Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Cynopsis: Classified

 

Advantage

 

08.03.10

Good morning – it’s Tuesday, August 3, 2010, and this is your weekly issue of Cyn opsis: Classified Advantage! This edition includes the top job listings in the Television, Media and Ad Agency markets, professional development advice from national experts, your Q & A’s with our experts, and a summary of executive moves among top companies. 

Questions not to ask during Interviews

I recently had a long talk with a hiring manager at a mid-sized company.  We talked about many things, and I asked what type of questions do you like to hear from prospective employees?  He laughed and said, “The ones you don’t want to hear are much more common.”  He gave me a couple of examples, I thought there is no way people actually ask these questions. He assured me they did, and provided me with a crazy list of questions asked by interviewees, that I am now passing on to you for your education, but mostly for your entertainment:

What perks does the company offer?

Will I get a raise every year?

How many sick days do I get?

Are lunches free here?

Does the lunch hour include the time getting and returning from a restaurant?

How soon am I eligible for vacation?

What is the policy about dating co-workers?

How will the company ensure my growth within the company?

Does the medical insurance kick in right away?

Do you have a bonus schedule I can take with me?

Any chance this company will shut its doors with the next year or so?

Will I be warned about drug tests?

I see a lot of women around here, is the boss a female?

When will you call and tell me when I start?

Can I talk to another interviewer? I don’t like you.

What drugs do you test for?

Is there a bar that a lot of employees go to?

How firm is the 9am starting time?

Will I get to leave early on Fridays?

My weekends are pretty important to me, I won’t have to work on Saturdays will I?

Do I get overtime for when I work at home?

Can your secretary get me some coffee?

Do you have any gum?

What is your typical severance package?

Are meetings mandatory?

Will my computer activity be monitored here?

Do I have to wear a tie everyday?

Do you guys pay for gym memberships?

All of these questions were asked multiple times.  I know none of you or anyone you know would ever ask questions like these during an interview, but all these questions have one thing in common: what can you do for me?  The questions you want to ask during an interview should all be concerned with how can you help the company; if they do not, don’t ask them. 

The Economy

For the first time, the managerial hiring numbers are higher than before the recession, according to the newest CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index.  The July Index rose 14.3 points to 106.9.  Even the West, which has been hit the hardest during this time, gained 8.9 points to 88.6.

“The upward trend in managerial hiring is a positive indicator of job growth…managerial recruitment could be the leading edge indicator of improvement in all levels of employment,” Jay Martin, COO of JobSerf.

Next week: Good Questions to ask during an Interview

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] .

~ ACTIONABLE EXPERT ADVICE ~
Disrupting the Ordinary: Creating Yourself as a New Thought Leader
by Kristen Moeller, MS

 
As an executive, often the key to your success was your ability to shake things up, to think outside the box and to go against the grain. Now, the external circumstances may have changed ­ possibly you lost your job; or were demoted due to budget cuts; or perhaps you are in the same position but the company has been restructured and the work environment has altered dramatically. What’s important to consider is that while the external circumstances may have changed, you have not lost your inherent wisdom and hard-earned leadership abilities. To remember this, you may need to shake things up for yourself.  It is tempting to slip into the culture of complaining.  Yet, that is not who you really are.  This is the time to step up and disrupt what is ordinary. It’s ordinary to be complacent, to complain about the economy or the state of the world. It’s ordinary to complain about the way things are ­ so much conversation these days can be filed under the “ain’t it awful” variety.  Everyone indulges in this sometimes ­ but you can choose something else.

The world is changing.  A new type of thinking is emerging.  Our cultural values are shifting ­ we are embracing sustainability, personal responsibility and authenticity. In this emerging climate, you are in a position to be at the leading edge.  Why, you ask.  Because who you are, is a leader.  No matter what your job title says, you have the potential to lead this new conversation. You are in a position to alter the drift; to change how things go; to make a difference for your future and for future generations to come.

Disrupting the ordinary means disrupting the status quo.

Start by looking at what is needed in your personal life.  What have you been settling for?  What needs to shift to be more aligned with who you are as a leader? Then look to your current or former company.  How can you make a difference there? Inquire into what is needed in the industry as a whole.  What hasn’t been working for a long time?  What hasn’t been said that needs to be spoken?  What needs to change? What foundation can be built now that will create a sustainable future?  What are the opportunities from this crisis? When the dust settles, the world will look different.  You can be a creator in this shift or a complainer.  What is your choice to be?

Kristen Moeller, author of the bestselling, self-help book, “Waiting for Jack,” (www.waitingforjack.com) takes readers through the process of no longer waiting for something to happen and teaches them how to experience their own power, strength, courage, commitment and vision as they go through this transition.

