Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Cynopsis: Classified Advantage
09/13/11

Good morning – it’s Tuesday, September 13, 2011, and this is your weekly issue of Cynopsis: Classified Advantage! 

Marie’s Mistake

Some of you might recall a column I wrote a while back about Marie, a woman stuck in middle management hell at her company.  I continued to feel badly for her so I called an old friend, Susan, someone who has been in the industry a long time and has a very distinguished career in broadcasting. 

I asked Susan if she would consider being a mentor for Marie or if she knew anyone at Marie’s company that would be a good mentor for her.  My friend not only agreed to talk to Marie, but also to set her up with someone within Marie’s company.  Perfect.

Perfect until Susan emailed Marie, introduced herself and told her of what she had hoped to do.  Marie replied graciously, thanked her, but then made a mistake. A big mistake.

On this first email between the two, Marie told my friend, at great length, of the problems she was having at her company.  While I understand Marie’s frustration, the first email is not the time to bring up her difficulties.  In fact, Marie shouldn’t bring them up at all until Susan asked. 

Susan had to decide whether or not she wanted to get involved by mentoring Marie and helping her with her career.  To make this decision, she needs to get to know Marie at her own pace, and through her own methods. 

Deciding on being someone’s mentor is a big decision, and, as Susan was going to do, to ask another within Marie’s company to also become her mentor is even a bigger decision.  Susan is putting her reputation on the line; will she do this for someone who complains during their first communication?  I don’t know, but I don’t think I would.

I really do hope for Marie’s sake Susan understands that she is very frustrated and just needed to vent.  Susan is kind and gracious, and I think she will contact Marie again; and I know Marie is too smart to make the same mistake twice.

What we can all learn is that all business relationships need time to mature, and the wrong question asked too quickly, or a negative comment made too soon, can end a very beneficial association.

Next Issue:  The Younger Generation

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 ~
Is Your Career Tangled?
by Lisa Kaye

Like Rapunzel in the ivory tower throwing down her long braid in hopes of a rescue, does your career feel like you need more than a prince on a white horse to help you out?  Having a job these days has become more than a blessing given the alternative.  But do you somehow feel that you are sacrificing more than you think? 

Feeling trapped in your situation even though you are collecting a paycheck is not any better than not having a job-you’re tangled by your circumstances no matter which side of the braid you are holding.

Giving in or giving up with your career is not uncommon despite the fact that you may be in an enviable position compared to those who are still looking for a job.  The fact that you are gainfully employed does not guarantee your happiness no matter how big the paycheck is.  Sometimes, we are trapped by our situation thinking we can’t make a change because the title, pay, benefits, corner office is too comfortable a thing to give up. 

Knowing that you have options even when you have the benefit of a steady paycheck should be enough to give you hope even when you are not feeling so optimistic.  Spending some time, soul-searching what your ideal career means to you is not a waste of time or energy when you feel you are at a crossroads.

So many of us get distracted with the subtle nuances that become the fabric you weave when it comes to your job. Lost in the moment, or many moments, you forget to look at how you got there and if the where is really where you want to be.  Looking for a way out of your tangled career because you worry about your income, professional status and the alternatives in your quest for a perfect match. 

It’s not like being trapped in a tower is going to keep you safe from yourself or others.  It will provide the necessary creature comforts as you yearn for more.  Deciding whether it’s time to throw down your braid, anticipating the sense of freedom you desire as you wait for someone to rescue you, or to remain patient, embracing your captivity.

Just because you are working doesn’t mean you should settle with a career that doesn’t quite live up to your initial dream.  Getting back to basics and spending time understanding what you like from what you don’t like about your current situation will provide you with a road map where you can begin to plan your escape. 

Becoming a prisoner of your own design is not going to make you happy in the long run.  Being authentic, honest, truthful and above all respectful with yourself will.  Knowing when it’s time to throw out a signal for help will prepare you for your inevitable escape. 

Your freedom is in your own hands, and realizing you are the prisoner of your own career destiny may just help set you free.  Next time you feel tangled by your career, it’s okay to ask for help, hey if it works for a princess in a tower, it could work for you.
 
