Tuesday, December 21st, 2010


Cynopsis: Classified Advantage
12.21.10

Good morning – it’s Tuesday, December 21, 2010, and this is your weekly issue of Cyn opsis: Classified Advantage!  This marks the last edition of the year for Classified Advantage – we’ll be back on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. 

Intelligence and Personality Tests

The purpose of both tests are to compare you with the company’s idea of a “perfect” employee.  It is important to note that you are being compared with an ideal, and not an actual person.  While no test is perfect, most companies use tests with proven reliability and validity.  Reliability meaning, the test works the same way each time it’s given; validity meaning it tests what it purports to test.

It is against the law to be asked about disabilities that you may or may not have.  Questions about your private life, such as sexual preferences, religion or ethnic background are inappropriate but not always illegal.  However, most companies stay away from these types of questions to avoid possible if not probable, legal problems.

The Personality Test

These tests are multi-layered, asking the same question in very different ways.  This is called a lie scale, built in, to determine who is telling the truth about themselves versus who is merely trying to impress the company with their responses.

These test are often long and somewhat frustrating because the options given may not be your first choice.  This is on purpose, again to weed out the impostors.  Choose the best option, though it may not reflect what you would actually do given more choices.

Perhaps the best advice for a personality test is to believe it is both reliable and valid, and answer the questions as honestly as you can.  Trying to guess what the company wants to hear versus your own beliefs will most likely result in a poor score.  Understanding that the test is meant to be difficult and frustrating, may lessen the stress.

Intelligence Tests

Most employers will not use just intelligence tests alone, because there are questions about the validity of intelligence tests – similar to the questions about standard IQ tests and SATs.

In an attempt to make these tests more valid, intelligence tests are usually combined with other types of tests, to create a more accurate assessment of any applicant.

Taking practice tests online may help, not so much in gained information, but rather in the manner of these tests. Logic problems, word problems and pattern identification are not entities that can be studied for the night before. Some believe practice provides only comfort in working with the problems, but not necessarily added insight in solving the problems.  (Remember that SAT class you took in high school?  Same idea here.)

The best advice for intelligence tests may be to acknowledge there is no short term way to decidedly improve your score, so relax, believe in yourself, and again, avoid the stress.

Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

Next edition is January 4, 2011: The English Language

If you have any specific questions or topics of particular interest you’d like our Experts to address, please let me know! You can reach me – John Cox – directly at [email protected] .

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] .


A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE


Merry Christmas | Happy Holidays | Happy New Year

Cyn opsis Media will be off the week of December 27 – 31, 2010.
Don’t forget to read the 2010 Year in Review on January 1st 2011!

Past e-publications, classifieds & industry calendar of events can always be found on our website.


~ ACTIONABLE EXPERT ADVICE ~
Defining Career Goals and Making Choices
by Michael Pollock

Having a goal is critical to your career.  Not just the short termism of getting through today’s to-do list or the default goal of not getting fired.  But the longer term vision of where you would like to find yourself in five years or so. Would you like to be working for yourself?  Would you like to be traveling the world?  Would you like to own the company you work for?  Would you like to have your boss’s job?

If you have a long list of dreams and are confused, I recommend using the prioritizer: http://tinyurl.com/rx2o7 to help you see which ones rise to the top.

Once you have settled on something, then every day think about what you can do in the next 24 hours to advance towards your chosen goal. If travel is your dream, be investigating which overseas offices or clients.  If promotion is your goal then figure out who is in charge of that decision and what you think they might be looking for in their next upgrade.  If a career change is on your mind, then do the research, learn about the new business, build your network, polish your chops, get the qualification to get you moving in the right direction.

Clarity about your goal will make many things easier for you.  When you are faced with more than one option, you have a basis for deciding: by considering which one moves you further in the direction you want to go.  Having a goal will help you from the moment you get up in the morning to decide what is important and which choice to make.

If you have a job that isn’t challenging you, challenge yourself.  Even if your client or boss is not demanding, you can surely come up with some spin on your work that will make it more relevant to where your interests lie and move you closer to your goal.  Pick challenges that will make you smarter, more marketable, more relevantly experienced.  All with an eye on where you want to get to.

So here is the actionable part of this column where I ask you to write down your goal.  Your  “What-do-I-want-to-be-doing-in-five-years” goal.  Yes, write it down.  Interesting how it changes and focuses itself when you aren’t just holding it somewhere in the back of your mind, where it never quite formed into anything beyond “I want to be happy and in charge of my destiny”. And don’t panic, it can change   don’t feel you are going to be trapped by it.

