Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Cynopsis: Classified Advantage
01.31.12

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, January 31, 2012, and this is your weekly issue of Cynopsis: Classified Advantage!

Companies that are Having Problems

Companies that are filing for bankruptcies or reorganizing are not to be ignored in difficult economic times.  Though their futures will be uncertain, getting a job may be more important for your immediate situation, and could help with the long term.

When something has gone wrong at the company, and unless they are closing their doors completely, they are going to need new people with new ideas to get them back on solid financial ground.

They are going to need financial people who can find ways of cutting costs and raising capital.

Engineers who can develop a less expensive way of creating a product.

Marketing people who can direct the company into new demographics and improve the branding in their current markets.

Sales people who believe in the company and what they do.

People who can negotiate with everyone from bankers to unions, suppliers to customers.

HR people who can find the kind of new talent the company will require to become a profitable enterprise.

And most importantly, leaders.  Obviously something went wrong with the company and its leadership if it finds itself in this position.  Which means they will probably at least some C level positions open.  Many of these positions will create incentive based contracts, rather than straight salary, but if you are the right person for the job, it could become very lucrative.

So if you read about a company that is having tough times, don’t dismiss them as potential employer.  Worst case scenario, you are at the same point in your job search as you were yesterday, best case scenario, you are on the ground level of a newly reorganized and incredibly successful company.  Either way, what do you have to lose?

Next Issue: Stand Out From the Crowd

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 ~
Don’t Fall Trap to the Waiting Game During Your Job-Search Process
by Joel Garfinkle

You’ve done all your homework. You’ve developed a solid plan for your job search and have carefully researched two dozen potential employers. By leveraging your personal network, you’ve identified the hiring manager in each company and have sent out your brilliantly crafted cover letter and resume tailored to each company’s specific needs.

Now it’s just a matter of waiting for the phone to ring.  Right?
Wrong!

Don’t fall trap to the waiting game during your job-search process. Use this critical time to your advantage by:

1.      Working your personal networks: Continue to make contacts with old friends, clients and associates. Since most jobs are found through networking, you should be spending most of your time in this key area.

2.      Expanding your personal networks: Get involved in civic organizations or attend various business seminars or events. A two-hour luncheon meeting can result in a dozen new contacts.

3.      Augmenting your credentials: Are there key skills you lack or need to improve? Sign up for an on-line class or check out what’s available at your local community college.

4.      Practicing your interviewing skills: There are plenty of resources available for you to gain a better insight into how to improve your interviewing skills. Work with a friend or your spouse to help make the role-play session as realistic as possible. Record and play back the session to diagnose and fix problem areas.

5.      Taking care of yourself: The job search process can be stressful. So use this “free” time to “sharpen the saw” as management guru Steven Covey would say. Begin an exercise or weight-loss program. Read a self-help book. Take up a new hobby or volunteer for a nonprofit that is near and dear to your heart.

The average time for an unemployed person to find a job in today’s economy is almost 40 weeks  a historic high. By developing and carefully following your job search strategy, you should be able to significantly reduce that time. In the meantime, rather than worrying and wringing your hands, use this time wisely to one-up the competition by improving your job prospects as well as yourself.

Joel Garfinkle is a professional motivational and keynote speaker that is recognized as one of the top 50 executive coaches in America. Not your average, motivational speaker, Joel uses his background in executive coaching, performance improvement, and change management to empower associations and corporate audiences to create more fulfilling work and to achieve their full leadership potential.

~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~
Questions from our Readers
Answered by Joel Garfinkle

If I have a personal website that contains all the information that my resume and cover letter would, can I send a brief email when applying for a job, directing them to my site?

Yes, you can.  However, it is important to remember that many employers are very busy and will have many applicants.  The extra time it will take them to click on the link and head to your website, peruse it for details that match their job description, and make a decision on whether they want to consider calling you for an interview could make them decide you just aren’t worth the time.  Many want to see the qualifications in the cover letter and the resume right there in front of them.

If you do send a potential employer to your personal website, make certain your personal website is extremely professional.  You need to concern yourself with the content as well as whether your website is aesthetically pleasing and professional.

