Sunday, February 19th, 2012



Responsible for day-2-day mgmt of all digital plng; RFP and proactive subs incl media plns, spec req’s, scrnshot decks & client proposals (outline prog concepts)

Resume: [email protected].

Cynopsis: Classified Advantage

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, February 19, 2013, and this is your weekly issue of Cynopsis: Classified Advantage!

The Hyphen

The hyphen is a part of grammar that most people like to avoid because of their uncertainly on how to use it properly. Hopefully, this will help in writing your resumes and cover letters.

Hyphens are mostly used to connect ordinarily separate words into single words or separate single words into parts.

Use a hyphen “when two or more adjectives before a noun that act as one idea are connected with a hyphen.”

This is a low-budget apartment building.

He may have a devil-may care attitude, yet he still makes great decisions with his clear-headed thinking.

Use a hyphen when words are linked by usage to express one idea.

Top-notch, mother-in-law, and X-ray.

Use hyphens with fractions or numbers with two words.

One-third, twenty two.

An hyphenate most words that start with ex-, all-, self- and some words prefixed by cross-.

Self-evident, ex-boyfriend, cross-reference.

Compound verbs are either hyphenated or appear as one word.

Because of the cathedral ceilings, this house will be costly to air-condition.

And use hyphen for clarity, re-cover from recover, re-creation from recreation.

Do not use a hyphen after and adverb ending in “ly”, when compounding a comparative or superlative adjective, or chemical compounds. Or when using a letter or number as a second element. And with few exceptions never with words prefixed with anti, bi, co, counter, dis, hyper, in, inter, non, un, pre, post, semi, mega, micro, over and under.

Remember to use a comma, not a hyphen, between two adjectives when you could have used and between them.

Unfortunately, with most rules of grammar, there are many exceptions, when in doubt, look it up in the dictionary.

We are always on the look out for more Experts to advise our readers – if you’re a headhunter, job coach, career advisor, etc., and may be interested in contributing to this edition from time to time, please contact me at [email protected].


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Career Development… It’s your responsibility too!
Mary Olson-Menzel

In this economy, you need to do whatever you can to stay competitive and relevant. There are thousands of people out there looking for work, what sets you apart from them?

What are you doing to build your own brand? Whether you are happy in your current position or looking for a new one, you must focus on what it is that makes you unique.

Of course, you work hard, you are good at what you do (I hope!) and you put in long hours. Most of us do. Aside from your 40 + hour work week, are you doing anything to develop yourself?

Development can be internal training or external training.  You don’t have to wait for your company to make the suggestion. Take the initiative yourself and ask your manager what you can do to grow in your role, or to help prepare for the next role.

Companies these days are doing so much more with so much less. Employers and employees are finding less time to devote to things like training and development. There are so many reasons that you should not take your eye off the ball of your own development! Whether you are an employer or employee  when employees feel like their company is investing in their development and their future, they are more productive and more satisfied in their jobs. It’s worth the extra effort! If, for whatever reason, your employer is not focused on this for you – MAKE the time for your own development! It will pay off.

There are so many options.  Most companies have an internal training group within their Human Resources Department where you can sign up for onsite or even online training. There are also many options for professional seminars, two day training programs and certification programs that you can attend during the week, at night or on the weekends. Don’t forget your own local or community colleges. There are a lot of adult education classes to choose from and many times if you ask, your company will help with the fees. If there is no time or money for classes, make an effort to learn from those around you. Take the time to understand what’s going on in other departments, divisions and branches of your own organization. Ask about a Mentor, someone who you can have coffee or lunch with periodically to get advice and coaching.

The bottom line is, you need to do whatever you can to stay relevant and to make sure you are ready for the next step in your career. You can’t rely on others to do that for you, the motivation has to come from within  and then hopefully your company will support your efforts. Once again, even if the company does not have the resources to support your efforts, take the initiative and take charge of your own development and your own career. You will not regret it.

Mary Olson-Menzel,Managing Partner- MVP Executive Search and Consultants, specializing in Executive Search, Coaching, Strategy and Executive Outplacement [email protected]. Mary has 20+ years of experience working in corporate America and executive search consulting. She specializes in senior level recruitment across digital, print, broadcast and cable media and runs MVP’s global NY office.

