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Starting the new year off with a delightful lady who’s gotten a promotion. And in one of the best cities in the country. At one of the best stations. When Louisiana native CANDACE HARRALSON WALTHER was drawn to photography, she had no idea it would lead to her being named Assistant Marketing Director of Tegna’s WWL in New Orleans. Yes, photography captured the Anacoco, Louisiana and Jackson, Mississippi girl’s attention (back when she was a girl and had two hometowns) and when she enrolled in college in Lake Charles, she discovered video storytelling and wanted her pictures to move. So much so, she went on to earn a Masters in film from Ohio University in Athens, where she was a Bobcat (NOT a Buckeye) and a four year resident in their intensive program, resulting in a documentary that did the film fest circuit and did it pretty impressively. The call of NO made her up and move there – no job, just her education, talent and dog Watson. That’s following your bliss. She networked, landed some production slots on reality shows being done in the Big Easy and then took a part time camera op gig at WWL on their morning show. About a year later, she discovered the world of promo (hmm, seems that’s a line used often and a real shame) and ended up on Marketing Director (formerly Creative Services Director) JOSH MEZA’s promo team. Keep your eye on this one….she’s got stardust in her aura. The very first Well Dunne! of 2016 Candace!
Job Alert – Creative Services Director WFTV Orlando
Job Alert – Marketing Specialist WTSP Tampa/St Pete job 532/472
Think About This: “Sometimes the people with the greatest potential often take the longest to find their path because their sensitivity is a double-edge sword – it lives at the heart of their brilliance, but it also makes them susceptible to life’s pains. Good thing we aren’t being penalized for handing in our purpose late. The soul doesn’t know a thing about deadlines.” ~ Jeff Brown
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New Orleans is so unique. The music, food, ambiance…the ability to overcome and endure. It’s all part of what makes The Big Easy one of the world’s most unique places. No wonder locals will stay and stay…who can blame them? One such New Orleanian (is that righ?) is TREVOR CASSIDY, who has been named Promotion Manager at venerable WWL TV, CBS. He’s a Loyola grad who has an art and graphics background. He freelanced at WDSU and handled video production at the Saint Tammany Parish School Board. He’s been at WWL and they’re thrilled to have him and give him the new title/duties. Super holiday bonus, eh! Well Dunne! Trevor and thanks to CSD JOSH MEZA for the info.
Think About This: ‘One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.’ ~ Bertrand Russell
No matter how far he roamed, New Orleans is home, and JOSH MEZA is one happy man. Not just because he’s enjoying the place of his birth, but because he has a new job – he’s the newly named Creative Services Director at WWL, the heritage CBS affil in the Crescent City. He had been Promo Manager there after spending three years up in New York working with BRIAN BLUM at FOX. He’s also worked in Jackson, Mississippi. Great to hear of your new slot, Josh. Well Dunne!
Job Alert – Graphic Artist for the Scripps Graphics Hub down in Tampa
Think About This: Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself, or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
Summer’s over (deep sigh) and it’s time to roll up our sleeves to get some work done.
Out in Albuquerque, CSD TONY REED at Hearst’s ABC affil KOAT is welcoming an Assistant Creative Services Director aboard. DOUG DONAHOO will be heading west from his current slot in Kansas City at Meredith’s KCTV where he’s been writing and producing. The Kansas boy will love the Southwest. And he’ll arrive just in time for the breathtaking Balloon Fiesta. KOAT has an excellent view of the festivities from their parking lot, btw, so Doug will knew he’s not in Kansas anymore. Well Dunne! Doug.
The lure of New Orleans is proving too much for JOSH MEZA, who’s going to return to WWL as Promo Manager. The LSU grad worked at Belo’s CBS affiliate in The Crescent City before getting tapped by BRIAN BLUM in market #1. Josh has been writing and producing for FOX’s NYC flagship for the past three years. Brian hates to see him go, but shares that it’s a well deserved move for Josh and will reunite him with Cajun cooking. Cajun is one of the few cuisines that New York can’t really top. Well Dunne! Josh.
And that means Brian is going to need a replacement. So Job Alert! – top notch writer producer needed at WNYW.
Another one. Job Alert: Freelance Creative Director for Telepictures out in Burbank.
You think your job is tough? Read about how the trapped Chilean miners are handling the management of their situation.
Think About This: “The man who doesn’t relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on.” ~ Elbert Hubbard