Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Cynopsis: Classified

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03.30.10

Good morning – it’s Tuesday, March 30, 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.

So you’ve heard all about social networking, your children are busy on their phones tweeting or on the computer posting their thoughts or having video chats on Facebook.  And you don’t have a clue what it’s all about.  While being no expert on the ever changing social networking landscape, I can at least get you started in the right direction.  This week we start with…

Facebook

Creating a Facebook page is extremely easy and intuitive. All you need is a valid email address and at least one good photograph (not absolutely necessary but you really should have one) that shows you’re a professional.

Inviting friends to your page can be a double edged sword.  While they can help spread the word about your employment needs, they can also comment on anything they want.  Anything. 

“Hey John, remember the time you drank all those tequila shooters and started to dirty dance on the bar with that stuffed Kangaroo? That was awesome dude! I’ll be posting the photos soon.”

Thankfully, in the profile information under privacy settings, you can click a box that doesn’t allow anybody to post on your page.  Depending on your friends, this may be the prudent thing to do. 

A word of caution — read through the privacy settings carefully.  Unless you make the proper changes to your privacy settings, everything you post on Facebook (including Profile changes, adding photos, etc.) will show up on your Wall and on your friends’ FB newsfeed home pages.  That may not be your intent, so read thru these settings carefully. 

After you have invited your friends, join Facebook Groups related to your industry and actively participate.  Offer valuable content, respond to questions, ask to become friends with some of the people in the group.  Start conversations, add photos and post links relevant to the group.

You can also create your own group related to your profession or your job hunting journeys.  Starting a group on Facebook is ridiculously easy.  “I Love Modern Family” is a group I started – about 30 seconds ago.  I was prompted to customize the group’s setting and was able to invite all my friends with a click of one button.  Even without inviting anyone, the post of my new group is seen on the newsfeed of all my connections.  Within the group I, or anyone else who joins, can post thoughts, videos, photos, start discussions and create events for the group.

A Facebook Event is as easy to set up as a group is, but generally used for a specific happening at a specific time and place.  Events are not confined to this description, an event can be a pursuit such as training for a marathon much like a Facebook group, but groups offer more flexibility and feedback compared to an event.

Facebook offers an invaluable service that can take the place of a personal website, offer a variety of networking methods, and gives you the tools for some serious marketing.

And it’s free.

State of the Economy

The Commerce Department reported yesterday that consumer spending increased by .03 percent in February.  While the increase was modest, perhaps due to all the bad weather in the East, it is still seen as a positive step towards recovery.

Incomes were flat for February, which may suggest consumer spending will slow in upcoming months.

Consumer spending has also been tampered by high unemployment, stagnate wages and unusually demanding credit terms.  While consumer spending has been the catalyst in most economic recoveries, this recovery depends more on businesses spending money and hiring new employees.

Analyst predict the economy will expand by a mere 2.5-3.0 percent first quarter, as compared to the more robust 5.6% last quarter 2009.

Next week: Your first Tweet

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 ~
Have your stories ready
by Michael Pollock

A lot of people are out of work right now. And many of them are looking for the same jobs you are looking for.

So this is a competition. This is not just about: “look at all my wonderful qualifications and experience  obviously I should get this position.” Sadly that is not enough.  The truth is that many of the people who are after that job have wonderful qualifications and experience too.

So a litany of how you are a team player and innovative and a good manager and raised revenue blah blah – will not separate you from the crowd.

I spent the morning reading resumes to fill a position. Frankly it is exhausting. Many of them made it so very hard for me to figure out what they did. Many of them were just too long. Though I find I forgive the second page if the opening summary is powerful. Because then, since my attention has been grabbed, I do want to see their career trajectory and I am interested to learn what supports the claims that impressed me from the outset.