Questions from our Readers
Answered by
Mary Olson-Menzel

If a co-worker should ask, should I tell them my salary and if not, how do I politely decline?

You can politely say that you would prefer to keep your compensation private. It is actually inappropriate for someone who is your peer to ask what you make. It’s none of their business and I’d wonder about their motives for asking. Telling a co-worker what you make only opens the door for problems. I would ask them not to take it personally but explain that what you earn is a personal matter and that you don’t feel comfortable discussing that with them or anyone else.

Any suggestions on being pregnant and having a full time job? My first time for both and I’m a little nervous about it all.

Make sure you have a good support system both at home and at work. You are going to be tired and potentially nauseous, so make sure you have everything on hand at the office to help you make it through the day. Crackers, various healthy snacks, try to drink a lot of water and make sure you are getting enough rest at night. When you go public with your pregnancy, most people will be very supportive and understand your frequent trips to the bathroom and yawns during meetings. Make sure you continue doing your job well and with the same work ethic as before the pregnancy, but also make sure you are taking care of yourself. If you would like more information please feel free to email me at [email protected]

Mary has 20+ years of experience working in corporate America and executive search consulting. She is Managing Partner- MVP Executive Search and Consultants, specializing in Executive Search, Coaching, Strategy and Executive Outplacement and can be reached at [email protected].


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JOB OPENING: AVID EDITOR/Comcast SportsNet Philly: Philly 3+ yrs editing exp.; after effects required, cinema 4D a plus; avid or final cut exp required; search for #8828, (2/21)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL MEDIA PLAN’R/NYC or LA: Responsible for day-2-day mgmt of all digital plng; RFP and proactive subs incl media plns, spec req’s, scrnshot decks & client proposals (outline prog concepts) Resume: [email protected] (2/21)

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JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR STATION SALES/Warner Bros/LA or NYC: Must currently sell syndicated TV shows for studio OR commercial time for TV station/rep firm. Min 7 years TV sales exp. 50% travel required. (2/20)

JOB OPENING: DIR, PARTNERSHIP MKTG/THE WEATHER CHANNEL/ATL: 7+ yrs mktg exp w/in cable industry or non-profit. Dev/exec strategic campaigns, relationship & proj mgmt, int/ext sales & mktg support. Apply: (2/20)

JOB OPENING: SALES ASSISTANT-DIRECT RESPONSE/New York City: Provide sales support to the Direct Response sales team for Crown Media Family Networks. More info & apply: (2/16)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING/NY: Min 10yrs TV Ntwk exp. Resp for planning/scheduling content for channel. Traffic software exp. req. Sports background a +. Send res/cov ltr Att Rosanne to [email protected] (2/16)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT/CMT/NYC: 2-4 yrs exp. in TV Production, Development, or Casting; BA TV Production or equiv. req. EOE/M/F/D/AAP apply (2/16)

JOB OPENING: VP, PROGRAM SCHEDULING/CMT/Nashville: 10+ yrs exp. in TV prog/sched; Min 2 yrs @ Sr. Dir level and above; Min 5 yrs exp managing a team. Prog research bckgd desired. B.A req. EOE/M/F/D/AAP apply (2/16)

JOB OPENING: STAFF ACCOUNTANT/NBC Sports Regional Networks Stamford, CT: 2-7 yrs exp corporate accounting; search, #8516 (2/16)

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JOB OPENING: ACCOUNTS PAYABLE ADMIN/CSS Norcross/GA: 2+ yrs accounting exp, 5+ yrs preferred; search, #8533 (2/16)
JOB OPENING: DIR PROG & SCHEUDLING/Nat Geo Channel/DC: 3-5 Mgmt exp in TV sched, exp in analysis and research of Nielsen ratings, exp with MS Office is req, Degree req. Apply: (2/16)

JOB OPENING: MGR COMMUNICATIONS/NBCUniversal/NYC: Generate publicity for Bravo programming. 3-5yrs comm exp pitchng, bookng & coverng media intvs. Exp workng w/talent. Reality exp strongly preferd. (8500BR) (2/15)

