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Advantage

06.29.10

Good morning – it’s Tuesday, June 29, 2010, and this is your weekly issue of Cyn opsis: Classified Advantage! This edition includes the top job listings in the Television, Media and Ad Agency markets, professional development advice from national experts, your Q & A’s with our experts, and a summary of executive moves among top companies.  And a reminder — Cynopsis Media is on editorial vacation next week, so the next edition of Classified Advantage will be out on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.

When is a Functional Resume OK?

I think functional resumes stink, they are confusing and are often used to be misleading; but some experts believe differently.  I believe the HR people when they tell me functional resumes get tossed, immediately.  A typical job opening can receive over 300 applicants, if your resume isn’t clear and chronological, chances are it won’t make it past the first step.  But let’s take a look at when experts suggest the use of Functional Resumes.

If you have had jobs in different industries.  Pro: Placing a job first on your resumes that is within the same industry as the job you are applying for.  Con: The people who will look through the typical 300+ resumes that arrive with each new job opening are simply looking for things to eliminate resumes.  A functional resume may be high on their list.

People with gaps in their work history.  Pro: A functional resume will make the gaps less conspicuous.  Con: It’s better to be open about any gaps with a simple explanation in the cover letter.

Military.  Pro: If the work you performed in the military does not relate to the position you want, a functional resume allows you to place a more relevant job at the top. Con: Most employers love to hire people with a military background, put it in the resume where it belongs.

Older workers who wish to de-emphasize their age.  Pro: Pick and choose some of the jobs, leaving others off.  Con: Why leave off recent jobs?  Lose the jobs early in your career.

A very important fact to remember is the first people who read your resume are usually not the ones making the hiring decisions.  These people simply cull the stacks of resumes into a more manageable pile, and then pass them on.  If you insist on using a functional resume, submit it later in the process. During an interview is ideal, because it can be discussed. To present a functional resume any earlier, will almost always have negative results.

Next week: Snarky is back.

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 ~
Three keys for your job-hunt
by Michael Pollock

Once you are clear in your own mind on the value you offer a potential employer, there are three main keys to focus on as you look for a job: research, connect and summarize.

Research: Start by identifying at least 10 companies that look as if they need exactly that thing that you are good at: businesses that operate in your niche and surely need the skills and experience that only you offer. The more specific your value statement, the narrower and more productive will be your list of target companies. Learn as much as you can about these businesses. As you dive into this research, you will be led to other companies and you will relegate some to the back burner. Become clearer about the work you want to do, and keep this goal in mind to help you prioritize.

Connect: Use your search engines and LinkedIn and exploit all your networks to get introduced to people who work in the companies on your target list. Volunteer for work in the field so you can get experience and build your network. Ask the people you meet how they do their work, what they need, what keeps them up at night, where they are headed, and you will start to figure out where you can fit in. Keep in touch with everyone  not in an annoying “What have you done for me recently” sort of way, but in a helpful “Here is what I have been doing and learned that might interest you” sort of way.

Summarize: As you meet new contacts, listen to yourself. You will find yourself telling them who you are, and as you do so you’ll be summarizing your value concisely and effectively: “Here is what I can do and here are three reasons why I am the best person to do it.” See how it sounds. Do they engage with it and want to know more? Was it in fact concise and effective? Try out new versions. Make it better and stronger. Use it in your cover letters and resume.

That summary of your value is what people will remember about you. It focuses on what value you provide and not on the tiresome fact that you need a job. They will then tell their relevant colleagues that they should see you because you are precisely who they are searching for. Your story could start going viral!

These steps bear very much in mind that statistics tell us you are vastly more likely to get a job from a personal connection than not. And that many jobs are not advertised publicly.
So the three keys to remember: research, connect and summarize.

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

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


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

I have recently read that looking for employment on job sites is becoming almost worthless, even compared to a cold call. Is that true?

I will never say that it is worthless, but I will say that job boards should be way down your priority list. (By the way what is your success rate with cold calls?)

