Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Cynopsis: Classified

Advantage

04/12/11

Good morning – it’s Tuesday, April 12, 2011, and this is your weekly issue of Cyn opsis: Classified Advantage! 

Get Promoted.

Manage the micro in accordance with the macro.

Everyone has day to day tasks to take care of, but you must look beyond the day to day and always keep an eye on the company’s goals.  Don’t insulate yourself within your job description, adopt a broader vision than what has to be done by 5p.  Handle your responsibilities as if you owned the company, not just an employee.

Make decisions from the view point of the boss.

Take the initiative in new programs and responsibilities.  This demonstrates your willingness to not only take on new things, but also your chance to show you can be an effective leader.

When you get ideas about how systems can be improved, write it down and then study the pros and cons.  If you decide to present the idea to your boss, research it thoroughly, include both the upside and the faults, such as money spent retraining or buying new programs or equipment.  A presentation with just the upside is incomplete and rarely impressive.  Include the short and long term goals along with costs.  Present a complete picture, be thorough and convincing.

Study, know your stuff.  Be the go to person when people need help.  Build your reputation as being reliable and credible.  Always be willing to give assistance when asked.  Bosses will notice.  Don’t be afraid to say I don’t know, because if you steer people wrong, not only will they remember, but so will the people they tell. 

Make sure you and your co-workers are on the same page.  Meet with them often to avoid duplication and share ideas.

Learn how to make compelling presentations and do them as often as possible.  This is a job few people enjoy, but if you do it well, it is the best way to get noticed as a good communicator and leader.

Always look to expand your knowledge of things that are important to the company.  If your boss uses a different computer program than you, learn it.  Find out what programs the big wigs are using and learn them too.  If they know you can hit the ground running, faster than your co-workers, you’ll have a tremendous advantage.

Offer to mentor new employees, attend conferences, take leadership classes, self educate, find someone who will challenge and question you so you can discuss a problem from different perspectives.

Getting promoted takes a lot of work, so create a written plan on what goals you want to achieve and how you plan to achieve them.

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We are always on the look out for more Experts to advise our readers – if you’re a headhunter, job coach, career advisor, etc., and may be interested in contributing to this edition from time to time, please contact me at john@cynopsis.com .

~ ACTIONABLE EXPERT ADVICE ~
Four Ways To Empower Yourself
by Diane Allen and Mary Kay Wedel

Did you ever wonder what it meant to really be empowered? There are so many perspectives on this topic.  Merriam-Webster defines empowerment as: “to give official authority or legal power; enable; to promote the self-actualization or influence of.

We often think of empowerment as someone else giving something to us. From this day forward, you can change that perspective.  You can empower yourself. If we wait for others to empower us, we are not in control of our destiny.

Henry Ford once said, “if you think you can or you can’t, you will ALWAYS be right.” Let’s make ourselves believe that we can be empowered in all walks of our lives.  Here are four easy steps:

Improve Your Confidence  No matter what the topic, situation, or problem, confidence carries you through.  It is much better to have tried and not succeeded quite the way you wanted, rather than never to have tried at all.  Mistakes are really nothing more than opportunities to learn. 

Make Decisions  If you are usually the one agreeing to everyone else’s decisions and preferences, ask yourself why you are so willing to agree.  If you find that this doesn’t apply to you, then continue what you are doing, but be careful that you didn’t go too far over the continuum to blatant disregard for others.  Consider those affected by the decisions, but keep yourself centered on what is right for you. 

Practice Assertiveness  Assertiveness is not aggression, force, dominance, or winning-at-all-costs.  Rather, assertive individuals are able to diplomatically and firmly speak up for themselves. They know their boundaries and set them.  When others overstep their boundaries, they can articulate what happened, and confidently correct the situation.  Most importantly, they do so without guilt. 

Live By Your Belief System  This is the most important ingredient to achieving true self-empowerment.  These beliefs take many forms.  We can believe in our values, our abilities, and our desire to be happy.  Each person’s beliefs are different, just like our fingerprints.  One thing holds true for all  we must understand our beliefs and live by them. 

If you find yourself feeling submissive about something unreasonable, recall these empowerment principles.  They should help keep you balanced and in control of your future. 
 
Mary Kay Wedel and Diane Allen are seasoned executives, coaches, trainers and the Managing Partners of Choice Leaders Consulting Group LLC ( www.choiceleaders.com ). They offer comprehensive Leadership Development Programs and Executive Coaching for Management Teams and Senior Leaders focused on strategic thinking, communications and coaching skills.

