04/04/17: Cynopsis Jobs



Assist in acquiring, dvlpng & executing content strategy on a worldwide basis. Support expansion of live 24/7 Sports Network /. +7 yrs Sales/acquisitions exp. req. Sports bckgrnd a +.

Res/cvr letter to Robert [email protected]

Be integrally involved w/expansion of digital products and social media initiatives on global scale. Mng digital asset dist. Passion for sports. Strong writing skills. 7+ yrs exp req’d. APP and CMS skills required. Send

Resume and Cover Letter to Robert [email protected]

Join growing prgrmng team to support expansion of our Sport Network. Sched prgrms, allocate commercial inventory, implement ad campaigns & promos w/agencies. Traffic software exp. & excel skills req. 3-5 yrs TV Network exp.

Res/cover to Robert [email protected]


Good morning. It’s Tuesday April 4, 2017, and this is your weekly issue of Cynopsis: Jobs!


JOB OPENING: ART DIRECTOR/TLC/MD: Motion graphics & branding expert w/desire to get their hands dirty in multiple mediums. Enthusiasm for on-air graphics, independent/team work, latest technologies & trends a must. 6-8 yrs exp req’d. Apply (4/14)

JOB OPENING: MARKETING MGR/UP TV/ATL: 3+ creative media exp. at cable network. Exp dev. mkting strategies & creative briefs. Exp. working w/ creative agencies & executing campaigns. Must have budget mgt exp. Exp. managing media trafficking for off channel. Apply HERE (4/14)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES ASSISTANT/BOUNCE TV/NYC: Support AdSales Planning: executing client skeds, wkly allocs, securing traffic, preventing discreps. Interacting w/AE’s & clients. 1+ yr AdSales or Rsch exp. & use of WideOrbit a +. Resumes/cvr: HERE [email protected] (4/14)

JOB OPENING: SALES/ACQUISITIONS/CSI SPORTS/NY: Assist in acquiring, dvlpng & executing content strategy on a worldwide basis. Support expansion of live 24/7 Sports Network /. +7 yrs Sales/acquisitions exp. req. Sports bckgrnd a +. Res/cvr letter to Robert [email protected] (4/14)

JOB OPENING: HR GENERALIST/Fuse Media CA: Coaching, counseling and employee-related solutions. Develop people plans in line with the business strategy. Manage full-cycle recruiting processes. Serve as a super-user for a variety of HR technology systems. Apply here http://www.fuse.tv/ (4/13)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/BET/NYC: Be primary contact of the Sales Planning dept to the Digital Acct Execs regarding all assigned accts. Sales planning or adv agency buying/planning exp. Proficient in MS off. Media Math skills req’d. BA Deg related field req’d. Full info/apply HERE (4/13)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/Entertainment Studios/NY: Sales support, sales reporting, campaign tracking Knwlg sales processes, CPM’s/inventory mgmt & Wide Orbit Systm a must; Need BS+2 yrs media exp, strong excl/ppt as well as media math skills.Fast paced envir, multi-tsker a must. Apply HERE (4/13)

JOB OPENING: EXEC ADMIN ASST, DISTRIBUTION/Crown Media Family Networks/IL: Provide high level support to SVP, Dist and Chicago office. Manage travel, phones, expenses, meetings, and calendars. Serve as liaison w/ mgmt and bldg mgmt. Self-motivated, proactive, and resourceful. Min 3 yrs’ executive level support req. Full info/apply HERE (4/12)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH DIRECTOR/POP/LA: Proficient in linear + multiplatform analytics, adept at communicating insights, expert problem-solving/project management skills, extensive Nielsen knowledge. 10+ yrs of linear rsrch & 3+ yrs of multiplatform rsrch. New position. Full info/apply HERE (4/11)

JOB OPENING: PROGRAMMATIC TV AD SALES DIRECTOR/East Coast/Midwest/West Coast: Responsible for new business development and ad sales strategy, presenting innovative business models to large agency groups and their clients. Minimum 10+ years TV ad sales experience. Resume: [email protected] (4/10)

