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October 10, 2016

Oct 9, 2016 by     Comments Off on October 10, 2016    Posted under: Featured

The last few days have certainly been, uh, interesting. There was joy and gratitude and the sharing of feelings that bind us as humans. For instance, former promo pro JIM GRAVINA, who is now tearing it up at the DC Agency Shine Creative got married. He and his gorgeous bride are actually on their way to Niagara Falls. Love it! 

Up in Raleigh, where the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew raged, WRAL’s SHELLY LESLIE has quite the story regarding a huge heavy tree that fell…right on the car she was in. The tree fell perfectly between her house, not hitting anything. It fell on the car, but didn’t hurt her or her passenger. It’s angelic.

Bright days ahead for WJLA’s ZOHRA ALNOOR got engaged! The lady with the great smile now has the greatest smile. Yes, happiness in spades for this wonderfully talented young lady. 

Come back tomorrow when we’ll have people news from Portland, Maine..and…



Job Alert – Marketing Producer WLBT Jackson, MS

Job Alert – Creative Services Director KVII Amarillo

Interesting article from The Guardian about how decisions today – decisions that effect every one of our lives – are being made today, and it’s not like in the past.  Read the article and think about how this impacts creatives.

Think About This: “What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you were thankful for today?”  ~ an internet posting




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January 20, 2014

Jan 20, 2014 by     Comments Off on January 20, 2014    Posted under: Featured

Raleigh’s WRAL has not one but two people who are smiling more broadly than usual. First, DON  URSICH is moving into the Promotion Writer/Producer slot that CSD SHELLY LESLIE has had open while she searched for the perfect team member. Don was nearly under her nose…he was at sister station Fox 50 in The Triangle. Don started his career as a director in Ohio, and made the transition to promotion at Raleigh’s CW22. He joined FOX 50 the first time back in 2009, then worked at CBC’s Charlotte stations as producer and promotion manager, then came back to FOX last year. 

But wait – there’s more. JUSTIN ARNER is now handling Topicals at WRAL. He’s been writing and producing (and winning awards for his efforts) so now his work will get prime time exposure. Well Dunne! to both Don and Justin. 

Job Alert – Shelley is looking for a Social Media Manager.

Job Alert – CBS KOVR in Sacramento is looking for a Graphics pro.

Job Alert – writer/producer/editor promotions Bravo LA job 13634BR

Job Alert – Promotions Creative Director NBC News NYC  job 12250BR

Job Alert – Creative Writer/Producer/Editor/Brand Storyteller WGNO-TV (ABC) & NOLA 38 (CW) Tribune – New Orleans, LA

Are you a gifted storyteller who wants to be part of a city unlike anything else in the country?  Does hot gumbo, the sounds of jazz and eclectic people make you jump around?  The Tribune Broadcasting duopoly in New Orleans is on the lookout for a dynamic Writer/Producer/Editor and Storyteller.  Not only will you have the lofty task of elevating the station’s reputation for delivering nationally award winning image promos, but you must have the ability to also build ratings through some kick butt writing as well as head turning news and syndicated topicals. If that’s not enough, you’ll dive right in with the creation of compelling long format on air and online storytelling to support its one of kind news program.  Yes, our newscast is set in a bar.  The ideal candidate must have experience in all aspects of current promo production processes, including shooting, lighting, motion graphics, videography, non-linear editing and post production.  Hopefully you are versed in how social media and digital content play vital roles in the success of a marketing and sales plan. A boutique agency, post-production, broadcast television or cable background is ideal.  

Must Have:

  • Appetite for Cajun food and drinks without those silly little umbrellas
  • Minimum of 2 years Creative Services experience in on-air cable or broadcast environment, boutique agency, or post-production house
  • 2 years’ experience in Adobe Creative Suite (especially After Fx)
  • 2 years’ experience in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere
  • Consistent use DSLR technology and digital video cameras
  • Proficiency with Mac OS and file base management
  • Strong aptitude for new technology, WordPress and social media
  • A sense of humor and authentic, conversational writing style
  • Self-directing, self-motivating, with ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Versatile team player with the ability to help increase ratings with unique, cutting-edge creativity
  • Competitive spirit, strong team collaborator and an open mind

Email your resume w/online link to your demo reel* to:   jfunk@wgno.com

Jeff Funk  Creative Director, Innovation And Imagination WGNO-TV/ NOLA 38

*All resumes without links to a demo reel will be stewed at our next crawfish boil.

Those of you who think that cold will just get better. No. I ended up with pneumonia thinking that. Take care of yourselves.

Think About This: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  ~ Dr. Martin Luther King

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”


August 20, 2013

Aug 20, 2013 by     Comments Off on August 20, 2013    Posted under: Featured

Climbing the sports ladder, so to speak, is JEFF GORNBEIN, who is now an Editor at Fox Sports Media Group in LA. He’s been writing and producing for them, and this is a promotion. He’s a Chapman U grad who has edited at such LA creative shops as Ant Farm, Craig Murry Prods and Imaginary Forces. He’s been at NBCU doing promos for Chiller, Universal HD, Sleuth and NBC2Go. He has sports in his blood and not only interned at Fox Sports West but also worked at Universal Sports. Great to hear the good news, Jeff. Well Dunne!

Job Alert – work for the wonderful SHELLY LESLIE at WRAL…heres the official listing:

POSITION: TV Promotion Writer/Producer  JOB NUMBER:   13086


DESCRIPTION:   Our award winning Creative Services team needs a new mate.  You’re the right person if you write irresistible, cliché free copy, are a hands-on genius in an edit bay and can graphically kick your spots to the next level.  Making magic with the camera and knowing how to move people from TV to web to social to mobile and back to TV moves your resume to the top of the pile.  At WRAL, you’ll topically promote our top rated News on TV, web and social. You conceptualize and produce high impact special report promotion, proof of performance image, news specials, documentaries, station events and other marketing as assigned.  You’ll also contribute to station community efforts.  We’ll support you with an outstanding team of designers.  We have all the best tools in house: seven HD Final Cut Pro edit suites, Adobe Creative Cloud, Canon 5D production gear, slider, dolly, and jib.  We work in one of the most beautiful television stations in America.  People come to WRAL-TV and they stay. Why? We’re family.  We do what other stations don’t and we like turning the broadcasting world on its ear.  We have extraordinary expectations of each other and accept nothing short of excellence. Meshing with our standout team is as important as your skills.  We’re locally-owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company, a pioneering, stable, community advocate, do the right thing company that offers some of the best benefits in the business.

Qualifications: minimum of three years’ experience in TV promotion, production and/or news; hands on writer, editor, and videographer.  Must be able to edit on non-linear system (preferably Final Cut Pro).  Experience with After Effects, Photoshop, or other graphic related program is preferred.  Exceptional initiative and personality to stay calm in the face of deadlines necessary as well as the ability to execute multiple projects at once.  Must have the ability to lift/carry equipment weighing up to 40 pounds and have a valid driver’s license with clean driving record.  College degree and/or extended production training desired.  Must be available to work nights, weekends and holidays when required. 

A DVD or online demo reel is REQUIRED for consideration.   All candidates must apply online at www.cbc-raleigh.com.  DVDs may be sent to CBC Human Resources, PO Box 12800, Raleigh, NC  27605.  Please include position number 13086 and title with DVD.  EOE M/F  All Capitol Broadcasting Company properties are tobacco free.

Think About This: “There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.”  ~  Robert Frost