If you have any specific questions you’d like our Experts to address, please email them to me, John Cox at john@cynopsis.com.
 

~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~
Questions from our Readers
Answered by Diane Allen and Mary Kay Wedel

I was laid off in 2009 due to the economy. It took me 11 months to find a new position, which required a move. I was in this new position 15 months, when a month ago I was restructured out of it. I have letters from each company stating the reason I was laid off and that each was not due to performance. What is the best way to handle this? I.E. cover letters, interviews, etc… when applying for jobs online so I can have a fair chance at another position?

 During this recessionary time, it is not unusual for individuals to be downsized through no fault of their own. While it was once thought that when looking for a job it was best to have a job, that thinking is no longer always the case.

The best way to handle this situation is to be honest about the downsizing and give some specific reasons why the downsizing occurred, i.e. loss of market share; reduced pricing caused the need for additional cost management options, loss of a major account, etc.  Then focus on the specific accomplishments you achieved during your time with the organization.  Link those accomplishments to the responsibilities and needs of the open job.  Also, identify the key traits/competencies you bring to an organization, and make sure they are bona fide traits that other credible people provided to you as personal feedback. In your cover letter you can even state where the feedback came from, so that you give more credibility to your statements.

I have worked in New York City for over 20 years but have been looking for work for a year and a half.I am willing to relocate and therefore want to seek employment in another state but am concerned that I will be immediately rejected because I would not be a local resident. What is the best way to handle this?

First, you may consider not putting your address on your resume and just have your email and phone number- that may eliminate employer assumptions regarding location. If you are targeting specific companies, try to determine if the company has a relocation plan of any type.  If they do, then the hurdle of being non-local is minimized.  Assuming they are not paying for relocation, determine if you are willing to absorb the costs yourself. Be proactive and communicate to the prospective employer the reasons why relocation is a viable option, i.e. ability to rent your current home, or emphasize the benefits of living in the new geographic area.  Since you have been working in New York City, some employers may be concerned that your earnings were too high.  Do your homework about the cost of living and salaries in the new region. State that you recognize the difference in the cost of living, and that your salary range is conducive to that particular area.  This is all about removing the objections proactively, as opposed to waiting for them to come up in an interview. 

Mary Kay Wedel and Diane Allen, Choice Leaders Consulting Group LLC ( www.choiceleaders.com  ), specialize in comprehensive Leadership Development Programs and Executive Coaching.

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JOB OF THE WEEK …

manage critical distribution partnerships, develop products and businesses within those partnerships, and work closely with NBC Universal TV brands on distribution strategy

Director Product Development, Digital Platform   1301BR
NBC Universal
Burbank CA

http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

OTHER INDUSTRY JOBS OF INTEREST …

oversee and maintain the editorial vision of the entertainment section and have a role in acquiring, developing, and bringing to market an ongoing program of entertainment content
Associate Editor
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

work closely with the Director, Marketing Communications on NBA GMP public relations planning and publicity
Senior Coordinator
National Basketball Association
NYC NY
http://www.nba.com/careers/career_opportunities.html

act as the first point of contact for digital media syndication partners including iTunes, Amazon VOD, Microsoft Zune, Netflix, Hulu and others
Content Manager – Digital Media
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

accountable for administering daily online advertising operations responsibilities for BBC.com Worldwide
Digital Advertising Operations Specialist
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

position the BBC as a digital leader in this market and enhance the BBC’s reputation in this field
Digital Publicity Manager
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

managing the workflow between the Chanel Operations team and the Creative Services team
Manager – Operations
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

lead the digital manifestation of BBC America shows
Senior Digital Producer
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

responsible for working with the EVP of Network Distribution (“EVP Distribution”) and the Affiliate Sales and Marketing department
VP Distribution & Legal Affairs
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

responsible for providing analysis and insights to the FOXSports.com sales teams, as well as identifying opportunities to further improve the marketing and sales operations
Sales Research Manager   FNG0000342
Fox Careers
New York NY
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

assist with go-to-market strategy and app roadmap for our great brands and manage business profitability
Senior Analyst/ Manager-Bus Dev, Strategy for Mobile/ distribution
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

support the identification, building of sales proposals, pitching, and development of deep relationships with accounts based on established criteria
Sales Service Executive, CMT and TV Land
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