If you are always working towards your goal, then you will find satisfaction and maintain your drive. If you are just trying to stay afloat each day, then that is the best you can hope for.  Get yourself a goal and work yourself towards it.  It is fun, productive and so very much more satisfying than drifting.

Michael Pollock is President of Pollock Spark ( www.pollockspark.com ). He is an Executive Coach and Consultant to Creative and Media professionals.  He works with people in film, TV, journalism, advertising, design, marketing, music and the Internet, bringing them the experience, techniques and inspiration to take their businesses and careers to new levels of success.

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

~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~
Questions from our Readers
Answered by Michael Pollock

I have spent the last decade working in non-profit media, primarily in television. Hoping to make the leap into commercial media, I completed my MBA in Media Management, to be sure I had the requisite knowledge of for-profit business fundamentals in my chosen industry.

Though I see lots of former for-profit executives being hired in the non-profit sector, it doesn’t seem to flow the other direction. I have applied for countless media-related openings over the last two years, but I have yet to be invited to interview, usually hearing my “skillset isn’t a match.” To confirm, yes, I do relate my qualifications to the job requirements in both the cover and resume.

What course of action do you recommend for pursuing leaps like this? Are there ways to improve the chances of getting noticed, aside from networking? What “fears” may be in the minds of the recruiters when seeing this kind of applicant?

My suspicion is that you are over-emphasizing  at least to yourself  the non-profit part of your background.   What if the first sentence of your question dropped the word non-profit?  It would still be true and would reframe your thinking.  Focus on the media and television part of what you have done, the programming or production or whatever is your area, and think of it in terms of its relevance to the job you are applying for regardless of the business’s taxation status.  Your experience and skills need to stand on their own merit whether you were at PBS or CBS.    Did you make great television?  Did you identify amazing new talent?  Did you get impressive corporate sponsorships?  Put your effort into presenting these credits.   If non-profits are hiring executives from the for-profit sector, then this suggests that the skill-sets needed are the same.  So make the case that not only do you have what they need but you also bring the added benefits of the MBA.    

There seems to be unwritten rules at my office, like leaving early on Fridays and wearing very casual clothes, also on Fridays. I’m fairly new here and have resisted following others in these pursuits because I have yet to see any written information on it. When I did ask if this was actual company policy, I got a somewhat flippant, of course! Should I do what most of the other department is doing even though they seem to be the only ones, or do I remain the lone stick in the mud, become the outsider within my own department and actually work on Fridays past lunch?

As to dress, I would wear what makes you feel comfortable. If you are most comfortable wearing a yellow checked suit and an ascot – then why not!  If by not dressing like the others you are feeling the outsider, then go ahead and join in. As to working after lunch, I would ask yourself what it takes to excel at your job and gain advancement.  Whereas your choice of clothes is not necessarily going to help your work or your recognition (unless you work in the fashion business), doing a better-than-expected job is just the way you do want to stand out.  And if that entails working past lunch on Friday then do it and build yourself an awesome career.

Michael Pollock is President of Pollock Spark ( www.pollockspark.com ). He is an Executive Coach and Consultant to Creative and Media professionals.

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


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JOB OF THE WEEK …

contribute to ongoing creative development of the show, web page, etc.

Senior Producer – Meet the Press   1297189
NBC Universal
Washington DC

http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

OTHER INDUSTRY JOBS OF INTEREST …

back-end development and publishing content across all Oxygen properties
Senior Web Developer, Oxygen   1296521
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

lead the conception and creation of creative materials
Creative Director   1296152
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

engage in direct client/agency consultation in partnership with Sales to convey benefits, discover client needs and explore business options to generate revenue and grow account
Director Integrated Sales Marketing   1296905
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

manage post-buy fulfillment of business development, multi-platform and/or other complex deals, STRONG INTERNAL CANDIDATE IDENTIFIED
Fulfillment Specialist   1296875
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

develop customized marketing materials for new sales opportunities, STRONG INTERNAL CANDIDATE IDENTIFIED
Marketing Planner   1296868
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

manage a team of over 20 researchers including four VPs who respectively run sales- and content-side research
SVP, Cable Research, NBCU Entertainment Networks   1295821
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

overseeing the structural development of product solutions and driving consistency in all product solutions
Product Solutions Director   1293581
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

