04/30/23: Cynopsis Jobs

MANAGER OF ENTERPRISE CONTENT, WTKR
SCRIPPS NETWORKS
NORFOLK, VA

Collaborates w/other newsroom managers to leverage the Scripps content strategy as the foundation for market-specific local content strategy. Leading a team of people to regularly & reliably produce targeted enterprise & investigative stories of impact & importance to our community. 3 yrs of exp. in digital media, journalism, broadcast preferred.

Full info HERE

Sunday April 30, 2023

The Top 3 Mistakes Job Candidates Make in Interviews

I have worked as a manager for a long time and have interviewed and hired dozens of people. (I have had to let employees go, too, and have been let go myself, but that’s another column that I will write someday. And believe me, it will be a juicy one). Anyway, there’s a definite pattern that has emerged among successful candidates and those who have been, let’s say, memorable for the wrong reasons.

So in a climate with lots of great execs at many levels losing positions due to tech crunches and consolidations, here are a few recommendations of missteps to avoid when you’re in the interviewee’s seat.

– Don’t complain about the place you’re currently working or just left.
Seems like a no-brainer, right? Wrong. You cannot believe how many job seekers have gone on at length in interviews about their micro-managing boss, their toxic teammates, the low pay, the long hours, the lack of vision, the absence of process, or the scarcity of resources. Don’t get me wrong – these factors might all be extremely true and the exact reason(s) why you left, as well as why you are secretly delighted you don’t work there anymore. But it makes you look unprofessional and immature to be blabbing about it in a business conversation for a job you may or may not get. It also comes off to a manager like a snapshot of what this person might be saying about them five years from now after working at their company. So zip it. Say something bland like, “I needed a new challenge” if you’re asked. They’ll know your boss was probably a monster – but you’re smart enough not to badmouth her. That means you have good judgment. Bosses love good judgment.

– Not doing any research about the job you’re applying for
This one kills me every time it happens. FYI, it’s Interview Question 101 to ask a candidate if they’ve looked at the website or read the newsletter that this job is hiring into regardless of the department. So yes, I expect even someone applying for a marketing position to have read and have a passing familiarity with the content of our newsletter or website. They don’t have to like it or be prepared with a deep analysis, but a comment on a recent post or item tells me that they took the time to read our product, or to even comment on a larger story in our industry that we might be covering. To not do that tells me that a) they’re applying for everything in sight, b) they’re not that interested in our specific position, or c) this is how they would approach their duties if hired. Pass.

– Not asking for the job at the end of the interview
Again, this should be a layup, but I have seen it blown again and again. As an interview wraps up, people may thank me for my time, and they will likely send a follow-up email. And that’s fine, of course. Much more powerful, however, is to say that the conversation made them more excited about the opportunity, and that they want the job. I mean, come on – wouldn’t you be more likely to hire someone who isn’t afraid to tell you that they’re hot to work at your company? I can tell you – as a manager – that I appreciate the confidence of someone who lets me know that they want the position I have to offer. I like someone with gumption. I might not hire them. But I respect their nerve. You bet I do.

-Robbie Caploe is the VP/Group Publisher of Cynopsis, Cablefax, and the Esports Business & Gaming Summit. She loves to hire wonderful employees and is an admirer of good grammar and punctuation.

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MANAGER OF ENTERPRISE CONTENT, WTKR
SCRIPPS NETWORKS
NORFOLK, VA

Collaborates w/other newsroom managers to leverage the Scripps content strategy as the foundation for market-specific local content strategy. Leading a team of people to regularly & reliably produce targeted enterprise & investigative stories of impact & importance to our community. 3 yrs of exp. in digital media, journalism, broadcast preferred. Full info HERE

SR. DIRECTOR, DIGITAL PLATFORMS AND PARTNERSHIPS
TV ONE
SILVERSIDE MD, NYC, Hybrid Remote

Develop, cultivate, and socialize vision, mission, and strategy for Digital Business, Programming Visibility, Content Creation and Content Partnerships & Data Governance. Lead and facilitate cross-functional and cross-company project teams. 12 yrs in the media & emerging platform landscape with building digital platforms and vMVPD growth strategy. Full info HERE

VP OF BROADCAST ENGINEERING >>
NEWSMAX MEDIA, INC./NYC, NEW YORK: Oversee the planning, management, installation & maintenance of the networks technical infrastructure: studios, transmitters, digital production platforms & automated systems. Ability to deploy in the field to coordinate special events. 8+ yrs of broadcast troubleshooting in a television network environment, preferably in a network News environment. Full info HERE

MEDIA RESEARCH MANAGER
CIRCLE MEDIA
NASHVILLE, TN

Evaluate programming for our linear and FAST channel schedules to provide insights for content strategy and audience growth. Analyze & interpret media research for programming, ad sales, marketing, and affiliate sales. Research, & preferably Nielsen background is a strongly preferred. Media Research with linear, or similar platforms, is required. Full info HERE