JOB OPENING: SEEKING WRITER/PRODUCER/EDITOR for MSG On Air Promo department/NYC: Seeking creative, stylized Preditor with 5+ years promo experience for sports related spots. Send links and resumes to [email protected] (2/15)

JOB OPENING: RSCH COORD/WTNH/WCTX/WTNH/New Haven CT: Have analytical drive & interpret data for Sales Dept & enhance mkt posture for all media properties. BA deg or equivalent work exp req’d. Resume: [email protected] (2/15)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL ACCT EXECUTIVE/A+E Networks/NY: Sell A+E Networks suite of multi-platform advertising opportunities within assigned territory to agencies/clients. Full Info/Apply: (2/15)

JOB OPENING: DIR, SOCIAL MEDIA/EPIX/NY: Dev & execute marketing & digital ad campaigns. Create engaging user-directed exp. Trk digital media. 4-6 yrs exp in digital marktg & content industry. Apply at EOE (2/15)

JOB OPENING: EDITOR/EPIX/NY: Prog edit content & all add’l digital platforms; Oversee movie pages creation; Web & Platform QC; Directs Web Dsgnr in Banner and Movie Poster/Image creation 4-6 yrs exp. EOE (2/15)

JOB OPENING: COORD, RESEARCH (LA) WME: Assist Research Dept. with projects, TV/MP tracking, report dist. and work flow. Fast paced, MS Office required. Prefer exp. with Nielsen. BA deg, 1+yr exp. CV to: [email protected] (2/15)

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JOB OPENING: MOBILE PRODUCT MGR/NYC: Asst in leading dvlpmnt of branded products for mobile phones/tablets & new platforms for Ent Group properties.3 yrs exp Dig Media space. 2 yrs exp dvlping products for mobile devices. Apply: here (2/14)

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JOB OPENING:  VP CURRENT PROGRAMMING/GSN/Santa Monica: 5-7 yrs prod, post & delivery exp; strong studio game, game-show format & docusoap exp. Strong freelance staffing & vendor contacts. Send res & CL to [email protected] (2/14)

JOB OPENING: PRICING & INVENTORY ANALYST/THE WEATHER CHANNEL/NYC: Provide wkly pricing & inventory reports/updates. Asst in maximizing inventory. BA Deg, sales plan’g, media math Excel/PP. Apply only to: [email protected] Full job info here. (2/13)

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JOB OPENING: DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/CSN Bay Area/San Fran: 1-3 yrs digital sales exp pref; DART, DFP, DSM exp a plus; media sales pref; req #8337, (2/13)

JOB OPENING: DIR, ON-AIR STRATEGY/Food Network/NY: Est. strat, drv media plns/initiatives across all priorities (digital, TV, new biz…). 8+ yrs strat exp within an agency or ent media needed. Apply: [email protected] (2/13)

JOB OPENING: MGR MEDIA RESEARCH/NASCAR/CLT: Sports viewership, TV ad/exposure analysis and comms. Industry decision support/reporting. Team environment. BS w/min 4yrs Nielsen software Exp.  EOE (2/13)

JOB OPENING: MGR AD SALES MKTG/NBCUNIVERSAL/NYC: 4 mons consultant role at USA Network. Dev/exec revenue generating, multplatfrm mktg for advertisers. 5+ yrs TV/agency/promo firm exp. Apply: [email protected] (2/12)

JOB OPENING: SALES RESEARCH CONSULTANT/NBCUNIVERSAL/NYC: 6 month role with Ad Sales Research at USA. 1-3 yrs. exp. using Nielsen, MRI/Simmons. CV: [email protected] (2/12)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL RESEARCH CONSULTANT/NBCUNIVERSAL/NYC: 6 month role supporting USA Digital Research team. 1-3 yrs. exp. Omniture reporting req’d; comScore, Nielsen a plus. CV: [email protected] (2/12)