The statistics tell us that 70-90% of jobs come from personal connections and most of us see that to be true in essence. So time spent on job boards should be less than 20% of your time allocation, after you have networked out from your colleagues, former colleagues and social networks.

You can make the best use of your job board time by being really clear and specific (long tail) with your filters and search terms, so that you will only be looking at the positions that exactly match your very special qualifications. Also it seems that with so many qualified applicants in the pool, being an early responder to a posting will give you an edge.

A company wants to have a phone interview with me, all I have is a cell phone. Should I use someone else’s number, who has a land line, or should I just chance it on my cell?

I had a call from a client the other day  his cell dropped the call three times. This was incredibly annoying. For a client I’ll tolerate it  but for a job prospect I wouldn’t have the patience. Use a service you have confidence in. Myself, I would choose a landline for an interview. If you need to explain why the caller ID is someone else’s, and frankly I don’t think that should be an issue, you can say you are working away from your office today, or else that you have gone to someone else’s line to gain privacy.

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

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

 

JOB OF THE WEEK …

acts as a key representative of the network to show leadership and production providing a clear, decisive, and unified voice on all matters creative and logistical

Manager, Current (Comedy Animation)   117919BR
Turner Broadcasting
Burbank CA

http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

OTHER INDUSTRY JOBS OF INTEREST …

 build a large pipeline of outbound leads, pursue and close
Director Business Development
Outbrain
NYC NY
http://www.outbrain.com/jobs

interface with clients both remotely and face to face to provide timely, consistent and accurate support and account management
Account Manager
Outbrain
NYC NY
http://www.outbrain.com/jobs

meet or exceed quarterly sales and revenue goals
Director of Ad Sales
Outbrain
NYC NY
http://www.outbrain.com/jobs

driving customers to our self-serve content amplification platform called Outloud through paid media channels
Marketing Manager
Outbrain
NYC NY
http://www.outbrain.com/jobs

develop account strategies to drive long term revenue growth, develop RFP responses and programs, and drive upfront media buying
Interactive Account Executive
Hitfix
NYC NY
http://www.hitfix.com/careers

establishes and maintains strategic and personal relationships with clients
Interactive Creative Director   207041
JWT Inside
NYC NY
http://www.jwtinside.com/careers.php

support the development of employer branding programs and candidate generation strategies through ad placements, media research, creative development and production
Account Executive   206050
JWT Inside
NYC NY
http://www.jwtinside.com/careers.php

support strategic audience-based initiatives across the iVillage network to increase traffic, engagement, brand exposure and monetization
Social Media Coordinator, iVillage   1220416
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

responsible for linear program planning and scheduling and program acquisitions
Director, Strategic Program Planning, Bravo   1220386
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

work with communications teams and executives to develop and create editorial content for external-facing corporate sites and blogs
Editor, Social Media  Corporate Communications   1221415
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

producing and editing video and photo content for the external-facing corporate sites of NBC Universal
Producer, Social Media  Corporate Communications   1221401
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

develop, manage and monitor social media programs, including identifying and pursuing external social media opportunities
Press Manager, Social Media  Corporate Communications   1221386
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

formulate marketable sales strategies that are customized to client objectives and consistent with Syfy goals
Director Strategic Marketing- Syfy   1220022
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

build out, lead, and mentor a team of software developers, including on-site and off-shore resources as well as full-time and contract employees
Director, Client-Side Development, iVillage   1219364
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

responsible for end-to-end development of multi-channel marketing strategies to increase conversion for Commerce initiatives
Manager, Online Marketing, iVillage   1218366
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

create, maintain and update sales materials including sponsorship tracker, upfront sales packages and one-sheets
Assistant Manager, Advertisement Sales Marketing, Bravo   1218032
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

interface with sales personnel and develop marketing concepts that meet clients’ objectives
Marketing Analyst, CNBC   1217901
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

responsible for managing agencies & clients relationships through day-to-day contact
Account Executive, Primetime   1216047
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

