Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Cynopsis: Kids!
07.31.13

Good morning. It’s Wednesday, July 31, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

TODAY’S TOP HEADLINES

Are you a morning person? Sprout is giving aspiring actors and fans the opportunity to audition for the role of live morning show host with its launch of a national competition to find the next great preschool TV host. Now through August 31, hosting hopefuls can upload a 60-second audition video including their rendition of Sprout’s “Happy Birthday Song” at SproutOnline.com. Each day in August, Sprout will put the most notable videos on its YouTube channel, giving fans the opportunity to watch and participate in the Sprout Host Hunt. A live event will be held in LA on Aug. 23 at Universal CityWalk where Carly, one of The Sunny Side Up Show co-hosts, will join Chica – the world’s most famous chicken–to entertain fans and help prepare contestants for their audition. Three finalists will be flown to the set of The Sunny Side Up Show in Philadelphia in September, where they will have the chance to audition with Chica live in front of the show’s producers. The Sprout Host Hunt winner will be announced in December. 

Speaking of Sprout… the net’s new trio of acquired series Sarah and Duck, Zou and Stella & Sam all hail from outside the U.S. and are exclusive to the network in the States. We wondered if exclusivity is the new bar for Sprout’s acquired content going forward. “We aren’t looking solely at exclusive content, but it’s very important to cable operators and it’s very important to us from a brand standpoint,” network president Sandy Wax told CynKids. “Shows like this which are exclusive and very high quality are often produced internationally, so we will continue to look at acquisitions around the world.” Sprout also airs Iceland-produced Lazytown, which is also currently exclusive to the net. Back in the world of original programming, the season two of Sprout’s hit The Chica Show debuted Monday (July 29).

Hub Network has set Saturday, Oct. 26, as the date for its inaugural Halloween Bash. The newest kids net didn’t waste much time jumping on the signature-event bandwagon–and it’s going big. The live-to-tape special will take place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, be exec-produced by Bob Bain (Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards and Fox’s Teen Choice Awards) and produced by Paul Flattery, and air five to seven times around the holiday. A “spooktacular” event is the perfect dovetail with Hub’s cache of safe-scary programming including Goosebumps and RL Stine’s The Haunting Hour. The Halloween Bash will include entertainment, plus a nationwide costume competition with finalists from every state. “We’re trying to celebrate all kinds of families, stimulate imagination and creativity and I think we’re going to be blown away by the level of what we see and the creativity,” Hub president/CEO Margaret Loesch tells CynKids exclusively. “Think about it–a whole class of from a school in southern Illinois [where I lived for a while when I was a child] could be the winner. Or a couple, or an individual. We want it to be very egalitarian. Anybody can win if they have the best costume. They don’t have to sing or dance; they just have to have a great imagination.” Celeb host, presenters, judges and musical acts are sure to be in abundance and will be announced shortly.

PROGRAMMING PICKS

A kid block for every niche: No matter which age or stage your child is in, there’s a network that’s got their Saturday mornings covered. The latest is CBS, which is partnering with Litton Entertainment on the three-hour “The CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic” block, which debuts Sept. 28 and aimed at those hard-to-pin-down 13-16-year-olds. The FCC educational/informational compliant programming block consists six new high-def half-hours packed with pro-social messages. Here’s the lineup:
Lucky Dog: Animal trainer Brandon McMillan swoops into animal shelters and rescues hard-to-love, unadoptable dogs and sets to work turning the frightened pooches into perfect pets. 
Dr. Chris Pet Vet: Chronicles the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, one of the world’s busiest vets, and the animals he devotes his days to caring and treating.
Recipe Rehab: Families submit their favorite high-calorie, family-style recipes, and two chefs face off in a head-to-head competition to give the recipes a low-calorie, tasty twist. 
Jamie Oliver’s 15-Minute Meals: Oliver, of the Emmy-winning Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, has perfected a delicious collection of healthy recipes that can be prepared in no time. In his signature style, he makes these meals for viewers in real time, offering hints, tricks and lots of nutritional info along the way.
All in With Laila Ali: Ali scours the globe to track down the world’s most compelling stories, profiling inspirational people, groundbreaking achievements and extraordinary lifestyles. 
Game Changers With Kevin Frazier: OMG! Insider’s Frazier celebrates athletes and fans who reach out in their communities to make life better.

