New York 10+ yrs. exp. w/Media Sales. Resp. for driving profitability specifically in Audience Targeting. Exp. with SSP/DSP/RTB platforms required.
To apply: www.espncareers.com Job-110070
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Good morning. It’s Tuesday, June 11, 2013, and this is your weekly issue of Cynopsis: Classified Advantage!
Welcome to Leadership Lessons, the regular column that focuses on conversations with senior managers and leaders in the TV world, speaking candidly about their professional journeys and how that informs what they look for when hiring new employees. Today, meet Charley Humbard, President & CEO of the UP network.
When was the first time you were in a leadership position?
At a production company in Atlanta called Crawford Productions. It was the first time I led a team, first on the production side and then on the sales side.
What was an early leadership lesson for you?
I had to understand that I was there to serve my team, and not just think that my staff was there to take care of me. The best leaders are humble.
Tell us about a management decision you wish you had handled differently.
When I was building a staff, I’d look at it like a family, thinking, That person is someone I’d love to hang out with. But I had to realize we’re not a family – we’re a team. You have to look at who has the strengths you need; who are your high performers? You need to be like a coach, to think about how you can help your people excel, and move positions if that’s necessary. And you need to be aware of how your needs change as your business evolves. You have to have a different set of standards when you look at it as a team rather than a family. And you know what? It’s lonely at the top.
What qualities do you look for when making a hire?
We’re building a business and a brand. So I look for people who reflect our brand of value-based entertainment. I interview everyone from who will be at the front desk to the most senior jobs. And when I do that, it’s not necessarily for their expertise. It’s to see what makes them tick. Are they smart? Are they driven? Do they share our values?
And what’s been the result of that mindset?
We have had four people at our front desk. They’ve all been promoted into positions in digital, programming, production, and marketing. We have made it a point that no one gets in who doesn’t have the potential to be a leader. It’s worth it.
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JOB OPENING: MGR, SCHEDULING/AMC/NYC: Be part of the prog sched team behind The Walking Dead, Mad Men, and more. Submit res http://tinyurl.com/cxmr88z (6/15)
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JOB OPENING: MANAGER, INTEGRATED/truTV/NYC: Development & execution of integrated advertiser marketing solutions across all platforms. 3-5 yrs, solid linear & digital ad sales exp. Freelance. Email resume: [email protected] (6/14)
JOB OPENING: DIR PARTNER MKTG/NBC/NJ: 8+ yrs cable mktg. Create 360 mktg materials/prgrms. Work closely w/MVPD strat, press, rsrch & ntwrk grps to dvlp accnt-spfc value props. Apply: www.nbcunicareers.com (9774BR) (6/14)
JOB OPENING: MGR, AD SALES RSRCH/NY: 5+ yrs TV rsrch exp. Provide marketplace insight and strategic sales positioning. Manage primary rsrch proj. Strong analytic & pres skills. To apply click HERE (6/13)
JOB OPENING: ASSOC DIR MKTG/NYC: Create proposals to support sales team; 5-6 yrs exp pref’d; strong writing skills and creativity a must; team player; good comm; knowledge and passion for tv a plus. [email protected] (6/13)
JOB OPENING: BIZ & LEGAL AFFAIRS/NY: entertainment law “back room brain” to advise successful NY prodco on transactional, corporate and prod matters. JD/7+ yrs exp req’d; cable prod/netwk exp pref’d. Res: [email protected] (6/13)
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JOB OPENING: MGR, SOCIAL MEDIA/SPIKE/NY: Participate in strategic dir for Spike content properties on social media including dvlpng voice/content strategies. BA deg w/3-8 yrs exp in dig & social content space. More info & apply HERE (6/12)
JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR AUDIENCE SALES/ESPN/New York: 10+ yrs. exp. w/Media Sales. Resp. for driving profitability specifically in Audience Targeting. Exp. with SSP/DSP/RTB platforms required. To apply: www.espncareers.com Job-110070 (6/12)
JOB OPENING: RSRCH MGR Insights & Media Strategy/NBCU/NYC: Lead NBCU across all of its brands/platforms thru insights & new transco. initiatives for creation of new value across NBCU assets. 3yrs min exp media rsrch. Job#10283 Apply HERE (6/12)
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JOB OPENING: Technical Operations Director/NY: Min 10 yrs TV Network exp. Resp. incl. overall workflow mgt, liaison to origination facility, operators, technical & prod staff. Send res & cov ltr Attn: Rose to [email protected] (6/8)
JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC COOrdINATOR/NY: Min 5 yrs TV Network exp. Input programming schedule/formats and create daily logs. Manage and maintain assets/commercial inventory. Send res and cov ltr Attn: Rose to [email protected] (6/8)
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June 18 | 10 on the Park (TWC) | NYC A sampling of the powerful line-up of speakers:
Kathryn Friedrich, Head of Video Strategy/Americas [Google/YouTube]
Jeffrey Hinz, Managing Partner, Digital Director [MediaCom]
Brian Hunt, Head of Creative Development [Yahoo!]