coordinate and profitably allocate advertising inventory to specific accounts and advertising packages
Inventory Planner – Sales Operations   1215534
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

keep the video ad specifications and all other process documentation current and accurate
Director, Digital Sales Fulfillment – TVN   1213484
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

generate Upfront and Scatter media plans that maximize the use of inventory while fulfilling agency/client requirements
Sales Planner – Oxygen   1212545
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

generate Upfront and Scatter media plans that maximize the use of inventory while fulfilling agency/client requirements
Sales Planner, USA   1209971
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

responsible for managing agencies & clients relationships through day-to-day contact
Account Executive, Digital Media, Sports & Olympics   1209679
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

market and increase sales for MSNBC
Marketing Associate- MSNBC   1208734
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

support both programming and sales teams to coordinate data and presentations on sales efforts
Digital Research Manager  Sports & Olympics   1207911
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

responsible for project delivery and on-going support of Business Intelligence (BI) solutions
Project Manager, Business Intelligence   1206889
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

establish strong relationships with new & current clients within your territory and outside your territory where you uncover opportunity
Director, Sports and Olympic Sales   1204746
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

fulfilling research requests from programming, corporate communications, ad sales, strategic marketing, nbc.com site operators and business development
Manager, Digital Research   1203656
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

responsible for management, hands-on development and implementation of technical projects for the Syfy.Com portfolio of sites
Technology Director- Syfy   1203117
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

monetization of our portfolio of websites, the execution & refinement of NBCU Digital’s “Solutions with Scale” go-to-market strategy
Marketing Manager, Digital Pure Play   1202837
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

maintenance of Dealmaker schedule, formats, and sales elements
Sales Planning Analyst – Telemundo   1201732
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

develop and identify digital sales marketing opportunities
Manager, Digital Marketing – Telemundo   1199279
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

increase revenue by building programs for clients, and marketing “Green is Universal” and “Healthy at NBCU” to the media & marketing industry
Marketing Analyst, Health/Green   1198927
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

collaborate with P&P, Comm Ops, CE and Billing on automated workflows and processes associated with continuity of data
Director, Master Data Management   1198119
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

generate Upfront and Scatter media plans that maximize the use of inventory while fulfilling agency/client requirements
Sales Planner, Syfy   1198013
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

generating daily, weekly & monthly reports required by the Sales Ops & executive teams
Senior Analyst, Digital Sales Fulfillment Analytics   1196299
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

managing the day-to-day partner relationships and sales processes to guarantee your Sales team hits its revenue goals
Digital Account Manager   1195230
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

responsible for overall sales support to the sales staff, administering existing deals, coordinating pending deals and following through to closure with all format clients
Digital Account Manager, Universal Audience Network   1190319
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

serve as a sales lead for the Telemundo Network Sales New York office
VP, Ad Sales Telemundo Network   1186743
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

overseeing a variety of Professional Services areas including, but not limited to, financial services, business process outsourcing, and legal services
Manager, Sourcing – Professional Services   1181218
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

responsible for line producing 2 hours a day
Line Producer, msnbc Dayside   1178323
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

efficiently trafficking assets for media campaigns and ensuring that the agreed upon turn around time frames are met
Digital Sales Fulfillment Coordinator   1173451
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

true consigliere to the General Manager of Oxygen Media and will have a direct, tangible impact on the content, look, and feel of the Oxygen brand
Vice President, Oxygen Research   1163353
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

negotiate deals with MVPDs for CBS retrans, VOD and authentication
VP Affiliate Sales   5825BR
CBS Corporate
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?

review and provide input on Key Art and Broadcast concept development
Manager Program Marketing & Advertising   5641BR
Showtime Networks
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?

develop and execute the monthly program schedules – linear, on demand, broadband -so that they are balanced, distinctive and complementary to other cable services
Manager, Program Planning & Scheduling   5510BR
Showtime Networks
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?

