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Seattle is hot…not temperature-wise, but hot as in things are happening there. Let’s begin with the first of three announcements. This one is about KCPQ, the Fox affiliate in the Emerald City. Yes, that is the nickname of Seattle and so evocative. ANDREW DELGADO is headed to KCPQ, Fox, to be the #2 to BRENT AYERS. He’s leaving behind the great folks at KENS in San Antonio, which means the one and only DON SMITH is going to be on the hunt to replace him. Andrew is a San Antonio guy with a degree from St. Mary’s. He’s got a wonderful reel for sports promos and that will be a big plus for his new slot. He’s actually racked up quite an impressive list of productions he’s helmed for such entities as NOWCastSA.org and 13th Floor Studios. He stayed to enjoy Fiesta, of course. A big Well Dunne! Andrew.
Tomorrow, KIRO fills their #2 opening and Amazon has discovered a talented former TV type. Plus, if we can get the corporate okee-dokee, big news on a Top Ten Market change.
Job Alert – EP of Brand Promotions KPHO/KTVK Phoenix
Think About This: “Every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.” ~ Dr. Seuss
A cousin who was an emergency room nurse for years had a saying: the gates are wide open. Like most Irish first daughters, the family uses humor to blunt the pain of real life, When she announced the gates were open, she meant the Pearly Gates and she meant that people were leaving the planet fin droves or heaven. Sadly, the gates are open again at the moment. Please send your kind thoughts to KCPQ’s SYDNEY RUBIN whose mother has left us. And please send your kind thoughts to WHNT’s BECKY SHORES whose mother also has left. Both of these talented women are caring and generous. Bless them. Their mothers raised two amazing ladies and I know their mothers are proud of them beyond words.
Think About This: I am your mother. You are my child. I am your quiet place. You are my wild. I am your calm face. You are my giggle. I am your wait. You are my wiggle. I am your dinner. You are my chocolate cake. I am your bedtime. You are my wide awake. I am your lullaby. You are my peek-a-boo. I am your goodnight kiss. You are my I love you.
He’s been busy for a few months now, but it’s never too late to give support and attention to people with new jobs, like SCOTT STUDACH, who’s doing Topical magic at KCPQ in Seattle. Topical Magic…hmmm…a new body spray? Scott has that innate love of media that allows his talents to make him what used to be called a triple threat: writer, editor, photog. Yep, he’s amazing. His official title is Sr. News Brand Producer at the at-the-moment Tribune Fox. He’s been involved with some exciting companies, like Red Bull and Seattle Media House. His specialty…filming on snow. He’s even got a bona fide IMDB listing. Let’s all give Scott an enthusiastic Well Dunne!
Today would have been LEE MINARD’s birthday. This Saturday, his amazing and talented family invited those who could make it to celebrate his life. It was glorious. In a room overlooking a cloudy and misty Arizona day, the mountains looking like watercolors, people remembered this man and all that he brought to us. Whether you were connected via work, family, music, photography, neighborhood or friendship, he was always present, always honest, never made one feel like time was being squeezed to listen and help. SO in honor of Lee, would you make a vow to pick up the phone (or text if you must) and reach out to someone you might have lost touch with…or someone who reached out to you earlier (it’s never too late to return a call even if you think it is) …or someone you want to compliment. Just do it. And remember, life is short so eat dessert first.
Think About This: “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to humiliate and to humble.” ~ Yehuda Berg
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And in this corner…northwest major market…hailing from Roseburg, Oregan and on her way up the ladder is – ding ding ding – NANCY MacDONALD. Could you picture the referee and feel the boxing concept there? Read it again and see if you do. OK, good. Nancy is the recently promoted News Brand Manager at currently-Tribune’s FOX affil Q13 in Seattle. She had been Creative Services Coordinator but got the bump in the last few weeks. Yeah, during the February book, so that means she was swimming in deep water off the bat. The lovely lady started out in TV as the Creative Services Production Assistant at KPIC in the afore-mentioned Roseburg. She confides that she doesn’t own a dog or cat, but has a Godzilla action figure on her desk. Alright alright alright! Did we mention she works with the amazing SYD RUBIN who wrangles News promotion there at KCPQ? Well Dunne! Nancy.
Job Alert – Sr. Marketing Producer/Creative Director KSLA Shreveport
This is a great position for a Creative Services Producer or Marketing Producer ready to move into a leadership role. We are changing our approach to ad sales and commercial production and we need a dynamic producer to help make our clients successful!
KSLA, a leading content brand in Shreveport, LA, needs a creative thinker with a go-getter attitude. This is a “hands-on” position. The person in this role must be able to speak to our clients to ascertain their marketing needs, effectively set lights to create the best video possible, operate a DSLR camera, design graphics and edit the final product. The ideal candidate is an expert visual storyteller with strong writing skills. Experience with the Adobe Creative suite, particularly with Premiere and After Effects, is required. Exceptional organizational skills are also required to handle a growing workload. Knowledge of digital and social media marketing trends and platforms is a plus. KSLA, a Raycom Media Center, offers a stable working environment, outstanding benefits, and the potential for growth throughout all of Raycom. Additional Requirements include:
- • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Film/Video or other related field.
- • A minimum of 3 years proven working experience.
- • A link to your creative reel demonstrating advanced production knowledge.
- • Pre-employment drug screen required.