If you have any specific questions you’d like our Experts to address, please email them to me, John Cox at [email protected].
 


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~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~
Questions from our Readers
Answered by Kristen Moeller, MS

I have a question about turnover that I am hoping you can answer – it appears some companies constantly have postings for specific fields, is this indicative to high turnover and should be a red flag?
Or could it be opportunities for growth into other areas of the company?

Is that a question that I can ask a potential employer? Thanks so much and keep up the great work!

I would definitely ask the potential employer that question, as well as any other question that may illuminate any area that would otherwise be a source of concern for you. Remember, you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you. And, it’s interesting to note that you asked the same question from both sides of the coin, i.e. ‘red flag’ or ‘opportunity’. Now, here is where I get direct with you about your questions.

Be sure you are asking the question from a place of curiosity and neutrality. If you enter the interview or ask your questions from a place of fear and suspicion, guess what you are likely to find. Not to mention, that is what you will likely create in their listening. In other words, if you are looking for “red flags”, you will probably find them, and so will they. As one of my mentors says, “Always question, never doubt”.

All online applications now ask for racial profiles — and of course, I’m always the “Male”,”Non-Latino White” in the group.

They all give you the opportunity to opt-out or decline to reply, but I wonder: does it truly not matter if I don’t answer (as the sites claim) — ? Is opting out an automatic admission of “White”ness, or “Male”ness? Is not answering held against me?

The short answer to this question is, you get to decide. There really is no way to know how they will use the information. My bias would be to say that you could leave it blank if you want–I can’t imagine that they would believe that every blank answer was a “stubborn white male”. Also, you could consider (as in my answer to the previous person’s question), where you are coming from–are you overly worried? Are you feeling guilty for being that “token” white male? Are you overcompensating? Or are you just curious?
 
Kristen Moeller is a nationally known coach, speaker, radio show host and author of the best selling book, “Waiting For Jack.”  www.waitingforjack.com

 Have a question for our experts? Send it to [email protected]

 

JOB OF THE WEEK …

manages the overall marketing strategies, presentations and research in order to secure new advertising accounts, maintain existing business, and expand into new categories

Marketing Director
Conde Nast Media Group
NYC NY

http://www.condenastcareers.com/home.cfm

OTHER INDUSTRY JOBS OF INTEREST …

 strong media relationships to work on location during production of nationally syndicated TV show ensuring proper execution of all publicity efforts
Unit Publicist   203881-033
Sony Pictures Entertainment
NYC NY
http://www.sony.com/SCA/jobs.shtml

chief presentation/speech writer for Louis Cona, Executive Vice President
Senior Marketing Executive
Conde Nast Media Group
NYC NY
http://www.condenastcareers.com/home.cfm

developing and implementing new business strategies to increase sales in existing areas and garner new sales in prospective categories
Sales Development Director
Conde Nast Media Group
NYC NY
http://www.condenastcareers.com/home.cfm

participation in strategy meetings with sales/marketing management; collaboration with the sales staff to design presentations and customized programs/events for advertisers
Promotion Manager
Conde Nast Media Group
NYC NY
http://www.condenastcareers.com/home.cfm

participation in strategy meetings with sales/marketing management; collaboration with the sales staff to design presentations and customized programs/events for advertisers
Promotion Director
Conde Nast Media Group
NYC NY
http://www.condenastcareers.com/home.cfm

copy development across all forms of media
Promotion Copywriter
Conde Nast Media Group
NYC NY
http://www.condenastcareers.com/home.cfm

devise the PR strategy and execute the PR plan for the magazine’s monthly issues and daily website content
Associate Director of Public Relations, Glamour
Conde Nast Media Group
NYC NY
http://www.condenastcareers.com/home.cfm

directs the research and marketing strategies for the Conde Nast Digital sales & marketing team, in order to secure new advertising accounts, maintain existing business, and expand into new categories
Online Sales Marketing Director
Conde Nast Media Group
NYC NY
http://www.condenastcareers.com/home.cfm

develops and routinely updates sales collateral including digital media kits, sell sheets, sales presentations, etc.
Online Marketing Manager
Conde Nast Media Group
NYC NY
http://www.condenastcareers.com/home.cfm

writes, develops and executes proposals and programs that meet the needs of advertisers in order to generate paging and revenue goals
Merchandising Manager/Director
Conde Nast Media Group
NYC NY
http://www.condenastcareers.com/home.cfm

responsible for brand management, strategic marketing, and sales development
Marketing Manager
Conde Nast Media Group
NYC NY
http://www.condenastcareers.com/home.cfm

