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October 17, 2013

Oct 16, 2013 by     Comments Off on October 17, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Well Dunne! Talent’s NIKKI STANZIONE has a super sizzle reel…she’s just as good in front of the lens as she is behind the mic. Take a gander and feel free to share with your News Director.



A guy who’s a native speaker in English AND Russian? Yep, that’s ALEXANDER VISHNIAKOFF. And just in time for the Olympics. As Nike says…Just Do It!

Job Alert – News Brand Producer KSWB San Diego

Job Alert – Creative Services Writer/Producer/Editor@WTTV Indianapolis

Job Description:   The Creative Services Writer/Producer/Editor (WPE) will write, edit, and produce station image, syndication and CW Network promos for WTTV, Indiana’s 4. Excellent writing & Final Cut skills required. Other beneficial skills lie in areas of pop culture, current events, and social media. An understanding of on-site activation and radio promotion execution is a plus. Able to work independently, take direction and meet tight deadlines.  Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications Necessary:   Proficiency in Final Cut nonlinear editing software, plus outstanding concepting and creative writing skills. Any experience with After Effects, DSLR videography, and basic lighting is beneficial. Organizational skills a must.    Application Deadline:  1/15/13

Pop Culture Meets Local TV: Play a Pivotal Role in Building Indiana’s 4 Brand

Are you a TV junkie? Do you have your finger on the pulse of what people are talking about, thinking about and most of all LAUGHING about?  Are you currently in a creative promo rut?  WTTV-TV Indiana’s 4 has a rich local history and is one of the top CW affiliates in the country. Even more, Indiana’s 4 is home to the top syndicated programming available– Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, The Simpsons, and The Middle all live here. We need a forward thinking, outgoing writer/producer to package, brand and market what we call, “The Best TV on TV.”

Creativity, spirit of innovation and ability to put together fresh promos will make you an excellent fit for our award-winning in-house team. We are a Mac-based work environment.  You should have 3-5 years of experience within the creative services environment in cable or broadcast television. Proficiency with Final Cut Pro and strong writing skills are required. Social media proficiency a plus. Candidates with working knowledge of After Effects and DSLR videography move to the front of the line. 

Send resume and cover letter, plus link to current work examples to Human Resources, WXIN, 6910 Network Place, Indianapolis, IN 46278.  EOE.

Job Alert  – Design Manager WXIN/WTTV Indianapolis 

Job Description:  Supervise, collaborate, mentor and work alongside an award-winning team of graphic designers and animators in the execution of the WXIN FOX59/WTTV Indiana’s 4 identity in print, on-air,  web, and other graphics executions. Lead by exam for the purpose of enhancing and keeping consistent Fox 59 and Indiana’s 4 image in all aspects of promotion and marketing.


  • Works with Creative Services Director to supervise Art Department personnel including project assignments, scheduling, and critical review. 
  • Participate in development of Fox 59 and Indiana’s 4 promotion strategies relating to graphic design for the purpose of enhancing Fox 59 and Indiana’s 4 image. 
  • Assists the Creative Services Director in the oversight of design and production of all electronic graphics for on-air, print, outdoor, and collateral material. 
  • Works with Creative Services Director to assure multi-platform functionality, and the integration of equipment with built-in redundancies to insure cross training. 
  • Service outside clients in revenue producing graphic needs. 
  • Other duties as assigned by department head and/or VP/General Manager. 

Qualifications Necessary:

  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products required, particularly After Effects, Illustrator and Photo Shop
  • 4 years of experience working in broadcast design field required
  • Knowledge of Cinema 4D and VizRT 3D animation and news compositing software preferred
  • Four year degree in Graphic Design/Visual Communication or equivalent experience preferred
  • Strong visual and communication skills
  • Must possess a positive, proactive, team focused attitude
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Must be able to manage time between teaching and supervising artists, scheduling artists, hand-on projects, and outside client-driven work

Help Manage Our Visual Brand!

WXIN FOX59 and WTTV Indiana’s 4 are two of the nation’s top-performing broadcast television affiliates with a rich local history and a recent surge in the ratings that has taken many by surprise. Except us, naturally. We feel our strength is based on a strong and strategic brand execution that is anchored by smart visual presentation. 

We need a forward thinking, creatively disciplined, hands-on design manager to lead an outstanding team of graphic designers and animators. You will work alongside the director of creative services in guiding the visual development of news graphics, video compositing within promos, as well as off-channel print and merchandising executions. You will demonstrate your abilities for right- and left-brain thinking by helping to develop smart department workflow and supervising training for the design staff. 

Top candidates can hold their own in supervising those within several graphic design disciplines, including motion, print advertising, logo development, and even 3D. 

You should have 4+ years of experience within the creative services environment in cable or broadcast television. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite programs is required, particularly PhotoShop and Illustrator. Candidates with working knowledge of Cinema4D and VizRT move to the front of the line. 
Send resume and cover letter, plus link to current work examples to Human Resources, WXIN, 6910 Network Place, Indianapolis, IN 46278.  EOE.

