Apple TV+: The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball; They Call Me Magic
HBO Max: A Tiny Audience
IMDb TV: Pretty Hard Cases
Netflix: Heartstopper; Hold Tight; Selling Sunset; The Seven Lives of Lea
Prime Video: A Very British Scandal
Apple TV+: WeCrashed
VH1: RuPaul’s Drag Race at 8p
Estrella TV: Tu-Night Con Omar Chaparro at 9p
Rakuten: Shooting Stars
TNT: Rich & Shameless at 7p
Adult Swim: Three Busy Debras at midnight
BBC America: The North Water at 10p
Food Network: Duff: Ace of Taste at 12p; Worst Cooks in America at 9p; Inside Eats With Rhett & Link at 10:30p
HBO: Barry at 10p; The Baby at 10:30p
HGTV: Home Town Kickstart at 8p
HLN: Sex & Murder at 10p
Showtime: The Man Who Fell to Earth at 10p
Starz: Gaslit at 8p
Very Local: Rob Does Beantown
Epix: From at 9p
PBS: Sandition on Masterpiece at 9p, Before We Die at 10p
TV One: Unsung at 9p, Uncensored at 10p
IN THE NEWS
CNN+ will shut down on April 30, one month after its launch and thirteen days after the merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery. “As we become Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN will be strongest as part of WBD’s streaming strategy which envisions news as an important part of a compelling broader offering along with sports, entertainment, and nonfiction content,” said Chris Licht, Chairman and CEO of CNN Worldwide. “We have therefore made the decision to cease operations of CNN+ and focus our investment on CNN’s core news-gathering operations and in further building CNN Digital.” Andrew Morse, EVP, Chief Digital Officer of CNN Worldwide and Head of CNN+, has decided to leave the company after a transition period; Alex MacCallum, CNN Worldwide, Head of Product/General Manager CNN+ will step in to lead CNN Digital.
Licht notified CNN+ employees of the shutdown in a meeting on Thursday, saying it was a “uniquely sh***y” situation,” and “it was not your fault you had the rug pulled out from underneath you.” CNN+ employees will continue to be paid and receive benefits for the next 90 days to explore opportunities at Warner Bros. Discovery, and staffers who aren’t absorbed elsewhere will receive a minimum of six months’ severance, said Licht in an internal memo.
“In a complex streaming market, consumers want simplicity and an all-in service which provides a better experience and more value than stand-alone offerings, and, for the company, a more sustainable business model to drive our future investments in great journalism and storytelling,” said J.B. Perrette, head of Discovery streaming in a statement. During the town hall meeting, Perrette expressed frustration that “prior leadership decided to just keep going” with the launch of CNN+ despite the impending merger.
National TV still has the broadest reach for news and entertainment, according to Comscore’s latest TV Trends report, which analyzes 2021 TV consumption. But while sports TV viewership on broadcast channels reached new heights in 2021, returning to pre-pandemic levels (NBC +29.89%, CBS +12.72%, FOX +10.98%), broadcast news networks saw a significant drop in viewership in 2021, post-2020 election (Fox -25.46%, CBS -10.6%, ABC -10.56%). As for TV trends to watch out for, the report suggests nostalgia is here to stay; the home renovation craze “will continue to build”; and broadcast TV will “continue to be a significant piece of an effective advertising strategy for the forseeable future.”
US homes accessing over-the-air TV content via an antenna grew to 18.6 million in 1Q21 (or 15.3% of households), up from 18.4 million (14.3% of households) the year prior, according to Nielsen. People in homes that combine OTA viewing with at least one streaming service have an average age of 45, 40% have children, and the median income is $49,000. In the homes that have OTA and a vMVPD, the average age is 49, 35% have children and the median household income is $77,000. In homes that go over-the-air but don’t stream, people have an average age of 61, 13% have children and their median income is $22,800.
HBO and HBO Max added 3 million subscribers in 1Q22, their last quarter under the AT&T umbrella. WarnerMedia revenue for the quarter was $8.7 billion, up 2.5% versus 1Q21, thanks in part to a 4.4% rise in subscription revenues. WarnerMedia is now part of Warner Bros. Discovery.
