BBC Worldwide

Exp w/publicity in digital and/or TV sales/co-prod deals, as well as exec profile raising req’d. Min 5 yrs trade media, comm/PR exp TV ind.

Resume: [email protected] .

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Good morning. It’s Tuesday, January 14, 2014, and this is your weekly issue of Cynopsis: Classified Advantage!

Welcome to Leadership Lessons, the column that focuses on conversations with senior managers and leaders in the TV world, speaking candidly about their professional journeys and how that informs what they look for when hiring new employees.

What are your go-to interview questions?

Sander Schwartz,President: FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment: I look for people with great energy, unbounded enthusiasm and self-confidence.

Charley Humbard, President & CEO of the UP network: We’re building a business and a brand. So I look for people who reflect our brand of value-based entertainment. I interview everyone from who will be at the front desk to the most senior jobs. And when I do that, it’s not necessarily for their expertise. It’s to see what makes them tick. Are they smart? Are they driven? Do they share our values?

Here’s the result of that mindset: We have had four people at our front desk. They’ve all been promoted into positions in digital, programming, production, and marketing. We have made it a point that no one gets in who doesn’t have the potential to be a leader. It’s worth it.

Jim Goss, SVP of Creative Services, On-Air Promotions & Short Form Programming, INSP: The key thing for me is to find people who have vision and passion, regardless of the position I’m hiring for. Even in a low-level job, you can have vision. In the TV business, very often you have people with Masters’ degrees and they’re being asked to do Craft Services. But if you step into the job saying, I’ll be the very best, people will take notice. Virtually every manager has paid their own dues and they will recognize that in others.



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JOB OPENING: WRITER/PRODUCER NEWS PROMOS/NBC/NY: Concept & execute promos in networks voice; write & produce sales marketing materials. Must have 3 yrs exp. Fulltime, On Site/Freelance. Send resumes and reels to [email protected] (1/18)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCERS/The Weather Channel, ATL: Multiple openings for Producers/AP’s/Sr Producers. Must have live programming exp related to weather or news. Large local or network exp preferred. Resumes [email protected] (1/18)

JOB OPENING: SR DIR-COMEDY/SPIKE-NY: Experienced Ad Sales Media Researcher, expertise in cross-platform measurement, consumer insights to lead team, Nielsen a must. APPLY HERE (1/18)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL SALES ASSISTANT/Discovery/NYC: Motivated individual to spprt Digital Ad Sales team. Resp. for acct maintenance, assist w/cmpgn scheduling/optimizations, and general spprt. Great opp to learn ad sls biz. APPLY HERE (1/18) 

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/UPTV/NY: Previous ad sales/cable exp. Develop media proposals and work with Acct Exec. DealMaker exp. a+. Strong Microsoft Office skills. Res: [email protected] (1/17)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/A+E Networks/NYC: Colg grad, 2-3 yrs.TV research; exp w/Nielsen, MRI &/or Simmons. Excl. analytical/written skills, detailed, strategic, strong computer skills req. Apply HERE http://www.aenetworks.com/careers (1/17)

JOB OPENING: SR PUBLICIST/BBC Worldwide/NYC: Exp w/publicity in digital and/or TV sales/co-prod deals, as well as exec profile raising req’d. Min 5 yrs trade media, comm/PR exp TV ind. Resume: [email protected] (1/16)

JOB OPENING: SR COORDINATOR MARKETING/ION/NY: Support Nat’l Ad Sales team, assist w/development & execution of integrated client solutions 2  3 yrs exp mktg prefer sponsorships, 4-yr deg prefer mktg. Apply [email protected]. EOE (1/16)

JOB OPENING: COUNSEL, BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS/Pivot TV/LA: Legal support to all departments of Participant Media’s network targeting Millennials. JD degree, 3-5 years law firm and/or TV exp reqd. Send resume HERE: [email protected] (1/16)

JOB OPENING: VP, BUS. & LEGAL AFFAIRS/Pivot TV/LA: Provide strategic legal & business support to Participant Media’s network targeting Millennials. JD degree, strong kwldg/exp of prgrmng dvlpmnt & prod req’d.Send resume HERE (1/16) 

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/IFC & WEtv/NYC: sell integrated, cross platform deals with heavy emphasis on Web, Mobile and VOD. 5 years sales exp. APPLY HERE (1/16) 

JOB OPENING: SOURCING MANAGER/NBCU/LA: This strategic sourcing manager will be responsible for supplier contracting and management for facility services at NBCU. Apply HERE (1/16)

