Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Cynopsis: Classified

Advantage

05/24/11

Good morning – it’s Tuesday, May 24, 2011, and this is your weekly issue of Cynopsis: Classified Advantage! 

Control

There are so few things we have control over while searching for a job, make sure you make the most of it.

Total Control

Your resume and cover letter.  No one else makes the decisions about these two, it’s all up to you.  If you are not getting interviews, you are either looking for a job you are not qualified for, or, more likely, your resume or cover letter aren’t very good.

Many readers have sent me their resume, and though I cannot offer any individual help, I am struck by how poorly many of the resumes are organized.  One resume opened with a summary that contain over twenty statements.  Though some of the statements were impressive, they were hidden by the other seventeen that shouldn’t have been included.

Try to make your resume very skimmable, what are the three most important facts you want the recipient to read, and how quickly and easily can they find them.

Your cover letter should convey four items.  The position you’re applying for, why the company should hire you, (the more quantifiable you make this the better), you are available for an interview at their convenience and what makes you different than the other applicants.  It should be concise, a half a page is great.

Every time I write something that someone else is going to read, I highlight it and have my computer read it back to me.  I often pick up mistakes that I wouldn’t have otherwise.  Even with this, I still make mistakes, as Cynopsis readers so gleefully point out.  But never underestimate another pair of eyes reading your resume and cover letter.  Ask them what jumps out when they read your resume, is it easy to read, is the cover letter concise or too wordy.  All of this is extremely valuable information.

Still no interviews, take control again and pony up the money to take them to a professional.  Some of them can be expensive, but nothing is more expensive than being unemployed.

You also have total control over what you wear to the interview.  Make sure it is appropriate to the culture of the company.  When I interviewed at Apple, business casual was more inline than a business suit.  When in doubt though, wear a conservative suit, white or light blue shirt/blouse, and fairly conservative and limited adornments.

Next week, the series on control will continue with events you have some control over, and how to take advantage of every opportunity.

Next Issue: Partial Control

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 ~
Parks and Recreation: Ask For help Without Being A Pest
by Jessica Sitomer

Leslie Knope is consistently working on projects to make her city of Pawnee, Indiana, a better place. In order to get things done, Leslie must constantly ask for help, and she won’t take “Knope” for an answer. Yet, Leslie never seems like a pest because she has such pure intentions and is working for the greater good. Because of her passion for Pawnee, she has no fear around asking for what she wants and needs.  

Do you have obstacles around asking people for help? If so, you’re not alone. I’ve worked with hundreds of people who resist my coaching to ask others for help. The reasons range from: “I don’t want anyone to know I need help” and “I don’t want to bother them” to “Why would they want to help me?” and “People don’t want to help.”

Let me explain what these “reasons” are in no uncertain terms: Career Sabotage! Everyone in every profession needs help to get to the next level. The most successful CEOs need the help of employees at different levels to fulfill their customers’ needs. So what makes ‘you’ the one person who no one wants to help, should know-it-all, and be able to do it all by yourself? Can you see how ridiculous that is now that you’re reading it in print? If you’re not where you want to be in your career you need help! And guess what? Everyone you’re afraid to ask for help needs help too, and has asked for it numerous times in his or her career.

If I could put it on a bumper sticker it would read, “Asking for Help… Everybody’s doing it!”

Answer these questions for yourself:

1.Do you want to know what successful people who do what you do did to achieve their success?
2.Do you want to ask successful friends in the industry for help with an introduction to someone, a set visit, or recommendation for a job?
3.Do you want to ask your contacts for work when you are so close to reaching your hours for benefits?
4.Do you want to ask business associates for help getting into industry parties, social events, or charity events?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, it is absolutely possible to do without looking like an amateur, being a pest, or threatening an important relationship. Here are some tips:

1.Get clear on the help you want.
2.Ask yourself, “Is this something this person can say yes to?” Put yourself in his or her shoes to answer this honestly. They may not be able to say yes to work, but they may be able to bring you on the set and introduce you to people.
3.Once you have a request (that’s the business term for asking for help), write it down in a business-like fashion. The key to avoid being a pest, seeming amateurish, or threatening a relationship, is to be crystal clear that this is a business request and they can say, yes, no, or give you a counter offer.
4.Determine what you have to offer in return. As I wrote earlier, they need help too. Can you connect them with someone? Can you recommend them on LinkedIn? Can you offer to work for free on a project for them?
5.NOW, it’s time to ask! You can do it in person, by phone, by email, or any other way you see fit. You may want to practice out loud if you’ll be speaking to the person. You may want to get feedback on your email if you’re going to be writing to the person.
6.Once the person says yes and gives you the help you want, be sure to show your appreciation.

Remember, Leslie has no ego. She truly cares about her cause and it shows, which is why people help her. Asking for help is a professional necessity. You have to ask to make it happen for yourself.