provide leadership, mentor the staff, and manage financial performance of the Account Service Group
VP, Red Group Senior Strategy and Account Director   5636BR
Showtime Networks
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?

facilitation of payroll and weekly box office settlement, management of weekly operating costs and expenses, liaising with box office staff, etc.
Company Manager   253947
Disney Theatrical Group
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

responsible for the on-air sound of the station, production, attitude, direction, focus, personality, etc.
Program Director   253864
ESPN New York Radio
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

developing the overall strategy for the division
Director or VP (Title TBD), International Strategy & Business Development
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

write/create marketing presentations, sell sheets, merchandising proposals, and collateral materials
Manager, Integrated Marketing – InStyle   118294BR
Time Inc.
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

prospecting and generating sales revenue from locally based corporations and company’s from non-traditional and competitive media sources such as newspaper, cable, direct mail, radio and internet
Account Executive Business Development   1221255
NBC Universal
Hartford CT
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

pitch ideas as well as produce portions of a live 1 – 3 hour show
Segment Producer   1220030
NBC Universal
Englewood Cliffs NJ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

gather, write, and present sports in newscasts, produce and anchor sports segments
Anchor/Reporter Sports   5406BR
CBS Television Stations
Philadelphia PA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?

oversight of late newscasts, afternoon editorial meeting, story selection, crew assignments
Executive Producer   5584BR
CBS Television Stations
Philadelphia PA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?

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

leads strategy and execution of all digital marketing efforts for the networks of National Geographic
Associate Director, Digital Marketing   FNG20095
Fox Cable Networks
Washington DC
http://www.foxcareers.com /

provide timely operational data to other departments and maintain accounting subsystems for the Finance Department
Program Coordinator   5828BR
CBS Television Stations
Atlanta GA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?

supervises all production elements from pre and post production to implementation through project management of a production team for campaigns, projects/launches and high profile shoots
Sr. Writer/Producer   118792BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

supervising, tracking and reporting all suitable and non-suitable primetime integrations that meets client product’s guideline and legal agreements
Manager, Branded Entertainment   1181051
NBC Universal
Hialeah FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

aggressively develop new business within the Dallas/Fort Worth area
Account Executive   5816BR
CBS Television Stations
Dallas TX
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?

aggressively develop new business within the Dallas/Fort Worth area
Account Executive   5815BR
CBS Television Stations
Dallas TX
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?

aggressively develop new business within the Dallas/Fort Worth area
Account Executive   5807BR
CBS Television Stations
Dallas TX
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?

formulate the strategies to forecast ad inventory, website traffic trend analysis; develop capacity models
Senior Online Advertising Analyst   253964
ABC Owned Television Stations
Seattle WA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

create project plans including detailed phases of work and timelines to ensure on-time and successful execution of complex programs and numerous concurrent projects
Director, Project Management (FoxSports.com)   FNG19403
Fox Broadcasting Company
Los Angeles  CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

drive revenue opportunities by creation and execution of successful and profitable retail sales programs across multiple channels
Director, Key Account Sales (Licensing & Merchandising)   FFE18791
Twentieth Century Fox Television
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

develop long-term customer insight roadmap that leverages data-driven customer insights from WB data (potentially enriched with other sources where available to grow incremental revenue
Director, Database Marketing   118671BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

act as the point/lead negotiation person for Warner Bros. on various cross-divisional transactions involving WB businesses
Vice President, Corporate Business Development & Strategy   118512BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

develop long-term customer insight roadmap that leverages data-driven customer insights from WB data (potentially enriched with other sources where available to grow incremental revenue
Director, Database Marketing   118671BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

responsible for managing shoots and events for various departments at mun2
Manager Production, Mun2   1222330
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

manage all new release forecasts for both internal and competitive titles
Manager, Strategic Planning – Home Entertainment   1221601
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

field pitches, identify trends, and help establish the strategic development goals for Alternative programming
VP, Non-Scripted Programming   1218309
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

development of creative concepts and campaigns for marketing and innovation partnerships, working in collaboration with the CP&I and sales marketing teams
Director, Creative Services   1168311
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

generate ideas for launch pitches that incorporate both station and viewer needs, as well as take advantage of current industry trends
Research Manager   5471BR
CBS Television Distribution
Santa Monica CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?

design and development of metrics, dashboards and automated reporting tools
Senior Business Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis   4770BR
CBS Interactive
San Francisco CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?

