12/15/15: Cynopsis Jobs



Strategic person w/strong quant & analytical skills, ind knwlg, prgrmtic exp. Resp for max ad rev &d yield across full Portfolio of Brands. Min 5-7 yrs relevant exp.

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Good morning. It’s Tuesday, December 15, 2015, and this is your weekly issue of Cynopsis: Jobs!

Because today’s young workforce thinks differently about their careers, turnover is a major headache for hiring managers.  How do you hold onto the best? 
“The number one thing high performers tell us when they leave an organization,” said Bruce Tulgan, founder, Rainmaker Thinking, at last week’s Cynopsis webinar, How to Retain the Next Generation of Employees, “is that they spent a lot of time cleaning up the messes of low performers, that low performance was tolerated, and that there wasn’t sufficient differentiation.”
Twice a year, Music Choice does informal check-ins with employees to let them know what’s working and what’s not – and that’s just part of extensive feedback. “No one in these hallways will ever wonder whether or not they’re doing a good job,” said Nolan Baynes, senior director of marketing.  “We’ve learned they are looking for supervisors who are strong, who communicate clearly…. I’m not going to be Daddy, I’m not going to be Mommy, but maybe I’ll be Cool Uncle, who will tell you exactly how it is.”
“From time to time, involve them in your senior level meetings,” advised Grant Stuart, vice president, creative content solutions at Viacom Velocity. “They can see the pressures your under, and they can hear directly from the company leaders’ perspectives. If you’re giving a presentation, have them run your Power Point.”
For more actionable insights on finding and retaining Millennial employees (plus what to do when you see last night’s party pics on Facebook the morning an employee calls in “sick”!), click here.


JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, AD SALES MARKETING/Travel Channel/NYC: Seeking strong communicator to support development and activation of client-specific marketing solutions and maintain communication tools.  www.scrippsnetworks.com #5161 (12/20)

JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC COORD/Tennis Channel/NYC: Proactive ind who takes initiative can work both independently & part of team seamlessly. Analytical & critical thinking skills. Strong knwlg log editing, formatting & copy req’d. 1-2 yrs log editing, exp w/copy pref’d. Res HERE (12/17) 

JOB OPENING: ACCT EXEC/ABC Full Circle/SFO & NYC: (2 needed) ABC Full Circle the business dvlpmnt team of NTVS needs a passionate, career-minded, self-motivated sales professional for team. Min 5 yrs business dvlpmnt exp brdcst & dig platforms. Apply HERE (12/17)

JOB OPENING: SR ANALYST/ESPN/Miami: Deliver creative rsrch initiatives. Promote ESPN properties from a qualitative/quantitative rsrch perspective & support dir of rsrch in cross platform projects Min 3 yrs prof exp w/prior agency, ntwrk or media. Full info/apply HERE (12/17)

JOB OPENING: MGR, DIGITAL PLANNING/NBCU/NYC: Mgr, Digital Sales Planning for the News Group. Lead team of Planners & processes to drive revenue. 4+ years exp. in digital planning. Apply: Full info/apply HERE (12/17)

JOB OPENING: NAT’L SALES PLANNER/Pop/LA: Support Ad Sales team w/proposals, allocating & stewarding of accounts. Work closely w/AE’s, Traffic, Mktg and MGT on all aspects of biz. Must have TV exp. Agency a plus. Media Math, Excellent Comm & MS Office.Email resume HERE (12/17)

JOB OPENING: SPORTS PROGRAMMING ANALYST/NCC MEDIA/NYC: Collect and maintain sked info; analyze Nielsen audiences; support marketing efforts. Strong knowledge of Sports. Exceptional problem solving skills and adv’d experience with Microsoft Office. Resumes HERE (12/17) 

JOB OPENING: SALES ASSOC, DEMAND/WO PROGRAMMATIC: Candidate to connect w/high quality leads. 1+ yrs exp selling ad solutions or software to Advertisers, Agencies or DSP’s. BA/BS req’d or equivalent exp w/in advrtsng tech ind. NY, SF, LA, Chic, ATL. Full info/apply HERE (12/16)

JOB OPENING: ENGINEERING COORD/NBCU/East Coast: Min 3 yrs; exp in a professional office environment. Ability to partner with management to support the engineering team with administrative operations at WCAU. Full info/apply HERE (12/16)

