Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Cynopsis: Classified Advantage
01.17.12

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, January 17th, 2012, and this is your weekly issue of Cynopsis: Classified Advantage!

Blow Them Away

Want to crush an interview? It’s going to take a lot of research, work and prep, but if you can pull it off, you will blow the interviewer’s mind.

After the usual pleasantries, start your presentation on what you would do in this job you applied for, in the first 30, 60, 90 days and ultimately first year of being hired. Use audio-visual aids, make it brief and visually stunning to watch.

This will only work if you put in the time to research the company and industry including any interview with any employee on Youtube or anywhere else on the web.  Read every article you can find and reach out to others that may provide insight.

Write out your plan and read it from the boss’s point of view. Not impressed, start again.

Continue to create and re-create until it is inspiring. Make copies to hand out to the interviewer, so he can show others. 

While others are answering questions about their last jobs, you will be laying out a plan to improve the company, and the exact role you will play in the company’s development.

Most importantly, you will demonstrate that you have the knowledge to hit the ground running, the great amount of thought and preparation you have already done and a solid plan that will help the company.  Let the other candidates talk about their greatest weaknesses, while you show them you are their greatest asset.

Next Issue: 10 Great Answers to 10 Tough Questions

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 use your Network to Open Doors in a Tough Economy
by Mary Olson-Menzel

In a tough economy, like the one we are living in, networks and referrals can become the most important source for your next career move.

Many people don’t know where to start when it comes to networking and looking for a job in this economy.  It’s at this time that the power of utilizing your own personal and professional networks is of the utmost importance.  This is your chance to stand out in the crowd based on who you know, not only what you know.

Hopefully through the years of your professional career, you have helped many people find jobs and move up through the corporate world.  Now it’s time to ask them to “pay it forward” and help you!

At times people are hesitant to ask their own contacts for help.  Ask for help!  Don’t be afraid to ask, but always remember to find out how you can help them in return.  People want to help those who they know will return the favor. 

Always, always, ask what you can do to help the people you are meeting with!  Whether its business related or personal  maybe they can connect you at a company you’ve always wanted to work for – and you can get them great theatre tickets, baseball tickets or help their kids on the soccer team.

Remember, it is typically the people in your network who can help you find your next position and those are the people who you trust and who will represent you in a positive light to potential future employers.  When talking with people, it’s ok to say, “Who else can you connect me with?” Try to walk away from each meeting with three new names to add to your network.  Stay committed to keeping up with, expanding and enhancing the quality of your network.

Make finding a new job, your “job”.  Schedule informational coffee meetings to meet and expand your network.  Put yourself out there!  Try to find a way to make it to professional networking breakfasts, luncheons and cocktail events, go with a friend if you need to, it’s less daunting. 

When trying to schedule a meeting with a “friend of a friend” try to meet them face to face if possible.  Keep in mind that most people are extremely busy, only ask for twenty minutes of their time and make it easy for them to meet with you.  When twenty minutes has passed, offer to let them go  don’t over stay your welcome with someone who is doing you a favor by meeting with you.  If it turns into a longer meeting, then that’s a bonus!

Looking for a job – for the first, second or third time can be a humbling experience but don’t lose sight of what makes you unique, focus on your key strengths and attributes

Above all – Be confident, sell yourself!  No one wants to refer someone who seems desperate or lacks confidence.  If your friends feel confident in your abilities, they will be happy to connect you with others.  Make them look good by referring someone like you, always work with integrity and honesty as you represent yourself to potential employers.  Be thoughtful in your follow up and leave a lasting impression with those you meet by sending an email immediately following your meeting and a hand written note within a week after.  Follow up, stay top of mind a few weeks after your meeting as well, but remember there is a fine line between persistence and being annoying. 

Make sure that your connections are high quality and mutually beneficial.  Hopefully they become business connections and friendships that will last far into the future after you have landed that “dream job”!

Mary Olson-Menzel mary@ascendexec.com Partner, Ascend Executive Search www.ascendexec.com 20+ years of experience working in corporate America and executive search consulting. She specializes in senior level recruitment across digital, print, broadcast and cable media and runs Ascend’s New York office.
 

~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~
Questions from our Readers
Answered by Mary Olson-Menzel

Is it worth sending out mass mailings to a bunch of firms in the same industry, even if they don’t read like a mass mailing? And is there a way to send out a mass mailing that doesn’t read like a mass mailing?

It can’t hurt to get your resume out to as many places as possible.I would be very careful to make sure it does not seem impersonal. Finding a job is about connecting with the right people who can help you.A lot of how that happens in making sure you stand out from the hundreds of other resumes they are receiving.I still believe that referrals are the best way to do that.

What is the best way to engage an interviewer within the first few minutes of an interview?

Remember that you have two ears and one mouth, use them accordingly. Listen, understand their company, engage and be confident, good eye contact, firm handshake, be interested in what they have to say, not just eager to get “your story” out to them.