aggressively grow existing accounts endemic and non endemic and develop new business, across several Bonnier titles
Sales Manager   1013
Bonnier Corporation
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA4/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=WORLDPUB&cws=1&rid=1013

develop and execute custom online opportunities for advertisers
Digital Creative Services Manager   1079
Bonnier Corporation
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA4/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=WORLDPUB&cws=1&rid=1079

meet & exceed revenue goals by align clients objectives with strategic digital platforms
Digital Account Manager   1080
Bonnier Corporation
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA4/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=WORLDPUB&cws=1&rid=1080

manage VH1 Digital Media’s Production Department, which includes (1) Events and special site production, (2) Marketing and Sales production, and (3) Music production and will oversee all communication and workflow between production departments.
Executive Producer
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

lead a team of digital researchers to provide strategic insight into user behavior to help inform site content, design and business decisions across the Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group (K&F) sites
Senior Director Digital Analytics Research
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

influence the strategic direction of the company by building upon current partnerships, and providing recommendations to the executive team on new business opportunities we align with Everyday Health
Manger of Business Development
Everyday Health
NYC NY
http://corporate.everydayhealth.com/eh-careers.aspx

strategically design and implement BI solutions and systems, including integration with databases, external data, and other data warehouses
Business Intelligence Developer
Everyday Health
NYC NY
http://corporate.everydayhealth.com/eh-careers.aspx

pitching, packaging, and developing stories for the magazine, books, consumer premiums and online
Food Editor   119304BR
Time Inc.
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

ensure that the day-to-day operations of the TSED Digital Trafficking team are running smoothly
Digital Traffic Supervisor, Sports Digital   119054BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

build an inside sales department that is cost effective, actionable and able to
create and sell unique ideas and programs to cultivate and grow business
Inside Sales Director, Time Inc. Media Group   119168BR
Time Inc.
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

provide technical and applied vision and leadership for mobile technologies in Time Inc.
Director for Mobile Development   119334BR
Time Inc.
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

conception, development and execution for online and WAP banners and landing pages
Associate Manager, Creative   FFE20290
Fox Mobile Group
NYC NY
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

overall sales support to the sales staff, administering existing deals, coordinating pending deals and following through to closure with all format clients
Sales Planner, Daytime/Late Night   1241356
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

development of new and innovative sales opportunities and customized daypart sales presentations
Marketing Manager, MSNBC   1240693
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

sales support and works directly with Account Executives on a daily basis
Account Manager – Sports   6065BR
CBS Interactive
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

point person for all departments requesting talent appearances outside of press requests/appearances
Director, Talent Relations, Bravo   1242310
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

manage a team of three to support Bravo national TV, online, and new media ad sales and marketing staff with research-based strategic direction, collateral materials for sales meetings, and network and daypart performance tracking
Vice President, Bravo Sales Research   1242517
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

support VP and SVP generating new insights that will engage NBCU advertisers and their agencies
Senior Research Analyst, Women at NBCU   1242719
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

find solutions-based ways to grow advertising revenue by collaborating with team and numerous internal constituents and external parties to develop appealing and profitable proposals for advertising clients within the region
Manager, iVillage Ad Sales Marketing   1241761
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

oversee the current team both east coast and west coast and act as a liaison to the marketing, publicity, ad sales, and digital teams
VP Production,Oxygen   1242336
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

architecting solutions for NBC Universal broadcast and digital distribution mission-critical software and automation systems
Director / Chief Architect of Media System Solutions   1242081
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

makes service calls on existing clients to achieve customer satisfaction and develop new business opportunities
Account Executive (NE Non-metro)   5744BR
CBS Outdoor
Rochester/Syracuse NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

makes service calls on existing clients to achieve customer satisfaction and develop new business opportunities
Account Executive   5478BR
CBS Outdoor
Puerto Rico – Puerto Nuevo
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

increasing engagement of our emerging platforms through the development of wholly owned digital products as well as the management of activities outside of our proprietary assets
Director of Digital Entertainment   118885BR
Turner Broadcasting
London England
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

management of the team that designs and builds world-class global networks that support ESPN’s need to move massive amounts of video, audio and data based content around the world reliably and at minimum expense
Senior Director Network Architect   206707
ESPN
Bristol CT
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

key contributor to our online community team and will become a public face of the company to our online fans
Community Specialist   119324BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Westwood MA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

key contributor to our online community team and will become a public face of the company to our online fans
Community Specialist   119323BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Westwood MA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

work with internal producers and outside production companies to vet and shape budgets for various productions
Production Manager   5741BR
Showtime Networks
Washington DC
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

based on revenue targets assigned, sells bundled telephony, data and video products to existing/new commercial business customers via telephone, internet or email
Inside Sales Rep.   34409
Cox Communications
Roanoke VA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers/search-jobs.cox