NeNe Leakes is suing NBCUniversal, Bravo and other companies and executives related to her former show, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” alleging they “foster a corporate and workplace culture in which racially-insensitive and inappropriate behavior is tolerated – if not, encouraged.” In the suit, Leakes claims she complained to executives overseeing the show about racist remarks by castmate Kim Zolciak-Biermann, complaints that led in part to Leakes being forced off the show in 2020. The suit seeks monetary damages to be determined at trial.
CBS’ “The Late Show” was canceled yesterday after host Stephen Colbert tested positive for Covid-19. “Basically I’m feeling fine – grateful to be vaxxed and boosted,” tweeted Colbert. “This just proves that I will do anything to avoid interviewing Jason Bateman.” New episodes are slated to return May 2; repeats had already been planned for next week, when the show is on hiatus.
On Thursday, FOX News Channel’s Sean Hannity became the longest-running primetime cable news host in television history, breaking the record of the late Larry King. Hannity has been part of FNC’s primetime lineup since the launch of the network in 1996.
The Explorers Club and Discovery announced an expanded partnership with the new series, “Tales from the Explorers Club,” and a commitment to diversity with “The Explorers Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World that the World Needs to Know About.” The Explorers Club Discovery Expedition Grants is entering its second year with a commitment to advance and showcase new expeditions, research, and scientific achievements.
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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
AMC Networks has greenlit a “Straight Man,” a one-hour comedic drama starring Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”), with partners Sony Pictures’ Television TriStar TV and Gran Via. The project was announced as being in fast-track development earlier this month in advance of AMC Networks’ upfront event in NYC. Aaron Zelman and Paul Lieberstein, who adapted the project from the novel of the same name by Richard Russo, will serve as co-showrunners.
Bowie State University has signed on as a premier sponsor for two original Maryland Public Television PBS documentaries: “Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom” and “Becoming Frederick Douglass.” Created by filmmaker Stanley Nelson, the two films are co-productions of Firelight Film and MPT with an appropriation from the State of Maryland. Bowie State is the first historically Black university to sponsor PBS docs. The one-hour documentaries will premiere on PBS stations in October 2022.
MTV’s 2022 Video Music Awards show is coming back to New Jersey, airing live from Prudential Center on Sunday, August 28. “Our 2019 show in Newark was undoubtedly one of our biggest and most successful shows yet and we’re excited to bring back the incredible fan energy for one of music’s most anticipated and iconic nights,” said Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events, Paramount and Chief Content Officer, Music, Paramount+.
SeeHer is spearheading an ongoing proprietary study which correlates the accurate portrayal of women, measured through the global gender equality measurement (GEM®), with direct impact on sales return. “Women power the economy through leading in spending and in influence of all household purchases, but economic equality has yet to be reached between women and men,” notes Jennifer Pelino, EVP of Global Media Solutions, IRI Worldwide, adding, “If equality was reached, then $28 trillion could be added to the world’s economy!”. For more on the study’s findings, go to Cynsiders.
Nine series regular roles have been cast on Netflix’s untitled Arnold Schwarzenegger spy series: Travis Van Winkle (“You”), Gabriel Luna (“Terminator: Dark Fate”), Fortune Feimster (“The Mindy Project”), Jay Baruchel (“This Is the End”), Milan Carter (“Warped!”), Fabiana Udenio (“Jane the Virgin”), Barbara Eve Harris (“Station 19”), Aparna Brielle (“A.P. Bio”), and Andy Buckley (“The Office”).
Also casting up is Freeform anthology series “Cruel Summer” for season two. Onboard are Sadie Stanley (“The Goldbergs”), Griffin Gluck (“Locke & Key”), Kadee Strickland (“Private Practice”), Lisa Yamada (“Little Fires Everywhere”), Sean Blakemore (“Greenleaf”), and Paul Adelstein (“True Story”).