What is the best way of asking someone to write a reference for you without putting them on the spot?

Asking someone to write a reference does require some finesse in most cases.  You want to make sure you are asking someone who will write you a good reference and feels comfortable doing so. 

When you have decided who you want to ask, you should ask for a potential reference in a way that allows you to determine what type of letter they will write for you.  You don’t just want a reference letter, you want a good recommendation.  When asking for a potential reference, you should ask them if they feel comfortable writing you a good reference letter or if they are familiar enough with your recent job performance and responsibilities that they will be able to write a good recommendation.  This way, if they do not want to give you a good recommendation, they can politely decline without having to go into detail.

During Joel’s tenure as an outplacement consultant, he has written many books from topics ranging from Getting Ahead to Find a Job in 14 Days. If you are asking for a raise or negotiating a higher salary, order Get Paid What You’re Worth.

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Attorney who will be drafting and negotiating contracts for one of the top cable companies

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OTHER INDUSTRY JOBS OF INTEREST …

responsible for all aspects of segment from initial pitch to air;write scripts; assemble required video, graphic and other visual elements;pitch timely and unique stories;assemble the necessary production elements for interviews
Segment Producer
Current
NYC NY
http://current.com/jobs.htm

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

direct the management and development of consumer marketing strategies, plans and advertising campaigns for CENTRIC’s iconic properties, initiatives, and show launches
Director, Consumer Marketing
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=125

responsible for overall operations of the departmental processes
Director, OnTV Operations Digital
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=84

primary contact of the Sales Service department to the Account Executive regarding all assigned accounts
Sales Planner
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=87

provide strategic insight into user behavior and help inform site content, design and business decisions
Site Analytics Director
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=124

project manage advertiser campaign research on Hulu, from study design and inception through completion
Advertising Research Manager
Hulu
NYC NY
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

Organic’s thought leader in consumer marketing and brand strategy
Executive Director, Strategy
Organic
NYC NY or Detroit MI
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5154

responsible for the successful delivery of large-scale client engagements and/or multiple smaller engagements for a single client
Manager, Engagement Management
Organic
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5165

responsible for negotiating complex business relationships with important partners and clients
VP Business Development
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/open-positions

work with the Product team to understand the value of new products in the pipeline and develop a complementary, comprehensive go-to-market plan
Commercialization Manager
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/open-positions

proactively review customer contracts to understand revenue recognition and billing
Senior Accountant
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/open-positions

developing and executing an implementation plan that will make customers amazingly successful with our real time ad platform solutions
Implementation Consultant
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/open-positions

develop and evolve curriculum for Leadership @ AppNexus
Director, Learning and Development
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/open-positions

responsible for the custom integration of BI software and systems with our cloud infrastructure and large data-warehouses
Business Intelligence Specialist
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/open-positions

manage and build a best-in-class team
Director, Sales Operations
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/open-positions

proactively engage in new business conversations with online media and technology companies and qualify their ability to be a successful AppNexus client
Senior Sales Executive
AppNexus
NYC NY
http://www.appnexus.com/open-positions

lead a team that sell a fast-growing and cutting-edge video streaming product developed by NBC Learn
National K-12 Sales Manager – NBC Learn   4368BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

responsible for using primary, syndicated and secondary research sources to curate, synthesize and ultimately write about cultural and industry trends with relevance to our business and our clients’ businesses
Director Trends Research, Strategic Insights Group   4352BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

develops and maintains FOX online digital audience estimates
Analyst, Digital Sales Research   FNG0000908
Fox Networks
NYC NY
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

negotiate licenses and permissions with copyright owners of music, film, TV, video games, online content, books, magazines, record label content, artist management, etc.
Sr. Coordinator – Music & Media Licensing
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

analyze Nielsen data and competitive television landscape to oversee channel monthly scheduling grids with the goal of hitting projected quarterly ratings goals
Director, Multiplatform Programming
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

create Nick ideas based on shows, talent and events for both the brand and Ad Sales to sell to clients
Director, Integrated Marketing
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

plan and execute program scheduling and acquisitions strategy for Spike TV with EVP, Programming
VP Programming
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

manages the portfolio by identifying and grouping related projects and ensuring projects directly contribute to specific strategic objectives
VP Division Portfolio
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

provide key analytic and research support in the company’s continuing reassessment of its growth, investment, product offering, advertising sales and distribution strategies
Senior Analyst, Strategy   1241BR
Walt Disney Corporation
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