supervise content and production for Eyewitness News weekdays 5-7 a.m.
Morning Executive Producer   203525
ABC Owned Television Stations
Durham NC
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

provide communications leadership, counsel and execution on wide-ranging matters of corporate interest
VP, Corporate Communications   119310BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

prepares the rundown of news stories, oversees and executes the production of key video and graphic elements
Line Producer, Newsroom Weekend   119306BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

logistical and financial activities for all live and taped sports events that are broadcast through Turner networks or contracted affiliates
Production Manager, Production NBADTV   119301BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

responsible for editorial content of assigned shows or segments
Producer, HLN News   119296BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

establishment and ongoing management of a corporate-wide P2P process for 40+ business units
P2P Senior Manager   296555
Cox Media Group
Atlanta GA
http://www.coxenterprises.com/coxcareer/eRecruit.asp

ensure that established digital and integrated media revenue goals are attained
Digital Sales Director   296556
Cox Media Group
Atlanta GA
http://www.coxenterprises.com/coxcareer/eRecruit.asp

serve as Marketing Analytics liaison to the Enterprise Analytics team and Business Intelligence, representing the interests of Marketing at large
Sr Mgr, Marketing Analytics   296559
AutoTrader.com
Atlanta GA
http://www.coxenterprises.com/coxcareer/eRecruit.asp

building and managing client relationships while working internally with operations, creative and marketing research teams to develop and execute presentations and/or client proposals
Account Executive   5473BR
CBS Outdoor
Atlanta GA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

makes service calls on existing clients to achieve customer satisfaction and develop new business opportunities
Account Executive   5281BR
CBS Outdoor
New Orleans LA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

makes service calls on existing clients to achieve customer satisfaction and develop new business opportunities
Account Executive (NE Non-metro)   4650BR
CBS Outdoor
Jacksonville FL
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

lead a strong team of enterprise reporters, producers, assignments editors, and anchors
Nightside Executive Producer   6092BR
CBS Television Stations
Miami FL
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

manage all on-air processes and work the creative process of executing promos, trailers, graphic elements, sales presentations, behind-the-scenes promos and vignettes, network marketing, ad sales projects and a wide variety on-air deliverables
Creative Director
BBC America
Miami FL
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

strategically, seek, assess and identify new channel revenue opportunities
Development & Distribution Director
BBC America
Miami FL
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

designs and develops effective integrated, multi-tactical marketing communications programs using varied mediums and channels to successfully promote Cox Communications
Promotions Specialist I   34340
Cox Communications
Pensacola FL
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers/search-jobs.cox

makes service calls on existing clients to achieve customer satisfaction and develop new business opportunities
Account Executive   5439BR
CBS Outdoor
Sanford FL
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

embrace, understand, target, pitch and secure new sources of advertising revenue for NBC Miami
Account Executive, Business Development NBC 6 -WTVJ   1243049
NBC Universal
Miramar FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

makes service calls on existing clients to achieve customer satisfaction and develop new business opportunities
Account Executive   5383BR
CBS Outdoor
Minnetonka MN
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

provide marketing services and expertise to our new prospects and target customers
Director of Marketing Services   296581
Cox Radio
Houston TX
http://www.coxenterprises.com/coxcareer/eRecruit.asp

create and implement the content and business strategy for the sites
Content Programming Manager   1076
Bonnier Corporation
Colorado
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA4/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=WORLDPUB&cws=1&rid=1076

meet or exceed monthly and yearly sales quotas
Account Executive   34404
Cox Communications
Phoenix AZ
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers/search-jobs.cox

collaborates with team and client to support client deliverable deadlines, working on assigned projects as needed
Client Service Engineer   7427
RazorFish
Seattle WA
http://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/intro

manage day-to-day operations of the FOX.com Product Team
Director, Product (Fox Digital Media)   FNG20521
Fox Broadcasting Company
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

support the marketing team with online/mobile marketing related tasks
Associate Mobile Manager   FFE20347
Fox Mobile Group
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

responsible for sales and servicing of outdoor advertising inventory (Displays formats: Bus, Rail, Shelters & Malls) to new and existing clients in their respective markets
Account Executive (Displays)   5665BR
CBS Outdoor
Los Angeles CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

securing proper clearances of all broadcast materials from copyright owners
Media Coordinator   1242072
NBC Universal
Burbank CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

administrative support of Segment Producer
Assistant to Segment Producer, The Tonight Show w/Jay Leno   1242014
NBC Universal
Burbank CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

responsible for brand plan development for Lord of the Rings: War in the North, two games inspired by The Hobbit movies
Director, Marketing   119341BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

