Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Cynopsis: Classified

Advantage

04/05/11

Good morning – it’s Tuesday, April 5, 2011, and this is your weekly issue of Cynopsis: Classified Advantage! 

How Creative Should My Resume Be?

Disclaimer:  I am referring to the layout and such, not creativity with the facts of your work history.

There was a time, prior to everyone owning a personal computer, when creative resumes had more appreciation amongst hiring managers.  Having a different layout and with a wise choice of colors, these resumes often did their job of catching the eye of the reader.  But those days are over.  Since anyone can create a resume with splashes of color of all shapes and sizes, the creative resume has become a nuisance to most professionals that read them.

Even the artistic professionals should carefully consider the overly creative resume, and instead, allow your portfolio to wow them with your creativity. Let the resume wow them with your accomplishments.

That being said, there are some things you can do to create a resume that stands out from most of the others being read.

Font:  Stop using Times New Roman.  It’s been the default on many computers for a while, and people are sick of it.  Don’t go to script or another gimmicky font, just try something different that shows up well on a computer screen.  It is usually best to keep the same font throughout but make use of bold, italics and different sizes.  It’s best to keep the informational font size around 10 or 11.  Going lower than 10 on most fonts makes it too hard to read.

Alignment:  I prefer to read documents that are aligned to the left and not justified.  I don’t like center alignment, it makes the document too hard to scan.  Text being justified leaves uneven spaces between words and to me, looks unprofessional.

Bullet points:  Use them.  Remember that during the first stage of the hiring procedures, most resumes are scanned at best.  Bullet points will draw the attention of the reader, so bullet point the most essential information.

Underlining:  You should underline each section of your resume, though I have seen a black overline and a gray underline used to great effect in separating sections. 

After reading your resume, making sure all the spelling and grammar is correct, look at it again.  This time, look at it for “skimmability.”  How easy is it to read and more importantly, does the essential information jump out from all the other information.

Splashing your resume with colors and different fonts may appeal to some, but for the most part, it simply appears as a depthless attempt to be noticed.
 
Next week: Getting a Promotion

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 ~
What To Do in an Employment Gap
by Michael Pollock

“I’d never had a gap before and it was very new and very frightening.” This from a top-ranked executive producer of TV spots who had been laid off in the financial crisis.    “When I was first out of work I thought for sure I’m going to be everybody’s first call but there weren’t a lot of offers out there.  It took a lot to get up every day – but I got up enthusiastic and that just made a world of difference.”

A few months earlier, a friend from LA had called to see if she was interested in helping produce his feature film  for no money of course.  So now she called him back and told him she was in.  He asked her to do the production breakdown for NY.  “I said: Absolutely, not a problem.  But truthfully I had no idea what a movie breakdown was, so I went on Wikipedia – okay that’s a breakdown – then I went to the library and found books on how to produce movies. All of the sudden I was a movie producer, and it cost me nothing.    But then I wasn’t getting paid either.   But don’t forget, I was very available!”

She got up every day, sent out at least two or three emails to her connections within the familiar advertising industry “and then I’d get dressed as if I were running into an ex-boyfriend.  Seriously, this makes a big difference.  Because you know you don’t want to go out like a slob, you want to look professional, like you can run into anybody.  I would go to the library where there was free Internet and bathrooms.  I felt like I was somewhere, around people.

I was producing, doing what I loved doing.  Production is the same kind of mindset and the same tools whether you’re making a 30 second ad or a long format web video or a 90-minute movie. And I was learning a new way to do it. You meet a lot of people in the independent movie world and every one will give you some bit of advice, or put you in touch with someone. It was exciting to be part of something. 

So what’s her advice to someone who has lost their job?  “Get up, get out there and do something. Anything. It doesn’t just land in your lap. Even if it’s not what you were doing before.  Even if it’s for no pay.  It kept me in the land of the living, it kept me busy and the new connections I made carried on even after I was back in advertising many, many months later.  I do think it’s a success story. Because as scary as it was it felt good when I was doing it, my little victories.  And it feels good now.”

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

I understand what a job objective is on a resume, but also have read that they are somewhat outdated and something called a Profile has taken its place. What is the difference and could you supply an example?

We get too tangled up with the names we give this critical opening paragraph and we risk getting trapped into templated interchangeable resumes.  Is it a profile? Maybe that’s part of it.  Should it be an objective? The hirer is not in the least interested in your objective  the only objective he is interested in satisfying is his own.   So have an objective by all means  but that is for you to know not for your resume to state. So I can’t give you useful examples, as the objective or profile concept seem to me to be counterproductive. 