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 J
essica Sitomer

Are Internet career sites like Monster becoming outdated? Were they ever an effective way to get a job?

The most effective way IS and always has been, through referral. Career sites have been effective for enough people that they still exist, but the bottom line is the best way to get a job is through your contacts.

I suggest you make a list of at least 10 companies you’d be interested in working for. Once you have your list, reach out to all of your contacts and ask them if they know anyone working at those companies. LinkedIn is a good resource for this as well. Department does not matter.

You want to create a relationship with anyone in the company because you must get a foot in the door. Once you have a foot in the door, that person can introduce you to people in the department you’re interested in. Your objective at this point, is not to ask for work, but to let them know that theirs is a company you’d like to learn more about on a personal level; what they like most about working there, about the people, about the accomplishments of the department, etc.

Then, down the line, when a job opens there, you’re an insider. The ideal scenario is that you have people who are keeping you in mind and will throw your name in the hat before the job is even made public.

What is the best way to approach someone on LinkedIn that works at a company that I would love to work at? Do I just flat out tell them my story, Hi I want to be hired at your company sometime in the near future and looking to get some insight? Or is there a more diplomatic way and is the more diplomatic way a much more time consuming strategy?

Funny you should ask, I was alluding to this in my previous answer. I would start out by connecting with them through a mutual contact and using the mutual contact as your reason for reaching out. If you don’t have a mutual contact, let them know that you have great respect for their company and look forward to “following their activity”. Now you’re showing an interest in them personally, which is flattering.

When you see posts that apply to their company, make positive comments. Send sincere congratulatory messages when appropriate. Your story of “wanting to be hired at their company” is the same story everyone is telling them.

Is there a more diplomatic way? Yes, creating a relationship. Is it more time consuming? Absolutely! Are you in the top 10% of people who are willing to do what it takes to go the extra mile and get the job? You tell me.

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

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JOB OF THE WEEK …

provide technology direction, operations guidance and project management leadership to internal cross functional teams to implement new distribution initiatives as conceived by HBO Marketing, International, and Home Entertainment departments

HBO Vice President   123310BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY

http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

OTHER INDUSTRY JOBS OF INTEREST …

manage team of Account Managers focused on the delivery of sold partnerships
Director – Strategic Account Management   3967
Discovery Communications
NYC NY
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3967/job

manage day-to-day responsibilities/workflow of national tv sales assistants; networks as assigned
National Manager – Sales Support   3965
Discovery Communications
NYC NY
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3965/job

help grow the company through extending the reach of our media partnerships throughout the world
Director, International Media Business Development
NFL Corporate
NYC NY
http://www.nfl.com/careers/internships

assist in, support and generate new sponsorship revenue through sales of open categories and renewals
Manager, Business Development
NFL Corporate
NYC NY
http://www.nfl.com/careers/internships

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

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

responsible for 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 Product Strategy – BBC.com
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

responsible for managing television sales activity within the fiction genres  drama, comedy and children’s – with designated clients
Senior Manager Sales & Co-Production
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

acts as the in-house promotional agency for the sales staff
VP, Integrated Sales & Marketing   FNG0000434
Fox Careers
NYC NY
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

responsible for the production and distribution of ratings, syndicated research and VOD reports to support CDM in their efforts to gain and maintain distribution for all MTVN/BETN/EPIX content and new channels
Sr. Research Analyst  
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

strategic consultant to senior management in effectively and communicating key industry information and business implications through written and oral presentations
VP Research
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

lead and oversee sponsor-driven projects from conception through post-production
Senior Producer, Ad Sales Production & Integrated Marketing
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

responsibility for overall legal support of NBCUniversal’s Sports Group, including supervision of lawyers at individual Sports networks and coordination with NBCUniversal’s Corporate Legal Specialty Practice groups
SVP, Legal, NBC Universal Sports Group   1887BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

responsible for providing legal advice regarding commercial transactions to various departments in the business
Corporate and Transactions Counsel   1878BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

a key leadership position on the finance team that will help drive the financial and operating growth of some of the strongest brands in media
Director, FP&A, NBCU Entertainment & Digi Networks & Integrated Media   1856BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

lead the Digital Ad Sales planning and account management team for Telemundo.com and Holamun2.com
Sr. Digital Account Manager   1849BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

identify the need for, manage, and analyze custom research ranging from branding to marketing and promotions to advertiser ROI studies for NBC Sports Group
Director, NBC Sports and Olympics Primary Research   1847BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

responsible for the successful delivery of large-scale client engagements and/or multiple smaller engagements for a single client
Account Director
Organic
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4877

co-manage process of translating ideas from creative concepts in script form to the visual medium
HBO Line Producer   124540BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for managing a team of online producers who together work with external stakeholders, and an internal development team to produce high quality interactive experiences and sites
HBO Supervising Producer   124533BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