Lisa Kaye, Founder & CEO, www.greenlightjobs.com a media and entertainment recruitment job board and career center has over 20 years human resources experience in the industry having worked for E! Networks, ABC/Disney, Lifetime, Pixar, Live Nation and most recently consulting with The Oprah Winfrey Network.

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
Lisa Kaye

If housing is the first to get hit in a bad economy and discount box and fast food places tend to be the last, where does the entertainment industry fall. More to the point, is there a part of this industry that is more recession proof than others?

This is a difficult question to give a short response to but here goes. I don’t think the entertainment industry is any more or less recession proof than any other industries.

That said, you really need to look more specifically at the supply and demand not of the industry per se but of the particular types of positions that the industry is seeking to employ people.

For instance, technology, financial, accounting and engineering positions tend to be in high demand regardless of a recession. Why? These people need to keep the wheels moving regardless of how fast or slow a train is moving.

The entertainment industry is not recession proof. Many companies go through a series of “down-sizing or right-sizing” when revenue is in jeopardy and things are tight.

Whether it’s a studio concerned with domestic & international box office numbers, or a cable television network fighting for advertising dollars and distribution, to online and digital site seeking audience, traffic and sponsorship dollars, all areas of the “entertainment” business are mindful of cost and labor and how it ultimately effects the bottom line.

So, to answer this question you need to look at the type of jobs that are in high demand and not necessarily a particular industry. This will steer you toward opportunity no matter the state of the economy.

If I’m looking to get out of LA and just cannot afford NYC, but I’m in the television industry, what parts of the country would you suggest? San Fran, Atlanta, something in Florida or perhaps Chicago?

The major markets where jobs seem plentiful within the entertainment industry are most definitely in NY, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, North Carolina, Austin, Orlando, Canada and of course Asia and Europe.

Depending on what type of job you are seeking, a production job, news, television, etc., may also open you up to opportunities in local markets such as the South East, Mid West or Central states.

The key is not to pigeon hole yourself into thinking you can’t afford a city if your dream job is in NY. You can live in the outer more affordable suburbs and commute. Also, don’t discount that there may be a good opportunity in Ohio or West Virginia as well so you should always keep yourself well networked and informed.

If you are looking for production jobs, there are resources out there that can help you find local area jobs where productions are shooting in remote regions. Cast a wide net and be open to a job even if it’s in LA for awhile with a company that might have regional offices-you could get a foot in the door and look to transfer through the company which would be much easier and sometimes more economical (some companies might pay for relocation) so the point is keep your options open and make the most of what you have and be clear on where it is you’d ultimately like to live and target those city & states for available jobs.

Lisa Kaye, Founder & CEO, www.greenlightjobs.com offers up weekly career advice and has extensive experience in hiring, recruiting and talent management in the entertainment industry.