writing monthly and quarterly analyses and presentations on site performance
Senior Digital Research Manager
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

execute and produce innovative broadcast and print graphics with meticulous attention to detail and execution of inspired, relevant ideas while under tight deadlines
Senior Advertising Designer
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

consult and guide senior management on headcount, compensation and diversity issues that affect their businesses
Senior Recruiter 
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

provide business administrative support to Senior Vice President, Administration BALA Music, LOGO and Entertainment Group in advising various programming, production management, and third-party producers
Manager, Administration
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

lead a team of outstanding finance professionals
CFO, Oxygen   1551BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

responsible for Style/Sprout Pricing & Sales Forecasting and revenue analysis
Manager, Style/Sprout Pricing & Sales Forecasting   1547BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

work to ensure advertisements comply with internal and external standards, laws and regulations, and public interest considerations
Manager, Ad Standards   1540BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

drive the development and implementation of new technologies and service offerings in partnership with the GM and his wider team
Chief Technology Officer   1537BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

write, produce and edit segments for daily broadcast
Associate Producer, The Daily Connection   1535BR
NBC Careers
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

contribute to the development and implementation of integrated ad sales marketing strategies for customers across the Telemundo’s multi-channel and multi-platform initiatives
Manager, Integrated Sales Marketing, Telemundo   1349BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

oversight/ownership of key sales forecasts (SI/SII/Estimates), assumptions (pricing, inventory utilization, ratings performance, etc.) and variances
Manager CNBC.com Digi Media Ad Sales Pricing   1304BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

manage all pacing, closing and reporting processes for each quarter close
VP, FP&A Reporting   1292BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

heavy interaction with clients and advertising agencies, creative responsibilities and technical skills to create non-fiction editorial and advertising content
Producer, Digital   1135BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

support Showtime’s interactive television initiatives in a manner consistent with network and department strategies and objectives
Interactive TV Producer   7771BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

proactively direct and develop program promotions that drive viewership and increase subscribers
Director, Distributor Marketing   7788BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

support Research Manager and Director in objective setting, RFP development, methodology and design of projects
Associate Manager, Research – People   123587BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

revenue Pipeline Management and Forecasting
Finance Manager   8666
Razorfish
NYC NY
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8666/job

oversee the Account Coordinator, Account Manager, and Senior Account Manager in the day-to-day aspects of digital media execution
Account Supervisor   9039
Razorfish
NYC NY
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9039/job

act as day-to-day point person in all aspects of media execution
Account Manager   9038
Razorfish
NYC NY
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9038/job

work with the pursuit team to complete RFP’s project scoping, sizings and pricing estimates
Senior Project Manager   9016
Razorfish
NYC NY
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9016/job

developing content strategy based on client business objectives and user needs
Senior Content Strategist   9015
Razorfish
NYC NY
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9015/job

responsibilities include planning and executing short- and long-term publicity campaigns targeted to the media press, national political press, and other relevant audiences
Publicity Director   293415
Disney ABC Television Group
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

oversee all technical operations associated with ABC News bureaus; foreign and domestic
Executive Director – Operations   293025
Disney ABC Television Group
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

provides critical support to two Account Executives
Account Representative   292989
Disney ABC Television Group
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

powerfully articulates and presents the Warner Bros. Digital offering in the marketplace
Sales Executive   123394BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

manages editors and writers and related staff, and is accountable for shaping all stories and content
VP Executive Editor   292936
ESPN
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

coordinates cross-functional teams through meetings and progress measurement activity which bring distinct, specific projects to completion both on time and within budget
HBO Workflow Project Manager   123662BR
Turner Broadcasting
Hauppauge NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

leads and directs the development and execution of all creative strategies
Creative Director
Organic
London England
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4592

lead the central finance production financial function and processes centrally from HQ with all the International TV production accountants
Finance Production Controller   1557BR
NBC Universal
London England
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

lead localization teams to deliver expected results on time, with intended scope and quality, and on budget
Project Manager, Localization   123051BR
Turner Broadcasting
Needham MA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

identifies and implements all programming strategies, initiatives, acquisitions and show development for ESPN Deportes
Senior Director, Deportes Programming and Acquisitions   293342
ESPN
Bristol CT
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

utilizes the vision, creativity and working knowledge of Production and Ad Sales to help both achieve their goals simultaneously
Manager, Ad Sales Integration   293110
ESPN
Bristol CT
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