coordinates the development and execution of consumer advertising and promotion plans to drive brand image, awareness and tune-in for HBO Original Programming, including Series, Mini-Series, Films, Comedy and Documentaries
HBO Coordinator, Program Advertising   124532BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for the revenue recognition and billing in support of digital ads sold by Time Inc sites
Senior Analyst – Digital Finance   123608BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

plan, design, assist in the development and launch efficient business, financial and operations systems in support of core organizational functions and business processes
Senior Business/Support Analyst   8576BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

responsible for maintaining and building advertising revenue within an assigned territory
Account Manager   8503BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

oversee account coordinator workflow to ensure creative, delivery and billings are enacted/managed in a timely fashion; act as a secondary (or in some cases primary) agency contact; work with account executive on RFPs and presentations for strategic partnerships
Account Manager – Sports   8403BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

prepare monthly financial reporting close & forecast packages (P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow)
HBO Senior Accountant   124389BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for the creation of marketing/promotions programs that enable the ad sales team to sell progressive advertising solutions
Sr Mgr, Promotions   303233
Walt Disney Corporation
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

navigate various data sets to tell comprehensive stories about Hulu and the online video landscape
Audience Research & Analytics Lead
hulu
NYC NY
http://www.hulu.com/jobs/location

responsible for executing company-wide Technology Innovation plans as approved by the CTO and Executive Committee
Senior Project Director, Innovation Development   304178
ESPN
Bristol CT
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

function as a project manager and lead producer for 2-3 ongoing franchise series as well occasional short-term assignments
Producer, Strategic Content Business Day   1853BR
NBC Universal
Englewood Cliffs NJ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

develop and produce content for sponsored Business Day segments, event coverage and other partnership initiatives
Development Producer   1874BR
NBC Universal
Englewood Cliffs NJ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

leading the strategy behind each specific paid search campaign by providing budget estimates, competitive analysis information, and insight into the category
Senior Search Manager   9078
Razorfish
Philadelphia PA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9078/job

responsible for the creation and maintenance of a dynamic and healthy client relationship
Group Director, Engagement Management
Organic
Washington DC
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4902

guide project management and ongoing maintenance of new and existing partner program websites, applications, and initiatives designed to support the revenue objectives of Discovery Education’s Corporate Education Partnerships business
Tech Project Mgr-Corp. EDU Partnerships   3966
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3966/job

day-to-day management of all worldwide litigations, and all aspects regarding the company’s trademark, patent, and copyright portfolio
SVP Litigation & IP   3963
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3963/job

provide support to Research Manager regarding all Planet Green research efforts, utilizing primary research, Nielsen ratings data, and other consumer databases to help guide programming, scheduling, and marketing strategies
Research Analyst   3955
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3955/job

responsible for creative development and video production from concept through completion
Spot Producer, Director I   36975
Cox Careers
Northern VA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

generates advertising revenues in accordance with budgetary goals
Account Executive   FNG0000433
Fox Careers
Charlotte NC
http://www.foxcareers.com /

provides strategic direction for infrastructure design, applications and systems development and maintenance of current and future technologies used to support Cox services and operations
Vice President – Enterprise Development   37001
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

responsible for concept generation and execution of select ad sales initiated promotions and sponsorships, managing the marketing aspects of team and programming agreements and increasing local brand awareness of the four regional networks serving the Southeast
Manager, Marketing and Promotions   FNG0000451
Fox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

ability to influence, coordinate, delegate and provide the technical guidance, advice, support, and mentoring to a multi-national team of 28-35 Turner professionals within the functional technology discipline of Storage Systems Architecture
Principal Architect, Storage Systems Architecture   124460BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

accompanies Outside Sales Representatives on sales visits, prepares & presents sales presentations, performs site surveys, and makes product recommendations for voice, video and/or data solutions
Sales Engineer   36974
Cox Careers
Baton Rouge LA, New Orleans LA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

maintenance of company’s books and financial records, the preparation of reports and analysis and management of company wide A/R & A/P
Finance Manager 
plum tv
Miami Beach FL
http://www.plumtv.com/jobs.html

sell branded content and sponsorship concepts to partners in the Miami area
Sales Account Exec
plum tv
Miami Beach FL
http://www.plumtv.com/jobs.html

manages staff related to the functions of the Financial Operations department including Treasury, Partnership, and Electronic Payment responsibilities
Financial Operations Manager   124456BR
Turner Broadcasting
Tampa FL
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

provides technical assistance to team members and clients to implement marketing initiatives; provides ongoing training to new and existing staff
Marketing Services Analyst   124492BR
Turner Broadcasting
Tampa FL
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

achieving core and new business quarterly goals on WSCV/Telemundo 5
Account Manager WSCV   1860BR
NBC Universal
Miramar FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

