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Good morning. It’s Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 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. Today, meet Bob Scanlon, General Manager of Velocity.

What was your first leadership position and what were the challenges?
At ESPN in 1980, I was promoted to a position where I coordinated live programming. There was a lot of on-air editorial responsibility – ESPN was really trailblazing in live television then, and I had to make decisions about what the audience wanted to see, and where they wanted to go next? Do you go to highlights, go live after the game, go to the next game? It was like being an air traffic controller  incoming programs, outgoing programs, when to run commercials.

What do you know now about being a leader that you didn’t know early in your career?
That a truly effective manager is one who allows people to not only make mistakes but allows them to take on as much as they want regardless of the job they’re in. They should see a future in the company. Even if you have really talented people you’re not going to keep them unless you’re developing productive people for the company, as opposed to for your own department. Turnover may be higher, but you’re developing people to make them effective employees, not just staff.

What do you look for in candidates during the interview process?
Someone who can articulate a clear career aspiration. What will get you out of bed in the morning not to go to work, but to go to your dream job? I admire people who have thought that through before coming in.

What would turn you off in a job applicant?
A person’s inability to write, or proper use of language. I think it indicates a certain level of laziness if you don’t take the time to write something and re-read it and make sure it’s spelled correctly. And a yellow flag is the way people dress. I once had someone come in parachute pants and Birkenstock sandals and I thought, “This might not be the right place for you!”


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JOB OPENING: LONGFORM DEV COORDINATOR/NY-Weather Channel: Assist w/dev and program’g tasks; includ admin supp’t. Strong writing, computer, organiz’l skills. Knwldg pop culture, TV trends. 1-2 yrs exp studio/TV pref’d. Resume: [email protected] (8/31)

JOB OPENING: INTEGRATIONS PRODUCER/LA: Mid Oct – Feb. Responsibilities incl: developing and securing trade-outs with local and regional retailers for home renovation TV series Credits a must. Resume: [email protected] (8/31)

JOB OPENING: DIR BIZ DEV/Captivate Network LA or SF: Min 3 yrs media sales in SCA or NCA. Need current contacts, ability to get client/agency meetings and drive revenue. Apply: HERE (8/31)

JOB OPENING: VP FINANCE/NYC: Mng all financial & accnting for busy fast growing TV production cmpny. 7-10 yrs accnting exp in media/film. Strong kwldg of Quickbks + analytics essential. Resume: [email protected] (8/30)

JOB OPENING: RIGHTS & CLEARANCES SPRVSR/NY: Knwldg of clearances, S&P, copyright laws, network deliverables Track, compile, mgmt of workflows, flag issues, comm w/legal dept. 3-5 yrs exp. Start asap. Resume to: [email protected] (8/30)

JOB OPENING: DIR, DEVELOPMENT/WE/NYC: Develop, generate original unscripted prgrmmng for WEtv. Oversee projects thru all steps of the development process from concept to prod of first season. Submit res http://tinyurl.com/m5ebzoa (8/29) 

JOB OPENING: AD SALES EXEC/NYC: Responsible for ad sales, developing new client relations, cold calling, reporting, maintaining accounts. Req’d 3 yrs exp in ad sales/DRTV. Send resume: [email protected] (8/29) 

JOB OPENING: VP, DEVELOPMENT/DC: Dvlp, rsrch & create treatments & pitch materials for prgrms to be produced by National Geographic Television. BA deg & 10 yrs  exp at ntwork/prod co. Resume: www.nationalgeographic.com/jobs (job 5723) (8/29) 

JOB OPENING: SR RESEARCH ANALYST/AMC/NYC: design & prepare presentations to support ad sales, 3+ years research exp. Exp. w/syndicated research systems, ability to spot & analyze trends. Click HERE (8/29) 
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JOB OPENING: MGR, PRICING & PLANNING/Fox Cable Ntwks/NY: 3 yrs+ Cable network experience preferred, strong exp with Excel, BS/BA Deg req, must have strong analytical and math skills. Apply: http://bit.ly/1dqWJQR (8/29) 

JOB OPENING: EXECUTIVE ASST/Cablevision/Bethpage NY: 5 + yrs of demonstrable exp in an EA/Pers Asst role for C-Level executive team. More info/apply www.cablevision.com req id 21431 (8/29) 

JOB OPENING: TRAVEL MANAGER/Cablevision/Bethpage NY: Solid exp in concierge level travel services with Sr Execs. Must be avail 24/7 More info/apply www.cablevision.com req id 21271BR (8/29)

JOB OPENING: MKTG MGR, ENTERPRISES/Comedy Central/NYC: Conceive/dvlp & oversee mktg plans for Home Ent, Records, Radio, Live Tours/Events, Publishing & new bus. initiatives. BA deg w/ 2 – 4 yrs relevant ind exp. More info/apply: HERE (8/28)