I am a busy reviewer and I know what I am looking for. If the summary does not give me a clear understanding of why the candidate might be the one  then I will barely skim the rest of the pages. I make three sorts: “No “, “Maybe ” and “Probably Should Meet”. In the current environment, if you get on the No pile  and the cover letter alone could get you there  then it’s all over. I will review the Maybes after I’ve been all through, and sometimes one or two get transferred to the Should Meet group. But there are so many submissions that usually there are four or five that make it to the top group and I don’t need any more.

Okay, I know this sounds pretty callous. But really, what do you want from me? It’s your job to sell yourself; and to do it simply, briefly and powerfully. Don’t clutter the resume and don’t pad it with fluff, because the reviewer has too much else to do, and his head is swimming from all the similar verbiage. So it is not just about saying that you are good for this job  it is about differentiating yourself from all the others and being in some way particularly distinguished or interesting.

It is very competitive. There will be many well-qualified candidates, but only one will win.

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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Questions from our Readers
Answered by  Michael Pollock

I read your article with interest. I have a hybrid background of another sort: journalism/writing, law, and more recently radio and television expert. Due to the overwhelming downturn in publishing and journalism, I’m trying to shift from journalism to broadcast media. Can Michael suggest a way for me to frame my skill set so as to open more job opportunities? Ideally I’d like to write for, host, or otherwise be part of a team working on a show in either radio or television. Any advice would be most welcome.

You will find it easier if you don’t think of broadcast media as one sector. There are a million subject silos and sectors within broadcast, so you should frame yourself in terms of your expertise first and then see where that fits into broadcast channels. Given your rich background, you must have very specific subject knowledge, and also access to people who would make you valuable to the appropriate channel. You should find your own value and emphasize it so that your goal is refined. It could be framed as “… part of a team working on a legal show…” or “…an investigative journalism show…” You should then target the producers and companies who focus on your chosen sector and where your knowledge is going to mean something. So you will be using your strengths to get your foot in the door. Do also consider online channels in your search set. There are many outlets for news and information videos on the Internet  many of them sponsored by brands  pharmaceuticals and such.

The current philosophy in applying for jobs is to tailor your resume to the specific job. This make total sense, however, leaving off positions that don’t directly relate can cause large gaps in dates and omit some of your most recent experience. How should this be handled?

First a presentation trick: if you list your jobs by year and are not specific as to months  then for instance a gap from February 2008 to November 2009 could well disappear.

But maybe you don’t have to leave things off. First you should try and identify an aspect of what you did or experienced at the apparently irrelevant job that can be presented to actually strengthen your case. For an extreme example: if you took a year out to work in your father’s shoe store  you probably gained invaluable experience in selling or in fashion changes or something that might make you that much more valuable to the job you are going after. So don’t throw anything out until you are sure it will hurt you. You should present everything you have done in a way that demonstrates that you are unique and special. The apparently unrelated job may look at first sight like a lemon  but do try and find the lemonade inside it!

But yes, you should avoid gaps – or plug them with something. Were you working on a personal project or volunteering at a nonprofit or traveling? These could all be completely laudable explanations for not having a formal job for a period of time and may even strengthen your case.

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

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


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JOB OF THE WEEK …

initiate and execute publicity campaigns. Create and disseminate programming information to national and local print and broadcast media, as well as New Media and Social Networking sites for assigned CBS series

Director Publicity   4952BR
CBS Television Stations
Studio City CA

https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

OTHER INDUSTRY JOBS OF INTEREST …

manage social and digital media projects across all NBC News shows
Manager, Digital and Social Media   1162473
NBC Universal
NYC, NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

responsible for assisting with all project execution and development of our Entertainment channels
Site Producer – Sleuth   1163069
NBC Universal
NYC, NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

summarize and story tell consumer insights in order to help direct the communication strategy for advertising/promo campaigns
Director, Consumer Insights   1120978
NBC Universal
NYC, NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

responsible for the overall coverage of assigned stories on all platforms throughout the day
Content Producer-A   1160472
NBC Universal
NYC, NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

manage all top line and detailed analyses/ratings reporting, audience profiling, and highlights covering Chiller and its competitors
Director, Chiller Program Research   1162037
NBC Universal
NYC, NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

