Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Cynopsis: Classified Advantage
02.07.12

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, February 7, 2012, and this is your weekly issue of Cynopsis: Classified Advantage!

Standing Out in a Crowd

With so many people looking for a job interview these days, how do you stand out from the crowd?  Easy, don’t ask for one.  Instead, ask for an informational interview, better yet, don’t call it that, just a cup of coffee and twenty minutes to ask someone’s expertise about a company and its industry.

When you meet someone at a social function, the worst thing you can do is ask for a job.  It will immediately put the person on edge and they will do everything they can to avoid you, and may even suggest to their friends to do the same.

They are not there to hire you, they are there to relax and have a good time.  Provide that for them by congratulating them on what a wonderful job they are doing for their company.

Show an interest in the company by saying something that only an insider or someone who has done research would know.  This will often peak the interest of the person you’re talking to.  Discussing business with someone who has very little knowledge of the business is always tiresome, however, discussing business with a person with some expertise can be a very engaging experience.  Be the latter.

When you have accomplished this, it is an easy segue to setting an appointment to discuss the company and the industry further.  But remember, never ask for a job, your interest is purely informational.

The trick to the informational interview, is to peak the interest of the person you’re talking to the extent that they want to assist you because they find you interesting, intelligent and productive.

To accomplish this takes a lot of research of the person you are talking to, the company, and the industry.  Ask questions that allows the person to brag a bit about what they have done.  Ask questions that someone outside the industry would not think to ask.  And ask questions that peak the person’s interest in you, by being well informed, well mannered and articulate.

This approach isn’t only for social occasions, but for any occasions, even those like job fairs.  Remember, you want to stand out, everyone at a job fair wants a job, but you want information.

Next Issue: Enthusiasm Sells!

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 ~
Ten Tips on How to Move Ahead and Find Opportunities Within Your Own Company
by Mary Olson-Menzel

In this economy, many professionals are hesitant to take risks and make big career moves… so why not work to get promoted in your own organization?
Listed are helpful tips to making that happen and to “bloom where you are planted”

  • Keep an open mind; don’t look at your role in the company as only what your position description says.
  • If an opportunity to do more presents itself, jump on it.  It could lead to more exposure and an expansion of your skill set, which eventually could lead to a promotion!
  • Get involved, with teams both in the work place and work related clubs.  The more people you know outside of your own department could lead to cross functional development.
  • Be proactive in making your boss and the department you work for, look good.   When you make your boss look good, that only reflects well upon you.  As a result, if your boss gets promoted, you could be next in line.
  • Help others within the organization. Mentor those who are more junior than you.  In addition to helping them further their careers within the organization, it makes you look good… and you never know where they will end up and be able to help you at some point in the future.
  • Be a team player, other members of your team will appreciate it and want to help you succeed.
  • Remember the ABC’s – Always be connecting with others.
  • Keep an attitude of “abundance”, look at things from a “win win” perspective  the better off the company is, the better off you are!
  • Avoid at all costs the “what’s in it for me” trap  people don’t like to work with those who are only out for themselves.
  • Above all  do your job, do it well and with passion and the rest tends to fall into place. (If it doesn’t, it might be time to use that network and find a new job!)

Mary Olson-Menzel [email protected] Partner, Ascend Executive Search www.ascendexec.com 20+ years of experience working in corporate America and executive search consulting. She specializes in senior level recruitment across digital, print, broadcast and cable media and runs Ascend’s New York office.
 

~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~
Questions from our Readers
Answered by Mary Olson-Menzel

If I don’t have a large professional/personal network, how much lower are my chances of getting a good job?

I cannot stress enough, the importance of a professional/personal network. It does not have to be large, but it needs to be high quality. Your network is a group of people who you can trust and who you know will help you out when you need it. Your network is built on common interests (professional or personal) and made up of people that you would go out of your way to help or vice versa.

This quality network should be made up of people that you know well and would be happy to refer to others. Of course, its great to have a large network, but a large network means nothing if the quality of the relationships is not there.

Are signing bonuses always broached by the employer? Is there an acceptable way for someone who has been offered a job to bring up the possibility of a signing bonus? Is there a ratio of salary to signing bonus that is considered the industry norm?

