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Netflix ordered a 16-episode seventh and final season of Grace and Frankie, which will make it the streamer’s longest-running series. “It’s thrilling and somehow fitting that our show about the challenges, as well as the beauty and dignity of aging, will be the oldest show on Netflix,” said co-creators and showrunners Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. Added series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, “We’ll miss these two old gals, Grace and Frankie, as much as many of their fans will, but we’ll still be around. We’ve outlasted so many things – just hope we don’t outlast the planet.” Season six premieres in January.
 
The Media Rating Council issued a final version of its Cross-Media Audience Measurement Standards, with provisions to guide the measurement of video advertising and content delivered through television, OTT and digital, both desktop and mobile. “With the release of these Standards, the industry now has clear path to produce cross platform metrics that will allow for greater analytical insights into video audiences, both within and across platforms, and to better facilitate cross platform advertising commerce,” said George W. Ivie, Executive Director and CEO of the MRC.  “We believe this represents a major step forward, as well as a culmination of the 3MS initiative efforts that have led to it.”
 
The most notable change in the final draft of the Standards from the public comment version is a revision in guidance on the previously introduced Duration Weighting provision. This calculation is now subject to a relative approach (the duration viewable is divided by the advertisement’s creative length) as compared to the previously proposed provision, which used an absolute approach (the duration viewable divided by a static 30 second denominator). The adjustment was a result of feedback received during the public comment period.
 
Google will pay a record $170 million fine to settle claims that YouTube illegally collected tracking information from viewers of its channels directed at children without obtaining parental consent. A 1998 law restricts the online collection of data from kids. In a blog post, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said the company will “limit data collection and use on videos made for kids only to what is needed to support the operation of the service. We will also stop serving personalized ads on this content entirely.”
 
Acknowledging the impact YouTube’s changes will have on creators of child-directed content, creators will have four months to adjust before the changes are put into effect. “We recognize this won’t be easy for some creators and are committed to working with them through this transition and providing resources to help them better understand these changes,” said Wojcicki in her blog post. YouTube also announced a $100 million fund to invest in children’s content.  
 
Challenges have been filed regarding the validity of incumbent Gabrielle Carteris’ win in SAG-AFTRA’s presidential election. The actress’ role in reboot BH90210 as the president of the fictional “Actors Guild of America” served as a “not-so-subtle national commercial,” said one claim. “We’re confident that Gabrielle and her campaign scrupulously adhered to the law,” responded Carteris’ campaign.
 
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson left his honeymoon early to step in for his Jumanji co-star, Kevin Hart, as a guest on the first episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, set to air September 9. “Because Kevin couldn’t be here, one of his good friends stepped the heck up and I love him,” Clarkson said during her debut taping, adding, “his wife probably hates me.” Hart was injured Sunday night in a car crash. 
 
Gambling platform Fox Bet has launched in New Jersey, giving users access to sports news, commentary and analysis along with betting on live sports. Launched in partnership with gaming provider The Stars Group, the app is expected to arrive in other states soon.
 
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SiriusXM Radio and Fox News struck a new long-term agreement to continue to carry Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and Fox News Headlines 24/7. As part of the new agreement, Fox News On-Demand Audio will now be distributed via SiriusXM’s On-Demand platform and on Pandora as podcasts.
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A cryonics drama from writer David Slack, Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva) and Sony Television has been put in development at NBC. Untitled project focuses on a billionaire and the people he gathered to cheat death by having their bodies frozen.
 
Hulu ordered a pilot for comedy The Ms. Pat Show, from Imagine TV, Lee Daniels Entertainment and Fox 21 TV Studios, based on Ms. Pat’s stand-up comedy. 
 
Hulu is also developing Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments,” sequel to the author’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” with MGM. Handmaid’s Tale showrunner Bruce Miller is involved in the discussions. “The Testaments” comes out September 10.
 
Julia Redpath has been named Executive Producer of ABC’s Sunday morning current affairs show This Week. Redpath was most recently Deputy Managing Editor at NPR.
 
