Seems a lot of very creative people are getting jobs outside the TV marketing world. Another loss to that pool is RACHEL PAPP, who has been at Palm Beach’s WPTV since ’08 writing and producing and doing all kinds of magic. She’ll be vacating her Sr. Writer Producer slot to go work for The Buzz Agency as their Director of Social Media. She’ll be taking everything she learned at the NBC affil as well as WKMG in Orlando to the new position. CSD JAMES GRIFFEL is going to miss her when she start at the new place April. No foolin’ – Well Dunne! Rachel.
Hmmm…lots of jobs open. Lots of great people. And there isn’t anybody looking into why the best and brightest are simply not biting. It’s not always money, although that has been a factor. As in any well run business, retaining talent is imperative. So….balls in your court folks.
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Job Alert – Senior Producer Editor Golf Channel Orlando
Think About This: “There is no greater threat to the critics, cynics and fear mongers than a woman who is willing to fall because she has learned how to rise.” ~ Brene Brown
Now that RACHEL PAPP is back in Palm Beach at NBC affil WPTV and has joined forces with CHRISTINE BARON, the Exec Producer and CSD respectively are the dynamic duo. Boom…order the tee shirts and coffee cups. Christine no sooner unpacked a moving box than the February sweeps started, and Rachel was there to make it happen sans tears or fears. Everybody is happy. When a good thing comes together, it’s a work of art. Well Dunne! Rachel and Christine.
2C Media Creative did a magic filled launch campaign for Nickelodeon’s second season of Every Witch Way, and using the word magic here really means just that – magic. Creative Director and also Director (2D might sum him up) BRIAN ELOE and the team helped intro a new character to the series.
If you’re in London this month, you’re in for a treatl. HBO is hosting a pop-up restaurant to promote Game of Thrones. The name? All Men Must Dine. Sadly, to get a seat at the table over the 3 day pop-up, one must have entered a contest whose deadline was, alas, yesterday. Let’s lift a goblet anyway and say a toast – Well Dunne! HBO. Tyrion would be so proud.
Think About This: “When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold.They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful.” ~ Billie Mobayed
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Is Philadelphia the Rodney Dangerfield of Nielsen markets? I mean, does it get the respect it so honestly deserves? After all, it is the capital of American democracy – home to more history than a history buff would care to list. It’s got cheesesteaks – even a naked bike ride. Yet it seems to be the middle sister of markets…everybody likes it but nobody enthuses about it. I bet that will change once COSMO LOSCO settles into his new job at NBC in the City of Brotherly Love. As of October 6, he’ll be Promotion Manager at WCAU, working with VP MATT LAWS. Cosmo actually started his career at WCAU back in ’05 when he was a Production Assistant. He’ll be leaving behind the good folks at FOX in DC where he was Promotion Manager. Other TV marketing slots that were enhanced by his work include WGAL in Harrisburg PA and NBC’s WRC in DC. On all levels, Well Dunne! Cosmo!
It’s National Pizza Month. Behave accordingly.
Job Alert – from RACHEL PAPP in Tulsa (she’s one of the good ones) SR Producer KJRH Tulsa
The traditional ways of TV marketing are long gone. You know it, we know it. So come work for a company that is ahead of its time – and leading the industry with innovative ways to deliver content to our consumers across all platforms. We are KJRH 2 Works for You, the E.W. Scripps Media, Inc. owned NBC affiliate in Tulsa, OK, and we have an immediate opening for a creative, motivated, design-oriented editor/producer to join our Creative Services Team! We’re looking for a top-notch, hands-on producer with 3-5 years of local TV creative services producer experience who can write, shoot and edit impactful promos, spots that grow station ratings by appealing to both traditional audiences and new media viewers. You’ve got to be a strong writer who has expert-level experience in Final Cut and the Adobe Creative Suite, as well as professional shooting and lighting experience. You won’t just produce spots, you’ll conceptualize and market new ideas across all platforms. If you’re a person who takes initiative, searches for new opportunities, enjoys a challenge and is extremely organized, this may be the perfect place for you! Here you’ll develop promotional strategies and concepts that cut through the clutter, inspire others and truly make a difference both at our station and in our community. The bottom line is you need to be able to produce top-notch visuals that are steeped in key research points that target our key demographic and turn their heads! If you are ready to take this next step in your career, and thrive on the creative process, apply today http://www.scripps.apply2jobs.com/ 1. Able to translate strategic creative concepts into engaging on-air campaigns that will grab viewers’ attention. Must be able to conceptualize, write, shoot, edit and produce media promos, commercials, and presentations in Final Cut Pro to be delivered on various platforms, including broadcast, mobile and web. 2. Functions as the chief producer of station image promotion including concept development, script writing and spot production (news, image, web, sponsorship spots, etc.). Serves as the lead producer on all key sweeps promo production. 3. Will work closely with creative services director, news director, editors and multi-media news staff to execute marketing ideas to promote our news brand across various platforms. 4. Supervise producers; project delegation and foster professional skill development through delegation and execution of projects. 5. Programming and maintenance of promotional log inventory in WideOrbit traffic management system. 6. Team player attitude, willing to participate in station-sponsored community events and promotions. 7. Perform other duties as needed and as directed by the Creative Services Director. REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. EXPERIENCE: 3-5 years or more of previous writing, producing and editing experience with topicals, sweeps, image promotion and a reel that demonstrates an understanding of contemporary production techniques. Video production in HD and professional lighting experience are required. EQUIPMENT: Final Cut Pro and AfterEffects required. Knowledge of electronic graphic design equipment required. Mac experience a plus. LICENSE/ CERTIFICATE: Driving required. Must have a Valid Drivers License and provide proof of insurability. SKILLS / ABILITIES: Non-linear editing skills necessary. Must be able to produce station image and topical news spots and meet deadlines. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Think About This: A short course in human relations:
The 6 most important words – I admit that I was wrong.
The 5 most important words – You did a great job.
The 4 most important words – What do you think?
The 3 most important words – Could you please…
The 2 most important words – Thank you.
The most important word – We.
The least important word – I.
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Living on Tulsa time isn’t just a song sung by Don Williams…it’s what RACHEL PAPP is going to be doing once she settles into the job of Creative Services Director at Scripps’ NBC affiliate KJRH located in the aforementioned T-Town. It’s her first turn at heading up creative efforts and she’s learned from hands-on experience. Her last slot was at Scripps’ sister station WPTV, NBC in West Palm Beach, FL where she was Sr. Promo Writer Producer having started as writer producer for CSD JAMES MCKAY. Ms. Rachel also worked at Post-Newsweek’s CBS affil WKMG in Orlando where she interned and then took a seat as Senior Sales Assistant. Rachel is going to be in great hands in Tulsa, where her GM is former promo pro DONNA WILSON. Well Dunne! Rachel. (PS – Rachel’s new job broke the nearly all-male streak we had going in March)
Fresh from a panel a SXSW comes more excitement from DAN SILVER who has been tapped VP of Creative for Riptide Music Group out of Culver City. They do music for trailers (most recently Noah and Wolf of Wall Street) and ads and promos, etc. They do all kinds of great music and you should check them out. Well Dunne! Dan.
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Think About This: "May I be medicine for those who are sick, a partner for those who are lonely, a bridge for those who need to cross over, and a light for those who are blind." ~ A prayer of the Bodhisattva
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