SCHEDULING ASSISTANT- PROGRAMMING DEPARTMENT
CIRCLE MEDIA
NASHVILLE, TN

Partner with the Programming Director to perform scheduling tasks for our Linear and FAST Channels. This includes data entry and distributing weekly schedules. Strong attention to detail and love for data entry/meta data is a plus. This role is ideal for someone looking to break into the media world. Full info HERE

TRAFFIC ASSISTANT- AD SALES METADATA ENTRY
CIRCLE MEDIA
NASHVILLE, TN

Performing a variety of administrative tasks to provide support to the Traffic Department. The majority of this role will focus on metadata entry and must have strong attention to detail. This role will also assist team members with projects and serve as an idea source during team meetings. Full info HERE

VIDEO EDITOR- MOTION GRAPHICS
CIRCLE MEDIA
NASHVILLE, TN

Responsible for editing a variety of content, including but not limited to: network promos, show promos, sponsor ads and graphics. The ideal candidate is highly skilled in the Adobe editing suite and is highly motivated and organized. After Effects/Motion graphics skills are needed and coding is preferred, but not required. Full info HERE

VICE PRESIDENT, COMPENSATION
A+E NETWORKS
NYC, Hybrid, Remote

Review current compensation programs to identify changes needed for a true best in class compensation approach. Develop simple tools that can be used by recruiters, candidates, & employees to effectively communicate all aspects of a compensation package. Minimum of 10 + years of experience in compensation. Full info HERE

DIRECTOR OF SALES
NEXSTAR
COLCHESTER, VT

Leader of the Sales Team. Drive new business & digital sales development. Manage inventory, rates, political sales processes & revenue forecasting. Develop and execute integrated marketing packages and projects to increase stations’ revenue. Resolve customer complaints regarding sales and service. Min. 5 years’ exp. in Television Sales Management. Full info HERE

NETWORK ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
WEIGEL BROADCASTING CO.
CHICAGO

Building and managing relationships with existing and potential new clients and agencies through routine communication; actively grow industry relationships to gain marketplace intelligence. Generate revenue for the networks & meet monthly goals through effective outside sales techniques. 5 yrs of National Network selling and sales development exp. Full info HERE

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
FETV
NYC

Represent FETV and FMC to media community via ongoing communications & relationship building. Maintain & develop strong working relationships w/both agencies & internal departments in support of sales efforts. Work w/sales management and pricing & planning to achieve quarterly revenue goals. 5+ yrs media sales exp. preferably in cable TV. Full info HERE

AD SALES PLANNER >>
SINCLAIR BROADCASTING GROUP/NYC, Hybrid:
Responsible for creating, analyzing & communicating sales proposals to the Sales team for presentation to advertising agencies and/or clients. Collaborate w/all media platforms & departments to create proposals, execute campaigns, manage stewardship & pacing of linear & digital deals. Point of contact post sale & provide excellent client services. Full info HERE

DIRECTOR OF SALES >>
NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP WKRN -TV (ABC)/NASHVILLE TN:
Being a Leader of the Sales Team and owning the position. Driving new business development. Managing inventory, rates, political sales processes & revenue forecasting. Developing and executing sales packages and projects to increase stations’ revenue. Performing other duties as assigned. Minimum five yrs experience in Television Station Management. Full info HERE

MANAGER, RIGHTS CLEARANCES, STANDARDS & PRACTICES
TV ONE
SILVER SPRING MD, Hybrid, Remote

Pre-screen broadcast programs, commercials and other content to ensure compliance with TV One’s current Content Standards, Federal Trade Commission/Federal Communications Commission regulations. Assign parental ratings to all TV One programming based on content review. 3+ yrs exp. in a rights clearances and standards and practices is preferred. Full info HERE

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, UNSCRIPTED >>
LIGHTHEARTED ENTERTAINMENT/NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Hybrid, Remote:
Responsible for overseeing the development of unscripted programming from concept to delivery. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of identifying, developing, pitching and producing successful unscripted projects across a range of genres and networks. 5+ years of experience in unscripted television development. Full info HERE

RESEARCH ANALYST >>
REELZ, NYC:
2+ years exp generating & analyzing competitive viewing & advertiser information. Support sales, programming, marketing and finance. Working knowledge of NPower, StarMedia, iSpot TV and MRI. Expertise in Excel & PowerPoint. Full info HERE

DIRECTOR OF AD SALES – PLATFORM PARTNER
BBC GLOBAL DIGITAL NEWS & STREAMING
NYC, Hybrid

BBC Global Digital News & Streaming is looking for a highly skilled, NY based, Director of Ad Sales – Platform Partner. The purpose of the role is to launch BBC Studios Youtube and social advertising proposition across the Americas, deliver advertising revenues across the BBC Studios global portfolio and build a best in market Partner Sales team. Full info HERE