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/

develop relationships and conclude initial deals with new digital distribution clients, working closely with SVP, Digital Distribution and Business Development and TV Sales team members as appropriate
Director, Digital Distribution and Business Development
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/jobs/

responsible for conceptualizing, writing, and producing content for Creative Services projects
Writer/Producer
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/jobs/

troubleshooting data integrity within our systems and in the way our data is being showcased with all of our major online retailers
Digital Business Analyst   10405BR
Simon & Schuster
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

ensure the development, testing and implementation of appropriate security plans, products and control techniques
VP, Global Security Operations   10691BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsible for international digitals operations, digital distribution, strategic and operational projects
Managing Dir, Int’l Strategy & Dig Media   120479
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

responsible for managing and executing specific aspects/work streams with strategic consulting projects and web development efforts
Anaytics Manager
Organic
London England
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5182

responsible for concept development, writing, producing, directing and editing of on-air network promotion and marketing material as assigned
Writer/Producer
NESN
Watertown MA
http://www.nesn.com/jobs-at-nesn.html

schedule staff, managers, facilities and equipment to meet the needs of various productions and staff meeting
Operations Scheduling Coordinator
NESN
Watertown MA
http://www.nesn.com/jobs-at-nesn.html

responsible for directing, overseeing and ensuring the quality of the on-air presentation of NESN’s programs
Director
NESN
Watertown MA
http://www.nesn.com/jobs-at-nesn.html

lead and manage the network’s broadcast operations including studio, master control, production and remote operations, and media assets
Director
NESN
Watertown MA
http://www.nesn.com/jobs-at-nesn.html

lead all client-side application development activities on existing and emerging platform, management of the in-house development team as well as working with external development partners and mobile industry partners
Director, Mobile Engineering & Client Application Development   4948BR
ESPN
Bristol CT
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

manage existing partnerships with leagues, promoters and rights agencies. This includes finalizing contracts and ensuring the strategic implementation of rights across all ESPN Deportes platforms
Manager, Programming & Acquisition, ESPN Deportes   24495BR
ESPN
Bristol CT
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

develop, prepare and analyze metrics to measure the effectiveness of HR outcomes globally. A critical component of this role will be working across multiple data sources and applying established statistical methods to gather, analyze, and interpret research data to derive useful information for a business audience
Senior HR Research Analyst   2807BR
ESPN
Bristol CT
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

responsible for building wire frames and graphical designs for the NBC Sports & Olympics digital experience
Senior Designer, NBC Sports & Olympics Digital   4290BR
NBCUniversal
Stamford CT
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

perform independent analysis and respond to court orders, subpoenas, search warrants, and preservation requests on a case-by-case base for company and customer records after requests have been interpreted and authenticated
Specl 2, Business & Legal AffairsLegal Analyst
Comcast
Moorestown NJ
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

develop and guide strategies to help achieve commercial synergies via procurement that fully leverage Comcast’s size and scale
VP, Procurement
Comcast
Philadelphia PA
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

responsible for working collaboratively with peer professionals internally and externally to identify and then strategically mobilize NASCAR resources to support and enhance key promotional and communications initiatives of industry stakeholders
Manager, Stakeholder Communications
NASCAR
Charlotte NC
http://nascar.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/jobs/default.cfm

develop, implement and provide on-going management and administration of sales compensation plans for all field sales personnel
Director, Sales Compensation and Operations   39301
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

provides communications counsel to senior leaders to promote frequent, open communications and incorporate employee communications considerations into planning of all business unit/departmental major initiatives, events and announcements
Director, Internal Business Communications   39276
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

drafting, reviewing, interpreting and/or negotiating a variety of agreements, including property access agreements, easements and license agreements, wiring agreements, service agreements, and general commercial agreements relating to real estate matters in multi-family and master planned communities
Corporate Counsel   39260
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

