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May 16, 2017

May 15, 2017 by     Comments Off on May 16, 2017    Posted under: Featured

CHRIS and CARLA SLOAN have built an amazing operation in Miami with their 2C Media. Now they’ve added three, including the very talented LARRY WIENER. The UMass Amherst grad got his start in Boston doing a variety of TV jobs at Cablevision then jumped into promo for New England Cable News. He learned promo by writing and producing at WKRN in Nashville, WSVN in Miami (where he got promoted to Promo Manager) before jumping to LA for Fox Broadcasting as Sr. Writer/Producer On-Air Promos. He took the VP/Creative Director position at ION Media Networks and was Director Creative Services for CBS in Miami and VP Marketing and Creative Services at Tribune in Ft Lauderdale. He’s worked for Discovery and most recently was VP Creative for Eclipse Creative. His title with 2C is Creative Director. Very exciting for all involved. Well Dunne! Larry.

But wait – there’s more! BEN FRANK and MARNI WAGNER, who have both worked at 2C, were promoted. Both are now Creative Directors. Ben has a station-side background having done news and topical promos. He was a promo producer for WPLG and was at WTVJ when Chris discovered him, and the rest is, as they say, history. Ben’s work for 2C is on display for promos for CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown as well as the NBC Olympics Opening ceremony promo. MARNI has worked in LA and NYC, as well as traveling as producer for long form network shows. Her latest work is the launch on CMT on Nashville.  Yes, she has a lot of awards – all deserved. Ben and Marni….VERY Well Dunne!

Job Alert – Topical Writer Producer KENS San Antonio (work with DON SMITH and a super newsroom!)

Job Alert – Writer Producer Weigel Broadcasting Chicago

General Job Description:

This isn’t your typical “News Promotion Producer” position, because our priorities are Comedy & Entertainment!  This job is for someone who wants to take the next creative step in their career.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. has an immediate opening for a skilled writer/producer/editor to join our promotion department.  You will be responsible for creating on-air promos for a variety of entertainment, sports and syndicated programming. Our company continues to grow and we need talented people who can accept a creative challenge, and produce innovative and unique promotional content

Duties/Responsibilities:

Write, produce, direct and edit various on-air promotional material

Work with various departments to guide projects through the entire production process

Create unique & clever ways to promote our content digitally

Other duties, as assigned

Requirements:

The ideal candidate is a seasoned creative professional with outstanding writing, producing and editing skills as well as strong visual and graphic sense

Previous experience writing, producing and editing promos for television is required

Self-starter who is assertive, enthusiastic and highly motivated

Proficient in Adobe Premiere and additional experience in Adobe Creative Suite is preferred

This is a high quality, deadline driven environment

We need professional promotion creatives with demonstrated experience in producing great content from conception through completion

Our Perks & Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package

Long Term Disability Insurance

HSA Plans

401k and Profit Sharing Plans

Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays

Tax-free Transit

Discounted Parking Access

Gym Membership Discount

Convenient access to highways and public transportation

One block from the aptly named “Restaurant Row”

Think About This:  “Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice have prevented me from feelings of isolation.”  ~ Albert Einstein

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January 26, 2017

Jan 25, 2017 by     Comments Off on January 26, 2017    Posted under: Featured

So far, 2017 has proven to be a fast-moving, bizarre, surreal few weeks. A well respected friend pointed out from his VP office, ‘all my childhood is fading away, one at a time.’ Yesterday MARY TYLER MOORE turned off the lights in the WJM-TV newsroom for the very, very last time. Her character Mary Richards painted a picture of TV news that attracted more than a few of us to get into the business.  But it wasn’t the job itself that was the extra spark that made MTM an icon. It was the fact her character was strong, single, brave, anxious, and feminine…and smart. That was not the picture of women in the US at the time. The happy ending for Mary Richards was a job well done, a friend helped, a statement made, all without an apron or a PTA membership. It was cutting edge in its day and it was done with top drawer humor. Well Dunne! Mary Richards.


If you don’t think a musical jingle has power anymore (btw – Who said that? Somebody floated that rumor..who said that?) just remember that everybody used the song’s words when Mary died. Who could turn the world on with a smile…

 

CBS is running a Mary salute Thursday night. PBS is and on Saturday, Sundance TV is running a Mary Marathon. .

 

 

In the real world…down in San Antonio, dear DON SMITH’s father, Don Sr., passed away today. Don was a Junior with a brand new son just a week old. The wheel of life keeps turning. Our love to Don and his family. Don is CSD at KENS.


Job Alert – Brand Manager WVEC Norfolk


Think About This:  “The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered…We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren’t able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It’s called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.”  ~ Elizabeth Edwards



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January 11, 2017

Jan 10, 2017 by     Comments Off on January 11, 2017    Posted under: Featured

A Texas lady always feels at home and ready to take on the world no matter where she is. But when she’s in the South, it’s even better. Such is the case with MICHELLE BEECH who is a TCU grad (that’s Texas Christian in Fort Worth for you Google-shy folks). Michelle is now Creative Services Director in Spartanburg heading up the creative efforts of Media General’s WSPA and WYCW, the CBS and CW affiliates in Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville market in the upstate of South Carolina and western North Carolina. Beautiful territory, and there’s a Pottery Barn outlet, too. Back to Michelle, who names America as her hometown, seeing as she was a military child and she moved all over. She has a most interesting background and was most recently at AR&D as Marketing Strategist and Station Marketing Consultant. She has led departments at KKCO and KKTV as well as produced promos for WJTV and WAPT. She’s a major win for WSPA…let’s all chime in and send her a big Well Dunne!


