Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Cynopsis: Classified

Advantage

04/26/11

Good morning – it’s Tuesday, April 26, 2011, and this is your weekly issue of Cyn opsis: Classified Advantage! 

It’s The Little Things That Can Make A Big Difference.

In past editions, I have covered many strategies concerning the interview.  This week, I’m going to write about the small things, the things that people often forget. 

One of the few things you have complete control over is what you wear.  Make it good.

Make sure you know how to pronounce the name of the person you’re meeting and the receptionist.  Thank the receptionist, by name, on the way out.

Mind set: What can I do for you and your company…

Understand what you can specifically bring to the company, and sell it.

Understand what makes you unique, and make sure you communicate it clearly to the interviewer.

Know the mission statements of both your past and prospective employer.  If not asked, you can reword and work their philosophy into yours.

If asked, accept water.  It gives you something to do with your hands, and if you need time to think, take a sip.

Ask for the interviewer’s business card.  After leaving the office, check to make sure all contact info is on the card, if not, ask the receptionist for the address so you can send a thank you letter.

Don’t try to fake it, ask for clarification if you don’t understand something.

Ask about why the last person left, but if the interviewer side steps the question, leave it alone.

Be patient in answering your questions, it’s better to be smart than fast.

Are you nervous? No, I’m excited.

Blog, blog, blog.  This is your portfolio.

Exercise before hand or whatever makes you calm.

Though difficult to decipher, understand the hiring manager may not be looking for the most qualified, but the best fit.  Sometimes they are not the same thing.  Use this knowledge to your advantage.

Without the use of pom poms, make sure the interviewer knows you’re enthused about this opportunity.

If you are unemployed and the interviewer asks why, tell them in an honest and brief manner.  Do not over explain.

Talk with passion, or lose the job.

Don’t forget to smile.  Nervous people often don’t smile, a smile may make you stand out.

Finish the interview with three good reasons why you should be hired, and thank the interviewer for their time.

Next Issue: Bad Advice

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 ~
How to Write Your Resume
by Michael Pollock

“There is no story without a listener.”  So says filmmaker, storyteller and MBA David Sauvage.  He told me there are two ways people write the story that is their resume or business plan.

“In the first they think: What material do I have and how can I assemble it and say the things that I think are important? Then they assemble that material prioritizing the things they think are important and hand them off to the person they want to read it: who says huh, ok, and just maybe: tell me more.  The truth is nobody actually cares who you are or what you’re trying to say.”

But according to Sauvage, the good storyteller approaches it immediately from the perspective and emotions of the person listening to the story.  “They say to themselves: If I’m the listener  what is going to engage me the most?  The question should not be: what is this resume and what are the important facts about it? That’s the wrong place to start from. The question should be: how can I get somebody excited about this resume?”

Even though you might not have met your listener, you still need to have one in mind, “otherwise your unconscious is assembling some kind of arbitrary audience derived from your insecurities,” says Sauvage.  “When I read incoming communications from people I often have to ask myself: Who do they think I am and what is it they want me to feel?  Then I end up having to do their work for them.  Who wants to work with somebody when you’re already doing their work?  That’s already your nightmare.”

It is critical to have your listener in mind when picking the elements of your story.  “People tend to report things according to the amount of emotional charge they have.  If you have slogged through some enormously difficult project and managed to pull it off at the wire, then that’s going to occupy a large stake on your resume irrespective of the experience of the reader.  It could be that the thing you did in 5 minutes, putting together some deal that to you was super-easy, is actually the single most impressive thing you’ve ever done from the listener’s point of view. “

So his advice: “Stop looking at it from your own small prism and look at it from the point of view of the other person.  All of a sudden things will open up.  Things will get easier.”

Michael Pollock is President of Pollock Spark ( www.pollockspark.com  ). He is an Executive Coach and Consultant to Creative and Media professionals.  He works with people in film, TV, journalism, advertising, design, marketing, music and the Internet, bringing them the experience, techniques and inspiration to take their businesses and careers to new levels of success.

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 Michael Pollock

Supposing, and I am, that most applicants are following the general advice given by the Cynopsis crew on resume writing. Profile rather than objective, bullet points, etc. If most people are doing this, how can I make my resume stand out if my experience is fairly average for my industry?

Internalize all the advice you are given, then put it aside it and create your very own resume that paints a strong picture of a unique candidate.  This means not just a list of the skill sets indicated in the job spec and which many candidates will tend to parrot.  The first paragraph must compel the hirer to HAVE to keep on reading  it has to distinguish you powerfully from all other applicants  and I am not averse to adding your own style to bring life to your “average” experience.