JOB OPENING: DIR, PARTICIP & RESIDS/AMC/NY or LA: serve as internal contact for resids & particip obligations and royalties for AMC Studios Owned prgrmmng. 7+ yrs exp. Submit res http://tinyurl.com/lvnuvwx (1/15)

JOB OPENING: SR COPYWRITER/Viacom/NYC: Seeking Writer who can develop and write corp and creative print, vid and digital materials across different internal brands. 7+ years exp req. Apply: http://goo.gl/RZkuPE (1/15)

JOB OPENING: SALES ASSISTANT/NBCU/DC: Description: Sales Assistant to the DC Station. If interested, please directly apply on NBCU career site. Email: HERE (1/15)

JOB OPENING: DIR PRICING & PLAN’G/El Rey Ntwks/NY: Ad/Media netwk exp pref’d strong exp w/Ad Sales. Must be detailed/analytical/able to multi-task. BS/BA Deg req, must have strong analytical & math skills. Resume: HERE (1/15)

JOB OPENING: Discovery Channel MKTG/Discovery/MD: Amazing opps for top marketing talent (Sup. Producer and Writer/Producer) to join world-class creative team. 4-6+ yrs multi-platform TV mktg and shoot experience a MUST. APPLY HERE(1/15)

JOB OPENING: TVOne/NY/MANAGER SALES ADMINISTRATION:Supv sales Coords. POC for Ad Agcy. Lias AR & Agncies. Lead & dirct team.Mlti-task, BA or 3 yrs exp Ops, Traffic or Ad Sales. Pref: Exp. w/Broadway Trffc Sys. Resumes: [email protected] (1/15)

JOB OPENING: AD SLS CRD/TVGN NY: Multi tasked ind to work with AEs, planners, sales, traffic, mktg & pricing pln’g teams. Resp for deal maint wkly allocations, move requests and daily comm w/agencies. BA req’d. Apply HERE(1/14)

JOB OPENING: TV BUYING ASSISTANTS/NJ: 1 to 2 yrs exp in Buying/Traffic/Billing, Must have exp with DDS Systems, MediaBank and/or CORE a plus, EZ commute from North Jersey or Rockland County area. Send Resume to [email protected] (1/14)

JOB OPENING: TVOne/NY/SALES AD MANAGER/OPS:Sup.tm of Coords. POC for Ad Agcy. Lias AR & Agncies. Able to lead & dirct team. Mlti-task, BA or3 yrs exp Ops, Traffic or Ad Sales. Pref: Exp.w/Broadway Trffc Sys. Resumes: [email protected] (1/11)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, DIGITAL AD OPERATIONS/A+E Networks/NY: Direct execution of dig sales campaign implementation across display & video ad servers through int/ext resources. Full Info/Apply: http://www.aenetworks.com/careers(1/11)

JOB OPENING: RETAIL MKTG MGR/NICKELODEON/NYC: Focus on new bus retail opps. Be instrumental in creating new relationships w/retailers & dvlpng mktg prgrms to engage new/existing clients. 3-5 yrs exp licensing, consumer prods Apply HERE (1/10)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/Screenvision/NYC: 3+ yrs exp selling media advtsing. Client mgmt & develpmt. Success in sales! Apply: www.screenvision.com (1/10)

JOB OPENING: STRATEGIC MKTG MGR/NBCUniversal/NYC: 6 month role w/USA Network. Develop/present 360 campaigns during Upfront season. 5 yrs TV/agency exp. required. Send resume to [email protected] (1/10)

JOB OPENING:SENIOR INTERACTIVE ART DIRECTOR/A+E Networks/NY: Create/maintain consistent visual style that best represents A+E Networks brands in all forms of dig mktg. Full Info/Apply: http://www.aenetworks.com/careers (1/8)

JOB OPENING:DIRECTOR, RESEARCH/NYC: Channels & Ad Sales: manages research needs for BBC America across programming/scheduling, ad sales, affiliate sales & senior management. The position oversees 1 Manager and 2 Senior Analysts. Apply HERE (1/8)

JOB OPENING:FINANCE COORD/LA: Coordinate and process financial records for the Art Department. Assist Production Manager in managing production and department budgets. APPLY HERE (1/8)

JOB OPENING:DIR, VH1 PROD MNGMNT/NYC: Support a diverse slate of channel branding initiatives across a broad range of formats. Must be diplomatic and tactful, strategic and extremely resourceful. More info/Resume HERE (1/7) 