Nickelodeon will debut Spin Master Entertainment’s Paw Patrol on Monday, Aug 12. The CG-animated series, based on a concept by Keith Chapman, (Bob the Builder) and with animation from Guru Studio, is set to premiere Monday, Aug. 12. It stars a pack of six heroic puppies — Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma and Skye — who are led by a tech-savvy 10-year-old boy named Ryder. The series curriculum focuses on citizenship, social skills and problem-solving.  The Paw Patrol works together to protect the Adventure Bay community believing that “No job is too big, no pup is too small!” 
 
Sprout continues to strike new musical notes. Kids crooners Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell will stop by the network’s live Sunny Side Up Show on Thursday, Aug. 29, for some tunes and chatter. Chica from the Chica Show will also visit Zanes’ studio later this summer and Sprout will air a short video in the fall.

PRODUCTION NOTES

Two new series renewals from Disney-land. The kids will be spending more time with Uncle Stan as Disney Channel orders a second season of Gravity Falls, the animated comedy with a twist in the credits, created and exec-produced by Alex Hirsch. Gravity Falls has become quite the draw for K2-11 (2million/5.1 rating), K6-11 (1.6 million/6.7 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.3 million/5.4 rating). DisneyChannel.com/GravityFalls is featuring two new games: Attic Stuff Golf brings a new meaning to the term “reading the green,” as players have five swings to navigate the ball through a mini golf course created from items in the attic; PinesQuest, which launches Aug. 16, picks up where DisneyChannel.com’s popular “Rumble’s Revenge” game leaves off. Over at Disney XD, a third season of Lab Rats is in development; production will resume in LA in September and the season will bow next winter. The series, created by Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore (That ’70s Show) and executive-produced by Peterson, Moore and Hayes Jackson (According to Jim), is Disney XD’s top-rated series in Total Viewers (835,000), target K6-14 (556,000/1.6 rating) and other key demos.

Sister net ABC Family ordered a third season of the drama Switched at Birth, and has given back-order pickups to summer hits The Fosters and Twisted. The series will premiere alongside Pretty Little Liars in January.

Riverdale Redux: Moonscoop LLC and Archie Comics are co-producing the new animated series It’s Archie, which features iconic characters Archie, Betty, Jughead, Veronica and Reggie as 12-year-olds. The companies will be shopping season one at MIP Junior and MIPCOM, Oct. 5-10 in Cannes. “It’s Archie is the first new Archie animation in many years.  We are very excited to be working with Moonscoop and can’t wait for a new generation of cartoon fans to embrace the entire Riverdale gang,” says Archie Comics publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. Archie Comics, published since 1941, have sold more than 2 billion comics worldwide. Since first offered, their digital app has been downloaded in excess of 4 million times with over 11 million digital Archie Comics and books sold.

You know Dasher and Dancer and… Amazon Studios is developing an original family film based on lesser-known reindeer Comet it hopes to develop into a larger franchise.

Temple Street Productions and Family Channel started principal photography on the second season of reality series The Next Step. The serialized tween drama, created by Frank van Keeken and exec-produced by Frank van Keeken, Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier, will air on Canada’s Family Channel. Additional content will appear on Family.ca, including The Next Step Aftershow web series featuring exclusive character interviews and behind-the-scenes footage and commentary on the series’ storylines. BBC Worldwide handles the international rights to the series.