Production group All3Media America is partnering with Relevé Entertainment, the multi-platform production and talent partnership company founded by faith-based entertainment impresario Dr. Holly Carter. Under the agreement, All3Media America will collaborate with the Relevé team and augment Relevé’s reach with production, post-production, and distribution resources across All3Media’s U.S. and international footprint. 
 
NBC has put in development Brain Trust, a drama from Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder (Ringer), Neil Meron (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert) and Universal Television, reports Deadline. Story centers on a group of grad students who have developed technology to project a mind into someone else’s body.
 
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
Syndicated Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren, hosted by the veteran of Fox News, MSNBC and CNN, will premiere in 76% of U.S. markets on September 8. “The show will tap the knowledge and expertise of Gray Television’s trusted bench of reporters who will provide on-the-ground reports from their communities,” Gray SVP of Local Media Sandy Breland said. “It’s a perfect time to highlight politics through the local lens as viewers rank local news as their most trusted source.”
 
Season two of History’s In Search Of premieres Friday, October 4 at 10p. Investigative series is hosted by Zachary Quinto (Heroes).
 
Guest host Ellyn Burstyn will interview Al Pacino in the new iteration of Inside the Actors Studio, transplanted from Bravo to Ovation, premiering Sunday, October 13 at 10p.
 
The Casagrandes debuts on Nickelodeon on Monday, October 14 at 1:30p. New animated series is a spin-off of The Loud House.
 
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Smithsonian Channel is taking a royal turn with Private Lives of the Windsors, starting Monday, October 7 at 8p. Three-part series offers scandalous stories of the royal family’s previous generation via new access to private letters, diaries and photographs. In addition, one-hour doc Princess Diana’s Wicked Stepmother introduces a new character to the Princess Di legend – her stepmother, Raine Spencer – giving first-hand accounts of their backstabbing rivalry, on Monday, October 28 at 8p.
 
American Idol and Grammy winner Fantasia released “Shine,” the theme song for Tamron Hall’s upcoming daytime talk show. “This song represents the positive energy that these types of women fight to bring into their own communities, and I know Tamron will bring the same approach to viewers nationwide with her new show,” said Fantasia.
 
Animated comedy series The Cyanide & Happiness Show returns for a 10-episode season four on fandom-focused video platform VRV on Wednesday, September 18.
 
Two new series will join the four returning shows in CBS’s Saturday morning “Dream Team…It’s Epic!” block: Mission Unstoppable, hosted by Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) and executive produced by Geena Davis, and live action half-hour Best Friends Furever with Kel Mitchell.
 
COMING UP
 
Trisha Yearwood will host the 10th annual CMA Country Christmas, airing on ABC during the holiday season. Yearwood will also perform on the special, along with Kristin Chenowethfor KING & COUNTRY, Chris Janson, Tori KellyLady AntebellumRascal FlattsRunaway JuneCeCe WinansBrett Young and Chris Young. 
 
AXS TV offers creepy countdowns celebrating ghoulish songs on Halloween-themed episodes of The Top Ten Revealed on Sunday, October 27 at 8:30p and The Very Very Best of the 70s on Thursday, October 31 at 8p.
 
NBC and Focus Features are collaborating for Return to Downton Abbey: A Grand Event, set to air Thursday, September 19 at 8p. Hosted by Derek Hough, the special includes cast members and celebrity fans talking about what made the period drama special. Feature film Downton Abbey, starring the TV series’ cast, opens in theaters September 20.
 
STREAMING NEWS
 
Gusto TV is launching on AVOD platform Freebie TV. “Five years ago, the technology to seamlessly launch a channel in a new market didn’t exist. Fast forward to today and our team is onboarding Gusto TV faster than it takes to make a French omelette,” said Chris Knight, President and CEO of Gusto Worldwide Media.  
 
Netflix may be binge central in the U.S., but the streamer is experimenting with the weekly release of one original series, hip hop competition Rhythm + Flow. “In the hopes of keeping Rhythm + Flow’s winner a surprise, we’re trying something new! but not happening with more shows than that,” tweeted Netflix.
 