Qualified applicants should apply online and attach resume with cover letter. No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/8260/marketing-producer/job
Think About This: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Let’s go to the gorgeous Pacific Northwest for today….and let’s talk about a patient, talented woman who is getting a shot at doing the creative marketing thing. Step up NANCY MacDONALD. She’s the News Brand Producer at Seattle’s KCPQ, where she’s been the Creative Services Coordinator for the last year. You do know that doing logs is a make or break marketing assignment that she no doubt nailed, since she worked in the Traffic Department at the Trib FOX station for eleven years. Yes, the ability to KNOW traffic is amazing and necessary. She’s been in TV before hitting Seattle…down in Roseburg, Oregon where she handled Creative Services Director / Producer / Director slots. So happy to hear of this promotion, but there’s a catch. Before she can unleash the creative side of her brain, we need to get her replacement. So read the job description below, pass it around, reach out to the brilliant SYD RUBIN with people so we can get Nancy a wonderful new daily rundown. The new person will get to work closely with CSD BRENT AYRES. Nancy, Well Dunne!
Job Alert – Creative Services Coordinator KCPQ / KZJO Seattle The Creative Services Coordinator keeps the department running smoothly by effectively managing promo log placement strategy, maintaining promo inventory and fulfilling network and syndicated programming promotional requirements. This person works with department and station management to identify promotional opportunities and evaluate current strategies for effectiveness. Additionally, this role will work with fellow producer/editors to develop and produce promotional announcements.
- • Accurately and strategically schedule promotional announcements for Q13 FOX, JOEtv & Portland’s CW.
- • Make day-of adjustments to logs based on topical news and or station changes.
- • Keep promotional inventory regularly maintained with appropriate lengths, versions, etc. to support station priorities and network obligations.
- • Regularly identify and communicate inventory needs to department leadership.
- • Edit and localize network and syndicated promotional material.
- • Proactively monitor quality control of all promotional assets in BRUTUS system.
- • Lead department point of contact for local and remote master control operations.
- • Represent department in all internal traffic related meetings & communication (DR, Sports, MC Hub, etc).
- • Assist and support writer/producer/editors with script writing, editing, producing, shooting as needed and time allows.
- • Qualifications College degree required.
Think About This: “Honesty is a very expensive gift, don’t expect it from cheap people.” ~ Warren Buffett
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Things are looking much brighter for SYDNEY RUBIN, BRENT AYRES and the creative folks at KCPQ in Seattle. Despite this past winter being the wettest on record, the forecast is for sunny and bright thanks to the new hire that’s coming on board the Tribune FOX affiliate. ANDREW MAGPOC is headed to Starbuck’s home base from Colorado. He and Ms. Sydney worked together at KOAA in Colorado Springs and the duo looks to continue to create together again. Andrew was most recently at Professional Bull Riders Inc. Yes, how interesting is that when it comes to resume additions. Andrew handled video of course as Sr. Video Editor. No word on whether he wrangled livestock. His background is fascinating – he’s worked for Oprah at Harpo as Motion Graphics Designer. The Hawaiian Islands saw his work as Creative Director at KGMB, as well as promo producing for KHON and KITV. Syd has a nose for talent. He’ll be the Senior Writer Producer in his Seattle slot. Well Dunne! Andrew.
All you who need Spanish help…and there are more and more daily…you need to check out ISSA, who is not only a native Spanish and English speaker, but the lady translates. Don’t get caught with the wrong translation. Well Dunne! Issa.
Think About This: “Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
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There’s a lot of movement happening… people moving from the mountains to the coast and vice versa. Three major shifts…does that make a trend? It is a pattern – perhaps it might develop into something interesting. Shift No. 1 is DENNISON HOWARD, a native of Colorado Springs, Born and raised in The Springs, one of the most beautiful places in the country, Dennison is a born storyteller. Started telling stories via his roll as a news cameraman. First at KRDO and then KOAA. He was exceptional behind the lens…was assigned to all the important projects. It wasn’t until his then-CSD SYDNEY RUBIN saw something special and brought him into her department. He loved it…flourished (she’s quite the instructor and mentor) and now he’s on his way to Seattle where he’ll be a writer producer for her team at KCPQ, Tribune’s Fox affiliate. I see a lot more seafood in his future and even more exciting work coming out of the station. He begins March 19. Well Dunne! Dennison.
Think About This: "Every one of us alone has the power to direct the course of our lives by choosing what actions we will or won’t take. While sometimes it’s easier to believe you don’t have a choice, the reality is that you always have a choice to behave differently." ~ Francine Ward
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Adventuresome, confident and adaptable – all hallmarks of those who, as BARRY FITZSIMMONS has dubbed, are Promo Cowboys – those who venture forth, town to town, to do creative work. Unlike some career choices, TV marketing doesn’t offer a career path that generally allows upward mobility without changing locations. But for those who love what they do, jumping into a new market…a new city…learning about different people and yourself at the same time. It’s all exhilarating. SYDNEY RUBIN is about to venture forth and embrace Seattle, where she’ll be News Brand Manager for Tribune’s Fox affil KCPQ. She’ll be working with Director of Marketing and Creative Services, BRETT AYRES as well as GM PAM PIERSON, who has a background in markting. It’s gonna be a lot of fun…and Seattle is going to see some amazing work thanks to Ms. Syd. And yes, she’ll still be available for Topical Boot Camps! It’s all good. And she’s the best. Heartfelt Well Dunne! Syd!
Job Alert – Sr Director of Creative Services WETA Washington DC
Exciting weekend for promo pro NIKI HOPKINS, who has done work for KTVT and Daystar TV…she got married. Gorgeous bride indeed. She’s in the Chicago area now, so any of you who need top notch creative work, post honeymoon, she’s the one to contact. All happiness, Niki.
Think About This: “A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” ~ Goethe
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