A this-and-that, how did the week fly by catch-all today. Let’s start with JENNY DOLPH, the very talented writer producer for LARRY WATZMAN at WBNS in Columbus. Now Jenny is the very engaged lady, having said yes while on a tropical vacation. SO excited. All happiness Jenny.
From the Best GM Ever side of the fence comes the nicest story about KMOV’s MIKE MURPHY. With a great Irish name like that, you know he’s got that special spark and to show it, Mr. M was the kind gentleman who stopped and changed a flat tire for a stranded motorist on the notorious Highway 44 in St. Louis. He could have motored by and hit his office overlooking the Arch, but he stopped and, despite the zooming traffic (St. Louis drivers are anything but slow) he did a good deed. The lady in question was an oncology nurse. And a die hard watcher of KMOV. She sent the nicest email to MEGAN HANNIGAN ORF who posted it. A huge Well Dunne! to Mike. Let’s all find a way to pay it forward this Friday.
Job Alert – Promotion Producer WRC Washington DC job40296BR
Anybody see that Bob Woodward of Deep Throat fame is teaching a Master Class on Investigative Reporting? Yeah that does sound interesting.
Think About This: “Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.” ~ Emmanuel Swedenborg
It’s so exciting when you spot talent when they just begin a career…then watch when they grow and hone that talent. It’s like watching a gorgeous flower bloom. Then when something great happens to them, its even more thrilling than normal. Let’s point to one up and coming talent named JENNY DOLPH, who TERRY KOWALSKI discovered when the two of the were doing that promo thing in South Bend Indiana. Not that she was a newbie…Ms. Jenny had gotten a degree from Purdue and had done production and promo and web editing at such places as WLFI, WSJV and Gray Interactive. She calls herself a ‘Jen of all trades’. When Jenny stepped up to Pittsburgh as News Brand Producer for WTAE in Steel Town, she was doing super work. CSD TRACY ACCORD OLIVER was a super boss, and Jenny hates saying goodbye, but she’s off to Columbus, Ohio to work for LARRY WATZMAN at WBNS. Love watching this flower bloom! Well Dunne! Jenny. She starts Dec12, beating Santa to the holiday punch.
Lovely to see ANNIE ROHRS get promoted. She’s now Director Public Relations at CBS Interactive, upped from her role as Sr. Manager. She’s done communications for NFL and Yahoo as well. Well Dunne! Annie.
Job Alert – Creative Services Producer WKBT La Crosse WI
Job Alert – Creative Services Director WFXT Ft Myers FL
Job Alert – VP Creative Services WTVJ Miami
Think About This: “You don’t have to remind a flower when its time to bloom is near; it has been preparing for it all of its life.” ~ Matshona Dhliwayo
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LARRY WATZMAN is always full of surprises – always doing that little unexpected thing that makes his work (and his life) ever so interesting. One such surprise is now public – he’s heading to the long-vacant WBNS Creative Services Director slot in Columbus. In Ohio…the most wonderful name to write. Go ahead…it’s really fun to write. Anyway…Larry is going to start in June at the Dispatch-owned NBC affil in Ohio’s capital. He’ll be departing Tegna’s NBC affil in Atlanta, WXIA, where they just got nominated for a boatload of Emmys. Must have been doing something right. The Boston U grad has worked at Comcast in Philly, where he impressed the best editor I know, as well as headed up creative for NBC in Dallas, WIBV in Buffalo and was part of a Stephen Arnold Music initiative called RevNu (which might not be spelled correctly…). Larry’s a rock star at heart and whenever he comes close to a guitar. Yes, he’s a great source for music knowledge (dibs on Larry should there be a spontaneous trivia game that breaks out with him nearby). So, for Larry, it’s Hello Columbus. Well Dunne!
Job Alert – Marketing Director WXIA Atlanta
Sincere sympathy going out to PR man RAY ECKE, whose father made his transition. He was no doubt proud of Ray, who is a super great guy.
Is this face red? Oh yeah, brilliantly red. Last week, you read about John Goodman and his new job at LA’s The Hit House as VP of Music Supervision. Well, as it’s not John but JESSE GOODMAN with that new music gig. I am SO sorry. The actor John Goodman isn’t a very nice guy at all, and I know Jesse is. So it’s a double extra super uber apology and I owe Jesse a drink. You owe him your business.
Think About This: “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.” ~ Sophocles, Antigone
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Sometimes, the perfect job meets and meshes with ‘perfect needs’; not just money or creative freedom, but family needs that trump most everything else. When you get an ideal slot and it combines with your ‘perfect needs’, then ya’ll, you have hit the jackpot. Those ‘ding, ding, ding’ jackpot sounds are going off for J.R. VANWASSENHOVE, who is a Columbus, Ohio native and is returning to be the Promotions Manager for WBNS, the Dispatch-owned CBS affil. He’ll be with family, and that’s very important to him because his dad has been battling an ongoing disease, and being close will make all the difference. J.R. is going to hate leaving WLWT, Hearst’s NBC affil in Cincinnati, where he’s done attention-getting work as a Sr. writer producer. He’s a Full Sail guy who can do it all, shoot, edit, design, write and produce, which he’s done for such operations as WINK in Ft. Myers, FOX in Orlando, WXIA in Atlanta and Fox Sports South. So very happy to hear about this particular move, so let’s send Papa healing thoughts when we send out a Well Dunne! to J.R.
KTVT promo pro JAMES GRIMSBY is heading back to Phoenix, where his lovely and brilliant wife will be doing her doctor thing. Sounds like great news for everybody but CSD David Hershey, who is looking for two top notch promo peeps.
Job Alert – Executive Producer (2 openings) WPGH/WPNT Pittsburgh
WPGH/WPNT in Pittsburgh, PA has an immediate opening for an energetic and creative Promotions Executive Producer to oversee the overall content, production and promotion of local sports and entertainment programming. The ideal candidate will produce programs and oversee production of nightly and special programming. You will work closely with the other producers and editors on daily content and creative direction.
Job Alert – Marketing Supervisor WBLT Jackson MS
WLBT/WDBD in Jackson, MS, seeks a hands-on Marketing Supervisor with a creative mind, passionate, high-energy sense of urgency, and a proven track record in the marketing and promotion of a competitive news-oriented network affiliate. Must help manage the station’s brand on all platforms and be skilled in non-linear editing, videography, topical news writing, image marketing, social media, and train and coach their team in these areas. Strong management and interpersonal skills are necessary to help lead our creative team in further expanding our dominant market position. The successful candidate must be able to work with the Marketing Director to coordinate strategy and devise and schedule station marketing activities in coordination with news, sales and traffic. Qualified candidates please apply online and submit cover letter and resume. EOE/M/F/D/V
Qualified applicants, please apply online and attach your cover letter, resume, and links to your work. No phone calls please. https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/3677/marketing-supervisor/job
Job Alert – Motion Graphic Designer WLBT/WDBD Jackson MS
WLBT/WDBD in Jackson, MS, is seeking a full time Motion Graphic Designer. Duties include creating on-air and off air graphics for all departments – news content, digital/web, marketing and sales. This position does include editing and videography duties as well. This position requires an individual who can efficiently execute creative design solutions with accuracy and acute attention to detail. Applicants must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, After-Effects, Premiere and Illustrator. Knowledge of Cinema 4D, Element, Chyron Lyric and/or Camio is an added bonus. Qualified candidates should apply online and attach resume, cover letter, and links to your work. EOE-M/F/D/V
Applications for employment are now submitted electronically. If you are interested in applying, please visit https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/3678/motion-graphics-designer/job
Think About This: “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him/” ~ David Brinkley
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