responsible for managing customer expectations, communicating schedule/resource constraints, and minimizing scope creep
Senior Business Analyst   123520BR
Turner Broadcasting
Stamford CT
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

review actual capital expenditure invoices (50 daily) via our Online Accounts Payable System (Aspen) to ensure proper assignment of capex numbers and approvals are noted before processing
Fixed Asset Senior Analyst   8062BR
CBS Corporation
Fairfield NJ
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

work closely with senior executives and business & legal affairs for cable services, TV networks, local media and digital distribution teams to assist in negotiating, interpreting and ensuring compliance with agreements for the distribution of linear programming services and free-on-demand television programming to traditional and new media outlets
Senior Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs   1504BR
NBC Universal
Englewood Cliffs NJ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

negotiate, draft and review diverse range of commercial agreements for CNBC and MSNBC, including program acquisition and production, advertising, digital media and general commercial matters
Counsel, CNBC   1405BR
NBC Universal
Englewood Cliffs NJ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

develop strong relationships with buyer and identify and cultivate relationships with implementation contacts at Techbook districts
Account Manager-Techbook Implementation   3614
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3614/job

manage Techbook sales & marketing team that will execute Discovery Education’s digital textbook strategy
VP – Techbook Sales Strategy   3726
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3726/job

responsible for leading the sales effort, revenue growth and implementation of digital textbook replacement partnerships
Instructional Program Manager   3712
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3712/job

plans, develops, and executes an integrated, multi-tactical marketing programs responsible for producing customer (RGU) and revenue growth in the residential segment
Marketing Manager   36526
Cox Communications
Chesapeake VA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

develop and sell advertising and marketing campaigns to new and existing clients
Account Executive   8049BR
CBS Corporation
Charlotte NC
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsible for collecting and analyzing retail sales data
Analyst, Retail Sales
MTV Networks
Bentonville AR
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

plans, develops, and executes an integrated, multi-tactical marketing programs responsible for producing customer revenue growth in the commercial business segments
Director of Marketing – Cox Business   36061
Cox Communications
Wichita KS, North West AR
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

responsible for a strategic roadmap, product management, and development for mobile platforms for Turner Classic Movies
Technical Product Mgr, Connected DevicesTCM   121897BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

gather client business objectives and create Business Requirement Documentation (BRD)
Strategic Implementation Consultant   122767BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

collaborating with creative team members to determine the conceptual and copy direction of branding and advertising initiatives
Senior Copywriter   7824
Razorfish
Atlanta GA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/7824/job

oversees long-range strategic planning activities of the entire organization with focus on bringing external intelligence on the customer and the marketplace into mainstream thinking
Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer   36513
Cox Communications
Atlanta GA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

oversee all aspects of the on air & off-air creative process
Creative Director   3646
Discovery Communications
Miami FL
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3646/job

ensures overall company compliance with regulatory requirements
Compliance Analyst   36545
Cox Communications
Pensacola FL
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

assists with the creation of on-line visual designs including visual concepts, motion graphics, typography, video and immersive experiences, and logo and icon designs for the Internet and interactive platforms
Senior Designer
Organic
Detroit MI
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4772

responsible for the creation and maintenance of a dynamic and healthy client relationship
Executive Director, Engagement Management
Organic
Detroit MI
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4655

WLS-TV has an opening for a morning show Director
Director – Windy City Live   292858
Disney ABC Television Group
Chicago IL
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

responsible for infusing business goals into the daily digital operations of the BTN, which includes BigTenNetwork.com and related digital extensions
Director, Digital Operations   FNG0000118
Fox Careers
Chicago IL
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

devoting the time and energy necessary to source and build a client base
Digital Account Executive
BBC America
Chicago IL
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

responsible for creating and maintaining a value-add client relationship and for the quality and results of our cutting edge mobile marketing campaigns
Sr. Account Manager, Client Service
Vibe
Chicago, IL
http://www.vibes.com/careers

selling digital/new-media into Marketers
Direct Sales- Director, Mobile Sales, Marketer
Vibe
Chicago, IL
http://www.vibes.com/careers

responsible for prospecting, brainstorming and presenting to new and existing local advertisers in order to exceed sales quota
Digital / Interactive Sales Account Executive   293648
Disney ABC Television Group
Houston TX
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