Ahhhh, signing bonuses… gone are the days when signing bonuses were the norm. In a day when most companies are cutting back and “doing more with less” – a signing bonus is actually just that, a bonus. Usually a signing bonus would be broached by the employer, but I have seen many cases where the signing bonus is an add on – a negotiation tactic, most common when the salary being offered is not as high as the expectations of the potential employee would like. 

Employers will sometimes add on a small bonus to keep the new employee “whole”. Other negotiation tactics can come in the way of a relocation bonus, a promise of a six month review based on performance or extra vacation.

Mary Olson-Menzel [email protected] Partner, Ascend Executive Search www.ascendexec.com Senior level recruitment and coaching across digital, print, broadcast and cable media.

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


A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE


Cynopsis: Sports Media Awards

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Entry Deadline: March 16, 2012  |   Late Submissions: March 30, 2012
Awards Event: Summer 2012 (NYC)

Click here to learn about the Awards program & enter online!



JOB OF THE WEEK…

REGIONAL ACCOUNT EXEC

Screenvision Cinema

LA

4+yrs exp selling media advertising. ‘Develop& sell integ’d progs from concept thru sale. Ext travel req’d.

Res/apply at: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=1195901

OTHER INDUSTRY JOBS OF INTEREST …

manage digital partnerships for Starz Digital Media
Digital Media, Mgr Digital Media
Starz Entertainment
NYC NY
https://careers.starz.com/StarzCareers/default.aspx?Tab=ddb54a17-24f1-480a-8fe4-7e521f94c2ff

maintain a thorough knowledge of mobile products and technologies, competitive offerings, and mobile consumer insights and trends
Mobile Product Director   2820
Scripps Networks Interactive
NYC NY
http://www.scrippsnetworks.com/job_search.aspx?code=jobsearch

analyze product requirements, collaborate on the product and support the implementation of solutions using Ruby on Rails
Vice President, Technology   2829
Scripps Networks Interactive
NYC NY
http://www.scrippsnetworks.com/job_search.aspx?code=jobsearch

owns senior level client relationships and works to contribute strategic value beyond day-to-day operations
VP, Client Partner Client Engagement   10178
Razorfish
NYC NY
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/10178/job

take the lead in finding, organizing and managing competitive information – develop a “research infrastructure”
Vice President, TV Research
Current
NYC NY
http://current.com/jobs.htm

oversee the development and execution of all content for BET Digital
Vice President, Digital Content   92
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=92

support Senior Vice-President in the development and implementation of strategic plans to grow and promote BET properties, new show launches, and key initiatives across the entire organization
Senior Director-Consumer Marketing   126
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=126

act as a true generalist and HR partner for the ad sales department
HR Director- Ad Sales   118
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=118

responsible for executing solid designs that speak to the creative and art direction provided.
Senior Designer
Organic
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5214

responsible for building and managing a new team which will service agency trade desks, independent trade desks, and marketers
Director of Services, Trading Desks
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/open-positions

responsible for building and managing the team of technical staff who service our strategic partnerships
Director/Manager of Services, Platform Group
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/open-positions

responsible for developing a deep knowledge of our client’s business and driving results using data analysis
Strategic Analyst
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/open-positions

serve as a critical member of NBCUniversal’s Internal Communications team
Director, HR Communications   4462BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

responsible for creating, producing and supervising the airing of msnbc weekend programming
Senior Producer   4150BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

partner with Oxygen Programming Finance Director to prepare and present operational plans and analysis?
Oxygen Programming Finance Manager   4453BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

leading the development of branded products for mobile phones, tablets and new platforms for Entertainment Group properties
Mobile Product Manager
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

be a member of Nickelodeon’s Brand & Consumer Insights Research Team, which supports all of Nickelodeon’s various lines of business with non-ratings-based brand and consumer insights
Director, Quantitative Research
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

responsible for providing strategic reporting and analytical insights to the entire central product group including video, social media and mobile platforms
Analyst, Product Optimization, Global Digital Media
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

lead development of conceptual treatments, write copy & scripts, direct art direction and post-production of on-air promos spots and campaigns for MTV, MTV 2 and mtvU
Sr. Writer/Producer, MTV
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