75% of the time locating and viewing video
Video Producer News   1293164
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

assist in the preparation of 10-Q, 10-K and other SEC filings including financial statements, footnote disclosures and MD&A to ensure timely and accurate filings
Senior Analyst, SEC/External Reporting   1290104
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

book wide variety of national and international newsmakers, experts, and guests from various fields including politics, foreign relations, business/economy, health/medicine, entertainment, etc.
Booking Producer   1275499
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

working with the product or site manager, undertaking competitive analyses of each Product and its competitors
Business Analyst
Everyday Health
NYC NY
http://corporate.everydayhealth.com/eh-careers.aspx

work closely with the Finance Director on monthly forecasting of revenue and expenses as well as the annual budget process
Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A   6700BR
CBS Interactive
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

conceptualize and write integrated marketing proposals based on advertiser objectives
Integrated Marketing Manager- Essence   120656BR
Time Inc.
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

strong line producing and control experience, excellent editorial judgment, excellent writing skills and a thorough understanding of the news business
Producer II, Parker Spitzer   121799BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

must be able to work well at all levels of the agency & client structure
Account Manager, Life.com   121747BR
Time Inc.
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

ensure that the day-to-day operations of the CNN Account Management team are running smoothly, that accounts are properly managed and that the team is performing to meet both individual and team based goals
Account Service Supervisor, CNN Account Management   121766BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

creating and delivering products within specific product lines for CNNMoney Mobile customers
Senior Product Manager, Money.com   121784BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

cultivate and grow the Web, mobile and video audiences of Time Inc.’s Lifestyle Digital Group
Audience Development Director – Lifestyle Group   121752BR
Time Inc.
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

planning all aspects of a nightly program’s visual and editorial presentation
Sr Broadcast Producer, Piers Morgan Tonight   121769BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

coordinate the planning and execution of consumer advertising and promotion campaigns for the Cinemax brand
HBO Coordinator, Cinemax Brand Marketing   121768BR
HBO
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

lead pre and post-sale management of custom advertiser solutions within assigned categories
Senior Digital Marketing Manager – People.com   121744BR
Time Inc.
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

execute public relations projects
Publicity Manager   121684BR
DC Comics
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

collaborates with internal divisions in collecting all required financial information for internal documents for senior News Corporation Management
Marketing Analyst – Integrated Sales and Marketing   FNG0000127
Fox One
NYC NY
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

candidate will acquire general interest fiction and nonfiction hardcover, trade, and mass market books for adults
Executive Editor   274333
Disney ABC Television Group
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

oversee updates to all relevant site sections; create and maintain site update calendars
Manager, Content & Programming: Nick Digital
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/recent-jobs-page/

outlining the scope, size, cost and time line of various CRM and database development projects, as well as developing action plans on how to achieve the outlined design specifications
Project Manager (Database and analytics, CRM experience)
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/recent-jobs-page/

plan and execute program schedule for two 24 hour major cable TV networks
Director Program Scheduling
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/recent-jobs-page/

leader who is constructive, charismatic, smart and committed to producing high quality user-centered digital experiences
Creative Director
Organic
Toronto Canada
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4654

acting as the face of the company to our clients
Lead Search Account Managers   8436
Razorfish
Philadelphia PA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8436/job

managing client relationships, business needs assessments, search engine marketing efforts and client-level P&L for largest clients
Associate Search Director   8435
Razorfish
Philadelphia PA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8435/job

work with the account services, media and creative disciplines in developing and presenting overall analyses of client needs and digital marketing solutions to meet existing and new business client’s  needs
Senior Digital Strategist Manager   7998
Razorfish
Philadelphia PA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/7998/job

effectively understand and scope client and account team requirements for creation of online campaigns, digital asset developments and/or e-mail creative under the guidance of a Program Manager or Program Director
Production Manager   8426
Razorfish
Philadelphia PA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8426/job

drive transformation of the delivery organization
Delivery Management Discipline Lead   7893
Razorfish
Philadelphia PA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/7893/job

function as the deputy to the Director of Live Production in the Washington bureau
Sr. Producer – DC   121767BR
Turner Broadcasting
Washington DC
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

work closely with the development team to create new series proposals
Director, Internal Development   3003
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3003/job

manage and coordinate advertising implementation tasks for NCAA.com and March Madness on Demand with internal teams
Operations Manager, NCAA   120003BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