LOG EDITOR, COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS
TV ONE
CHICAGO, IL, NEW YORK, NY – Hybrid, Remote

Prepare and update the daily assigned program log for TV One or Cleo TV. Manage the placement of key clients by using detailed instructions to ensure correct placement as ordered by the Advertising Sales team. Bachelor’s degree in a related field or 2+ years of experience in Broadcast Cable Log Operations. Full info HERE

SR. PROMO EDITOR
TV ONE
SILVER SPRING, Hybrid, Remote

Video editing, with primary responsibility in marketing and digital media. Work with creative marketing teams to complete their production assignments. Contribute creative ideas that will help elevate the brand. Organize, Manage and Archive Avid Media Projects and files. 10 years of video editing exp. including 5 years of promo editing exp. Full info HERE

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – AD SALES >>
GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA/CHICAGO Remote
: Strategically sells linear & digital properties to drive Ad Sales revenue. Works with agencies & clients to develop unique advertising solutions for their brands. Requires 5-10 years of sales experience with established agency & client relationships. Seeking a motivated, self-starter with strong negotiation, communication & presentation skills. Full info HERE

SALES PLANNER – AD SALES >>
GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA/NEW YORK, Hybrid/Remote:
Works with Account Executives to service clients daily. Builds sales plans, maintains media schedules & handles client requests such as stewardship, liability, and traffic concerns. Seeking a motivated, self-starter with strong communication, problem-solving & time management skills. Must have 1+ year of planning experience. Full info HERE

MOTION GRAPHIC DESIGNER >>
LONG STORY SHORT MEDIA/WASHINGTON, DC:
Bring creative concepts to life through design and animation. Motion Designer will work in a team environment to share fresh design perspectives and create engaging high-quality content for a variety of subjects and media. Full Info HERE

SALES MANAGER >>
NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP/INDIANAPOLIS:
Provides leadership for the broadcast/digital sales teams. Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and operation of account executives and sales assistants. Develops and executes sales strategies that exceeds revenue targets in local, new business and digital revenue. Min 5 yrs of media sales exp; management exp. preferred. Full info HERE

SENIOR MANAGER, ACQUISITION AND OUTREACH >>
TELEVISION ACADEMY/LOS ANGELES, Hybrid: Develop, build, and execute member acquisition plans (monthly, quarterly, and annual) with measurable targets, optimize program performance and deliver strategic plans to achieve/exceed specific campaign KPIs. Identify and implement A/B tests & tactics, innovating & continually seeking to drive and improve. Min 4 yrs’ exp. in an acquisition role. Full info HERE

VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING & ON-AIR PROMOTION >>
REELZ/ALBUQUERQUE, NM: Develop strategic approaches and tactical planning for on-air promotion, guiding the creative process from creation through post-production, and managing the execution of consumer marketing programs for on-air promotion and off-air advertising. Responsible for full on-air presentation and format management. Min of 8-10 yrs exp. Full info HERE

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – AD SALES >>
GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA/NYC, Hybrid, Remote: Strategically sells linear & digital properties to drive Ad Sales revenue. Works with agencies & clients to develop unique advertising solutions for their brands. Requires 3+ years of sales experience with established agency & client relationships. Seeking a motivated, self-starter with strong negotiation, communication & presentation skills. Full info HERE

SALES ASSISTANT – AD SALES >>
GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA/NYC, Hybrid, Remote: Provides workflow support to ensure effective campaign delivery for advertisers. Verifies order and schedule accuracy and entry. Monitors accounts while booking and maintaining inventory. Works closely with Account Executives and Sales Planners. Seeking a motivated, self-starter with strong communication, analytical & problem-solving skills. Full info HERE

MANAGER, COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS
TV ONE
CHICAGO, NYC, Hybrid, Remote

Supervise & train copy coordinators & log editors for accuracy & attention to detail of building a commercial log & reading agency instructions. Monitor employee performance & output; provide back-up for all desks including log editing, added value insertion & continued communication with marketing for all custom creations. Min of 3 yrs of exp. Full info HERE

TRAFFIC MANAGER >>
WHYY/Hybrid, PHILADELPHIA:
Create monthly programming grids for 12.1 and 12.3. Update programming grids when schedule changes are made. Prepare daily logs & submit to Centralcast Joint Master Control. Work w/WHYY Traffic Specialist who creates programming grids for 12.2 and logs for 12.2 and 12.3. 3-5 yrs of management exp. & working with data or traffic systems. Full info HERE

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
NORTHSOUTH PRODUCTIONS
Remote, must be licensed in NY or CA

Negotiating and drafting development deals, shopping agreements, amendments, talent deals, above-the-line contracts, PSAs, production release templates, trade-out agreements, specialty releases and other necessary documents. Shaping corporate and production legal policies. 5-10 yrs of entertainment legal exp. working with a law firm or production. Full info HERE

Cynopsis Standouts

Is someone on your staff a STAR?

