While the east coast is hunkering down (got your wine and cookies?) for a lot of snow, the creative department at Hearst’s WISN in Milwaukee is getting ready for the arrival of their new Assistant Creative Services Director, due February 1. Another excuse for wine and cookies! Whose name is CSD SCOTT HUTCHCROFT putting on the new office sign? HOLLY ROMERO. Ms. Holly is finishing up now as Marketing Manager of WTNZ, Raycom’s FOX affil in Knoxville. The University of Arizona grad worked in Tucson at Raycom’s KOLD, where she used both her creative as well as technical talents, doing marketing production and TDing newscasts. Gonna be a good February in Milwaukee. Thanks Scott and Well Dunne! Holly.
Speaking of WISN….and the timing couldn’t be more opportune…comes word of former WISN CSD LAUREN RIDGLEY, who moved back to Portland, Oregon in the fall. She’s circled July 4 of this year, but not for the fireworks. That’s when her first little one arrives and she adds the title Mom to her resume. Congratulations!
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Everybody loves LAUREN RIDGLEY, and when she left WISN in Milwaukee it left an empty chair in her CSD office. Luckily for the Hearst ABC affil, they had SCOTT HUTCHCROFT in the bullpen as Assistant Creative Services Director. Yes, they took the Assistant away from him and named him the new CSD. He’s been at the station since July of 2013 and before that he was in Knoxville at Gray’s WVLT as Sr. Writer Producer. Other stops along the way for Scott include being the commercial Producer/Editor at KXRM in Colorado Springs and being as Associate Producer for Macomb, Illinois’ Satellite Education Network. Let’s hear it for Iowa native Scott – one, two three…Well Dunne!
Job Alert – ASSISTANT CREATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR Milwaukee
Full-Time job. Are you a seasoned promotion producer ready for the next step? WISN TV, the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, WI, is looking for a highly motivated and organized Assistant Creative Services Director. The Assistant CSD will work with the Creative Services Director to concept creative that gets noticed and makes other stations jealous! Candidate will understand promotion in a multi-platform world, and know how to keep our product consistent. The Assistant CSD position requires a strong emphasis on writing. Candidate will possess the ability to come up with creative copy that reinforces mission and brand, and hit deadlines. The perfect candidate will have a strong tease writing background and be able to edit promos with an NLE. This position involves helping supervise two producers, assigning and completing daily tasks including logs, and working closely with the Creative Services Director on image campaigns. Candidate must follow the CSD’s long-term marketing plan and work independently with other departments. This position demands a high-energy leader who is passionate about news promotion and can manage people, projects, and priorities. Milwaukee is a thriving city known for its festivals, arts, sporting events and fun! It has all the culture of Chicago without the grind, traffic, and cost of living. Come make a difference in this highly competitive market!
Minimum 5 years of experience as a creative services producer is required. College degree is essential. Interested candidates should please visit careers.hearsttelevision.com to apply. No phone calls, please. EOE M/F/D/V
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Knoxville’s loss is Milwaukee’s gain. Specifically we’re talking about native Iowan SCOTT HUTCHCROFT, the new Assistant Creative Services Director at Hearst’s ABC affil WISN in Brew City. It’s a step up for Scott, who was a Sr. Promo Producer at WVLT, Gray TV’s CBS affil. He has his degree from Western Illinois U and honed his promo chops at Colorado Springs’ Fox affil KXRM. He hasn’t started yet, but CSD LAUREN RIDGLEY is looking forward to his first day, Aug 5. Scott and his wife will be closer to family and will be bringing their two dogs to their new home city. Well Dunne! Scott.
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