measure and analyze existing products for opportunities to innovate, improve and grow section traffic and monetization while providing additional benefits to CNN.com users
Features Business Manager   121787BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

responsible for editorial content of assigned shows or segments
Producer, Dr. Drew Show   121777BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

responsible for editorial content of assigned shows or segments
Sr. Producer, Dr. Drew Show   121778BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

book guests for Dr. Drew Show on HLN
Editorial Producer-Guests, Dr. Drew Show   121786BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

measure and analyze existing products for opportunities to innovate, improve and grow section traffic and monetization while providing additional benefits to CNN.com users
Features Business Manager   121785BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

set editorial direction for the iReport initiative at CNN, and supervise and direct a team of community news producers as they recruit, vet, produce and promote original audience-driven content
iReport Editor   121782BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

produce a 30 minute International sports program where there is a need to create graphics, write scripts, mark production commands into scripts, create engaging & innovative content and work with production team
Producer, Sports   121774BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

writing anchor scripts, package tosses and teases in HLN style: clear, concise and conversational copy that speaks directly to the viewers
Writer   121772BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

prospect potential buyers, set up meetings, make presentations and close deals
Sales Account Executive
Plum TV
Miami Beach FL
http://www.plumtv.com/jobs.html

manage multiple projects from creation through launch
Director, Mobile Sports   6380BR
CBS Mobile
Fort Lauderdale FL
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

coordinates the preparation, documentation and presentation of local sales packages
Account Executive   FNG0000045
FOX Sports Florida & Sun Sports
Sunrise FL
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

present sports newscasts to the viewer in a professional manner
Reporter Anchor   1297530
NBC Universal
Miramar FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

gathering and verifying factual information regarding a story through interview, observation and research then prepare for presentation in the newscast
Reporter   1297432
NBC Universal
Miramar FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

manage department communication efforts through creation of various communication tools, dissemination of information and reporting
Programming Strategy Manager   1297176
NBC Universal
Hialeah FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

liaise with Creative, Technology, Strategy and Delivery to set the bar higher
Executive Director, Engagement Management
Organic
Detroit MI
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4655

assisting in the production of a four hour daily morning newscast
Morning News Producer   6994BR
CBS Television Stations
Southfield MI
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

serves as the client’s strategic contact at Razorfish; delivers leadership and guidance to our clients
VP, Client Partner   8360
Razorfish
Chicago IL
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8360/job

write, produce and edit original promos, including daily topicals, station and news image spots, and syndicated promotional spots
Promotions Producer/Editor   7114BR
CBS Television Stations
Chicago IL
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

generate monthly billing for clients, including creation of manual events, input of contract billing information, selection of invoice sets, and creation and mailing of invoices
Revenue Operations Accountant   8191
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8191/job

play an active role in new business initiatives, including representing UX in client pitch situations
User Experience Lead   8139
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8139/job

develops and demonstrates an understanding of the client’s business, their needs, expectations, and requirements
Senior Project Manager   8001
Razorfish
Portland OR
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8001/job

idea generator, a pitch master, a teacher, a mentor, and a touchstone to help assure creative excellence among the creative team
Creative Director l   8438
Razorfish
Portland OR
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8438/job

manage and deliver medium-sized projects (3-10 members) on-time and on-budget
Project Manager   8037
Razorfish
Portland OR
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8037/job

develops understanding of customer operations and applies it in researching potential solutions
Senior Business Analyst   FFE20919
FOX
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

conducting moderately complex financial analysis projects
Financial Analyst   FFE0000110
Fox Movies
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

creating and overseeing the compound layout for production; schedule production trucks, production trailers, needed power and all other operational needs
Sr. Manager, Production   FNG0000126
Fuel TV
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

strong leader in the newsroom and the control room, possesses the ability to bond with high-powered talent and to manage them
Executive Producer   121775BR
Turner Broadcasting
Los Angeles CA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

develop, present and activate affiliate marketing initiatives for distribution partner, consumer, and some trade/industry
Director, Affiliate Marketing   1297257
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

strategizing, planning, budgeting, executing and measuring the effectiveness of all corporate communications initiatives
Director, Corporate Communications – mun2   1297256
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

managing shoots and production for the Digital Media department
Production Manager, Digital Media   1297241
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