provide continuous improvement and strategic analysis leadership and support to the Accounts Payable (A/P) organization in driving enterprise PTP process, SAP system and overall A/P payables improvements
Manager, Continuous Improvement & Strategic Analysis   304312
Walt Disney Corporation
Celebration FL
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

prospect, close and manage new relationships with local clients and partners seeking regional/local consumers through Digital Products
Digital Sales Specialist   8394BR
CBS Corporation
Minneapolis MN
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

overseeing accounts payable and invoice processing; assisting in the preparation of the monthly forecast, including the production flash/forecast report, forecast variance explanations, etc
Financial Analyst   FNG0000394
Fox Careers
Minneapolis MN
http://www.foxcareers.com /

responsible for maintaining and building the territory’s advertising revenue and exceeding, where possible, revenue goals
Account Manager   8144BR
CBS Corporation
Chicago IL
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

senior sales role responsible for selling digital advertising programs on CNNMoney.com
Account Manager – CNNMoney.com   124471BR
Turner Broadcasting
Chicago IL
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

leverage account planning skills and methodologies to create relevant, breakthrough customer insights and identify brand opportunities across key channels for clients
Senior Account Planner   9217
Razorfish
Chicago IL
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9217/job

responsible for delivering Sales revenue and for developing new advertisers for our station’s multi-platform properties
Sales Account Executive   1851BR
NBC Universal
Chicago IL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

serve as senior Sales Leader for IGN Portfolio in Chicago and extended territories
Sr. Account Executive   NDM0000201
Fox Careers
Chicago IL
http://www.foxcareers.com /

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

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

lead the analytics practice and build out the team
Senior Manager, Digital Analytics
Vibe
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com

serve as the key client contact and own short-term and long-term client service relationship and mobile marketing strategy for multiple accounts
Sr. Account Manager, Client Service
Vibe
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com

responsible for establishing Vibes’ Business Intelligence practice through the assembly of the right people, processes, tools and technologies
Director of Business Intelligence
Vibe
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com

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

responsible for delivering Sales revenue and for developing new advertisers for our station’s multi-platform properties
Business Development Account Manager   1852BR
NBC Universal
Dallas TX
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

provides deep insight into internal and external factors affecting the client’s business, marketing, and digital presence
Strategy Director   8012
Razorfish
Austin TX
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8012/job

responsible for managing, supporting, and sales goal achievement of the Service to Sales program
Service to Sales Program Manager   36995
Cox Careers
Phoenix AZ
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

responsible for the recruitment, guidance, and communication, with all Agent Vendors operating within the agent channel
Agent Channel Account Executive   36992
Cox Careers
Las Vegas NV
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

review, analyze and approve contracts and related documents to ensure that revenue will be recognized in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and compliance with policies
Senior Revenue Manager   9228
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9228/job

ensure client needs are met. This includes involvement in client meeting (where requested and appropriate), strategy for existing clients, problem resolution
Business Analyst   9211
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9211/job

responsible for the development of new business of both on air and digital opportunities, utilizing all station and company assets
Account Executive   8587BR
CBS Corporation
Seattle WA
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

responsible for the coordination of sponsorship and standard online media campaigns
Advertising Account Manager   304179
ESPN
Seattle WA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

develop client campaigns and creative projects
Advertising Creative Services
hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs/location

responsible for providing senior BI leadership, strategy, communication and support for successful use of our Business Intelligence products and services
Senior Business Analyst   9210
Razorfish
Los Angeles CA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9210/job

responsible to V.P. and senior management for monthly financial statements, deal analysis, overhead reporting, and tax and audit schedules
Director, Finance   FOX0000D1
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

acting in a functional capacity in all phases of the Project Life Cycle for medium to large projects, including post-production support and ongoing maintenance
Sr. PeopleSoft Functional Analyst   FFE0000161
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

supports the TVD sales group on a variety of fronts and reports to the Manager of Worldwide Release Windowing Management
Windowing Analyst   FFE0000341
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

responsible for managing the negotiations, papering, and financial impact of co-productions, licensed programming, talent deals, and overseeing the systems and personnel responsible for internal programming workflow
Manager, Programming & Acquisition   FNG0000389
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

acting in a functional capacity in all phases of the Project Life Cycle for medium to large projects, including support and ongoing maintenance
Sr. Business Analyst   FFE0000319
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

model “greenlight” P&Ls and perform analysis for business affairs
Sr. Financial Analyst   FFE0000323
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

contributing to a team responsible for a 180+ Citrix server environment which includes over 1500 published resources and 9000 users
Sr Citrix Engineer   FFE0000204
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

responsible for developing, maintaining and growing revenue against strategic advertising accounts for bbc.com and lonelyplanet.com
Digital Account Executive
BBC America
Los Angeles
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

reading scripts for current programming and providing notes, watching dailies
Manager, Development   1880BR
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