responsible for the day-to-day scheduling of the Longhorn Network (LHN) and assists the VP of Programming in all acquisitions, scheduling, advertising and affiliate marketing initiatives
Manager, Programming & Acquisitions   292864
ESPN
Austin TX
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

leads a field sales team that sells marketing solutions to Cox Media customers within their local market
Local Sales Manager   36519
Cox Communications
Omaha NE
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

responsible for reporting on performance of digital media campaigns and providing research to support Cox Medias digital platforms including cox.com, mobile, video on demand, interactive and emerging technologies
Digital Media Research Analyst    36548
Cox Communications
Phoenix AZ
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

responsible for managing the development, production, proofing, trafficking, approval process, inventory, and distribution of both general market and Spanish (Bi-lingual) sales and marketing promotional materials
Marketing Specialist, Multi-Cultural Cox Household    36568
Cox Communications
Phoenix AZ
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

manage and supervise one or more business affairs lawyers in connection with talent deals for Discovery’s networks, with a focus on TLC
VP – Business & Legal Affairs-Talent   3753
Discovery Communications
Los Angeles CA
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3753/job

devoting the time and energy necessary to source and build a client base
Digital Account Executive
BBC America
Los Angeles CA
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

identify, pitch and close publisher sites to distribute branded entertainment productions
Director, Digital Media   FFE0000194
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

supervising freelance camera operators and PA’s
Sr. Associate Producer, FUEL    FNG0000326
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

manage all aspects of the sales cycle
Indie Evangelist, GameSpy Technology   NDM0000090
Fox Careers
San Francisco CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

partnering closely with the President of E! and executive team on creating and executing on a Human Resources vision and strategy for the organization
VP Human Resources, West Coast Cable Entertainment   1281BR
NBC Universal
Los Angeles  CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

compile and synthesize both business requirements and external market conditions to develop optimal category strategy with full understanding of potential shortfalls and risk mitigation plans
Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Marketing   120643BR
Turner Broadcasting
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

plan and perform operational, financial and compliance audits under the supervision of an Audit Manager
Senior Internal Auditor   123660BR
Turner Broadcasting
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

generate and maintain rating and vpvh estimates for all Time Warner television programs
Manager, Media Analysis   123632BR
Turner Broadcasting
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

powerfully articulates and presents the Warner Bros. Digital offering in the marketplace
Account Executive   123554BR
Turner Broadcasting
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for providing strategic and analytical guidance in support of sales, marketing, and platform performance; and developing top line and detailed analysis, reports, presentations, and highlights covering business performance
Research Director   1284BR
NBC Universal
Burbank CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

work with production companies on budgeting, scheduling, post-production management, legal, travel, security and other logistical issues
VP, Production & Operations – Oxygen   1533BR
NBC Universal
Burbank CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

responsible for negotiating development and series related agreements on behalf of the NBC Network and Universal Media Studios
Vice President, Business Affairs   1550BR
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

negotiate license proposals and work with Business Affairs & Studio Production Partners and/or licensing agency on deal approvals
Director, Global Consumer Products   1523BR
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

communicate with internal clients to understand
Marketing Research Analyst  292834
DIMG
Palo Alto CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

work closely with Platform Managers, DayPart Managers and Assignment Editors, as well as Reporters and Anchors to desktop edit, write, produce and gather content on all of KNTV’s platforms
Content Producer   1510BR
NBC Universal
San Jose CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

sales support position for a candidate who desires to pursue a career in online advertising sales and who has previous sales support experience
Sales Planner – Digital
BBC America
Santa Monica CA
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

responsible for planning, tracking, managing, overseeing and helping to define projects
Operations Manager- Game Trailers
MTV Networks
Santa Monica CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

work closely with the executive team to formulate and adjust the mobile and emerging platform strategy
Mobile Product Manager
MTV Networks
San Francisco CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

responsible for the successful delivery of large-scale client engagements and/or multiple smaller engagements for a single client
Account Director
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4784

supports all paid search media campaigns, including implementation, monitoring, and reporting
Search Specialist – SEM
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4637

