01/24/17: Cynopsis Jobs



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Good morning. It’s Tuesday January 24, 2017, and this is your weekly issue of Cynopsis: Jobs!


JOB OPENING: SENIOR WRITER/PRODUCER/NAT GEO/NYC: The Senior Writer/Producer conceptualizes, writes, & produces the Channel’s highest priority promotional spots for specials, stunts & priority series for NatGeo & NatGeo Wild. Full info/apply HERE (1/28)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE DR/WGN/NYC: Self-motivated, personable, competitive & energetic professional to help inspire/grow a young & expanding Direct Response Team. BA deg or 5  yrs sales exp within the industry. Mini 3-5 yrs combined exp. Full info/apply HERE (1/28)

JOB OPENING: MARKETING MGR/MSG NETWORKS/NYC: Sports enthusiast w/3+ yrs creative, social media, & media exp at cable net or agency; Exp w/social community mngmt, project mngmt, strategy & budget mngmt; Creative thinker & collaborator http://bit.ly/2j0OiGS (1/28)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR PRODUCER/MSNBC/East Coast: Responsible for creating, producing and supervising programming for a MSNBC New Primetime Show.Full info/apply HERE (1/27)

JOB OPENING: LINE PRODUCER/PRODUCTION MGR/NYC: A hands on, not afraid to get your hands dirty field exp’d LP/PM type. Must be willing to wear both hats & mng daily operational processes of a fast moving prod. 3 – 5 yrs operations LP/PM exp pref’d. Strong kwldg of guild & union guidelines. Resume to: [email protected] (1/27)

JOB OPENING: SCI & TECH VIDEO PRODUCER/NBCNews.com/NYC: The digital arm of NBC News, is looking for a highly skilled video producer to produce smart, stylish videos for our digital, mobile and social platforms. Full info/apply HERE (1/27)

JOB OPENING: INVESTIGATIVE PRODUCER/NYC: Join our Investigative Unit! The Investigative Producer will be pitching and developing original story ideas for NBC News broadcast, cable, and digital platforms. Full info/apply HERE (1/27)

JOB OPENING: VIDEO PRODUCER, LIFESTYLE/NBCU/NYC: TODAY.com, the digital arm of the TODAY show, is looking for a highly skilled video producer to join our lifestyle team and produce stunning original videos for our platforms. Full info/apply HERE (1/27)

JOB OPENING: VIDEO EDITOR, LIFESTYLE/NBCU/NYC: TODAY.com, the digital arm of the TODAY show, is looking for a video editor to help produce snappy, addictive original videos for our digital, mobile and social platforms. Full info/apply HERE (1/27)

JOB OPENING: BOOKING PRODUCER/MSNBC/NYC: Book wide variety of national and international newsmakers, experts, and guests from various fields including politics, foreign relations, business/economy, health, etc. Full info/apply HERE (1/27)

JOB OPENING: MANAGING EDITOR/NBC News Digital/NBC/NYC: We are looking for a managing editor who can help lead that charge. We are looking for an exceptional journalist who is highly motivated to lead the daily editorial mission. Full info/apply HERE (1/27)

JOB OPENING: SEGMENT PRODUCERS/MSNBC/NYC: We are looking for experienced Segment Producers to write and produce segments with speed and accuracy for news programming, in a breaking news environment. Full info/apply HERE (1/27)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PRODUCTS/NBCU/NYC: Want to reinvent how we get the news? The role: product manager to lead Mobile and OTT experiences for all NBC News brands, reporting to the VP of Product.
Full info/apply HERE (1/27)

JOB OPENING: ANALYST, RESEARCH & ADVANCED MEASUREMENT/GSNTV/Santa Monica: 2+ yrs ntwrk Research exp. Familiarity W/synd rsrch software; Data fluency; Strategic analysis of data such as overnight ratings, universe estimates, aud growth stories, trend analyses, demo, lifestyle & industry reports. Res/cvr: [email protected] (1/27)

JOB OPENING: MGR, BRAND MARKETING/USGA/Warren NJ: USGA-Mgr, Brand Marketing-responsible for the activation and implementation of the emerging USGA Championship Brand Identity vision and strategy. +5 yrs brand mgmt exp req. creative/digital/video output a MUST. Full info/apply HERE (1/26)

JOB OPENING: MGR, CNN DIGITAL ANALYTICS/CNN DIGITAL/NY: Support sales team responsible for selling CNN’s Digital Portfolio through primary and secondary research. 5+ yrs exp and proficiency in media analytics. Apply: https://www.turnerjobs.com/job/new-york/manager-cnn-digital-analytics/1174/3747196 (1/26)