MORE KIDS NEWS

Look for four new series and the return for a second season of docu-comedy Take Me To Your Mother on NickMom, the nighttime comedy block Nick Jr. channel. Whoopi Goldberg is on board to exec-produce Lounge (working title), a talk/variety series that features raw, honest and funny conversations between everyday moms who are given an opportunity to be pampered. NickMom’s first original sitcom, Instant Mom, comes from producer/star Tia Mowry-Hardrict, who starred on Sister Sister (1995-99). Also on NickMom development slate: Country Mom, City Mom (working title), which follows funny mom Tanya McQueen (Picker Sisters, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), who splits her time raising two teen boys in small town Texas and living in Los Angeles with her second husband and his kids; Undercover Cupid (working title), a hidden-camera show about single parents whose teen and young adult kids pick eligible dates for them; and an untitled Vinnie Brand/Jim Breur project that follows comedian and father of five daughters Brand.

Hosts with the Most: Aisha Tyler (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Talk) will host this year’s Young Hollywood Awards, which air at 8p on Aug. 1 on CW. Then, Pretty Little Liars’ Lucy Hale and Glee’s Darren Criss are on board to co-host Fox’s Teen Choice Awards, which airs live at 8p (ET) on Aug. 11.

DreamWorks Animation topper Jeffrey Katzenberg will be recognized as MIPCOM 2013 Personality of the Year at this year’s deal-making bonanza in Cannes. DreamWorks Animation recently announced a major expansion into television production and distribution, and in May acquired YouTube youth magnet AwesomenessTV.

Josh Holloway (Lost) channeled his inner child guesting in a new ep of preschool series Yo Gabba Gabba! that debuted Saturday, July 27, on Nick Jr. Holloway played a Farmer who teaches DJ Lance and his Gabba friends about animals, growing vegetables, and how to have a good old-fashioned hoedown. In case you missed it, here’s a clip.  https://vimeo.com/70943356.

DIGITAL UPDATE

It’s official. On-demand kids service Toon Goggles launched a new channel on the Roku streaming platform this week. Available to millions of Roku customers in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and the Republic of Ireland, the specially designed Toon Goggles channel on Roku provides free, instant access to Toon Goggles’ lineup of live-action, animated content.

Nickelodeon launched a new HTML5 mobile gaming hub featuring characters from its collection of animated and live-action television series. The new hub features 15 games for iOS and Android-enabled mobile phone browsers. Nick fans can visit m.nick.com/games to play games based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Legend of Korra, SpongeBob SquarePants and more. The hub will be optimized for tablets later this year. No downloads are required and games are free.

AwesomenessTV debuted a new weekday style show #OOTD (Outfit of the Day) on Monday, July 29. Hosted by YouTube beauty guru StilaBabe09 (Meredith Foster), the show will cover style topics from accessorizing, to replicating the looks of top celebrities on the cheap, to being inspired by StilaBabe09’s own personal look.

LICENSING NEWS

How is licensing propelling the launch of hot new kids properties like new Disney XD series Postcards from Planet X and Cartoon Network/Lego’s upcoming TV-game-toy property Mixels? And how can companies evolve legacy brands like Scholastic’s Clifford the Big Red Dog and Jim Henson Co.’s Fraggle Rock through licensing deals? Register to attend the Aug. 27 Cynopsis Kids webinar “How to (Really) Increase Kid Brand Revenue through Licensing,” where our panel of experts including Sean Gorman, president of American Greetings Properties; Pete Yoder, VP of U.S. Consumer Products at Cartoon Network Enterprises; Melissa Segal, EVP, Global Consumer Products at The Jim Henson Co.; and Daisy Kline, VP, Marketing & Brand Management at Scholastic Media will share case studies and answer questions. Don’t miss out!

Nickelodeon names Activision Publishing as the master videogame licensee for SpongeBob SquarePants. The first game to be published in the new partnership will be SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge, set for release Oct. 22 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation3, Nintendo Wii, Wii U, Nintendo DS and 3DS.

AG Properties and licensee Fetch for Pets will launch range of Care Bears pet accessories in the U.S. beginning in 2014. The line will include collars, leashes, chew toys, squeaker toys, and aquarium products for both dogs and cats.

Zodiak Kids appointed Komar to create a range of sleepwear for its preschool series Tickety Toc. The multiyear agreement will see Komar creating Tickety Toc sleepwear for boys and girls including sleepwear, blanket sleepers and robes. Product will launch at all channels of distribution in spring 2014.