responsible for providing HR generalist support for ~200 clients in the following West Coast Cable groups: USA, Syfy, Universal Cable Productions, , Cable Business Affairs, Bravo and Oxygen
Director, HR West Coast Cable   1877BR
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

manage large-scale mission critical systems for media program scheduling and financial groups across 2 broadcast and 6 cable networks
TV Program Scheduling & Distribution Systems Leader   1845BR
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

assists DC Direct creative team in the execution of product start forms, quote requests and research
Product Developer   124507BR
Turner Broadcasting
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for overseeing end-to-end product development
Product Manager   304132
Walt Disney Corporation
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

support the formulation and execution of The Walt Disney Company’s growth strategy
Manager, Investor Relations   303256
Walt Disney Corporation
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

play a leading role in the growth of the Walt Disney Internet Group, WDIG, the online division of the Walt Disney Company
Senior Manager, Consumer Insights   303229
Walt Disney Corporation
North Hollywood CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

ownership and overall responsibility of all on-air promos, including top priority initiatives, from conception to delivery
Executive Producer
MTV Networks
Santa Monica CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

sales Planning & Sales Development Responsibilities
Sales Service Executive
MTV Networks
Santa Monica CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

supports EPIX, a premium pay TV network that is a joint venture between Paramount, Viacom, Lionsgate and MGM
Senior Financial Analyst – EPIX
MTV Networks
Santa Monica CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

manage the many existing and future features within the digital media group
Director of Digital Features
NFL Corporate
Culver City CA
http://www.nfl.com/careers/internships

help develop and manage the networks strategic marketing and promotions in support of the company’s business plan
NFL Network Vice President
NFL Corporate
Culver City CA
http://www.nfl.com/careers/internships

facilitate leadership development programs and professional training classes in support of Universal Orlando business needs, goals and brand promise
Sr. Trainer, Leadership Development   1843BR
NBC Universal
Orlando CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

designs and documents work flow, manages and provides solutions to new business initiatives, on-going product improvements and works to assure final product meets customers expectations and overall quality standards
Project Analyst   7942BR
CBS Corporation
Cameron Park CA
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

working closely with our teams to ensure we hire stars and provide a great candidate experience
Senior Technical Recruiter   FOX00009A
Fox Careers
San Francisco CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

supports all paid search media campaigns, including implementation, monitoring, and reporting
Contributor – SEM
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4870

knowledge of employment law and general practices around HR practices like hiring, leaves, benefits, comp and terminations
Manager, Human Resources
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4888

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

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

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

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

JOB OPENING: FREELANCE COPYWRITER/ION Media Networks/NY: Experienced copywriter needed for corporate communications writing/web copy, etc.; TV & entertainment copywriting a plus. EOE Apply at employmentinquiries@ionmedia.com (5/28)

JOB OPENING: SR MGR, MKT & MEDIA RSRCH (COMM)/NASCAR/CHARLOTTE: 8+ yrs exp PR, Comm, Consumer & Media Rsrch. Knwldg of primary rsrch & working w/ Nielsen/Scarborough/Simmons, etc… data a +. Apply: www.employment.nascar.com (5/28)

JOB OPENING: DIR PR/AMC/NY or LA: 6+yr PR exp in TV/Cble indstry. Exp w/ scrptd ent, premieres/screengs/pres junkets/film festvls. Strng talent relatns & writing skills/Media contcts. Rez: ssy@rainbow-media.com (5/28)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, STRATEGIC MKTG/USA Network/NY: Responsible for tracking & accuracy of all sponsorships, maintaining dept budget, & premiums. 2-3 yrs of mktg experience required. Nbcunicareers.com req#1646BR (5/28)

JOB OPENING: DIR, ON-AIR CREATIVE (FREELANCE)/NICK/NY: Provide strategic creative dir/leadership on all Nick prgrmng.  Exc creative, conceptual  thinking abilities; strong oral/written comm. Res: nickelodeonhumanresources@nick.com (5/27)

JOB OPENING: VP TALENT BUS & LEGAL AFFAIRS/LA: Lead deal negotiation for DCL; internal bus. & creative units; handle outgoing deal mgmt responsibilities; exp bus. affairs/legal dept of entertainment company. www.discovery.com #3753 (5/27)

JOB OPENING:  MEDIA PLANNER/NYC:   with 1.5 yrs + exp in all media types (TV, digital, , print, radio, OOH)  Profic. MS Excel,  PP.  Midsize agency.  Entertainment  account.  BA/BS req’d.  Plz send resume:  jwatson@execsearchinc.net (5/27)

JOB OPENING:  SR. ANALYST/DIGITAL RSRCH/DISNEY/CA: min 3 yrs exp in digital media research, comScore & Omniture or other web analytics tool, strong quant analytical & written skills. Apply at: disneycareers.com ID 302034) (5/27)