develops concepts to create, incrementally grow or maintain sales revenue by connecting the marketing goals of select advertisers to NBC entertainment content and platforms
Director, Creative Partnerships & Innov. – NBC Entertainment   1297171
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

assist the team from development of initial ideas through delivery of finished projects
Coordinator, Creative Partnerships   1297051
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

develop and monitor all new release forecasts
Analyst Strategic Planning – Home Entertainment   1296714
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

accurate and timely reporting from the NBCU Television production financial subsystem, Vista
Manager, Production Financial Systems   1296615
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

structuring and negotiating long-term television licensing agreements in assigned territories around the world
Vice President, Sales Strategy & Development   1296128
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

concept promotions with strong, creative producing and editing to compel consumer action
Producer & Editor, On-Air Promotions   1295562
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

drafts and negotiates synchronization and master use of licenses for music used in trailers for feature films
Manager Music Licensing   121791BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

manage various Special Projects as requested by the Marketing Department
Manager, Special Events   121755BR
The CW Network
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

manage new site production and modifications of U.S. film sites for up to 32 local territories
Director, Interactive Marketing   121754BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

consult with all cross functional groups on approach to content distribution, multi-platform content creation, and emerging media strategies
Director – Digital Strategy   275002
Disney ABC Television Group
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

provide reporting, analytics, and actionable business intelligence regarding user online behavior
Senior Research Analyst   274877
Disney ABC Television Group
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

growing and managing the existing accounts for the Telemundo NSO and developing new business
Account Executive   1295961
NBC Universal
Burbank CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

direct and oversee the conceptualization, development, management and execution of promotional campaigns and programs for designated Movie Studio and Video Game accounts for the following brands: Nickelodeon, Nick @ Nite, TeenNick and Nicktoons
Director, Integrated Marketing
MTV Networks
Santa Monica CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/recent-jobs-page/

manage all facets of production on Petpet Park including: scheduling, resource management, internal approvals, asset delivery and routine production tasks
Senior Producer – Monkey Quest
MTV Networks
Glendale CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/recent-jobs-page/

carries the brand vision and manages the product roadmap to fulfill that vision
Managing Producer – Monkey Quest
MTV Networks
Glendale CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/recent-jobs-page/

turning the important stories into interesting ones that compel viewers to watch
Anchor/Reporter   7120BR
CBS Television Stations
West Sacramento CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

work with corporate sales assistants to maintain a high level of accuracy within the traffic system and revenue figures
Ad Sales Coordinator   3015
Discovery Communications
Sao Paulo CA
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3015/job

lead a large, cross functional game team to a timely and successful project launch and management of our mobile product
Senior Producer   274870
DIMG
Mountain View CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

responsible for architecting and defining the presentation layer framework to solve complex designs that reflect the creative and art direction provide
Front End Architect   7941
Razorfish
San Francisco CA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/7941/job

lead a large, cross functional game team to a timely and successful project launch and management of a live product
Senior Producer   274864
DIMG
San Francisco CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

make face-to-face presentations, roll up your sleeves and get “involved” in the selling process
Account Executive   274321
Disney ABC Television Group
San Francisco CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

develop and recommend annual business and SKU plans for mobile games/applications
Mobile Product Manager
MTV Networks
San Francisco CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/recent-jobs-page/

statewide responsibility and accountability for planning, developing, and executing integrated multicultural marketing programs responsible for producing and retaining RGUs and revenue growth
Multi-cultural Marketing Manager   35587
Cox Cable
San Diego CA
www.cox.com/CoxCareer/


A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE


Merry Christmas | Happy Holidays | Happy New Year

Cyn opsis Media will be off the week of December 27  31, 2010.
Don’t forget to read the 2010 Year in Review on January 1st 2011!

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


ATTENTION JOB RECRUITERS FOR THE TELEVISION AND ADVERTISING INDUSTRY – send us your contact information so we can begin to build a database for referrals.  We get people all the time around the country asking us for names of local recruiters.  Help us out – send us your contact information, name, company, address, phone, email and fax.  NY and LA are great, but we also need names of firms in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, DC, and elsewhere.  We have people to send you!   Email your info to [email protected].