INSIDE THE BELTWAY
 
Big fines for children’s television violations are flowing from the FCC. Broadcast Law Blog reports the Commission is looking at fines up to $20,000 per incident for violations of the obligations to prepare and file Children’s Television Reports as it continues to assess license renewal applications filed by TV stations over the last year. Fines determined in the past two weeks target both full-power stations and Class A stations. The larger fines are being doled out not only for failure to file the reports with the FCC on a timely basis but also because of late placement of the reports into the station’s public file, and the failure to report the deficiencies in compliance on the license renewal forms.

GAMING & APPS

Cartoon Network’s mobile app is now available for free download from the Barnes & Noble Nook store and Amazon Appstore for the Nook HD Tablet and Kindle Fire. The app offers full episodes, videoclips, games and live streaming. The app is also available on iTunes, Google Play and the nabi tablet.

Get ready to shake your groove thing, kids. Majesco Entertainment Company, publisher of the leading Zumba Fitness videogame franchise, will release a kid-sized version of the dance fitness sensation this holiday season for Kinect for Xbox 360 and Wii. Zumba Kids will feature a range of dance styles, customization and chart-topping hits from artists including Justin Bieber and Willow Smith.

Dusty Crophopper, an esteemed member of the Radiator Springs crew from Disney’s Cars, is starring in a new storybook deluxe app from Disney Publishing. The Planes: Storybook Deluxe app lets young readers relive the film through 41 story screens, read-along text and full narration that re-retells the story of the feature film.

PARTNERSHIPS & PROMOTIONS

Penguin Young Readers Group and Poptropica are launching a contest tomorrow (Aug. 1) that that gives kids the opportunity to envision a brand-new Island on Poptropica.com. Grand-prize winner of the Create Your Dream Poptropica Island Contest, selected by Poptropica’s creative team (including Jeff Kinney, the author of the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series) and experts from Penguin Young Readers Group, will have their entry produced alongside Poptropica’s existing Islands. Winners will be selected in February 2014.

RESEARCH & TRENDS

Facebook users are more interested in chatting about broadcast shows than they are about cable TV. That’s the word from research firm Trendrr, which compared social activity on Facebook to Twitter, and while TV-related chatter is about five times greater on Facebook than on Twitter (and two smaller social apps), the service logged seven times the activity levels of the smaller social networks for broadcast, versus 4.5 times for cable shows.

GOOD WORKS

Cartoon Network is wrapping its traveling summer Move It Movement Tour to help fight childhood obesity with an Aug. 14 event at Legoland Florida. The companies will comp 200 kids from local Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and offer savings of up to 45% off on park admissions for YMCA members, youth groups of 10 or more, and everyone who attends on Aug. 14. Cartoon’s initiative is presented in partnership with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. The tour features activity and learning stations, created in partnership with core sponsoring organizations including NBA/WNBA FIT & NBA Hoop Troop, NFL PLAY 60, The PGA of America and Subway Fresh Fit for Kids.

CYNKIDS SPOTLIGHT

Theme parks aren’t the only attractions for kids in Florida. The inaugural Miami International Children’s Film Festival will bow Oct. 25-27 at art house venue the Cinema. Presented by the Coral Gables Art Cinema in partnership with the prestigious New York International Children’s Film Festival, the fest will showcase a diverse range of premieres of international family-friendly films not otherwise available to Miami audiences. Hands-on workshops, parties and meet-the-filmmaker events will also be offered. A schedule will be available starting Sept. 1 at www.gablescinema.com.

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Nickelodeon promotes Pamela Kaufman to the expanded role of chief marketing officer and president of consumer products. Kaufman previously was CMO.