develop, implement and provide on-going management and administration of sales compensation plans for all field sales personnel
Director, Sales Compensation and Operations   39301
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://www.cox.com/coxcarreer/search.asp

responsible for overseeing the team of producers, copy editors, writers, associate produces and support teams in order to deliver the highest quality production in the most efficient manner
Executive Producer-CNN US
Turner Broadcasting System
Atlanta GA
http://www.turner.com/careers/job-search

responsible for updating documentation, evaluating and testing the company’s current internal controls and disclosure controls for all SOX significant processes
Senior, Financial Compliance
Turner Broadcasting System
Atlanta GA
http://www.turner.com/careers/job-search

coordination and preparation of annual budget
Financial Analyst
NASCAR
Daytona Beach FL
http://nascar.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/jobs/default.cfm

work with the Production team on obtaining proper third party releases on company projects, follow up to make sure all third party releases have been obtained on shoots and properly logged through processing proper paperwork and necessary follow-up
Coordinator, Rights & Clearances
NASCAR
Daytona Beach FL
http://nascar.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/jobs/default.cfm

lead the Brand and Consumer marketing function for GRAND-AM, while having a close synergy with NASCAR
Director, Brand and Consumer Marketing
NASCAR
Daytona Beach FL
http://nascar.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/jobs/default.cfm

responsible for executing the on air programming guide under the general supervision of the Operations, Vice President
Log Scheduler   4356BR
NBCUniversal
Miami FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

responsible for the content of our client’s social media communities, both through consumer interaction and content gathering/creation
Conversation Manager
Organic
Detroit MI
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5228

serve as the key client contact and own short-term and long-term client service relationship and mobile marketing strategy for multiple accounts
Sr. Account Manager, Client Service
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

create innovative, best in class design concepts and templates for mobile marketing campaigns
Interaction Designer
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

oversee the writing, content, and production of the 4, 5, and 6 pm newscasts
Executive Producer News Operations & Digital Technology   10766BR
CBS Corporation
Dallas TX
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsible for the successful coordination and execution of a show
Senior News Producer   3791BR
NBCUniversal
Phoenix AZ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

responsible for executing complex programs to achieve our strategic accounts’ objectives
Solutions Consultant
AppNexus
Seattle WA
http://www.appnexus.com/open-positions

support execution against a strategic account plan; set and achieve quarterly objectives
Strategic Account Director
AppNexus
Seattle WA
http://www.appnexus.com/open-positions

participate in various stages of content acquisition process
Business Development  Content
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

design static and dynamic online campaigns with a specific focus on static and rich media online ads, promotional and marketing support materials and collateral as needed
Creative Services Designer
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

analyzing data trends around impressions, click-through-rates, and cost-per-acquisition related to our digital marketing efforts
Marketing Analytics Manager
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

track multiple inter-dependent projects originating in different time zones
Program Manager  International
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

work closely with FP&A and Content Acquisition teams, both domestic and international
Senior Accountant
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

designing new products, interfaces, and user experiences for a variety connected devices
Senior User Experience Visual Designer
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

work with Hulu Marketing team to define goals and tailor the message
Visual Designer  Web and Advertising
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

provide Business Partner support to E! Entertainment and Comcast Entertainment Studios to facilitate growth in a fun and dynamic working environment ?
Director, Human Resources   4342BR
NBCUniversal
Los Angeles CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

oversee the Digital Media Operations team responsible for fulfillment of media content to NBCUniversal’s distribution outlets
Manager, Digital Media Operations   4340BR
NBCUniversal
Los Angeles CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

be responsible for building unique media plans for every film, focusing on multicultural markets
Media Planning Specialist-Multicultural Market   FFE0000754
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

responsible for building unique digital media plans for every film, and will collaborate with other departments that touch digital
Digital Media Planning Specialist  
FFE0000582
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

responsible for reviewing network agreements, preparing accounts receivables, schedules and reviews audits, general ledger reconcilations, andprepares monthly A/R summary
Sr Financial Analyst    FFE0000777
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