primarily responsible for the production and distribution of ratings, syndicated research and VOD reports to support CDM in their efforts to gain and maintain distribution for all MTVN/BETN/EPIX content
Sr. Research Analyst
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

develop communication documents/grids to track status of projects and cross-divisional collaboration. Generate reports/updates for stakeholders
Coordinator, Corporate Responsibility Marketing & Communications
Viacom
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

responsible for guiding specific project tracks across large scale new development
Senior Product Manager   25393BR
Walt Disney Corporation
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

responsible for all digital ad sales strategy
Director, Digital Sales Strategy   24982BR
Walt Disney Corporation
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

responsible for all digital ad sales strategy
Director, Digital Sales Strategy   24982BR
Walt Disney Corporation
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

act as liaison between international digital media commercial teams and domestic planning and delivery departments to ensure accurate and timely execution of all client campaigns
Manager-Intl Advertising Ops & Inventory   5246
Discovery Communications
NYC NY
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/5246/job

accountable for creating and executing digital extensions of a portfolio of BBC America properties
Digital Producer
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/jobs/

day to day management and motivation of a publicity manager, publicist and a co-ordinator
Director Publicity, BBC America
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/jobs/

manage the license of BBC properties to selected digital video platforms in the United States, including multi-platform digital VOD and EST clients
Director, Digital Distribution and Business Development
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/jobs/

responsible for supporting research projects for Sales and Distribution (Digital Distribution and Latin America businesses) and the Corporate Consumer Insights team
Senior Analyst, Consumer Insights and Corporate Research
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/jobs/

responsible for project management of mobile and tablet development projects for Showtime Digital Media
Mobile Project Manager   10357BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

negotiate and draft agreements for programming, marketing, sales, mobile and technology deals
Director, Business and Legal Affairs   10739BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

assist in the development of show websites including top shows like Project Runway, Army Wives, Drop Dead Diva and Dance Moms for myLifetime.com and other digital properties
Associate Producer-Digital Media   121118
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

legal and strategic support for U.S., Canadian and Caribbean distribution of 10 A+E networks (plus HD and VOD), including A&E, History and Lifetime, on cable, satellite, telco, and alternative technology platforms
Distribution Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs (NY)   119820
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

focus on brand research and support of the marketing departments for A&E, History and Lifetime
Manager, Brand Insights   121084
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

defining the History.com show site strategy and development
Producer-Digital Media   103302
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

responsible for the technical development and operations of the AETN websites, mobile applications, web-based video, and other related services
VP – Digital Media Technology   112900
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

develop and implement truTV s current programming content strategy
VP, Current Programming truTV
Turner Broadcasting System
NYC NY
http://www.turner.com/careers/job-search

product Optimization, Global Digital Media
develop accurate and actionable technical estimates and scope to support digital development
? Director, Product Development Global X   25791BR
ESPN
Bristol CT
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

planning and managing budgets, driving operational excellence, supporting new initiatives, and ensuring strong controllership across the Programming, Longform, Marketing, PR and Research departments
Vice President Programming Finance, CNBC   4400BR
NBCUniversal
Englewood Cliffs NJ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

prepares and reviews financial analyses on a regular basis, including analyses of growth, profitability, returns, investments and cash flow
Manager, Corporate Development
Comcast
Philadelphia PA
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

primary Content Rights and Clearance Analyst for music, footage & photo clearances for the Production, Programming and Digital Groups, Creative Services, and related cross-platform brand extensions
Content Clearance Analyst   115
BET Networks
Washington DC
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=115

manage team of 6+ Project managers, setting goals and priorities to maximize success
Director – Project Management    5261
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/5261/job

utilize editorial judgment while proactively ensuring that our digital media content is timely, compelling, relevant and appropriate
Digital Media Producer-Comcast SportsNet MidAtlantic   4476BR
NBCUniversal
Bethesda MD
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

responsible for all mobile and interactive platforms operated by Travel Channel Digital
Director, Mobile   2810
Scripps Networks Interactive
Chevy Chase MD
http://www.scrippsnetworks.com/job_search.aspx?code=jobsearch