In the wake of Corus Entertainment’s realigned management team, the Corus Kids vertical will now be led by Colin Bohm, VP, television and head of Corus Kids. Bohm will be responsible for overseeing the company’s kids-targeted specialty television services as well as Nelvana Studio and Nelvana Enterprises. Additionally, Nelvana Enterprises has created co-heads for distribution and licensing, who will jointly manage the global portfolio: Antoine Erligmann has been appointed co-Head, Nelvana Enterprises, managing the global distribution and licensing of the Nelvana portfolio of brands in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Andrew Kerr has been named co-head, Nelvana Enterprises, managing global distribution and licensing of Nelvana brands in the Americas and Australasia.

Marblemedia has hired Melissa Taylor, former VP, business and legal affairs at Spin Master Entertainment Group, for the newly created post of VP of Legal.

9 Story Entertainment completed its acquisition of CCI Kids, the family content division of CCI Entertainment.  Under the terms of the agreement, 9 Story also nabs distribution rights for CCI Releasing’s other titles in the kids and family genre, totaling over 1,000 half-hours of content. As part of the expansion, Natalie Osborne is elevated to managing director of the company’s distribution division, 9 Story Enterprises. New to the 9 Story sales team are: Jill Keenleyside as VP, distribution, Federico Vargas as director of sales, and Kristin Lecour as director of consumer products. CCI’s children’s and family library includes Artzooka, Turbo Dogs, Extreme Babysitting, GeoFreakZ, Harry and His Bucketful of Dinosaurs, and classics such as Sharon, Lois & Bram’s Elephant Show and Shining Time Station.

Jason Rzepka is taking on a larger role at MTV as SVP, brand communications and public affairs. In this new post Rzepka will oversee all corporate communications functions for MTV, including setting external and internal communications strategies for the brand, its various screens and businesses. He will also continue to oversee the net’s Public Affairs department and all pro-social campaigns across MTV, mtvU and MTV’s digital properties.


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BY THE NUMBERS

Top 10 Basic Cable Ratings for the week of July 22-July 28, 2013

K2-11 Total Programming Day

NETWORK RATING 000s
DSNY 3.4 1116
NICK 3.0 988
TOON 1.5 486
DSJR 1.3 259
NKJR 0.9 235
DXD 0.8 220
NAN 0.7 237
ADSM 0.5 159
NKTN 0.5 120
SPRT 016 95


K2-11 Prime (Monday  Sunday 8-11p.m.)

NETWORK RATING 000s
DSNY 4.6 1487
DSJR 1.5 305
NAN 1.3 432
NKJR 1.2 309
DXD 0.7 209
NKTN 0.7 151
ADSM 0.6 211
SPRT 0.5 102
APL 0.4 129
TNNK 0.4 97


K2-11  (Monday-Sunday 6 a.m.-11 p.m.)

NETWORK RATING 000s
DSNY 3.6 1167
NICK 3.0 988
TOON 1.5 486
DSJR 1.4 282
NAN 1.1 354
NKJR 1.1 300
DXD 0.8 239
SPRT 0.5 104
NKTN 0.5 101
TNNK 0.4


K6-11 Total Programming Day

NETWORK RATING 000s
DSNY 4.9 819
NICK 2.8 556
TOON 1.8 345
DXD 1.0 177
NAN 0.9 173
ADSM 0.6 111
NKTN 0.6 86
TNNK 0.5 74
DSJR 0.5 60
APL 0.3 59


K6-11 Prime (Monday  Sunday 8-11p.m.)

NETWORK RATING 000s
DSNY 5.9 1151
NAN 1.6 321
DXD 1.0 175
NKTN 0.8 112
ADSM 0.7 144
TNNK 0.6 85
DSJR 0.6 67
APL 0.5 95
NKJR 0.5 74
USA 0.4 76


K6-11  (Monday-Sunday 6 a.m.-11 p.m.)

NETWORK RATING 000s
DSNY 4.3 830
NICK 2.8 556
TOON 1.8 345
NAN 1.3 265
DXD 1.1 191
TNNK 0.6 90
NKTN 0.5 75
DSJR 0.5 61
NKJR 0.4 68
APL 0.3 66


K9-14 Total Programming Day

NETWORK RATING 000s
DSNY 3.6 713
NICK 1.8 372
TOON 1.4 285
NAN 1.0 212
ADSM 1.0 196
DXD 1.0 179
TNNK 0.5 84
APL 0.4 73
NKTN 0.4 57
FAM 0.3 62


K9-14 Prime (Monday  Sunday 8-11p.m.)