, responsible for creating tactical solutions for Internet and multimedia project strategies. The Sr. Experience Architect manages the integration of the information design and project concept
Senior Experience Architect
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4743

assess, develop, and bring to market strategic, proactive, data-driven storytelling
Business Intelligence Senior Manager   8041BR
CBS Corporation
San Francisco CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

consistently meet and exceed monthly,quarterly and annual sales quotas
Account Executive – Alice Radio   8148BR
CBS Corporation
San Francisco CA
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be the content lead for BNET video and produce 2-3 episodes monthly of “Your MoneyWatch”, a TV news segment created for CBS MoneyWatch.com
Senior Producer, Manager   7503BR
CBS Corporation
San Francisco CA
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responsible for building and maintaining territory ad revenue and exceeding goals through creative and strategic selling
Sr Account Executive   7886BR
CBS Corporation
San Francisco CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

drive reports (requirements, creation, presentation) for use throughout the CBSi organization from tactical data feeds used to optimize page revenue, to high-level dashboards viewed by top execs
Senior Manager Business Intelligence   7123BR
CBS Corporation
San Francisco CA
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~ RECAP: THIS WEEK’S CYNOPSIS CLASSIFIEDS & INTERNSHIPS ~

JOB OPENING: SALES EXECUTIVE/NY-Warner Bros. TV Group Digital: Drives revenue, strong presentation skills.3 yrs min digital ad sales experience (mobile and cross platform preferred) http://bit.ly/hDTTOw (4/16)

JOB OPENING: SHOWRUNNER /NYC: Needed for home construction show. Must have recent, extensive construction show experience as EP or Showrunner. Please send resume to newjobsreality@gmail.com (4/16)

JOB OPENING: SR MGR, DIG. MEDIA/Showtime/NYC: Daily mngmnt of Smithsonian Channel’s digital platforms & digital mktg activities. 5-7 yrs of dig.mktg exp. Apply: http://posttrak.arbita.net/cgi-bin/PostTrak.cgi?RefCode=R6477302709651 (4/16)

JOB OPENING: Licensing Coordinator/NYC: Kids Ed TV co. seeks college grad w/strong verbal & written comm skills/organiz’l & computer skills/high initiative Fax cover letter/resume to 212-764-7275 (4/16)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR RECRUITER/ MTV Networks/NYC: 5+yrs Corp Recruiting in High Vol Env. exp w/in Ent/Media, Lead in devlp Strategies to Identify Top creative Talent EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (4/15)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR DIGITAL RESEARCH ANALYST TEMP/CHELSEA NY: Provide top line and detailed analyses covering online properties and competitors. Omniture experience a must. Reply to oxygenmediajobs@gmail.com (4/15)

JOB OPENING: DIR RESEARCH/ Discovery/MD: Functions as primary network POC; fulfill needs for consumer-based &marketplace info; 7yrs+ mrktg rsrch firm or major corp exp; media exp preferred . www.discovery.com #3589 (4/14)

JOB OPENING: SALES COORD/TV Guide Mag/NY: Assist clients w/requests on sales orders/strong multitasking/prospect new leads through database. MS Office and Media or Ad agency exp pref. Res/salary reqs: resume@tvguidemagazine.com (4/14)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/ABC/NY: Analysis nat’l Prime Nielsen ratings data, estimates, Strong Galaxy/NPower/Excel/PowerPoint Apply: www.disneyabcjobs.com Req#286793/ rekha.kurikoti@abc.com (4/14)

JOB OPENING: VP, NAT’L SALES/ION/Chicago: 8-10 yrs TV sales mgt, Deg, exp w/network sales, budgets,, must have established client base . MS Office. EOE Full Ad http://www.ionmedianetworks.com/page.php?p=careers&job=1280 (4/13)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR WRITER-PRODUCER-EDITOR/ABC FAMILY/BURBANK: min 5 yrs exp write/produce spots for TV. Strong Creative Leader to direct and produce integrated marketing and on-air creative. disneycareers.com REQ 289191 (4/12)

JOB OPENING: HEAD OF PRODUCTION/NYC: EIC-type with experience running a large prod co. Smart, proven track record, jack of all trades. Can you amaze us? East Coast. Resume in confidence: amazeheadprod@gmail.com (4/12)

JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC COORD/RLTV Balto: Use brdcst media sftwr to mng prgrmng sched, commercial inventory & traffic instructions; coord/create/edit & reconcile RLTV logs; monthly billing; 3+ yrs exp, OSI exp pref’d; Res: llevie@rl.tv (4/12)

JOB OPENING: ART DIRECTOR, LIVE AUCTION OFF-PROPERTY DESIGN/Nickelodeon/NYC 7+ yrs design/production exp. Excell in typography, layout, design. Prof in illustrator, Photoshop InDesign EOE/M/F/D/AAP.Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (4/12)

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free , and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at trish@cynopsis.com.