JOB OPENING: SR. Web RSRCH ANALYST/TRAVEL CHANNEL/ CHEVY CHASE MD: 3 + yrs media/web research. Strong analytical/data interpretation skills. Media Research/team player a must. , Apply, www.scrippsnetworks.com/careers & select 2049 (12/25)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR OR MANAGER, COMMERCIAL CLEARANCES/The Hub/NYC: Must have strong background in commercial standards, within kids TV/content highly desired. Apply at http://thehub.catsone.com/careers (12/24)

JOB OPENING: DIR, INT’L MERCHANDISING/NY: Mng SKU dvlpmnt from a creative & fiduciary point of view. Dvlp overall product mix 7-10+ merch exp working in retail/wholesale envir. Lots of travel. Resume: [email protected] (12/24)

JOB OPENING:  MGR, PROGRAM RESEARCH/Oxygen/NYC:  Min 4 yrs exp in media research. Supports mgmt, programming, development, scheduling, press/publicity, marketing & pricing/finance. Apply to [email protected] (12/24)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL ACCOUNT EXEC/NY: Sell AETN’s digital advertising w/ assigned territory to agencies & clients. www.aetn.com/careers.html Apply: https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=85513 (12/24)

JOB OPENING: FRONTLINE ASSISTANT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/WGBH/Boston: FRONTLINE Assistant Account Executive (Social Media & Promotions). AEEF, FT 52 Weeks. Job Req # 4878 Please apply online at http://careers.wgbh.org/ (12/24)

JOB OPENING: CREATIVE DIRECTOR/2C Media/Miami: Dvlp promo campaigns for major nat’l networks. Strong writing, conceptual, editorial, & 3-5 yrs cable, studio, or ntwrk promo exp. Co info @ 2cmedia.com. Contact: [email protected] (12/23)

JOB OPENING:   MARKETING ASSISTANT/ION/NY: Asst w/network sales/consumer marketing initiatives, college deg a must, 1-2 yrs mktg exp. EOE  See full ad: http://www.ionmedianetworks.com/page.php?p=careers&job=1249 (12/23)

JOB OPENING:  CREATIVE DI, R/, ON-AIR/Lifetime/NY: Create/manage/execute high level mktg campaigns. Strong campaign launch exp. Apply www.aetn.com/careers.html (12/22)

JOB OPENING:  WRITER/PRODUCER/ Lifetime/NY: Conceptualize/write/produce high impact promo launch campaigns. 3+ yrs exp in on-air promo. Strong writing skills. Appy: www.aetn.com/careers.html (12/22)

JOB OPENING:  TEMP ON-AIR DESIGN DIR/AMC/NY: Creative visionary w/7+yr motion gfx exp. Oversee on-air design, produce gfx.  Mgmt/communication skills, good rolodex–all musts. Rez & salary reqmts to: www.cablevision.jobs (12944BR) (12/22)

JOB OPENING:  CREDITS PRODUCER/Stamford, CT: Night shift -produce reformatted credits Lifetime aetn.com/careers https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=85469 (12/22)

JOB OPENING:USA & SYFY SALES RESEARCH ANALYST/NBC UNIVERSAL/NYC:Support Sales positioning of USA & Syfy. Strong interest in TV Research, Knowledge of Excel/PowerPoint.Apply @ [email protected] (12/22)

JOB OPENING:  EVENTS/TOUR MANAGER/NYC/Multimedia Co:  Exp. mgr to run all aspects of 100-city promotional tour for in-house marketing team. 6-mo. assignment managing vendors and local in-market staff. [email protected] (12/22)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR COORDINATOR, TRAFFIC/SIRIUS XM Radio/NYC: Handle copy assignments, manage daily format changes against traffic logs. 2-3 yrs traffic exp req’d. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply at http://www.sirius.com/careers (12/21)

JOB OPENING: MARKETING COORD/iN DEMAND/NYC: Support planning/execution of on-air/online & off-channel marketing plans. Degree in Mktg/Advert & 1+ yr exp with media preferred. Apply: [email protected] (12/21)

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].

WINTER/SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Intern will learn Production Assistant duties at the same time honing their writing, producing, and editing skills with Creative Directors. Should have major related to television/film. [email protected] (12/24)

WINTER/SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:  TV DEVELOPMENT/GRB Entertainment/LA: Award winning TV company seeks organized, self-starting interns for administrative/writing/producing/editing support. Final Cut & Photoshop a plus. Resume/cover: [email protected] (12/23)

WINTER/SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:  Intern will learn Production Assistant duties at the same time honing their writing, producing, and editing skills with Creative Directors. Should have major related to television/film. [email protected] (12/22)

~ RECAP: THIS WEEK IN EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) said Randall Rothenberg, President/CEO will be departing IAB as of January 17, 2011 to join Time Inc. as Chief Digital Officer. Randall has served in his position at IAB since January 2007. IAB has begun a search for a new CEO and in the interim Patrick Dolan, who was recently upped to EVP/COO will act as the organization’s leader. Patrick will work with David Doty who was also promoted recently to SVP/CMO.

