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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
Things move so fast today. Well, some much more than others. Working at CBS affil KENS5 in San Antonio is definitely in the Fast column, where CSD (and fave) DON SMITH has named a new Art Director, having lost one to Austin’s Fox in a manager slot. In Don’s utterly creative style, he sent out a welcome for DERRICK BARRIOS that is too good not to share.
Derrick has spent the last few years at WOAI/KABB as their Art Director and has worked at the station for 10 years. He also spent time doing graphics at KIRO in Seattle. A native of San Antonio, Derrick has been recognized for his work with multiple Emmy nominations and one win, two silver Promax Awards and he was recognized by the San Antonio Martin Luther King Jr. Commission for his graphical work on their latest documentary. Fun facts: WAY better dresser than me His family owns legendary SA restaurant Los Barrios He’s an avid car enthusiast and loves doing his own small maintenance on vehicle Loves to sing karaoke (at least every other weekend) and go out dancing Well Dunne! Derrick~
JOB ALERT – Marketing Producer WIAT Birmingham (work with ANDY SCHWABE!)
Think About This: “Bravery is not a quality of the body. It is of the soul.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
The eyes of Texas…you know the song. And it’s the theme for today’s post. Beginning in the heart of Texas (another song), namely Austin. FOX’s KTBC has a new Promotion Manager who’s a Texan through and through and has even worked at the station before. Welcome GENO GARZA to the new title. He came up I-35 from San Antonio, where he was Art Director for the CBS affil under the fab DON SMITH. Of course, his new CSD is fab as well (shout out to DAVID SQUIRES). Back in the day, Geno worked at KTBC as a graphic designer before teaching it at Austin Community College. Then he went over to KVUE and added Video Editor to his talents. He ran his own creative shop and added motion graphics as well. KTBC has landed a whale, as they say in Vegas (and always as a big ol’ compliment). Well Dunne! Geno.
What’s he going to miss is the big debate at KENS. Big Senate race in the Lone Star State between Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz. They’ve agreed to do three (and only three) debates, and KENS landed one. The last one. Set for October 16, details will be coming along. Hoping they stream it. The candidates will also debate at my alma mater SMU, so there’s that. Well Dunne! everyone.
Think About This: “Being honest might not get you a lot of friends, but it will always get you the right ones.” ~ John Lennon
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
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
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
401k and Profit Sharing Plans
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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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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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 Alert – Sr. 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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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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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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