So if your specific career highlights are not strong enough (though surely there must be some success that only you could claim) you might describe some powerful work habit that will add strength to your pitch. I recently saw great results from a resume opener that was bursting with colloquial enthusiasm, energy and personality.  It broke through the boring usual and hirers responded. 

But don’t forget that the written resume is just one component of your campaign to get hired.  Advocates within the organization can also be most valuable and you should put a lot of energy into finding one to speak up for you.  Their passion for your cause can get your resume pulled out of the pack. 

Cover Letters are still a bit of a mystery to me. Is there any way you can provide a schematic as to what I should be trying to accomplish with each paragraph I write?

Assuming you have had no prior communication, then the first sentence should indicate why you are writing:  e.g. I’m applying for the Project Manager position and my resume is attached.  The second sentence should say why the reader should give a damn: e.g. I have achieved such and such specific exciting and relevant triumphs at this impressive and relevant company.  The third sentence should indicate something else that you offer or have achieved that no one else can say.  The fourth should say that you are looking forward to hearing back from them and will be available for interview at the drop of a hat.

Well that is the general idea: Why are you writing, and why should they care about you above all others. Keep it short and strong  note that I used the word “sentence” to answer your question about “paragraphs.”  Don’t get hung up on that, but do keep it concise  imagine they are reading it on a Blackberry.  The cover letter is the trailer that gets them to want to read the resume.

Michael Pollock is President of Pollock Spark ( www.pollockspark.com   ). He is an Executive Coach and Consultant to Creative and Media professionals.

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Senior Search Manager   9075
Razorfish
Philadelphia PA

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play a lead role in identifying and developing security programs to protect the most valuable assets of the NFL, League-wide
Director of Strategic Security Programs
NFL Corporate
NYC NY
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act as the first point of contact for digital media syndication partners
Content Manager – Digital Media
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

responsible for working with the EVP of Network Distribution and the Affiliate Sales and Marketing department to develop a comprehensive distribution strategy and to drive success in renewal and new deals
VP Distribution & Legal Affairs
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

assist the Senior Research Director and research managers/senior analyst in day to day requests and standard reporting used by senior channel team and ad sales executives
Research Analyst
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

builds strategic, digital media plans that support digital sales with minimal notice
Digital Media Planner   FNG0000385
Fox Careers
NYC NY
http://www.foxcareers.com /

write and produce for the digital platforms (the Web, mobile, etc)
Comedy Central, Editorial Producer
MTV Networks
NYC NY
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Manage various creative assignments from project inception to delivery
Manager, On-Air Promotion Operations
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

structure, draft and negotiate contest and sweepstakes rules and related documents, sponsorship agreements, joint promotion agreements, indemnification agreements, services and vendor agreements
Director, Contract Management
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

advocating digital needs of individual TV series and educating and guiding TV production on effective digital content experiences
Digital Producer
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

responsible for supporting the Director of Database & Analytics with segmentation strategy and execution to support the development of CRM campaigns for internal and external business partners
Manager, CRM Campaign Execution
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

assist in financial management supporting various departments within Strategic Services for MTV Networks
Analyst
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

conduct day-to-day management of the MTV2 and MTVU Programming Department, including the supervision of program schedules and calendars
Sr. Director / Vice President, Programming Strategy
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

producing and overseeing sites throughout series and project lifecycles
Sr. Producer, MTV.com
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

lead all marketing efforts in support of mtv.com, MTV’s digital properties and MTV’s Social, SEM and SEO initiatives, including emerging media platforms and partnerships
Vice President, Digital Marketing
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

drive business and partnership opportunities across target marketing segments
Sr. Director, Integrated Marketing
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

manage all digital and multi-platform marketing to drive both on-air viewership and traffic to VH1 digital properties
Sr. Director, Multi-platform Marketing
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

lead product development and production for mtvU digital properties, taking into consideration emerging interactive technologies as they pertain to business opportunities
Sr.Director, Digital – mtvU
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

report to the Director of Pricing & Planning and work closely with the Ad Sales team to maintain operational processes and prepare sales reporting
Ad Sales Finance and Planning Manager   1662BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

work to develop on-brand creative assets and experiences as they relate to the CNBC sales process
Sr. Designer, Ad Sales Marketing  CNBC   1649BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

oversee and drive all digital business development activities for both NBCSports.com and NBCOlympics.com
Vice President, Business Development & Digital Strategies   1633BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

source, close and manage major strategic partnerships for iVillage
Vice President, Business Development   1620BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

responsible for providing structure and supporting the overall vision on projects and accounts that involve medium to large -scale interactive direct response and/or brand advertising components
Senior Producer   8872
Razorfish
NYC NY
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8872/job

responsible for providing analytical support for the Client Service Team, and will increasingly be expected to deliver data-driven strategic marketing insights to the client
Consultant   9080
Razorfish
NYC NY
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9080/job