James Rooke, VP Advisory Services [FreeWheel]
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Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners has promoted Vikram Tank to Executive Director of Product, effective immediately. Tank, who last served as director of product development, will be responsible for overseeing the agency’s user experience, interaction design and community management teams, as well as continuing to lead product vision through the agency’s digital and technology offering.
Mindshare, the global media agency network, has named Jordan Bitterman as Chief Strategy Officer for Mindshare North America. Bitterman, who last worked at Digitas, will drive digital, content and communications planning.
Participant Media has named Jennifer Garnick, Vice President, Public Relations, for Pivot, the company’s new cable networks, and Participant’s digital publishing arm, TakePart. Garnick, formerly Vice President, Communications at the Independent Film & Television Alliance, will be responsible for the overall communications strategy for Pivot and will oversee of all TV program publicity, talent relations, events, awards campaigns and corporate and consumer initiatives for TakePart and TakePart Live.
Jon Feltheimer has signed a new long-term deal to remain CEO of Lionsgate through May 2018. Feltheimer has been at the helm of the studio for 13 years. During his tenure Lionsgate has launched 28 TV series on 20 different networks, including Mad Men and Weeds.
A&E Networks is elevating key positions and ramping up its programming division under new President and CEO, Nancy Dubuc. Industry veteran Robert DeBitetto has been named President, Brand Strategy, Business Development, A+E Studios. Dirk Hoogstra has been promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager, History and H2. David McKillop has been upped to Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E. Robert Sharenow has been promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager, Lifetime. In addition, Jana Bennett has joined the company as President, bio. and LMN.
Sam Williams has been promoted to Vice President, Creative Director, CBS On-Air Promotion. In his new position, Williams will continue to create and implement on-air promotional strategies for CBS’ top comedies and dramas in addition to various other projects such as radio and network image campaigns.
CMT has named Turner Broadcasting veteran Hector Campos as Vice President Programming and Strategy, effective immediately. Campos will be responsible for planning and implementing short term schedules for the network’s linear and VOD program platforms and will oversee the management of the Program Planning and Scheduling Department. He last served as Director of Program Acquisition and Sales at Turner Broadcasting System in Atlanta.
Scripps Networks Interactive has named Aaron Gallagher as Senior Vice President of Digital Ad Sales, overseeing Scripps’ Home and Travel categories. Gallagher previously served as Vice President of Digital Ad Sales at Time, Inc. In addition, Scripps has promoted three sales managers to new positions. Dawn Costello has been upped to Director of Digital Ad Sales, home category, New York. Diana Horowitz has been appointed Director of Digital Ad Sales, food category, New York. Erin Wilken has been named Director of Digital Ad Sales, food category, Chicago.
Pie Town Productions has hired Blake Levin as Vice President of Programming. Levin will help manage current programming.
Island Def Jam Music Group has promoted Jennifer Hirsch-Davis to Vice President, Marketing Administration. Hirsch-Davis will oversee the quarterly and annual marketing/promotion budgets for the Island Def Jam Music Group, including Motown Records.
NPN Media has appointed health, wellness and parenting producer and author, Maureen Connolly as Executive Editor of KnowMore TV. Connolly, formerly an associate producer at The Dr. Oz Show, will be responsible for helping the brand become the standout source for health information and advice that can be easily integrated into consumers’ lives.
The Agency Group, a leading entertainment booking agency, has hired theatrical agent Simma Levine as Director of Theatrical Properties and Special Ventures. Levine, formerly of On The Road, where she oversaw national tours of Hairspray, The Producers, and other hit productions, will preside over The Agency Group’s theatrical division.