monitor and interpret Nielsen ratings across key markets, analyze the composition of the audience, and use media terminology and statistics in reports/sales documents for the networks
Analyst, Sleuth Sales Research   1161629
NBC Universal
NYC, NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

oversee production of long-form news content, for third part cable operations, including research, interviews, writing and editing scripts, shooting, and editing
Senior Producer, Peacock Productions   1162896
NBC Universal
NYC, NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

work under deadline to complete and deliver programs for broadcast
Post Production Supervisor, Peacock Productions   1162913
NBC Universal
NYC, NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

managing agencies & clients relationships through day-to-day contact
Account Executive, Cable Direct Response   1161217
NBC Universal
NYC, NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

manage a team creating all top line and detailed analyses/ratings reporting, consumer profiling, video- and new-media trends, and highlights covering Oxygen and its competitors
Vice President, Oxygen Research   1163353
NBC Universal
NYC, NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

developing and managing relationships with direct clients and agencies across multiple vertical industries
Digital Account Manager   1162026
NBC Universal
NYC, NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

management of web metrics, online surveys, and qualitative market research
Manager Research Insights (Digital)   1163567
NBC Universal
NYC, NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

own all program research efforts and lead the long-term growth of this emerging network
Director, Sleuth Program Research   1162019
NBC Universal
NYC, NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

evaluate strategic and financial potential of opportunities through research, analysis and financial modeling
Account Analyst, Cable Emerging Networks   1163027
NBC Universal
NYC, NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

assigning and editing breaking business and economic news, as well as enterprise-feature editing
Online Producer, Money.com   117295BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC, NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

the Subject Matter Expert on internet based Features and Functionality and best practices on a web wide basis
Senior Product Manager   FNG19263
Beliefnet
NYC, NY
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

manage Nickelodeon’s airtime to provide clear messaging of promotional priorities to our audience, “navigate” viewers through the schedule to increase time spent viewing, and drive ratings for new episodes, stunts, events and show launches
Sr. Director Media Planning
MTV Networks
NYC, NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-MTV-Networks

direct management of Comedy Central digital team (40+) and indirect management of supporting teams and stakeholders
GM of Digital Media, Comedy Central
MTV Networks
NYC, NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-MTV-Networks

support Vice Presidents of Strategy & Business Development and K&F senior management in development of long-range strategy and plans
Manager, Strategy & Business Development
MTV Networks
NYC, NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-MTV-Networks

back-up to the Pricing and Planning Manager for all system related responsibilities
Strategic Planning Analyst – Entertainment   117310BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC, NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/index.html

plan and coordinate all activities/events for the New York sales teams with their clients and agencies
New York Office Manager – Sports Illustrated   117307BR
Time Inc.
NYC, NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/index.html

develop all digital media plans for advertising clients
Sales Planning Manager – PeopleenEspanol.com   117248BR
Time Inc.
NYC, NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

review of all change notices / make goods for clearance of Inventory
Pricing and Planning Analyst   FNG19039
Fox Networks East Coast
NYC, NY
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

preparation of weekly and monthly reports; coordinate and schedule all trainings
Business Operations Coordinator   235592
ESPN
NYC, NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

direct Marketing Planning & Analysis and monitor daily all key metrics (AcE, Billing quotas, initial media KPIs to determine quality of new acquisition sources etc.)
Director, Market Planning and Analysis   FFE18702
Fox Mobile Group
NYC, NY
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

developing the sales strategies and sales plans for assigned accounts
Account Exec Online Sales   234312
ESPN
NYC, NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

manage the day-to-day planning and execution of the social media initiatives of the ESPN brand
Project Social Media Manager   234279
ESPN
NYC, NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

leads or participates in the daily activities of a marketing team engaged in developing, implementing, maintaining and revising comprehensive strategic marketing programs and brand positioning initiatives for assigned marketing projects
Sr Marketing Manager   234242
ESPN
NYC, NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