acquiring and developing long-term relationships with strategic clients
Senior Account Director, Client Engagement   8510
Razorfish
NYC NY
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8510/job

provide leadership and direction within a digital transition already underway guiding the group from tape-based work-flows to file-based work-flows
HBO Director of Media Fulfillment   123499BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for identifying, recommending and executing external partnerships with leading digital consumer brands in an effort to expand the footprint of HBO/MAX GO
HBO Digital DND Manager   123979BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

generate creative solutions to drive more visitors, increase frequency and engagement with both sites
Marketing Manager, Digital Audience Development   123947BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for developing and implementing the on-air “vision” for the program as well as the execution of daily program production
Director, CNN Technical Operations   123916BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

make sales calls, train and offer guidelines regarding pricing and packaging of CBSNewYork.com
Digital Sales Manager   8182BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

management of the ideation and strategic development of marketing programs and initiatives built around comprehensive knowledge of the wireless and tablet categories
Product Marketing Manager (Wireless Category)   7396BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

manage multiple mobile projects from creation through launch
Director, Mobile News & Business   7044BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

uncover current reporting inefficiencies and improve upon them
Senior Analyst
Organic
London England
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4679

takes ownership of functional issues by identifying underlying problems, analyzing potential solutions and implementing system resolutions, including workarounds
Systems Interface Analyst   INT00003S
Fox Careers
London England
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maximize the value of NBCU’s market leading content (TV and Film) across digital platforms such as computers, set top boxes, game consoles, internet connected TVs and more
VP, Digital Distribution Business Development   1342BR
NBC Universal
Englewood Cliffs NJ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

transfer of film and tape to tape projects,
creative ability to collaborate on projects with internal and outside clients
Sr. Colorist
NFL Corporate
Mount Laurel NJ
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responsible for establishing the specific editorial direction and implementing the creative vision and voice across all initiatives on the [network] Web site/s under the direction of the VP, Interactive Programming
EP & Site Director – TLC   3855
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3855/job

create the monthly management and reporting decks for senior management
Senior Financial Analyst   3858
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3858/job

responsible for working with the Director of Marketing to manage all marketing campaigns related to Discovery’s digital properties
Digital Media Marketing Manager   3856
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3856/job

responsible for developing and executing creative marketing content across all businesses based on client needs and requests
SVP – Discovery Creative Resources   3828
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
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proactively drive broad-based prospecting strategies, manage business development activities, support client negotiations and bringing deals to closure, working collaboratively with the Corporate Partnerships leadership and development teams
Sales Manager-Corporate Ed Partnerships   3820
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
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oversee the strategic development and execution of key market initiatives including partner-sponsored immersive teacher and student professional learning programs school events, assemblies, virtual seminars, webinars, educator events; and curriculum integration
Dir-Educ Outreach & Curriculum Integr.   3775
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
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create effective, innovative, aesthetically pleasing and functional visual designs that support the business objectives for CNN Digital across all its platforms
Senior Designer   123946BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

defines, implements, and maintains information security and risk practices, measures, and technologies to ensure appropriate protection of Cox Communications data
Sr. Information Risk Analyst   36720
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

develop the 1-year, 3-year and 5-year product, mobile applications, UI and device roadmaps for wireless
Executive Director, Product Development – Wireless   36722
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
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responsible for managing the enhancement and maintenance of the company’s suite of enterprise business applications
Manager of Enterprise Applications Development   36721
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

responsible for all aspects of test planning on a project; includes testing strategy, planning, defining, data management and defect management
Wireless Sr. QA Specialist Position   36718
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

provides strategic direction for infrastructure, applications and systems design and development as well as maintenance of technologies used to support Cox services and operations
Executive Director, Software Development & Integration   36730
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

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

provides operational and support services to the entire sales organization
Mgr, Sales Operations   36570
Cox Careers
New Orleans LA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

assist Director of Finance in all bookkeeping and accounting matters
Finance Manager
plum tv
Miami Beach FL
http://www.plumtv.com/jobs.html

act as a first rate ambassador to the Plum brand and mission at meetings, events and in the community
Sales Account Exec  
plum tv
Miami Beach FL
http://www.plumtv.com/jobs.html

create and maintain schedules for assigned network(s)
Program Planner   3844
Discovery Communications
Miami FL
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3844/job

management and development of local Account Managers within the Sales Department
Sales Manager   974BR
NBC Universal
Miramar FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

responsible for sales and servicing of outdoor advertising inventory to new and existing clients in their respective markets
Sr. Account Executive   8039BR
CBS Corporation
Pompano Beach FL
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

responsible for all public relations activity related to the networks’ key constituents including viewers, media, team partners, and distributors
Manager, Media Relations   FOX0000BO
Fox Careers
Sunrise, FL
http://www.foxcareers.com /

