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June 12, 2018

Jun 11, 2018 by     Comments Off on June 12, 2018    Posted under: Featured

What was the last big adventure you took? JOHN RICE went to Alaska. Sure, he was doing a media job there, which is the same career path as in the lower 48.  He’s been CSD at KTVA in Anchorage, but actually overseeing creative for the Denali stations throughout the state, which is bigger than Texas. It’s been a major adventure. Just driving to Alaska is worthy of a binge watch series. That was a few years ago, and as exciting as the adventure has been, it was 4,381 miles, give or take, away from family.  Family was the draw that is bringing John back to North Carolina. He’ll begin in mid-July as the CSD for Nexstar’s WNCN in the North Carolina capital. NC is a familiar haunt for him – he was in Charlotte at WCNC heading creative before going up South Street to WBTV in the same role. John’s a Texas Longhorn who has been in the promo biz for KHOU and various freelance callings in Houston. An avid cyclist, he’ll enjoy the rolling terrain of the Triangle but I know he’ll miss the moose. Well Dunne! John.

Don’t scratch KOVR off your Jobs Open list…there might be a new development. Ah, facts. So elusive in the Trump era….

Job Alert – News Promo Producer WFLD Chicago

Job Alert – Senior Director Creative Services Comcast Spotlight NYC

Think About This:  “What we have enjoyed, we can never lose… all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”  ~  Helen Keller

November 10, 2016

Nov 9, 2016 by     Comments Off on November 10, 2016    Posted under: Featured

JASON KANE, who is Citizen Kane (right?) is the new Promotion Manager for Raycom’s WBTV in Charlotte, the Queen City. He began just this Monday and moves into his new place this weekend. Yep, he hit the ground running at the CBS affil, what with all that’s been going on. Despite the hectic pace, he sounded cool and very energized about his new slot. Jason is originally from Toledo, Ohio. How did he get from Toledo to NC? It happened when he was doing graphics and animation for an ad agency who sent him to Raleigh. He loved it…and became interested in news and before you knew it, he was using his agency skills for a TV station; he was Sr. Writer and Producer for WNCN in Raleigh, working with CSD ROBBY THOMAS. They produced an amazing and award-winning spot about school busses…you should ask them about it. Then, Robby took the WBTV CSD slot. But now, the two are working together, just further down I-85. Working with people who click is a real gift. Big Well Dunne! Jason. 

Job Alert – Multimedia Marketing Producer KPTV Portland

KPTV Fox12 in Portland, OR is currently recruiting for the position of Multimedia Producer – Marketing.   Qualified applicants may apply online via the Meredith Careers page located at:  www.meredith.com

The Multimedia Producer produces branded content, promotional spots, commercials, integrated content and long form production for KPTV-KPDX on all current and future platforms.  Responsibilities include writing, shooting, producing and editing marketing and advertising content as assigned for on-air, online, social media, community events and other multimedia platforms. This position requires working knowledge of advertising and marketing/promotions concepts.  The Multimedia Producer may be involved in all aspects of the marketing and creative department, including production of original content in both short and long form, commercial production, integrated segment production, spot and topical promotion, digital branded content and long-form program production.  This role will be essential support of news and revenue growth for both KPTV and KPDX. 

Essential Job Functions:
80%  Working with stakeholders, write, produce, shoot and edit branded content, promotional spots, commercials, integrated content and long form content on all current and future KPTV-KPDX platforms, including but not limited to on-air, online, social media and community events.  

20%  Other duties as assigned in support of marketing, news, sales and general administration

Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.

4-year degree in Advertising, Marketing,   Broadcast Journalism, Communications or a related field, or equivalent training or experience.

Three or more years’ experience as a Multimedia Producer writing, producing, shooting and editing advertising content, promotional spots, image campaigns and/or branded content for television, cable, digital and/or advertising agency.

Two or more years’ experience project management and hands-on production experience.

Must have portfolio of projects in which applicant served as producer
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess creative, advertising and production skills.

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Cinema 4D and Avid technology.

Must be able to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.

Must possess excellent writing and graphic skills.

Excellent collaboration and communication skills.

Working knowledge of broadcast logs and inventory control a plus.

Must have ability to maintain focus and composure in a creative, stressful, and fast paced environment.

Must have strong decision making skills –often on the spot.

Must be results orientated and meet tight deadlines.

Must be experienced with all aspects of social media.