But that opening paragraph is critically important.  It has to say in just a few lines what you offer to an employer and why they should care. It has to make them say  “that is just what I am looking for.” They should quickly be able to see that you have had successes in their field, that you have done good work on specific brands or projects and that your experience and skills and focus and passion set you apart from the pack.  That is the job of that first paragraph.  If you want to call it something (in your mind, not on the page) you could think of it as the Executive Summary for your resume.  The rest of the chronology should add flesh and corroborate. Who cares what it is called! Just make them drool.

I have read so many different articles on what a cover letter should be, can you provide a checklist of what a cover letter should cover and some suggestions on the order in which they are covered? I’m very confused.

The job of the cover letter is to get someone to want to read your resume.  First it has to say why you are writing, for example: I am most interested in talking to you about your Project Manager position.  And then quickly add why the reader should care – about you above all others.  It very likely will contain all or most of the paragraph you use to start your resume  this is the carefully crafted distillation of your value story that tells of your unique talents/experience. Don’t worry about repeating the same idea in the resume  many people on the hiring team will never see your cover letter. I hate to define templates  but here are the three basic elements:

1. Why should they read this because you are the perfect person to fill their Project Manager position

2. What you want them to do (feel)   see at once that you are the one – consider your application  schedule a meeting  whatever it is you want.  Get this up near the top in the cover letter so the reader knows what he should be thinking about.

3. Why you above all others?  What is the thumbnail of your skills/experience that sets you apart?

And most important: keep it short.

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

Have a question for our experts? Send it to john@cynopsis.com

JOB OF THE WEEK …

responsible for leading a creative services team that supports the other Marketing Solutions teams by creating and producing compelling advertising that effectively communicates/activates a client’s key sponsorship to ESPN’s fans

Senior Director, Creative Works   291624
ESPN
NYC NY

http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

OTHER INDUSTRY JOBS OF INTEREST …

cultivate, negotiate and maintain editorial relationships in multiple markets
Project Manager, News and Politics   8059BR
CBS Radio
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsible for helping to conceive the developing and implementing the strategic roadmap
Senior Producer   7920BR
CBS Interactive
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

support the Vice President of digital distribution in negotiating deals with digital distributors including wireless carriers,, online distributors, MVPDs and other alternative distribution platforms
Director – Digital Media Distribution   3586
Discovery Communications
NYC NY
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3586/job

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
https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/BBC/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10447&esid=az

responsible for delivery of effective advertiser-focused products for the North American market
Manager
BBC America
NYC NY
https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/BBC/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10472&esid=az

responsible for production management and administration
Production Manager
BBC America
NYC NY
https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/BBC/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10478&esid=az

managing messages to consumers both through traditional and digital media
Publicity Manager
BBC America
NYC NY
https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/BBC/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10469&esid=az

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
https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/BBC/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10475&esid=az

responsible for leading, implementing, updating, and maintaining a digital manifestation of programs, specials, and stunts that air on BBC America
Senior Digital Producer
BBC America
NYC NY
https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/BBC/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10491&esid=az

oversees all legal aspects of network sales and marketing activities for U.S. and Caribbean distribution of BBC America, BBC World News, and other BBC channel assets in the U.S
VP Distribution & Legal Affairs
BBC America
NYC NY
https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/BBC/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10493&esid=az

be part of a team responsible for implementing online advertising campaigns
Senior Campaign Operations Specialist
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/

report to EVP of Strategic Insights and Research and the SVP of Digital Ad Sales Marketing and Sales Development
VP-MTVN Digital Ad Sales Research
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/

serve as point person for the management and implementation of MTV clients’ on-air, online, on-ground Integrated Marketing programs
Manager, Integrated Marketing
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/

work on qualitative and quantitative research projects with a focus on pilot-testing and marketing promo testing
Analyst / Sr. Analyst
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/

responsible for helping rationalize and lead ROI valuations of MTVN’s centralized digital media products
Analyst, Digital Products
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/

develop strategic partnerships with high-level marketing decision makers accessing the entire MTV Networks Digital Entertainment portfolio
Digital Ad Sales Account Executive
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/

working with pursuit teams to answer RFPs, conduct project scoping & sizing, and estimate pricing
Senior Producer   8872
Razorfish
NYC NY
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8872/job

serve as the primary IT point of contact for various NBCU business areas throughout the organization
Project Manager Scheduling & Ops Mgmt IT   1507BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

responsible for managing the ~$200MM Ad sales organization’s budget & financials
Ad Sales Finance Analyst   1506BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

perform a key role on a product development team within the Digital Products and Services group as well as interact with key stakeholders across the larger organization
Director Project Specification & Analysis   1501BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

responsible for overseeing the programming and producing the Food channel of iVillage
Senior Editor, Food   1499BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

responsible for managing the day-to-day partner relationships and sales processes to guarantee your Sales team hits its revenue goals
Digital Account Manager, TVN   1487BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