JOB OPENING: MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER/REELZ/Albuquerque: Design and execute on-air graphics as well as digital and print. Must have 3-5 yrs exp w/AE, C4D, Photoshop, Illustrator. Strong design sense is essential. Relocation assistance available Full info/apply HERE (4/10)

JOB OPENING: SR. DIGITAL PRODUCER/Animal Planet/NYC: Innovative leader in the digi/social space to work on tentpoles & get creative producing digi orig series. Exp growing/engaging aud on mult social pltfrms & how to use analytics to guide content dev. 8+ yrs exp. Digi/interactive & TV EXP A MUST. Apply HERE (4/10)

JOB OPENING: INTERACTIVE DESIGNER/Syfy/NYC: Design web sites and interfaces for desktop, mobile, tablets and connected TV devices. 5 years of interaction design experience req. Full info/apply HERE (4/10)

JOB OPENING: CONTRACT RECRUITER/A+E Networks/NY: Day-to-day recruitment of both staff & non-staff roles across company while partnering on talent acq efforts. 5+ years hands-on recruitment & pipelining exp. Apply: http://www.aenetworks.com/career.html (4/10)

JOB OPENING: MULTI-PLATFORM PRODUCER/Sprout/NY: Responsible for growth strategy w/i YouTube & other platforms by producing content & managing brand presence, analyzing performance data & planning video offerings Full info/apply HERE  (4/10)

JOB OPENING: MGR, CHAMPIONSHIP COMMUNICATIONS/USGA/Warren NJ: Responsible for USGA Championship media relations and press releases. +8 yrs media/pr/journalism/writing/event planning exp req. 70+ days/yr travel required. Full info/apply HERE (4/10)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL MEDIA/CSI SPORTS/NY: Be integrally involved w/expansion of digital products and social media initiatives on global scale. Mng digital asset dist. Passion for sports. Strong writing skills. 7+yrs exp req’d. APP and CMS skills required. Send Resume and Cover Letter to Robert [email protected] (4/10)

JOB OPENING: PROGRAMMING & SCHEDULING SPECIALIST/CSI SPORTS/NY: Join growing prgrmng team to support expansion of our Sport Network. Sched prgrms, allocate commercial inventory, implement ad campaigns & promos w/agencies. Traffic software exp. & excel skills req. 3-5yrs TV Network exp. Res/cover to Robert [email protected] (4/10)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES PLANNER/Crown Media Family Networks/NY: Provide support to Ad Sales by working W/Acct Execs to srvc clients. Incl sales plans, mng added value, build & modify sales orders. Detail oriented w/ability to work in fast paced environment. Min 1 yr Sales exp. req. Full info/apply HERE (4/10) 

JOB OPENING: MGR, TELEVISION ANALYTICS/NASCAR/Charlotte NC: Provide key audience insights to internal and external stakeholders (including teams, tracks, sponsors, and other industry partners) to assist in meeting various goals and objectives. Exp w/Nielsen research. Full info/apply HERE http://www.nascar.com/careers (4/10)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES PRICING & INV MGR/Weather Channel/NYC: Support VP Pricing & Inventory & the ad team. Price inventory analysis, sales reporting, working w/Sales Planners to dvlp media proposals & working w/Sales team to create win-win deals. 4 yrs’ exp media ind, pref as cable planner. Full info/apply HERE (3/30)

JOB OPENING: GLOBAL PROJECT MGR, FINANCIAL CONSUMER PRODUCTS & BUSINESS OPS/Viacom/NYC: Assist in evaluating ongoing business needs & req’s for Consumer Products finance, legal & global sales functions that support Viacom. 3-5 yrs of relevant Consumer Products global licensing ind work exp. Full info/apply HERE (3/30)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXEC/NBCU/East Coast: Come join NBC Connecticut as a Digital Account Executive. Partner with our Broadcast Sales Team, develop new business, and sell digital solutions to our clients. Min 4 yrs sales exp. Full info/apply HERE (3/30)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL RESEARCH ANALYST/TBS-TNT/ATL: Responsible for analyzing, tracking and reporting the multiplatform performance of programming and adoption and usage of network digital offerings. Track competitive digital landscape and environmental shifts. Full info/apply HERE (3/30)