assisting the Account Executive by composing presentations and proposals that attract clients and buyers to Fox Networks and ensuring that everything negotiated and sold runs and delivers as promised
Sales Planner   FNG0000925
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

conducts reviews of and analyzes business and information technology processes and prepares essential groundwork for the development of systems
Sr Business Analyst   10655BR
CBS Corporation
Los Angeles CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

lead a solution delivery team in planning, building, operating, enhancing, and sustaining the portfolio of business applications and processes for one or more designated lines of business
Vice President, Solution Delivery – Distribution   10080BR
CBS Corporation
Los Angeles CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsibilities will include drafting and negotiating contracts (through execution)
Contract Attorney, Legal & Business Affr   120144
Lifetime Marketing
Los Angeles CA
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

consult with programming departments, both regional and local, on the development and implementation of programming plans to ensure they are in line with global priorities and goals
Director – Worldwide Program Strategy   1194BR
Walt Disney Corporation
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

optimize and facilitate Project Approval process; help write Project Approval Requests and perform ROI analysis
Senior Manager, Strategic Planning   11280BR
Walt Disney Corporation
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

responsible for all aspects of development of animation properties from concept to pilot, including all creative and production matters
Sr. Vice President, Development – Animation
MTV Networks
Burbank CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

drive incremental revenue opportunities through online, mobile and retail distribution channels for all Disney Online Studio products
Director, Business Development and E-Com   11854BR
Walt Disney Corporation
North Hollywood CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

develop brand awareness, generating inbound traffic, and encourage audience engagement
Sr Mgr, Digital Content and Programming   23325BR
Walt Disney Corporation
North Hollywood CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

identify and cultivate new revenue opportunities within existing pool of Disney.com business partners
Partner Manager, Business Development Partner Management   1027BR
Walt Disney Corporation
North Hollywood CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

collaborate with senior management, HR, business process owners and technical staff to leverage the use of data and data strategy across a full spectrum of business needs.
Manager, Business Intelligence and Workforce Analytics   24341BR
Walt Disney Corporation
Glendale CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

prepare ratings-based sales and marketing materials, including sales presentations/pitches and ratings performance of nuvoTV programming; exploring and developing angles that strategically position all nuvoTV products
Manager, Research
nuvoTV
Glendale, CA
http://www.mynuvotv.com/jobs

support the Research team, with a focus on multi-platform tracking as well as Nielsen rating analysis and internal/external client support
Senior Research Analyst
nuvoTV
Glendale, CA
http://www.mynuvotv.com/jobs

oversee the editorial team and work cooperatively with business partners to create new products to drive audience and subscription sales
Managing Online Editor   FNG0000792
Fox Networks
Playa Vista CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

advise production teams on a wide range of legal issues including rights of publicity and privacy, defamation, intellectual property, and security
Counsel, MTV Bala
MTV Networks
Santa Monica CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

responsible for leading and directing the operations in the Ad Sales Region
Director of Sales, Reg/Natl
Comcast
San Francisco CA
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

~ RECAP: THIS WEEK’S CYNOPSIS CLASSIFIEDS ~

JOB OPENING: MGR, PARTNERSHIPS/NY: Work w/Ad Sales across A+E Networks brands to sell value based partnerships. Focus on Movie Studio deals https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=120164 (2/4)

JOB OPENING: VP PROGRAM SCHED & PRGRAM PLANNING/RLTV/BALTO, MD: Optimize ratings & leverage prgrm inventory to max brand positioning. Exp: managing var. prgm formats, cable, ratings & research systems. Send resume: [email protected] (2/4)

JOB OPENING: DIR TALENT RELATIONS/BBC AMERICA/NYC: Develop talent strategy includes celebrity driven activites/projcts/stunts. Nurture new talent. 5-8 yrs ent talent mgmt exp. Press/casting/booking exp, a +. [email protected] (2/4)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL DISTRIBTN & BIZ DEV/BBC WORLDWIDE AMERICAS/NYC: Negotiates & manages the license of BBC properties to select digital video platforms in the US, including multi-platfrm dig VOD & EST clients. [email protected] (2/4)
        