implement brand strategy and initiatives for Consumer Products that feed from and to the global, regional, and country plan
Marketing Manager Consumer Products   116917BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
London England
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

develop and lead email marketing campaign strategy in support of 3 e-commerce businesses, including campaign testing plans and cross-selling opportunities
Director of Digital Media   112557BR
Time Inc.
Stamford CT
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

all aspects of preparing a rundown, selecting and writing stories, preparing or requesting graphics, contributing stories for the web, promoting shows topically
Producer   1136169
NBC Universal
Hartford CT
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

manage acquisition marketing initiatives from ideation stage through launch to drive membership growth
Marketing Manager   1112180
Audible.com
Newark NJ
http://www.amazon.com/Careers-University-Recruiting/b?ie=UTF8&node=203348011

develop and grow new subscription based revenue streams
Product Manager, Subscription Products   1161555
NBC Universal
Englewood Cliffs NJ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

work closely with Platform Managers, DayPart Managers and Assignment Editors, as well as Reporters and Anchors to desktop edit, write, produce and gather content on all of WRC’s platforms
Content Producer   1162321
NBC Universal
Washington DC
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

work with content producers to select the most compelling and relevant stories
Platform Manager   1163920
NBC Universal
Washington DC
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

design & create revenue reports and analysis according to WB current reporting needs
Sr. Strategic Planning Analyst, Ad Sales ATL   117249BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

locate, create, write and/or request descriptions for all movies, programs, episodes, franchises, title translations, etc.
Programming Coordinator, Program Sched/Acquisition   116824BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/index.html

ability to appropriately challenge current business process paradigms
Senior Business Specialist, Business Improvement   117296BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

develop, maintain, & service client accounts/relationships, negotiate avails and develop new broadcast and online business
Account Executive   5106BR
CBS Television Stations
Atlanta GA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

generate Upfront and Scatter media plans that maximize the use of inventory while fulfilling agency/client requirements
Sales Planner, USA/Syfy   1163949
NBC Universal
Chicago IL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

manage all aspects of WSNS-TV’s community relations efforts including events, fundraisers, public service announcements and on-air community relations programming
Manager, Station Relations & Sales Marketing   1163618
NBC Universal
Chicago IL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

take the lead to create and package ideas that meet the needs of our core advertiser categories: Entertainment (Movies, TV, Video Games), Consumer Electronics, Packaged Goods (Food, Drink, Personal Care), Alcohol, and Automotive
Account Executive – Chicago   1134275
NBC Universal
Chicago IL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

manages and coordinates the integrated project plans, including implementation schedules and resource estimates, for the development of the game project
Producer   234203
DIMG
Vancouver BC
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

data mining and analysis to uncover trends and correlations to better predict demand
Business Intelligence / Demand Forecasting Specialist  Kindle   110923
Amazon Corporate LLC
Seattle WA
http://www.amazon.com/Careers-University-Recruiting/b?ie=UTF8&node=203348011

manage monthly close process including ensuring month-end journal entries and accruals are recorded
Manager, Financial Reporting   FNG19314
Fox Broadcasting Company
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

assists with the monthly financial reporting and close process which includes booking journal entries and transferring financial data from JD Edwards to Hyperion Financial Management System
Sr. Financial Analyst   FNG18462
Fox Broadcasting Company
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

processing all state and local political contributions for Fox and News Corp. corporate contributions to CA political parties and candidates for election
Manager, State and Local Government Affairs   FFE19254
Fox Group
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

working with established businesses and establish new business
Account Executive   234238
ESPN
Los Angeles CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

assist in the maintenance of deals and carry out terms of any/all agreements with individual clients
Account Services Representative   117265BR
The CW Network
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

responsible for the audio/video pre-production, production and post-production needs of Original Content short-form video pilots for Disney Online
Producer   234226
DIMG
North Hollywood CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

reactive problem solver with a track record of success with Agency, Direct and event sales
Local Sales Manager   2446BR
CBS Television Stations
Studio City CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