JOB OPENING: SR ASSOC, CORP COMMUNICATIONS/DigitasLBi/NYC: Resp for branding & mktg & reputation of the agency through client/partner-facing programs & events agency goals. Internal client mngmnt & collaboration w/ability to build/maint relationships. 2+ yrs corp comm or PR agency equivalent. Full info/apply HERE (3/29)

JOB OPENING: SR DIR, LICENSE MARKETING/Scholastic Trade/NYC: Create smart and strategic mktg campaigns & programs that drive sales for licensed titles. Min 10 yrs exp in publishing, licensing, and/or entertainment leading initiatives against high-profile franchises and brands. Full info/apply HERE (3/29)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL PRODUCER/Animal Planet/NYC: Execute creative vision for APL websites & social accts. Create dig orig series & build aud engagement, track analytics & seamlessly integrate social w/brdcst-maintaining ntwrk voice across dig space. 5+ yrs exp dig/interactive, TV exp a MUST. Full info/apply HERE (3/29)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCTION LEADER/EDGE NET/Orlando FL: Creative/self starter to mng all aspects of prod (studio and remote), content creation and delivery worldwide. Experience with kids and/or sports content a plus. Lead US based team. Mentor & mange staff. 7-10 years of increasingly responsible experience. Resume to: [email protected] (3/29)

JOB OPENING: PART TIME ASSISTANT/Talk Show/NYC: Retrieve/relate info accurately & promptly regarding pending projects incl but not limited to: personal appearances, PR, travel & charity initiatives. Ability to work well under pressure & prioritize tasks w/mult deadlines. Resume: [email protected] (3/29)

JOB OPENING: DEVELOPMENT MANAGER/Oriental DreamWorks/LA or NYC: Finding, evaluating and developing ideas for feature animation projects. Min 2 yrs executive level exp in creative development. Strong knwlg of global entertainment mktg. Mandarin Proficient a +. Full info/apply HERE (3/28)

JOB OPENING: DIR, SPORTS & SPECIALS/NBCU/NYC: Responsible for prospecting, targeting, and presenting all Sports & Olympics sales efforts. Min 8yrs of media sales, sponsorship, league/team sales or mktg focusing on client direct relationships. Full info/apply HERE (3/28)

JOB OPENING: ASSOC PRODUCER/OUTSIDE TV/Westport CT: Write/produce Short form videos & full length TV Programs that support brand. BS Deg. Exp in ths field & post production. Great opportunity for a self-starter to join our team and help grow our digital and TV footprint. Res/cover HERE (3/28)


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Andrew Fitzgerald is joining Hearst Television in the newly-created position of Chief Digital Content Officer. Fitzgerald built and oversaw the creation teams responsible for Twitter feature Moments.

New appointments at all3media include Sonja Underwood as Head of Marketing, Rachel Glaister’s promotion to EVP International Brands & Press, Kate Potter as Insight Manager, and David Swetman’s elevation to VP Acquisitions.

NBC is retooling its alternative department with the promotions of Jenny Groom, who will remain SVP, alternative programming and development but will now oversee the department; Lesley Cerwin, who most recently oversaw publicity for NBC’s unscripted operations, to SVP, current programming; and Shelby Shaftel to VP, alternative programming and development. Groom succeeds Meredith Ahr, who is launching Universal Television Alternative Studio.

NBCUniversal tapped Cynthia Ashworth to serve as SVP, Integrated Marketing and Network Partnerships, Hispanic. Most recently, Ashworth led Global Brand Marketing for San Francisco-based tech company DocuSign, and before that was SVP, Marketing at Univision Communications.