JOB OPENING: MGR, OPERATIONS/SPIKE/NYC: Rundown/traffic creation. BA deg w/at least 3 – 5 yrs relevant exp & 3+ yrs managing a server and working in Dig Asset Mngmnt on a daily basis. Exp owning onboarding process for a server &/or Dig Asset Mngmnt system. Full info/apply HERE (12/16)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PROGRAMMING/EDITORIAL/MTV/NYC: Driven, focused & versatile candidate to transform our college brand, mtvU, into a new multi-platform college editorial network. 5-7 yrs exp in Digital Media. BA in Journalism or media comm. Resume HERE (12/15)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, LOCAL SALES/WFAA/DFW: Create/execute WFAA sales strategy to meet revenue goals across all station platforms. 3 yrs exp. Mng staff local mgrs., integrated acct execs, acct mgrs. & and sales assistants. Apply HERE (12/12)

JOB OPENING: DIR, CROSS-PLATFORM VIDEO YIELD & STRATEGY/Viacom/NYC: Strategic person w/strong quant & analytical skills, ind knwlg, prgrmtic exp. Resp for max ad rev &d yield across full Portfolio of Brands. Min 5-7 yrs relevant exp. Full info/apply HERE (12/12)

JOB OPENING: DIR, AD SALES/Edge Media/NYC: 2 Positions; Multi-platform ad sales for natl sports/entertainment properties. Seek 1 Natl & 1 DR sales pro; 3+ yrs natl tv or digital exp req; excel comm skills; self-sufficient; self-motivated sellers; resumes to [email protected] (12/12)

JOB OPENING: CONTENT MANAGER/CNBC PRIME/Englewood Cliffs NJ: The content manager will oversee development of content and media for CNBC Prime’s entertainment website, cnbcprime.com. Full info/apply HERE (12/12)

JOB OPENING: WEB PRODUCER/CNBC/PRIME/Englewood Cliffs NJ: The web producer is responsible for maintaining, coordinating and updating content for CNBC Prime’s entertainment website. This includes managing numerous digital initiatives. Full info/apply HERE (12/12)

JOB OPENING: SR RESEARCH ANALYST/Latitude/Bos: Design/execute creative, custom, qual & quant studies for media & tech clients. 2+ yrs media rsrch/consumer insights exp & BA deg. Strong knwlg media ind, mainly TV ntwrks & sponsorship/advrtsng. Full info/apply HERE (12/12)

JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC COOR/LA/TEMP: Maintain daily operation of the traffic operation for PIVOT. Resolve discrepancies, quality control/inventory, check logs and coordinate Ad Sales. Traffic and/or On Air EXP preferred. Email resume to [email protected] (12/11)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, TALENT DVLPMNT/VH1/NYC FREELANCE: Booking comedic talent. Casting & Dvlpmnt for series, events, specials & tentpoles. Strong connections & relationships within comedy circles a must & able to successfully scout est’d & up & coming comedians. Resume HERE (12/11)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR ASSOCIATE/FINSBURY/NYC: Finsbury, a WPP Company, is hiring PR/Communications professionals at the Senior Associate and VP levels. Seeking those with corporate, sports, media and brand marketing experience. To send your resume, or for more information, email: [email protected] (12/10)

JOB OPENING: EXECUTIVE ASST/Meredith Viera Show/NYC: To support EP. Liaison between Supervising Producers & prod staff regarding meetings, updates & staffing. 2 yrs professional admin exp req’d. BA deg or equiv work exp. Coord Travel and arrange calendar. Full info/apply HERE (12/10)

JOB OPENING: DIR, MUSIC & PUBLISHING/NATGEO/DC: Draft & negotiate print/digital publishing & music transactions, incl author agmts, life rights, sync, master use, composer, soundtrack & music library. JD & music legal exp req. Full info/apply HERE (12/9)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, INTEGRATED MKTG/TV ONE/NYC: Assist team in dvlpng mktble custom sales opps thru brainstorming & liaising w/prgmng/prod teams to create TV & cross-platform prgrms. 1-2 yrs exp @agency, media co or sales/mktg. Full info/apply HERE (12/9)

JOB OPENING: VIDEOGRAPHER/EDITOR/MINER&CO STUDIO/NYC: Shoot & edit video of audience insights research. Clients Incl the Most Recognizable Networks in TV & Leading Brands. Experience shooting/editing focus groups and in-home mini-documentaries. Apply HERE (12/9)

