Who’s going to be in London for the next few days? Why it’s Well Dunne! Talent’s newest talent, JON SPECHT, who’s going to be producing the radio portion of the Kansas City Chiefs game when they tackle (literally) the Detroit Lions across the pond. Now THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is the kind of job that appeals. Jon’s a pro that brings a fresh sound to any project, so you might want to consider him if you’re putting together next year’s plans.
Speaking of England, another of Well Dunne!’s talents is the voice of the BBC who was heard on all the Jaguar commercials. He’s Englishman PAUL DEAN KELLY and we’ll have to check in to see if he’s an American football fan. Don’t get a fake accent when you need a Brit, people. I could just listen to him talk ALL day long.
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Job Alert – Writer Producer WPTV West Palm Beach FL Make your mark in Creative Services at WPTV NewsChannel 5 in West Palm Beach, FL. We want YOU to join the #1 Station! If you win with professional excellence, have a high-energy sense of urgency and a proven track record in Marketing then we’d love to have you on our team as the next Promotions Writer / Producer.We’re looking for someone who can jump right into the mix and continue our success. We want someone who has the “it” factor for Marketing.
Conceive, write, shoot, edit, and coordination of all video and audio materials necessary for production of News Promotion. This will include, but not be exclusive to: topicals, station image campaigns, proof of benefit promos, sweeps promos, and corporate projects.
Work in concert with News managers, producers, reporters, and photographers to effectively market daily newscast elements to the viewing audience. Exercise effective news and marketing judgment to determine promotable stories from information available from or supplied by News department in order to determine commercial/topical content.
Effectively manage time, resources, and personnel so that stated objectives are met according to established and communicated deadlines
Perform other duties as needed.
EDUCATION: College degree preferred. Experience in News and/or Promotions is preferred.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two years previous experience performing the duties as described above preferred.
KNOWLEDGE: Proficient in Final Cut X preferred. Adobe Creative Suite knowledge is helpful. Shooting with DSLR experience preferred. Experienced in effective social media outreach. Must present a sample reel (DVD or online). Must possess fundamental computer skills (Word/Excel) and type well.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Strong self-motivation, ability to work with extreme deadlines is essential. Utilize use of good writing, spelling and grammar to communicate messages internally and externally. Candidate must be willing to accommodate a flexible schedule and be able to work outside the normal workweek when required. Ability to act quickly and effectively to instructions, both written and verbal. Ability to read and comprehend various written documents for purposes of instruction, clarification, or information. Ability to view and discern video for correct color and quality. Ability to hear and analyze audio for the purposes of effective sound mixing in the studio or the edit bay.
Do not apply if you can’t handle living in one of the most desired areas in Florida. Apply online at www.scripps.com/careers or www.wptv.com in the About section.
Think About This: ""In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change—breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.” ~ Susan L. Taylor
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Do Creatives really retire? Sure, one stops going to an office, or jumping when certain phone numbers pop up on your cell. But when you’re creative, retirement isn’t actually what society has envisioned – Florida, golf, early bird dinners. It’s off on an adventure, which is what WITI’s LORI WUCHERER is doing, now that she’s turned in her VP of Creative title at Tribune’s FOX affil in Milwaukee. Let’s wish her all the best and a big Well Dunne! on a remarkable career.
God bless her. QUEEN ELIZABETH’s official state birthday (her actual birthday is in the spring) is June 8, when this is being written but mostly not read. Well Dunne!’s actual British voice talent PAUL DEAN KELLY is no doubt having a cuppa in her honor. He’s been the voice of the BBC. And Jaguar. Very impressive. For the classiest read, well, he is the gentleman.
Think About This: "Be a sweet melody in the great orchestration, instead of a discordant note. The medicine this sick world needs is love. Hatred must be replaced by love, and fear by faith that love will prevail." ~ Peace Pilgrim
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The end of May…and the beginning of the most sublime month of June. What a perfect time to introduce you to PAUL DEAN-KELLY and his fabulous voice. Coming to you from London, Paul’s voice has done hundreds of promos for BBC and he was the voice of Jaguar in the US for several years. He’s good in front of the camera as well as behind the mic. When you need a classic read, all kinds of British accents and a wonderfully distinctive sound, you want to listen to Paul. Look fo his info and demos on the new website debuting next week. Oh and yes, Paul is aWell Dunne!
Job Alert – Marketing Writer/Producer WTSP – Tampa/St. Petersburg
WTSP, Gannett’s CBS affiliate in sunny Tampa Bay, has an immediate opening for an evening Marketing Writer/Producer. If you have great promotion instincts and are a news junkie – we want to talk to you! You will help bring the 10 News brand to life through compelling topical writing, editing and strategic conceptualization. Candidate must be able to target the most promotable stories within a newscast and write effective topicals that connect with our viewers. The ideal candidate is also a social media whiz who knows how to use Facebook and Twitter to drive viewers to TV and the web. You will also get to work on station image and sweeps promotions.
- Write, produce, edit compelling spots that connect with Tampa Bay viewers
- Strong copy writing skills with an understanding of how to sell news stories
- Develop social media posts and strategies to promote news brand
- Assist in all areas of station promotions, marketing, community events and more
- Participate fully in daily news meetings
- Produce image, web videos, and other promotions as assigned
- Ability to work flexible hours including nights
- Reports to Director of Marketing
- Two years + topical news promotion experience
- Knowledge of digital editing, shooting and social media a strong plus
- Ability to change directions on projects easily and quickly
- Work well with news producers, photographers and reporters in the field
- Ability to problem-solve, find positive solutions to challenges
- Both a team player and a solo act rolled into one
- Must be well organized and highly motivated
- Be able to thrive under pressure
If you love to write creative news promos, want to work in the nation’s 14th market and would like to live near America’s most beautiful beaches, email your reel and resume to: Larry Doyle – Director of Marketing – firstname.lastname@example.org WTSP-TV 11450 Gandy Blvd. St. Petersburg, FL 33702 No Phone Calls Please
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Think About This: "Not to forgive is to be imprisoned by the past, by old grievances that do not permit life to proceed with new business. Not to forgive is to yield oneself to another’s control… to be locked into a sequence of act and response, of outrage and revenge, tit for tat, escalating always. The present is endlessly overwhelmed and devoured by the past. Forgiveness frees the forgiver. It extracts the forgiver from someone else’s nightmare." ~ Lance Morrow
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