St. Louis – home. Gateway to the West. Hard on the Mississippi, as they used to say. Where they play winning baseball by the classiest of baseball clubs. And over On The Hill, one can get the Italian food one’s tastebuds usually only dream of unless you find yourself actually in Italy. All this is prelude to news from KMOV, the CBS affil. Yes, the KMOV that has the best views of any office in ‘The Lou’, what with them overlooking the base of the Arch, the river, several bridges and The Old Cathedral. Checking into his new office with this million dollar view is TONY GETTS. The Ohio U grad is definitely a Midwesterner (high compliment indeed) who began his TV journey in Toledo where he wrote and produced promos at WTVG. From there it was on to WBNS in Columbus and then WHIO in Dayton, a mere 70 miles west. He’s been down at Cox’s ABC in Orlando under the palms before trading Lake Iola for the Mighty Mississip. A big St. Louis Well Dunne! Tony.
‘Ride where you are planted’ might be JOHN RICE’s motto. When he was at WBTV in Charlotte, John raised funds and pedaled his bike to help cure cancer. Now that he’s calling Alaska home and wrangling the creative for Denali Media Holding’s stations across The Last Frontier, John isn’t giving up his bike or his fundraising. Mr. Rice is participating in the Alaska’s Clean Air Challenge Cycling Event done in concert with the American Lung Association. He’s got the whole station involved as Team KTVA. You can help him out if you feel so moved by clicking here. Well Dunne! John and I bet your scenery this year will beat the stuffings out of the Charlotte environs (no offense Charlotte, but have you seen the Chugach Mountains?).
Think About This: “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Any True Blood fans out there? Do you get a kick out of the fact Bonne Temps is just a quick trip out of Shreveport? We’ll have to ask KATHARYN DEVILLE if she’s into the HBO series, since she’s now a fulltime resident of Louisiana’s third largest city. What’s taken Ms. DeVille (a perfect French name for the Frenchiest of all US states) to Shreveport is her slot as KTBS’s new Marketing Director. She’s been in Dallas at WFAA where she was heading up Digital Marketing and in charge of digital product. Katharyn comes from a news background and has been a producer for stations in New Orleans as well as at WFAA itself. She’s back home now in Louisiana, where she was an LSU Tiger. Well Dunne! Katharyn.
Got two Job Alerts from new WFTV CSD TONY GETTS down Orlando way:
Promotion Producer – Orlando It’s rare to find a marketing job where employees actually believe in the product they’re selling; even rarer to find one that offers a pension and company-matching 401k. This is that job.
At WFTV we’re looking for a talented producer to help market Central Florida’s #1 news brand. We specialize in creating compelling topical, proof-of-performance, and image spots—and you should, too. Our ideal candidate is a savvy broadcast copywriter and skilled editor, with a keen eye for visuals and graphics. Candidates who also shoot DSLR video move to the top of the list. After Effects skills: also a plus.
If you join us you’ll be part of an award-winning team, marketing one of the best local news products in America, in one of the world’s best locations. You’ll also work for a company that values its employees and still offers benefits that many thought were gone for good.
Our qualified candidate’s resume will look something like this:
- Prior news marketing experience
- Strong copywriter and editor
- Proficient on Avid and Premiere
- Experienced DSLR videographe
- Experienced user of After Effects
- Flexible team player
- Detail-oriented and deadline-driven
Please send your resume, cover letter and online reel to Tony Getts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Producer, Retail and Special Projects WFTV Orlando
Description: 927Creative, the ad team at WFTV and WRDQ in Orlando, seeks a highly creative executive producer to help lead our award-winning shop to even greater heights.
We specialize in high-end creative for internal and external clients. Your role will be to lead by example with work that sets high standards in cinematography, copywriting, and post production. Our goal is to produce spots and creative equal to the best local work being done anywhere in the country. The ideal candidate will be someone who not only has great ideas, but is also great at communicating those ideas, and getting other people excited about them. We are building a highly collaborative, agency-inspired shop, with overlapping teams dedicated to retail production, design, and on-air promotion. This is a key role with great potential for growth and promotion.
- Digital cinematography (Canon 5D and C300)
- Motion graphics (After Effects. C4D a plus)
- Editing (Premiere and Final Cut)
- Talent direction
- Graphic design (Photoshop and Illustrator)
- Lighting and grip
- Still photography
- Sound design (Audition)
- Strong communicator and presenter
- Accurate and detail-oriented
- Deadline driven
- Ability to manage multiple projects
- Billing, scheduling, and administration
We offer a highly competitive salary with great benefits, including pension and company-matching 401k. Send resume, cover letter and online reel to Tony Getts at: email@example.com
Think About This: “There has never been but one question in all civilization – how to keep a few men from saying to many men: You work and earn bread and we will eat it.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
An Ohio guy through and through….that’s TONY GETTS who has spent a great deal of his life in the Buckeye State. A grad of Ohio University, which makes him a Bobcat actually, Tony worked in Toledo at WTVG writing and producing promos before signing on at Columbus’ WBNS. He took his first CSD slot at Cox’s WHIO in Dayton. Now Cox is sending him to Orlando where he’ll be heading up ABC affil WFTV. Tony, you’re going to not miss scraping ice off your car one little bit. Well Dunne! on the new job, Tony.
Job Alert – Tony’s old job CSD at WHIO Dayton
Job Alert – KOCO 5 has an opening for a full-time Writer/Producer/Editor. This job is all about producing station image promotion that gets noticed in a competitive market and advances our brand. If you want to work with people who share your passion, we want to hear from you. Work samples must demonstrate strong writing and producing skills, with a clean, compelling and consistent visual and graphic aesthetic. Send resume and promo samples to Randal Gage, Creative Services Director, KOCO-TV 5, 1300 E Britton Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73131 or email materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. Full details and application information on KOCO.com.
Have you heard about Apple’s plan to make a set top cable box that allows the skipping of commercials and promos…for a fee of course. Yes, the fee goes to Apple. Put me down for NO FRIGGIN WAY.
Think About This: “Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.” ~ George S. Patton