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work very closely with NFL Account Executives as in selling and servicing new and existing clients
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work with the National sales team to build and grow our current client list
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oversee development and production of all short-form content for Nickelodeon’s websites and other digital channels
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support the strategy and business development group for the MTV Networks Entertainment Group including Comedy Central, Spike, and TV Land channels
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ensures that the Ad Sales teams for MTV Networks are well supported with information systems
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serve as Project Manager/Designer on MTVN/Viacom facility expansions in New York, both large and small
Senior Project Manager/Designer – Design & Construction
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create new strategies and revenue generating ideas, programs and products for ABC News
ABC News – Senior Vice President – Next   326294
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responsible for overseeing the national sales efforts at two of our ESPN owned and operated radio stations
National Sales Manager   325472
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take the lead in identifying technologies, protocols, work rules and systems that will maximize operational efficiency while simultaneously minimizing cost
Executive Director, Production and Operations, ABC News   322090
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accountable for creating and executing digital extensions of a portfolio of BBC America properties
Digital Producer
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day to day publicity and PR for the Digital and Home Entertainment business, plus Licensed Consumer Products
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help lead strategy and business development activities for the sports vertical at CBS Interactive with a focus on driving current and future revenue and audience growth opportunities
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responsible for ensuring the data assets are supported by architecture capable of delivering CBS’ strategic goal
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Lifetime Marketing
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VP, Program Acquisitions   106957
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explore and evaluate ways to create unique event sponsorship and business development opportunities leveraging the strong brand of the TODAY Show
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responsible for providing strategic and operational HR leadership, direction, and expertise for the East Coast Studio Production organization with a client group of 250 employees
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Philadelphia PA
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Nashville TN
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Atlanta GA
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Atlanta GA
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Atlanta GA
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Atlanta GA
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Baton Rouge LA
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NBCUniversal
Hialeah FL
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Detroit MI
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Chicago IL
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own marketing strategy and execution to secure and maintain position as the most recognizable and highly regarded mobile CRM provider in the industry
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Vibes
Chicago IL
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building the BI team, setting the strategic direction for the team, and managing its day-to-day operations
Director of Business Intelligence
Vibes
Chicago IL
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Chicago IL
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generates advertising pages and revenue by identifying prospects, developing strategic plans, preparing presentations, negotiating rates and schedules, and communicating results or problems to management
Midwest Director
Conde Nast
Chicago IL
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responsible for selling K-12 technology products and solutions to Schools, School Districts and larger urban opportunities
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Cincinnati OH
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responsible for day-to-day sales operations and achieving revenue goals
VP Director of Sales   9387BR
CBS Corporation
St. Louis MO
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plans and coordinates the editorial functions for a project and oversees the main components of that project, including managing the production of individual titles and planning for future projects
Senior Editor Job
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Austin TX
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create and distribute monthly program schedules on deadline, execute and communicate schedule changes
Programming Coordinator   322962
ESPN
Austin TX
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developing and executing an implementation plan that will make customers amazingly successful with our real time ad platform solutions
Implementation Consultant
AppNexus
Seattle WA
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

serves as the relationship owner on multiple small to mid-tier accounts or one large account
Client Partner   9695
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9695/job

manage and deliver medium-sized projects (3-10 members) on-time and on-budget
Project Manager   9698
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9698/job

manages daily activities of the human resources administration leave team that develops, implements and administers leave plans for all divisions of Fox
Manager, HR Administration   FFE0000439
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

play a critical role helping the Fox team manage 3rd-party owned product worldwide
Manager, Finance   FFE0000523
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

handling all patent matters for Hulu, including litigation, pre-litigation, and prosecution
Patent Attorney
Hulu
Los Angeles
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

work closely with FP&A and Content Acquisition teams, both domestic and international
Senior Accountant
Hulu
Los Angeles
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

increase awareness and viewership of shows using various marketing channels
Senior Manager Content Marketing
Hulu
Los Angeles
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

manage and extend our career development/performance management program
Talent Development Lead
Hulu
Los Angeles
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

planning, directing, and executing of sales projects on both a local and national level, in order to meet and/or exceed established sales goals within approved budgets
Vice President of Sales   2949BR
NBCUniversal
Burbank CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

works across the organization to develop business and product strategies, articulate growth recommendations and identify and execute partnership and acquisition opportunities across and within our online and games businesses
Director, Strategy & Business Development   326358
DIMG
North Hollywood CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

high level planning and management of the feature content the digital media team is producing for all its partners
Director of Digital Features
NFL
Culver City CA
https://www.nfl.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=263&CurrentPage=1

leads the development of infrastructure strategy and architecture, service delivery standards, and procedures within the NFL Digital Media Group
Director of Infrastructure
NFL
Culver City CA
https://www.nfl.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=300&CurrentPage=1

help manage and implement the networks strategic marketing and promotions in support of the company’s business plan
Manager of Marketing and Promotions
NFL
Culver City CA
https://www.nfl.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=250&CurrentPage=1

research, develop, write and produce segments that will breakdown the facts when it comes to topical news issues and events
Reporter/Truth Analyst   2957BR
NBCUniversal
San Jose CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

collaborating with Sr. Sales Management, Inventory, Product Marketing, Ad Operations, and Finance to set pricing and sales strategy for all ad products between CBSSports.com, Maxpreps.com, and the CBS College Network
Pricing Analyst, Yield Management   9412BR
CBS Corporation
San Francisco CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsible for managing a wide-ranging consumer electronics beat at CNET News
Senior Writer   8936BR
CBS Corporation
San Francisco CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

preparing monthly account reconciliations and related journal entries for close
Senior Accountant
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5065

responsible for executing specific aspects/work streams with strategic consulting projects and web development efforts
Senior Consultant
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5060

conducts operational reviews to identify and define opportunities for improved applications of systems, services and processes
Business Intelligence Developer   38018
Cox Careers
San Diego CA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

promotes, sells, and retains commercial business solutions for voice, data and video
Account Executive   37815
Cox Careers
San Diego CA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

