Headed west on the 10, coast to coast, is JEREMY CLAYPOOL, the new promo writer producer at KNBC in beautiful downtown Burbank. Mr. C is going to be working with the uber-talented TIM HOWICK who heads up the creative efforts of the Peacock in LA. Jeremy has a lot to do before he begins September 26, like move, go on a cruise, visit the fam, and buy a new car. Of course, the drive is going to be great, with stops planned in New Orleans, Phoenix and who knows where else. Fun! Jeremy is taking leave of his current slot at FOX’s WOFL in Orlando and hates to say goodbye to his boss, CHRIS FRIEDRICHS. But LA is calling. Jeremy has worked at KXAS in Dallas so his string of staying in snow-free climes continues. Well Dunne! Jeremy.
Speaking of LA…Job Alert – KCBS/KCAL is looking for a promo preditor focusing on news.
BILLY PITTARD has the most fab marketing blog. You must stop by and check it out.
Love love love Southwest Airlines, and always have. Read about their Random Acts of Coolness and then say “Brilliant”
Some things are just too weird to make up. The truth trumps creativity in this one. It’s the newest in iPad covers. The ones in question are made from, and I am not making this up, Bernie Madoff’s pants. The Ponzi Prince had all his clothes sold and, well, now they’re iPad covers. And they’re not cheap. At least none of the proceeds are going to that crook.
Think About This: "We take no step unpartnered. We may feel like the fool from the Tarot deck, stepping heedlessly into blank space, but that is not reality. The Great Creator is an artist and he/she/it is an artist in partnership with other artists. The moment we open ourselves to making art, we simultaneously open ourselves to our maker. We are automatically partnered." ~ Julia Cameron
Coming over to a VP-ship at The Lippin Group in LA is former ABC News Deputy Political Director LISA PORTER. The Northwestern grad will handle emerging media and corporate entertainment worldwide. Well Dunne! Lisa.
Speaking of LALA Land….Most of the LA folks I hear from are all planning on staying home this weekend to avoid what the media has so charmingly tabbed Carmageddon – the 52 hour shut down of the infamous 405. But don’t let that get in the way of a great opportunity at KNBC. TIM HOWICK is looking for a Producer. Here’s the official info:
Job Number 2309BR
Job Title Promotions Producer
Business Segment NBC Local Media
About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.
Career Level Experienced
City Burbank California
Function Advertising and Promotion
Conceive, write, produce and edit on-air promotional spots and marketing campaigns for NBC4 News programming, special events and digital properties
Partner with the NBC4 News department to create promotions such as topical, PSAs, image, and franchise campaigns to execute the strategic goals of the station
Collaborate with the Director of Local Brand Marketing, graphic artists and the overall creative team
Ensure that assigned projects meet their assigned budget and are delivered on time
Communicate clearly and in a timely manner with all production team members
Push the creative envelope to new heights while adhering to brand guidelines
Attend weekly planning/production meetings
Perform other related duties as assigned
Minimum 3 years of on-air promotion experience as a writer/producer/editor for a cable network or local station
Minimum 2 years experience working in a news environment
Strong working knowledge of Final Cut Pro
Strong knowledge of television production procedures and news operations
Knowledge of promo editorial process from beginning to end
Bachelor’s Degree in related field and/or equivalent work experience
Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job#: 2309BR)
Must have ability to work flexible hours when needed
Must be willing to work in Burbank, CA
Must have a valid driver’s license
Must be willing to take drug test and submit to a background investigation
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Possess excellent communication, organization and time management skills
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and adhere to strict deadlines under pressure
Ability to work well independently and be detail oriented
Possess strong video production, shooting and editing skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
Ability to work with both external and internal clients
Have an interest in Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
Believes that teams are smarter and more dynamic together
Job Alert – WRC in DC is looking for a night time topical.
Think About This: “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi