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July 28, 2015

Jul 27, 2015 by     Comments Off on July 28, 2015    Posted under: Featured

Talk about one lucky, lovely lady CSD…it’s KRISTIN JOYAL down at WAVY in the Hampton Roads (that’s Norfolk, Portsmouth Virginia ya’ll)…she was in need of a great writer producer. We all know how hard those are to find.  Yet find she did…and she hit the jackpot.  As a matter of fact, he’s already hard at work and, according to Kristin, knockin’ it out of the ballpark. The writer producer in question is one JASON RUEL. He’s a Connecticut guy who most recently was a Senior Creative Services Editor in Providence at WPRI/WNAC the CBS/FOX duop. He also did creative at WWLP in the Springfield, Massachusetts market. We can thank the former LIN now Media General group for their ability to pick and keep such a talented guy. Here’s to lots of good work and happy viewers in the Hampton Roads. Well Dunne! Jason.


Job Alert – Promotions Editor WPRI/WNAC-TV Providence, RI 

The Creative Services Department of WPRI 12 & FOX Providence is seeking an experienced and creative AVID, non-linear editor for promotional assignments.  This is not an entry level position. Applicants must have professional experience. 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for production of stations’ promotional announcements (through news topicals, news series promos,  image campaigns, digital image and more)  
  • Motivate viewers to watch the station and visit the station’s website through station promotion 
  • May be responsible for editing of station PSAs 
  • Maintain and manage promo footage in Avid  
  • Back up editor for Commercial Production 
  • Applicant must be able to work both with and without supervision of a producer to implement eye catching spots. 
  • Collaborate in the creative department and across the station to produce effective station advertising and marketing messages.  

 Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:  

  • Strong graphic design skills including experience with After Effects is required.  
  • Candidate must possess strong organizational skills, interpersonal skills as well as overall production skills.  
  • Must be able to handle the deadlines and pressures of a busy production schedule, have attention to detail, and is able to multi task 
  • Proficiency in television production and post- production.  
  • Proficient in computer software application (ex: Avid, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, etc.) 
  • Ability to concept and write promotion and advertising is a plus.  
  • Experience shooting is a plus. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree with at least 3+ years television promotions experience.  Qualified candidates should apply on our website www.wpri.com and click on “Work for Us” No phone calls or emails please.  NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.


Think About This: "Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go." ~  Louise Driscoll

Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


July 13, 2015

Jul 12, 2015 by     Comments Off on July 13, 2015    Posted under: Featured

Tenacity. Real tenacity. Not a lukewarm effort accompanied by tenacity rhetoric. It’s amazing to behold and asks that we look at our path to see if we exhibit tenacity, and in what degree. Let’s hold up someone who has it, with a capital “T”. Meet JIM SHOWERS, who is the new CSD at WJHL, Media General’s CBS in Johnson City, TN. If you’ve ever been to the mountains of NC, TN and VA, you know how absolutely gorgeous it is. Jim came east with a Masters degree from Washington State U and started his TV career producing commercials for cable in Twin Falls, Idaho. Again, gorgeous country. He jumped in the marketing pond in Pocatello and then landed at KOAM in Joplin, before it was hit by the tornado that tore it in two. He found his way to Casper, Wyoming and ended up running A/V for the University of Wyoming athletic department, a job he loved. Cutting to the chase, he wanted back into broadcasting (the lure is like a siren call) after being in real estate and he ‘started at the bottom’ doing Topicals for Media General in Spartanburg. Give yourself a gold star if you know that’s WSPA, CBS. When the opening in Johnson City popped up, he found himself in one of the prettiest parts of the USA. And that, as previously stated, is tenacity. A big Well Dunne! Jim.

Job Alert – Assistant Marketing Director WWL New Orleans

Job Alert – Assistant Creative Services Director WCVB Boston (work with RUSS NELLIGAN!)


Think About This: “Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.”  ~ Thomas Merton


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July 9, 2015

Jul 8, 2015 by     Comments Off on July 9, 2015    Posted under: Featured

RICK SNYDER is turning an interim gig into a full time one – he’s accepted the Director of Creative Services slot at Media General’s WKRN, the ABC affil in Nashville. WKRN is getting an amazing guy, both creatively and managerially. Good on them – so revitalizing to see smart hires. Rick’s been VP of Creative at Speed Channel in Charlotte after heading up creative at WOFL’s triopoly in Orlando and WBRC in Birmingham. The Elon grad handled promo producing and graphics at WGHP in High Point, NC (home of furniture if you remember). He’s a super guy and the crystal ball predicts some mighty exciting work happening at WKRN. Well Dunne! Rick.


Getting promoted because they’re just so friggin’ good…yep, that’s what has happened to some of the noteworthy creatives at the FX Networks, so let’s hear it for SALLY DAWS now EVP Marketing and Digital Media, JOHN VARBI VP, On-Air PromotionsTODD HEUGHENS VP Print Design, JASON PHIPPS SVP Digital Media and LANCE REISS SVP Marketing. Well Dunne! five times. 


Job Alert – Creative Services Producer KYTX Tyler-Longview, TX

Think About This: “None of us is as smart as all of us.”  ~ Ken Blanchard

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April 23, 2015

Apr 22, 2015 by     Comments Off on April 23, 2015    Posted under: Featured

WANE lining…that might be a way to describe the WANE-TV to WISH-TV connection that has two former WANEer TV promo talents now doing great things at CW affil WISH in Indianapolis. Joining former WANEer JERRY GRIDER, who is now WISH’s Promotion Manager, is COURTNEY HARSHMAN LEITSCHUH (pronounced ‘Light Shoe’) now his Assistant Promo Manager. The two call CSD SCOTT HAINEY boss. You do know, of course, that WANE is Fort Wayne’s CBS affil, owned by Media General – also the owner of WISH. Another WANE-WISH connection is the WANE News Director who was hired from (sure, go ahead…take a guess) WISH. Back to Ms. Courtney, who spent creative chop-honing time at NBC in Miami as well as being Sr. Creative Services Producer at WCPO in Cincinnati. She’s an Indiana U Bloomington grad and has a fabulous smile. Well Dunne! Courtney. 

Sending comforting thoughts to BILL CASTELLO down in Waco who lost his father last week. God bless, Bill.

Think About This: A bedtime prayer “May the light of a thousand stars shine upon you. May the love of a thousand angels now surround you. May the trials of today be far behind you. May the deepest, sweetest sleep always find you.”  ~ Anna Taylor

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