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create positive and impactful user experiences including thoughtful navigation and user interface that is logical, transparent and effective
Sr. Designer  7354
Discovery Channel

manage the global GRC Platform design, deployment and configuration to support various risk and compliance programs
GRC Platform Manager  3518766
Sony Corporation

define and optimize product marketing roadmap for Nickelodeon’s mobile and premium gaming products
Sr. Manager, Acquisition Marketing  4976

work with the Vice President of Partner Marketing and key internal executives in the development, sell-in, and negotiation of integrated marketing plans that supports channel priorities, maximizes human resources and helps meet revenue and distribution goals
Director, Partner Marketing  5262

responsible for coding the execution of complex designs and interactions that reflect the creative andart direction provided within the established technical framework
Senior Presentation Layer Developer 2013-2650

partner with key divisional leaders to strategize, develop and grow business units; influence senior leaders to shape business outcome
Human Resources Manager

implements, supports and maintains company Human Resources Information Systems
Specialist – HRIS  7317
Discovery Channel
Silver Spring MD

responsible for the accurate and timely reporting and analysis of revenues and expenses for Turner Sports’ NCAA Multimedia
Sr Financial Analyst,
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA

strategically lead the media planning of all off channel marketing (paid and unpaid) across the Turner portfolio of networks
VP, Strategic Media Planning
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA

create measurement plans, recommend data collection methods spanning all touch points of the digital engagement, performing or evaluating statistical analysis to glean quantitative insights, and report results back in an actionable manner
Analytics Manager
Detroit MI

estimating, scheduling, budgeting and negotiating on a superior level
Executive Technical Producer  LEO000853
Leo Burnett
Chicago IL

provide detailed, thoughtful and timely marketplace assessments
Director, Platform Management – Brand Builder
Chicago IL

collaborates with the senior management team on the development and execution of the corporate strategy, developing and implementing short-term and long-range goals and objectives
Senior Director, Resource Management  2013-7274
Chicago IL

create information framework which is easy to access and understand for many Sony stakeholder
Sr. Mgr., Global Web Analytics & Insights  3522553
Sony Corporation
San Francisco CA

providing creative strategies, solutions and ideas to maintain the company’s competitive edge relating to our talent
Director, HR
San Francisco CA

responsible for designing, directing, and/or executing interactive advertising and marketing communications
Senior Art Director
San Francisco CA

oversee the national and international facilities/experience team
Manager, Experience and Facilities
Los Angeles CA

create high quality, compelling marketing materials including print ads, landing pages, web banners, emails, social media pages and TV commercials while keeping with Hulu brand standards
Marketing Designer
Los Angeles CA

responsible for planning and conducting audits of internal controls
covering a broad range of the Company’s operations
Consultant, Financial Operations
Universal City CA

a strategic leader for The Walt Disney Studios across multiple diverse and creative businesses
Director, HR Business Partner  44965BR
Walt Disney Corporation
Burbank CA

complete month-end and quarter-end close responsibilities
Senior Financial Analyst – Financial Instruments  92709BR
Walt Disney Corporation
Burbank CA

working directly with dev teams on the day to day development and production of WBIE product
Senior Producer  132480BR
Warner Brothers
Burbank, CA

strategic partner with Sr. Executive Management of DC Entertainment to identify IT solutions that enable the strategic business plan
Director, Client Relationship Management  133650BR
Warner Brothers
Burbank, CA

structure, negotiate and draft license agreements for Miramax film and television content licensed to television and digital platforms in the United States and internationally
Senior Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs
Santa Monica CA

negotiate and implement all collective bargaining agreements, including: DGA, SAG-AFTRA, WGA, IATSE, Teamsters and all other crew agreements in US and oversees
V.P., Labor Relations  5247
Santa Monica CA

managing a dedicated staff of managers, investigators, analysts and administrative assistants
Deputy Director, Content Protection Internet
Motion Picture Association of America
Sherman Oaks, CA

handle day-to-day activities related to accounting and control, planning, and optimization of a number of marketing budgets
Sr. Financial Analyst – Marketing
Los Gatos CA

create competitive advantage for Netflix by delivering insights that help define global strategy and facilitate speed and accuracy of decision-making
Sr. Manager, Consumer Insights – Product
Los Gatos CA


Island Def Jam Music Group (IDMMG) continues to broaden its A&R creative business by naming David Massey as President, Island Records.  Massey will report to Barry Weiss, Chairman/CEO of the East Coast Label Group in addition to working closely with Steve Bartels, President/COO, IDJMG.