prepare live breaking news Special Reports for NBC News
Senior Broadcast Producer, Specials   1363BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

assist VP & Senior Counsel International and Senior Counsel, Programming in all day-to-day corporate and commercial matters relating to HBO’s businesses in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America, and other businesses internationally
HBO Senior Paralegal   121051BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for day to day production and coordination of production for video on truTV web sites
Producer, New Media- Tru TV Online   123433BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

generate creative, on-target integrated marketing programs across the network assets and manage the sales process from idea creation through to execution
Account Manager, Fortune   123112BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for supporting the advertising research needs of the Branded Solutions Group at Time Inc.
Sr. Research Manager – Business Research & Insights   123455BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

be familiar with all account details as they pertain to media buy
Senior Account Manager
Organic
London England
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4715

project manage the HR transition planning & execution, focusing on the co-ordination of payroll, HRIS & benefits transition
International Transition Project Manager   1500BR
NBC Universal
London England
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

manages all aspects of Project and small Programs, regardless of type, from Initiation through Closure, requiring little direction
Project Manager   291828
ESPN
Bristol CT
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

lead the ad sales software development team to successful, timely execution against the company’s vision and product roadmap, working closely with the VP of ESD and the Advertising Sales group
Vice President, ESD Ad Sales
ESPN
Bristol CT
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

participates in identifying and cultivating relationship with digital distributors
Account Executive   290628
ESPN
Bristol CT
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

responsible for assisting in the drafting, negotiating and closing of distribution agreements involving all news, entertainment and sports services, and retransmission consent
VP, Business & Legal Affairs   1505BR
NBC Universal
Englewood Cliffs NJ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

responsible for assisting in the drafting, negotiating and closing of distribution agreements involving all news, entertainment and sports services, and retransmission consent
Senior Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs   1504BR
NBC Universal
Englewood Cliffs NJ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

manage the accounting, reporting and financial analysis of Capital Expenditures and Acquisitions across the Company’s US businesses, including Puerto Rico
Fixed Asset Sr. Analyst   8062BR
CBS Interactive
Fairfield NJ
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

work on production for the DC-News Assignment unit
Producer I, DC Bureau   123438BR
Turner Broadcasting
Washington DC
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for ensuring deep and seamless integration of Techbook in purchasing districts
Account Manager-Techbook Implementation   3614
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3614/job

functions as the primary point of contact (i.e., Team Leader) for Network to anticipate and fulfill needs for consumer-based and marketplace information
Director – Research   3589
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3589/job

responsible for building the DEN user community within an assigned territory, fostering positive client relations, building value within key accounts and coordinating overall account management
DEN Account Manager   3580
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3580/job

primarily assist with drafting and handling television production related matters
Senior Contract Manager   3556
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3556/job

support Domestic Distribution by establishing and maintaining effective relationships with key affiliate corporate marketing contacts
Director-Marketing-Domestic Distribution   3538
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3538/job

support the Programming team in developing and executing Network programming strategies
Scheduler   3533
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3533/job

responsible for the day-to-day activities that occur on a GOC shift, including real-time monitoring of the production network equipment, servers, and circuits using various monitoring tools
Network Operations Analyst   3525
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3525/job

support strategy engagements by assembling robust fact base from multiple data sources covering a broad range of business, marketing, and consumer topics
Strategy Analyst   8984
Razorfish
Atlanta GA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8984/job

work with the SVP and the AYAKM Senior Team for annual business planning resulting in annual goals and action plans to effect change and make growth plans a reality
VP-Strategy AYAKM   123467BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for defining new products through the use of pitches, product briefs, concept sketches, functional specs and other documentation
Product Manager, CNN Digital   123474BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

act as a consulting lead on technology projects, and will ensure our parity with industry standards for front-end Web development
Senior Developer,CN.com   123473BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for the overall planning and production of at least 2 News or Investigative format shows in the CNNE schedule and up to 5
Sr Producer, Show Team C – CNNE   123459BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

build and maintain a database of complete competitive report that tracks details of how show are offered to market place, shows that air on all major competitors with details as well as shows airing simultaneously in broadcast syndication
Manager Special Projects Program Acquisitions & Contracts   123444BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for overall management of mobile products for SI Digital which would include the traditional handset platforms as well as iPad/tablet and other future mobile delivery platforms
Product Manager, Mobile   123491BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for building and maintaining positive image with employees and on occasion media outlets
Senior Communications Specialist   36456
Cox Communications
Atlanta GA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

promotes, sells, and retains commercial business solutions for voice, data and video. Target customers include small, medium and large businesses, as well as other specific market verticals
Account Executive-Outside   36443
Cox Communications
New Orleans LA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

providing outstanding client service that becomes the standard of the station and meet specific monthly local revenue goals
Account Executive   291698
Radio Disney
Metairie LA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

responsible for sales and servicing of outdoor advertising inventory to new and existing clients in their respective markets
Sr. Account Executive   8039BR
CBS Outdoor
Pompano Beach FL
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

makes cold calls to develop new business prospects
Sr. Account Executive   8039BR
CBS Outdoor
Pompano Beach FL
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

directs a team of developers involved in the analysis, design, development, and implementation of applications and integration between applications on an enterprise scale
Manager, IAM & Integration Services   291734
Disney Corporate
Celebration FL
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

lead a production team which oversees production of key network shows and works closely with the show Executive Producers and Telemundo Programming
Vice President Production   1454BR
NBC Universal
Hialeah FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