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

JOB OPENING: VP-DVLPMNT/TLC/LA: Strategic plnng/content dir/channel mgmt; responsible for executing prgmg strategies through prod & dvlpmnt; +8yrs exp broadcast/cable industry in production/dvlpmnt www.discovery.com # 4368 (9/17)

JOB OPENING: OPERATIONS PERSON/SCREEN MEDIA VENTURES/NYC: Asst w/ orgnztn/exec of material deliveries. BA deg. knwlg MS off, outlook & database org. Strong knwldg dig tech & social ntwrkg/media. Res/cvr: kelsey@screenmedia.net (9/17)

JOB OPENING: VP AD SALES MARKETING/STYLE NETWORK/LA: Min 10 yrs exp in ad sales marketing at agency, cable or broadcast. Exp w/ brand partnerships/client relations necessary. Apply: www.nbcunicareers.com JOB # 2868BR (9/17)

JOB OPENING: VP DIGITAL & NEW MEDIA/STYLE NETWORK/LA: Min 7 yrs web/online exp & 3 yrs management exp; id & execute digital/new media initiatives, web publishing exp ideal. Apply: www.nbcunicareers.com JOB # 2867BR (9/17)

JOB OPENING: HGTV/COORD /Ad SALES MKTG/NYC: 1-2+yrs Mktg/Sales. Detailed support of Ad Sales sponsorships. Must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills and event exp. Full details, www.scrippsnetworks.com #2474 (9/16)

JOB OPENING: VP PRG SCHEDULING/OTHER JOBS/MD: VP Prg oversee all prg sched functions; resrh and design short/long term sched strategies 7+yrs exp/Other opportunities avail Visit: www.tvoneonline.com (9/16)

JOB OPENING: AP/RESEARCHER/NY: Prod Co seeking idea generator to support non-fiction series development with research skills, eye for talent, writing & field experience. 2+ years experience. Details at www.papernyfilms.com/jobs (9/15)

JOB OPENING: OFFICE/EXEC ASSISTANT/NY: Prod Co seeking creative assistant to support EVP & manage fast-paced office. Duties: Office management, scheduling, reception, shipping, expenses, etc. Details at www.papernyfilms.com/jobs (9/15)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR PRIMARY RESEARCH/STYLE NETWORK/LA: 7 years exp w/ primary research. Nielsen/statistical tools knowledge a plus. Apply: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ENETWORKS&cws=1&rid=998 (9/15)

JOB OPENING: RSRCH ANALYST/SCREENVISION/NY: 1-2yrs rsrch exp. Excel proficient. Support natl/local sales forces. Knwldg media rsch tools req’d, e.g.Nielsen/MRI/SPSS. Movie lover a+. https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=875141 (9/14)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES/DIGITAL MKTG MGR/ BrightLine/NYC: Interactive TV company seeks mgr with 5+ years exp to lead creative team, and launch cutting edge iTV campaigns for Top 100 TV clients. Res to recruiting@brightlineitv.com (9/13)

JOB OPENING: NEW BIZ DEV VP/BrightLine/LA-based: Interactive TV company seeks TV client-savvy LA VP to lead New Biz Dev group for Industry-leading company. Res to newbizrecruiting@brightlineitv.com (9/13)

JOB OPENING: PUBLICIST /Nickelodeon/MTVN, NYC 3+Yrs Exp. Manage & execute media relations act for Nick. Develop campaigns and strategies to secure press coverage. Dev & write press kit EOE/M/F/D/AAP Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (9/13)

JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC MGR, VERSUS NTWRK/NBCU/NY: Resp: Accuracy & day-to-day ops, procedures & staff of commercial log scheduling & commercial continuity funct.for Versus Ntwrk. 5+ yrs exp. Apply: www.nbcunicareers.com job#2507BR (9/13)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL SALES PLANNER /Discovery/NY: 2+ yrs advertising exp., Digital a +; Build plans/presentation for digital ad sales platform at Discovery – vod, podcast, mobile. http://careers.discovery.com/, req.4434 (9/13)

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 .