Research the firm or company ahead of time and make sure that you know what they are looking for in a candidate. I will stress again, listen to what they have to say, let them “guide” the conversation and then explain how your skill set would be a match to what they are looking for based on what they have said.

Mary Olson-Menzel mary@ascendexec.com Partner, Ascend Executive Search www.ascendexec.com Senior level recruitment and coaching across digital, print, broadcast and cable media.

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OTHER INDUSTRY JOBS OF INTEREST …

take on a leadership role in developing new strategic partner business opportunities from his/her own relationships within the media & entertainment, telecommunications or global enterprise marketplace
VP of Partner Business Development
KIT digital
NYC NY
http://www.kitd.com/company/careers/

take on a leadership role in collaborating with VP’s of Global Partner Business Development to acquire and manage strategic Global Partnerships for KIT digital
Partner Solution Architect  Global Partnerships
KIT digital
NYC NY
http://www.kitd.com/company/careers/

oversee creative direction of all daily on-air promotion, launch and image campaigns including graphic design for promos and show packaging
Vice President, Creative Director
Current
NYC NY
http://current.com/jobs.htm

finding, organizing and managing competitive information — develop a “research infrastructure”
Vice President, TV Research
Current
NYC NY
http://current.com/jobs.htm

manage the sales team in regards to the prospecting of and presenting to digital advertisers
Director, Digital Ad Sales
Current
NYC NY
http://current.com/jobs.htm

play a key role in ensuring HR policies and procedures are being followed and act as a resource to the ad sales department and additional client groups for staffing, orientation, compensation and benefits, and employee relations
HR Director- Ad Sales   118
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=118

creation and management of product vision and roadmap with a focus on delivering next generation products
Product Manager – Digital Media   106
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=106

direct the management and development of consumer marketing strategies, plans and advertising campaigns for BET’s iconic properties, initiatives, and show launches
Senior Director-Consumer Marketing   126
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=126

oversee Music, News, Entertainment, Lifestyle and Community content for BET Digital
Vice President, Digital Content   92
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=92

responsible for creating tactical solutions for Internet and multimedia project strategies
Senior User Experience Designer
Organic
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5133

architecting performance optimizations to our current, custom-built ETL solution, while building and executing a roadmap to scale up our platform at the rate that our hyper-growth dictates
Sr. Data Services Team Lead
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

responsible for building and managing a new team which will service agency trade desks, independent trade desks, and marketers
Director of Services, Trading Desks
AppNexus
NYC  NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

responsible for building and managing the team of technical staff who service our strategic partnerships
Director/Manager of Services, Platform Group
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

responsible for servicing clients and partners that develop on top of the AppNexus platform, including AppNexus Apps developers, ad networks, trading desks, and technology vendors
Platform Builder Consultant
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

maintains a single-minded focus on ensuring that customers are incredibly satisfied with AppNexus platform
Product Specialist
AppNexus
NYC NY and London England
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

responsible for managing all projects for our Strategic Accounts
Senior Project Manager
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

initiate the On-boarding Process for new Clients and Partners
Sales Operations Specialist
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

provide insight and leadership on how to scale a world class team and be the voice of the customer within our company
Director of Network Sales
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

responsible for the sales and account management aspects of servicing AppNexus bidder clients
Account Director- Strategic Partnerships
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

responsible for the technical sales and account management aspects of AppNexus’ cloud business
Cloud Sales Specialist
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

responsible for the production of all MSNBC documentaries
Associate Producer, MSNBC Longform   3201BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

responsible for coordinating and spearheading Business Development sales efforts for existing and first time television/internet advertisers for the NBC Owned Stations Television group  
Business Development Director   2266BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

responsible for assisting with accounting and recording for corporate functions and requires understanding of accounting and the ability to partner with business units
Manager, CF&A – Corporate Accounting   3458BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

support the Media Works finance team in adding transparency and structure to the businesses allocation methodology
Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A, Allocations – Media Works   2582BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

lead and develop the Network’s social media strategy with the ongoing goal of driving interest and conversation around the brand and its programming
Director, Digital & Social Media   4148BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

responsible for providing leadership of the development of all off-air marketing efforts and brand initiatives
Director, Brand Marketing   4104BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

create Nick ideas based on shows, talent and events for both the brand and Ad Sales to sell to clients
Manager, Integrated Marketing
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

present insights to key stakeholders regarding the digital marketing and social media landscape
Manager, Social Marketing Analytics
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

strategize, concept, design and execute on a variety of projects within marketing, ad sales, editorial, production, and new business initiatives including mobile web/apps and large scale event experiences
Director of Visual Design
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

translate user needs and business objectives into intuitive and compelling consumer products used by millions of users
Director, Product Development
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

plan and execute program scheduling and acquisitions strategy for Spike TV with EVP, Programming
VP Programming
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

strategy, business model, deal-making, project mgmt. across all stakeholders, performance metrics, best practices
Vice President Business Development, MTV World
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