Think About This:  “Why did you do this for me?” he asked. “I don’t deserve it. I’ve not done anything for you.” “You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing.”  From Charlottes Web by E. B. White

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


February 29, 2016

Feb 28, 2016 by     Comments Off on February 29, 2016    Posted under: Featured

In lieu of taking Sunday off and not writing, the mere fact that the date comes along just every 4 years prompted this missive. Post Oscars. It’s Leap Day. February 29. So much fun…looks odd in its own way. Maybe things for all of us will be in alignment…didn’t they seem rather out of sorts? Happy February 29th to one and all.

There are some very tired folks in the creative services departments of Capital’s WRAL and Media General’s WNCN in Raleigh. While you were watching some very clever Oscar tie-in commercials from Kohl’s and McDonalds, they swapped nets – WRAL now NBC and NCN now CBS. If you have never been involved in a network affiliate change, well, it’s the marathon of marketing. Let’s hear a big Well Dunne! for all the people who made it happen, with a particular Well Dunne! going to CSD KRISTEN BYRUM at NCN and CSD SHELLY SMITH LESLIE at RAL. Ladies, great jobs.

CLYDE BECKER loves Denver and is staying put with his new job in Multi-Media for the Media News Group. Well Dunne! Clyde.

Job Alert – Director Press & Comunications TV Land Santa Monica CA job 2015-2660

Think About This: “Anything that annoys you teaches you patience. Anyone who abandons you is teaching you to stand on your own two feet. Anything that angers you is teaching you forgiveness and compassion. Anything that has power over you is teaching you how to take your power back. Anything you hate is teaching you unconditional love. Anything you fear is teaching you courage to overcome your fear. Anything you can’t control is teaching you how to let go.”  ~  Collective Evolution

Copyright 2016 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


August 7, 2015

Aug 6, 2015 by     Comments Off on August 7, 2015    Posted under: Featured

We all live 365 days year after year, and yet there are some days that, by their events, stand out in our memories. Days marked by weddings, births, new jobs, travel destinations… This August 24th, WNCN’s new CSD KRISTEN BYRUM will experience a double memory day; she begins at the Media General station in Raleigh and her only child starts kindergarten. THAT is a big day. Kristen’s slot at WNCN brings her back to the station where she once interned…this time to lead the creative for the NBC affil. She’s been down in lovely Charleston as CSD for Media General’s CBS affil WCBD. Kristen’s promo development took her from Columbia SC’s WACH/WZRB to Greenville, SC’s WHNS to Raleigh’s FOX 50. Fear not that she’ll run out of energy…she’s a runner who has completed 7 half marathons and is working on her 8th. Must ask her if she’s taking vitamins. A big Well Dunne! to Kristen. Hope she shares pictures of that first day at school.


Start saving up your rose petals…WTVJ (NBC Miami)’s JIM GRAVINA has placed a gorgeous sparkler on the hand of his now fiancé. Happened just a moment ago….send them your best. Love love….

Job Alert – Multimedia Marketing Producer WEWS Cleveland

"Cleveland Rocks!" and you will too as part of our dynamic Creative Services team.
WEWS NewsChannel 5,an ABC affiliate, is seeking a seasoned Multimedia Marketing Producer to further elevate our brand on all platforms. Yes, that means our ideal candidate will tackle diverse promotional projects, helping us continue to grow audiences on broadcast, mobile, and social platforms. The best person for the job will bring energy, enthusiasm, and engaging ideas to the table day in and day out. Oh, and since NewsChannel 5 is the official partner of the Cleveland Browns, you’ll have a hand in producing assets which showcase that synergy year-round too. Lots of creative opportunity and fun work!

 So does this sound like you?
•Great collaborator
•Strong creative and strategic thinker
•Passion for news and the media
•Proven Final Cut Pro, AfterEffects, and Photoshop skills
•Keen eye for integrating graphics to enhance engagement/visual appeal
•Experience shooting
•Excited about the social media world with engaging ideas up your sleeve
•3-5 years related experience

 Can you kick tail with these primary duties and responsibilities?
•Conceptualize, produce, and edit promos to enhance news/station image and build brand
•Strategize and create custom marketing messages for different platforms – – broadcast, mobile, digital ads, social media posts/showcasing
•Produce news topical and special report spots as needed
•Apply your skills to commercial production projects as warranted
•Ability to lift objects up to 50lbs

If this sounds like a great step in your career, we want to see your resume and link to your spot reel right away!  Visit http://scripps.com/careers/find-a-job to apply.