NETWORK RATING 000s
DSNY 4.7 934
NAN 1.3 271
DXD 0.9 165
ADSM 0.8 162
FAM 0.6 114
TNNK 0.6 88
USA 0.5 103
A&E 0.5 101
APL 0.5 100
NKTN 0.4 52


K9-14  (Monday-Sunday 6 a.m.-11 p.m.)

NETWORK RATING 000s
DSNY 3.4 683
NICK 1.8 372
TOON 1.4 285
NAN 1.2 241
DXD 1.1 187
TNNK 0.6 102
APL 0.4 75
NKTN 0.4 52
FAM 0.3 67
MTV 0.2 50


Source: Disney from Nielsen Media Research National MIT, ranked on coverage ratings
Viewing Type: Live +SD

K2-11  Top 10 Programs for the week of July 22-July 28, 2013

DATE PROGRAM NETWORK TIME 000s
7/28/2013 Shake It Up DSNY 9-9:30p 2102
7/27/2013 Teen Beach Movie DSNY 8-9:55p 2031
7/26/2013 Jessie DSNY 8:30-8:55p 1975
7/28/2013 Austin & Ally DSNY 8:30-9p 1941
7/28/2013 Good Luck Charlie DSNY 7:30-8p 1909
7/28/2013 Dog With A Blog DSNY 8-8:30p 1873
7/26/2013 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 DSNY 10-11:35a 1862
7/23/2013 Teen Beach Movie DSNY 9-10:45p 1807
7/27/2013 Good Luck Charlie DSNY 11-11:30p 1741
7/27/2013 Jessie DSNY 11:30-11:55a 1723


K6-11  Top 10 Programs for the week of July 22-28, 2013

DATE PROGRAM NETWORK TIME 000s
7/28/2013 Shake It Up DSNY 9-9:30p 1713
7/26/2013 Jessie DSNY 8:30-8:55p 1690
7/28/2013 Austin & Ally DSNY 8:30-9p 1546
7/27/2013 Teen Beach Movie DSNY 8-9:55p 1530
7/28/2013 Good Luck Charlie DSNY 7:30-8p 1501
7/28/2013 Dog With A Blog DSNY 8-8:30p 1493
7/26/2013 A.N.T. Farm DSNY 8-8:30p 1470
7/27/2013 Good Luck Charlie DSNY 11-11:30p 1413
7/28/2013 Jessie DSNY 9:30-10p 1363
7/27/2013 Good Luck Charlie DSNY 11:30p-12a 1359

Source: Turner Research from the Nielsen Co. data, Viewing type = Preliminary Live + SD

Weekend box office estimates for the 10 top-grossing kids/tween/teen movies rated G, PG or PG-13, provided by Rentrak for July 26-28, 2013:

The Wolverine (20th Century Fox)  PG-13 $55 million (weekend)  $55 million (1-week cum)
Despicable Me 2 (Universal)
G $16 million (weekend) $306.4 million (4-week cume)
Turbo (20th Century Fox)
G $13.3 million (weekend)  $55.8 million (2-week cume)
Grown Ups 2 (Sony)
PG-13 $11.5 million (weekend) $101.7 million (3-week cume)
Red 2 (Lionsgate)
PG-13 $9.4 million (weekend)  $35.1 million (2-week cume)
Pacific Rim (Warner Bros.)
PG-13 $7.5 million (weekend) $84 million (3-week cume)
R.I.P.D. (Universal)
PG-13  $5.9 million (weekend) $24.4 million (2-week cume)
The Way Way Back (Fox Searchlight)
PG-13  $3.3 million (weekend)  $49 million (4-week cume)
World War Z (Paramount)
PG-13 $2.8 million (weekend) $192.6 million (6-week cume)
Monsters University (Disney)
G $2.7 million (weekend) $255.3 million (6-week cume)