What? Wireless mics might be passé because of spectrum repacking? Egad. Details



Think About This:  “Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world, and not ourselves, for it is not of our making.”  ~  Jose Marti



December 20, 2012

Dec 19, 2012 by     Comments Off on December 20, 2012    Posted under: Uncategorized

Just in time for The Season, which is code for “escaping to Florida to avoid ice, snow, and cold” comes word out of Tampa of a great hire. JOSH COMBS – and his family – are now enjoying the Bay area where he is the Promotion Manager of Media General’s WFLA.  Josh is already on the job at the NBC affil, so this Christmas will be all extra happy. He’s making the switch from being Marketing Director of Nexstar’s FOX affiliate in Little Rock, KLRT. The Indiana U grad has worked in TV doing marketing and commercial creative at WMBB, ABC in Panama City as well as WBKI in Louisville. The Combs family will have a very merry Christmas indeed. Well Dunne! Josh.

Job Alert – WFLA is looking for a Topical Beast (put THAT on a biz card…)
WFLA-TV News Channel 8 in Tampa, FL is seeking a Writer/Producer to write, produce and edit promos, including daily topicals, station and news image spots, POP’s, network prime, and program spots. Must have a proven track record of producing conversational yet compelling promotional spots that take a different approach, connect emotionally with viewers and give clear reasons to tune-in. Requires top-notch writing skills and a desire to win every day. Good understanding of how to sell news stories and station programming to target demographics. Must have the ability to execute distinct marketing and branding strategies for the station. Must be very familiar with social media sites and ways to increase traffic. Flexibility and ability to meet tight deadlines is a key. A minimum of two years television promotion experience, a degree in communications or related field, a good understanding of graphics and visual effects along with proficiency with Microsoft Office, Premier Pro and ENPS.
Please complete the online application and upload your resume, cover letter with link to demo reel (preferred method) or submit your resume, cover letter and link to demo reel via email to HR@wfla.com.  EOE M/F/D/V  Drug test and background check required.‚Ä®eVerify is used upon hire to confirm eligibility for employment in the U.S.

A belated but very sincere Happy Birthday to Well Dunne! Talent’s NIKKI STANZIONE, who is headed to The Big Apple for the holidays. Celebrate twice over, lady

Congratulations to both WXYZ in Detroit, where DAVE BAUMANN does his creative marketing magic and to KLAS in Denver, where LEE MINARD is the creative king. Both stations are just two of three broadcast facilities to have won a Columbia DuPont Award for outstanding achievements in journalism. Very Well Dunne. 

Think About This:  "Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees."  ~  E. F. Schumacher

September 13, 2012

Sep 12, 2012 by     Comments Off on September 13, 2012    Posted under: Uncategorized

SHANNON POWELL didn’t’ go very far to find her new office…it’s in the same beautiful town of Augusta, GA; she’s just leaving her Marketing director slot at Gray’s CBS affil WRDW to become Marketing Director at Raycom’s FOX affil WFXG. The University of Florida grad hasn’t just done cool jobs at WSB and WXIA in Atlanta. She’s a master chocolatier. That’s right – the lady is an expert at truffles and even went to school to know everything chocolate-y. To say this is a sweet lady is, well, too cliché. But c’est vrais! Well Dunne! Shannon.

Another cool lady has a new job and hasn’t had to travel far to report for duty. LARA RICHARDSON is now the SVP of Marketing – Creative for Discovery Channel. She’s been the VP of Creative for TLC, one of the Discovery channels, where she was at one time a Supervising Producer for TLC/Discovery Home Channel. Other creative stops along the way include Creative Director slot for History Channel and History International, Director of On-Air Promotions for USA Broadcasting, a Senior Writer Producer slot at Oxygen. She began her career in Lubbock, TX at the Fox affiliate as a Promo Coordinator. Impressive Lara. Well Dunne!


Congrats to Well Dunne! Talent’s NIKKI STANZIONE on becoming an Aunt. The new little type is going to grow up to be as pretty as her Aunt.

Job Alert – VP Marketing Creative at Discovery (work with Lara) Job 38545


Job Alert: Senior Motion Graphic Designer at KDVR/KWGN Denver.

FOX31 Denver and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 in gorgeous Denver, Colorado has an immediate opening in their Emmy® Award winning, highly Creative Services Department for a talented and experienced team-oriented Senior Motion Graphic Designer.

In this position you will provide graphic support to daily newscasts as well as assist promotions by creating top-notch motion graphics and animation.  Graphics are created using the Adobe Suite, Cinema 4D and VizRT.  Must be able to work tight deadlines with minimal direction and be ready to have fun with a creative team that goes beyond the typical.  We are looking for a killer designer with expert knowledge of 2D and 3D animation… someone with a solid work ethic, positive attitude and personality to match.

Required skills: Cinema4D, After Effects, Photoshop and News Graphics.  (These are non-negotiable.  You need to start with these skills in your pocket!)

Extra Credit skills: VizRT.

Willing to work a flexible schedule.  College degree in animation design or equivalent experience essential.  Applicants with VizRT  knowledge will get to the head of the line.

Please send resume and a non-returnable DVD or link to demo reel to:

Erik Candiani

Vice President of Marketing & Creative Services


100 E Speer Blvd

Denver, CO 80203





Think About This: "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."  ~  Leo Buscaglia