JOB OPENING:  MANAGER  RSRCH/ABC/CA: min 5 yrs exp in TV rsrch, exp in Nielsen, quan analysis, strong analytical & written skills. Apply at: disneycareers.com (req ID 297900) (5/27)

JOB OPENING:  SR MGR, DIG. MEDIA MKTG/Smithsonian/NYC: Daily mgmt of Smithsonian Channel’s digital platforms & digital mktg activities. 5-7 yrs of dig.mktg exp. Entertnmnt exp big +. Apply at www.sho.com (5/27)

JOB OPENING: SALES OPS ASST TEMP/TV One/NYC: copy & order entry, data validation entry; crspond w/clnts. Attn detail MS Suite min 2 yrs office exp req’d. Brdway Sys; Ad Sales/Sales exp a+; Sal DOE Visit: www.tvoneonline.com (5/26)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, AUDIENCE DVLPT/Nickelodeon/NYC: Set overall mktg strategy across all digital. 8-10 yrs of mktg. experience with focus on digital. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (5/26)

JOB OPENING: MEDIA STRATEGIST/NOISE/NY: Support clients’ interactive media needs. Pursue cutting edge media opps, craft interactive media strategies, plan/buy/place/measure & optimize media. Apply: http://noisenewyork.com/#!/careers (5/26)

JOB OPENING: SR RESEARCH ANALYST/Nielsen Co/NY: 2+ yr industry exp. National TV exp. preferred. Strong analytical, PPT, Excel skills. http://bit.ly/kV0EGx (5/26)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR MEDIA PLANNER/BUYER w/ Digital Experience/El Segundo:  Media Buying Agency seeking a media buyer/?planner with 3+?years of media experience. Please send resume to davis@newandimprovedmedia.com (5/25)

JOB OPENING:   ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/Hallmark Channel/LA: 3+ yrs exp supporting senior execs. MS Office proficiency + TV/Production/Studio exp a must. See full posting and apply @ www.hallmarkchannel.com (5/25)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR SCHEDULING/Hallmark Movie Channel/LA: 3 yrs exp w/Cable/Broadcast TV. Prior program scheduling + Inventory/Asset mgt exp a must. See full posting and apply @ www.hallmarkchannel.com (5/25)

JOB OPENING:   DIRECTOR PROGRAMMING/Hallmark Channel/LA: 5 yrs exp w/Cable/Broadcast TV. Prior program scheduling + Inventory/Asset mgt exp a must. See full posting and apply @ www.hallmarkchannel.com (5/25)

JOB OPENING:   SALES ASSISTANT- AD SALES/Hallmark Channel/NY: Exp w/ad sales/advertising pref to asst Acct Execs/Sales Planners to svc clients. Prof w MS Office req. See full posting and apply @ www.hallmarkchannel.com (5/25)

JOB OPENING:   4 JOBS: DIRECTOR/SUPPROD (FIELD); SHOWRUNNER, POST PRODUCERS & EDITORS/NY: needed immediately for cable docu soaps. Major series credits required, docu soap preferred. Resume, reel, references to jobs@northsouth.tv (5/25)

JOB OPENING:   MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL MEDIA & AFFILIATE RELATIONS/WWE/Stamford CT: 4+ yrs exp with client relations (TV, media, knowledge of EMEA, etc.) Apply: wwe-careers.com/ (5/25)

JOB OPENING:   COMEDY WRITER/PROD/NAT’L SYNDIE DAYTIME TALK SHOW/NY:  For show/segment ideas & celeb hot topics segments. Exp: writer or comedy prod on talk show req’d.& strong knwldg  celebrity pop culture. TVWRITERNY@GMAIL.COM (5/25)

JOB OPENING: PROJ MGR RSRCH/ATL: Mng rsch proj to support ent prgmng on TBC & TNT. BA/BS deg. 5+yrs mktg/media rsrch exp req’d. Prof in basic statistics/analysis. Res & C/L: melanie.hill@turner.com (5/24)

JOB OPENING: INTEGRATED SALES PLANNER /NEW YORK: Assist A&E Networks AE’s w/creating plans, integrated presentations & steward accts https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=98544 (5/24)

JOB OPENING: MEDIA ANALYST/Ebiquity/NYC: Analyze media plans on both a cost & quality basis. 4-6 Yrs Media Buying/Planning Exp Req; Strong Excel and analytical skills reqd; resume: careers@billettsamerica.com (5/24)

JOB OPENING: iPhone/iPad GAME APP DEVELOPER/NYC: Family entertainment co seeks creative programmer w/ 2 years minimum SDK, Objective-C and Cocoa skills; gaming experience a must; Email cover letter/resume to: kidstvjob@gmail.com (5/24)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLAN’G ANALYST/NYC: prepare budgets & forecasts. Provide sales strategy & advise sales team on revenue & reporting. Apply http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MTVNETWORKS&cws=1&rid=1649 (5/24)

