Spring having sprung on the east side of the Mississippi, perhaps its time to revisit the allegory that all the new growth associated with this season brings. You might remember the one about repotting a plant helping it to grow by giving the roots room to expand. As it is with plants, so it is with people. Repotting yourself…going someplace new, taking a chance, seeing what happened when you zig and not zag…it’s all growth. SEAN FINN is repotting himself. After 20 years at WBRE/WYOU in the Scranton, PA/Wilkes Barre Sean has taken a new job in a new town, new state…growth. He’s the new Creative Services Director of Bonton Media’s ABC and FOX affils in the New Bern, NC, market, WCTI and WFXI respectively. He sounds like it’s agreeing with him. Isn’t that always the case? One can angst over something and when the change is made, the question then is ‘why didn’t this happen sooner’?! A huge Well Dunne! to Sean.
Job Alert – Director of Marketing KAUZ / KSWO – Wichita Falls/Lawton
Raycom Media is seeking a Director of Marketing to lead marketing efforts in the Wichita Falls, TX/Lawton, OK market. The Director of Marketing will be responsible for marketing both KSWO-TV (ABC) and KAUZ-TV (CBS/CW). Candidates must be innovative, strategic and creative thinkers capable of protecting and promoting both brands across all screens while honoring the uniqueness of the Texas and Oklahoma audiences and interests. The candidate must be a leader, coach and trainer with a proven track record as a television marketing director. The Director of Marketing works closely with the 7 News and Newschannel 6 news teams to create image and topical promotion. The candidate will oversee art and graphic design as well as create and implement social and digital marketing strategies. The Director of Marketing works closely with both sales departments to help develop and execute revenue-generating ideas. The DM will also oversee all commercial production. Candidate must be a strong writer with exceptional interpersonal skills. The Director of Marketing is responsible for all marketing strategies and brand management, as well as handling public relations and community-related activities. Candidate will be an effective communicator. He/She must foster a vibrant and positive work environment by leading and teaching a staff of marketing producers. Candidate must develop and execute effective on-air and on-line research-based strategic marketing plans, meet deadlines, and have strong attention to detail/good follow-through. Candidate must have a solid grasp of budgeting for all aspects of the marketing and creative services team and should be able to edit on computer assisted non-linear editing systems. Candidate will work closely with the General Managers of both stations and will office in Lawton, OK. Qualified applicants, please apply online and attach your cover letter and resume. No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V
Think About This: "The power of losing control is about learning how to let go of trying to control the uncontrollable outcomes and circumstances in our lives. To do anything else is a blueprint for living a life that is driven by stress, fear, and disappointment. I’m not suggesting that we shouldn’t do everything we can to make our dreams and desires come true. But letting go of the illusion that we have complete control over our outcomes will free us from our fears, allow us to bring more of ourselves to the work we need to do, and enable us to find happiness and power no matter what life brings our way." ~ Joe Caruso
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