develop and present to senior management marketing plans
Manager, Family & Animation Marketing   119331BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

oversee development, implementation and maintenance of systems to support digital content programming and delivery
Director, Digital Programming & Marketing   119315BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

determine the appropriate processes, methods, variables and modeling techniques to develop and deliver ST Franchise and Catalog new release/new to format forecasts
Director, Sales Forecasting Catalog/ TV/ Franchise   119320BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

work closely with the Television Distribution team for licensing consumer product goods
Press Director   1241518
NBC Universal
CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

fulfill client campaign planning, execution, management and analysis
Account Manager   7574
RazorFish
San Francisco CA
http://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/intro

calculate and process quarterly sales commission payments
Financial Analyst   6003BR
CBS Interactive
San Francisco CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

programming all current television series, movies-of-the-week (MOWs) and mini-series
Director of Television Marketing   204148-033
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Culver City CA
http://www.sony.com/SCA/jobs.shtml

write press releases, biographies, feature stories, blog entries, social media posts Website management
Director, Public Relations & Communications   204098-033
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Culver City CA
http://www.sony.com/SCA/jobs.shtml

developing and managing multiple marketing plans and strategies
Manager, International Marketing   204112-033
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Culver City CA
http://www.sony.com/SCA/jobs.shtml

day-to-day technical operation of the Live Well high definition Television Network
Manager – Digital Production   202240
ABC Owned Television Stations
Fresno CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

coordinate execution of tactical product marketing campaigns across multiple departments
Product Marketing Coordinator   6010BR
CBS Interactive
Carlsbad CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

~ RECAP: THIS WEEK’S CYNOPSIS CLASSIFIEDS & INTERNSHIPS ~


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JOB OPENING: CNS-MANAGER, TRAFFIC/Orlando, FL: Overseas the daily operations of traffic dept/checks logs for errors & communicates w/ ntwrk control/5+ yrs cable traffic exp/detailed oriented www.ecentralmetrics.com/url/?u=7440381166-208 (8/5)

JOB OPENING: WEB DEVELOPER/Hallmark Channel/Studio City: 3 years web develop. & database management. See full posting and apply @ www.hallmarkchannel.com (8/5)

JOB OPENING: SALES COORDINATOR/TV Guide/ NY: Excel skills a +, Organized, Strong comm skills, Work w/AEs/Planners/Sales/Traffic/P&P Marketing. Weekly allocations, deal maintenance, daily comm w/agencies. [email protected] (8/5)

JOB OPENING: DISTRICT REP/ABC Affiliate Rels/LA: Daily client svcs/operational support to stations; enforce netwrk guidelines. Track/record clearances. Min 1 yr exp; must know TV ntwk/station roles. www.disneycareers.com #255704 (8/5)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL SALES/Scripps Networks/AE/NY: 2+ yrs Digital Planning exp a must. Manage & grow accounts, new biz development, strong Excel & PP. Full details at www.scrippsnetworks.com & select req. #’s 1748, 1749 (8/5)

JOB OPENING: RSRCH MGR/NY: Lead client rsrch needs across all media. 4-7yrs exp media rsrch ind. ad agency. Exc in Nielsen, MRI &/or qual rsrch. Apply: www.mediacomusa.com Click on “careers (8/5)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH DIRECTOR/Miami, FL/Discovery LATAM/USH: 6+ yrs LATAM Programming Research exp a must. Strategic leadership in dev of creative approaches to position & differentiate portfolio.  [email protected] (8/4)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/ WTIC/WCCT/Hartford: Seeking two AE’s: 3+ years, 1+ yrs sales/media experience  multi-media experience preferred; excellent negotiation skills; strong work ethic; desire to win. [email protected] (8/3)

JOB OPENING: EP/IMAGINATOR /Houston: A DIF APPROACH TO LOCAL TV NEWS… THE NEW TRIBUNE IS LOOKING FOR A PERSON TO HIRE/LEAD/IMPLEMENT A REVOLUTION IN TV NEWS.EXP RUNNING A NEWSROOM NOT CRITICAL. www.tribjobs.com Job ID 2010-14912 (8/3)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network/LA: Min 1-2 yrs exp in TV/MP Research, expert in Star, NPower, Omniture & Rentrak, strong written and analytical skills. Apply at: http://careers.own.tv/ (8/3)

JOB OPENING: DIR/MGR DEAL STRATEGY/MTVN/NYC: supports Content Distribution & Mktg (CDM) group in a brd variety of matters arising from the dist of Viacom. 5yrs+ exp buz & develp/strategy. BA deg.Apply: www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (8/3)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, CONTENT & PROGRAMMING/Nickelodeon Digital/NYC. 4+yrs exp. in digital media envrnmnt, Exp. Manging Digital Content, Stng research,fact cheking & trnscrbng skils EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (8/3)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, CONTENT & PROGRAMMING/ Nickelodeon Digital/NYC. 2+yrs exp in digi media envrnmnt/detail orientd/strng writen & oral skils/ability to multitsk & thnk creativly EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (8/3)

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free , and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at [email protected].