JOB OPENING:  SR. ANALYST/TV Land Programming Research/MTVN/NYC: 2+ yr cable/bcast exp. Strong analytical/numeric skills Advanced Nielsen systems. Attn to details. BA/BS. EOE/M/F/D/AAP www.mtvncareers.com (5/24)

JOB OPENING:  AE DIR RESPONSE/ION/NY: 4 yrs DR TV Sales, strong oral/written skills, duties: pricing, billing & develop new bus. client/agency contacts reqd. EOE full ad http://www.ionmedianetworks.com/page.php?p=careers&job=1298 (5/24)

JOB OPENING:  ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/WTIC/WCCT/Hartford: Seeking two AE’s: 3+ yrs, 1+ yrs sales/media exp  multi-media experience preferred; excellent negotiation skills; strong work ethic; desire to win. Resumes to resumes@ctnow.com (5/24)

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: CULVER CITY CA: Seeking Social Media intern for non-traditional advertising company for Summer. Must take course credit and be social media savvy. Check us out at www.lbox.com . Apply at resumes@lbox.com (5/28)

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY: Entertainment firm/NYC: 15-25 hrs wkly. Fluent read/write Chinese reqd. Fluent read/write English reqd. Apply: careers@yod.com (put “Internship” in subject). (5/26)

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY Media firm/Beijing: 20 hrs wkly. Unique/exciting media internship overseas. Fluent Chinese reqd. Fluent English reqd. Apply: careers@yod.com (put “Beijing” in subject) (5/26)

~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Johnathan Rodgers, President at TV One announced he is retiring July 31, 2011.  Johnathan’s career in the media industry spans 45 years and he has been with cable network TV One for seven years. 

GolTV increased its sales team in Los Angeles by hiring Tyler Verdery as AE. Tyler will focus on ad sales on the West Coast and report to Ivan Perez, VP/Network Advertising Sales based in Miami.

Angela Cannon elevated to Senior Director/Affiliate Marketing at GMC, up from Director/Affiliate Marketing.  Angela reports to Wendy McCoy, VP/Marketing.

Carlos Gutierrez appointed to the newly-minted role as VP/Business Affairs and Legal at 3net, the 24/7 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX.  Carlos begins his new position June 1 and he will be located at the network’s corporate headquarters on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, CA. 

Cameron Clayton takes on the new role as EVP/Digital Products for The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) where he will supervise the company’s digital product development initiatives and strategies.  Based at TWCC’s Atlanta offices, Cameron reports to Mike Kelly, President/CEO.  Cameron has been with TWCC since 2004 and before this appointment served as SVP/Product.

Univision Communications Inc. tapped Chris Fager as SVP/Distribution Sales for Univision Communications, becoming a part of the Distribution Sales and Marketing team from TuTV networks where he was president over the past five years.  Univision purchased the TuTV networks last December which are now included with the company’s Pay TV roster.  Based in Los Angeles, Chris reports to Tonia O’Connor, President/Distribution Sales and Marketing.  Jessica Rodriguez, SVP/Cable Networks will now oversee the TuTV networks.

Olivia Dupuis upped to VP/Public Relations at AMC where she most recently was a Director in the public relations department.  Olivia has supervised launch and tune-in campaigns for the network’s original series including Mad Men seasons two and three, Breaking Bad seasons two and three and season one of The Walking Dead as well as the network’s most recent original scripted series, The Killing.  Now, Olivia’s scope of duties will include PR campaigns for AMC’s programming, overseeing the network’s awards campaigns and the overall PR strategy for the networks.  Olivia reports to Marnie Black, SVP/Public Relations, AMC.

Emilie Pasquet rejoins BRB Internacional as Head/Sales to manage the company’s Audiovisual Distribution functions.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. relayed executive leadership changes including the promotion of Neal F. Sabin to President/Content and Networks up from EVP.  Neal’s appointment is effective immediately and he reports directly to Norman H. Shapiro, President.  Additionally, John R. Hendricks joins the company as EVP/Sales beginning on or around June 1.  John will head all sales personnel and sales operations.  Thirdly, Weigel Broadcasting Co. added Robert J. Ramsey as VP/GM of WCIU-TV in Chicago beginning on or close to June 1.  Robert will have oversight on Weigel’s four Chicago low powered stations and the company’s South Bend properties.  Well done Neal and John — Bob, good to have you back in the mix!  Congratulations gentlemen!!

Jean Dietze boosted to EVP/Affiliate Relations with NBC where she will continue to manage all facets of affiliate relations.  Jean is based in New York and reports to Ted Harbert, Chairman, NBC Broadcasting.

Effective immediately, Sam Feist elevated to Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief/SVP with CNN up from Political Director and VP of Washington-based programming.  In his new role, Sam will supervise daily operations for the Washington bureau and head all newsgathering and programming efforts.  Sam reports to Ken Jautz, EVP of CNN/US.