VP, Creative Director, MTV
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

oversee two Multiplatform Programming Managers
Director, Multiplatform Programming
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

provide key analytic and research support and be a thought leader in the company’s continuing reassessment of its growth, investment, product offering, advertising sales and distribution strategies
Director – Strategy   21601BR
Walt Disney Corporation
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

responsible for the product planning and execution of ESPN mobile applications, across multiple mobile platforms
Project – Mobile Product Manager   22341BR
ESPN
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

responsible for the product planning and execution of ESPN mobile applications, across multiple mobile platforms
Project-Director, Product Management   21731BR
Walt Disney Corporation
ESPN
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

act as the single point of contact for the North American sales teams to maximize new opportunities and ensure deal execution from a product perspective
Product Manager, BBC.com
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/jobs/

responsible for development and execution of strategic and successful publicity campaigns for key consumer-facing U.S. brands
VP Publicity
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/jobs/

responsible for defining, analyzing and documenting, user requirements, procedures, problems and leading joint design efforts to offer a new solution or value proposition to customers
Sr. Business Analyst, Application Development   9795BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

conduct/Run business requirements gathering sessions/JAD sessions
Business Analyst, Application Development   10488BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

works on all branding initiatives, including creative development for print and on-air campaigns and asset management
Manager, Marketing
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

implementation of an IT Financial & Business Management system that will be used to generate metrics and dashboards for IT senior management, and billing for business units reflecting detailed transparency for IT allocations
Sr Analyst, IT Finance
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

creating and executing on innovative multi-level marketing programs and digital extensions for major network advertising clients and driving new revenue
Senior Manager – Network Integrations   10550BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

lead all technical development for Showtime’s authentication product, Showtime Anytime, and manage the product’s team of software developers and QA specialists
Sr. Director, Technical Development – Showtime Anytime   10262BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

manage and support financial and administrative software applications
Senior Business Analyst   9813BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

business analysis, documentation, quality assurance, planning of development/testing/implementation efforts and application/workflow support for the core clients and integrated corporate applications
Business Analyst   115901
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

responsible for the development of new editorial content, while providing editorial oversight of current History series and programs
Executive Producer   116118
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

negotiate multi-million dollar theatrical movie packages/off-net series/and US TV premieres, developing relationships with key movie studios and independent producers
Manager, Acquisitions   117497
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

focused on licensing video content to the domestic and international education/specialty marketplaces
Mgr, Education Licensing   116632
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

establishes a brand vision for History, H2, History en Espanol and Military History
SVP, Marketing, History   110640
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

responsible for the technical development and operations of the AETN websites, mobile applications, web-based video, and other related services
VP – Digital Media Technology   112900
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

responsible for driving brand new revenues from non-TV spending clients, potential advertisers with no media agency representation, clients identified within the new categories objectives and small media agencies outside of London who haven’t previously spent with Turner
New Business Development Director
Turner Broadcasting System
London England
http://www.turner.com/careers/job-search

act as the Business customer advocate and liaison to the Cox Business Operations groups ensuring customer satisfaction goals are identified and met
Manager of CB Cust Experience Solutions   39118
Cox Careers
West Warwick RI
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

develop, compile and circulate information about sports and athletes on NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network programming schedule
Production Researcher  NBC Sports Group   4181BR
NBCUniversal
Stamford CT
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

responsible for maintaining the content and integrity of a 24/7 linear channel (ESPN Everywhere) to be distributed within the ESPN International broadband video Players in Latin America
Senior Coordinator, Content Operations   9126BR
ESPN
Bristol CT
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

facilitates learning to develop participants’ competencies and to help learners meet specified performance expectations through technical, high level (non-tech), and management development courses
Business Services Program Manager
Comcast
Philadelphia PA
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

develops effective internal and external communications strategies
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Comcast
Philadelphia PA
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

understands the scope of programs as defined by the business requirements and budget process
Sr Manager Service Delivery and Demand 3429
Comcast
Philadelphia PA
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

reviews fact sheets, news releases, photographs, scripts, motion pictures, or audio recordings to media representatives and other persons who may be interested in learning about or publicizing company’s activities or message
Sr Manager Public Relations
Comcast
Bensalem PA
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

identify and close new sponsorship business as well as train, manage and motivate sales staff on behalf of Terrapin Sports Marketing at University of Maryland
Director of Corporate Partnerships   9050BR
CBS Corporation
College Park MD
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

active liaison for the Content Rights and Clearances Division with Production, Digital, Creative Services and Programming regarding our music reporting system
Content Clearance Analyst   115
BET Networks
Washington DC
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=115