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

responsible for maintaining and building advertising revenue with a named list of running accounts (in addition to prospecting for new business)
Account Executive  7887BR
CBS Interactive
Detroit MI
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsible for producing events, pre-game shows, magazine shows, specials and news
Producer, Fox Sports  FNG0000335
Fox Careers
Smithfield MI
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

proactively identify, qualify, pitch, and close business with top interactive agencies as well as smaller direct clients
Account Executive   FNG0000328
Fox Careers
Chicago IL
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

responsible for the design, build, installation and maintenance of Engineering storage servers, graphics servers, video servers, audio servers, general purpose servers and workstations
Systems Engineer – Big Ten Network Chicago   FNG0000117
Fox Careers
Chicago IL
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

drive revenue through the development and execution of effective sales strategy, sales process and closing of new business contracts for mobile marketing and advertising programs
Direct Sales- Director, Mobile Sales, Marketer
Vibe
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/careers

high level of collaboration with multiple content strategists, IAs, designers, etc
Senior Content Strategist   8988
Razorfish
Chicago IL
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8988/job

owns senior level client relationships and works to contribute strategic value beyond day-to-day operations
Client Partner Client Engagement   8987
Razorfish
Chicago IL
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8987/job

providing outstanding client service that becomes the standard of the station and meet specific monthly local revenue goals
Account Executive  291687
Radio Disney
Chicago IL
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

generate revenue from a targeted list of major advertisers through the use of OWN and DCI multi-platform assets
Account Executive OWN   3587
Discovery Communications
Chicago IL
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3587/job

energetic, 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
https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/BBC/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10489&esid=az

responsible for focus and momentum of digital media sales efforts and revenue generation, working directly with other sales managers, sales consultants, Marketing, Research, Sales Services and other Cox entities
Manager, Digital Media   36177
Cox Communications
Multiple Locations (KS, AR, NE)
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

oversee the overall planning and S&OP capability (forecasting and inventory) requirements process for Cox in the PDC environment
Manager, Planning   36503
Cox Communications
Multiple Locations (LA, VA, KS)
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

responsible for national sales for the Phoenix and Las Vegas markets
National Sales Manager   8052BR
CBS Radio
Phoenix AZ
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

act as the primary media expert for assigned clients and client service team, including planning and buying of media
Senior Digital Media Planner   8977
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8977/job

responsible for the development and the implementation of FOX Deportes digital communication and messaging through external digital properties
Manager, Digital Marketing   FNG0000359
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

responsibilities include payment of residuals in compliance with applicable guild agreements
HBO – Director, Residuals   123524BR
Turner Broadcasting
Los Angeles CA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsibilities include creating and executing project plans for multiple projects, managing vendors and cross-functional project teams, and facilitating team and client meetings
Director Engagement Management   FNG0000354
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

responsibilities will be to assess and prioritize risks, plan, execute and report on all types of audits
Senior Auditor    FFE0000185
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

meet and exceed budget, using respective networks, direct and maintain the sale and distribution of inventory to agencies and clients to meet revenue budget requirements
Account Executive-CNN, News Sales   123422BR
Turner Broadcasting
Los Angeles CA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

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

energetic, driven sales person, capable of devoting the time and energy necessary to source and build a client base
Digital Account Executive
BBC America
Los Angeles CA
https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/BBC/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10490&esid=az

responsible for coordinating and facilitating the execution of all creative elements related to our media plans
Manager, Media   292034
Walt Disney Studios
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

responsible for assisting the project management team in the design and construction of Tenant Improvements and Technology projects within the Corporate Real Estate Portfolio
Project Engineer   291953
Disney Corporate
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

provide strategic creative direction and executive representation on behalf of the Network on assigned Current programming projects
Vice President, Drama & Comedy Current Programming   291933
Disney ABC Television Group
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

provides full life cycle recruiting support to Disney clients by acting as a talent advisor
Senior Recruiter, Finance and Accounting   291911
DIMG
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

responsible for performing complex business systems analysis services for the Corporate Finance, Accounting, and Reporting applications
Senior Analyst, Business Process Analysis   123286BR
Turner Broadcasting
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

