A this-and-that, how did the week fly by catch-all today. Let’s start with JENNY DOLPH, the very talented writer producer for LARRY WATZMAN at WBNS in Columbus. Now Jenny is the very engaged lady, having said yes while on a tropical vacation. SO excited. All happiness Jenny.
From the Best GM Ever side of the fence comes the nicest story about KMOV’s MIKE MURPHY. With a great Irish name like that, you know he’s got that special spark and to show it, Mr. M was the kind gentleman who stopped and changed a flat tire for a stranded motorist on the notorious Highway 44 in St. Louis. He could have motored by and hit his office overlooking the Arch, but he stopped and, despite the zooming traffic (St. Louis drivers are anything but slow) he did a good deed. The lady in question was an oncology nurse. And a die hard watcher of KMOV. She sent the nicest email to MEGAN HANNIGAN ORF who posted it. A huge Well Dunne! to Mike. Let’s all find a way to pay it forward this Friday.
Job Alert – Promotion Producer WRC Washington DC job40296BR
Anybody see that Bob Woodward of Deep Throat fame is teaching a Master Class on Investigative Reporting? Yeah that does sound interesting.
Think About This: “Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.” ~ Emmanuel Swedenborg
It’s so exciting when you spot talent when they just begin a career…then watch when they grow and hone that talent. It’s like watching a gorgeous flower bloom. Then when something great happens to them, its even more thrilling than normal. Let’s point to one up and coming talent named JENNY DOLPH, who TERRY KOWALSKI discovered when the two of the were doing that promo thing in South Bend Indiana. Not that she was a newbie…Ms. Jenny had gotten a degree from Purdue and had done production and promo and web editing at such places as WLFI, WSJV and Gray Interactive. She calls herself a ‘Jen of all trades’. When Jenny stepped up to Pittsburgh as News Brand Producer for WTAE in Steel Town, she was doing super work. CSD TRACY ACCORD OLIVER was a super boss, and Jenny hates saying goodbye, but she’s off to Columbus, Ohio to work for LARRY WATZMAN at WBNS. Love watching this flower bloom! Well Dunne! Jenny. She starts Dec12, beating Santa to the holiday punch.
Lovely to see ANNIE ROHRS get promoted. She’s now Director Public Relations at CBS Interactive, upped from her role as Sr. Manager. She’s done communications for NFL and Yahoo as well. Well Dunne! Annie.
Job Alert – Creative Services Producer WKBT La Crosse WI
Job Alert – Creative Services Director WFXT Ft Myers FL
Job Alert – VP Creative Services WTVJ Miami
Think About This: “You don’t have to remind a flower when its time to bloom is near; it has been preparing for it all of its life.” ~ Matshona Dhliwayo
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Pittsburgh is the home of so many very creative people. For instance, several Well Dunne! Talent’s are Pittsburghers and, with the exception of some nasty winter weather, they love it. JAY SILVERS even likes the cold. Come early December, Pittsburgh will welcome yet another creative when JENNY DOLPH checks into her new position at Hearst’s WTAE where she’ll be the News Brand Producer. Jenny is an Indiana native who has a sheepskin from Perdue. She’s built up some producer chops in her home state, at stations like WLFI, WSJV and WNDU doing on-air promos. She handled six different Gray TV stations as Web Editor and has been at her current post as Promo Producer at WBND for several years. CSD TERRY KOWALSKI is going to miss her for sure. A big Well Dunne! to you Jenny.
Got some wires crossed about Indianapolis. Reported that adorable KATIE WARTHAN had been tapped as Promo Manager at WXIN…but that was not on the mark. CSD BOB ST CHARLES hired her as Lead Producer for CBS4. My heartfelt apologies to one and all. That Promo Manager slot at Fox is still open. Check it out via this link and consider it a Job Alert!
Job Alert! – Creative Service Director WPEC W Palm Beach
Our top notch CSD is following her heart and moving on to the next phase of life, thus creating an opening of a lifetime, if you can fill the big shoes with even bigger talent, focus, creativity and ambition!
If you win with professional excellence and collaboration? Then we’d love to have you on our team as the Creative Services Director for WPEC in West Palm Beach.
In the past year, our Sinclair-owned CBS affiliate has doubled, even tripled viewers both on air and online in less than a year! Now, we are looking for the right leader who is ready to jump on board this fast moving train and continue our success!
We are seeking an experienced CSD or superstar promotion manager who is passionate, innovative and positive. We need a watchdog of our brand who can execute strategic partnerships inside and outside of the stations in an effort to protect and expand our position of being the news station viewers can truly turn to.
Developing and executing a strategic marketing and branding plan on air and on the digital platform.
• Oversee outside media including strategic digital platform and social media plan
• Managing and overseeing a team of Artists and Promotion Producers
• Managing production of daily News topical promos, News teases and Sweeps promotion.
• Development and Management of Department budget
• Development of Media partner relationships
• Writing compelling Press releases
• Buying outside media including radio, digital, cable and outdoor
• The design and execution of the station’s on-air look and image
• Media and community relations
• Maintain OSI system and strategic placement of on-air promotion on the daily station logs
Important: Must be able to handle living and working in one of the most desirable areas in the country Minimum Requirements Bachelor’s Degree 5+ years Television experience 2+ years Management experience
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace! To be considered for this position, candidates must submit their resume at www.sbgi.net
All that snow in Buffalo? Oy! Thankfully, it didn’t bury Well Dunne! Talent’s LISA SCOTT, who is soundling like a women who dodged a historic snowfall!
Think About This: “After I drink coffee, I like to show the empty mug to the IT guy and tell him I successfully installed Java. He really doesn’t like me.” ~ silly saying from somewhere on the net
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