Back Home Again In Indiana…that’s such a pretty song. It’s also kind of what JERRY GRIDER is doing. Let me turn this over to SCOTT HAINEY, the Director of Promotion and Creative Services at Indianapolis’ WISH TV: Jerry Grider joins our creative services team as our new promotion manager. Jerry comes to us from our LIN station, WANE in Fort Wayne, where he has worked for the past 16 years. During his 12 years as their promotion manager, Jerry has been an integral part of the team that led WANE to its success as the dominant station in the market. His creative work has been honored with numerous PROMAX, Advertising Federation and IBA awards. A native of Indianapolis, Jerry graduated from Pike High School and went on to receive degrees from Berkley College and Marion College here in Indianapolis. A huge Indy car and NASCAR fan, he is excited to be returning home to Indy with his wife and three children. Well Dunne! Jerry and thanks so much Scott!
Kudos to CHRIS WOLF of WJZY/WMYT in Charlotte. He’s a music man…the one who guessed which Train song was playing for KRISTEN JOYAL’s proposal moment. Well Dunne! Chris.
FOX DC’s COSMO LOSCO (he’s the Promo Manager for their WDCA is at heart a film maker (so many of us are) and is looking for some investors for his latest project. Got a few bucks for a TV promo pro with his eyes on Sundance? Go here.
Think About This: “A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. A true revolution of values will soon look easily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth.” ~ Martin Luther King
The timing seems so perfect, what with the football season just barely underway. Talkin’ bout JASON TRAUTWEIN’s promotion at the NFL Network out in LA. Jason got the bump up to Director of Marketing and Creative Services after being a Senior Producer and a Writer Producer before that. Mr. T has also done his marketing magic at Fox Sports. He has a degree from Walla Walla College. Who doesn’t love saying Walla Walla?! A big high five Well Dunne! Jason!
WAVY TV’s marketing pro KRISTEN JOYAL has some exciting news…she got engaged over the long weekend. All best wishes to the happy two-some! The groom-to-be popped the question during a Train concert. Bonus rock n roll points to the reader who can name the song involved….
Job Alert – Writer producer KCPQ/KZJO and KRCW-TV Seattle
Job Alert – PR Coordinator The Tennis Channel Santa Monica
Job Alert – Marketing Director WCBD Charleston SC
Think About This: “That which can be destroyed by truth should be.” ~ P.C. Hodgell
NBCU’s VIVI ZIGLER is leaving the net, where she has recently been wrangling all the digital. Can’t wait to see what excitement she will create and what lucky company will benefit.
Condolences going out to the lovely KRISTEN JOYAL, CSD of WAVY, whose father passed away this week.
Job Alert – Marketing Manager for WNCN in Raleigh (great GM and lots of creative freedom)
Job Alert – Promotions Manager FOX in Boston
Job Alert – Promotion Manager at WPEC in West Palm Beach
Job Alert – Promotions Producer/Editor at KABC in LA (in the Valley)
Job Alert – Promo Writer/Producer/Editor at KCPQ/KZJP/KRCW Seattle
Cute idea – HubSpot is out to make the Guinness Book of World Records with a “world’s largest online marketing seminar”. What a hoot. And they are in combo with HootSuite to boot.
Think About This: “When we are honest and frank with each other, we can build strong relationships. We know where we stand. We know how to meet each other’s needs, and how to fulfill each other’s dreams. Without that, we blunder and unintentionally hurt ourselves and others.” ~ Kent M. Keith
Yes, you were all missed. But refreshers are what make things continue, no? Now that it’s September, let’s get down to business.
Big Well Dunne! going out to JAMIE FRENCH who is already hard at work as the new VP of Communiations for Style Network. He’s a University of New Hampshire guy who has done a fab job at his old gig…NBC. He’s already sent out two media releases…super!
Well Dunne! Talent’s SHELLEY DUFFY is right this very minute traveling in Italy. Happy? Oh do you even need to ask?! Shelley just finished doing a project for CSD KRISTEN JOYAL‘s creative crew at WAVY in the Hampton Roads market.
Bouncing back from a quick moment with the surgeon is Well Dunne! Talent’s JEFF O’NEIL. The procedure was no where NEAR his vocal cords, so he’s not missed one beat.