JOB OPENING: ANALYTICS SUPERVISOR/NCC MEDIA/NY: exceptional problem-solving and project management skills, leadership traits, meticulous organizational skills, able to meet deadlines, prior TV Media exp., advanced Excel skills a must, SQL preferred but not mandatory. RESUMES [email protected] (1/26)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, NEWS STANDARDS/NYC: NBC News & MSNBC seeks a Director in their Standards & Practices team. The Director will provide support and guidance to all platforms of NBC News & MSNBC Wednesday-Sundays. Full info/apply HERE (1/26)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, DIGITAL RESEARCH/AMC Ntwks/NYC: 5+ yrs related exp. Support Digital Rsrch needs by providing analysis & insight that will assist in decisions relating to viewing of AMCN digital content. Support Digital Estimating, tracking & analyzing DAI ad inventory. Full info/apply HERE (1/25)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, BRAND SOLUTIONS/BET/NYC: Identify/understand clients’ bus. & budgets to create creative pkgs. Digital/Social professional/out of the box thinker. Min 4-5 yrs successful track record of related exp. Highly knowledgeable and engaged w/current Digital & Social platforms. Full info/apply HERE (1/25)

JOB OPENING: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/MSNBC/NYC: Responsible for the overall vision, content, editorial planning process, and day to day operations of show. Full info/apply HERE (1/25)

JOB OPENING: SALES DIRECTOR/NIELSEN SPORTS/Stamford of NYC area: Drive new business for integrated research & consulting solutions to brands, sports teams and rights holders in the North American sports landscape. Full info/apply HERE (1/24)

JOB OPENING: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS ANALYST/SAG-AFTRA/LA: Perform research on specific bus. entities & industries to support SAG-AFTRA’s negotiations, contract admin & organizing efforts. BA/BS in Bus or Economics req’d. Det oriented & superior writing skills a must. Full info/apply HERE (1/21)

JOB OPENING: PR and EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING/FC Bayern Munich/NYC: Work w/NY & Munich teams to achieve the club’s Americas-specific communications & marketing strategy goals. Knowledge of international soccer industry, media landscape, digital/social marketing, German & Spanish. Full info / apply HERE (1/21)

JOB OPENING: VP, COMMUNICATIONS & TALENT RELATIONS/CMA/Nashville: Create/dvlp/implement nat’l media initiatives to enhance CMA PR & Comm campaigns for the Association’s TV & Broadcast events & mission of advancing Country Music worldwide. Resume/cvr (MS word) to: [email protected] EOE (1/21)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR PROGRAMMING RESEARCH/BRAVO/OXYGEN/NY, NY: Manage detailed analyses/ratings reporting, audience profiling, for nets and their competitors. 7 years exp required. Full info/apply HERE (1/21)

JOB OPENING: INDEPENDENT SALES REPS/Blue Vista 725/NYC: We are looking for successful sales people who want an opportunity to utilize their years of experience. Strong comm & written skills. Full info/apply HERE (1/20)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, SOCIAL MEDIA & FAN ENGAGEMENT/MTV/NYC: Resp for dvlpmnt/execution of daily social content & fan engagement strategy across all MTV’s brand social channels. 5+ yrs exp w/social content dvlpmnt & fan engagement strategy @ major media/ent co., brand or agency. Full info/apply HERE (1/20)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/Fuse Media NY: Extract and analyze linear ratings and programs. Provide insights/strategic direction in regards to scheduling. Cable and brdcst TV knowledge. BS req & Min 2 yrs exp. Exc verbal/written comm skills. Apply HERE www.fuse.tv (1/20)

JOB OPENING: MARKETING MGR/UPTV/ATL: 3+ creative media exp. at cable network. Exp. dev. mkting strategies & creative briefs. Exp. working w/creative agencies and executing campaigns. Must have budget mgt exp. Exp. managing media trafficking for off channel. Send res: [email protected] (1/20)

JOB OPENING: SALES SERVICE REP/Weather Channel/Chicago: Sales service rep looking to grow career and knowledge supporting Account Exec and Dir of Chicago Office. Must have 1+ yrs. current Cable TV media experience to be considered. Go to https://careers.weathergroup.com/ to apply (1/20)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER/CSI Sports/NYC: Manage digital asset distribution. Be integrally involved with expansion of digital products and social media initiatives on global scale. Passion for sports. Strong writing skills. 7+ yrs exp req’d. APP and CMS skills required. cvr/res to Rose: [email protected] (1/20)