writing, shooting, and editing news topical promos, commercials, station image, and sales special promotions
Marketing Producer
RAYCOM Media
Myrtle Beach SC
http://www.raycommedia.com/careers/default.aspx

manages and actively leads technology projects from inception to completion
CNN BEST, Advanced Project Mgr
Turner Broadcasting System
Atlanta GA
http://www.turner.com/careers/job-search

lead the design, development, implementation and evaluation of all leadership development programs including those specific to Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Time Warner Executive Programs and industry leadership programs
Dir, Exec Development Programs
Turner Broadcasting System
Atlanta GA
http://www.turner.com/careers/job-search

research and evaluate new applications that will provide new improved feature functionality and efficiencies to optimize the existing infrastructure
Sr. Identity Management Engineer   39127
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

working with broadcast sales managers to empower local account executives with creative digital solutions, providing Interactive marketing solutions to agencies and local direct clients
Internet Sales Director
RAYCOM Media
Montgomery AL
http://www.raycommedia.com/careers/default.aspx

synthesize all consumer, media, and marketplace intelligence into strategic recommendations for Telemundo Media leadership
EVP Research & Insights, Telemundo Media   3863BR
NBCUniversal
Hialeah FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

help design and implement a systems architecture consisting of cloud computing and virtualization technologies
Cloud Computing Engineer
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

create innovative, best in class design concepts and templates for mobile marketing campaigns
Interaction Designer
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

planning and placement of various media buys spanning multiple channels and markets
Media Buyer
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

collect feedback from clients, consumers, and Vibes’ Client Services team and translate user needs to product requirements
Business Analyst
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

responsible for assisting assigned sales consultants in developing client advertising media solutions for accounts with moderate to high revenue potential as well as coordinating and troubleshooting the acquisition and fulfillment of advertising orders for those accounts
Media Sales Services Specialist I   39143
Cox Careers
Phoenix AZ
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

develop formal client-specific plans for continually growing Cox¿s market share
Media Consultant, Cox Media   39125
Cox Careers
Omaha NE
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

reviews work from a relatively long-term perspective and against the function’s goals
VP, Field Operations – Area Vice President
Comcast
Englewood CO
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

manage a book of business consisting of up to 200+ Direct clients
Account Manager, Mid Market Search   1242153
Yahoo
Hillsboro OR
http://us.careers.yahoo.com/

responsible for multiple functions within the Digital Business Reporting team
Digital Business Reporting Analyst   21743BR
ESPN
Seattle WA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

project manage advertiser campaign research on Hulu, from study design and inception through completion
Advertising Research Manager
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

lead the development of all Hulu sponsorships and promotions while complimenting our content offering, innovative ad products, and clean user experience
Advertising Solutions Promotions Manager
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

collaborate with designers, developers, marketing and product managers to understand digital production needs and manage your work queue
Digital Productions Artist
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

drive the product vision for Hulu’s advertising platform
Product manager, Advertising Innovations
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

hold primary ownership at Hulu for using all means available to maximize audience and success for a group of original and exclusively licensed shows on Hulu.com and Hulu Plus
Show Lead – Original and Exclusive Programming
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

manage across different cross functional teams
Technical Program Manager – Analytics
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

responsible for the ideation, design and creation of cutting edge new products
Product Manager, E! Online   3885BR
NBCUniversal
Los Angeles CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

analyze and document relevant business processes, including facilitating user interview/meetings and documenting the current and future state business processes
Sr. Business Analyst   DOM00001A
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

work on cutting-edge, technology-oriented privacy and data security issues relating to all aspects of Fox’s global entertainment business
Senior Counsel, Privacy   FFE0000741
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

negotiating a variety of scripted television program production, distribution, acquisition and development deals and drafting the applicable related agreements, including all above-the-line talent agreements and rights agreements
Vice President, Business &Legal Affairs   FNG0000889
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

pursues and develops partnerships with new and existing clients and properties
Manager, National Partnerships   FNG0000906
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

gain exposure to the international distribution and networks businesses of a global media company while providing key analysis to Vice President, Sales Strategy and Development
Sales Strategy and Development Analyst, Western Europe   4186BR
NBCUniversal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

identify and cultivate new revenue opportunities within existing pool of Disney.com business partners
Partner Manager, Business Development Partner Management   1027BR
Walt Disney Corporation
North Hollywood CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

identify and cultivate new revenue opportunities within existing pool of Disney.com business partners
Partner Manager, Business Development  1027BR
Walt Disney Corporation
North Hollywood CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

create and administer compensation plans and programs that attract, retain and motivate employees in the Disney ABC Television Group
Manager – Compensation   21625BR
Walt Disney Corporation
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

drafting and negotiating complex deals and agreements involving the development and production of animated television and other programming
Sr. Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs
MTV Networks
Burbank CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

overall management of the Yahoo! Sports editorial desk
Head of Editorial, Yahoo! Sports   1143786
Yahoo
Santa Monica CA
http://us.careers.yahoo.com/