Speaking of Texas…down San Antonio way, Tuesday a very special little someone made his debut and the reviews are all raves! KENS CSD DON SMITH and his beautiful wife have a new baby boy who has a very adorable and proud big brother. Can’t wait to see more pictures…you should send Don a big congrats. No word on whether there are cigars on the horizon, but there is definitely a major spike in the cuteness factor in SA today.


Job AlertSr. Graphic Artist FOX TV LA (work with JEREMY CLAYPOOL – he’s an all-star)

 

Think About This:  “Fear less and hope more. Eat less; chew more. Whine less; breathe more. Talk less; say more. Love more and all good things will come to you.”  ~ Swedish proverb


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June 30, 2016

Jun 29, 2016 by     1 Comment    Posted under: Featured

As a most lovely June winds down and we’re all poised to kick off the July 4th festivities and holiday, had to interrupt some time away with news of one of the best. You can take the boy out of Texas but there’s always a hankering – yes, hankering – to get back to the Lone Star State, politics aside. You don’t have to be born in Texas to be a Texan (but you do have to have a Texas locale on your birth certificate if you want a Native Texan car plate, which you can actually purchase), but you have to have been a resident and loved it and want to return. That’s what Lake Charles, LA native DON SMITH is doing…he’s setting free his Inner Texan and returning to San Antonio and the Tegna CBS affil there, KENS. He’ll be top wrangler for the creative, the official title being Marketing Director. He’s no stranger to SA, having worked at KENS once before when it was a Belo station. Don and his lovely family (his little boy is the cutest thing you can imagine!) will love living there. Confession – my son was born there and it’s a great place for little ones. Mr. Smith is departing his current role as Director of Creative Services at CBS’ KOVR/KMAX in California’s capital, Sacramento. Along the way, Don’s done promo for KHOU in Houston and his first job was at KBMT in Beaumont.  Let’s not forget a stop in Salt Lake City and Stun Creative in NYC. So very excited to hear about a very happy creative talent and a city most loved. Get a big place..need a bedroom for next year’s Fiesta! Well Dunne! Don.


Job Alert – Executive Producer 12 Creative (WKRC) Cincinnati (work with SHEILA OBERMEYER!)

Make your mark in Broadcasting. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the nation, programming 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets after pending transactions. Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believes in a vision and is dedicated to making Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. a communications powerhouse. We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

Local 12/WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, OH is currently seeking an Executive Producer/Creative Services.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Shooting, producing and potentially editing station news and entertainment promotion including, in addition to, long form programming and commercials.
  • Special focus on being a team player, who is attentive to deadlines, thrives in a fast paced work environment and is inspired to bring creative visions to life.
  • Handling multiple projects from concept to completion, both daily & on an ongoing basis for each of the three television stations as needed.
  • Responsible for creating, writing & producing on-air promos for the station that fit within & echo the Local 12 News brand as required.

This position reports directly to the Creative Services Director.

Required Skills:

  • Familiar with ENG style video cameras (JVC 850, Sony FS7, Canon C300 and Canon 5D Mark II)
  • Still photography experience
  • Superior Lighting skills, both in-studio and on location
  • Field audio experience
  • Ability to lift 40-50lbs on a regular basis
  • Ability to communicate/work in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Valid Driver license

Required Experience:

  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum of two to five years of videography and or producer experience.
  • Non-Linear editing experience a plus (Premier Pro; Avid).
  • A college degree is preferred.
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!


Job Alert  – Promotions Producer WOAI San Antonio (with with TERRY MCFARLANE)

WOAI – NEWS 4 SAN ANTONIO has an immediate opening for a Promotions Producer. The News 4 San Antonio creative team has a great opportunity for an exceptional promotion producer who loves marketing news. This is not an entry level position. We need a pro who can engage with the news department, write copy that sells, and has production skills to turn the finished product into great nightly spots. The ability to write, shoot and edit are essential. Must love a fast paced environment, and work with nightly deadlines.

Responsibilities include:

  • Producing nightly news topical promos and targeted special report promos
  • Assisting with station sponsored events
  • Contributing ideas and concepts as part of our team

If you have the required experience and skills, please apply below or visit www.sbgi.net and include your salary requirements while completing our on-line application. In addition, include a link to your latest work. Work examples should showcase strong editing and writing skills. If you do not have a link to your work, apply on-line and then send your non-returnable DVD to: WOAI-TV, Attn: Terry McFarlane, 4335 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229 


Think About This: “There was never a good war or a bad peace.”  ~ Ben Franklin


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