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sets the tone for the team by creating positive internal and external relationships
Director Client Services

responsible for the successful delivery of large-scale client engagements and/or multiple smaller engagements for a single client
Sr. Delivery Manager

be a strategic, hands-on and creative leader with a proven track record of shaping messages or re-positioning their companies to help create significant growth in advertising revenue
Senior Director of Marketing, Agency & Advertiser Activation

negotiate, write, and execute agreements, ensuring both business and legal objectives are met
Senior Corporate Counsel
Media Math

develop and maintain relationships with rock-formatted radio stations in the southeastern quadrant of the United States while simultaneously promoting multiple projects
Director, National Promotion
Universal Music Group

partner with Grab’s sales force and business leaders, guiding the development of specific ideas and leading the development of key customer pitches
Director of Sales Development – Digital Video
Grab Media

handle employee relations, recruiting, learning & development programs and employee engagement
Human Resources Manager

build and foster a small dedicated team of Data Scientists, while taking a leading role in the creation of sophisticated algorithms and data mining strategies
Senior Data Scientist

support project team members including facilitating team communication and solving problems
Senior Designer
San Francisco CA

oversee all external facing executions across corporate and consumer press and events
Director, Communications (Mid/Senior Level)
Maker Studios
Los Angeles CA

oversee the functions of the publicity and press relations staff in support of artists signed to the label
Head of Publicity
Universal Music Group
Hollywood CA

develop and manage Corporate Communications strategies that employ B2B and B2C publicity to achieve overall network goals
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Glendale CA

ensuring that the centrally agreed Video on Demand and online strategy is implemented and executed
Manager, Video on Demand
Glendale CA

managing a team of Publisher Account Managers
Manager, Publisher Services
Redwood City CA

provide leadership to the international financial reporting function
International Accounting/Consolidations Manager
Redwood City CA

support annual budget and monthly forecast processes, incorporating actual results, current trends, and future strategies
Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis
Maker Studios
Culver City CA

analyze objectives and characteristics across a broad spectrum of learners
Program Lead – Marketer Training and Certification
Menlo Park CA

identify opportunities to unlock spend with major holding/operating companies
Lead Agency Partner Manager
Menlo Park CA

creates, implements and monitors for changes the schedules and budgets for all WB distributed films
Vice President, Post Production
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Burbank CA

develop strong working relationships with key business leaders and HR generalists in assigned client groups while acting as their liaison to the larger OE team
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Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Burbank CA


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Lesley Robin has joined 360i as Director, Digital Communities. Robin was previously Director of Digital Marketing for HIP GENIUS.

Meredith Corp. named Charles (Chip) Schenck its Vice President, Programmatic Sales and Strategy. Previously, Schenck had been Vice President, Publisher Development at PubMatic.

Digital agency Critical Mass named Conor Brady as CCO and Chris Hayes as CMO. The execs served those roles at Brooklyn-based Huge. 

Fox Broadcasting Company named Lisa Levenson Senior Vice President and Alex Piper Vice President of Alternative Programming. Levenson had been Executive Vice President of Development at Cineflix Productions; Piper served as Senior Vice President, Alternative Television for Asylum Entertainment.

Digital media management company Yangaroo hired Susan Romanowski as Director, Sales. Previously Romanowski had managed digital sales efforts for Health News Network.

Bravo Media named Rachel Smith as Vice President, Current Production and Joseph Ferraro as Vice President, Development. Most recently, Smith was Vice President Original Programming at BBC America; Ferraro joins Bravo from Ryan Seacrest Productions, where he was Vice President of Development.

44 Blue Productions has promoted Sarah Poage to Senior Vice President. Poage had been Vice President of Production.

Universal Cable Productions has named Dawn Parouse Olmstead its Executive Vice President, Development; Richard Rothstein will Head Current Programming. Prior to joining UCP, Olmstead was one of three people who launched Original Television. At UCP, Rothstein has managed shows including Suits and Psych.

Cablevision Systems Corporation appointed Robert Comstock Executive Vice President, Operations. Previously, Comstock had been a Senior Vice President/General Manager at Direct Energy.

Audrey Chon was named Vice President, Scripted Television at Shine America. Chon had overseen production and development for Good Universe.

INSP announced the return of Mike Salmen, as Director of Information Technology. Salmen had been with INSP from 2004-2011, leaving to become Operations Manager for Graphic Outfitters.

BBH hired Gerard Caputo to serve as Group Creative Officer. Caputo has served as Creative Director at BBDO and DDB. Laura Fegley was upped from Creative Director to Group Creative Director.

CBS Corporation upped Josie Thomas to Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer. Thomas had been Senior Vice President an Chief Diversity Officer.

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