invent, adopt, and deploy technologies that give us sustainable differentiation in the next generation search
VP, Search Architecture   037095
Yahoo
Sunnyvale CA
http://us.careers.yahoo.com/

be the primary point-of-contact representing Yahoo! to all key internal and external stakeholders
Head of Third Party Production, Yahoo! Studios   1242075
Yahoo
Santa Monica CA
http://us.careers.yahoo.com/

build and maintain a high-performance operations team comprising service engineering and product support engineers accepting nothing short of excellence in managing the day-to-day responsibilities of the organization
Sr Mgr, Eng
Yahoo
Sunnyvale CA
http://us.careers.yahoo.com/

manage projects and/or programs through the Product Development Life Cycle (PDLC)
Senior Technical Program Manager   1143131
Yahoo
Sunnyvale CA
http://us.careers.yahoo.com/

responsible for a portfolio of Yahoo! products and services and called upon to counsel on numerous legal subject areas
Senior Legal Director, Product   1242203
Yahoo
Sunnyvale CA
http://us.careers.yahoo.com/

successful delivery of projects to specification, time and budget
Senior Technical Project Manager
KIT digital
Solana Beach CA
http://www.kitd.com/company/careers/

develop concepts to meet the strategy, and then execute the entire production workflow
Creative Promotions Producer   10584BR
CBS Corporation
West Sacramento CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsible for ongoing management and development of direct revenue products on Download.com
Product Manager – Direct Revenue Programs   10585BR
Cox Careers
San Francisco CA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

manages small-to-medium projects from initiation through project completion
Project Manager
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5094

responsible for the successful delivery of large-scale client engagements and/or multiple smaller engagements for a single client
Senior Project Manager
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5162

~ RECAP: THIS WEEK’S CYNOPSIS CLASSIFIEDS ~

JOB OPENING: MGR NTL PRTNRSHPS/Home Team Sports/CHI: Sell TV driven multi-platform sponsorships (nat’l, local & dig). Dvlp partnerships w/new & existing clients/props. BA/BS pref.5 yr min ad sales exp. www.foxcareers.com FNG0000906 (1/25)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/Oakland, NJ: Seeks AE for local ad sales.4+ yrs ad sales exp. pref cable tv, radio, e-media adv. Valid NJ DL. See full posting and apply to www.cablevision.jobs req 16187BR (1/25)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/Elmsford, NY: Seeks AE for local ad sales.4+ yrs ad sales exp. pref cable tv, radio, e-media adv. Valid NY DL. See full posting and apply to www.cablevision.jobs req 14320BR (1/25)

JOB OPENING: MEDIA RATINGS MGR/STAMFORD CT: 2+yrs Nielsen Ratings Exp (Arianna & Galaxy) & working knwede of Sports Broadcasting. Knwldg of SQAD CPMs exp helpful as well as referential DB knwldg. RESUME: careers@repucom.net (1/21)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/TV Guide/NY: 2+ yrs digital exp. Plan/ execute online media plans, wrk w/ mktg to devlp client presentations, monitor campaign delivery & deliver superior custmr service to clients resumes@lionsgate.com (1/21)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL SALES PLANNER/Weather Chan/NY: Motivated, self-starter, exc. comm skills. Strong PC skills; PP word, excel. Solid presentation skills & using multi media tools; BA/BS req’d. Res: bgoodfellow@weather.com (1/21)

JOB OPENING: RSRCH DIR/MEREDITH/ATL HUB: Supports offsite sales mgmt in DMA 25+ stations. BA & min 5 yrs in brdcst TV/cable. More info/apply: http://www.meredith.com/meredith_corporate/careers.html (1/21)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT MGR/NASCAR/NY: support sponsors strategic mktg & activations. 7+ yrs exp in sports sponsorship w/ league/property &/or agency exp. www.employment.nascar.com (1/20)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES COORD/COMCAST SPOTLIGHT/LA: Targets and launches campaign ads and provides quality assurance for live ads. Maintain ad sales inv. 2-5 yrs related exp. Apply: www.ecentralmetrics.com/url/?u=2810867504-10 (1/20)

JOB OPENING: DIR AD SALES MKTG/TRAVEL CHANNEL/GAC/NY: Create sponsorship proposals, mng prtnrshp relationships, dvlp integ & talent related plans & proactive sponsorship campaigns. Info: http://www.scrippsnetworks.com & # 2764 (1/20)

JOB OPENING: CONSUMER INSIGHTS/RESEARCH SR ANALYST/L.A.: Coord & execute qual/quant research studies across Mattel brands. 4-yr degree & 2- 5 yrs exper in consumer research required. Resume to: http://www.mattel.com/careers (1/20)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/NY: Support Ad Sales/Prog Rsarch by collecting & evaluating ratings. 1+ yrs TV media rsarch exp, familiar with tools-Nielsen/MRI/Simmons/TGI/IBOPE. To apply contact: Marlene.Garcia@fox.com (1/19)