Get involved in varied accounting areas in our publishing, television and digital businesses.
Senior Financial Accounting Analyst
Writing clean, fast PHP to a high standard, in a timely and scalable way.
Security Engineer/Developer
Build infrastructure to handle metadata for hundreds of billions of files, hundreds of petabytes of user data, and millions of concurrent connections.
Software Engineer
Responsible for all technical aspects of video production and video marketing needs in the Film & TV Operations team as well as the wider organization.
Creative Video Manager
Sony Music
Pitch accounts for featured placement and secure promotional opportunities and campaigns.
Manager, Digital Strategy
Sony Music
Nashville TN
Responsible for designing, writing, deploying, and maintaining independent services that handle user interactions with Vevo apps.
Senior Software Engineer, User Services
Portland OR
Works with internal customers, teammates and 3rd party Providers to ensure operational delivery of the cloud and server infrastructure.
Senior Security Engineer
Universal Music Group
Woodland Hills CA
Work with network vendors and global/regional IT groups to resolve problems compliant with SLAs.
Network Engineer
Universal Music Group
Woodland Hills CA
Work closely with Quality Engineers, Product Management, User Experience Designers to deliver "Adobe magic".
Senior Computer Science – Photoshop
San Jose CA/Seattle WA/Minneapolis MN
Develop and prepare long-term, cross-company strategic plans for priority DC franchises.
Director, Global Franchise Management
DC Entertainment
Burbank CA
Troubleshoot video delivery issues and regularly audit tools, workflow processes and communication, implementing optimizations and changes as needed.
Manager, Video Distribution & Operations
CW Network
Burbank CA
Enhance, secure and expand our consumer Big Data platform running on AWS.
Big Data Dev Ops Engineer
Warner Brothers
Burbank CA
Proactively engage with multiple project stakeholders, including product managers, engineers, and other designers in drafting & brainstorming initial concepts.
Senior Experience Designer
San Francisco CA/San Jose CA
Working in close collaboration with both Product and Design teams, defining and implementing exciting new features.
Senior Software Engineer, iOS
San Francisco CA
Responsible for growing and developing an incredible team of talented and motivated engineers with high expectations around individual ownership.
Engineering Manager
San Francisco CA


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Color Force appointed Nellie Reed as  Senior Vice President, Television. Reed, who most recently ran the TV department of Free Association, will handle oversight of Color Force’s current television production slate as well as the acquisition and development of future projects.

Endemol Shine Group appointed James Hayr as Head of Sales in the Commercial Partnerships team. Previously, Hayr was Head of Branded Content at AOL.

Discovery Communications promoted Gabriel Sauerhoff to the role of Senior Vice President, Digital Distribution. Sauerhoff, a 7-year Discovery veteran, will oversee strategy, development and execution of Discovery’s digital media distribution business.

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises named Monica Gil to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs. Most recently, Gil was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Multicultural Growth and Strategy at Nielsen.

Frank C. Biancuzzo and Michael J. Hayes have been promoted from their positions as Senior Vice Presidents at Hearst Television, to Executive Vice Presidents. They will continue to share responsibility for management oversight of the bulk of the company’s portfolio of 30 television stations and two radio stations, in tandem with Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb.

OZY Media is adding three members to its in-house video team. The new, New York-based group includes Video Producers Alexander Hotz and Kevin O’Dowd, and Video Production Assistant Natalie Roe.

Univision Communications, Inc. promoted Rosemary Mercedes to Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. She had been serving as interim head of Corporate Communications and Public Relations since August 2016.

Karina Kogan joined Turner‘s flagship entertainment brands TBS and TNT as Senior Vice President of Digital Media and Products. She last served as Executive Vice President of Digital for Participant Media.

David Lynn was named President and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks. Lynn had been President of operations in the UK and Northern and Eastern Europe.

Magnus Djaba has been appointed Global President of Saatchi & Saatchi, after serving as CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi London since 2011. Global CEO Robert Senior will be leaving after a transition period to “pursue personal ambitions.”

Alex Kaplan was appointed Executive Vice President, Commercial for Discovery Communications Eurosport Digital. Previously, Kaplan held senior leadership roles at the National Basketball Association and DirecTV/AT&T.

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts, named Matt Aden as Vice President of Sales and Operations. Aden has served as SVP of worldwide sales for Casa Systems and Terayon Communications and as VP of sales for Harmonic and Concurrent.

GRB Entertainment named Saul Goldberg to the position of Senior Vice President of Development. Most recently, Goldberg was Head of Unscripted Television at Covert Media.

Amit Ziv was named Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Freeform. He last served as Senior Vice President of Business Operations, Development and Strategy for EPIX.