JOB OPENING: SR PR SPECIALIST/Neulion/NYC: Help execute corp media relations strategy to drive key co messages to business, sports & ent ind publications & influencers. 5 yrs direct exp mng PR activities in tech &/or ent env. A mix of agency & in-house exp pref’d. Full info/apply HERE (12/9) 

JOB OPENING: VP, MKTG & PARTNERSHIPS/NeuLion College/NYC: Serve as SR level contact in charge of building relationships w/in college mktplace. Oversee daily bus. ops of NeuLion College partners incl partner relations & mktg teams.Mng team of 10. Resume HERE (12/9) 

JOB OPENING: SR. MOBILE PRODUCT MGR/FOX Sports Digital/LA-Playa: Lead Dev+Mgt of Mobile apps, concept-launch for iOS, Android, WIN. Customer-focused analysis; mng entire lifecycle. 3-5 yrs exp consumer-facing mobile app dev, wire-framing. Knwlg of competitive mobile. Apply HERE (12/9)

JOB OPENING: SR MGR PROGRAM SCHEDULING & ACQUISITIONS/CMT/Nashville: Resp for implementing scheduling strategy across the linear platform. 3-5yrs professional exp in media or related field; pref in TV. Priorprgrm schedulingexp w/a cable channel or network a must. Full info/apply HERE (12/9)

JOB OPENING: MULTIPLATFORM PRODUCER/COMEDY CENTRAL/LA: Lead efforts to conceptualize/produce multiplatform content for all digital & social platforms. 5+ yrs multiplatform content prod exp @ major commercial media, ent or creative brand or interactive agency. Full info/apply HERE (12/9)

JOB OPENING: SR ANALYST, CONSUMER INSIGHTS/Nickelodeon/NYC: Facilitate & help mng consumer rsch projects, both qualitative/quantitative. 2-3 yrs+ qualitative/quantitative consumer & mkt rsrch exp @rsch supplier/ad agency or trends/innovation agency. & BA Deg. Fully info/apply HERE (12/9)

JOB OPENING: CREATIVE PRODUCER/NYC: Execute short-form creative that aligns w/brand vision, pitch and produce on-air quality work under quick turnaround. Min 5 yrs exp at agency, media org, non-profit, or political campaign pref’d. Full info/apply HERE (12/8)

JOB OPENING: MGR, SHORT FORM PROGRAMMING STRATEGY/Comedy Central/NYC: Exp’d content expert to mng short-form prgrmng across all platforms. 3-6 yrs exp TV prgrmng, pref w/focus on short-form content esp w/Snapchat app. Full info/apply HERE (12/8)

JOB OPENING: SR RESEARCH ANALYST/TV ONE/Silver Spring MD or NY: Asst Sr Rsch Dir w/interpreting media rsrch results & communicating results. Strong knwlg Nielsen software prods & 3rd party software systems. BS deg & 2+ yrs rsrch exp @ media co/agency. Full info/apply HERE (12/8)

JOB OPENING: SALES & MKTG MGR-DISTRIBUTION/DISCOVERY/LA: Enthusiastic innovator to manage client relationships, pitch/implement strategic mtkg initiatives & support sales efforts for distribution+ partner mktg strategy across Discovery’s portfolio of ntwks.. 4+ yrs exp req’d. Apply (12/8)


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iOS Engineer
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Manage a team of analysts that consistently deliver valuable data-driven insights through the discovery of patterns and trends.
Senior Director of Analytics
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Expected to think holistically and encourage your teams and fellow designers to think beyond what they’re building.
Senior Product Designer
Brooklyn NY

Coding and unit testing of new and existing software and web applications based on business and technical requirements.
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Understanding the code base thoroughly in breadth and depth, as well as managing code repositories and development infrastructure.
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Create content across communication platforms and lead day-to-day public relations activities.
Senior Public Relations Specialist
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Contribute to all parts of the software development and deployment lifecycle, including design, development, documentation, testing and operations.
Senior Software Development
Seattle WA

Help to develop strong software engineers through your mentorship and leadership.
Senior Software Development Engineer
Seattle WA

Designing new product interfaces and user experiences for phones, tablets, desktop, game consoles, and connected TV devices.
Senior UI/UX DesignerWeb, Mobile, & OTT Platforms
Englewood CA