JOB OPENING: INV MGR-PLANNING/Uni Cable Nets/NY: Support Dir. on invntry mgmt/stewardship/revenue rptg. Must be detailed/analytical/able to multi-task. Exp. in media/DM/VCI/Spanish a +. Apply- SalesPlanningJobsNYC@univision.net (1/19)

JOB OPENING: DIR/EXEC DIR OF CONTRACT ADMIN/JIM HENSON CO/LA: Manage contracts and the rights database, including shepherding distribution sales through contract negotiation, drafting and execution. http://www.jobpostings@henson.com (1/19)

JOB OPENING: SALES EXECUTIVE/RLTV/LA: Opening LA office/work from home. Revenue goals, new bus dev & sponsorship sales. Strong decision maker relationships, strategic, creative, 7+yrs national sales exp. Resume to: resume@rl.tv (1/19)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES COORD/COMCAST SPOTLIGHT/CHI: Targets and launches campaign ads and provides quality assurance for live ads. Maintain ad sales inv. 2-5 yrs related exp. Apply : www.ecentralmetrics.com/url/?u=2810867504-10 (1/19)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, MEDIA AD SALES RESEARCH/NY-Warner Bros. Media Sales: (Syndication) strong analytical and presentation writing skills. Adept w/Nielsen systems, MRI and Simmons. Email: Wbjobs@trm.brassring.com RE: UCTC/128416BR (1/18)

JOB OPENING: SALES COORDINATOR/Outcast/Chicago: Coordinate details of sales planning process through delivery, placement, and maintenance of accounts Requirements: MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PwrPt Apply to: Adam.Rubin@outcast.net (1/18)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES COORD/TV ONE/CHICAGO: Supprt the Ad Sales team/Acct executives w/ direct comm w/ ad agencies regarding logistics of commercial scheduling. 3 yrs exp in cust. srvc & ad sales. Visit www.tvone.tv to apply (1/18)

JOB OPENING: NAT’L SALES MGR/KVOA-TV (NBC)/Tucson: Work at excellent station with a veteran sales mngmnt team. Winning attitude, proven-track record in nat’l and/or local sales mngmnt a must. Resume/cover: bshaw@kvoa.com (1/18)

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

SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: DISTRIBUTION INTERN/JIM HENSON CO/LA: Support the sales and marketing team that licenses television series and movies to TV networks, DVD companies, digital platforms, and other clients worldwide. http://jobpostings@henson.com (1/19)

~ RECAP: THIS WEEK IN EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Effective immediately, MediaVest USA promoted Christine Merrifield to President/Video Investment and Activation.  In her new role, Christine is charged with managing all facets involving video investment and activation across broadband, broadcast, cable, local and out-of-home in addition to investment operations.  Christine will further remain on the agency’s Executive Team.  She reports to Bill Tucker, CEO.

Spanish Broadcasting System Inc. (SBS) elevated Zev Levy to Director/Sales of SBS Los Angeles.  Zev, who was previously the GSM for KLAX 97.9FM “La Raza” and KXOL 96.3FM “Latino” stations, will now supervise the consolidated sales efforts for both L.A. stations including SBS Interactive and SBS Entertainment. 

Beginning June 2012, Preston Beckman, EVP/Strategic Program Planning and Research with Fox Broadcasting Company will take on the new position as Senior Strategist for Fox Networks Group.  Preston will offer his knowledge and strategic insight into scheduling, programming and research for all FNG entertainment divisions.  He will report directly to Peter Rice, Chairman/Entertainment, Fox Networks Group.

A promotion was granted to Annie Howell to VP/Corporate Communications and Media Relations at Crown Media Family Networks.  Annie will continue to manage the full range of the company’s corporate communications, media relations, social media as well as program publicity in addition to offering strategic guidance to company executives.  Annie further takes on the expanded role as supervisor of the company’s investor and government relations functions.  Based in the company’s New York office, Annie reports to Bill Abbott, President/CEO.  Crown Media Family Networks is over Crown Media Holdings, Inc., which owns and operates Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel.

Effective immediately, FremantleMedia named Trish Kinane as President/Worldwide Entertainment.  Trish has been serving as Acting President/Worldwide Entertainment since last year and will continue to report to Gary Carter, COO.  Also effective immediately, FremantleMedia appointed Rob Clark to the newly-created role as Director/Global Entertainment Development where he will increase the company’s activities involving the creation and acquisition of international entertainment formats.  Rob will join the company’s Operating Board and will report to Tony Cohen, FremantleMedia’s CEO.

Insight Strategy Group hired author and gender marketing expert Jen Drexler as VP.  Jen is charged with increasing the company’s profile as a thought leader involving gender’s role in consumer behavior.  Prior to this appointment, Jen worked for brand planning and qualitative research company Just Ask a Woman. 