Viacom-owned Pluto TV is now available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK, through a deal with Apple. “Our goal is to entertain the planet and reach audiences where they are, be it at home on the TV screen or on the go on their mobile device,” said Olivier Jollet, managing director Europe at Pluto TV. “Launching on Apple TV and Apple mobile devices in German speaking markets and the U.K. is the perfect way to do so.”
 
IFC’s new streaming channel, IFC Films, is expanding to Apple TV channels in the U.S. and Canada, reports Deadline. Subscription for the service, which includes titles from IFC Films, Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight, costs $5.99/month.
 
TECH TALK
 
Crowd-sourced writing solutions company Write Label unveiled a proprietary software platform that manages TV script projects, and is customized to interface with enterprise customers. Recently, the platform worked with 12 local U.S. TV station groups for a pilot program that included only revenue from new or lost opportunities, or past clients that had not renewed within the last year, and resulted in a total of over $800,000 in closed new revenue and more than $4.5 million of pipeline expansion from across 687 projects on the Write Label platform. “This tool has the potential to increase revenue for media companies by providing fast, quality content,” Write Label CEO Gideon Stein said. “The results of the 90-day pilot greatly exceeded our expectations and the sales executives involved stated that the quality of the scripts and speed of responses allowed them to accelerate their sales dramatically.”
 
The IAB Tech Lab has come up with a solution for standardizing data collection and improving privacy settings. The “standardized identifier” would be set up as a public utility, and improve the way advertisers identify audiences without giving away information about individuals. Companies that want to access the standardized identifier would have to agree to conditions like “consistently demonstrate compliance to the privacy preferences.” 
 
ADVERTISING
 
Total TV advertising is projected to be down 4% for the year, according to MoffettNathanson, hitting $76.1 billion, versus $79.3 billion for 2018. An Olympics- and election-fueled 2020 is expected to rise 4%. “If the economy is on the brink of a recession, the strong demand in the TV scatter market – as seen in massive CPM inflation – would be an unusual and atypical data point,” said analyst Michael Nathanson. “Even though viewership continues to fall on TV, these core national advertisers are keeping TV ad spend afloat.”
 
GroupM updated its tracking of economic indicators, citing concerns around the health of the global economy since the company’s Business Intelligence unit issued its mid-year update in June. Ad spending will be “neutral to negative versus last year,” cautioned Global President Business Intelligence Brian Wieser, who also pointed to possible opportunities. “As we can anticipate that most marketers will cut their spending, marketers with the flexibility to do so could benefit from maintaining or increasing spending given the relatively inexpensive opportunities to raise ‘share-of-voice’ that would exist under these circumstances,” wrote Wieser. “An economic downturn environment may, in fact, provide marketers and opportunity to grab greater share.”
 
Industry group Television Interface Practices released a white paper identifying media agencies’ priorities and highlighted the benefits of automation in local broadcast TV advertising. Based on a survey, TIP identified a consistent set of benefits and priorities for automation including streamlined buying workflow; buying back-office efficiency and better media performance. Most agencies stated that they see a path toward increasing their local TV spend if a change in automation and accuracy is introduced. “Automation and operational efficiency are crucial to future-proofing the local television buying process; these two areas of improvement are essential to achieve a step change in the industry and to continue to drive local television investment,” Jennifer Hungerbuhler, EVP of local investment, Dentsu Aegis Network, was quoted as saying.
 
The combined Upfront and Scatter market average cost for a 30-second unit on a regular season NFL game broadcast on CBS, NBC or Fox hit its lowest level last season since 2015, according to data from SQAD’s MediaCosts: National database. Additionally, each of the three networks, along with ESPN, saw a decline in the average cost for an in-game 30-second unit from 2017 to 2018. NFL1 was the only outlet analyzed to show an increase.
 