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
The underworld of underwear is explored in “Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons,” premiering on Hulu Saturday, June 14. The three-part expose follows the fall of the lingerie brand.
HBO drama series “The Time Traveler’s Wife” debuts Sunday, May 15 on HBO. The love story, adapted by Steven Moffat from the novel by Audrey Niffenegger and directed by David Nutter, tells the story of a marriage with a time travel problem.
History’s “Alone” returns for season nine on Thursday, May 26 at 9p, with survivalists dropped off on the shores of Labrador, Canada – home of the polar bear. Season two of “Kings of Pain” kicks off the same night at 10:30.
HBO Max docuseries “Menudo: Forever Young,” from filmmakers Angel Manuel Soto (“Charm City Kings”) and Kristofer Ríos (“Havana Skate Days”), debuts with all episodes on Thursday, June 23. The doc follows the rise and fall of the Latin American boy band.
“The Great Soul Food Cook-Off” premieres Friday, May 6 at 10p on OWN. The competition series celebrates Black chefs and Black culinary traditions.
In new discovery+ series “Hungry for Answers,” food expert Caroline Randall Williams travels the country uncovering fascinating, often untold Black stories behind some of America’s classic food and spirits. All four episodes of the series will be available to stream beginning Wednesday, June 8.
New FX drama “The Old Man,” starring Jeff Bridges as a man who absconded from the CIA decades ago and is now hunted by an assassin, premieres Thursday, June 16 at 10p.
“Becoming Elizabeth,” recounting the early life of the Tudor queen, debuts Sunday, June 12 at 9p.
Lifetime is launching Life & Crime Mondays, starting with “#TextMeWhenYouGetHome” at 9p and “Sleeping With a Killer” at 10p on June 6, and “Phrogging: Hider in My House” and “Meet Marry Murder” arriving later this summer. Why the turn to crime? “Our Ripped from the Headlines movies have really struck a chord with our audiences,” said Amy Winter, EVP and Head of Programming, Lifetime and LMN. “Lifetime is the perfect home for these cautionary, fascinating, and stranger-than-fiction programs.”
SeriesFest unveiled new additions to its previously announced Season 8 lineup taking place May 5 -11 in Denver. Among the new events are a screenings and panels of new Starz series “Gaslit” and truTV’s “101 Places to Party Before You Die.”
Carl Jackson Motion Pictures and CJC Cinema are releasing musical drama “Immortal Soul” in select theaters and on Fox’s Tubi on Friday April 22. The movie follows a couple who are forced to build a relationship supernaturally.
Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner, Amy Poehler, Alex Kurtzman, Maury Povich, Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman Channing Dungey and producer Jeff Sagansky will be honored with NATPE’s 2022 Tartikoff Legacy Awards, given out June 2 at a gala at the Beverly Wilshire. Previously the celebration took place during the NATPE Miami Marketplace.
Snap’s first quarter results “reflect the underlying momentum in our business through a challenging operating environment,” said CEO Evan Spiegel. Revenue increased 38% to $1,063 million, compared to the prior year, but net loss was $360 million, versus $287 million the year prior. The Snap community grew 18% year-over-year, to reach 332 million. “We remain focused on providing value for our growing community, delivering ROI for our advertising partners, and investing against our enormous opportunity in augmented reality,” said Spiegel.
Fidelity Investments became the first leading brokerage firm to offer an educational metaverse experience with the opening of The Fidelity Stack, built in Decentraland, featuring a multi-level design complete with a lobby, dance floor, and rooftop sky garden for users to explore on foot – or through teleport. In the Invest Quest at The Fidelity Stack, users are challenged to traverse the building learning the basics of ETF investing while gathering “orbs” along the way. “Fidelity is constantly innovating as we re-imagine what it looks like to engage with customers as a trusted financial services company in the future,” said Kathryn Condon, Head of Marketing Channels and Emerging Platforms at Fidelity. “As Web 3.0 takes shape, Fidelity is excited to bring our expertise in financial education to this new virtual space.”