Work closely with our client platform team to define and evolve the underlying services that support Starz iOS & tvOS apps.
Software Developer iOS/tvOS
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Set guidelines and standards for materials and articulation used on all product. Responsible for all product function and quality.
Director, Production (Creative Services)
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Create and maintain product line lists for key licensees and project status reports for DCE departmental projects.
Manager, Creative Services
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Director, Software Development
Marvel Studios
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Consistently meet with key brand and agency decision makers to develop, maintain and strengthen Marvel relationships and sales opportunities.
Account Executive  Digital
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Embrace emerging standards while promoting best practices in order to push the limits of what a browser can do.
UX Engineer, Front End
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Design and develop reusable code to enable the best video playback experience in the world.
Technical Lead/Manager, YouTube Client Infrastructure, Player
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Hilary Smith has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications at NBCUniversal. Smith was previously Senior Vice President of Communications for USA Network.

Lisa Leingang has joined the First Look Media team as Senior Vice President, Scripted Programming. She last served as a network executive for Bravo comedy Odd Mom Out, overseeing development and production.

Skylar Isdale has been named Communications Coordinator at Sportsman Channel. She joins the net from her previous position in the communications department for Lt. Governor of Texas Dan Patrick.

Richard Thompson has been upped to Executive Director, Operations, Planning and Strategy for Lincoln Square Productions. Thompson has spent the last four years as the company’s Director of Finance. In addition, Linda Berman join ABC News and Lincoln Square Productions as Director, Scripted Content. Berman has been a key team member at LSP for the last two years, working as an executive producer on ABC’s upcoming Madoff mini-series.

Courtney White, a senior programming executive for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Programming, Travel Channel.

Bravo Media has upped Rachel Smith to Senior Vice President, Current Production. She joined the net in 2013 as Vice President, Current Production.

A+E Networks has appointed Akhila Khanna as Director, International Digital Media and Business Development. Khanna joined A+E in 2009 as Digital Media Coordinator in New York and was transferred to the London office in 2010.

Brent Mitchell has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Consumer Marketing for E! and Esquire Network. He had been Vice President, Marketing, Advertising and Digital/Social for both nets.

Renu Thomas, formerly Senior Vice President, Technology and Operations, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Media Operations, Engineering and IT, Disney-ABC Television Group.

Kevin Edds was named Vice President/Creative Director, Marketing for Poker Central. Previously, Edds was Creative Director at marketing agency Daedalus Creative.

Innocean USA appointed Sanjay Rana as Vice President, Digital Strategy. Previously, Rana was Associate Partner, Strategic Planning at Rosetta.

Global marketing agency KBS announced the promotions of President of KBS Toronto, Nick Dean, to National CEO, Canada, and KBS Toronto Chief Creative Officer, Matt Hassell, to National CCO. Current Canada CEO, Steve McCall, will be elevated to International Head of Client Service.

Shareese Thompson has been appointed Communications Supervisor for the Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks. Most recently, Thompson was the production supervisor for Sportsman Channel.

Vicki Lins is the new CTAM president/CEO, following John Lansing’s departure in September. Her two most recent positions were as EVP/CMO for United Way Worldwide and Clear Channel Outdoor, where she directed strategic transformations to reposition the brands and businesses. Prior to Clear Channel, Lins spent 15 years at Comcast and Canoe Ventures.

Discovery Communications’ in-house Discovery Studios named Sandy Varo Jarrell to the newly created role of SVP of Creative. Varo Jarrell previously served as SVP of production and development for TLC.

Over at TLC, Howard Lee, EVP of development & production, East Coast, will expand his role to oversee TLC’s entire production and development programming slate originating from the LA, NY and Silver Spring, MD, offices as the No. 2 creative executive under Nancy Daniels.  In addition, Lee will continue his role as GM of Discovery Life Channel.

Skarpi Hedinsson has been promoted to chief technology officer for Disney/ABC Television Group. Most recently, Hedinsson served as SVP, technology & platform, digital media.

FremantleMedia International appointed Caroline Kusser as SVP, sales and distribution of its U.S arm. The newly created position will be based in LA. Kusser most recently was head of Carokusser, a TV content distribution service whose clients included ZDF Enterprises.

Kids on-demand destination Toon Goggles hired Lee Adams as chief creative officer. Adams most recently developed and orchestrated campaigns for SeaWorld.

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