JOB OPENING: TEMPORARY PRIMARY RESEARCH VP, USA NETWORK/NYC: Plan, design, analyze consumer research. Cable network exp. req. Strong online survey skills. Temp role. Apply: [email protected] Subject: Research (2/3)

JOB OPENING: SR PROD/PROD, DIG (WEBSITE)/CURRENT/SFO: Run website for its soon-to-launch PT prog. Highly energetic ind. to oversee strat/pub content for prgrm’s website & social media platforms daily. Res/cov req: [email protected] (2/3)

JOB OPENING: DIR, CONSUMER MKTG/CURRENT/NY: Dvlp/implement & mng Current’s brand initiatives & prtnrshps across all media platforms. 5yrs+ exp cbl &or brdcst ntwrk prgrm mktg campaign creation/exec. Res/cover: [email protected] (2/3)

JOB OPENING: SR ANALYST/The Food Network/NYC: For Ad Sales Rsrch team. Resp for providing research support. Work w/ Ad Sales to create rsrch solutions & achieve rev goals. Details: http://www.scrippsnetworks.com & select req 2796 (2/2)

JOB OPENING: ANLYST, DIG SLS RSRCH/FOX/NY: Dvlp/maint FOX online digtl aud estimates. Prvds data analysis frm 3rd prty sources, incl. Omniture, Nielsen & comScore. BA/BS & 2+ yrs digtl as sls rsrch exp. www.foxcareers.com FNG0000908 (2/2)

JOB OPENING: DIST COUNSEL/A+E Networks/NY: 5+ yrs. exp. Aff Sales Atty providing legal support for U.S., Canadian & Caribbean dist of 10 A+E ntwrks. More info & Apply: www.aetn.com/careers.html #119820 (2/1)

JOB OPENING: TV SALES PLANNER-U-VERSE/AT&T AdWorks/NY: 2+ yrs sales and media planning exp. Apply- http://connect.att.jobs/new-york/business-sales-solutions/jobid2102464-sales-planner-iptv-adworks-new-york-ny-jobs (2/1)

JOB OPENING: FREELANCE CONTRIBUTING DIYER/NYC: for Multimedia Co. Live TV exp as spokesperson/host, DIY ability & accessibility for New York based media req’d. Digital reel, bio, headshot, rates & resume: [email protected] (2/1)

JOB OPENING: FREELANCE CONTRIBUTING FOOD EDITOR/NYC: for Multimedia Co. Must have live TV exp & be accessible for New York based media interviews. Send digital reel, bio, headshot, rates & resume: [email protected] (2/1)

JOB OPENING: EDITOR/WGBH/BOSTON: Proj Contract, FT, 37-45 Wks. Edit program content. 5 yrs editing exp. Exp w/ editing music. Knowledge of effects & computer editing. Apply: http://www.wgbh.org/about/employmentOpportunities.cfm (2/1)

JOB OPENING: VP, RESEARCH & MKTG SVCS/NYC: Lead qualitative & quantitative research/analysis; Sr-Level position; Proactive, Creative, Detail-Oriented; 10+ yrs exp w/ data collection & applied research; www.lodgenet.com/careers (2/1)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/NYC: 2+ years in TV research; strong analytical and presentation writing skills, Working knowledge of Npower/Ad*views/MRI/Comscore, advanced PowerPoint/Excel. Apply: [email protected] (2/1)

JOB OPENING: SEG PRODUCER/NYC: Talkshow needs Seg Producer. Strong booking abilities for conflict story lines. Min 5yrs talk/reality/casting. Resume: [email protected] (1/31)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, AFFILIATE FINANCE/KNOXVILLE, TN: Manage analytics of affiliation contracts. Exp w/ short/long term planning for business ops. 5+ yrs exp in Accounting or Finance. Degree req’d. scrippsnetworks.com #2748 (1/31)

JOB OPENING: MGR, SOC MED/COMM-FS SOUTH/ATL: Create & implmt soc med & comm. strategy maintain FS South’s position to better connect w/ loc fans. BS/BA Comm, PR. Min 5-7 yrs exp PR or Mktg. www.foxcareers.com, FNG0000649 (1/31)

JOB OPENING: SR DIR ADVANCED MEDIA/COMCAST/PHL: Resp for maximizing and providing strategic direction for Advanced Media opps & other cross-platform sales efforts. BA deg pref’d. www.ecentralmetrics.com/url/?u=6888879436-20 (1/31)

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].