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: GRAPHIC DESIGN/Embassy Row Productions/NYC: intern who is fast and talented with Photoshop or related software. Must receive school credit. Starts early September. Email resume/portfolio to [email protected] (8/7)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Rainbow AD SALES, MARKETING/Woodbury, NY: Unpaid, must be able to get College credit, 2 openings. See full posting and apply to www.cablevision.jobs req id 10523 (8/7)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Discovery Communications/NYC: Looking for bright, motivated for-credit interns working in Ad Sales/HR/ Talent/ Development/ Communications. Must be in SCHOOL. Start end of Sept. resume to [email protected] (8/5)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Discovery Communications/LA: Looking for bright, motivated interns working in Ad Sales/ Public Relations/ Production/ Communications. Must be in SCHOOL. Start end of Sept. resume to [email protected] (8/5)

~ RECAP: THIS WEEK IN EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Donovan Batiste advances to VP/Research and Media Planning for Hallmark Channels, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc. In his new position, Donovan will continue to facilitate Nielsen data to program executives which aids them in the development and acquisition of family-friendly content. His expanded duties now include media plans pertaining to on-air promotional campaigns and strategies to increase ratings for the channels among other responsibilities. Donovan will continue to be based at the company’s Los Angeles office, reporting to Jess Aguirre, SVP/Research and Media Planning.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. named Jeffrey Grant as SVP/Research for the company’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media (AYAKM) group. Jeffrey will manage all facets of research on behalf of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and AYAKM digital extensions and consumer products. His scope includes organizing, analyzing and reporting on audience ratings. Based in Atlanta, Jeffrey will report to Jack Wakshlag, Chief Research Officer, TBS, Inc. Additionally, TBS, Inc. elevated Carrie Nicholson to VP/Research for Turner Sports and Entertainment Digital Ad Sales. Carrie will now head ad sales research pertaining to digital sports and entertainment properties as well as create research strategies on behalf of the digital businesses. Based in New York, Carrie reports to Stacey Schulman, SVP/Entertainment Ad Sales Research.

Effective August 16, Amy Walter begins at ABC News as Political Director where she will manage all political coverage on ABCNews.com and ABC’s The Note. Based in Washington, Amy will also be involved in the planning and editorial content of all political news and offer on-air analysis on ABC News programs including World News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, Nightline, This Week with Christiane Amanpour, ABC News Radio and ABC News Now. Previously, Amy served as editor-in-chief for National Journal’s The Hotline for the past three years.

Former Magical Elves Co-Executive Producer, Lisa Lucas joined REELZCHANNEL as Senior Supervising Producer/Original Programming.

Casey E. Dellapenna recently took on a new position as Market Manager with West Palm Beach, FL-based PMP Marketing Group. Prior to this appointment, Casey was with WPBF-TV in West Palm Beach and DIRECTV in New York City.

Former NBC Universal producer, Brian Thomas was hired by REELZCHANNEL as Producer/Original Programming. Brian will be involved with such original shows as Movies & Music and Naked Trailers.

Discovery Communications named Bruce Campbell as Chief Development Officer/General Counsel and has also added Lee Bartlett as EVP/Global Production Management, Business and Legal Affairs. In his new role, Bruce takes on the position of General Counsel from Joe LaSala who is departing from the company at the end of this year. Bruce will continue to manage worldwide business development for Discovery, while reporting to David Zaslav, President/CEO. Bruce will be dually based at Discovery’s offices in Silver Spring, MD and New York City. Lee, who previously worked for ITV and FOX, begins his new position September 1, reporting to Peter Liguori, COO. Lee will be based in Los Angeles though will have offices in both Silver Spring and London.

Patalia Tate joins Travel Channel as SVP/Marketing, Creative and Brand Strategy, coming from Food Network where she served as VP/Brand Creative. Patalia will provide oversight for Travel Channel’s on-air and off-air creative involving series and brand campaigns, print design, packaging for brand extension as well as the network’s overall creative brand strategy. She will additionally supervise a team of strategy, design, creative, production and planning managers as well as writers/producers, on-air graphic designers, print designers, production coordinators and assistants.

WNET.ORG elevated Roberta Lee to Director/Publicity, effective immediately. Roberta will supervise all programming and talent publicity and will further be involved across all company-wide production units to promote various projects on-air and via online platforms. Roberta reports to Kellie Specter, Senior Director/Corporate Communications, WNET.ORG.