Think About This: "Looking upon the loss of anything as though it means the end of it, is the same as believing falling leaves mark the end of the trees." ~ Guy Finley


Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


August 6, 2015

Aug 5, 2015 by     Comments Off on August 6, 2015    Posted under: Featured

DAVID HERSHEY is a lucky man. Besides the fact he has the coolest car that is a personality in and of itself (ask him about The Bandit) – he also has a notable group of creatives for his Dallas shop, KTVT. His own words will illuminate you on the latest which is nailing down a super Topical producer in a very tight market: I’m happy to announce that DUSTIN MAGWIRE will be joining our CBS 11-TXA 21 Creative Services team as a Topical Promo Writer-Producer!  Dustin has been doing incredible promo work as the Senior Promotion Producer at KTBC Fox 7 in Austin and has been doing so for nearly 5 years.  He is also a graduate of the University of North Texas.  Dustin will join our team on Monday, August 24.  Please help me welcome him to our already-incredible team here at CBS 11 and TXA 21! Well Dunne! Dustin. 

Since ED ROTH Is on hiatus this week, it’s only fair to let you know he’s been promoted at The List. Details will be forthcoming when the show is back to production, so get yourselves ready to give him a huge Well Dunne! Ed~!

August 24 is the day KRISTEN BYRUM begins as CSD at WNCN in Raleigh, too. All about her tomorrow, when the picture arrives. She’s pretty and talented, too. Worth the wait. 

Job Alert – Senior Marketing Producer/Promotion Manager   KGUN 9/CW Tucson 

Imagine living in a place that’s warm and sunny virtually year round. Imagine a job where you have the opportunity to not only produce great television marketing, but you’ll have a chance to help shape the brand. At KGUN 9 in Tucson we are looking for an imaginative, dedicated and motivated senior producer/promotion manager. You’ll use toys and tools that will help bring out your best work. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a group of people who are relentless to be the best and play just as hard.  If this sounds like the perfect job…we sure think it is! See if you’re ready for the challenge. Go to http://scripps.com/careers/find-a-job Please include your resume and a link to samples of your work. 

About us: KGUN 9 has a long history of excellence in Tucson.  Advanced editing suites, fully equipped grip trucks, and Glidecam are among the exciting tools available to help a marketing producer create excellence. The station is part of a community that is home to large employers such as University of Arizona, and Davis Monthan Air Force Base. It’s also a major tourist destination year round with many nationally known resorts, parks and other attractions.  

Job responsibilities:

  • Oversee day to day marketing  Broadcast air this includes 
  • Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in television marketing
  • Candidate should be skilled in computer editing and associated programs such as After effects, Photoshop and other related programs. 
  • Must have experience shooting and lighting 
  • Management and supervisory skills are preferred
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to set time management and project priorities for themselves and others on the team. 
  • Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate initiative and independent thinking while also being able to collaborate successfully with a variety of team members in other departments. 
  • Must have a current and valid driver’s license. 
  • Must be able to multi task and work on multiple projects at once. 

Education: College degree in communications or related field preferred or equivalent experience. The E.W. Scripps Company, KGUN 9 and the CW Tucson are equal opportunity employers. Employment based on successful drug test. 

Job Alert – Creative Services Director WJLA DC

Job Alert – News Promo Manager WBFF/WNUV Baltimore


Think About This: "Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do."  ~ Byron Katie


Copyright 2015 © Kate Bacon / Well Dunne! Talent


Well Dunne for Wednesday October 28, 2009

Oct 28, 2009 by     Comments Off on Well Dunne for Wednesday October 28, 2009    Posted under: Uncategorized


Yesterday, the news was about Food Network’s MIKE SMITH getting the boot upstairs to GM for the upcoming Cooking Channel. Now comes word that another promo pro, BRAD MOSES, will be GM of Media General’s WNCN, Raleigh-Durham’s NBC affiliate. Brad has already been in a GM slot –in gorgeous Savannah, GA at another Media General NBC affil, WSAV. Among the great stations where Brad has done creative work is WFLA in Tampa, WTVG in Toledo and Chicago’s WLS. Well Dunne! Brad. You’ll love the Triangle.

Looking for a new job (and so many of you are, come on…admit it)…here’s a new take on it from a rocker.

Well Dunne Talent’s CHRIS SMITH is back in Mexico City for a bit. He’s a native Spanish and English speaker, dividing his time between the capital city south of the border and Houston. But he’s still ready to translate and make your copy work in either language.

Think About This: "When we find ourselves looking at the world and saying, ‘There’s nothing out there for me,’ we should probably also look into our hearts and ask, ‘If there’s nothing out there, is there anything in here?’ We need to examine our inner dialogue to discover where we might be blocking the conscious energy flow, then remove the ego, step out of the way, and let the fire of the soul shine through us." ~ Deepak Chopra