Stephen David Entertainment added and promoted several executives at its New York-based production company:

  • Christie McConnell as Senior Director/Development joining from Notional.
  • Brian Burstein was bumped to Director/Production where he will continue to help with production of all new series and specials.
  • Tom Pogue was elevated to Director/Operations.
  • Tim W. Kelly was hired as Director/Post-Production and is the head editor on all projects in production.
  • All new hires and promoted executives join Randall Counsman, who serves as Director/Development.

Ryan Stern joins Glam Media, Inc. and was named VP to head Glam Social Communities. Prior to this appointment, Ryan was VP/Publishing at FoodBuzz and Federated Media.

Annie Howell has become SVP/Communications and Media Relations for Crown Media Holdings, Inc., owner and operator of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. Based at the company’s New York office, Annie will spearhead the entire range of Crown Media’s communications and public relations strategies encompassing corporate communications, media relations and publicity. Annie will also offer strategic counsel to Crown Media executives and be the primary spokesperson for both networks. Annie, who previously served as SVP/Communications and Public Affairs at Discovery Communications, will report to Bill Abbott, President/CEO, Crown Media Holdings.

Bravo Media elevated Andy Cohen to EVP/Original Programming and Development where he will continue to supervise the network’s current development and production projects emanating from the East and West Coast departments. Based in New York, Andy will also continue to report to Frances Berwick, President, Bravo Media.

Effective immediately, HISTORY promoted three of its executive producers, Michael Stiller, Mary Donahue and Julian Hobbs all to the position of VPs/Development and Programming. Michael has recently been the EP of HISTORY’s series Ax Men and is presently the EP of the new series, Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy due to premiere in early 2011. Mary currently is the EP for the series Pawn Stars and also develops and manages specials and other series for the network. Julian has served as EP on the network’s 12-hour event America The Story of Us and other specials and is also the EP on the series IRT: Deadliest Roads. All three supervise their respective programming teams for HISTORY and are responsible for creating and executing new programming strategies to spur the HISTORY brand and growth across all content areas. Each also reports to David McKillop, SVP/Development and Programming, HISTORY.

Food Network and Cooking Channel announced a reorganization within the creative, marketing and communications teams and in doing so has appointed Irika Slavin as VP/Communications and Public Relations. Irika will oversee both networks as a communications strategist for programming and talent in addition to being a key player in the expansion of the brands in the areas of new business, digital and pro-social. Furthermore, the restructuring nets several internal promotions including upping Sharon de Gier to VP/Partnerships and Talent Management; Karen Goodwin to VP/Creative; Katie Ilch becomes VP of On/Off-Air Media Planning and Strategy; and Amanda Melnick rises to VP/New Business and Integrated Marketing.

Peter Furnish joins Canada’s Astral Television Networks as VP/Marketing, effective immediately. Peter will spearhead the media company’s marketing, interactive, consumer care and research units and will further be in charge of developing multi-platform marketing campaigns and initiatives targeting consumers of The Movie Network, HBO Canada, Mpix, Family Channel and Playhouse Disney. Peter will report to Domenic Vivolo, SVP/Marketing and Sales, Astral Television Networks.

Carlos Silva, President of Universal Sports Network Properties and the previous President/COO of Universal Sports and Perkins Miller, COO of Universal Sports jointly announced Carlos will be departing the network now that the transition to new management under Miller and David Sternberg has taken place. Carlos has been with Universal Sports since its launch in 2006. After leaving the network, Carlos will target other business opportunities.

Laura Caruso was elevated to VP/GM of WTOG/Tampa-St. Petersburg and Tom Canedo was additionally upped to VP/GM of WUPA/Atlanta. Both stations are affiliates of The CW Network and owned by CBS Television Station group.

Sony Pictures Television is expanding the scope of duties for David Mumford, EVP/Planning and Research. David will now manage research for SPT and offer strategic insight across all sectors of SPT’s businesses globally. Furthermore, David heads all program, sales and corporate research for SPT.

Later — John
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12.21.10

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