Nancy Tellet was upped to SVP/Research and Consumer Insights for MTV Networks Latin America, Canada and the US Hispanic, announced MTV Networks International. In her new role, Nancy oversees all research and planning initiatives for the company’s brands including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and Tr3s. Nancy will also manage all functions relating to research such as market analysis, ratings data and brand and viewer insight for the consumer as well as the trade markets. Based in New York, Nancy will report jointly to Jose Tillan, GM/EVP, Tr3s and to Scott McBride, COO/EVP, MTV Networks Latin America, Canada and US Hispanic.

Active International, the global company specializing in corporate trade,  promoted three to positions within the company’s media buying sector: Fran Baric was bumped to SVP/Director of Print and Out of Home Media; Christine Williams-Jacobsen is now SVP/Director Local Radio; and Michelle Harden begins a new position as VP/Print Media Director.

Diana Mogollon was tapped as GM for mun2, the lifestyle cable network targeting bicultural Latinos in the 18-34 age category. In her new role, Diana will hone in on developing and directing mun2’s television strategy in addition to managing the operations of the channel. Diana will report to Jacqueline Hernandez, COO, Telemundo.

Entertainment Studios appointed Brandon Tansley to manage the company’s 24-hour HD television channel, CARS.TV. Brandon begins this new position at Entertainment Studios fresh after graduating from the University of California Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in Film and Media Studies. Previously, Brandon had been assigned to production assistant work and later as a field producer at Entertainment Studios.

Jeff Fleeher was upped to SVP/CFO, TV Networks and Digital Distribution with NBC Universal. In his new position, Jeff will continue to oversee NBCU’s financials for the TV Networks Distribution and Digital Distributions sales groups as well as business operations for each team. Jeff’s scope encompasses NBCU’s cable networks, the network-owned NBC and Telemundo stations, Olympic Games programming on cable and broadband in addition to VOD, pay-per-view and set top box content via the cable, satellite and telecommunications industry. Jeff also oversees the financial areas for content deals with top MVPDs including AT&T, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH, Time Warner Cable and Verizon. Jeff continues to report jointly to Bridget Baker, President, TV Networks Distribution, NBCU and JB Perrette, President, Digital and Affiliate Distribution and Content Distribution Strategy, NBCU.

NBC Universal’s TV Networks and Digital Distribution units additionally announced a slew of promotions:

  • Jennifer Chastain to Director/Field Sales and Marketing where she will continue to manage current duties in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C. while adding Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia to her roster. Jennifer reports to Heather McCallion, VP/Field Sales, NBCU.
  • Wendy Gross to Director/Field Sales and Marketing where she will continue handling distribution and field marketing in California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska and Utah. Wendy reports to Bridget Farley, VP/Field Sales, NBCU.
  • Carly Greenberg to Manager/Affiliate Marketing where she will work with the Affiliate Marketing group to create promotions and maintenance marketing support for the NBCU brands NBC HD, MSNBC and Chiller. She will additionally manage the affiliate website and support national accounts. Carly will now report to Erin Breen, VP/Marketing, NBCU.
  • Fred Haug was also promoted to Manager/Affiliate Marketing where he will concentrate on developing pro-social community relations programs on behalf of the established MVPD partnerships with NBCU’s cable brands. Fred reports to Melissa Tolchin, VP/Marketing, NBCU.
  • Emily Powers to Director/Digital Distribution where she will continue to offer strategic analysis and support to NBCU’s Broadcast Affiliate Relations team. She will also negotiate digital TV and film distribution deals in the US and Canada among other duties. Emily continues to report to Jennifer Pirot, VP/Digital Distribution, NBCU.
  • Brad Trullinger was bumped to Director/Digital Distribution and TV Networks Distribution where he will continue to manage the New England and Caribbean regions in the field and will additionally take on responsibilities over Out-of-Home distribution. Brad also reports to Jennifer Pirot.

Angela Williams joins FADER Media in the new position as Advertising Director. Angela supervises West Coast advertising sales across all platforms of FADER Media and further manages digital ad operations and site traffic development.

Dawn L. McCall, Founder/Managing Partner of International Media & Entertainment Partners, LLC announced she is taking a leave of absence from her role to become Coordinator for the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) at the Dept. of State under the Obama Administration. Dawn’s appointment is effective immediately. Senior Partner/CFO, Gail P. Williams will take on the responsibility as Managing Partner in Dawn’s absence. Previously, Dawn was President of Discovery Networks International from 1996 to 2007.