John Landgraf has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of FX Networks and FX Productions. Landgraf joined FX as President of Entertainment in January 2004 and was upped to President and General Manager of FX Networks in May 2005. As CEO, Landgraf will oversee all aspects of entertainment and business operations for FX Networks, as well as FX Productions. He will also be responsible for FX Networks’ digital video-on-demand platform, FXNOW.
Liberty Global is realigning its management team ahead of its $23.3 billion acquisition of Virgin Media. Dana Strong will take on the role of COO of Virgin Media as of July. Strong, who currently serves as managing director of Irish cable company UPC Ireland, which is also part of Liberty Global, will succeed Andrew Barron.In addition, Strong will become Chairman of UPC Ireland.
Frantic Films has appointed Brenda Greenberg as Executive Vice President of Scripted Development. Greenberg, who has extensive experience as both a creative producer and executive producer, played a key role in top rated series, including Being Erica, The Best Years, Kenny vs. Spenny, Side Effects, and Street Legal. She began her career at NBC and was a producer on CBS‘ As The World Turns.
Univision Communications, Inc. has named Sandra Smester as Senior Vice President of Programming for the Univision Network. Smester will oversee the day-to-day scheduling and strategic positioning of all on-air content for the network.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has appointed Gregory Goeckner as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Goeckner will be responsible for directing outside counsel in the HFPA’s legal efforts, developing the Association’s business plan and budget, supervising contracts with vendors, overseeing finances and audits, advising in the grant making process, devising brand enhancing strategies and increasing alliances while identifying and pursuing other opportunities within the industry. He previously served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, for the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
Joule, a global leader in mobile marketing services, has named Daniel Rosen as Global CEO. Rosen, who previously worked at digital agency AKQA, has served as CEO of Joule in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, since March of 2012.In addition, Michael Lieberman, Group Director in Joule’s New York office, and Greg Crockart, a Group Account Director with the company’s Los Angeles operation, were named Co-Presidents of Joule U.S. Lieberman will oversee operations in New York and drive the agency’s growth on the East Coast. Crockart will oversee operations in Los Angeles and drive the agency’s growth on the West Coast.
David Berson has been appointed President, CBS Sports. Berson joined CBS Sports in 2011 as Executive Vice President, CBS Sports and President, CBS Sports Network. In his new role, Berson will be involved in all aspects of CBS Sports’ day-to-day management and will continue to lead CBS Sports Network.
Trailblazer Studios has added three new members to its entertainment team. Michael Lucker has been named Executive Producer. Lucker, who has penned more than 20 feature screenplays for Paramount, Disney, DreamWorks, Fox and Universal, will be tasked with developing original content for new television series and branded entertainment. Clark McCarthy-Miller, formerly a producer on Jon & Kate Plus 8 and Salvage Dawgs, has been appointed Producer. Kristin Genszler, formerly production coordinator on Salvage Dawgs, will be as production manager. In addition, Katye Rone will transition from business development into the role of Senior Director of Original Programming and Development.
Russell Hampton has joined NBCUniversal as Executive Vice President of Franchise Management and Global Consumer Products for the Media Innovation and Cross Company Initiatives Group. Hampton, who last served as President of Disney Publishing Worldwide, is charged with developing an overarching strategy around the company’s licensing and merchandising efforts, working across NBCUniversal’s portfolio. He will also identify new potential growth opportunities, including driving digital product and IP development.
Spike TV has announced promotions and additions to its Original Series Team. Chris Rantamaki, formerly Vice President, Original Series, has been upped to Senior Vice President, Original Series. Rantamaki will oversee the day-to-day department activities relating to development and production. Justin Lacob, who previously served as Director, has been promoted to Vice President, Original Series. In his new role, Lacob will help develop the network’s scripted miniseries. Hayley Lozitsky, formerly Senior Vice President of Development at Ellen Rakieten Entertainment, has joined Spike TV as Vice President, Original Series. Kevin Bartel, formerly Vice President of Development and Current Programming for All3Media America, has joined Spike TV as Vice President, Original Series.
Marc Etkind has been promoted to General Manager, Destination America, effective immediately. In this newly expanded role, Etkind will lead all business strategy, programming, development, production and cross-platform promotion for the network.
