne! Talent’s JEFF O’NEIL. The procedure was no where NEAR his vocal cords, so he’s not missed one beat.
TWO jobs….the first from SUSAN TRACY-DURANT up in Providence:
Is TV Promotion your passion? Are you known for being a news junkie? Are you a creative writer who thrives on producing compelling promo copy? Then our award winning creative team is looking for you! WPRI/WNAC/ENAC -TV, the LIN Media station in Providence, RI, has an immediate opening in the Creative Services Department for a full-time Nightside Topical Writer/Producer/Editor. The ideal candidate for this position must have experience writing topical news promo copy along with the following experience requirements:
· Strong news tease writing skills
· Excellent communicator
· Possess solid news judgment
· Highly motivated and organized
· The ability to work under tight deadlines
· A self-starter
Applicants will be responsible for working nightside Monday to Friday for writing, producing and editing daily newscast topical promos, proof of performance spots, work on station image, and other duties relating to the Creative Services Department. This position also requires editing experience on a non-linear editing system (AVID). A four-year college degree is also preferred in journalism or communications. Two years of broadcast news and/or journalism experience is recommended. Former or current news producers with technical and creative abilities are encouraged to apply.
This position is open until filled.
Please send cover letter and résumé and reel to:
25 Catamore Boulevard
East Providence, RI 02914
Attn: Director of Creative Services
Or e-mail your résumé and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the position you’re applying for in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED / No applications without a work sample will be considered.
The second job comes from ED EVEREST, CSD at WTAE in Pittsburgh:
PRIMETIME PROMOTION PRODUCER
WTAE-TV – Pittsburgh, PA
If you have fire in the belly, a monster demo reel and a winning attitude then pack your bags and head to the most livable city in America.
Pittsburgh is vibrant broadcast mecca thriving in culture and opportunity. “The Burgh” has a unique blend of big city living with a hometown heart. The market has over 90 distinct neighborhoods and four distinct seasons to support all lifestyles. The City of Champions has a neighborhood you’ll love calling home!
If you are ready to earn your keep and propel your career in a real market – and we mean REAL competitive market – Pittsburgh is THE place to be! In this city the difference between #1 and #3 can come down to a tenth of a point. We are hunting for a highly competitive producer with the desire to contribute terrific work and execute great ideas.
This is not an entry level position. Experienced applicants should be proven in writing, shooting and editing of original marketing with a focus on primetime news topical promotion. Producing duties will also include station positioning, news image, sports themed and digital platform branding spots. We are looking for someone who can create value and deliver the goods.
This position requires the ability to shoot, experience with ENPS, and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite 5. Resume’s submitted without demo reels will be used to light the grill at our station tailgate parties. We like to have fun and we have a lot to advance. If you are motivated to succeed and ready to take your life’s work to new levels then Pittsburgh is your next target.
WTAE has an award winning news staff that values talented people and positive attitudes. WTAE is staffed by some of the industry’s most respected and critically acclaimed television news journalists delivering insightful, thought-provoking and essential news coverage to Pittsburgh. Our leadership extends to coverage of local news, weather and sports, on-air, on-line, and on mobile. We report local stories with national impact. This could be a defining moment in your career.
Send cover letter, resume and demo reel to:
400 Ardmore Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Applicants must include source of referral
No phone calls, please.
Long overdue article on companies and ad agencies who promote anorexia and what can be considered child porn – just to sell some clothes.
Think About This: When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home. ~ Betty Bender
USC and Pomona College grad CAROL KRUSE is the new Senior Vice President of Marketing at ESPN. Carol comes over from Coca-Cola where for the past 9 years she was VP of global interactive marketing. Yes, that means she’ll be trading her Atlanta office for a New York one. She was part of the team that came up with My Coke Rewards. She’ll start at ESPN in late October. Well Dunne! Carol.
KRISTIE GONZALES is trading Philadelphia for Fresno, where she will take the CSD slot at ABC’s KFSN. She’s currently writing and producing for CSD MIKE MONSELL at WPVI in the City of Brotherly Love. Kristie hails from New Mexico, where she began her TV career editing for Hearst’s KOAT. She then wrote and produced promos for Hubbard’s KOB. Both stations are in Albuquerque. Well Dunne! Kristie. And yes, Mike is looking for a writer producer to take Christie’s place.
Job Alert: Comcast in LA is looking for a “promo superstar” who writes, produces and edits, all creatively of course. Let me know and I’ll hook you up to the right website.
Job Alert: The Christian Broadcasting Network in ‘Virginia Beach, VA is looking for a Manager of Creative Services.
One more Job Alert: NATPE in LA is looking for a temp marketing coordinator. If interested send request for job description to email@example.com. No doubt a lot to be done before the NATPE 2011 hoo-haw set for Miami in late January.
All warm wishes to a healthy recovery go out to Well Dunne! Talent’s JEFF O’NEIL, who is of perfect sound voice, but is recovering from a little procedure for which the MD said ‘rest”’…so he is. Obviously, Jeff is a great voice who can take direction!
For those news junkies amongst us, there’s a new online site that pretty much covers the world of local TV news…and best of all, its free. http://www.the247newsroom.com/
Take a gander at The Wrap’s headline: 5 Reasons We’re Over the Overnights.
Anybody else find it ironic that cause marketing, which local TV has done better than any other medium, is now all the rage and advertisers are using TV time to promote their cause marketing…while at the same time TV stations have all but dropped causes in relation to their brand?
Think About This: “Heaven is here, and it’s available for everybody, but we need to have the eyes to perceive it.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz