Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Cynopsis: Classified

Advantage

03/29/11

Good morning – it’s Wednesday, March 29, 2011, and this is your weekly issue of Cynopsis: Classified Advantage! 

To Blog or not to Blog…

Is there a way to have a living, breathing resume/cover letter that potential employers can read ant any time?  There is, and it’s called a blog. 

Imagine that you and ten other people are up for a job, you all have similar resumes and cover letters, but you also have 20-30 articles on the industry for which you’ve applied.  They don’t.  Because you’ve been blogging and they haven’t.  But there are some rules you should stick by.

Don’t just blog.  Go to networking events, be active within your industry in ways other ways than just blogging.  Show that you are engaged in what you’re doing and also comment on other people’s blog but do so in a professional manner.

Blog on a schedule, don’t be haphazard about it. Demonstrate your professionalism by publishing your blog the same amount of times each week, and on the same days. 

Be Specific.  Writing about an industry as a whole might sound like a great idea, but it’s better to stick with what you really know, rather than combining it with what you’ve read. People within an industry can always tell the difference.

Always be professional.  You should blog your opinions about news and events within your industry, but keep those opinions professional.  Remember who might be reading your blog.  If you disagree with something, state why, without emotion and back it with facts.  Never write anything that you don’t want a hiring manager to read.

Blog under your professional name and market it on your resume, cover letter, and any social sites you belong to.  Like an artist portfolio, you want potential employers to see your work. 

Blogging is one of the best ways unemployed people can demonstrate their knowledge about an industry.  By writing about the current trends, it shows employers that you are staying engaged, educated and active.  When competition for getting a good job is so tough, blogging can make the difference in your favor.

Nest Issue: The Creative Resume

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 ~
The Closer: Who Do You Need to Be Close To?
by Jessica Sitomer

Kyra Sedgwick won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the Closer but for the purposes of this article, she stands out because I’d say she is less than 1 degree of Kevin Bacon. You may have heard of the Hollywood game called “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.”

Kevin has acted in so many projects with such great talents (in Flatliners alone he worked with Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, and Hope Davis) that actors look at whom they’ve worked with and figure out in how many degrees they are connected to Kevin Bacon. I worked on a pilot called Wild Oats starring Paul Rudd who starred in a movie with Jennifer Aniston who starred in a movie with Kevin Bacon. See how it works? While it’s a fun game for actors, it’s a reality for anyone who wants to make it in the entertainment industry–it’s “who you’re connected to.”

A Contact List, is a list of everyone you know in the industry broken down by classification and rated by how well you know each person. There are many uses for this list.

First, just the action of putting it together can remind you of people with whom you’ve been out of touch.

Second, it gives you a perspective. If you’ve been out of work and you have only ten names on your list, you don’t know enough people to hire you. If you know two hundred people but rate them low, you’re missing deep relationships. You now know that an action you need to take is to build those relationships. If you know two hundred people with high ratings and you’re not working, it’s most likely because you’re not asking for help or your attitude is an obstacle.

The list is also useful in getting to the people you want to know. When I hear people say, “It’s all who you know,” it always sounds like a complaint, as if it’s an obstacle. I suppose it could appear to be so if you don’t feel you know the right people.

Here are some ideas for creating a Contact List:

  • Design it on a computer in Word, Excel, or another database program
  • Make it on a corkboard using pushpins and colored paper
  • Draw it on poster board using colored markers

Once you make your Contact List, answer the follow questions to evaluate your contacts:

  • In what classifications do you need more relationships?
  • With whom do you want to deepen your relationships?
  • With whom have you been out of contact? Do you want to get back into contact with them?

Because there are truly “six degrees of Kevin Bacon” in this industry, it is possible to get to know whomever you want. And with all of her own success, I say we start the female version of the game: Six Degrees of Kyra Sedgwick. Who’s with me?

Jessica Sitomer,The Greenlight Coach,is a top Entertainment Industry Speaker and Coach and is the author of And…Action! Powerful, Proven, and Proactive Strategies to Achieve Success in the Entertainment Industry. To learn more about her, visit, www.TheGreenlightCoach.com

 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 Jessica Sitomer

Do bosses assume when I request a performance review, that I am really asking for a raise?

Are you? If you are, then they probably have a good idea because it will reflect in the way you ask. If you’re not, you will most likely tell them why you want the performance review, in which case they won’t assume you’re asking for a raise. So, I’m not really clear why you’re asking this question. If it’s because you want a raise, and a performance review will reflect that you deserve one, then what does it matter if they know? If you feel that asking for a raise will somehow put your job in jeopardy but you still want a performance review on file for the future when it’s a better time to ask, then make it clear when asking that you’re not asking for a raise, simply a performance review. Anything they choose to assume after that is out of your control.

I graduated from college in 2010, and have been applying to positions in TV production since then, via company website; however, I rarely hear anything back. I’ve been told by many people that “applying online is not the way to get a job”, but if you do not know anyone at the company, how else are you supposed to do it? My connections from interning have only taken me so far, and now I am just frustrated and feeling hopeless. College career centers do not prepare students for this.

Applying online is the equivalent of a cold call. This is a small enough business that when a position opens up, the people who know someone are top of the list. Which means, if you are not hearing about jobs, you’re either not living in a market where there is a lot of television production happening or you don’t know the right people.

And you are correct. Most college career centers do not prepare students for this because technically, what “this” is, is business school. You are out there being the CEO of company YOU and if you don’t have the skills to network, sell, and market yourself properly, create a yearly business plan, strategize, and everything else that “business owners” do to generate work, then you will indeed feel hopeless. The good news is, once you have the business tools to generate work in the entertainment industry, not only do you feel empowered, you also have the edge over your competition, who are currently feeling as hopeless as you.

Jessica Sitomer, The Greenlight Coach, answers an entertainment industry question daily at www.AndActionBook.blogspot.com .

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JOB OF THE WEEK …

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

OTHER INDUSTRY JOBS OF INTEREST …

participate in the development of custom marketing programs that leverage MTV Networks reach and engagement capabilities
Manager, Integrated Marketing
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

execute and schedule interactive advertising campaigns using Solbright, Doubleclick’s DART for Publishers, and Freewheel’s MRM ad management platforms
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 /

conceptualize, document and drive execution of new features on Content Management Platform
Manager, Content & Site Management Product
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

development of conceptual treatments, write copy & scripts, direct art direction and post-production of on-air promos spots and campaigns for MTV, MTV2 and mtvU
Producer, On Air Promotions
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

collect, process, validate, and disseminate digital product engagement and quality of service data
Analyst, Digital Products
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

responsible for ensuring Budgets/estimates reflect the vision and operating plan of the GM and channel management
Vice President, Finance-Comedy Central
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

lead collaboration across sales, research, ad ops, and site to create, route, package, and sell vibrant, market-leading, insight-driven solutions and products
VP, Digital Integrated Marketing
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

supervise day to day activities and broadcast log production for select networks
Manager – Commercial Operations   3527
Discovery Communications
NYC NY
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3527/job

actively seek participation in the DEF (Discovery Editor’s Forum) mentorship program as mentors to tier one, two and three Editors
Senior Editor   3511
Discovery Communications
NYC NY
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3511/job

act as the first point of contact for digital media syndication partners
Content Manager – Digital Media
BBC America
NYC NY
https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/BBC/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10447&esid=az

accountable for administering daily online advertising operations responsibilities for
Digital Advertising Operations Specialist
BBC America
NYC NY
https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/BBC/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10473&esid=az

responsible for delivery of effective advertiser-focused products for the North American market and is the main point of contact between the North American sales organization and the BBC.com global product and delivery teams
Manager – BBC.com
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
BBC America
NYC NY
https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/BBC/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10478&esid=az

daily liaison with media contacts, talent, productions, London contacts and internal departments as well as organization of, and attendance at, key press conferences and trade shows throughout the year is expected
Publicity Manager – BBCA
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

lead the digital manifestation of BBC America shows
Senior Digital Producer – BBCAmerica.com
BBC America
NYC NY
https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/BBC/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10491&esid=az

responsible for recruiting, training& leading a sales team who will be charged with prospecting, researching, soliciting and developing business for the division
VP Business Development   8017BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

supervise production billing process for CBS Operations & Engineering production facilities in New York
Senior Accountant   8013BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsible for the preparation of Insertion Orders and placement of advertising with media vehicle
Media Planner   8938
Razorfish
NYC NY
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8938/job

work with client engagement to identify and define mobile opportunities that align with the clients’ digital marketing goals and strategies
Director of Mobile   8781
Razorfish
NYC NY
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8781/job

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/

works with Business Development group and relevant internal colleagues to develop new business and product initiatives
Director, Business Development   289490
ESPN
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

responsibilities include developing and executing ABC News Radio’s strategy for content and third party relationships, with a focus on smartly growing the business and product offerings across all digital audio platforms
Manager, Business Development   289453
ABC News Radio
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

the primary areas of focus for the Interactive Technology group encompass HBO’s Web properties and new business development centered on new and emerging technology platforms
HBO Business Analyst – Interactive Technology   123347BR
Time Warner
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for the implementation of HBO’s product marketing strategy for the On Demand, HD and 3D digital platforms
HBO Associate Manager, Digital Product Marketing   123320BR
Time Warner
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

reporting to the Finance Manager, this position is responsible for supporting the financial aspects of paper purchasing and paper expense allocation for Time Inc. magazines and various outside customers
Financial Analyst, Production   123305BR
Time Warner
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

provide top line and detailed analyses, reports, presentations, and highlights covering Oxygen online properties (Oxygen.com, Oxygen Live) and competitors
Sr. Digital Research Analyst   1452BR
Universal Television Group
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

responsible for managing daily communications activities for the Integrated Strategic Marketing (ISM) department
Director Communications, NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital
networks   1449BR
Universal Television Group
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

analyze Scheduling grids; communicate cost impact to upper management
Manager Programming Finance, Bravo   1422BR
Universal Television Group
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

work with Sales, Programming, Production, Promotions, Online and Music Marketing departments to conceive, write and present multi-platform client integrated marketing programs
Manager, Integrated Marketing
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

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

negotiate affiliation agreements for content distribution with digital media platforms on behalf of ABC, ESPN and the ABC Cable Networks Group
Senior Account Executive   290306
ESPN
Bristol CT
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

work with news producers, reporters and news managers to obtain information and video for production of topical promos to push viewer to NBC Connecticut newscasts
Preditor, Promotions Producer   1429BR
NBC Local Media
West Hartford CT
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

provide sell-through support and general digital sales expertise to team of integrated sellers on an as-needed basis
Manager, Digital Accounts & Development   123336BR
Time Warner
Stamford CT
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

oversee and drive digital initiatives for NBC Olympics; including the digital media roadmap, product development, information architecture, design, site and sales production, and key vendor management
Director Product and Program Management   1438BR
Universal Television Group
Stamford CT
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

define & write product release requirements, conduct competitive benchmarking, leverage customer research & other data, write product solution whitepapers, and work with CNBC Product Managers to help define go-to-market strategies
Digital Product Analyst   1385BR
Englewood Cliffs NJ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

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

conceive, write and produce television, print and radio campaigns for Network On Air marketing team
Senior Writer Producer   3529
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3529/job

lead all aspects of high-priority affiliate partner programs, assuming full ownership after hand-off from Sales Team
Account Director – Partnerships   3528
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3528/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

a ll aspects of domestic newsgathering including editorial content, affiliate relations, logistics, internal communications with CNN networks and services and cost control
Sr. Assignment Editor-Regional   123318BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for the production of Discovery Kids’ On-Air promotion’s and branding for the DLA markets
OAP Producer   3521
Discovery Communications
Miami FL
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3521/job

consults with managers and supervisors regarding employee discipline and performance issues
Senior Representative, Employee Relations   1411BR
Universal Studios
Orlando FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

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

prospect potential buyers, set up meetings, make presentations and close deals
Sales Account Exec
plum tv
Miami Beach FL
http://www.plumtv.com/jobs.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
Universal Television Group
Hileah FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

responsible for selling advertising to clients buying Latin America from a pan regional perspective in Miami and additional US territories such as Texas and California
Manager, International Advertising Sales   290540
ESPN
Coral Gables FL
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

CBS Radio Tampa is seeking a Senior Level Sales Professional who thrives in a high performance environment
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (WQYK-FM)(Senior Level)   7964BR
CBS Radio
Tampa FL
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

generate lead story ideas for newscasts
Managing Editor   7983BR
CBS Television Stations
Minnesota MN
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

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

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

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

deliver digital sales revenue for CNBC in a newly established sales organization focused on integrated customer solutions and premium digital sales products
CNBC Digital Account Executive   1440BR
CNBC
Chicago IL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

responsible for over-all production functions in Fox Sports Midwest’s coverage of pre and post game programming, as well as additional programming initiatives as assigned by the Executive Producer   FNG0000339
Fox Careers
St Louis MO
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

highly energetic and motivated sales professional that thrives in a high performance environment and possesses a true passion for selling
Account Executive   4849BR
CBS Corporation
Dallas TX
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

manage and supervise one or more business affairs lawyers and contract managers in connection with TLC’s programming development, production and licensing activities and Discovery Studios’ production deals and activities
VP – Business & Legal Affairs   3505
Discovery Communications
Los Angeles CA
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3505/job

responsible for all content coverage on a daily basis and work closely with the copy editor, staff writer, and freelance writers
Sr. Content Editor   FNG0000198
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

proactively identify, qualify, pitch, and close business with top interactive agencies as well as smaller direct clients
Account Executive   FNG0000267
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

develops understanding of customer operations and applies it in researching potential solutions
Sr. PeopleSoft Functional Analyst   FFE0000021
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

maintain the efficient use and high availability of the Citrix farm
Sr Citrix Engineer   FFE0000204
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

lead the team responsible for relationships with the Company’s largest distributors
SVP, National Accounts   FNG0000357
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

prepare monthly Affiliate revenue and expense forecasts for all Fox networks
Director, Finance   FNG0000345
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

lead the team responsible for relationships with the Company’s largest distributors
SVP, National Accounts   FNG0000357
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

plan, design, assist in the development, testing and launch efficient business, financial and operations systems in support of core organizational functions and business processes
Business Analyst – QA   7993BR
CBS Corporation
Los Angeles CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

develop strategies to source, attract, recruit and select high quality candidates against defined criteria
Senior Recruiter   290311
Disney ABC Television
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

work as a strategic consultant, advisor and change agent on corporate citizenship for The Walt Disney Company
Senior Manager, Corporate Citizenship, Insights and Integration   290310
Walt Disney Company
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

prepare DPS & BARR reports
Senior Contract Administrator   123349BR
Time Warner
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

in a time sensitive environment, ensures that promotion, production, and commercial integration meet all proscribed deadlines in order to meet affiliate and CW Network traffic requirements
Manager, Traffic & Programming   123348BR
Time Warner
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

partners with the MIS Director of Project Management on key activities and deliverables
Director, Financial Planning, Global Planning Project Regular Limited   123307BR
Time Warner
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for day-to-day and quarterly-close accounting responsibilities, primarily related to the Corporate segment balance sheet
Financial Analyst, Corporate Accounting   290567
Walt Disney Company
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

acts as a primary day to day account contact for business units (BU), leading business analysis and project management of new site development as well as site transitions
Sr Mgr, Digital Media   290460
Walt Disney Corporation
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

support primary research and programming research projects for Disney ABC Cable Networks Group, which includes the non-sports related cable networks for The Walt Disney Company
Senior Research Analyst   290461
Walt Disney Corporation
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

work in International Television Distribution finance, responsible for budgeting, forecasting, and providing analytical support for the International New Media (PPV/VOD/EST) Business
Director, International New Media Finance   1435BR
Universal Television Group
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

manage all facets of production including: scheduling, resource management, internal approvals, asset delivery and routine production tasks
Senior Producer – Monkey Quest
MTV Networks
Glendale CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

reporting to the VP/GM of DIMG Publishing the VP Strategic Account Sales will lead the organization’s digital publishing sales group
VP, Strategic Account Sales   290453
Walt Disney Corporation
Glendale CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

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
Account Director
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4784

works with discipline leads in creative, online media, engineering, and business development to formulate marketing strategy for new business presentations, lead project teams, create marketing briefs, develop new analytical models, and nurture departmental relations
Director Strategy
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4775

strategic business partner and advisor to senior executives with a solid track record of achievement
VP, Human Resources
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?, org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4462

lead all daily HR operations for a 500 employee region of Razorfish. Offices are in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle
Human Resources, Director   8926
Razorfish
San Francisco CA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8926/job

responsible for building and maintaining territory ad revenue, and when possible exceeding goals through creative and strategic selling
Account Executive   7977BR
CBS Corporation
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: DIGITAL ASR/ABC FAMILY/NY: Responsible for pre-sale digital sales management for ABC Family’s digital properties. Develop digital plans & structure plans that meet client needs. Apply: disneycareers.com ID 289296 (4/2)

JOB OPENING: SR DIR RSRCH, ENT MKTG/ATL: 10+yrs exp in media rsrch & non-media consumer rsrch. BA req’d. Strong knwlg incl Statistics, Mkt Rsrch, Comm. Strong PC skills incl: SSPS, Nielsen-related sftwr. Res: Melanie.Hill@turner.com (4/1)

JOB OPENING: SR MGR, DIG. MEDIA/Showtime/NYC: Daily mngmnt of Smithsonian Channel’s digital platforms & digital mktg activities. 5-7 yrs of dig.mktg exp. Apply: http://posttrak.arbita.net/cgi-bin/PostTrak.cgi?RefCode=R6477302709651 (4/1)

JOB OPENING: AD SLS OPS MGR/ Discovery/FL: Oversee execution & delivery digital ad campaigns for DLA; posses a broad understanding of ad delivery & contract mgmt systems/processes. www.discovery.com #3247 (4/1)

JOB OPENING: PRGMMG MGR/Discovery/FL: Responsible for dvlpmnt & implmnt of prmmg strgy for all Emerging Nets in DLA/USH portfolio; 5+yrs tv prgmmg/mgt in preferably in Latin America or Brazil. www.discovery.com #3438 (4/1)

JOB OPENING: PUBLICIST/TMZ/LA: Unit pub for syndicated tv show. News bkgd and exp on assignment desk preferred.  Pitch/secure stories/content.  Write/distrib releases. 5-8yrs exp Res: Emily.Lehrman@warnerbros.com (4/1)

JOB OPENING: INTEG SALES PLANNER/New York: Max ad revenue by creating plans & integrated proposals, steward accts, inv mgmt and support AEs. https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=94188 (4/1)

JOB OPENING: VP, DIR, NEW BUS. DVLPMNT/Corp Dvlpmnt Division of ZenithOptimedia/NYC:5-8 yrs of relevant exp in leading complex new bus @media, advrtsng or mktg agency or orgnztn. Resume: christina.lopez@zenithoptimedia-na.com (4/1)

JOB OPENING: MGR, MEDIA RELATIONS/DISNEY CHANNELS/CA: min 5 yrs PR w/TV progmg exp prefd; Productive rapport w/TV reporters. Top writing skills; Creative pitch/campaigns; BA /equiv wk exp. Apply:  disneycareers.com  (ID 289088) (4/1)

JOB OPENING: HR BUSINESS PARTNER/Discovery/NY: responsible for providing a blend of strategic & tactical HR support to dvlp/engage/retain talent; 5+yrs exp progressive HR generalist. www.discovery.com #3506 (3/31)

JOB OPENING:AE, DR SALES/DIGITAL TV CHANNELS/Qubo & ION Life/NY: Req 2 yrs DR Sales, strong oral/written skills, est relationships & interact w/clients. EOE Full Ad http://www.ionmedianetworks.com/page.php?p=careers&job=1264 (3/31)

JOB OPENING:INT SLS PLANNER/AETN/NY: Create sales proposals, steward accts &develop integrated ideas/build presentations. Min 2 years exp in sales or buying. Knowledge of Powerpoint & media math. Apply: www.aetn.com/careers.html (3/31)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR CORP COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLICITY/ Hallmark Channel/New York: 2+ yrs exp w/ PR/Communications. Exp pitching/booking/covering media interviews. Prof w MS Ofice. See full posting & apply @ www.hallmarkchannel.com (3/31)

JOB OPENING: ONLINE SALES EXEC/NCC Digital Media/NY: 5+yrs dig.media sales exp w/ emphasis, affinity & knwldg of online & Interactv Advrtsng space incl. display/video/social media. BA deg pref’d. Res: digital@nccmedia.com (3/30)

JOB OPENING: DOCUMENTARY EDITORS/NEEDED IN LA:Editors needed w/strong story/visual skills for high profile doc series. Able to work at fast pace & doc exp must. Reply Editor/subj line: jobs@luminantmedia.com www.luminantmedia.com (3/30)

JOB OPENING: ASSIGNMENT MGR/WRNN TV/Rye Brook NY: motivated/exp’d news profess’l to run assignment desk. det-oriented & able to handle many diff tasks a must. Early morn hrs maybe req’d. Res/cover & salary req to:  resume@rnntv.com  (3/30)

JOB OPENING: ACTIVATION COORD/CLEAR CHANNEL CONNECTIONS/NYC:We need someone with 2+ years media exp to implement/execute cross platform promotional programs.See more: www.clearchannel.com Resume to: jobs@katz-media.com (3/30)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/ReelzChannel/NYC: Generate sales proposals: book & maintain deals; interface with agency buyers & clients. 3+ yrs agency/media; BA/BS req’d. Resumes to: mvannostrand@reelzchannel.com (3/29)

JOB OPENING: COUNSEL/CARTOON NETWORK/ATLANTA: 4+yrs exp. Law firm, in-house exp. preferred for consumer products, licensing & marketing, JD melanie.hill@turner.com (3/29)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR NATIONAL AD SALES – UVERSE/AT&T ADVANCED AD SOLUTIONS/NY: 3+ yrs nat’l TV sales mgmt & media exp. Apply- https://att.taleo.net/careersection/10161/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1058270&ctx=1 (3/29)

JOB OPENING: ACCT EXEC- UVERSE/AT&T ADVANCED AD SOLUTIONS/NY: 3+ yrs TV sales exp. excel. pres. skills. Apply – https ://att.taleo.net/careersection/10161/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1108945&ctx =1 (3/29)

JOB OPENING: ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/Norwalk, CT: Seeks AE for local ad sales.1 to 3 yrs ad sales exp. pref cable tv, radio, e-media adv. Valid CT DL. See full posting and apply to www.cablevision.jobs req 11018BR (3/29)

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

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN/Apparel/NYC: Jrs & ladies sleep/loungewear maker needs help extending its online and social ntwrk presence. Rsrch, create & post content (news, photos, video, etc.). Resumes to rick@richardleeds.com (4/2)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:SALES/MKTG SUMMER INTERNSHIP/PLUM NTWRK/NYC:Gain practical experience in the communications industry by working with a top-notch sales & marketing team at a multi-platform media company. Resume to gheller@plumtv.com (3/29)

~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Clear Channel Radio Sales elevated Robert Schachter to Co-Director/Clear Channel Traffic, National Sales based in New York.  Robert will head the team working along with Robert Gad in Los Angeles.  Clear Channel Radio Sales is a unit of Katz Media Group.

Effective immediately, MediaVest USA taps Suhaila Suhimi as SVP/Group Digital Director where she will spearhead the company’s digital strategy, investment and activation for the MediaVest’s West Coast clients.  Based in Los Angeles, Suhaila reports to Brent Poer, EVP/Managing Director of MediaVest on the West Coast.  Previous to this appointment, Suhaila was Director/Digital Strategy for MediaCom’s Chicago and Los Angeles offices.

Tanya Giles advances to EVP/Strategic Insights and Research with MTV Networks Entertainment Group.  In her new role, Tanya will manage research and planning for the multi-platform assets associated with the division which encompasses Comedy Central, TV Land and Spike TV, their associated websites in addition to digital properties Atom.com and Gametrailers.com.  Congratulations Tanya!

Maria Hale hired by Corus Entertainment Inc. as VP/Television, Head of Programming and Production beginning April 4.  Maria will steer the strategic direction of Corus’ television programming including production, acquisitions and distribution across the company’s specialty and pay channels.  She will report to Doug Murphy, EVP and President/Television, Corus Entertainment.

Opus Distribution recently added Suzanne Barron as VP/Sales.

Marcus Peterzell takes on a new position at Ketchum as EVP/Entertainment for the company’s Sports & Entertainment unit.  Marcus will be located in New York reporting to Ann Wool, Partner/Managing Director of KSE.  Previously, Marcus has held successful stints at entertainment marketing agency AWE as Co-President followed by Fathom Communications as Managing Director/Entertainment, both of which are Omnicom agencies. 

NBCUniversal promoted two veteran executive within the company as Cameron Blanchard and Tony Cardinale were both appointed as EVP in the newly-formed NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media division.  Furthermore, Margaret Lazo was named EVP within the same division and will relocate to New York City from Los Angeles.  All three executives will report to division Chairman Lauren Zalaznick. 

Univision Communications Inc. has three executive promotions:

  • Maelia Macin to EVP/Network Sales for Univision Networks where she will manage all ad sales and marketing functions for Univision, TeleFutura and Galavision networks.  Based in New York, she will report to David Lawenda, President/Advertising Sales and Marketing.
  • Peter Lazarus to EVP/Sales Strategy – New Networks working in tandem with the Univision Networks and the company’s Distribution Sales and Marketing groups.  Based in New York he will also report to David Lawenda.
  • Alberto Mier y Teran to VP/GM for Univision’s flagship stations in Los Angeles, reporting to Peter Walker, President, Univision Local Media.

Sportsman Channel tapped Mary Jeanne (MJ) Cavanagh as EVP/Advertising Sales to spearhead non-endemic national ad sales and all direct response sales.  Based in New York, MJ will also continue to be the EVP/Advertising Sales for sister network GMC.  In her new role, she will report to Gavin Harvey, CEO, Sportsman Channel.  Atta girl MJ!

Vince Amalfi upped to Senior Director/Advertising Sales with Music Choice.  Based in Los Angeles, Vince joined Music Choice in 2007.

Rachel Miskowiec takes on the role of Executive Producer of Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers series, the new daily 30m studio-based show airing on The CW Network at 3p.  Rachel will serve in this position along with Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey who is also creator of the show featuring Dr. Drew Pinsky.

Marc Fauci is the new VP/GSM at WFXT FOX25 in Dedham, MA. Marc is charged with supervising all areas of the station’s sales department. 

Henrik Pabst hired by SevenOne International as Director/International Format Acquisition and Regional Sales Director.  Henrik’s scope covers acquiring distribution rights to entertainment programs for SevenOne’s catalog and marketing the company’s programs in Scandinavia and Benelux countries.

Insight Research Group unveiled six staffing appointments: Steve Becker and James Streit join as Directors; Sarah Chumsky promoted to Director/Insight Kids; David Dyte upped to Director/Quantitative Analytics; Sarah McLoughlin elevated to Associate Director; and Supriya Sanyal advances to Director.

Independent research group, The Council for Research Excellence (CRE) named three new members: Laura Cowan, Media Strategist at RIESTER; Dr. Janet Gallent, VP/Consumer Insights and Innovation Research inside NBCUniversal’s Strategic Research Group; and Michael Nathanson, Managing Director and Head/US Media and Internet at Nomura Securities.

Bloomberg L.P. established the Bloomberg Media Group, a consumer media group encompassing the company’s television, print, radio, mobile and digital media assets.  In so doing, the company appointed Paul Bascobert, President of Bloomberg Businessweek as Head/Business Operations for the new entity.  Paul will work with all business divisions to spur strategy and revenue increases for the new Group.  He will continue in his present role as President/Bloomberg Businessweek while reporting to Andy Lack, CEO, Bloomberg Media Group.

Effective immediately, Jason Naft is the new Director/Sales at WOFL FOX 35 and also WRBW My65 and WOGX FOX 51, owned by Fox Television Station group. Jason will head all sales efforts and reports to Dennis Welsh, VP/GM.  

Pat Lucci elevated to SVP/Direct Response with Rainbow Media.  Pat heads paid programming and direct response business for AMC and WE tv and now will handle the same for IFC and interactive television.  Pat reports to Bill Rosolie, EVP/National Ad Sales, Rainbow Media.

The CW bumped Dory Foster to VP/West Coast Sales to oversee the West Coast-based national advertisers, agencies and clients representing TV, online and mobile.  Dory reports to Brian Doherty, SVP/National Sales, The CW.

Canada’s GlassBOX Television Inc. hired Marcia Martin for the newly-minted role as SVP/Creative Content, Commissioned and In-House Programming.  Marcia will have responsibility over all facets of original content including development, production, co-production and licensing for the company’s BITE TV, AUX TV and Travel & Escape, working with in-house and independent producers.

Longtime broadcaster Jose Valle becomes President/Univision Radio with Univision Communications Inc.  Jose’s new position is effective immediately.  Previously, Jose was VP/GM of Univision Radio Los Angeles managing the stations owned by Univision in that market.

National Geographic Channels announced several promotions and a new addition to its team in Washington, D.C. as well as the establishment of a new West Coast Development Office:

  • David Lyle will head the company’s new Los Angeles office on an interim basis and he will work closely with Bridget Whalen Hunnicutt who has been upped to SVP/Global Development and she will report to Steve Burns, EVP/Global Content.
  • Charlie Parsons was added as VP/Global Development and Michael Mavretic and Shannon Malone were elevated to Directors/Global Development.

Madison Square Garden (MSG) tapped Alex Diaz as SVP/GM for the Arena where he will oversee all operations for the entire facility including the Theater at Madison Square Garden and the MSG Training Center.

Mary Beth Garber joins Katz Radio Group (KRG) as EVP/Radio Analysis and Insights.  Mary Beth is hired to gather and produce research and other materials with the goal to educate groups from major advertisers to media, sales professionals and market analysts based on the continuing power and value of radio.  Mary Beth will report to Mark Gray, President, KRG.  Most recently, Mary Beth was President of the Southern California Broadcasters Association.

Adam Gerber appointed as VP/Sales Development and Marketing at ABC Television Network, reporting to Dan Longest, SVP, Disney-ABC Unlimited.  In his new role, Adam will supervise a team whose goal it is to support the ABC sales force in the areas of audience positions and developing advertising solutions for marketers across all ABC platforms. Adam joins ABC from Quantcast where he served as CMO.

Full-service marketing communications agency Wing added Holly McGavock in the new position as Senior Planner. Holly will be based in New York and has responsibility over strategic planning efforts on the Eli Lilly account as well as other key company accounts.  Holly reports to Andrew Speyer, VP/Head of Strategy, Wing.

Todd Schoen, with 25 years of experience in the areas of cable and broadcast television as well as entertainment and sports, is founder of Schoen Marketing.  The new company offers an array of services and focuses on B2B for programmers and distributors with an emphasis on distribution marketing.

Wasserman Media Group shared the news it hired Stephanie Rudnick as VP/Marketing and Communications.  Previously, Stephanie worked for Momentum Worldwide, a McCann Worldgroup Agency and part of the Interpublic Group of Companies.  In her new position at Wasserman, Stephanie will lead external and internal communications efforts in addition to social media, brand development and athlete public relations support activities.

German Perez-Nahim appointed as SVP/Operating Manager for TeleFutura by Univision Communications Inc. German reports to Luis Fernandez, President, Univision Entertainment and Univision Studios. In addition, Bert Medina becomes Senior Advisor/Special Projects with Universal Studios.

Madison Square Garden’s national music network, Fuse hired Joe Marchese as SVP/Digital and Marketing Strategy.  In his new appointment based in New York, Joe will further Fuse’s music targeted strategy while reporting to David Clark, EVP/GM of Fuse.

David Hudson elevated as SVP/Late Night and Specials, TBS and TNT with Turner Entertainment Networks (TEN).  David’s previous role with TEN was VP/Alternative Programming for both networks and in his new position he will have oversight of late-night programming and continue to head the development of specials for TNT and TBS. Based in Los Angeles, David reports to Michael Wright, EVP/Head of Programming, TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

Later — John
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03.29.11

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