PODCAST POSTS
 
MSNBC host Chris Hayes is taking his podcast, “Why Is This Happening?”, on tour. First stop: On September 28, Sen. Ted Cruz will join Hayes for a live, one-on-one interview at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin.
 
CASTING
 
Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait) will star in Netflix comedy The Crew, set in the world of NASCAR….Chris Cooper (Adaptation) is set to star in season two of Amazon thriller drama Homecoming….Daniel Henney (Criminal Minds) landed a role in Amazon Prime’s The Wheel of Time….Tony Revolori (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Georgia King (Vice Principals) and John Stamos (Fuller House) will recur on Quibi series Royalties….Sam Keeley (The Cured), Gage Golightly (Step Sisters), Cristina Rodlo (The Terror), Jeremy Tardy (Ballers) and Nicholas Coombe (Imaginary Mary) will star in Paramount Network comedic drama 68 Whiskey, reports Deadline….Will Poulter (Midsommar) has joined the cast of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series.
 
GOING GLOBAL
 
Co-producer and distributor APC Studios has participated in the financing of Porchlight Films’ new drama for ABC AustraliaFallout (working title) and taken worldwide distribution rights to the six-parter. Inspired by true events, Fallout focuses on the 1950’s British nuclear testing in outback South Australia. 
 
Ready Steady Cook is set to return to BBC One Daytime in 2020, with new host, Celebrity MasterChef finalist Rylan Clark-Neal. The new series will offer up fresh challenges to put the next generation of chefs through their culinary paces.
 
Armoza Formats announced the international launch of studio entertainment format Song of my Life. The series, produced by Yellow Film & TV, just finished its first season on Finland’s YLE, winning the slot with a 32.5% share.
 
Submarine, the production company based in Amsterdam, has secured the writing talents of Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli (Gomorrah) for its new political thriller The Kollective.
 
First Media announced a partnership with TV distribution network Tele Urban to deliver social content to 6 transportation networks across Mexico. Tele Urban provides out-of-home television content on buses and trains, including daily news, sports coverage, interviews, and banner messaging, impacting 47 million riders per month on routes spanning Mexico City, Mexico State, Guadalajara, Puebla, and Cancun. 
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RATINGS
 
August highlights for the Discovery Inc. portfolio include: Discovery Channel posted year-over-year growth across four nights of the week in August – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – among adults and women 25-54, 18-49, and 18-34….During August Weekends, HGTV was the #1 network for both upscale P25-54 and W25-54….Food Network ranked #4 in Total Day and #10 in Prime among W25-54 for the month….TLC was the #1 cable network among W25-54/18-49 in Prime, and on Sunday nights in August, was the #1 Prime cable network among W25-54/18-49/18-34….In Total Day for August, ID continued its reign as the #1 cable network for W25-54, now for 8 consecutive months, and was also #1 for P25-54.
 
Also in the Discovery stable, OWN’s Queen Sugar, Ambitions, and David Makes Man were the top 3 original scripted series on ad-supported cable among African-American W18+…Animal Planet’s new series The Zoo: San Diego averaged nearly 1 million total viewers (P2+) and currently ranks as the network’s #1 freshmen program 2019 to-date (P2+)….Travel Channel had its highest-rated August Tuesdays in network history among P/W25-54 and its most-watched August Tuesdays among P2+….Science Channel had its highest-rated August ever (tied) among P25-54 in Prime and Total Day. The net set monthly August records in both Prime and Total Day among W25-54….and MotorTrend earned its highest ever August delivery during Total Day across all Persons demos including P25-54, P18-49, Adults (P18+), and Persons (P2+). 
 
Hallmark Channel’s annual “Summer Nights” movie franchise averaged a 2.1 HH rating, 2.1 million Total Viewers, 258,000 W25-54 and reached a total of 8.8 million unduplicated Total Viewers. Over the course of its six-week run, “Summer Nights” made the network rank as the highest-rated and most-watched non-news network on Saturdays as well as the highest-rated and most-watched non-sports network during Weekend Prime.
 