ID5, the identity solution provider, announced that it is the first identity provider in the industry to receive certification from Neutronian. “Our certification from Neutronian is a strong, third-party endorsement of our capabilities and further validates our mission to provide an efficient and comprehensive identity solution that supports the entire ecosystem while keeping users’ consent at the forefront,” said Mathieu Roche, Co-founder and CEO, ID5. “Now, we can demonstrate to all industry players that we have a deep commitment to a high-quality, transparent, and privacy-first identity framework.”
CTV ad platform tvScientific has raised $20 million in Series A funding in a round led by Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from strategic partners NBCUniversal and Hearst Ventures. “Advertisers have always coveted the reach and engagement of television, but the medium’s immeasurability has made it inaccessible to all but the biggest brands,” said Jason Fairchild, Co-founder and CEO of tvScientific. “We’ve unlocked the awesome power of television for all types of advertisers by simplifying and automating CTV buying and optimization while leveraging massive data to prove the value of TV advertising.”
Allen Media Group’s Local Now has partnered with The Las Vegas Review-Journal, to introduce two new channels to the Local Now platform: “7@7” and “RJ Sports”. “Free-streaming local news is what Local Now does best, and the addition of these two local channels from the Las Vegas Review-Journal strengthens our local coverage in Las Vegas and its surrounding communities,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Allen Media Group, parent company of Local Now.
April 25: Disney Storyteller’s Showcase (invite-only)
April 26: FETV (Empire State Building, NYC)
May 2-6: IAB NewFronts
May 2: NBCUniversal/Peacock NewFront
May 3: Samsung Ads at 9a (Samsung 837, NYC); Roku at 11:30a (Caldwell Factory, NYC)
May 4: Digitas at 9:25a; Blavity at 9:50a; Revolt Media at 10:05a; Black Enterprise at 10:25a; Diversity in the Creator Community at 10:40a; TikTok at 4:30p; Twitter at 6p (Pier 17)
May 5: A+E Networks at 9a; Nielsen at 9:20a; fuboTV at 9:30; Dotdash Meredith at 9:50a; Comscore at 10:10a; LG Ads at 10:20; Innovid at 10:55a; GSTS at 11:05a; Crackle Plus at 11:25a; Estrella Media at 12:45p; Vevo at 4:30p (Hammerstein Ballroom), Canela Media at 1p (virtual) and CincoDeFront at 5:30p (NYC)
May 16: NBCUniversal (Radio City Music Hall, NYC); Telemundo (Ziegfeld Theater, NYC); Fox (Skylight, NYC)
May 17: Disney (Basketball City at Pier 36, NYC); YouTube Brandcast at 8p; Univision (Javits Center in NYC)
May 18: Paramount (Carnegie Hall, NYC); Warner Bros. Discovery (Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, NYC)
May 19: The CW (New York City Center Theater, NYC)
BritBox International will launch in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland on April 28 with thousands of hours of viewing available. New titles will launch exclusively every month.
Nordisk Film TV Norway has landed the first international deal for entertainment format “Drag Me Out,” which will air on discovery+ and TVNorge. In the series created by Mastiff TV Denmark, celebrities are welcomed into the world of drag.
All3Media International has inked a new distribution partnership with PBS Distribution, as PBS Distribution boards West Road Pictures’ “Ridley” as the distribution partner in North America. Presales for the new detective drama have also been signed in Europe, China, Australia and New Zealand.
Seasons 1 and 2 of “The Pandavas,” new Indian co-production, premieres on POGO April 23, with new episodes every weekend. Inspired by local legends and mythological tales, the childhood of the Pandava brothers is retold and brought to life.