responsible for day-to-day analytics support for Travel Channel websites
Digital Sr. Research Analyst   2794
Scripps Networks Interactive
Chevy Chase MD
http://www.scrippsnetworks.com/job_search.aspx?code=jobsearch

focus on our portfolio of media/entertainment brands and will be part of an internal digital agency team responsible for the day-to-day management of media advertising campaigns
Digital Media Specialist    2787
Scripps Networks Interactive
Knoxville TN
http://www.scrippsnetworks.com/job_search.aspx?code=jobsearch

establish a vision for, and contribute to the leadership, direction, and growth of the business intelligence team
Director, Business Intelligence   2581
Scripps Networks Interactive
Knoxville TN
http://www.scrippsnetworks.com/job_search.aspx?code=jobsearch

partner with business clients on initiatives in areas of organizational effectiveness, change management, strategic human resources planning, and on the design of department infrastructure/culture
HR Business Partner   39370
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

develop the marketing and messaging strategies for Unscripted programming for TNT
Sr Marketing Manager
Turner Broadcasting System
Atlanta GA
http://www.turner.com/careers/job-search

approves transactions, evaluates opportunities, and makes recommendations regarding project progress and future business opportunities
Analyst 2, Finance & Accounting
Comcast
Sunrise FL
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

responsible for evaluating and setting the strategic direction for Viacom’s global benefit plansroducer, MTV
Director, International Employee Benefits
MTV Networks
Miami FL
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

oversee the content of existing channels (currently Studio Universal)
Programming Director   4444BR
NBCUniversal
Miami FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

act as a liaison between software vendors, the Telemundo Studios, Telemundo Network, and technical teams to support the production and operations with the management of tools and user’s support
Applications Development Manager   3817BR
NBCUniversal
Miami FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

book and confirm ad campaign orders within tight deadlines for air on multiple networks
Booking & Copy Specialist
Turner Broadcasting
Miami FL
http://www.turner.com/careers/job-search

create & produce high quality creative concepts for client sponsored on-air promos, short subjects, contests, capsules and special projects
Creative Producer   5251
Discovery Communications
Miami FL
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/5251/job

managing the design and development of publicly released mobile apps and web sites from conception through launch
Product Manager, Mobile   10557BR
CBS Corporation
Fort Lauderdale FL
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsible for the development and execution of the programming strategy for all new and existing BBC Worldwide Channels within LATAM
VP of Programming  LatAm
BBC America
Coral Gables FL
http://www.bbcamerica.com/jobs/

oversee and supervise locally produced events, reviewing all productions for quality control and ensuring that local originated programming is on budget and produced to the Fox Sports Net standards
Executive Producer   FNG0000951
Fox Networks
Minneapolis MN
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

help design and implement a systems architecture consisting of cloud computing and virtualization technologies
Cloud Computing Engineer
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

develop and execute Vibes’ marketing communications strategy and programs to secure and maintain position as the most recognizable and highly regarded mobile CRM provider in the industry
Director of Marketing Communications
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

own marketing strategy and execution to secure and maintain position as the most recognizable and highly regarded mobile CRM provider in the industry
VP of Marketing
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

collect feedback from clients, consumers, and Vibes’ Client Services team and translate user needs to product requirements
Business Analyst
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

planning and placement of various media buys spanning multiple channels and markets
Media Buyer
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

responsible for the overall creative supervision of projects being managed by the Strategy and Emerging Businesses team
Design Director – Emerging Technology    5256
Discovery Communications
Chicago IL
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/5256/job

counsels, orientates, and trains managers and supervisors on the interpretation and administration of Human Resources policies
Senior Manager, Human Resources
Comcast
Pittsburgh PA
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

provides technical and business oversight to all projects within the office
Technology Director   10403
Razorfish
Austin TX
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/10403/job

develop front-to-end data driven strategies that align with Cox Media Sales and Marketing’s objectives and programs
Senior Marketing Analyst   38407
Cox Media
Omaha NE
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

provides research and assistance to leadership in the development and design of new projects
Project Mgr, Project Management
Comcast
Englewood CO
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