Despite PUT levels falling to their lowest of the year, Entertainment Tonight (2.4 live plus same day national Nielsen, up 4% from the week before), Access (1.1, up 10%) and Extra (nine-week high 1.0, up 11%) scored rating increases.  In addition, Access and Extra both jumped 25% in the W25-54 demo. Already renewed sophomore Daily Mail TV (up 13% annually) clocked the largest year-to-year improvement among all magazines. 
 
UPtv reports primetime ratings growth of +25% with W25-54 in August compared to year-ago, while HH ratings improved +13% in the same time-period, fueled by the recently acquired family sitcom Reba as well as premiere movies and original series focusing on life’s biggest moments.
 
The week of August 26, UniMás delivered double-digit week-over-week audience growth during primetime among Total Viewers 2+ (+20% to 364,000), A18-49 (+23% to 169,000) and A18-34 (+37% to 78,000), marking the second consecutive week of audience growth with A18-34.
 
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of August 19 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.1 AA
Family Feud (CTD) 6.0 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 4.9 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 4.8 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 3.8 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.5 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.4 AA
Last Man Standing (2/T) 2.1 AA
Hot Bench (CTD) 2.1 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.0AA
 
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of August 19 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
Family Feud (2/T) 1.4 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 1.3 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.2 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 0.9 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 0.8 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 0.8 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 0.7 AA
Last Man Standing (2/T) 0.7 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 0.5 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 0.5 AA
 
Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of August 26
ABC World News Tonight 8.50 million total viewers; 1.3/7 and 1.58 million A25-54
NBC Nightly News 7.44 million total viewers; 1.3/8 and 1.62 million A25-54
CBS Evening News 5.23 million total viewers; 0.9/5 and 1.03 million A25-54
 
Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of August 26
CBS: The Late Show 1.92 million total viewers; 0.26/2 among A18-49
NBC: The Tonight Show 1.57 million total viewers; 0.30/2 among A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live 1.45 million total viewers; 0.28/2 among A18-49
 
Basic Cable Top 5 week of August 26
Primetime (P2+)
Fox News (2,342,000)
MSNBC (1,568,000)
ESPN (1,392,000)
HGTV (1,217,000)
 USA Network (1,098,000)
Total Day (P2+)
Fox News (1,322,000)
MSNBC (854,000)
ESPN (806,000)
HGTV (629,000)
ID (626,000)
 
Top 10 Broadcast Programs Among A18-49 ratings/share for the week of August 26
ABC: Saturday Night Football 1.9/11
ABC: Sunday Night Kick-off 1.5/9
NBC: America’s Got Talent 1.3/7
ABC: Bachelor in Paradise 1.2/6
NBC: America’s Got Talent 1.1/6
CBS: Big Brother 1.1/6
ABC: Bachelor in Paradise  1.1/6
CBS: Big Brother 0.9/5
NBC: American Ninja Warrior 0.9/4
CBS: Big Brother 0.9/4
 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Tuesday, September 3 time period averages 
Source: Nielsen Live+SD
NBC: 7.20 million
America’s Got Talent 9.06, Bring the Funny 3.48
CBS: 4.50 million
NCIS 5.25, FBI 4.231, NCIS: New Orleans 4.03
ABC: 3.22 million
Bachelor in Paradise 4.04, Bless This Mess 1.67, The Conners 1.46
FOX: 1.45 million
The Resident 1.38, First Respoders Live 1.53
Telemundo: 1.07 million
Exatlon 1.21, Final del Paraiso 1.19, Preso No. 1 0.82
Univision: 1.02 million
Rosa de Guadelupe 1.11, Juntas, Corazon 0.99, Sin Miedo a la Verdad 0.96
CW: 0.54
Pandora 0.52, Roswell: Mysteries Decoded 0.57
 
Tuesday A18-49 Ratings
NBC 1.2/6, ABC 0.8/5, CBS 0.4/2, TELE 0.4/2, FOX 0.3/2, UNI 0.3/1, CW 0.1/1
 
EXECUTIVE MOVES
 
Jeff McElfresh has been named CEO of AT&T’s Communications unit, effective October 1. McElfresh, who has been with AT&T for almost 25 years, replaces John Donovan, who last week announced his plan to retire. John Stankey was appointed AT&T’s President and COO, and will continue to lead the WarnerMedia unit.
 