perform daily accounting of all aspects pertaining to domestic pay television
Accountant   1491BR
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

primarily develop new comedy series for the USA network
VP, Comedy Development   1485BR
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

supports the Director, Clearances and Product Placement
Manager, Product Placement – Film
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

oversight of the development and execution of integrated and strategic campaigns that extend and enhance our ability to reach new audiences
Senior Manager, Ad Sales   291815
DIMG
North Hollywood CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

operations coordinating and scheduling experience, broadcast experience
Senior Media Manager   8058BR
CBS Television Stations
Studio City CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsible for planning and coordinating all daily and special event web and game content, and fulfilling the responsibilities of the community manager for a new 3D kid’s MMO in development by the Nickelodeon Virtual Worlds Group
Content & Community Manager
MTV Networks
Glendale CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/

prepares monthly and quarterly balance sheet account reconciliations for Accounts Payable, Deferred Income, and Other Liabilities
Financial Analyst, Corporate Accounting   290567
Disney Corporate
Glendale CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

craft, manage and implement communications and media relations press strategies for MTV and its properties
Manager, Communications
MTV Networks
Santa Monica CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/

responsible for aspects of development of ideas from concept to pilot, including creative and production matters
Manager, Development
MTV Networks
Santa Monica CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/

responsible for the successful delivery of large-scale client engagements and/or multiple smaller engagements for a single client. The Director is often the primary client contact as well as the Organic team leader, which requires the ability to effectively balance longer-term strategic issues with day-to-day tactical project issues
Account Director
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4784

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

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

analyze business requirements, procedures and problems and apply solutions in line with business requirements of clients
Senior Business Analyst   8978
Razorfish
San Francisco CA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8978/job

creating the information architecture and interaction design for transactional, informational, and marketing website
Senior Information Architect   8983
Razorfish
San Francisco CA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8983/job

mentor/manage staff, workflow and resourcing needs
Client Service Manager   8573
Razorfish
San Francisco CA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8573/job

someone passionate about their work, invested in technology and fired up about advertising
Sr. Online Graphics Designer   NDM0000138
Fox Careers
San Francisco CA, <, br>
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

quickly come up to speed on CBSi’s global direct lead business and leverage statistical and analysis skills to help grow the business
Revenue Analyst   7932BR
CBS Interactive
San Francisco CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsible for building the territory’s advertising revenue through focused, rigorous telephone sales activity
Account Representative   7923BR
CBS Interactive
San Francisco CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

build strong working relationships with coworkers, direct reports (if applicable), customers (internal and external), and company management
Senior Writer   7724BR
CBS Interactive
San Francisco CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsible for maintaining and building the territory’s advertising revenue and exceeding, where possible, revenue goals
Account Manager   7981BR
CBS Interactive
San Francisco CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

~ RECAP: THIS WEEK’S CYNOPSIS CLASSIFIEDS & INTERNSHIPS ~

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, DISTRIBUTOR MKTG/Smithsonian Channel/NYC: 7+ years marketing in television/media industry. Will be Mktg generalist for Distributor and Trade. Apply at www.sho.com (4/9)

JOB OPENING: INTERACTIVE TV PRODUCER/Showtime Networks/NYC: Exp w/ software devel., TV and web prod, project mgmt skills, strong Photoshop, creativity a must. Exp w/ ITV & evolving video technologies a +. Apply at www.sho.com (4/9)

JOB OPENING: VP, DIGITAL AD SALES MKTG/Scripps Networks/NY: Lead unique solutions for SN Digital. Must be creative/organized to lead innovative programs w/ sales/content/brand/mktg/prod. Apply, www.scrippsnetoworks.com, #2252 (4/9)

JOB OPENING: VP, COMEDY/NBCU/Universal City CA: Dvlp new series for USA ntwrk. Find new material, provide notes on story, outline & script for projects in dvlpmnt & introduce new writers to ntwrk. www.nbcunicareers.com req#1485 (4/9)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, BUSINESS STRATEGY & ANALYTICS/iN DEMAND/NYC: Provide info & analysis/presentations for programming/marketing/trends. Degree + 5 yrs primary/secondary research exp. Apply: resume@indemand.com (4/9)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, MARKETING RESEARCH/Telemundo/Hialeah, FL: Exciting opportunity available. Please visit www.nbcunicareers.com for more information. Job# 1250BR (4/9)

JOB OPENING: DIR, AD SALES SYSTEMS/ESPN Inc./NYC: 8+ Yrs Exp; Resp for managing ad sales sys projects,focus on Bus Intelligence.Exp w/ sys implementations required. cable tv P&I exp a + Apply: http://jobs.espncareers.com ID 284222 (4/9)