develop the digital marketing strategy and lead the execution of the digital marketing plan for Starz’ new Original series
Digital Marketing, Executive Director Digital Marketing
Starz Entertainment
Englewood CO
https://careers.starz.com/StarzCareers/default.aspx?Tab=ddb54a17-24f1-480a-8fe4-7e521f94c2ff

organize, direct, and support all planning and scheduling activities for the Starz flagship channel and related multiplex domestic Pay-TV linear and High Definition (HD) movie channels
Network Operations, Director Program Planning & Scheduling
Starz Entertainment
Englewood CO
https://careers.starz.com/StarzCareers/default.aspx?Tab=ddb54a17-24f1-480a-8fe4-7e521f94c2ff

manage the development and execution of integrated consumer-facing marketing initiatives and programs that touch STARZ  (STE) various digital channels,
Web Marketing, Senior Manager Digital Marketing
Starz Entertainment
Englewood CO
https://careers.starz.com/StarzCareers/default.aspx?Tab=ddb54a17-24f1-480a-8fe4-7e521f94c2ff

provides day-to-day functional management of Account Managers and Senior Account Managers, demonstrating a high-level of proficiency with digital campaign set-up, management, reporting, analysis, and optimization
Manager, Advertising Services   10422
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/10422/job

responsible for growing National market revenue share
National Sales Manager   10832BR
CBS Corporation
Seattle WA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

manage and oversee the day to day execution of social media campaigns for G4TV?
Social Media Coordinator – G4   4457BR
NBCUniversal
Los Angeles CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

responsible for integrating social media in-broadcast strategies, including content, execution, artwork and measurement
Social Media Producer   FOX0000O2
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

delivering content, stories, information and FOX Sports message into the social media space
Coordinator, Social Media   FOX0000O3
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

all General Ledger reporting (statement of operations & balance sheet)
Finance Manager   FNG0000947
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

maximize resources and opportunities between broadcast, .com and social media
Social Media Manager   FOX0000O4
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

working with sales management/department to develop and execute programs which drive revenue
Marketing & Promotions Director   23616BR
ESPN
Los Angeles CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

provide oversight for on-air and online programming
Director, Communications
Current
Los Angeles CA
http://current.com/jobs.htm

lead the development of all Hulu sponsorships and promotions while complimenting our content offering, innovative ad products, and clean user experience
Advertising Solutions Promotions Manager
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

participate in various stages of our content acquisition process, including formulating content strategy, sourcing new opportunities, negotiating agreements, and maintaining long-term partner relationships
Content Acquisition Specialist
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

management of advertising campaigns on and off Hulu
Media Strategy Manager
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

hold primary ownership at Hulu for using all means available to maximize audience and success for a group of original and exclusively licensed shows on Hulu.com and Hulu Plus
Show Lead  Original and Exclusive Programming
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

license and sell movie and TV content and expand sales opportunities internationally for all of our programs specifically in Eastern Europe, Greece, Turkey, Middle East and Africa
Sales, Director of Sales
Starz Entertainment
Burbank CA
https://careers.starz.com/StarzCareers/default.aspx?Tab=ddb54a17-24f1-480a-8fe4-7e521f94c2ff

draft, review, negotiate and interpret contracts and other documentation
Counsel, Legal Affairs   3453BR
NBCUniversal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

support the Manager, Business Insights in creating and maintaining complex, structured business performance models and process as well as providing support in the annual operating plan, Monthly forecasts, product initiative forecasting, and ad hoc analysis
Business Insights Analyst   20901BR
Walt Disney Corporation
North Hollywood CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

managing the delivery team, and developing and managing project/program schedules, scope and budgets
Senior Project Manager
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5162

~ RECAP: THIS WEEK’S CYNOPSIS CLASSIFIEDS ~

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/GSTV/NEW YORK: Largest nat’l away from home TV network seeks a sales planner with strong exp working closely with advertising sales. Apply at: http://gstv.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-251375.html (2/11)

JOB OPENING: SHOWRUNNERS, FIELD PRODUCERS, POST PRODUCERS & AP¹s /ATLAS MEDIA CORP/NYC: for a Lifestyle/Auction series & a True Crime series. Must have strong story/writing skills, prior related exp. Res to: [email protected] (2/11)