Ada Chiaghana has joined Higher Ground Productions, from President Obama and Michelle Obama, as Vice President Development and Production. Chiaghana was previously in HBO’s original programming group.
 
Sara Burns is moving from Investigation Discovery to Discovery Inc. sib HGTV, where she’s been elevated to Senior Vice President, Scheduling and Program Strategy. Liz Brach is joining HGTV as Senior Director, Programming; Brach had been VP of Production and Development for Natural History New Zealand.
 
Endemol Shine Nordics announced two senior management changes.  Madelene Hansson will step up from Deputy Managing Director of Meter Television to Managing Director on October 1, replacing Björn Persson, who has decided to leave Endemol Shine. Christina Parker will be joining Rubicon as Managing Director on December 1, from branded entertainment company Splay One, where she held the position of Country Manager for Norway.
 
Entertainment Studios tapped Caleb Ward to serve as Director of Acquisitions for Freestyle Digital Media. Ward’s most recent position was working for The Orchard/1091 as a Film Acquisitions Coordinator.
 
Cinedigm promoted Tony Huidor to Senior Vice President of Products & Technology, as well as General Manager of Digital Networks. Huidor has served as Vice President of Digital Operations at Cinedigm for the past five years. 
 
Reach3 Insights named Melva Benoit as Head of Media and Entertainment. Most recently, Benoit was the Founder and President of the Marian Dupree Group.
 
Plimsoll Productions appointed Saul Goldberg to run its Los Angeles office. Previously, Goldberg served as Head of Unscripted TV at film finance company Covert Media.
 


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Establish strong business relationships and act as a liaison with ad agency counterparts and internal departments including DR, Traffic, Marketing and Accounting. Strong organizational skills; great verbal/written communication skills and ability to work in a deadline driven environment. Full info HERE (9/18)

 

BOOKING PRODUCER, MEET THE PRESS DAILY >>
MSNBC/DC:
Book and produce high-profile national and international news makers, experts and guest in politics, foreign relations and business/economy. 5+ yrs exp in live TV (i.e. morning shows, cable shows, broadcast TV), 2 years in political journalism. Full info HERE (9/18)

 

MANAGER, PUBLICITY, CNBC PRIMETIME >>
CNBC/Englewood Cliffs NJ: 
Responsible for publicizing/promoting CNBC’s primetime programming & talent as well as implementing and executing PR campaigns and strategies. 4+ yrs of exp in PR/Communications. TV/Media exp pref’d. Full info
HERE (9/18)

DIR, BRAND STRATEGY, DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER >>

NBCUniversal/NYC: Looking for world-class brand strategist responsible for supporting the overarching DTC communications strategy. Must be big picture thinker with 8 yrs brand planning/marketing strategy exp (TV/DTC) from ent industry, adv agency or consumer products co. Full info HERE (9/17)
 
AUDIO TECHNICIAN >>
Newsmax TV/NYC: Operate/execute complete audio mixing/creation for several live & taped broadcasts, in the context of originally produced programs & public service announcements of audiences. 2+yrs successful exp in executing graphic and character generation in TV news, creative services, etc.  Full info HERE (9/17)
 
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR >>
Newsmax TV/NYC: Directs, co-develops & delivers locally produced programs and public service announcements for national and international audiences. 3+yrs of successful exp in directing Live TV news, studio-based programming or similarly related professional media prod & media presentation exp. Full info HERE (9/17)
 
VIDEO EDITOR >>
Newsmax TV/NYC: Produce and deliver completed projects using Adobe Creative Suite. Collaborate with production team, producers, and talent to create and deliver broadcast ready elements and assets. 5+yrs professional editing exp.  Full info HERE (9/17)
 