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

Cynopsis CLASSIFIEDSFor More classifieds, visit the Cynopsis.com classifieds page herealso check out our Facebook page where our classifieds are listed the night before the editions are published!

JOB OPENING: EXEC ASSISTANT, PROGRAMMING/ Nickelodeon/NYC: 1+yrs exp. Exec Asst, Strng comm/comp skills, Strg org/detail skills, Superior organization/time mgmt skills EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvncareers.com (7/3)

JOB OPENING: PROMOTIONS & PR SPECIALISTS/ElectricArtists/NY: Dev/pitch/execute online contests/promotions. Expert ideation 2-4+ yrs mktg, PR. Online media, TV, or major consum brand. [email protected] (7/3)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR AD SALES MARKETING/Hallmark Channel/NY: direct & implement advertising, direct mail, upfront, events. Min 7 yrs exp. Full posting & apply at www.hallmarkchannel.com (7/3)

JOB OPENING: AFFILIATE MKTG MGR/The Nate Berkus Show/NYC: Send & communicate clips to affiliates, write and recording vignettes, media tours, handle meet and greets, escort VIPs on set, 5+ yrs exp. www.sonypicscareers.com #204121 (7/3)

JOB OPENING: CONSUMER MKTG -F/L/AETN/ Los Angeles: Multi-pltfrm off-air/promo cmpgns fr LT prgrming-prtnrshps/evnts/vndrs/ cmpgns/5+ yrs consmr mkgt/TV.
https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=74931 (7/3)

JOB OPENING: SR DIR DIGITAL ANALYTICS RESRCH/MTV Networks/NYC: BA, 7 yrs exp. Deep knwldg digital media ind across platforms. Str analy/ldrshp/proj mgmt. Prof w/Omniture, ComScore, VideoMetrix. EOE/M/F/D/AAP www.mtvncareers.com (7/2)

JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC COORD/Comcast/FL: Receives traffic instructions, related copy, and tape information from agencies. 2 yrs exp w/ Cable/Broadcast Ad Sales/Sales Support www.ecentralmetrics.com/url/?u=6678357179-175 (7/2)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCT STRATEGY MGR, DIGITAL MEDIA/ Disney ABC TV Group/Burbank: 6yrs exp dev’ng online properties in entertainment; program mgmt across multiple digital platforms. EOE. Apply www.disneycareers.com; req 252926 (7/1)

JOB OPENING: DVLPMNT Manager/RSRCHR/NYC: For reality/non-fict TV. Extnsve rsrch for characters, subcultures, formats for next big hit. Basic shoot/edit/cast & treatment writing. Res/Cov Ltr: [email protected]. 1+ yrs exp req’d (7/1)

JOB OPENING: COMM OPS COORDINATOR/Discovery Communications/NYC: Interpret/execute commercial media instructions to preserve/maximize revenue via broadcast log production. http://careers.discovery.com/: Req 9754 (7/1)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PROMOTIONS/PARTNERSHIPS-Disney ABC Digital Media/LA: 8+yrs digital mktg/online promos. Exp w/Ad Agency a +. Support ABC/ ABCNews. Need c reative thinker. Apply- www.disneycareers.com Req ID 252003. (7/1)

JOB OPENING: VP & DIR/Discovery/LA: Discovery Channel’s Dvlp/Prod team, strategic plng, content direction, channel mgt & execute prg strategies; comm & coord w/indpdt prod & prod companies outside DCL & internal dptmnts www.discovery.com Req#9762/65 (7/1)