JOB OPENING: P/T COPYWRITER/Current TV/NYC: Draft show descriptions, EPG copy, and materials for prgrmming, comms & mktg, 3+yrs exp. Please send resumes to CommJobs@Current.com (4/9)

JOB OPENING: Sr. PROJECT MANAGER, NCR ADVERTISING/Nickelodeon/NYC: 4+ yrs account mgmt exp from ad agency or on-air promo production. Strong understanding of movie mkting & promotion EOE/M/F/D/AAP.Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (4/8)

JOB OPENING:  DIGITAL AE/Fuse/NY: Sell dig media & multi-platform. Incr exst’ing clnts, gen new biz rev. Prsnt new prgm’ing, brand pos, mktg opps. Excl. interpers’l/org skills/MS Excel & PP. Rez to: msghr@thegarden.com AENY in sub  (4/8)

JOB OPENING:  Sr. WEB PRODUCER-DIG MEDIA/IFC/NY: Mnge non-video contnt creation, crtv strat & executn of IFC site. 2+yr interactve contnt w/editrl exp, immersive bkgnd in indie cultre (music/films/games). Rez ssy@rainbow-media.com   (4/8)

JOB OPENING:   DESIGNERS (Jr & Sr)/Lunchbox/LA: Conceptualize/Visualize/Design for print & online. Jr=1 yr exp; Sr=4 yrs exp. Apply and request full posting at resumes@lbox.com  (4/8)

JOB OPENING:  SR PROMOTIONS MGR/NYC: Resp for dvlpng innovative client solutions and sales presentations to help drive revenue & reinforce Turner Ent Ntwks (tbs/tnt/tru) mktg leadership in ind. Apply:  www.turnerjobs.com (#123369BR) (4/7)

JOB OPENING:  RESEARCH ANALYST/Sportsman Channel/NY: 2+ yrs broadcast or cable/media buying agency exp, Nielsen/MRI knowledge a must, proficient in media math. Apply: tburke@gmctv.tv (4/7)

JOB OPENING:  AD SALES ASST/Sportsman Channel/NY: Seeking a recent grad w/ previous ad sales/advertising internship exp to asst ad sales dept. Strong Excel & multi-tasking a +. Apply: tburke@gmctv.tv (4/7)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/Sportsman Channel/NY: AE w/ 3+ yrs national ad sales AE exp a must. Sports sales preferred. Excellent agency relationships & proven track record. Apply: tburke@gmctv.tv (4/7)

JOB OPENING:  SALES PLANNER/OVATION TV/NY: Create sales proposals, steward accounts, interface w/agency buyers + clients. Min 2+ yrs ad sales  dealmaker, media math. BA/BS req’d.  Send resume: dlamond@ovationtv.com (4/6)

JOB OPENING:  ANALYSTS, NETWORK RESEARCH/UNIVISION/Positions avail in NYC & Miami: Sales presentations & estimates. 2+ yrs Rsrch/Mktg at media co/ad agency. Proficiency in MS Office and Nielsen sftwr. researchjobs@univision.net (4/6)

JOB OPENING:  DIGITAL ACCT MGR/CNBC/SFO & CHICAGO: 2 Positions needed. Mng the day-to-day partner relationships and sales processes of the digital ad sales team.  www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/ Job # SFO #1372 Chicago – # 906 (4/6)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PUBLICITY/LA: Resp fr dev/impl of PR strtges/cmpgns/plcmnt fr A&E/BIO/CI, prog, & initves; 10+ yrs exp in TV/Pub/PR.  https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=93594 (4/6)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, INTEGRATED MARKETING/Nickelodeon/NYC: 4+years TV integrated or ad sales MKTG. Skillful presentation skills. Strng creative ideation and problem-solving skills. EOE/M/F/D/AAP Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (4/5)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES MKTG MGR/Current TV/NY preferred: - Xfnctnal role: Promo Dev, cmpagn mgt, client srvcs w/focus supporting commnty content creation prog,3-5 yrs TV/Media/Mktg/Ad/or Online adsalesmarketingjobs@current.com EOE (4/5)

JOB OPENING: VP DISTRIBUTION & LEGAL/BBC/NYC: Mng lgl for ntwrk sls & mrktng in US for BBCA, BBC Wrld News etc. Neg & draft distribution agreements. www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp JD required (4/5)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL AD SALES AE/BBC/LA: sell ad space on BBC digital properties. Must have agency & accnt mngmnt exp, comm skills & knowledge of US media. www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp (4/5)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL AD SALES AE/BBC/Chicago: sell ad space on BBC digital properties. Must have agency & accnt mngmnt exp, comm skills & knowledge of US media. www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp (4/5)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL AD OPS SPECIALIST/BBC/NYC: run daily dig adops for bbc.com. review creative’s, monitor delivery & optimize campaigns. www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp (4/5)