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

develops and executes sales promotions
Sales Marketing Manager   8279BR
CBS Corporation
Southfield MI
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

prospects and develops working relationships in the ad buying community
Account Executive   FNG0000395
Fox Careers
Milwaukee, WI
http://www.foxcareers.com /

develop and execute Vibes’ marketing communications strategy and programs to secure and maintain position as the most recognizable and highly regarded mobile CRM provider in the industry
Director of Marketing Communications
vibe
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/careers

own marketing strategy and execution to secure and maintain position as the most recognizable and highly regarded mobile CRM provider in the industry
VP of Marketing
vibe
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/careers

driven sales person, capable of 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 revenue goals which include,
developing existing business as well as developing new business
Digital Account Executive   898BR
NBC Universal
Chicago IL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

implement analytic work plans and/or proposals under the guidance of consultants
Senior Analyst CIG   9070
Razorfish
Chicago IL
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9070/job

prospect new mobile business and help grow existing client base
Account Executive – CNN Mobile   123920BR
Turner Broadcasting
Chicago IL
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for national sales for the Phoenix and Las Vegas markets
National Sales Manager   8052BR
CBS Corporation
Phoenix AZ
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

manage the Demand and Supply Planning team members, including setting group and employee goals
Manager, Planning – Supply Chain   36727
Cox Careers
Phoenix AZ
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

produce monthly and quarterly reports for headcount, turnover, diversity, and compensation for Razorfish and Digitas
Human Resources Analyst   9095
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9095/job

develop and maintain relationships with the west coast Production Community and independent producers
VP – Production   3783
Discovery Communications
Los Angeles CA
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3783/job

responsible for leading deal negotiations and the drafting/review/negotiation of a wide variety of agreements for lead and supporting talent
VP – Business & Legal Affairs-Talent   3753
Discovery Communications
Los Angeles CA
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3753/job

manage and coordinate all media related projects for the software engineering group
Executive Dir, Prod & Post Prd   FNG0000204
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

contribute to the development and implementation of integrated ad sales marketing strategies for customers across the mun2 and its multi-platform
initiatives
Manager, Integrated Sales Marketing-mun2    1389BR
NBC Universal
Los Angeles CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

establish, implement and measure the effectiveness of Mobile program initiatives to drive awareness and adoption for CBS Mobile products and services
Associate Mobile Marketing Mgr   8133BR
CBS Corporation
Los Angeles CA
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

conceptualizing, writing and producing cutting edge station promos and commercials for LA’s new 97.1 AMP RADIO
Production Director   8230BR
CBS Corporation
Los Angeles CA
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

support the development of robust communication plans and messaging for assigned projects/initiatives
Organization Development Analyst   123667BR
Turner Broadcasting
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for supervising the development of all new unscripted drama series programming for TNT
VP, Unscripted Development   123913BR
Turner Broadcasting
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for identifying, scoping, prioritizing, and executing new digital initiatives for the Content Management organization
Dir, Content Mgmt Digital Initiatives   604BR 
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

work on business process improvement and strategic initiatives to transform business practices within NBC Universal
Sr. Analyst Internal Consultant   1595BR
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

support the analysis and development of the financial information required to successfully support the Product teams
Sr. Financial Analyst   297090
The Walt Disney Company
North Hollywood, CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

responsible for the conception and production of high quality breaking news and feature stories for broadcast/publication across multiple platforms
Producer
NFL Corporate
Culver City CA
http://www.nfl.com/careers/internships

responsible for the audio and video operations of subscription products and events on NFL.com and ensuring all products are built and operated to specification
Product Operations Manager
NFL Corporate
Culver City CA
http://www.nfl.com/careers/internships

ensures accuracy of entire studio production shows or large parts of the shows
Researcher
NFL Corporate
Culver City CA
http://www.nfl.com/careers/internships

promotes, sells, and retains commercial business solutions for voice, data and video
Account Executive – Cox Business   36288
Cox Careers
San Diego CA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

Project leader, big thinker, doer, champion for mobile gaming and mobile culture
Editor   NDM0000148
Fox Careers
San Francisco CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

responsible for managing the day-to-day partner relationships and sales processes to guarantee your Sales team hits its revenue goals
Digital Account Manager, CNBC.com   1372BR
NBC Universal
San Francisco CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

responsible for the successful delivery of large-scale client engagements and/or multiple smaller engagements for a single client
Account Manager
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4852

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 executing solid designs that speak to the creative and art direction provided
Senior Designer
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4851

responsible for all human resources related activities for our highly collaborative global, fast-paced, progressive, multi-location company
VP, Human Resources
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4462

work collaboratively; sketch, prototype, design, concept, and wireframe together with developers, designers, writers, and analysts
Senior Experience Designer   8983
Razorfish
San Francisco CA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8983/job

develops and implements interactive designs according to established creative and art direction
Senior Designer   9089
Razorfish
San Francisco CA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9089/job