JOB OPENING: DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER/LA: Create concepts, cast, produce sizzles, oversee dev slate & activities for award-winning prodco;  Must know network trends, pop culture. Strng fld/post skills. Resume/cover: [email protected] (8/28)

JOB OPENING: PROGRAMMING MGR/Discovery/MD: Energetic critical thinker to contribute in devel/executing Investigation Discovery’s scheduling tactics. Strategic planning, prog/aud rsrch. 5+ yrs TV exp req’d, sched/rsrch a +. Apply HERE (8/28)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, PROGRAMMING/MTV2/U/NYC: 5 yrs prog sched Exp in acq. & TV, Excel writ/oral skills, Strong project mgmt & problem slving skills. Nielsen fluency. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.viacomcareers.com (8/28)

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JOB OPENING: MGR MEDIA OPTIMIZATION/Weather Channel/NYC: Work w/advrtsng sales & pricing/plan’g leadership to dvlp new commercial optmztion methods leveraging new tech/data insights. 5 yrs media exp sales plan’g & media math. Resume: HERE (8/28) 

JOB OPENING: PROD/EDITOR, ON-AIR PROMO/REELZ/ABQ: Write, produce & edit on-air promotions, oversee graphics and VO talent. 3-5 years of relevant exp required. Relo available. Apply: [email protected] (8/28)

JOB OPENING: BUSINESS AFFAIRS/NY: 10 yrs Pay TV Channel Exp. Exp’d in affil. agreements, content acquisitions, evaluating deal structures, drafting, negotiating w/sr level lawyers & exes. Sports background a +.  Res/cvr to Rose: HERE [email protected] (8/28)

JOB OPENING: MGR MEDIA RESEARCH/NASCAR/CLT: Wkly viewership reporting and comms. TV ad spend/exposure analysis. Strong analytical skills. Sports/Ent knwldg a plus.BS w/min 2 yrs Media Research Exp www.employment.nascar.com EOE (8/27)

JOB OPENING: VP, GLOBAL AFFILIATE MKTNG/AMC/Sndnce/NYC: Oversee global mktng for Int’l affiliates. Establish strategic branding for AMC/Sndnce off/on-air, & adapt to changes in global market. Submit res http://tinyurl.com/llkndbr (8/27)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES MKTG MGR/Discovery/NYC: Client focused auto fan to leverage Velocity’s assets to support dvlpmnt & execution of ad sales sponsorships. 5+ years sales and/or mktg exp req’d. prod exp a +. Apply HERE (8/27) 

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JOB OPENING: DIR AD SALES & INTEGRATED MKTG/Fuse/NYC: Lead the development and execution of integrated marketing solutions for potential/existing clients to drive ad revenue. Exp: Mktg/Ad Sales/Mgmt/Media.  Apply HERE (8/27)

JOB OPENING: MGR, ON-AIR PLANNING/SYFY/NYC: 2+ yrs On-Air Planning or Proj. Mgr exp. Coord promo delivery & schuling, execute sales initiatives, help new sys transition. 4mth asgmt. Send Resume: [email protected] (8/24)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/FX NETWORKS/LA: Analyze ratings trajectory of FX Networks and key competitors. Service all FX Networks & partner on custom requests and ad hoc needs. 2 yrs media exp. Apply here: http://bit.ly/143jbMF (8/24)

JOB OPENING: DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR/NY: Mng dev initiatives. Identify, cultivate & evaluate dev activities. BA deg & 5 yrs of exp at ntwrk/prod co. Knwldg audience & industry trends. Resume: www.Nationalgeographic.com/jobs (job 5720) (8/24)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL SALES EXECUTIVE/NYC: 3-5 yrs exp, health & wellness media network interest send res & $ to: [email protected] (8/24)

JOB OPENING: SR SALES PLANNING ANYST/NYC: 1-3 yrs exp. Contract mainten, inventory mng, traffic coord, stewardship eval, ratings impact & system upkeep. Agency/Netwrk exp + . Apply: HERE (8/23)

JOB OPENING: SR RSRCH ANLYST/MGM TV/LA: Use quant & qual rsrch tools to track & anlyze compet TV lndscpe. Create nat’l, local and cable present. Rsrch sftwre + 1 yr exp w/ nat’l & local NR anlysis. Apply: [email protected] (8/22)

JOB OPENING: SR ANALYST AD SALES RSCH/NBCU/NYC: 1-3 yrs media rsrch exp, support Sports & Olympics sales rsrch, proficient w/rsrch software, able to visually communicate & provide mktplce insight URL or Email: HERE (8/22)

JOB OPENING: DR SALES PLANNER/Travel/GAC/NYC: Mng, assist sale of long & short form invntry. 2 yrs sales exp, we are looking for career focused pro w passion to develop career in Ad Sales. www.scrippsnetworks.com #3843 (8/22)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/Fox Sports/San Diego, CA: Responsible for ad sales, develop mktg programs/presentations, reporting, maintain accounts. Req’d 4 yrs exp @ media comp. Apply: http://goo.gl/791ig3 (8/22)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/Screenvision/NYC: Sales acct management support, sales reporting, campaign tracking, Need BS+3yrs media exp, strong excel. Apply at www.screenvision.com (8/22)

