Might be a first…the digital person getting the helm of the entire creative direction of a station. So it is down in Little Rock where JESSICA JOHNSON AMIS has been named, or better yet promoted, to Marketing Director for the CBS affil in Arkansas’ capital. Sounds very exciting. Ms. Jessica is a Conway native (which is only 33 miles outside LR, so it’s a suburb practically) who went to school at University of Central Arkansas. She joined KTHV, aka THV11, five years ago as a digital producer then got bumped up to social media coordinator then Digital Content Manager last summer. How exciting for her! And the station and the market. Did we mention she’s got a great eye and is a photog, too? Well she is. And this picture is too cute. A big Well Dunne! Jessica.
Well Dunne! to Baltimore’s MARK HERNANDEZ, now Assistant Creative Services Director at Hearst’s WBAL in Baltimore. He was promoted from his Sr. Writer/Producer/Editor slot. Thanks CSD JOHN BALDWIN for the info and way to go Mark!
Job Alert – Promotion Writer/Producer/Editor WBAL Baltimore
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CSD ALEX SHAW found the exact perfect person for the open writer producer slot he had open at WMAR in Baltimore. When he lost Sr. Writer Producer Editor SKYE BEITLER to the San Francisco area, Alex went on the hunt for someone with the skills of a techno editor and the eye of an artist. He found it in MARK HERNANDEZ, who was freelancing in the DC area. Mark hails from Richmond, although he got around as a military kid, living in Germany at one time. While in Virginia’s capital, he did some very interesting creative things, like work with RVA Magazine for 3 years as a video director/editor. Mark spent a year in Virginia State University’s Advanced Creative Services Dept as a contract director/editor/videographer and he played a key role in the creation of an Educational TV show that has since been nominated for an Emmy. He even got to do what a lot of us have no doubt contemplated – send one of those Angry Bird characters into near space – Mark did it as part of their "Angry Birds In Space" Campaign launch. He’s already hard at work in Charm City, and Alex is a happy man. Well Dunne! Mark.
Job Alert – Promo Writer Producer at KIVI in Boise, ID
Check out the way Emmy voters are being wooed (or, let’s just call it marketed to) thanks to THR. Click here.
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