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JOB OPENING: MGR DIG P & INV/New York: Maximize Dig Ad Sales revenue thru pricing, inventory mgmnt & yield optimization across all properties https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=96860 (4/30)

JOB OPENING: DIR, DIGITAL RSRCH/AETN/NY:Direct Dig Rsch initiatives for AETN Strategic Insights. Expert online quant rsch; knwlg of comScore, Nielsen Online, Omniture prefd. 8+ yrs exp, pref Ad Sales. www.aetn.com/careers.html (4/30)

JOB OPENING: EDITORIAL WEB PRODUCER/TV Land/NYC: TV Land Digital (tvland.com) has an amaz opportunity for a digital producer (5+yrs) w/ writing, social media & video production exp. EOE/M/F/D/AAP Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (4/29)

JOB OPENING: VICE PRESIDENT, FP&A /Crown Media Networks/LA: 5+ yrs Financial Planning and Analysis exp in Media/Entertainment. See full posting and apply @ www.hallmarkchannel.com (4/29)

JOB OPENING: SALES ADMINISTRATOR/New York: Sales project work. Database management. Spanish Language. 1-3 years TV Program sales experience. https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=96171 (4/29)

JOB OPENING: PROG. RESEARCH MGR/Nickelodeon/NYC: 4+ yrs TV ratings research; expertise Nielsen (Startrak, Npower, Aud Watch), Deep knwlg TV ind, ratings, media math. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (4/29)

JOB OPENING:  RESEARCH ANALYS, T/ESPN/CT: Resp for reporting, tracking, forecasting national & local data for ESPN Deportes. Proficiency in MS Office/Nielsen data preferred. Apply: espncareers .com / heather.m.coghill@espn.com (4/29)

JOB OPENING: PUBLICIST, ACCT SPRVSR/DKC/NYC: Exp’d Sr level for Sports/Ent Group. 5+yrs est PR exp w/specific. knwlg of kids, family and licensed properties space. General video game industry knwldg a + michael_smith@dkcnews.com (4/28)

JOB OPENING: SR. DIR OF TRAFF/TV One/NYC: operational logistics & train, eval & supp sales operation, devlop strategies/process, manage inventory, Ad Sales/Sales exp required, Broadway exp a+; Sal DOE Visit: www.tvoneonline.com (4/28)

JOB OPENING: FT/PRGRM HOST/QVC/W CHESTER PA: Background in hosting TV, internet brdcsts, radio or live events. Energetic /upbeat a must & passion/drive for sales. Res/photo/previous links to on air work: QVChostcasting@gmail.com (4/28)

JOB OPENING: VP, DIG.RSRCH/A&E TV/NY: Manage all digital research for the AETN portfolio inc primary & quantitative. 10+ yrs in digital research.Apply: www.aetn.com/careers.html (4/28)

JOB OPENING:  MANAGER, RETAIL DEVELOPMENT/Nickelodeon/NYC: 3+yrs exp in retail sales/development, promo mktg or buying. Execute successful promo opps at retail. Strng analytical skills EOE/M/F/D/AAP.Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (4/27)

JOB OPENING:  WRITER, NICK CREATIVE RESOURCES/Nickelodeon/NYC: 4+yrs exp writing ad campaign concepts. Strong knowledge of relation b/w script & visual. Knowledge of pop-culture EOE/M/F/D/AAP.Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (4/27)

JOB OPENING:  SR. DIR, DIGITAL CONTENT/ PBS Kids Sprout/PHL PA: Mng dvlpmnt/exec of dig. content for Sprout, incl content for preschoolers & their families. Mng website (SproutOnline.com) Reply: jason_harmon@cable.comcast.com (4/27)

JOB OPENING:  PARALEGAL/CONTRACTS ADMNSTR/Atty’s On-Site Rep @ TV Prog/HLWD: Orgnzd/exp’d indv’l who can work under pressure w/ grt people skills! 4 days/wk, 27 of 30 wks, starts May. Resume/Stmnt of Int/Sal Req larlaw1020@aol.com (4/27)

JOB OPENING:  EXEC DIR, OPS/ABCNews/NY: Oversee all tech ops associated with ABC News bureaus. Oversee all field ENG, logistics, bureau technical personnel, & the News Acquisition Center. Apply @ disneycareers.com ID# 293025 (4/27)

JOB OPENING:  SR MGR DIGITAL SALES OPS/ABC Fam/NY: Manage dig acc mgmt team & responsible for digital campaign execution, full campaign delivery, deal optimization, & client communication. Apply @ disneycareers.com ID# 294583 (4/27)
 
JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT MGR/BLUE SKY AGENCY/ATLANTA: Hiring talented acct mgr to grow/manage cable biz. 3-5+ yrs exp, superb project mngmnt/communication skills and exp working on/in cable industry. Send res: aimee@blueskyagency.com (4/26)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, REVENUE PLANNING/ABC FAM/NY: Works with team to compile & distribute important ad sales revenue data. Primary functions are financial reporting / forecasting. Apply @ Disneycareers.com ID# 294638. http://ad.doubleclick.net/clk;232289579;60595525;x? (4/26)

JOB OPENING: DIR, PRGRM PLAN’G & ACQUISITIONS/TBS, Inc/ATL: 4yr Degree req’d. 2+ yrs buying and selling in TV ind. Exp at studios, cable ntwrks, or cable sales as an AE desired. Exc presentation skills. Apply http://bit.ly/gZIsfl (4/26)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR DIRECTOR, DIGITAL MARKETING/Nickelodeon/NYC: 8+yrs MKTG focus on digital, thorough knowledge of online mktg including Social media, CRM, traffic driving, SEO, SEM. EOE/M/F/D/AAP.Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (4/26)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, DIGITAL CREATIVE ADVERTISING Movies & Video Games/Nickelodeon/NYC: 7+yrs exp in studio, agency or entertain field. Present at high-level clients/agency mtgs. EOE/M/F/D/AAP.Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (4/26)

JOB OPENING: MGR, MKTG/MARVEL ANIMATION/LA: Support mtkg animation dept: interfacing w/ licensees & promotional partners, comm w/ brdcst & home video partners, handling internal brand approval processe. Res: tmcandrew@marvel.com (4/26)

JOB OPENING: ACCT MGR/ChaCha/NYC: Resp 4 mgt and exec of campaigns. Own sls process/invtry/rsrch/supt/client intrctn – 3-5 yrs exp w/online or mobile/gr8 cust svc skills/fast pace/team envmt.Snd Rsme human.resources@chacha.com (4/26)

JOB OPENING: MARKETING DIRECTOR/FOOD NETWORK & COOKING CH/NY: Resp for marketing of Networks’ brand, talent & prgrmng priorities as a means to drive revenue & ratings. 6-8 yrs ent and/or mktg exp req. www.scrippsnetworks.com #2004 (4/26)

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~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

FOX’s Kevin Reilly, President/Entertainment announced a restructure of its casting department:

  • Marcia Shulman relocates to New York to become an exclusive Casting Consultant to FOX where she will continue to direct the network on key casting decisions and will now be involved in talent discovery within and outside the US.
  • Bob Huber relayed his decision to retire after more than 30 years involved in casting.
  • Tess Sanchez elevated to SVP/Casting to succeed Marcia Shulman in overseeing FOX’s casting department beginning June 1.  Tess will report to Kevin Reilly and supervise the network’s bi-coastal team in charge of casting for the network’s current series and projects in development.
  • As part of her role, Tess Sanchez will hire new staff members for FOX’s casting team in the coming months.  Her first new addition is Seth Yanklewitz as VP/Casting, reporting to Tess.  Furthermore, Clint Alexander promoted to Director/Casting working with Marcia Shulman in New York.

Laine Drewery hired by Proper Television as Executive Producer, effective immediately.  Laine will concentrate on the company’s increasing specialty factual programming roster, working with broadcasters and hiring production teams.

Jonathan D. Sumber added at Hearst Television as Director/Digital Sales joining from Media Networks, Inc., a unit of Time Inc.  Jonathan will be based at Hearst’s New York City headquarters.

Effective immediately, Ellen Davis named Creative Director at SmashPoint Creative Works where she will manage all On-Air Promotions for NBC Universal’s Maury, The Jerry Springer Show and The Steve Wilkos Show.  Previously, Ellen worked as a freelance Promotion Director at Fox News and Verizon FiOS 1 News. 

SapientNitro, part of Sapient took on three new executives, Gary Holme, Trevor Schoenfeld and Elliott Smith as Creative Directors for its Toronto office.  The trio are added to the company’s leadership team under Brad Simms, Regional Head in Toronto and will lead traditional creative and digital strategy for specific Canadian market clients and beyond such as Chrysler, Coca-Cola and Target.com.

Allison Bennett appointed Director/Corporate Communications and Media Relations for Crown Media Networks, the recently established unit encompassing Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel under parent company Crown Media Holdings, Inc.  Allison is based in New York City, reporting to Annie Howell, SVP/Communications and Media Relations.  In her new position, Allison works in tandem with Annie Howell to create and implement strategic corporate communications and media relations efforts involved with the company’s positioning in a variety of areas such as business development, distribution growth, public affairs initiatives, ratings results news and brand messaging.  Allison will additionally head internal communications.