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: NON-FICTION TV INTERNSHIP/Atlas MediaCorp/NYC: Jr/Sr undergrad or grad student. Ideal opp to learn about bus. of commercial TV prod. 2-3 days/wk. Post/ Pre prod exp. Res/cvr letter/info: internships@atlasmediacorp.com (4/13)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Entertainment firm/NYC: 15-25 hrs wkly. Fluent read/write Chinese reqd. Fluent read/write English reqd. Apply: careers@yod.com (put “Internship” in subject) (4/13)

~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Don Williams appointed GM of Bright House Networks Indiana where he will provide overall supervision of the company in the Indiana region. Don will oversee all administrative, operational, financial, marketing and technical activities.  He will report to Karen Broach, Regional VP, Bright House Networks.

Former Senior Editor of VH1.com, Rich Juzwiak hired by TVGuide.com as its new Senior Editor.  Rich will report to Mickey O’Connor, Managing Editor.

Effective immediately, Christian Filli hired as VP/Strategic Planning at Hispanic agency LatinWorks where he is charged with growing the agency’s team of strategists.  Christian reports to Sergio Alcocer, President/CCO.

Turner Sports brings on Tom Caraccioli in the role as PR Manager for its Public Relations team.  Tom will work with the implementation of communications strategies and efforts for the public relations unit, key properties and talent among other duties.  Tom will report to Jeff Pomeroy, Senior Director/Public Relations, Turner Sports.

Showtime Networks Inc. tapped Don Buckley as SVP/Digital Services to manage the company’s Digital Media Group as well as the daily operations pertaining to broadband, mobile and interactive television (ITV) efforts.  Don reports to Len Fogge, EVP/Creative, Marketing, Research and Digital Media.

Peter Bale added as VP/GM of CNN International Digital to head the editorial and commercial activities of CNN Digital outside the US.  Peter begins his new position later this spring based in London and reporting to KC Estenson, SVP/GM of CNN Digital.

Tribune Broadcasting’s New York CW affiliate, PIX11 promoted Ted Kramer to LSM up from AE, effective immediately.  Ted will continue to report to Adam Shapiro, GSM. 

Two staffing additions for NBCUniversal:

  • Valari Dobson Staab joins as President/NBC Local Media group. Previously working at ABC Owned Television Stations as President/GM of KGO-TV in San Francisco since 2002.  In her new role, Valari will head NBC’s ten O&Os including their local online extensions and digital out-of-home division.  Valari officially joins NBCU in June.
  • John Wallace upped to President/NBCUniversal Media Works, effective immediately.  In his new position, John will spearhead the company’s technology and studio operations as well as information technology, digital projects and services, sourcing, environmental health and safety and crisis management among other duties.  John succeeds John Eck in this position who is departing NBCUniversal and will report to Pat Fili-Krushel, EVP, NBCUniversal. 

David Shackley moves into the position of CMO at Discovery Channel with his scope of duties involving marketing and advertising outreach efforts for the network.  David will focus on developing creative and media strategies as well as accomplishing advertising and promotional investments with digital, communications and commerce opportunities.  David will report to Clark Bunting, President/GM, Discovery Channel.  Before this new appointment, David was SVP of Discovery’s creative department.

Veteran chief executive, Elmer Baldwin becomes President/CEO of Internet Broadcasting.  Elmer takes over the role vacated the middle of last year following David Lebow’s departure.

Current Media named Kent Rees as EVP/Marketing.  Previously holding a marketing position at IFC TV and writing/producer roles at ABC, NBC and VH1, Kent will be based at Current Media’s New York offices, reporting to Mark Rosenthal, CEO.

Laura Valan elevated to EVP/Finance and Administration with Warner Bros. Television Group.  Laura will have supervision over all financial and administrative operations for the television group and its associated businesses.  Furthermore, Laura will manage finance for Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and will work closely with the financial, administrative and operational executives within the WBTVG properties and those on a corporate level. 

MTV tagged Nic Harcourt to become the network’s first Music Supervisor in Residence. Nic will work with Joe Cuello, SVP/Creative Music Integration for MTC and will offer his expertise to specific MTV shows during the next year.  Nic will also become a Creative Consultant for the new Hype Music, a hybrid music production and licensing partnership between MTV and Extreme Music. 