JOB OPENING: DIR, DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA, SYFY/NYC: Brand steward and evangelist in the digital space. Min 5 yrs exp in digital and social mrktgl. Must be an expert in best practices for digital arena. nbcunicareers.com (2/10)

JOB OPENING: SR FINANCIAL ANALYST/IFC/NYC: – 2+ yrs finance, budgeting, forecasting exp. TV/Film exp. Acctng exp a+. Send res to [email protected] (2/10)

JOB OPENING: TALENT DVLPMT SPECIALIST/Nat Geo TV/: Exp’d talent dev person to oversee casting, targeted talent & dev search. Success in finding talent, hosts & char for non-fic TV series. Apply www.nationalgeographic.com ID 4866 EOE (2/9)

JOB OPENING: VP, BUS/LEGAL AFFAIRS/Fox/LA: Anlyz contracts in resp to bus/client group questions, prvd nec rsrch info to depts & execs. JD req + CA bar membrshp. Req. 7+ yrs trans exp w/ 3-5 yrs bus.affrs. www.foxcareers.com FNG0000889 (2/9)

JOB OPENING: SR MANAGER INTEGRATED AD SALES MARKETING/ION/NY: Create/execute Integrated Ad Sales solutions & cross platform B2B Marketing campaigns. Experience 5+ years sales marketing. Apply at [email protected] EOE (2/9)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR MANAGER, PROGRAM RESEARCH/NBC Universal/NY: Manage top line and detailed ratings reporting, audience profiling, and highlights covering Oxygen and its competitors. www.nbcunicareers.com Job#4291BR (2/9)

JOB OPENING: MKTG MGR AD SALES/DIG MEDIA/NBC/NY: Dvlp sales opps/create packaging/sales materials, collab w/ site teams to devp advsng opps, 6/8 yrs at an agency/media co/sales org, with 5 yrs int exp BA req/MBA pref.  www.nbcunicareers.com (2/9)

JOB OPENING: DIR/PRICING, PLANNING/Sportsman Channel/WI or NY: Mng ad sales rev, inv, pricing. BA deg or 5+ yrs ad sales exp w cable network. Full info/apply: www.thesportsmanchannel.com (2/8)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL BUSINESS REPORTING ANALYST/ESPN/NY or WA: 2 yrs exp. in business reporting, knowledge of online advertising operations, advanced exp. w/ MS Excel, media/agency exp. a +. REQ ID 21743 http://espncareers.com (2/8)

JOB OPENING: REG’L MGR SALES MKTG/LA: NCC Media seeks candidate to write strategic presentations & effective collateral to support ad sales & bus dvlpmnt teams.  nccmedia.com/careers or send resume to [email protected] (2/8)

JOB OPENING: MGR-INTEGRATED AD SLS MRKTG/Discovery/NY: Responsible for dvlpmnt/execution of mrktg sponsorships & opportunities for Advertising Clients; 5+yrs relevant integrated mrktg exp; http://careers.discovery.com/ #5174 (2/8)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXEC/Screenvision Cinema/NYC: 4+yrs exp selling multi-media pkgs direct to clnt/agcy.Close new biz & build integ’d progs from concept thru sale. Res/apply at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=1195751 (2/8)

JOB OPENING: REVENUE ANALYST/iN DEMAND/NYC: Prepare analyses, evaluate perf benchmarks, develop new methodologies & support bus dev initiatives. Bachelor’s in Finance/Acct & 1-3 yrs. Apply: [email protected]. No relo.(2/7)

JOB OPENING: SR RSRCH ANALYST/Screenvision Cinema/NYC: 3+yrs exp; proficient w/Nielsen & Rsrch systems. Ability to analyze data & exe for sales in fast pace environ. Res/apply at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=1186531 (2/7)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCTION MGR/AMC/NYC: Manage workflow of On-Air dept. Work closely with the Dir of Production. Oversee numerous projects. Send resume to [email protected] (2/7)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCTION ASST (TEMP)/AMC/NYC: 1 yr exp in production/creative svcs. Ability to work flex hours/sched. Send resume to [email protected] (2/7)

JOB OPENING: MKTG EXEC/HOLLYWOOD: Dvlp/implement mktg strategies, including social media, for small boutique company with TV/Film/Web, restaurant and real estate portfolio. Send resumes and qualifications to: [email protected] (2/7)

JOB OPENING: TV EXEC/HOLLYWOOD: Acquire IP, dvlp and take out scripted and reality pitches to cable & broadcast networks for a small boutique TV/Film company with hit cable series. Send resumes & qualifications to: [email protected] (2/7)

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].