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Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Wednesday, April 20
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: The Goldbergs 2.97 (0.5), The Wonder Years 1.88 (0.3), The Conners 1.87 (0.3), Home Economics 1.71 (0.3), A Million Little Things 1.81 (0.3)
CBS: Survivor 5.43 (0.9), Beyond the Edge 2.21 (0.3), Good Sam 1.74 (0.2)
CW: Freddie Mercury: Final Act 0.89 (0.1)
FOX: The Masked Singer 3.83 (0.6), Domino Masters 1.56 (0.3)
NBC: Chicago Med 6.66 (0.7), Chicago Fire 7.21 (0.8), Chicago PD 6.08 (0.7)
Telemundo: Exatlon 0.15 (0.3), Hercal: Amor y Venganza 1.24 (0.3), Pasion de Gavilanes 0.88 (0.3)
Univision: Rosa de Guadalupe 1.43 (0.5), Mi Fortuna es Amarte 1.55 (0.5), LIGA MX 0.91 (0.4)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages
Benoit Skinazi has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer of Sharethrough. Previously, Skinazi was SVP of Marketing & Communication.
Vibrant Media has appointed Brandon Rea as Vice President of Sales, and Austin Light as Ad Operations Manager.
David H. Wright III has been promoted to SVP, Casting and Talent Relations, Disney Television Animation. Wright joined Disney in 1997.
Pepe Garza has been tapped by Estrella Media to serve as Head of Content Development and A&R For Music Division and Executive Producer for Digital Audio. Garza will also continue in his role as a judge for EstrellaTV series “Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento,” as well as Executive Producer of Estrella Media’s Regional Mexican music awards show, “Premios de la Radio.”
Actor Robert Morse died April 20. He was 90. A celebrated Broadway performer, Morse was also nominated for an Emmy five times for his role on “Mad Men,” and won for “Tru.”
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM NAB SHOW
This Day in History
1993 – The Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
Friday Fun Fact
No number before 1,000 contains the letter A.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
Which TV character kept drawings by her sister’s killer on her refrigerator? Detective Sonya Cross, on “The Bridge” (2013-14). Kudos to: Charles Lore/NYC; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank
Today’s Trivia Question
Which sitcom featured Alfre Woodard and Bill Maher as series regulars? (Email email@example.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four answers per time zone.)
MANAGER, RESEARCH ANALYTICS
Responsible for HQ research reporting outputs and analytics across Paramount International linear and non-linear platforms and provide partners with regular analytics, data-led insights, and business expertise. Manage and support all levels of the data flow from source through to report production. Min of 3 yrs. exp in providing research analytics. Full info HERE (5/6)
PRODUCTION HR & STAFFING MANAGER >>
TOP NY PRODUCTION COMPANY/NYC: Being the employee contact for HR, creating a recruitment plan, and maintaining production health care benefits as well as other tasks. Act as a consultant to managers and staff regarding policies and procedures. A bachelor’s degree and 4+ yrs experience in human resources at a senior-level in the entertainment production industry are required. Full info HERE (5/3)
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT
Identifies and calls on new prospects using multiple sources of sales leads to interest them in benefits of advertising with Cox Media. Meets with prospective to assess their advertising needs. Builds an effective consultative relationship with clients, advertisers, and the agencies that represent them. 2 yrs of exp. in Media Sales environment. Full info HERE (5/2)
DIGITAL MARKETING ANALYST
BATON ROUGE, LA
Provide weekly pacing reports & updates to the digital team and sellers. Execute analysis of campaign strategy, assessment of creative results, & determine actionable results based on data. Deliver white glove service to top tier clients & oversee, monitor pacing reports & provide recaps on a weekly & monthly basis. 2 or more yrs of exp req. Full info HERE (5/2)
ADVERTISING SALES ASSOCIATE
BATON ROUGE, LA
Build/maintain great relationships with customers. Develop advertising campaigns to achieve our client’s marketing goals. create customized presentations and proposals and participate in sales pitches. Develop relationships by repping Cox at local business networking and charity events. 1+ year of experience in related field. Full info HERE (5/2)
MEDIA SALES COORDINATOR >>
IMPULSE MEDIA SALES/NY: Assist with activities between sales staff and station and agency clients by performing the following duties: Preparing avails, proposals, processing sales orders; corresponding with station traffic department contacts, negotiating make goods with agency buying teams. Full info HERE (5/2)