Telemundo 52-KVEA tapped Mexican journalist Jessica Carrillo to Co-Host and serve as Producer for the entertainment show Acceso Total.  Jessica begins her new job this week, joining host Victor Cordero.  Acceso Total airs live Monday-Friday at 1130a. 

Premier Retail Networks, Inc. (PRN) upped Jon Landa to SVP/Sales for the company’s West and Central territories.  Jon has been with PRN since 2007 as VP/Sales working with direct clients and agencies on the West Coast.

Gregg Brussel promoted to VP/Research Channels and Ad Sales, effective immediately, with BBC Worldwide Americas where he manages research and analysis for BBC America, BBC.com and Ad Sales.

Christian Murphy bumped to SVP/International Programming and Marketing for A+E Networks.  Christian oversees the international program roster, production, brand strategy and marketing for the company’s international division which operates 46 channels in 150 markets and 30 languages.  Christian reports to Sean Cohan, SVP/International, A+E Networks.

Jennifer Lawlor hired as SVP/Strategy and Planning, Consumer Products with Zodiak Media Group.  Jennifer will manage the worldwide launch of such brands as Waybuloo, Tic Toc House for Nickelodeon US and Mister Maker, the CBeebies Arts and Craft show. Jennifer will also be involved in consumer product commissions, co-productions and acquisitions from Zodiak Rights and Zodiak Kids. Jennifer previously worked for MTV/Nickelodeon Consumer Products as VP/Emerging Marketing and Business Development, EMEA (London).

Annie House joins The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) as Senior Director/Strategic Marketing, where she will work in tandem with the consumer marketing team to create the distribution marketing plan and long-term strategy to customize marketing and communications activities with distributors.  Annie previously worked at Discovery Communications and now at TWCC she will be based at the company headquarters in Atlanta.

AMC named Marc Krok as SVP/AMC TV Ad Sales to supervise advertising sales for the network in the New York region.  Marc will report to Scott Collins, EVP/AMC and WE tv Ad Sales. Marc will develop sales strategies and revenue goals as well as sales reporting.  He will also be the main contact on behalf of AMC to buyers, planners and clients based in the Tri-State area.

Former CEO at TNS Media, Dean DeBiase appointed Chairman/CEO of Entertainment Promotions, a company specializing in helping brands, businesses and institutions target consumers via discounts and promotions delivered through print, online and mobile platforms.

Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) tapped John Patroulis as CCO of BBH New York.  Most recently, John co-founded the agency, agencytwofifteen where he was Co-Executive Creative Director and Partner.

Effective immediately, Josh Forstot takes on the new position as Associate Creative Director/Digital Creative Technologist at NYCA based in Solana Beach, CA.  Josh will serve as the full-service branding and advertising agency’s digital creative supervisor where he reports to Dave Huerta, VP/Associate Creative Director.

Here Media Inc. employed two new sales associates: Joel Shoemaker hired as Advertising Director for Here Media’s New York office and Leor Mendel is the new Advertising Account Manager in the company’s Los Angeles office.  

Starting June 6, Chris Licht switches to CBS News as VP/Programming to supervise programming and development for CBS News broadcasts and platforms. Chris is the co-creator and original executive producer of MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Leopard Films and Remedy Productions are coming together and establishing a new independent creative entity called Argonon, involved in all genres of programming production in the UK and international markets for broadcast and digital platforms.  Argonon is comprised of Leopard Films, the drama unit Leopardrama and Leopard Films USA as well as Remedy Productions and Remedy Productions Canada.

  • James Burstall, CEO of Leopard Films takes on the role as CEO of Argonon and Stuart Mullin was named Argonon’s CFO
  • Remedy Production’s Toby Dormer and Juliet Borges will also be part of Argonon’s Board while Susie Field was elevated to GM of Argonon Group
  • Furthermore, Todd Austin, CCO of Leopard Films will now manage daily operations of Leopard Films in the UK.  Charlie Bunce joins Leopard Films as Head/Features and Formats and recently Fiona Morris joined Leopard Films as Head/Arts and Performance
  • Leopard Films USA added Nick Rigg as President; Julian Locke upped to VP and Sara Banister hired as COO.

Universal Communications Inc. promoted Kevin Cuddihy as President/Univision Television Group (UTG), up from EVP/Advertising Sales for UTG.  In his new position, Kevin will manage all UTG operations encompassing advertising sales and local programming.  He will continue to be based in New York and reports to Peter Walker, President, Univision Local Media.

Carol Fiorino joins Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, specializing in marketing consumer wellness brands, as Creative Director.  Carol will co-lead the department and responsibilities with Stuart Fink, Creative Director and both report to Helayne Spivak, CCO. Carol previously was Creative Director for Euro RSCG Life.

Later — John
 John Cox for Cynopsis: Classified Advantage
john@cynopsis.com
05.24.11

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