JOB OPENING: MGR BBC.COM/BBC/NYC: Dev/deliver advrtsr focused products for US mkt. Mng relationship w/ US sls team & global prod dev team to make sure that advertiser needs are met in dig landscape. www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp (4/5)

JOB OPENING: DIR ON-AIR PROMO PLNG/Lifetime/NY: Dev on-air media plng strategies that support ntwrk. Build on-air media plns that drive ratings. 5 yrs exp plng/executing promo logs for brdcst/cable. Apply: www.aetn.com/careers.html (4/5)

JOB OPENING: SVP, STRATEGIC INSIGHTS/Bravo&Style/NY:Mng all phases of rsrch & strategic insights for Bravo & Style; incl target/brand dvlpmnt, content dvlpment & execution. 10+ yrs exp. www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/ # 1396BR (4/5)

JOB OPENING: ASSOC MGR DIG PROD MKTG/HBO/NY: Resp for on-demand, HD & 3D mktng. 3-5 yrs exp required and exp working w/creative teams and external agencies. Knwldge of new tech platforms a +. Apply here: http://bit.ly/idq3up (4/5)

JOB OPENING: ONLINE PRODUCER/HBO.Com/HBO/NY: 4-6 yrs interactive exp. Project mngmnt, digital story-telling, design skills and CMS/HTML skills required. Prof in MS Project & Office. Apply here: http://bit.ly/e0plxD (4/5)

JOB OPENING: FUNCTIONAL ANALYST/HBO/NY: 5-7 yrs online technical exp with CMS tools/systems. Project mngmnt and documentation skills required. Knwldg of SEO practices a +. Apply here: http://bit.ly/eXuA5C (4/5)

~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

David Kaplan appointed as VP/Bravo Media Ad Sales Research with Bravo Media.  David, formerly a SVP/Production Leadership with Nielsen, will work with Bravo’s advertisers on custom measurement efforts across all areas including on-air, online, social and interactive.  David will also work internally to evolve Bravo’s business model in the areas of consumer and technology trends.

ABC News asked Juju Chang to take on a full-time position as a Special Correspondent and fill-in Anchor for Nightline.  Juju’s new role will become effective in the next several weeks. For the last 15 months, Juju has served as news reader on Good Morning America.  ABC News President Ben Sherwood said they will replace the news reader position on GMA in the coming days.

The newly-formed UK production unit of Red Arrow Entertainment Group snagged Simon Maxwell as Head/Drama and Comedy.  Simon joins from Greenroom Entertainment where he generated projects ranging from television, feature film and multi-platform projects.

Scott Horne upped to VP/GM with Bright House Networks, Birmingham.  Scott will have oversight for the management of the Bright House Networks in the Birmingham area, in charge of administrative, operational, financial, marketing and technical activities. He reports to Karen Broach, Regional VP. 

Former Canwest Broadcasting CMO, Walter Levitt joins Comedy Central in New York City as the new EVP/Marketing.  Walter is a key member of the network’s senior leadership team where he will manage all areas of strategic and creative brand development, consumer marketing and cross-business efforts.  He reports to Michele Ganeless, President, Comedy Central.

Discovery Communications elevated Declan O’Connor to VP/Direct Response and Paid Programming where he will manage budget and revenue targets for the company’s US based networks and the Direct Response and Paid Programming team.

Effective immediately, Brooklyn, NY-based creative agency Big Spaceship added and promoted key staffers:

  • Matthew Lipson rejoins the company in the newly-minted position of VP/Client Strategy and Engagement, reporting to Michael Lebowitz, Founder/CEO.
  • Becca Beacham joins as the new Client Engagement Manager to help clients with their digital needs.  Becca reports to S. Jason Prohaska who advances to the expanded role of GM/Managing Director where he leads operations for the agency.
  • Ranae Heuer promoted to VP/Client Services and she will head client services and production teams. Ranae and S. Jason both report to Michael Lebowitz.

Michael Carey named SVP/Director of Marketing with McCann West starting April 4. In his newly-created role, Michael spearheads the company’s growth goals and marketing for McCann Erickson’s offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Michael will be located in San Francisco, reporting to Bob Ellis, GM, McCann San Francisco and Cathy Saidiner, President, McCann Los Angeles. 