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JOB OPENING: DIR. PRICING AND PLANNING/El Rey Ntwks/NY: Ad/Media netwk experience preferred strong exp with Ad Sales. Must be detailed/analytical/able to multi-task. BS/BA Deg req,must have strong analytical & math skills.  Apply HERE (8/7)     

JOB OPENING: MGR, DIGITAL METRICS & ANALYTICS/Discovery/NY: Critical thinker to turn data into insights with expert-level analytic capabilities & best practices. 6-8 yrs digital analytics exp req’d. Omniture preferred. Apply HERE (8/7) 

JOB OPENING: MGR. PRIMARY RESEARCH/NBCU/NYC: 3+ yrs exp in media research w/brdcast or cble ntwrk or agency. Passion for TV & exp in qual & quan research. Apply HERE (8/3)

JOB OPENING: LOG COORD/TVONE/MD: Mng On-air prgm log, playlist delivery & reconciliation of logs. Resp. meeting delivery sched deadlines & directing sales/promo dept. BA pref’d. 2 yrs exp brdcst cable log ops. Apply: www.tvone.tv (8/3)

JOB OPENING: DIR, SOCIAL MEDIA MKTG/Fandango/West LA: Implement social media strategy/best practices across various platforms & SM communities. 4-6? yrs mktg exp w/demonstrated exp in & passion for the SM space. Apply HERE (8/3)

JOB OPENING: MARKETING COORDINATOR/Crown Media Family Networks/New York: Support the Marketing Dept. (Consumer, Affiliate, Ad Sales). 4 year degree and 2 yrs exp entertainment/cable. Full info/apply HERE (8/3)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES RSCH MGR/NBC UNIVERSAL/NYC: 4+ yrs exp in media (cable ntwk pref’d) incldng ntnl TV ratings analyses & sales positioning. Expertise in Nielsen, TV Toolbox & MRI/Simmons Apply HERE (8/3)

JOB OPENING: MGR, MKTG SOLUTIONS/CLEAR CHANNEL/Sherman Oaks CA: Help support ideation/dvlpmnt of strategic sales prgrms & provide acct mngmnt for advrtsing clients. 6yrs relevant work exp Media, mktg or a related field. Apply HERE (8/2) 

JOB OPENING: DATA & INSIGHTS ANALYST/The Weather Channel/NYC: Preferred candidates should have knowledge of Ad Campaigns, ad sales, ad systems and technologies including DoubleClick. Send resumes to sondra.conner@weather.com (8/2)

JOB OPENING: ANALYST RESEARCH CONTENT/TELEMUNDO/NYC: support programming team with audience insights and measurements. 2 yrs using Nielson req’d. Apply HERE (8/2)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH MGR/SPROUT/EAST COAST: Responsible for supporting kids network with audience research metrics and reporting. 3 years of TV research exp req’d. APPLY (8/2)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES RESEARCH DIR/GSN/NY: V. strong ind. exp.; 7+ yrs TV/Dig. rsch: ratings/primary & synd.: Mastery of Comscore, Nielsen data (Npower, FOCUS, MktBrks, Startrk/StarEst & Gabriel), Simmons. Presentation skills req’d. Res HERE gsnresearchdirector@gmail.com (8/2)

JOB OPENING: WRITER/PRODUCER/Jupiter Ent.: Writers and Field Producers needed for true crime series. Resume: ProductionManagement@Jupiterent.com (8/1)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES DIR/GSN/NY: V. strong ind. exp.; 7+ yrs TV/Dig. rsch: ratings/primary & synd. Mastery of Comscore, Nielsen data (Npower, FOCUS, MktBrks, Startrk/StarEst & Gabriel), Simmons. Presentation skills req’d. Res HERE (8/1)

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: INTERNSHIP/Jigsaw Prods NYC: Assist producers @ Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney’s prod co. Major/minor in film, TV, media or journalism a +. Submit resume/cover letter to jigsawinternad@gmail.com (8/7)

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