MEDIA SALES PLANNER >>
FUSE MEDIA/NY: Develop customized plans and presentations for Ad Sales clients. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to join a fast-growing business with future growth opportunities. Full info HERE (4/29)
SR. DIRECTOR, DIGITAL MEDIA >>
THE YES NETWORK/STAMFORD: This position is responsible for overseeing the content across all of YES Network’s digital platforms, including YESNetwork.com, social platforms, YouTube, and the YES App. Full info HERE (4/29)
SALES ASSISTANT – NATIONAL
Provides full support and manages day-to-day maintenance of all accounts for the Ad Sales team by performing the following duties. Full info HERE (4/28)
Develops media proposals and works directly with Account Executives and Pricing & Planning. Full info HERE (4/28)
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER >>
LAUNDRY SERVICE – AMAZON PRIME VIDEO ACCOUNT/LA: Developing and posting content for Amazon Prime Video social, communicating with internal teams and clients. Craft original posts, create assets and capitalize on trending moments. Full info HERE (4/28)
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER >>
LAUNDRY SERVICE – AMAZON MUSIC ACCOUNT (REGIONAL MEXICANO)/LA OR REMOTE: Social Media Manager for one of our music and streaming clients, with a focus on Regional Mexicano communities. Must be fluent in both spoken and written Spanish. Develope and post content for social channels. Full info HERE (4/28)
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER >>
LAUNDRY SERVICE – AMAZON MUSIC (PODCASTS)/LA OR REMOTE: Craft original posts and engaging with podcast listeners, creating assets to capitalize on trending moments in culture, and ideating innovative approaches that’ll make your content shine. Full info HERE (4/28)
MARKETING DIRECTOR >>
ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA SEARCH/CHARLOTTE: Responsible for website and digital content initiatives. The Director of Distribution Marketing is responsible for all affiliate/distribution marketing activity. Full info HERE (4/28)
TRAFFIC BILLING COORDINATOR
This position will serve as a conduit between Linear Sales, Traffic and the Accounting Department. Previous invoicing experience is a must, and the ability to work in a fast pace environment. Strong communication skills via phone and email are both required. Full info HERE (4/28)
PAID MEDIA MANAGER
Day-to-day mgt, optimization, & scalability of existing, paid, customer-acquisition channels, as well as the discovery & implementation of new channels. Exp w/ Facebook advertising, SEM, programmatic display & direct media buys. Full info HERE (4/28)
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PUBLIC RELATIONS >>
INTERACTIVE ONE/NYC AND TEMPORARILY REMOTE: This position strategizes and implements publicity plans that generate positive trade press and consumer coverage of the publisher and its assets. Full info HERE (4/28)
MANAGER, INTEGRATED MARKETING >>
iOne DIGITAL/NYC AND TEMPORARILY REMOTE: The primary focus will be to help craft sales strategies and creative solutions in response to RFPs, RFIs and general sales. Full info HERE (4/28)
VICE PRESIDENT, CROSS-PLATFORM CLIENT SERVICES >>
iOne DIGITAL/NYC AND TEMPORARILY REMOTE: This role will be charged with successfully managing and developing long-term cross-platform accounts with top-tier clients and agency partners. Full info HERE (4/28)
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE >>
CHICKEN SOUP for the SOUL/NYC: Generating new business and hitting sales goals while developing client and agency relationships. Success in the emerging OTT / Advanced TV video streaming space, requires a nimble, consultative seller, with access to key client and agency media decision-makers, and a clear understanding of pipeline management and prospect list development. Full info HERE (4/26)
LOCAL SALES MANAGER >>
NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP/INDIANAPOLIS: Provides leadership for the broadcast/digital sales teams. Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion, and termination of account executives and sales assistants. Develops and executes sales strategies which result in exceeding revenue targets in local, new business and digital revenue. Minimum five years of media sales experience. Full info HERE (4/26)
THE DIRECTOR OF SALES
REMOTE (PREFER NYC, CHICAGO, NASHVILLE)