CNBC has appointed Jonathan Meyers as General Manager and Senior Vice President of Events. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations for CNBC Digital. In addition, Ylan Mui joins CNBC as a reporter in the Washington, DC bureau, effective February 1. Mui had been a CNBC contributor.

Frank Kavilanz was promoted to Senior Vice President of Social Strategy and Solutions for Turner Ignite. Since joining the company, Kavilanz has led the development of the company’s social distribution capability, called Launchpad.

Christian Fritzsche was hired as Vice President of International Sales of Entertainment One. Fritzsche previously worked at BBC Worldwide where he built up the scripted business for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Scripps Networks Interactive announced that Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth W. Lowe was appointed as Chair of the Supervisory Board of TVN, the Warsaw-based, multi-platform media company acquired by Scripps in July 2015. In a parallel move, President of Scripps Networks International, Jim Samples, who had led TVN since July 2016, was named President of TVN’s management board.

Troika hired Bonnie Rosen as Account Director. She previously spent six years at Viacom
Media Networks
in multiple roles from Counsel to Director of Business Development within Content Distribution.


Viacom promoted James Currell to Executive Vice President, Managing Director of VIMN UK, Northern and Eastern Europe. He had been Chief Operating Officer. In addition, Channel 5’s Chief Operating Officer, Paul Dunthorne, has been promoted to the same role for VIMN UK, Northern and Eastern Europe.

Thomas Tull resigned from Legendary Entertainment and will assume the role of Founding Chairman of the company he established and led as Chairman and CEO since 2005. Wanda Cultural Industry Group, which acquired Legendary in January 2016, named Dr. Jack Gao, Group Senior VP & CEO, International Investments and Operations, Wanda Cultural Industry Group as Interim CEO.

Armoza Formats is expanding its sales division, with Sharon Levi appointed to the role of Head of Sales, where she will be managing the sales division, and Louise Melzack joining the team as Sales Executive for Asia.

Propagate is launching an international division, headed by Cyrus Farrokh as President. Farrokh joins the company from Electus International, where he served as Senior Vice President, Head of Sales. Supporting Farrokh on the international team are Jay Weisleder, who will be focusing on Latin America and Spanish-speaking territories and Jimmy McNider, who will focus on European territories. 

Carat has named Anathea Ruys Senior Vice President, Managing Director of its LA office. Most recently, Ruys was head of Fuse, the branded content, sponsorship and ideation division of Ominicom Media Group Asia Pacific.

Sandy Ashendorf joins Epix as Executive Vice President of Content Distribution. Ashendorf had been EVP of Distribution as BBC Worldwide America.

DGA National Executive Director Jay Roth is retiring later this spring, transitioning to a senior advisor role. “I’m proud of what we’ve all accomplished together to build the guild and advance our mission of protecting the creative and economic rights of our members  every single new contract, compensation increase, residual, creative right and expansion of jurisdiction that has allowed our members the freedom and security to create the best motion pictures in the world,” said Roth. A succession plan will be announced in February.

Salil Mehta has been named President of FoxNext, a newly-created division that will work across Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox Networks Group to oversee video gaming, location-based entertainment, virtual and augmented reality productions. Mehta first joined Fox in 2013 and most recently served as President, Content Management for Twentieth Century Fox Film.

IM Global Television announced two hires on the heels of launching its unscripted division headed by Phil Gurin. Betty Chen joins the company as SVP of business affairs of international distribution and co-productions, and Tyler Massey joins as VP of international distribution and co-productions. Chen most recently was VP of business affairs at ITV Global Entertainment; Massey returns to IM Global Television, where he first worked as a consultant.

Music Choice promoted Nadine Santos to director, programming & artist relations. Since 2016, Santos has been successful in creating artist integration programs with acts including Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Coldplay and Bruno Mars.

Matthew Kearns and Dan Hadl each signed new long-term agreements and were promoted to EVPs of business affairs for Lionsgate. Kearns supervises business affairs for Greenleaf, Graves and The Royals, along with the upcoming special event miniseries American Lion. Hadl recently handled negotiations for Lionsgate’s TV and film franchise The Kingkiller Chronicle and spearheads business affairs for Orange is the New Black, Nashville and Casual, among others.

Indie production/distribution house Tinopolis Group appointed David Mortimer to the new role of director of content. Mortimer hails from NBCUniversal, where he was SVP of factual & entertainment, overseeing unscripted production companies in the UK, Australia, Canada and Asia.

David Brownfield has joined The Mark Gordon Company as EVP. Brownfield, who comes from Eleven Stitches Productions, where he served as Executive Producer, will supervise all production activities for TMGC’s current series as well as work closely with the company’s creative team in developing premium television content.

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