Ray Milius advances to EVP/Programming and IT Operations at Starz where he and his team head broadcast operations, post-production, engineering, transmission, media encoding, information technologies and the STARZ, ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX ON DEMAND and PLAY services.  Based in at company headquarters in Englewood, CO, Milius joined Starz in 1996. 

12 Yard Productions, an independent studio owned by ITV Studios named Paul McGettigan as Executive Producer/Comedy Entertainment.  Paul will have responsibility over new entertainment shows that are in development.

Several additions were announced in NBCUniversal’s ad sales organization.  Joining the company from Univision Communications is Laura Molen as EVP/Cable Advertising Sales to manage sales efforts for USA, Syfy, E!, G4, Chiller, Cloo and WWE, reporting directly to Linda Yaccarino, President/SalesPeter Lazarus is also joining NBCUniversal from USA Today as SVP/Cable Ad Sales over USA, Syfy, Cloo, Chiller and WWE and he reports to Molen.  Lou Koskovolis was appointed as SVP/Sales and Sales Marketing for NBC Sports Groups’ Golf Media in charge of all sales and sponsorship efforts involving the group’s golf properties including Golf Channel, Golf Channel on NBC and other digital platforms and events.  Koskovolis reports to Seth Winter, EVP, NBC Sports Group Sales & Sales Marketing.  Finally, Katie Larkin was added as SVP/Ad Sales Strategy where she reports directly to Trish Frohman, EVP/Ad Sales Strategy. Larkin joins from Turner Entertainment Networks (TBS, TNT, TRU) where she was SVP/Ad Sales Research & Strategy.

St. Paul-based Cordillera Communications hired Greg McAlister as President/GM of KRIS Communications in Corpus Christi, TX, starting March 11, 2013.  McAlister will head four Cordillera-owned stations  KRIS (NBC), KAJA (Telemundo), KDF (Independent) and The CW South Texas.  He will also oversee Cordillera’s shared services agreement with SagamoreHill Broadcasting LLC, owner of KZTV (CBS).

Effective immediately, BBC America elevated Matt Stein to SVP/Marketing, Promotion and Creative Services. In his new position, Stein will continue to manage all marketing, advertising and promotion efforts for the network and will also be the primary contact for brand relations with the UK. 

Multiplatform media company Veria Living named Joseph Cho as its first VP/Digital.  He will be based at company headquarters in New York reporting to General Manager Paul Cestari.

Diana Terry was named VP/Corporate Marketing at Univision Communications Inc. where she will head the development and management of Univision’s brand identity.  She most recently served as Director/Corporate Marketing at Univision.

Participant Media appointed Holly Hines as SVP/Scripted Programming for the company’s yet-to-be-named cable television network for millennials that launches this summer.  Hines will head all scripted development and production

Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness named Kathy Delaney as CCO, where she will continue to work on new campaigns and platforms.  She will also take on the title of Global Chief Creative Officer of the Saatchi & Saatchi Health network. 

Executive recruitment company Cheyenne Group tapped Bill Cella as a Senior Partner with the firm. He will help run the New York office as well as the new London branch, which opens later this year.

Later — John
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Tuesday March 28, 2023 Today’s Premieres BET: Carl Weber’s The Family Business at 9p; All the Queen’s Men at 10p BritBox: Staged HGTV: Renovation 911 at 9p ID: Murder in My House at 9p; Murder & Basketball at 10p Today’s Finale FX: Under the Banner of Heaven at 10p IN THE NEWS Disney will start […]

03/27/23: Cynopsis Media Tech Update

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03/27/23: “You” renewed for fifth and final season

"You" renewed for fifth and final season

  A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM SCRIPPS NETWORKS LEADERS IN STREAMING ION, Court TV, ION Mystery, Scripps News, Bounce XL, Grit Xtra, and ION Plus Scripps Networks’ Connected TV Brands are distributed on every major platform: Amazon Freevee, Pluto TV, Roku, Samsung TV Plus, Tubi, Vizio WatchFree, and more! ION is one of the most viewed […]