Nancy Rewis advances to VP/Commerce Enterprise for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM).  In this newly-minted position, Nancy will oversee all e-commerce and digital ad sales integration on behalf of the three networks.  Nancy is based in Atlanta and reports to Dennis Adamovich, SVP/Brand and Digital Activation/GM of Festivals for TBS, TNT and TCM.

Brad Samuels, takes on the new position of EVP/Distribution with Ovation.  Brad will lead the network’s distribution efforts across all platforms and is based in New York and will report to Chad Gutstein.  Furthermore, Chad Gutstein was promoted to COO up from EVP. Chad was an original member of the group that acquired Ovation in 2006.

Former consultant for Food Network and Cooking Channel, Samantha Wolfe joins RLTV as Director/Marketing where she will work closely with the ad sales and affiliate sales teams on the creation and implementation of marketing strategies for the network’s clients.  Samantha will additionally work with the programming, digital and on-air promotions groups to help spur tune-in and consumer awareness for the network’s programs.

CBS News tapped Lee Woodruff as Contributor for CBS This Morning.  Lee is an author and also the husband of ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff. 

Mariana Flynn was upped to VP/Development  West Coast with TLC based at the network’s Los Angeles office.  Amy Savitsky was added as VP/Development  East Coast based at the network’s Silver Spring, MD headquarters.  Mariana has been with TLC since 2007 and has been Director/Development working on such shows as All American Muslim, Freaky Eaters, One Big Happy Family the upcoming new series featuring Niecy Nash and Southwest Airlines.  Amy joins from Discovery Channel where she developed series including Swamp Brothers and Texas Drug Wars.  Both Mariana and Amy will report to Amy Winter, GM, TLC.

AKQA elevated Pierre Lipton as Executive Creative Director.  In his new role, Pierre will head the creative unit at the company’s San Francisco office which handles such clients as Audi of America, Target, Visa, Xbox and YouTube.  Pierre joins Brendan Dibona, Executive Creative Director based at the company’s Washington, D.C. office and both report to Rei Inamoto, CCO who continues to supervise the creative for the US and Asian markets.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS, Inc.) advertising sales unit has restructured its executive team:

  • Heading the division will be longtime Turner executive Greg D’Alba in the newly-created position of President/News and Turner Digital Ad Sales
  • Additionally, Donna Speciale was hired from MediaVest USA to become President/Turner Entertainment and Animation Ad Sales.  Greg and Donna will each supervise a team of senior sales executives who will work for the Turner domestic roster of television networks, websites and digital platforms and both report to David Levy, President/Sales, Distribution and Sports for TBS, Inc. 
  • Also reporting to David Levy are Coleman Breland, EVP/COO of Turner Network Sales; Lenny Daniels, EVP/COO of Turner Sports; and Michael Salerno, who is being upped to EVP/Strategic Planning and Operations and will take on ad sales operations to his scope of duties for Turner’s linear and digital networks and platforms. 
  • Furthermore, Walker Jacobs now reports to Greg D’Alba in the newly-created position of EVP/Digital Ad Sales
  • Katrina Cukaj was promoted to EVP of CNN Ad Sales and will continue to report to Greg D’Alba. 
  • In addition, Frank Sgrizzi was appointed to the newly-minted position of EVP/Turner Entertainment Ad Sales, reporting to Donna Speciale. 
  • Joe Hogan will relocate from Chicago to New York to become EVP/truTV, Cartoon and Adult Swim Ad Sales reporting to Donna Speciale.
  • Lenny Daniels now will head Turner Sports Ad Sales where he will oversee programming, scheduling, production, marketing, strategy, operations and other core business functions.  Jon Diament, EVP/Turner Sports Ad Sales will now report to Lenny Daniels.

Beginning immediately, former Univision Senior AE Michael McAlone was appointed as VP/Sales for Telemundo’s Owned and Operated station KTMD/Houston.  Michael will report to Roel Medina, President/GM, KTMD-TV.

Entravision Communications Corporation bumped Mario M. Carrera to the new position of SVP/Spanish-Language Television to manage all of Entravision’s Spanish-language television assets.  Most recently Mario headed the company’s radio, television and interactive properties in Colorado as VP/GM for the last eight years.

Former TV Guide Network sales executive Adam Nash has joined REELZCHANNEL as AE.  Adam will be charged with generating revenue and creating custom marketing proposals on behalf of major clients while based in the network’s New York City office.

Effective immediately, Veria Living added Paul Cestari as Assistant GM and VP/Content and Distribution and Sandeep Krishnamurthy as Head/OTT Distribution.  Both will be based at the company’s New York headquarters.