The Weather Company has appointed Sandy Grushow to its board of directors. Grushow, a media advisor and investor with vast experience in traditional and digital media, is the former chairman of FOX‘s broadcast network and TV studio. In addition, Greg Blank has joined the board. Blank is a principal in Blackstone’s private equity group based in New York, where he focuses primarily on investments in the technology, media and telecommunications and industrials sectors.
As Seen on TV has bolstered its executive team with two industry veterans. Technology, research and operations specialist Henrik Sandell has been named Chief Operating Officer. Sandell last served as COO and CTO of the ID3 Institute with roots in Harvard and MIT. Andrew Kingston has been named Chief Legal Counsel and Head of New Business Development. Kingston previously served as general counsel to a number of public and private companies, including eDiets.com, Inc.
Hawthorne Direct has promoted Jessica Hawthorne-Castro to Chief Operating Officer. In her new position, she will focus on the company’s internal affairs, helping to shape the future direction of the agency by empowering department heads with additional duties and ensuring the efficiency and productivity of all inter-departmental efforts. Hawthorne-Castro previously served as Vice President of Operations and Client Services.
Meredith Margolis has joined StoreBoard Media LLC as Operations Associate. Margolis, formerly Account Operations Manager at Newspaper Space Buyers, will assist Director of Operations Caroline Kelso, as well as conduct office management and coordinate scheduling with the senior sales team.
Ray Hopkins has been named President of Television Networks Distribution, CBS Corporation. In this newly created role, Hopkins will work closely with new Chief Operating Officer Joseph Ianniello to secure new retransmission and affiliation agreements for CBS’ broadcast and cable networks, including the CBS Television Network, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian Networks and TVGN. Hopkins previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of YES Network.
Jackson Huynh has been appointed Chief Operations Officer of interactive TV and smart TV application publisher Flingo. Huynh, formerly global head of AdMob ad operations for Google, will be tasked with the ongoing development and global expansion of the company’s interactive TV software platform, Samba.
FX Networks executives Nick Grad, Eric Schrier and Chuck Saftler have each been promoted to the position of President as the company embarks on its planned expansion this fall. Grad and Schrier will both hold the title of President, Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. They will oversee all original programming for FX, FXX and FXM, and head business and entertainment operations for FX Productions.Saftler will serve as President of Program Strategy and Chief Operating Officer of FX Networks and will oversee programming strategies, including scheduling and acquisitions, program operations, business operations, and digital operations for FX, FXX, FXM, and the new video-on-demand app FXNOW.
FreeMantleMedia North America has appointed two executives to its scripted development department. Craig Cegielski has been tapped to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Scripted Programming and Development. Cegielski joins FremantleMedia from Open Circle Entertainment, which he co-founded. Stefanie Berk has joined as Senior Vice President, Scripted Programming and Development. Cegielski was previously president of Graham King’s GK-tv, a division of GK Films.
Rachel Brill has been promoted to Vice President of Unscripted Programming for TNT Originals. Brill, who most recently served as director of unscripted development for TNT, will supervise development of unscripted series, collaborate with directors and producers on developing new ideas, provide creative oversight of unscripted pilots from pre-production through production and post-production, and supervise the continued development of series once they’ve been greenlit.
PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York CW affiliate, has named Sharon van Zwieten as Senior Executive Producer for PIX11 News. In this newly created position, van Zwieten will oversee content for all PIX11 newscasts, on all platforms. She joins the station on June 10.
Television producer and consultant Jim McKairnes has been named the Verizon Chair in Global Broadband and Telecommunications at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication. McKairnes is a 23-year veteran of the television industry, including 15 years at CBS.
DuArt, New York City’s comprehensive video, digital media, and film post facility, has added Craig Gordon as Senior Editor. Gordon, formerly HD Specialist/Editor for Brass Monkey Post, will be available to all of DuArt’s clients, from non-fiction television to independent documentaries and more.
Minneapolis-based creative agency mono has announced three new hires as Creatives. Meg Farquhar, formerly of Ogilvy & Mather in Brazil and Singapore, Joanne Torres, formerly of agency Eleven in San Francisco, and Jeremy Claud, formerly of AKQA, San Francisco, join the team in leading the development of innovative and breakthrough work.
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