JOB OPENING: DIR BUSW DEV DIGITAL/NY, NY: for Zee TV must have OTT experience for Pay TV/Cable/On Demand Send resume and $$ [email protected] (8/21)

JOB OPENING: LOCAL AD SALES MANAGER/NY, NY: for Zee TV must have Cable, Local, Spot Buys, 5-10 yrs exp prefer NY DMA Send resume and $$ [email protected] (8/21)

JOB OPENING: DIR, BUS INTELLIGENCE & SALES ANALYSIS (20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENT)/LA: Create/analyze/deliver standardized & ad-hoc performance reports using industry-wide point-of-sale (POS) data from our data warehouse. Apply: HERE (8/21) 

JOB OPENING: TV SYND SALES ASST/NYC: Review/enter sales contracts into an order processing sys to main accurate sales data, assist w/billing revisions & stewardship reporting. BA, strong math & PC skills req’d. 1-2 yrs media exp pref’d. Resume HERE (8/21)


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Senior Engineering Recruiter

provide legal counsel on intellectual property, privacy and security matters related to Adobe Creative Cloud products and technologies through all stages of development, from concept to launch
Legal Counsel, Cloud Services Development
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responsible for leading Adobe’s go-to-market marketing strategy and plan across our Global Partners to drive growth and scale to Adobe’s Digital Marketing Business
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San Jose CA

supporting the quarterly rolling forecast, annual plan, month end/quarter end close, accruals, expense analysis and overall spend management
Sr. Financial Analyst, Tech & Corp Dev
San Jose CA

responsible for scheduling and coordinating synchronized releases across multiple scrum teams, ensuring that all stakeholders are well informed of planned changes and the right people are involved in the release process
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Sunnyvale CA

lead the US Sales team, and effectively embody and promote the culture and values of Facebook, and lead the team to do the same
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own one or more strategic focus areas of mobility (global compensation reporting, business travelers, NIV/IV US immigration, global work permits, etc.)
Global Mobility and Tax Programs Manager
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Revolt TV, launching this fall, announced its top execs: CEO Keith Clinksales, President Andy Schuon and Exec VP of Programming and Strategy Val Boreland. “They are my executive dream team,” said founder and chairman Sean Combs.

Jason DeMarco has been promoted to VP and Creative Director, on air for Adult Swim. He reports to Exec VP and Creative Director Mike Lazzo.

Shed Media named Dan Snook its Senior VP of Development and Dave Kuba a VO of Development.

NBC News Digital Group has hired Bill Smee to head up an in-house production team to create video for digital platforms featuring the net’s journalists. He joins the net in September as EP of original video production.

Scripps Networks has named Bob Baskerville the Chief Information Officer for Scripps Networks Interactive. Baskerville, currently COO for international business, will take over for Ron Johnson, who plans to retire by year’s end.

Entertainment network EPIX has promoted Amit Ziv to VP, Business Operations, development and strategy. He will continue to report to EVP/GM of the department Rob Sussman.

U.K.-based Audience Entertainment has upped Adam Cassels to Chief Marketing Officer. He leads international commercial development, new market entry and strategic partnerships.

NBC Broadcasting tapped Ed Swindler to head NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. He had been president of strategy and operations for NBC Broadcasting.  

Children’s production company The Foundation has upped Gwen Hughes to Managing Director. She will report to CEO and chairman Nigel Packard starting September 1.

Dawn Airey is hopping from RTL Group to Yahoo, where she’ll oversee operations across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Malcolm Dunlop, exec vp TV programming for Canadian net City, is leaving August 30.

Fusion has announced its new sales team: vp for Fusion sales Mark Olsen; director, Fusion planning and pricing Noreen Iqbal and account execs Jay Williams and Jose Castaneda.

Blythe Asher was upped to SVP Talent Development and Casting and Leela Pon to VP Programming and Development at E!. They report to new EVP Programming and Development Jeff Olde. Kate Hoenigsberg was promoted to Director, Scripted Programming, reporting to SVP Scripted Programming Kevin Plunkett.

Anne-Marie McGintee and Chris Markey have been selected to run David Janollari Entertainment as VP’s of Development. “Anne-Marie and Chris are two of the most creative and passionate young executives I have encountered in a long time in this business,” said Janollari.

Radio Disney snatched up Lance Washington to serve as an account exec in LA.

Production company The Company named Jason Henry its Senior VP Unscripted Development. “Jason has an incomparable track record of creating shows that attract big audiences to unexpected and entertaining content,” said CEO Charlie Ebersol.

Jill King has been named senior VP sponsorship group at Turner Broadcasting‘s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media Group.

Later — John
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