~ RECAP: THIS WEEK IN EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

 Half Yard Productions promoted Michele Kurtz to VP/Development and Jeff Strong was named to the newly-created role as Creative Director.  Jeff will report to Michele Kurtz while based at the company’s Bethesda headquarters.  Also for its New York office, Jordana Starr was appointed Executive Producer, reporting to Nicole Sorrenti, Executive Producer/VP of Programming. 

Regina “Genie” Thomas was elevated to VP/Original Programming at BET Networks.  In her new position, Genie will continue to head reality series and develop new unscripted content for BET and Centric. 

Former GSN executive Dennis Gillespie was hired by Outside Television as SVP/Distribution.  Dennis will head the network’s distribution and expand its reach through forging partnerships with multichannel providers and online companies. 

UK-based producer Wag TV added Shannon Malone as VP/Development to spearhead the company’s new office in Washington, D.C.  Shannon joins from National Geographic Channel where she was Director/Development and worked in production at NGC and at the Discovery Networks. 

Sandra Dewey received a promotion as EVP/Head of Business Affairs at Turner Entertainment Networks (TEN) and Cartoon Network Originals.  In her new role, Sandra will continue to oversee business affairs and production for TNT, TBS and TCM originals encompassing scripted and unscripted series, long-form limited series, movies, documentaries, specials and comedy festivals in addition to new media and advertiser-driven initiatives.  Sandra also manages business affairs for truTV and Cartoon Network Originals.  Based in Los Angeles, Sandra reports to Steve Koonin, President, Turner Entertainment Networks and to Stuart Snyder, President/COO, Turner Broadcasting’s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media group (AYAKM).

Independent distributor DRG has enlarged its rights management practice and in so doing has appointed Charlotte H, , a, rgreaves as SVP/Marketing and Business Development.  Charlotte will head new busines,, s and into digital arenas as well as assisting brand development growth through acquisitions, exploiting brands across vi, , deo and social gaming, live events, music and licensing and merchandising.  She will report to Jonathan Jackson, COO.

Former ABC News Senior Producer Dan Arnall joins Bloomberg as Executive Producer/News for Bloomberg Television.  Based in New York, Dan will manage Bloomberg’s television newsgathering and editorial in the US.  He will also be involved to integrate video content via Bloomberg’s multimedia properties including Bloomberg.com and Bloomberg Mobile.

Outdoor Channel named Christy Benson as Director/Affiliate Marketing, effective immediately.  Additionally, Russell Cooper was added at the network as Director/Affiliate Sales and Marketing for the Central Region.  Christy remains based in Temecula, CA, reporting to Randy Brown, EVP/Affiliate Sales and Marketing.  Russell will be based in Fort Mill, SC and reports to Daniel Soane, VP/Central Division and Emerging Media.

Independent digital agency, AKQA has expanded its reach into more international markets and has opened a new office in Paris.  This marks the company’s eighth office in various parts of the world.  At launch, AKQA opens the new Paris office with its client Nike and heading the creative team are: Peter Lund, Creative Director; Nicolai Smith, Associate Creative Director; and Julien Veillon, Associate Creative DirectorGuy Wieynk, serving as AKQA’s European Managing Director, will head management of the new Paris office.

Betsy Rella was tapped as VP/Ad Sales Research for The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) based in New York.  Betsy will spearhead all ad sales research activities and will manage the cable and digital ad sales research team.  She reports to Indira Venkat, SVP/Strategic Research and Consumer Insights, TWCC.

Effective immediately, Entravision Communications Corporation upped Donald Daboub to Station Manager for the company’s television, radio and interactive media assets in the Denver, Colorado Springs and Aspen markets.  Previously, Donald was the GSM for these markets and has been with the company since 2006.