Tribune Broadcasting tapped Larry Delia as VP/GM of its television stations WXIN-TV and WTTV-TV in Indianapolis, effective immediately.  Larry has served as VP/GM of WPMT-TV in Harrisburg, PA since summer of 2008 and prior to that as VP/GM of Tribune’s duopoly in New Orleans at WGNO-TV/WNOL-TV from 2002 to 2008.

David Brown upped to EVP/GM with Meredith Integrated Marketing. His new role expands David’s supervision of Meredith Integrated Marketing’s Content and Customer Relationship Marketing (CRM) business in addition to managing Directive, the company’s database analytics agency.  David has been with Meredith Integrated Marketing since 2005.

Univision Communications Inc. welcomes Eric W. Conrad as VP/Programming for Univision Deportes.  Eric will manage sports programming, acquisitions and content creation across all of the company’s platforms.  Based in New York, Eric reports to Alexander “Sandy” Brown, President/Sports at Univision Communications Inc.  Before this appointment, Eric served as Senior Director/Programming and Acquisitions for ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

Chiqui Cartagena named VP/Corporate Marketing with Univision Communications Inc. In her new position, Chiqui will head the development and execution of corporate marketing efforts.  Based in New York, Chiqui will report to Ruth Gaviria, SVP/Corporate Marketing. 

NBCUniversal elevated Salil Mehta to the newly-minted role of COO/CFO of NBCUniversal’s Entertainment and Digital Networks and Integrated Media unit (E&DN/IM).  Previously, Salil was President/Business Operations, Strategy and Development for NBCU.  Now in his new role, Salil will supervise all daily operations, finance, legal and business affairs, business development and strategic planning for E&DN/IM’s roster of assets including Telemundo, mun2, Bravo Media, Oxygen Media and Style as well as the digital properties iVillage, DailyCandy, Swirl and Fandango.  Furthermore, Salil will have direct management of NBCU’s partially-owned cable networks, Sprout, ExerciseTV and TVOne.  Salil will report to Lauren Zalaznick, Chairman of E&DN/IM.

MTV promoted Jackie French to SVP/Series Development up from VP/MTV Series Production.  Jackie will continue to manage creative development and production on numerous series for the network including The Real World. In addition, Jackie is one of the Executive Producers on Jersey Shore.  She is based at MTV’s New York headquarters, reporting to Chris Linn, EVP/MTV Programming and Head of Production.

ABC News’ President Ben Sherwood relayed the news division added three executives to its senior leadership team:

  • Barbara Fedida returns to ABC News as of today in the role as SVP/Talent and Business. Previously, Barbara worked for many years at ABC News as a producer for Peter Jennings at World News Tonight and his documentary division.   In more recent years, Barbara was with CBS News as a talent executive.
  • Joe Ruffolo hired as SVP/ABC News Digital starting today.  Joe joins ABC News from AOL.com where he served as VP.
  • Susan Mercandetti also returns to ABC News as VP/Business Development and Partnerships beginning May 2.  Previously, Susan served as a producer for Good Morning America and Nightline.  In the last several years, Susan has had a varied career highlighted by producing long-form broadcasts and establishing a production company with Ted Koppel and also serving as a consultant to ABC News on various projects.  She also was an editor at Vanity Fair and The New Yorker as well as an editor at Miramax Books and an executive editor at Random House. 

Former Discovery Channel VP/Production, Chris Rantamaki hired by Spike TV as VP/Original Series.  At Spike TV, Chris will head the development of non-scripted series with the goal to further expand the network’s audience.  Based at Spike TV’s California offices, Chris reports to Sharon Levy, EVP/Original Series and Animation. 

Michael Burch joined Estrella TV as SVP/Sales to manage Network TV sales at the company’s New York office, reporting to Mike Reid, EVP/Sales.  During the last 12 years, Michael worked for Univision as VP/Network Sales in the Southwest Region. 

RLTV added Heather Hull as a Sales AE in the Midwest territory for the network’s affiliate sales team.  Heather will be in charge of affiliate sales, client relations and regional distribution efforts on behalf of RLTV.  Heather will report to Betsy Brightman, VP/Affiliate Sales and Distribution.

John R. Soapes appointed President/GM at WYFF-TV, the NBC affiliate in Greenville-Spartanburg-Ashville, SC owned by Hearst Television.  For the last 10 years, John has been the GSM of Hearst’s WKCF-TV in Orlando, the market’s CW affiliate.  In his new position effective May 1, John succeeds Michael J. Hayes who is now President/GM of Hearst’s WTAE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh.