JOB OPENING: ASSOC. MGR, MEDIA/Taco Bell Corp./Irvine, CA: Client Side! Help develop/execute national Media Plan, test markets, competitive media reporting. 3+ yrs exp. in Media planning / buying. No relo. www. yumsuccess.com (6/30)

JOB OPENING: ASST. MEDIA BUYER/DRTV/ Lockard & Wechsler, Irvington, NY: Entry level, data entry, self motivated. Must have related agency or tv sales experience. [email protected]  (6/30)

JOB OPENING: SR SPECIALIST, PRODUCT STRATEGY/ABC Family/CA: 4yrs exp product dev., program mgmt, & digital media; responsible for execution & tracking of digital products & programs. EOE. Apply www.disneycareers.com; req 252929 (6/30)

JOB OPENING: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER/SCRIPPS NETWORKS/NY (Chelsea): Focus on our digital strategy. Experience with all forms of Digital Media a must, TV a strong plus. Join us at www.scrippsnetworks.com , req 1652 (6/30)

JOB OPENING:  EXECUTIVE SECRETARY/NY, NY Min. 3 to 5 yrs admin exp. Pref. in cable tv, radio and e-media adv. See full posting and apply to www.cablevision.jobs req 11395BR (6/29)

JOB OPENING: VP ONAIR PROMO PLANING/SCHED/Nickelodeon/NY 8+yrs onair promo planing exp, Strategic & Creative thinker, Strng knwldge of Reach &Frequency, Strng Comm & Time Mgmnt skills. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (6/29)

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 INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN/Oxygen Media/NBCU(NY): Must be eligible to earn college credit, start late July & work through fall semester 2-3 days/week, passionate about TV & social media. Resume to [email protected] (7/3)

~ RECAP: THIS WEEK IN EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Mike Skagerlind was appointed SVP/GM of iVillage, joining from Barnes & Noble.com where he was VP/Head of Digital media and GM, Sparknotes.com. Mike, who begins his new job at iVillage in July, will oversee the website’s strategy, site development, content as well as product development and technology. Mike will report to Jodi Kahn, EVP, iVillage.

MTV bumped Andrew Portnoy to SVP/Production, East Coast and Kimberly Rach was added as SVP/Production, West Coast. Andrew will manage pilot and series production emanating from the East Coast based in New York City. Kimberly, based in Santa Monica, will supervise pilot and series production for the West Coast. She most recently worked for Walden Media as VP/Physical Production. Andrew and Kimberly both report to Chris Linn, EVP/MTV Production.

Tribune Broadcasting’s PIX 11, The CW affiliate in New York promoted Chris Zerafa to VP/Technology, effective immediately. Chris will manage all technology, engineering and operations for the station.

Amy Berlin joins the out-of-home company Titan as EVP/General Counsel. Amy will be involved with Titan’s new business development unit in addition to spearheading the company’s legal affairs. Amy will further work with Titan’s Transit Authority partners. Based in the company’s New York office, Amy succeeds in her new position following Scott Goldsmith who was upped to President/Transit earlier this year.

Ludorum hired Megan Buecher as Director/Licensing in North America where she will oversee licensing in the US and Canada for the media company’s franchise Chuggington based from Ludorum’s New York office. Most recently, Megan worked for United Media.

Greg Siefkin takes on a new position at Technicolor as VP/DVD and Digital Sales for the West Coast. Greg was previously VP/Worldwide Sales at Sample Digital.

Gena McCarthy was hired as SVP/Reality and Alternative Programming with Lifetime Networks, starting July 6. Gena will lead Lifetime’s reality and alternative programming team, managing the company’s strategy and execution of all development and production of unscripted content. Gena will report to JoAnn Alfano, EVP/Entertainment, Lifetime Networks.

Bankable, founded by Tyra Banks in 2003 and comprised of the units Bankable Digital, Bankable Studios and Bankable Books, tapped Patrick Vien as President/COO, effective immediately. Patrick will work closely with Banks to spearhead worldwide development and expansion of the company across diverse media and multiple platforms. Based in New York, Patrick will report to Tyra Banks.