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY: Entertainment firm/NYC: 15-25 hrs wkly. Fluent read/write Chinese reqd. Fluent read/write English reqd. Apply: [email protected] (put “Internship” in subject). (2/2)

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY: Media firm/Beijing: 20 hrs wkly. Unique/exciting media internship overseas. Fluent Chinese reqd. Fluent English reqd. Apply: [email protected] (put “Beijing” in subject). (2/2)

~ RECAP: THIS WEEK IN EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

A+E Networks elevated Nancy Alpert and Maggie Reilly-Brooks to SVPs/Legal and Business Affairs. Both Nancy and Maggie additionally hold the titles of Deputy General Counsel. 

Litton Entertainment promoted Meg LaVigne to President/Television.  Meg has held several management roles at Litton including VP/Communications and the VP/Sales and Strategy of Litton News Source.  In her new position, Meg will head all departments with the division encompassing development, sales, marketing, creative services and news. 

Michael Maniaci advanced to Director/Development at the Manhattan-based production company, Pipeline 39 Entertainment.  Michael will head the development slate for the company while reporting to Vinnie Kralyevich, President/CEO.  <, br>
Effective immediat,, , el, ,, y, , Cordillera Communications named Dan Stein as Director/Programming and Operations.  Based in St. Paul and reporting to Terrance Hurley, President, Dan will be involved in operations, research, programming, business analysis, contract negotiations and more.  Furthermore, Dan will work closely with Cordillera Interactive and assist Jay Small, President in the areas of business analysis, third-party vendor relationships and research. 

Island Def Jam Music Group upped Gabe Tesoriero to SVP/Media and Artist Relations.  Gabe will be based in New York where he will head media, publicity and artist relations efforts for the company’s roster of artists including Kanye West, Rihanna, Nas and The Roots among others.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. appointed Maura McDonough Cope as VP of the Me-TV Network.  Presently, Maura is the GSM of the Milwaukee-based Weigel stations and starting immediately she will transition to her new position at Me-TV.

YES Network elevated Ed Delaney to SVP/Broadcast Operations and Engineering.  Ed has oversight of the network’s entire technical operations and has been with YES since October 2001.

Julie Sweetwood was hired by Bemis Balkind as VP/Business Development in the creative agency’s TV Group.  Julie is charged with managing the company’s expanding, integrated services for its TV partners.

David Kenny was appointed as Chairman/CEO with The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC).  David will work closely with the company’s management team and its Board of Directors to further leverage the company’s media assets and to drive development of the company’s integrated strategy to increase growth in the US and worldwide.  David replaces Mike Kelly in this position who will continue to serve as a special adviser to the CEO and the Board of Directors of TWCC.  Mike will also be an adviser to Bain Capital, part of the consortium that owns TWCC including The Blackstone Group and NBCUniversal.   

Zodiak Media Group is rebranding as Zodiak Media and as a result announced several executive appointments.  Vincent Chalvon Demersay, who will continue as CEO of Marathon Media, a Zodiak Media company was named Chief Strategy Officer for the group.  Vincent will work in tandem with Group COO Jonathan Slow and his team while reporting to Group CEO David Frank.  David Michel will become SVP/Group Marketing and will continue as GM of Marathon Media.  Valerie Tailland advances to Director/Group Communication and will fulfill this role in addition to her present role as Head/Communication for Zodiak France.  Vincent, David and Valerie are all based in Paris. 

Earth Touch, a wildlife and factual producer based in South Africa tapped Ceire Clark in the newly-created position as Head/Acquisitions.  Ceire joins from National Geographic Television International where she was Programming and Acquisitions Manager.  In her new role based in London, Ceire will report to Chris Fletcher, Director/Programming and Sales.

Gary Lico, presently the President/CEO of CABLEready has joined the Board of Directors of CINE.