VIDEO GRAPHICS EDITOR >>
Newsmax TV/NYC: Create graphics template for on-air Guests. Create animation graphics template for telephone guests.  2+ more years of successful exp in the field or in a related area required. Full info HERE (9/17)
 
SR MANAGER, PUBLIC RELATIONS >>
Newsmax TV/NYC: Manage, oversee and/or execute multiple communications and program publicity campaigns. A strong understanding of television publicity, key press outlets/journalists and experience in launching and sustaining press coverage on TV series is essential. Full info HERE (9/17)

MUSIC SUPERVISOR>>

NYC: Reality tv production company is seeking a music supervisor. This person will be responsible for overseeing the placement of all music tracks in our programs, & ensuring all music is properly cleared prior to delivery. Full info HERE (9/12)
 
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT>>
NYC: Reality tv production company seeks an experienced executive assistant to the President, CCO & SVP of Development. General duties include answering phones, heavy scheduling, booking travel, expenses, & contract management. Full info HERE (9/12)
 
DIRECT RESPONSE, VICE PRESIDENT >>
ION/NYC: Oversee and manage all aspects of the DR. Proactively develop business plans to drive account growth and development to achieve revenue goals. 15+ yrs DR selling exp in media or a related field.  3+ yrs of exp managing people or leading a sales team. Full info HERE (9/12)
 
SALES RESEARCH, DIRECTOR >>
ION/NYC: Oversee the Sales Research team and arm the Sales group with network performance metrics, competitive advantages, and thoughtful research stories. 7-10 years of Sales Research exp within the media industry. Strong leadership skills, analytical comm & presentation skills. Full info HERE (9/12)
 
NETWORK SALES, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE >>
ION/NYC: Focus on developing new and growing business among major agencies via strong relationships and superior client service. 5+ yrs of sales exp w/national cable, broadcast ad sales or media buying background required. Full infHERE (9/12)


DIRECTOR, STUDIO & TECHNICAL OPERATIONS>>

NBCUniversal/NYC: Seeking top candidate who can maximize all operations of Net News, Sports, Enter, and Corp Events. Must have 7+ yrs in live TV oper environ. A capacity to manage multiple projects, plus a proficiency in MS Office 365 tools such as Teams, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, etc. Full info HERE (9/11)

AD SALES PLANNER, DIRECT RESPONSE>>
TVONE/NYC: Seeking strong candidate with emphasis on client services to supports the Direct Response team. Must be familiar with relevant research tools (MRI, Nielsen, Simmons). 2 yrs of adv/media and 1 yr dir response exp required. 1 yr of dir response TV sls planning and agency buying/planning exp preferred. Full info HERE (9/11)


DIGITAL ACCOUNT LEAD>>
NBC TELEMUNDO BAY AREA: Be a critical part of the sales team, responsible for supervision of all digital solutions including online platforms, creating content, project timelines and more. Work with management to support strategies and meet the needs of our company. Full info HERE (9/10) 

 

SENIOR ANALYST, AD SALES RESEARCH>>
Discovery/NYC:
 Analytical thinker to leverage variety of rsrch to provide data-driven intel in support of ad sales initiatives for lifestyle brands. Utilize data systems & translate info into insights. 3-5 yrs rel exp req. Full info HERE (9/10)

 

VP, AD SALES RESEARCH & STRATEGY>>
Discovery/NYC: 
Strategic leader to oversee compelling research analysis & consumer insights across ntwrks & platfrms to help meet revenue goals & priorities. Work w/partners to develop/execute clear, actionable ad sales plans. 12-15+ yrs rel exp req. Full info HERE (9/10)

 