Veria hired Haroon Khan as Advisor/Public Affairs to help lead the company’s public and government affairs initiatives with members of Congress and the White House. Haroon will report to Subroto Bhattacharya, CEO. Most recently, Haroon was Finance Director for Senator Christopher J. Dodd in Washington, D.C.

Julie Anderson advances to SVP/Content and Integration with Tribune Interactive. Julie will oversee two areas for Tribune Interactive: the representation team which offers assistance to the company’s business areas involved in digital growth strategies and the implementation of new products in their markets as well as the marketing services group that offers training and support for the division’s platforms and products.

Dolores Gavin advances to VP/Development with Discovery Channel up from Senior Director/Development. Dolores manages development activities, working in tandem with the creative community to offer quality non-fiction programming for the network. She is based at the network’s Silver Spring headquarters and reports to Stephen Reverand, SVP/Development and Production, East Coast, Discovery Channel.

MSG Entertainment (MSGE) promoted Don Simpson as EVP/Productions up from SVP/Business Development Venues and Festivals. Don will now manage all facets of MSGE productions and production franchises such as Radio City Christmas Spectacular, MSG-related Cirque du Soleil productions and more in addition to all future MSGE business development activities.

MTV appointed former MySpace executive Angela Courtin as SVP/MTV Integrated Marketing and also upped Jeannie Scalzo to SVP/MTV Integrated Marketing. Angela and Jeannie will serve as co-leads of MTV’s Integrated Marketing Group where they will supervise the development and implementation of all marketing initiatives across MTV’s brands including MTV, MTV2, MTV.com, mtvU and MTV Mobile. Angela will focus on MTV’s regional activities in Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit while Jeannie’s scope includes the East Coast Integrated Marketing team and her continued sales duties as GSM. Both report jointly to Stephen Friedman, GM, MTV and Dan Lovinger, SVP/MTV Sales and Integrated Marketing. Angela will be based in Los Angeles and Jeannie will continue to be located at MTV’s headquarters in New York.

ABC made it official by announcing it has named ABC Family President Paul Lee as President/ABC Entertainment Group, effective immediately. Lee will supervise all creative and business operations for ABC Studios in addition to development, programming, marketing and scheduling functions for ABC Entertainment. During his six years at ABC Family, Lee is credited with rejuvenating the network by targeting young adults across multiple platforms with a slew of hit shows including Kyle XY, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Greek and the more recent Pretty Little Liars among others as well as the annual programming event 25 Days of Christmas. Under Lee’s tenure, ABC Family has seen double-digit jumps in audience growth in primetime among key demos such as +74% among total viewers, +70% with A18-49 and +75% with W18-49. At the TCA press tour, President of Disney-ABC Television group, Anne Sweeney said Lee’s replacement at ABC Family would likely come from within the Disney-ABC corporation and the naming of this person will likely happen soon.

Tribune Broadcasting’s WPIX/New York (PIX11 CW), promoted Ari Pitchenik to Regional Director/Creative and Innovation for Tribune Creative Group East, effective immediately. In his new role, Ari will work to spur the brands and increase the creative of seven television stations. Ari reports to John Zeigler, Regional VP/Innovation, Tribune Creative Group East.

Tribune Interactive upped Tim Dukes to VP/Interactive Marketing and Andy Friedman to VP/Content for Broadcasting with both positions taking effect immediately. Tim will now concentrate on marketing Tribune Interactive’s products and services to consumers nationally while Andy takes on working with news directors within Tribune Broadcasting to upgrade the digital presence of the company’s television stations.

Effective immediately, Liza McGuirk was tapped as Executive Producer of CNN’s upcoming new 8p program featuring co-hosts Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker. The program debuts this fall. Until recently, Liza was the executive producer of CNN’s Sunday morning program Fareed Zakaria: GPS.

DailyCandy named Jeanne Sachs as its new VP/Sales and to the company’s executive team. In her new position, Jeanne will manage the lifestyle email newsletter and website’s sales and sales marketing teams comprised of 25+ staffers based at the company’s headquarters in New York City. Jeanne reports to Scott Schiller, SVP/Advertising Sales, Comcast Interactive Media and Beth Ellard, SVP/GM, DailyCandy. Prior to this appointment, Jeanne was VP/Ad Sales with MTV Networks, working with building the digital ad sales team for Nickelodeon’s Kids + Family Division.

Joe Stewart was bumped to Executive Creative Director up from Creative Director and Claudia Chow takes over as Creative Director up from Associate Creative Director at the digital strategy, design, technology and marketing firm, HUGE. Joe is currently in charge of HUGE’s redesign of Target’s retail platform which launches in late 2011. Claudia oversees a team of designers who work on behalf of JetBlue, Nutrisystem and other clients.

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