Brooklyn-based creative agency Big Spaceship hired Mark Pollard as VP/Brand Strategy, effective immediately.  Mark joins from Saatchi + Saatchi NY and in his new position will report to Alasdair Lloyd-Jones, COO.

Four new development and production executives were added at National Geographic Channel: Alan Eyres and J-T Ladt will serve as SVP/Programming and Development and VP/Programming and Development respectively.  Alan and J-T are based in Los Angeles.  Lynn Sadofsky will become Executive Producer/Director of Production and Development and J.C. Mills was hired as Director/Development.  Lynn and J.C. are located in New York City.

As a result of its increasing production slate, Pie Town Productions added and promoted several executives:  Nicole Henrich was hired as VP/Development joining from Synthetic Pictures; Sara O’Neil was added as Development Producer in addition to Mimi Vengoechea as Develop, ment Coordinator.  Pie Town Productions, based in North Hollywood, also promoted Samantha Leonard to VP/Production and Dana Besnoy to VP/Post Production.

Spanish-language television station, KWHY-TV Channel 22 continues its development and long-term strategy by selecting Parham & Associates as its National Sales Representatives led by James “Buff” Parham.  Parham & Associates will develop and head the station’s long-term national sales activities with fully staffed sales operations in New York City, Miami, Dallas and Chicago.  In addition, Maria Garcia was promoted to National Sales Coordinator based at KWHY-TV’s Downtown Los Angeles headquarters. 

September Films, owned by DCD Media tapped Lisa Mao for the newly-minted role as VP/Development based at the company’s Los Angeles office at Tribeca West.  Lisa joins from Travel Channel where she was Senior Director/Production and Development.  September Films produces reality television, entertainment and formats in the US and UK. 

Effective immediately, Monica Bloom will become SVP/Marketing for Sundance Channel.  Monica is charged with establishing strategic brand positions for the network and will manage marketing efforts across all platforms to spur audience growth among other duties.  Monica is based in New York and reports to Sarah Barnett, GM, Sundance Channel. 

Los Angeles-based social media marketing company, Marketingworks hired Daniel Spizer as SVP/Business Development.  Daniel will focus on social media strategy, brand integration and tactical sales.

Integrated marketing agency, CSE employed Jim Weiss in the newly-created position as VP/Communications and Public Relations.  Jim will manage PR, media relations and social media efforts for CSE and its clients in addition to being the main communications counsel to CSE’s senior executives.  Based in Atlanta, Jim will report to Adam Zimmerman, President/Marketing Services.

Travel Channel added Amelie Tseng to head the network’s Communications Department as VP/Communications.  Travel Channel additionally hired Rick Gomes as Director/Communications.  Amelie and Rick are both based at the network’s offices in New York. 

Benson Lee joins KSWB-TV as NSM.  KSWB is the FOX affiliate in the San Diego market.

Figure 8 Films upped Jen Stocks to VP/Development.  The production company is behind the series Jon and Kate + 8, Sister Wives and 19 Kids and Counting.

truTV elevated Angel Annussek to VP/Original Programming up from Executive Producer/Editorial Director.  In her new role, Angel will work in tandem with Darren Campo, SVP/Programming, Production and Development as well as Marc Juris, EVP/COO to spearhead the network’s expansion with programming.  Angel is based in New York.

Arnold Worldwide appointed Patricia A. Clifford to the newly-minted role as Global Chief Talent Officer where she will have oversight of the company’s human resources activities and will drive talent management, organizational strategy and cultural change.  Patricia will additionally serve in the dual role as Global Chief Talent Officer at Havas Worldwide, Arnold’s parent company.  Patricia will report to Andrew Benett, Global CEO of Arnold Worldwide and Global Chief Strategy Officer for Havas Worldwide.

As part of a new restructuring plan, Dominic Proctor, who has severed as CEO of Mindshare Worldwide for many years will take on the new position as President of GroupM.  Dominic will continue to report to GroupM Global CEO Irwin Gotlieb who will transition to become GroupM Chairman.  In addition, Nick Emery will succeed Dominic as Mindshare Worldwide CEO.

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).

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