Responsible for selling general advertising of our Linear network for year over year growth of our advertising sales projections. Source, create, and maintain relationships, as well as execute contracts for our Linear/Cable/VOD networks. Use of qualitative sales packaging and the drive to meet/exceed sales goals is a top priority. Full info HERE (4/25)
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING
Proven track record of success with strategic programming initiatives, preferably experience launching a new linear/VOD network. Lead the programming and scheduling of our network including live events. Create quarterly grids, promo plans, develop stunts, graphic and secondary event requests and review all on air plans for the network. Full info HERE (4/25)
TRAFFIC BILLING COORDINATOR
This position will serve as a conduit between Linear Sales, Traffic and the Accounting Department. Previous invoicing experience is a must, and the ability to work in a fast pace environment. Strong communication skills via phone and email are both required. Full info HERE (4/25)
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, ON-AIR PROMOTIONS
Ideation for scripts, pitches, brainstorming sessions, and 360-degree marketing campaigns. Overseeing all aspects of assigned projects including screening footage, acquiring media assets, writing scripts, VO sessions, and edit sessions. Minimum 2-3 years of experience in assisting/writing/producing for sports television networks or media companies. Full info HERE (4/25)
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING MANAGER, COMMERCE
NYC or REMOTE
DAILY ENTERTAINMENT VIDEO PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Experienced in research, pitching ideas, reporting, and coordinating logistics for field production are major responsibilities. Pull video assets including SOTs and Vos, clear footage and provide breaking news support. Manage archives, have a firm understanding of rights and clearances, and thoroughly track sources of material for licensing. Full info HERE (4/22)
ATLANTA, LA, NYC, WASHINGTON DC
Read text for grammatical, typographical and factual errors, upholding the highest level of grammar, usage and accuracy. Confirm final drafts are free of errors. Ensure the writing is easy to read and fits the editorial style of the platform. Confirm theGrio’s original news stories and aggregated stories are accurate and meet journalism standards. Full info HERE (4/22)
ATLANTA, WASHINGTON DC, LA, NYC
Manage the assignment and publishing of stories about Black people across America. We are seeking a reliable self-starter to work alongside a shift-based team to manage stories that are accurate, authoritative, and indispensable. Experience in journalism and an ability to work in a breaking news environment is required. Full info HERE (4/22)
DAILY AGGREGATION WRITER
Write accurate aggregations of about six to eight 400-600 word stories daily significant news stories. Craft original, engaging headlines, and ledes that arrest and audience. Source appropriately licensed photos to accompany stories, government agencies, Associated Press, Getty, Adobe Stock, public domain repositories, and other institutions. Full info HERE (4/22)
DAILY NEWS WRITER
Write a daily story with original reporting each day covering the Black experience domestically. Stay up to date on relevant trends, stories and experiences that impact Black Americans. Coordinate story parameters with Managing Editor. Strong knowledge of current events. Research and craft stories in a way that resonates with our audiences. Full info HERE (4/22)
ATLANTA, WASHINGTON DC, LOS ANGELES, OR NEW YORK
Veteran journalist who has leveraged skills acquired as a print or digital beat or enterprise reporter to transform into a seasoned news editor. Support the well-being, rights, livelihood, protection, joy, financial security, and success of Black people. Coach writers, edit aggregated and original copy, and provide options for sourcing images. Full info HERE (4/22)
ATLANTA, WASHINGTON DC, LOS ANGELES OR NEW YORK
Cover stories about Black people across America. Develop and research investigative stories, with a particular emphasis on data reporting. Creative self-starter to break journalism stories that are accurate, authoritative, and indispensable. Experience in investigative reporting and an ability to work in a breaking news environment is required. Full info HERE (4/22)
|FRIDAY APRIL 22
ABC: NBA Countdown, NBA Basketball
CBS: Come Dance with Me, Bluebloods
FOX: WWE Friday Night Smackdown
NBC: The Blacklist, Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week, Firing Line With Margaret Hoover, Great Performances, The Trick
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, Hercal: Amor y Venganza, Pasion de Gavilanes
Univision: Soltero Con Hijas, Mi Fortuna es Amarte, Madre