IM Global Television is ramping up its Unscripted & Alternative division, hiring Jennifer Colbert as VP of development, Tim Rosenman as director of development, and Casey Kelly as manager of development. Colbert previously served as an executive producer and showrunner for networks including A&E, Lifetime, VH-1 and MTV 2 as well as with studios. Rosenman worked as a development executive for Done and Done Productions and Lionsgate. Kelly worked as manager of development for The Gurin Company, where she was involved in the development of programs and pilots for nets including NBC, Oxygen, MSNBC and syndication.

Thinkfactory Media promoted Adam Freeman to executive VP of creative affairs. Since joining the company he’s exec-producing some of the company’s biggest hits, including the unscripted series Mama June: From Not to Hot for WE tv.

Mark Dee-Shapland joined AMC Studios in the newly created role of head of content sales. He held several positions at Off the Fence, most recently as VP of sales and co-production.

The Africa Channel hired Sheila Cole as VP, post production operations, and Brendan Gabriel as VP, production and creative director. Cole’s 20-year career in television encompasses work with NBC, Paisley Park, Comedy Central, Warner Bros. and BET. Gabriel most recently was head of creative for Endemol Shine Africa.

Veteran broadcast, cable and syndication exec Bruno Cohen announced his intention to retire later this year after 40 years in the television industry. Cohen has served as president and GM of the CBS Television Station group’s San Francisco Bay Area properties, KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV, as well as KSTW-TV, the CBS-owned affiliate of The CW in Seattle, since September 2012. He will continue in these roles until a successor has been named.

Angela Courtin is exiting her post as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Fox Broadcasting Co., after a year and a half. No immediate replacement has been named.

Laughly announced three new hires: Mark Seman as Head of Programming and Original Content, Kelly Anneken as Head of Product, and Elliott Peters as acting General Counsel and Strategic Advisor. Seman had been Managing Editor of comedy website The Laugh Button. Anneken was previously Senior Producer, Content Management and Curation of Rooftop Media. Peters had served as general counsel of Rdio, an independent global music streaming service acquired by Pandora in 2015.

BET Networks President of Programming, Stephen Hill, is stepping down. Connie Orlando, Senior Vice President for Specials, Music Programming, and News, will serve as the interim Head of Programming for BET Networks. “Stephen has earned a reputation as one of the leading creative minds in television,” said Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO. “His contributions to the team have been invaluable.” Zola Mashariki, EVP and Head of Original Programming, will also be leaving the network.

Todd Waks has been named Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances for dick clark productions. Waks most recently served as CEO of strategic brand marketing agency Entertainment Alliances.

FOX Networks Group Content Distribution announced that it has expanded its team with the appointment of six new hires:Tristan Oarton as Vice President, finance; Manuel Miguez as Executive Director Sales, Latin American & Hispanic U.S.; Carolina Lozano, as Sales Associate Manager, Latin America; Maria Grazia Ursino as Executive Sales Director, Italy, Spain & Portugal; JeeYoung Lee, as Executive Director Sales, Japan, Korea & regional formats Asia and Tracy Davis as Associate Director, deal & rights management.

Univision Communications named Malek Robert (“Bobby”) Amirshahi as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications. Amirshahi most recently served as Vice President, Public Relations at Time Warner Cable.

AMC Networks International promoted Geraud Alazard to Senior Vice President of Marketing. Alazard , who had been Vice President of Marketing for AMC Global and SundanceTV Global, now has responsibility for all AMCNI portfolio brands including AMC Global, SundanceTV Global and locally recognized channels in various programming genres in more than 140 territories and countries worldwide.

Music Choice elevated Tamra Ruiz to Director, Advertising Sales.Ruiz started as a Planner at Music Choice in 2010.

Carrie Seifer has joined The Weather Company in the newly created role of Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. Most recently, Seifer was President of Mediavest.

Amberlee Mucha has joined Indigo Films as Director of Development and Talent. Mucha comes to the company from Discovery Communications-owned Discovery Studios.

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