Jose Rios advances to VP/Digital News Applications with FOX Television Stations (FTS), effective June 1. Jose will organize all digital news applications for FTS encompassing mobile apps.  He will also be involved directly with the stations to develop news talent and to pinpoint social media opportunities.  Jose will report to Jack Abernethy, CEO, FTS.

Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing upped Anna McKean to Publicity Manager in the Children’s Publicity Department.

South African-based Aquavision TV Productions tapped producer, director and writer Steve Eder to manage the company’s development and production functions.  Steve will work the Aquavision’s CEO Peter Lamberti and Creative Director Billi-Jean Parker to enlarge the company’s slate of hi-def and 3D productions for US markets.

Mike Beale named to the newly-minted role of Director/International Formats with ITV Studios.  Mike will direct the strategy which will guide the studio’s growth through new formats.  He will work closely with ITV Studios’ international production companies and international distribution business, ITV Studios Global Entertainment.  Prior to this appointment, Mike was VP/International Television Production at NBC Universal.

Sean Bennington takes on the new role as Director/Distribution with Crown Media Networks, the newly-formed umbrella unit encompassing Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel under parent company Crown Media Holdings Inc.  Sean will head the distribution growth of Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Channel HD, Hallmark Movie Channel SD and Hallmark Movie Channel HD within his assigned territory.  Sean will additionally oversee local advertising partnerships and national account efforts in his area.  Based at Crown Media Networks’ Studio City office, Sean reports to Lisa Barroso, VP/Distribution. 

Mnet added Julie Choi as the network’s first SVP/Programming and Development.

Jay Jay Nesheim hired by ESPN as Director/Communications, ESPN Films and Content Development.  Jay Jay will be in charge of all communications and press functions pertaining to ESPN Content Development and Films efforts involving documentaries, theatrical releases, film festivals and the ESPY Awards.  Jay Jay will be based at ESPN’s New York office.

SapientNitro, a unit of Sapient tagged David Bradfield as Director/Marketing Strategy and Analysis for the company’s social experience team. Based in Toronto, David reports to Brad Simms, the company’s North American central region manager.  Previously, David worked for Fleishman-Hillard as SVP/Senior Partner.

Karen L. Mateo is the new SVP/Communications with CBS Radio, effective immediately.  Karen will oversee all internal and external communications activities for CBS Radio including its 130 stations and digital media assets among other duties.

TidalTV adds four executives to its growing business development group:

  • Todd Bender as VP/Director of North American Business Development, reporting to Ryan Jamboretz, Chief Global Development Office. 
  • Mike Dean as Senior Director, reporting to John Rogers, VP/Publisher Services.
  • Todd Meyer as Senior Product Manager, reporting to Brad Herman, Chief Product and Media Officer.
  • Jessica Chappel as Account Manager/Publisher Services, reporting to John Rogers. 

MTV Networks elevated Catherine Whyte to VP/Series Productions and Tammy Zohar as VP/Pilot and Series Production.  Catherine has been with MTV since 2004 where she managed a variety of series, specials and other content for current and returning series including Laguna Beach, Run’s House and Life of Ryan.  Catherine is based in New York, reporting to Andy Portnoy, SVP/Series Production.  Tammy has been with MTV Series Production group for six years involved with supervising all of the pilots and presentations emanating from the East Coast in addition to serving as Executive in Charge of production on series such as Buried Life and If You Really Knew Me.  Based in New York, Tammy also reports to Andy Portnoy.

Direct response media buying agency, Media Stream Direct added eight to its staff:

  • Doug Crouthers hired as Director/New Business Development to oversee the company’s billing and revenue areas.  He will further develop and foster future relationships between the firm and marketers in addition to other industry partners.
  • Bernadette De La Fuente joins as an AE where she will supervise daily services for many of the company’s clients.  Bernadette will also be involved in a leading role with the company’s Marketing department.
  • Dale Lepkofker becomes Controller where she will manage the daily financials for the company in addition to heading the areas of profitability, budgeting and projections. Dale will also manage the Accounting Assistants and the Human Resources department.
  • Furthermore, Media Stream Direct hired Breanne Kamai, Dolan Peters, Ligia Gonzalez, Lilliana Reyes and Vira Samouhi for various positions within the company’s Media and Marketing departments.

Paul Goldman, founder of Ear Goo, Inc. and design studio Element, LLC is teaming with former MTV Networks executive Matt Giulvezan to establish The Goo, a new multimedia company located in Manhattan focused on creating content for television, film, online, mobile and emerging media.  The Goo is comprised of three divisions including Action Goo, Eye Goo and Ear Goo.  The Goo has also purchased the Brooklyn, NY-based design studio Spek Studios and the founders Reno Diaz and Rene Avalos will become Creative Director and Art Director respectively for Eye Goo.

Later — John
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04.25.11

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