FINANCIAL ANALYST>>
A+E/NY: 
Manage quarterly profit participation reporting to producers, talent and business partners in tv, theatrical and new media motion pictures across the A+E Networks portfolio. BA/BS in Finance or Acctg. Entertainment Royalty payment exp, strong Excel skills, ability to interpret contractual terms, detailed oriented with strong communication skills. Apply HERE (9/6)
 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER>>
NEWSMAX TV/NY: 
Work w/show hosts, preparing the rundown of new stories, identifying and integrating guests, overseeing and executing the production of key video and graphic elements. 3+ yrs executive producing exp or overseeing newscast prod. Full info HERE (9/6)

 

NEWS PRODUCER>gt;>
NEWSMAX TV/NY: Resp for prod of live newscasts, news shows & recorded video segments for television, and digital platforms. Generate new story ideas. Strong writing/organizational skills req’d; ability to prod content under heavy deadline pressure. Full info HERE (9/6)
 
ONLINE EDITOR>>
NEWSMAX TV/NY:
 News editor with hands-on, real-time oversight of Newsmax.com to focus on politics and national news with health, financial and world news coverage. 3+yrs exp in editing online or other publication. 5+yr exp in journalism. Full info HERE (9/6)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA MGR>>
NEWSMAX TV/NY: Enhancing our brand & building strong online community resp for developing/administering social media content that is designed to engage users and create an interactive relationship between consumers & company. 3+yrs exp in social media mngmnt. Full info HERE (9/6)

 

TV BOOKER>>
NEWSMAX TV/NY: 
Resp for supporting developing relationships w/officials, experts, publicists, agents & talent. Work closely w/ news, programming & talent in prod.  At least 5+yrs exp media industry in either TV, online, or print publications. Strong relationships w/TV analysts, experts & publicists. Full info HERE (9/6)

 

VP AD SALES, TV>>
NEWSMAX TV/NY: 
Responsible for planning and implementing cable TV sales and product development programs, both short and long range, targeted toward existing and new markets. Develops, hires, trains and manages advertising sales team.Experience in national TV or cable network sales. Full info HERE (9/6)

 

NEWS DIRECTOR, VP>>
NEWSMAX TV/NY: 
Oversee/manage television news dept and staff to ensure the accurate, timely delivery of news. 
Oversee the daily operations of the TV news operations. Strong understanding of Newsmax brand and talent. Leadership and team building skills. Full info HERE (9/6)


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR & SOCIAL MEDIA CHAMPIONSHIPS & ALLIANCES
>> 
NCAA/Indianapolis IN: 
Collaboratively dvlp/implement/mng NCAA Championships social media strategies. Min 6yrs, social media and/or content prod exp or related field. Excellent written/oral presentation skills. Full info HERE (9/6)
 
ANALYST, VIDEO SUBSCRIPTION & MEMBERSHIP>>
First Look Media/NY: 
Resp for maintaining, understanding, and leveraging the organization’s quantitative/qualitative data in support of its premium video streaming offer. 
Min 2yrs exp w/video content analytics w/ a focus on subscriber acquisition & retention, pref within TV, film, ent, music or video envir. Full info HERE (9/6)
 
SR MGR, ADVANCED SOLUTIONS>>
A + E Networks/NYC: 
Leading large Projects/Initiatives, maintaining & optimizing A+E Ad Technology stack, & helping diversify A+E Network’s Ad Product line up. Full Info/Apply HERE (9/6) 
 
RESEARCH ANALYST>>
Crown Media Family Networks/NY:
 Entry level, provides support to the NY Research Team. BA/BS req; strong MS Office Skills prior exp. Nielsen systems helpful. Apply HERE (9/6)

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 5

ABC: The LEGO Movie, Reef Break
CBS: Young Sheldon, Young Sheldon, Big Brother, FBI
CW: The Outpost, Two Sentence Horror Stories, Two Sentence Horror Stories
FOX: Spin the Wheel [f]
NBC: NFL Kick-Off, NFL Football
PBS: The Old House Hour, Magical Land of Oz, Antiques Roadshow
Telemundo: Exation Estados Unidos, En Final de Paraiso, Preso No. 1
Univision: La Rosa de Guadelupe, Juntos, el Corazon Nunca Se Equivoca, Sin Miedo a la Verdad
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