Cynopsis Standouts are people that have made an impact this past quarter, creating and executing innovative solutions for anything from tech to talent management to team spirit. Sound like anyone you know? Sure, it does! Whether this person is a peer, colleague, or boss, don’t let their hard work go unrecognized…

Q1 entries are now open!

NOMINATE A STANDOUT NOW

OTHER JOBS OF INTEREST

Identify new potential device platform capabilities that might be leveraged within the Peacock experience.
Senior Product Manager, Web Platforms Experience
NBCUniversal
NYC

https://www.nbcunicareers.com/careers

Write clean, concise, readable code that follows common design patterns while adhering to best engineering practices.
Senior Software Engineer, Android
NBCUniversal
NYC

https://www.nbcunicareers.com/careers

Drive informed and timely decision-making that improves and optimizes the way our products are created, executed, and adopted
Senior Data Scientist
Snap, Inc.
NYC

https://careers.snap.com/

Develop rigorous offline and online metrics for ads performance evaluation; design dashboards to track them.
Engineering Data Science, Ad Ranking
Snap, Inc.
NYC

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Able to lead cross-capability projects and build close relationships with other disciplines.
Manager, Data Science & Analytics
Razorfish
NYC

https://www.razorfish.com/careers/

Collaborate with Product Managers, Data Scientists, Business Intelligence Analysts and other stakeholders to develop solutions to complex problems.
Senior Full Stack Software Engineer
Washington Post
Washington D.C.

https://careers.washingtonpost.com/careers/

Test and ensure preparedness of broadcast systems prior to scheduled use.
Senior Product Engineer
Washington Post
Washington D.C.

https://careers.washingtonpost.com/careers/

Provide detailed planning, design, and implementation of Network and Telecom infrastructure across all our locations.
Lead Network Engineer
NPR
Washington D.C.

https://www.npr.org/careers

Develop deeply nuanced sense of presidential communications needs for internal and external stakeholders; serve as expert on presidential “voice”
Senior Director, Donor Communications
NPR
Washington D.C.

https://www.npr.org/careers

Understands Razorfish data capabilities and how data fits into a client’s overall strategy.
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Razorfish
Coconut Grove FL

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Build, lead, and supervise progress on release plans across multiple engineering initiatives.
Principal Technical Program Manager
Crunchyroll
Culver City CA

https://www.crunchyroll.com/en/about/jobs/index.html

Develop effective reporting solutions to empower data-driven strategies & decisions for global marketing teams.
Senior Manager, Media Data Solutions and Engineering
HBO Max
Culver City CA

https://careers.wbd.com/hbo-jobs

Responsible for ensuring that creative brief of television clients is successfully completed while meeting budget requirements.
Art Director, Art & Advertising
HBO Max
Burbank CA

https://careers.wbd.com/hbo-jobs

Effectively lead meetings, track next actions, and proactively follow up on action items.
Senior Program Manager, Product Design
Crunchyroll
San Francisco CA

https://www.crunchyroll.com/en/about/jobs/index.html

Maintain existing features and fix bugs
Senior Software Engineer, iOS
Tubi
San Francisco CA

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EXECUTIVE MOVES

As part of a reorg at Hulu, EVP of Marketing, Barrie Gruner will assume oversight of brand marketing in addition to content marketing. Scott Donaton, SVP of Marketing, is leaving the company. Donaton joined Hulu in 2019 from Digitas.

Digitas has appointed Amy Lanzi as CEO. Lanzi was previously Chief Operating Officer for Publicis Commerce.

Gerard Griffin has been named Chief Financial Officer at Sportradar, effective May 9. Griffin most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Zynga.

Sam Toles has joined Misfits Gaming Group as Chief Media & Entertainment Officer. Toles was previously Chief Content Officer at iFit.

Cornelia Frame, VP of Casting and Talent Relations for Disney Branded Television, was among those laid off at Disney. Casting for Disney Branded Television is being added to the portfolio of EVP Casting Sharon Klein.

Studio Fifth Season (“Severance”) has laid off 2% of its staff, including Beth McPhee, SVP Marketing; Sharon Liggins, SVP Communications; and Jennifer Saull, Counsel for TV Business and Legal Affairs, among others.

Canadian animation studio Copernicus announced the departure of its co-founder and CEO, Juan Cruz Baldassarre, who has decided to pursue a new opportunity in emerging technologies for Animation and Virtual Production. Baldassarre will continue to assist Copernicus as a non-executive, advising on the studio’s service productions.

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