James Kreckler was hired by iVillage as VP/Advertising Sales, effective immediately.  James joins from Rodale where he served as VP/Digital Ad Sales.  In his new position, he will report jointly to Scott Schiller, EVP/NBCUniversal’s Digital Advertising Sales and Jodi Kahn, President, iVillage.

Turner Broadcasting System Europe Limited named Domingo Corral as Entertainment Content Chief, EMEA in addition to his current position as SVP/GM, Spain.  Domingo will now lead general entertainment content for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.  Domingo is based in Madrid.

Syfy has named Robyn Lattaker-Johnson, Wayne Sampson and Colin Whelan as VPs/Alternative Programming as well as Tori Socha and Andrew Whitney as Directors/Alternative Programming.  Robyn, Wayne and Colin, reporting to Tim Krubsack, SVP/Alternative Programming will supervise the network’s current roster of reality series in addition to developing new unscripted projects.  Tori and Andrew will support the programming team as well as identify new projects for development.  All five are based at Syfy’s Los Angeles office.

Krista Sonne takes on the new role as VP/Scheduling with Lifetime Networks.  In her new position, Krista will develop and execute all original and acquired program scheduling strategies for Lifetime, LMN and Lifetime Real Women.  Based in New York, she will report to Christian Drobnyk, SVP/Scheduling and Acquisitions. 

Correction: Annie Howell was promoted to EVP/Corporate Communications and Media Relations at Crown Media Family Networks.  We regret making an error with her title in Tuesday’s edition.

Effective immediately, Cheil USA, under CCO Lars Bastholm has hired Adam Wohl as Group Creative Director and Kaare Wesnaes as Director/Creative Technology.  Both are based in New York and will report directly to Lars.

Current TV added Laura Nelson as SVP/Communications to head all public relations efforts for the network encompassing corporate communications, internal communications, program publicity and executive communications. 

Clare Alter is now representing the broadcast library sales in North America for BFS Entertainment & Multimedia Limited.  BFS recently was named the North American distributor for broadcast sales for the High Point Media Group productions in the UK.

Former BBDO Proximity China executive David Hunt takes on the new position as GM at AKQA’s Shanghai office.  David will manage the Shanghai staff and be responsible for the growing client list in this region.  In his new position, David will report to Stuart Sproule, Managing Director of San Francisco and Shanghai. 

Beginning immediately, Derek Brown becomes VP/GM of Meredith Corporation’s WHNS FOX Carolina

Veteran programming executive Rod Aissa joins Oxygen Media as SVP/Original Programming and Development, starting immediately.  Rod will provide oversight for all development and production of the network’s original programming.  He will also spearhead the roster of new titles, all working titles and returning series.  Rod reports to Jason Klarman, President and is based in New York. 

Chris Kiriakatis advances to SVP/Digital, Advertiser Sales for Sony Pictures Television (SPT).  In his new role, Chris will head all US digital ad sales for SPT including Crackle.com, PlayStation Network, DoctorOz.com, NateBerkus.com and FearNet.com.  Chris will also manage the digital teams based in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles while he reports to Amy Carney, President/Advertiser Sales, SPT.

Tim Shaw was promoted from AE to Director/National Advertising Sales at REELZCHANNEL.  In his new role, Tim will be charged with increasing the network’s revenue by forging new media and marketing partnerships.  He is based at the network’s New York City office.  Prior to this advancement, Tim was with Turner Entertainment Sales from 2006 to 2011. 

Strengthening its programming team, Bravo Media elevated Deirdre Bianchi to the newly-minted role as VP/Program Planning and Acquisitions.  Deirdre will now manage the strategic scheduling of Bravo’s programming, all off-network and motion picture acquisitions and additionally be the network’s liaison to NBCUniversal’s cross-platform programmers among other duties.  Based in New York, she reports to David Brewer, VP/Program Strategy and Acquisitions.

Effective immediately, Richard C. Sutton was appointed Global Head/Sales for CBS Interactive Music Group.  Richard will supervise the worldwide sales activities for various properties including Last.fm, metrolyrics.com, MP3.com and Radio.com.  Previously, Richard was with WebMD where he served as SVP/Consumer Markets.

WNET, parent company of New York’s public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV added Caroline Croen as VP/CFO and Treasurer and Lisa Mantone as VP/Development and Communications.  Caroline joins from Jazz at Lincoln Center where she was CFO and in her new position she will manage the financial security and growth of WNET.  Lisa comes to WNET from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) where she served as Associate Deputy Director/External Affairs.  At WNET, Lisa will oversee all fundraising functions encompassing membership, major gifts, foundation support and national and local underwriting.  Lisa will also supervise WNET’s 50th anniversary campaign. 

Telemundo Media tapped Denise McManus as VP/Sales for Telemundo Arizona.  Denise will begin her new position as of January 17 and she will report to Araceli De Leon, Regional VP/GM, Telemundo Southwest.

Later — John
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01.17.12

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