Production entity Prometheus Entertainment promoted Scott Hartford to CCO and Kim Sheerin to COO.  Scott will manage all facets of development, working closely with President/CEO, Kevin J. Burns to create new reality and non-fiction programming for cable networks.  Kim will now head all daily operations and deal with operational efficiency and fiscal oversight across the company.  Both Scott and Kim report directly to Kevin Burns. 

Original Productions elevated Jeff Conroy to the newly-created role as EVP/Programming and Sarah Whalen to VP/Programming.  Prior to these advancements, Jeff was VP/Programming while Sarah was Co-Executive Producer/Series Producer of Ax Men.

Effective immediately, NBC News appointed Jeff Rossen as National Investigative Correspondent for Today.  Jeff will spearhead Today’s newly-formed investigative unit, Rossen Reports where he and a team of producers will file special investigative stories for Today in addition to NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and Dateline.

Melanie Wickham joins Absolute Post New York as Executive Producer to head all production logistics and daily operations of the company.  Melanie will report to CEO David Smith. 

Michael Breedlove takes on the new position as Director/Digital Media Development with The Inspiration Networks

Former MSNBC Senior Director/Brand Marketing Adam Deutsch is now with ESPN as Senior Director/Product Development for Global X Games Digital.  Adam will oversee produce development and management across all platforms including online, apps, mobile and tablet as the company expands the X Games brand worldwide.

Leftfield Pictures added Ed Simpson to become the company’s first Head/Business Development.  Ed will be in charge of all corporate development and branded entertainment deals for the company encompassing partnerships and licensing and merchandising among other duties.

National Geographic Channels International elevated Germaine Deagan Sweet to SVP/Global Content Sales.  Germaine will now manage the restructured Global Content Sales team which has expanded its worldwide coverage with team members and local resources in NGC offices located in London, Paris, Madrid, Warsaw, Washington, D.C., Rome, Moscow and Tokyo.  Germaine is based in London and will report to James Bond, CFO, National Geographic Channels Worldwide. 

Bob Reid, EVP/GM of The Africa Channel is retiring from the network as of March 1.  Bob has been with the network for seven years and was part of the original team that launched The African Channel in 2005.  Bob headed the network’s programming, production, marketing and affiliate sales as well as strategic planning.  Following his departure from the network, Bob will move to Accra, Ghana to establish an independent production company that will offer content to The Africa Channel.  He will further manage production operations for the network’s existing Kampala, Uganda bureau and will open the Accra bureau by late March. 

Former SVP/Editorial with CNN/US Nancy Lane was appointed Executive Producer of CBSNews.com.  Nancy will head, all editorial for CBS News’ digital assets, social media and mobile apps.  Nancy takes over her new position immediately.

Effective immediately, Asia TV USA tapped Timothy Boell as Group Head/Distribution.  Based in New York, Timothy will manage all distribution activities for Veria Living and Zee TV  Americas while reporting to CEO Suresh Bala Iyer.

Nonfiction and reality production company, Left/Right hired two new executives and promoted a third executive.  Nina L. Diaz will join as SVP/Current Production where she will be involved in both development and ongoing series production.  Anneka Jones was elevated to SVP/Development and she will continue to spearhead and manage the company’s expanding development team in addition to heading the company’s ongoing staffing and recruiting efforts.  Angie Day was added as VP/Development and Current Production.

Twentieth Television, Inc. named Lisa Kridos as Executive Producer of The Ricki Lake Show, the new syndicated talk show hosted and executive produced by Ricki Lake.  Currently, the show is sold in 93% of the US and will premiere in September.  Prior to this appointment, Lisa has been the Executive Producer of KTTV-FOX’s Good Day LA, the top-rated morning show in Los Angeles.

Paul FitzPatrick, President/COO of RLTV was named CEO of the network as of January 1, 2012.  Paul succeeded Founder John Erickson who will continue as Executive Chairman. 

Fisher Interactive Network (FIN) hired Ryan Moore as its new Director/Digital Sales.  Ryan will concentrate on managing and increasing revenues and leading the digital marketing team and expand the company’s multiplatform marketing activities.

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