TWO jobs….the first from SUSAN TRACY-DURANT up in Providence:
Is TV Promotion your passion? Are you known for being a news junkie? Are you a creative writer who thrives on producing compelling promo copy? Then our award winning creative team is looking for you! WPRI/WNAC/ENAC -TV, the LIN Media station in Providence, RI, has an immediate opening in the Creative Services Department for a full-time Nightside Topical Writer/Producer/Editor. The ideal candidate for this position must have experience writing topical news promo copy along with the following experience requirements:
· Strong news tease writing skills
· Excellent communicator
· Possess solid news judgment
· Highly motivated and organized
· The ability to work under tight deadlines
· A self-starter
Applicants will be responsible for working nightside Monday to Friday for writing, producing and editing daily newscast topical promos, proof of performance spots, work on station image, and other duties relating to the Creative Services Department. This position also requires editing experience on a non-linear editing system (AVID). A four-year college degree is also preferred in journalism or communications. Two years of broadcast news and/or journalism experience is recommended. Former or current news producers with technical and creative abilities are encouraged to apply.
This position is open until filled.
Please send cover letter and résumé and reel to:
25 Catamore Boulevard
East Providence, RI 02914
Attn: Director of Creative Services
Or e-mail your résumé and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the position you’re applying for in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED / No applications without a work sample will be considered.
The second job comes from ED EVEREST, CSD at WTAE in Pittsburgh:
PRIMETIME PROMOTION PRODUCER
WTAE-TV – Pittsburgh, PA
If you have fire in the belly, a monster demo reel and a winning attitude then pack your bags and head to the most livable city in America.
Pittsburgh is vibrant broadcast mecca thriving in culture and opportunity. “The Burgh” has a unique blend of big city living with a hometown heart. The market has over 90 distinct neighborhoods and four distinct seasons to support all lifestyles. The City of Champions has a neighborhood you’ll love calling home!
If you are ready to earn your keep and propel your career in a real market – and we mean REAL competitive market – Pittsburgh is THE place to be! In this city the difference between #1 and #3 can come down to a tenth of a point. We are hunting for a highly competitive producer with the desire to contribute terrific work and execute great ideas.
This is not an entry level position. Experienced applicants should be proven in writing, shooting and editing of original marketing with a focus on primetime news topical promotion. Producing duties will also include station positioning, news image, sports themed and digital platform branding spots. We are looking for someone who can create value and deliver the goods.
This position requires the ability to shoot, experience with ENPS, and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite 5. Resume’s submitted without demo reels will be used to light the grill at our station tailgate parties. We like to have fun and we have a lot to advance. If you are motivated to succeed and ready to take your life’s work to new levels then Pittsburgh is your next target.
WTAE has an award winning news staff that values talented people and positive attitudes. WTAE is staffed by some of the industry’s most respected and critically acclaimed television news journalists delivering insightful, thought-provoking and essential news coverage to Pittsburgh. Our leadership extends to coverage of local news, weather and sports, on-air, on-line, and on mobile. We report local stories with national impact. This could be a defining moment in your career.
Send cover letter, resume and demo reel to:
400 Ardmore Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Applicants must include source of referral
No phone calls, please.
Long overdue article on companies and ad agencies who promote anorexia and what can be considered child porn – just to sell some clothes.
Think About This: When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home. ~ Betty Bender
It’s an exciting time of life for handsome ALEX SHAW. He’s just been named Director of Creative Services for Scripps’ ABC affiliate in Baltimore, WMAR. He’ll be moving to Balto from Springfield, MA where he was Director of Creative Services and Programming for WGGB, the ABC/Fox combo in gorgeous western Massachusetts. Alex has also done that creative thing for WBPF in West Palm where he was Executive Producer of Promotions at the Hearst ABC and before that he was out in Sacramento at another Hearst operation, KCRA. The Boston U grad got his start in promo at WSVN in Miami. Along for the move to Baltimore is his new bride, Cheryl, who tied the knot with Alex last month. So yes, it’s a VERY busy and fun time for them both. Huge Well Dunne! Alex.
Job Alert – VP of On-Air Promotions at A&E NYC.
Job Alert – WAVY in Norfolk VA needs a creative producer et al. KRISTEN JOYAL is the one to impress, but she’s got her hands full with weather. Next week might be better.
Job Alert – Promo Producer at KHBS/KHOG in Arkansas
Job Alert – promotion Producer at KARK in Little Rock.
Word of Advice to The Weather Channel’s Stephanie Abrams – decaf.
Think About This: "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." ~ Charles Darwin