Dave Rosner promoted to EVP/Director Innovations with Initiative.  In his new position, Dave will lead a unit concentrating on marketing campaigns designed to meet and exceed a client’s business goals utilizing the latest cultural trends, media platforms and/or technologies.  Additionally, Tiffany Wagner upped to VP/Innovations East where she will continue to head Innovations for the Bayer Pharma account and will work in tandem with Dave Rosner.

Tony Cochi named EVP/Distribution and Digital Media with MUSL TV.  Tony’s appointment is effective immediately.

NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution tapped Roy Restivo as VP/Programming Research and Sales Strategy.  In this newly-minted role, Roy will be involved with identifying, analyzing and recommending new business opportunities with syndication station sales.  He will also work with senior management in the development of future strategic goals for various programs including Access Hollywood, The Jerry Springer Show, Maury and more.  Roy will be based in Los Angeles where he will also continue to manage national and local market sales research for the West Coast for the company’s first-run and off-network shows among other duties.

ComStar Media named Scott Miller as VP/Programming.  Previously Scott served as VP/Program Acquisitions.

Lines Licensing Manager for the UK.  Victoria will work with licensees, agents and retailers to increase revenue in the hard lines categories encompassing games, toys and books for Turner’s licensed properties.  She will report to Graham Saltmarsh, UK Licensing Director.

David Schonfeld joins Studios 121 as Director/Client Accounts where he is charged with increasing the network origination, satellite services, VOD and other technical areas for the company.  Based in Los Angeles, David will additionally be involved on the company’s national production accounts.

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. appointed Michael D. Armstrong as SVP/GM of BET International and Paramount Pictures Channels.  In his new position, Michael expands his current scope of duties involving BET International and now include the development of non-premium channels of Paramount Pictures in international markets.  Based in New York, Michael reports to Bob Bakish, President/CEO, VIMN.

Stephen K. Friedman elevated to President of MTV as announced by Van Toffler, President, MTV Networks Music & Logo Group.  Stephen was named GM of MTV in the fall of 2008. Stephen supervises MTV and all its extensions including MTV2, mtvU, MTV.com, MTV Hits and MTV Jams.

Starz Entertainment added former HBO executive Russell Schwartz as SVP/Business and Legal Affairs to lead the company’s business and legal affairs team for its expanding Starz Originals and television production business.  Russell will be based in Los Angeles. Most recently he was a consultant serving clients such as ABC Studios and ABC Network.

Premium music video and entertainment service, VEVO selected Stephanie Fried for the newly-created position of VP/Research Insights and Analytics.  Stephanie will oversee such areas as advertising effectiveness and optimization research and consumer research and analytics across all platforms such as online, mobile and connected devices.  She will report to Welby Chen, VP/Client Services and Yield Management.

Jennifer London hired by HDNet as a full-time Correspondent for HDNet World Report, the network’s news program.  Jennifer previously contributed to HDNet World Report as a freelancer reporting on a variety of topics.  Jennifer has also served as a national correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC.

Virtual Greats, a virtual goods and sales distribution agency promoted three to top management roles: Megan Bycel upped to VP/Production Management in the company’s Los Angeles office; Brett Orlanski to VP/Business Development based in San Francisco; and Lilia Madden elevated to Product Manager also located in Los Angeles.

Brett Gerber hired by Continental Television Sales, a unit of Katz Television Group as Sales Manager in Chicago.

Aleck Schleider added at TidalTV in the newly-created role as VP/New Product Development, effective immediately. Aleck’s scope of duties will encompass platform extension, targeting and ROI reporting, brand engagement reporting, mobile audience data and cross-media solutions.  He reports to Kevin Haley, Chief Scientist.  Aleck joins from Forbes Media where he served as VP/Digital Advertising Products.

LONGBOARD Marketing hired Robert Williams as VP in charge of new business development in addition to the daily oversight of the company’s 2011 Pro Football Legends Tour benefiting Gridiron Greats.

Ivan Gottesfeld named VP/Broadcasting with the National Hockey League where he will offer strategic management of national and regional broadcast partnerships.  Ivan will also head the game presentation of the NHL’s 30 member clubs, League-controlled events and manage the quality and consistency of the NHL’s marketing including the in-arena experience.  He will report to Charles Coplin, EVP/Content of the NHL. 

Later — John
 John Cox for Cynopsis: Classified Advantage
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04.05.11

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