MediaCom added Chris Pyne to its US executive team in the newly-created position as Managing Partner/Chief Client Strategy Officer. Chris will take the lead across various account teams to better comprehend and connect the agency’s work to the overall goals of MediaCom’s clients and to also head the company’s strategic direction for the future. Chris, who joins from Optimedia where he formerly was SVP/Head of Planning, New York, will report to Euan Jarvie, COO, MediaCom U.S.

Marina Anglim was named SVP/Marketing for Discovery Channel and Science Channel and Deena Edwards was appointed as SVP/Integrated Content for both networks. Marina will manage the network’s marketing strategy and programming campaigns with the goal to expand viewership in the US. Deena will spearhead the development of integrated content and marketing, digital convergence and Continuing Medical Education for both networks. Deena and Marina will report to Wonya Lucas, EVP/COO of Discovery Channel and Science Channel and they both will be based at the company’s Silver Springs headquarters.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. is giving Jeff Matteson more responsibility within its corporate communications department as SVP/Strategic Communications Officer. Effective immediately, Jeff will oversee the company’s communication team and direct the corporate messaging for the company’s roster of networks and businesses among other duties. Based in Atlanta at TBS, Inc.’s headquarters, Jeff reports to Kelly Regal, EVP. Furthermore, TBS, Inc. appointed Misty Skedgell as SVP/Corporate Communications to be the company’s chief spokesperson and to manage Turner’s Corporate Philanthropy, Corporate Social Responsibility and Presentation services groups. She will report to Jeff Matteson.

Marlene Sharp was named to the newly-created role as Director/Development at Rubicon Studios. Marlene is charged with indentifying intellectual properties for the studio to develop across all platforms in addition to finding production and co-production partners for new and existing projects. Most recently, Marlene was Co-CEO/Producer at Two Twiggs & A Berry Productions, LLC.

Mike Valdes-Fauli advances to the new position as US Managing Director at The Jeffrey Group, an integrated communications company targeting Latin audiences in the Americas. Mike will additionally join the agency’s Executive Management Committee along with Founder/Chairman Jeffrey Sharlach, President Jorge Ortega and COO Brian Burlingame. Mike will now lead all US staff and client service as well as the teams involved with the company’s Latin America pan-regional accounts based in the US and US Hispanic market clients. Mike joined The Jeffrey Group in 2004 and recently opened the agency’s New York City office and spearheaded the company’s US Hispanic Practice.

Univision Communications Inc. hired Peter Walker as President/Univision Local Media. Peter will begin his new role July 12, joining from the Tribune Company. Peter will supervise Univision Local Media, a new division which streamlines all operations and sales for the Spanish-language media company’s local television stations, Univision Radio and local interactive properties into one unit. Peter will be based in New York and will report to Joe Uva, President/CEO, Univision Communications, Inc.

Univision Communications, Inc. further announced Joanne Lynch, President/Univision Television Station Group is retiring at the end of August. She has been with Univision for almost 20 years.

Steve Schiffman was elevated to President of National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD. Steve has been the EVP/GM of NGC since 2007 and will continue to report directly to David Haslingden, CEO, National Geographic Channels and CEO of National Geographic Channels International and Fox International Channels.  Congratulations Steve!

NCM Media Networks hired David Murray as VP/Integrated Sales and Marketing based in New York. In this newly-created position, David will develop new business strategies and integrated marketing opportunities using NCM’s multiple platforms including its various in-theater cinema advertising promotional products across NCM Cinema Network and NCM Interactive Network. Additionally, NCM Media Networks advanced Rebecca Eldridge to VP/Marketing where she will supervise all marketing activities for NCM’s multiple cinema advertising outlets. Rebecca will also continue to head and create NCM’s integrated entertainment marketing programs with its movie studio partners. Rebecca will continue to be located in New York, reporting to Michael Eaton, SVP/Marketing.

Later — John
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