BOB ST CHARLES is a cool boss, super creative and a patient man. He’s the CSD at Tribune’s WXIN/WTTV combo in Indianapolis. That’s FOX and CBS. He’s been searching for the perfect Promotion Manager for the FOX side, WXIN…and he’s finally found her. AMY PRIBYL starts September 14. She’s coming to Indy from Vegas, where she was Senior Promo Marketing Director at Scripps’ KTNV working with JIM KOONCE. Her Indy job will be the first time she’s worked east of the Mississippi. The University of Montana grad started her TV career at Kansas City’s KSHB before moving to Portland (Oregon of course, not Maine) and doing promo producing at KGW. From there she moved north to KIRO in Seattle where she was Sr. Promo Producer. Her new office will find her sitting across from CBS4 Promo Manager KATIE WARTHAN. A big Well Dunne! to the Indy crew and welcome to Amy.
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Think About This: “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with the big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.” ~ Albert Einstein
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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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With the changes happening in the Indianapolis market, there’s bound to be some marketing announcements. And so there is. Let’s tip our hat to the new Promotion Manager at FOX WXIN, part of the Tribune operation in the city known for the race. Kudos to Ms. KATIE WARTHAN who has heretofore been a writer producer. She’s an asset to CSD BOB ST CHARLES. Katie is a Ball State grad who has handled promos at WTVW in Evansville as well as Albuquerque’s KOB. She knows the Indy market, having been at WISH as Sr. Promo Producer. They’ve got their hands full with an affiliate switch, but not so busy that a Well Dunne! to Katie is out of the picture. So, Well Dunne! Katie!
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Think About This: “In life, you will realize there is a role for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you, some will love you and some will teach you. But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you. They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it’s worth it.” ~ Unknown
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