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: PROGRAM SCHEDULING INTERN/AMC/NYC: Assist in linear and non-linear TV scheduling by maintaining schedule docs, updating competitive information and inputting asset metadata. Resume & CL to tmgreenfield@amctv.com (9/17)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: PROD INTERN/NYC: will see all facets of production and creative, must be avail 2-3days/week. In promos dept, Final Cut exp a +. Must receive credit Send resume betintern@yahoo.com (9/17)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: New ABC daytime talk show in NY is looking for interns now. Must be able to receive college credit. Full time avail. is pref’d but accepting part time applications. Resume: references to: revolution.interns@gmail.com (9/17)

FALL INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY:  Media firm/Beijing: 40 hrs wkly. Unique/exciting media internship overseas. Includes RT flight to Beijing. Fluent Chinese reqd. Fluent English reqd. Apply: careers@yod.com (9/15)

FALL INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY: AD SALES MARKETING INTERN/Hallmark Channel/NYC: 12 – 16 hrs wkly; Asst w/mktg projects; maintain/update sales presentations, prepare mtg materials. Prof w MS Office req. Submit resume to: internships@hallmarkchannel.com (9/15)

FALL INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY: MARKETING /Teaneck, NJ: 20 hrs wkly; National music education franchise business seeking creative, hands-on, multi-tasking interns for marketing department. Reliability a must. Apply: hr@schoolofrock.com (9/14)

FALL INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY: GRAPHIC DESIGN/Teaneck, NJ: 20 hrs wkly. National music education franchise business seeking design intern with strong skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Word/PowerPoint is a plus. Apply: hr@schoolofrock.com   (9/14)

FALL INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY: BLOG WRITER/Teaneck, NJ: 20 hrs wkly. National music education franchise business seeking enthusiastic blog writer to write and develop stories about music, bands, music education and other trends. Apply: hr@schoolofrock.com   (9/14)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Remote Ops Intern/CBS Sports Network. Participate in &prepare for on-location sports events. Duties incl. operational, creative, &admin. tasks related to delivery of remote broadcasts. Apply: www.cbscorporation.com (9/10)

~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Chris Florio has joined Cynopsis Media as Sales Manager, reporting to Mike Farina and based in the Summit, NJ office.  Chris came to Cynopsis from Framepool in NYC where he was the Sales Manager.  Also working on behalf of Cynopsis Media as a business development consultant is Denise O’Connor, formerly VP/Sales for NATPE.  Denise is based on the West Coast.

Crown Media Family Networks (CMFN), a unit of Crown Media Holdings Inc. and home of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel, tapped Alexandra Smith and Ayn Prince as Directors/Programming for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel respectively.  Alexandra specifically will manage the daily scheduling of original movies and series in addition to overseeing the scheduling database (SIMS) among other duties for her network. At Hallmark Movie Channel, Ayn will manage the monthly program schedules and highlights for the network and will work closely with Alexandra to maximize program inventory among other duties. Both Alexandra and Ayn are based in Studio City, CA and report to Darren Melameth, VP/Programming, Planning and Scheduling. 

Armand Leo joins Entertainment One (eOne) as VP/Production Affairs where he will manage the company’s roster of scripted and non-scripted television projects including miniseries and TV movies from development through delivery.  Armand reports to Margaret O’Brien, COO, Entertainment One Television.  Furthermore, eOne named Joss Duffield as Head/International Sales, Entertainment One Family.  Joss will be the lead for the international distribution efforts on behalf of eOne’s portfolio of children’s programming.  Based in London, Joss reports to Olivier Dumont, Managing Director, Entertainment One Family. 

Effective immediately, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (MSLO) hired Geoffrey A. Darby as GM for MSLO’s Television segment in charge of the company’s production and television operations.  Geoffrey reports to Lisa Gersh, MSLO President/COO.  In addition, Michael Morrison was tagged as Executive Producer of The Martha Stewart Show ready to premiere its seventh season on Hallmark Channel September 26.  Michael reports to Geoffrey Darby. 