NBCUniversal International reorganized its management structure now that the Comcast majority ownership went into effect on January 29.  All appoints are effective immediately:

  • Jeff Shell is President, NBCUniversal International based in London.
  • Under the Television unit, Kevin MacLellan named as President/International Television, reporting to Jeff Shell to manage production, distribution and channels.
  • Reporting to Kevin MacLellan is Belinda Menendez as President/NBCUniversal TV Distribution and Universal Networks International as well as Michael Edelstein as President/International Television Production.
  • Under the International Film category, the Studio will keep leadership positions intact with Jeff Shell working in tandem with David Kosse, President/International, Universal Pictures and Eddie Cunningham, President UPIE.
  • NBCUniversal International  Corporate division named Rowan Conn to the new position as CFO, reporting to Jeff Shell and Lynn Calpeter.  Rowan will supervise the financial efforts for all International businesses.
  • Alfonso Marone is SVP/Business Development with responsibility of strategic planning and growth efforts.
  • Andrew Hall is SVP/Legal heading all legal matters pertaining to International business.
  • Erik Schmidt is SVP/Human Resources to manage international HR activities.
  • Denise Bassett is VP/Communications to spearhead corporate communications across the international assets, media relations and internal communication efforts.

James Murdoch, son of News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, was elevated to Deputy COO for the company and will additionally serve as Chairman/CEO of News Corp.’s international operations.  Currently based in London where he is Non-Executive Chairman of BSkyB and in charge of News Corp.’s European and Asian operations, James will move to New York. James has been with the company for 15 years and also sits on the company’s Board.

FremantleMedia promoted Marika Makaroff to the newly-created role as Creative Director/FremantleMedia Finland starting this Friday.  Marika will take on a larger role in the areas of creative development and new commercial opportunities.

Former Co-Anchor of ESPN’s SportsCenter, Josh Elliott is joining ABC News as News Reader for Good Morning America.  Josh will join ABC in the coming weeks per ABC News President Ben Sherwood.  Josh will soon replace Juju Chang who is taking on a full-time position as a Special Correspondent and fill-in Anchor for ABC News’ Nightline.

Simon Foster advances to SVP/Digital Publishing and Business Development with GlassBOX Television Inc. Simon is in charge of the company’s entertainment and lifestyle digital media business functions with scope over product development, audience engagement, content and sales.  He has been with GlassBOX Television since 2008.

Michael Weiss upped to Director/Sales in New York at Eagle Television Sales, a division of Katz Television Group.

The Advocate bumped Scott McPherson to Creative Director for the Advocate Group which consists of the print edition, Advocate.com and Advocate video in addition to HIV Plus magazine and its companion website.

Scott Koondel takes on a dual role as SVP/Corporate Licensing and Distribution for CBS Corporation where he will be involved with optimizing the value of domestic distribution deals for CBS-owned content and content CBS has acquired format and distribution rights.  In addition to his new scope of duties, Scott will continue in his present position as President /Distribution for CBS Television Distribution, reporting to John Nogawski, President, CBS Television Distribution.  For his new role he will report to Joseph Ianniello, EVP/CFO, CBS Corporation.

Jon Meacham, author and current Executive Editor at Random House will next become Editor-at-Large for WNET, New York Public Media.  Jon’s new position will be effective starting mid-April where he will head a new series of conversations titled Perspective involving New York leaders to be broadcast across WNET’s various platforms.  From time to time, Jon will anchor special reports and documentaries for WNET and contribute commentary for WNET’s upcoming series Metrofocus and to the PBS program Need to Know where he has served as co-anchor with Alison Stewart since the show’s debut in May 2010. Alison will continue as the sole anchor of Need to Know. Jon was also the former editor of Newsweek.

ionoco, an international broadcast technology company establishes an American unit called ionoco Inc. and is opening an office in Los Angeles.  Managing Director, Simon Ingram promoted to President of ionoco Inc. to supervise the new office launch and its operations while working in tandem with Holly Carter, US Head/Production.  The company will work on a variety of US productions and pilots for American and international producers.

UK-based Unruly Media, specializing in digital video advertising, opened a new office in New York City and hired Amanda Farrell as North American VP/Sales and Joseph “Joey” Hyche as US VP/Operations.  Previously, Amanda was Director/East Coast Sales: Global Media Sales Team for Electronic Arts and Joey was with FreeWheel for several years in a senior operations role.

Jane Mote joins Current Media as the new UK Managing Director where she will provide business and creative oversight for Current, one of the UK’s top growing cable and satellite channels.

Amy Entelis hired by Sucherman Consulting Group Inc. (SCG) as EVP/Talent Strategy beginning this May.  Amy will focus on bringing her vast experience as manager of broadcast talent to forge new lines of business for SCG. Amy will also be involved with supporting consulting and search projects for SCG as well as new business development.

Univision Communications Inc. offered Jessica Rodriguez the position of SVP/Univision Cable Networks. In her new role, Jessica will head the company’s growing cable network roster including Galavision and the TuTv Networks encompassing De Pelicula, De Pelicula Clasico, Telehit, Ritmoson Latino and Bandamax.  Based in Miami, Jessica reports to Cesar Conde, President, Univision Networks.

Later — John
 John Cox for Cynopsis: Classified Advantage
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04.05.11

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