Jim Loughran appointed as SVP/Digital Sales with NCC Media.  In his new position, Jim will be in charge of sales for the company’s digital advertising platforms.  Jim began his new position yesterday.

Mark Mooney joins The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) as VP/Regional Manager, Cable Ad Sales responsible for overseeing and implementing advertising and business opportunities for The Weather Channel, weather.com and TWCC mobile including tablets for the New York region.  Mark will head and develop a team of account managers within the region and will be based in New York.  Mark reports to Chris Raleigh, SVP/Cable and Cross Platform Sales, TWCC.  Most recently, Mark was an AE for CNN Networks.

MGM, effective immediately, employed Doug Finberg as EVP/Marketing to head all marketing activities for the studio.   Doug’s scope will also include all publicity efforts.  He reports to Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, Co-Chairman/CEOs, MGM. 

Diana Marseille received a promotion from Spike TV to become VP/Media Planning.  Diana will supervise the planning for all on-air promotion in addition to creating programming events and media plans.  She reports to Kevin Kay.

NBCUniversal named Jamie French to the newly-minted role as VP/Communications for The Style Network.  On behalf of the network, Jamie will manage all corporate messaging and media outreach for the consumer, trade and business sectors in addition to serving as primary spokesperson and as a member of the senior management team will offer insight into the overall direction of Style.  Jamie will report dually to Salaam Coleman Smith, President, The Style Network and to Cameron Blanchard, EVP/Communications, NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media.

Former Director/Development at Embassy Row Factual, Ari Mark was hired by AMC as Director/Unscripted Original Programming.

Tribune Broadcasting appointed Bob Cook as a Strategic Advisor where he will work with and integrate into the company’s management team in various areas including sales strategies, developing and distributing original programming and overall spurring the company’s business growth.  Bob will report to Nils Larsen, CEO/President. 

Nan-Kirsten Forte, formerly an EVP of WebMD Health Corp. was appointed CEO of the Travel Ad Network (TAN) by its Board of Directors.  Additionally, Brian Silver will remain as President and head a new division at TAN called Travel Publisher and Advertiser Services. 

As a result of new business growth, MKTG INC, an integrated agency specializing in experiential marketing elevated Paul Trager to CFO up from SVP/Financial Planning and Analysis. 

Sundance Channel tapped Suzy Berkowitz Weksel as SVP/Public Relations.  In her new role, Suzy will be the primary consumer press strategist for the network working in tandem with Sundance Channel EVP/GM Sarah Barnett and the network’s management team.  Suzy will spearhead all consumer communications encompassing program publicity, talent relations, award campaigns and special events.  Suzy will report to Ellen Kroner, EVP/Communications, AMC Networks.

Effective immediately, GroupM added John Kristick as Global CEO of GroupM Entertainment & Sports Partnerships (ESP), the company’s entertainment and sports consultancy division.  Based in New York, John will report to Irwin Gotlieb, GroupM Global CEO. 

JUMA Entertainment welcomes Peter J. DeVita in the newly-minted role as COO.  Peter will inaugurate and lead the company’s New York offices next month and also begins his new position where he will report to Robert Horowitz, President/Founder.  Peter previously worked for IMG Worldwide, Inc. for 14 years.  Furthermore, JUMA Entertainment hired Michael Hazan as West Coast Head/Development based in Los Angeles.

Out-of-home television network Akoo has expanded its sales footprint by opening new offices in New York and Los Angeles and by hiring a number of executives around the country: Annie Gordon as VP/Sales in New York; Wayne Aaronson and Linda Villani as VPs/Sales in Los Angeles; and Karen Koonce and Laurie Hartnett as Sales Directors in Chicago.

Miramax is increasing its global sales team and opening its first international office in London.  Joe Patrick was elevated to Lead Worldwide Sales reporting to Mike Lang, CEO and will work closely with Beth Minehart, SVP/Global Digital.  Additionally, the company added Danny Goldman to be part of Joe Patrick’s team as SVP/Head of Sales, Europe.  Danny will report to Joe Patrick and based at the new London office located in Covent Garden which opens later this month.  

Discovery Channel promoted Matt Kelly and named Mike Sorensen to Senior Directors/Development.  Matt and Mike will take charge of creating series, specials, stunts, franchises and other programming initiatives.  Both will be based at the network’s Silver Spring headquarters and report to Dolores Gavin, SVP/Development and Production, Discovery Channel.

As of October 1, former NBCUniversal executive Henry Ahn begins a new position as EVP/Content Distribution and Marketing with Scripps Networks Interactive.  Henry will head the distribution strategy for the company’s television brands and associated video content across all platforms.  Based at company headquarters in Knoxville, he will report to John Lansing, President, Scripps Networks. 

Henry Schleiff, President/GM of Investigation Discovery (ID), Military Channel and Planet Green announced several key appointments:

  • Marc Etkind becomes SVP/Content Strategy with Planet Green joining from Animal Planet.
  • Ed Hersh takes on new role as SVP/Content Strategy with Military Channel. Ed will continue to offer content advice for ID.
  • Sara Kozak upped to SVP/Production with all three networks, ID, Military Channel and Planet Green. 
  • Doug Seybert advances to SVP/Marketing for ID, Military Channel and Planet Green. 

Effective immediately, Cristina Mancini was moved up to SVP/Worldwide Marketing with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.  Cristina will now supervise all worldwide marketing efforts for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.  Cristina will further oversee international marketing, publicity, creative services and corporate communications under the umbrella of the newly-established Worldwide Marketing unit.  Cristina’s scope will additionally manage Television Distribution’s marketing and publicity efforts for Twentieth Century Fox Television, Fox 21, FtvS, Fx Productions and Fox Filmed Entertainment’s four feature film units.  Cristina is based at the company’s Los Angeles headquarters and reports to Mark Kaner, President, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. 

WCBS-TV, New York’s CBS 2, appointed Don Dahler as Anchor of the station’s weekend morning and evening newscasts starting this Saturday. 

Nan Byrne joined New Dominion Pictures as Director/Development where she will work in tandem with VP/Development, Peter Rees creator of the series Mythbusters.  Previously, Nan was Head Writer at M2 Pictures.

AdLarge Media, LLC hired Jennifer Barnes in the newly-minted role as VP/Research and Client Services.  Jennifer will head the development of operational systems and offer reliable metrics to AdLarge clients and partners.  

Alexandra Taylor selected as EVP of Carsey-Werner International Television Distribution.  In her new role, Alexandra will continue to spearhead the company’s London office which manages Carsey-Werner’s business efforts in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  Alexandra has been with Carsey-Werner International since 1998. 

Full-service marketing communications agency Wing tagged Renata Florio as CCO.  Renata relocates to New York from Sao Paulo, Brazil and she will head the agency’s creative direction for such clients as Procter & Gamble, Goya Foods, Eli Lilly and the Ad Council. 

Ron Plante was hired by GMC in the newly-created role as SVP/Research where he will be in charge of all research activities for the network and its digital assets and original programming.  Based in Atlanta, Ron reports to Philip Manwaring, SVP/Strategic Planning, Research and Technology.

Effective immediately, creative agency Big Spaceship added five new executives and promoted one within its design and development teams:

  • Stacey Mulcahy becomes a Senior Developer; Bruce Drummond joins as a Developer; and Luke BrownGold becomes a Junior Developer.  All three report to Joshua Hirsch, Minister/Technology.
  • Dan Mall was elevated to Art Director up from Senior Designer; Able Parris joins as Senior Director; and Valerie Gnaedig was hired as Senior Director.  These three report directly to Michael Lebowitz, Founder/CEO.

Victoria Quoss was named SVP/Network Development with Vibrant TV.  Victoria’s scope has her in charge of all program acquisitions, co-productions and network strategy.  Based in New York, Victoria will report to Dan Zifkin, President/CEO, Vibrant TV.   Congratulations Victoria!

The Jim Henson Company named Richard Goldsmith to the newly-minted role as EVP/Global Distribution.  Richard will manage global distribution of all company assets in the domestic and international markets for all media encompassing television, home entertainment and current and emerging digital platforms.  Richard reports to Peter Schube, President/COO.

Later — John
 John Cox for Cynopsis: Classified Advantage
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09.13.11

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