performing financial analysis related to film acquisition, production and distribution
Senior Analyst   1163599
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

negotiating deals, product development and strategy direct with licensees, as well as via assigned licensing agencies/agent worldwide
Manager, Global Consumer Products   1152826
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

work on business process improvement and strategic initiatives to transform business practices within NBC Universal
Manager Quality   1163106
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

create and maintain the strategic partnership between Business needs and .media digital archive/fulfillment workflow and technology delivery
Business Analyst   1162047
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

work with Vice President and or Director on vendor assignments and provide creative support as needed based on marketing strategies outlined in creative work order
Manager Creative Services   1162577
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

conceive and execute daily programs incorporating top news stories and live reports (hard and feature)
Executive Producer   1162578
NBC Universal
San Jose CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

responsible for sales of all television and internet advertising and promotion solutions
Account Executive New Business   1677BR
CBS Television Stations
San Francisco CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

develop and generate new business for multiple platforms, while increasing revenue from existing clients
Account Manager   1164232
NBC Universal
San Diego CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

developing new advertisers for our station’s multi-platform properties
Manager Business Development   1164253
NBC Universal
San Diego CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

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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: ACCT EXEC DIGITAL AD SALES/LA: Grwng/mngng onlne ad sales rev for Roiworld.com & AETN Dig Props. Exp digital ad sales, major ad clients, & gaming. https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=70542 (4/3)

JOB OPENING: NBCU has an opening for an ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, DIGITAL MEDIA AD SALES; Sports & Olympics (job#1134602) please visit our career website www.nbcunicareers.com for more information  (4/3)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL SALESPERSON/GMC/ATL: Sell video, display & custom sponsorships on tangle.com , a leading site in the family values market. Commission only with potential for full time position. Apply to [email protected] (4/3)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, DIGITAL RESEARCH/TURNER BROADCASTING/ATL: Leadership role supporting Young Adult/Kid Digital Research: multiple platforms/8 yrs exp/primary/secondary/Omniture/NetRatings/4 yr degree. [email protected]   (4/3)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/CHIC OR LA/RMG NETWORKS: Join the leading away-from-home TV ent team. Build sales proposals, post analysis, research, strong excl, ppt, BA & 2-3 yrs agency/b’cast exp. Send resume: [email protected]  (4/3)

JOB OPENING:  SR. RSRCH ANALYST,RSRCH/AETN/NY:Support AETN’s dist efforts thru dvlpmnt of reports, presentations& strategies pertinent to positioning the brands w/traditional& new media dist. Apply: www.aetn.com/careers.html (4/3)

JOB OPENING: VP, RESEARCH /TV One LLC/Silver Spring, MD:  Dir. & controls devlpmnt. & execution of quantitative/qualitative resrch prgms. Eval resrch. data & recommends chgs. to senior management. See: www.tvoneonline.com (4/2)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST (TEMP)/TV One LLC/ Silver Spring, MD: Passion for broadcasting and cable business; background in statistical analysis & exp. with research software apps See : www.tvoneonline.com (4/2)

JOB OPENING: PROJECT COORD (temp)/NY: For TV Ntwrk. Mng dev of print/merch projects from concept to delivery. Knwldg of print/merch processes, & proj mgmt a must! 2+ yrs exp.  4-5 mnths starting asap. [email protected] (4/2)

JOB OPENING: At MWW-AE/SAE – NY/NJ: Focus is business/media pitching in mkt/advt/media space; online/offline digital media exp, media contacts, exp working in-house media/advt/PR agency. Apply: [email protected] (4/2)

JOB OPENING: At MWW-SVP, DIALOGUE MEDIA – NY/NJ: Lead devt, strategy/direction for social media mkt prog/services, create/execute online social media campaigns for corp entities, 10+ yrs social media req’d. Apply: [email protected] (4/2)

JOB OPENING:  Universal City- NBCU seeks MGR NON-THEATRICAL SALES & OPS.Looking for applicants eager to learn all aspects of the IFE industry,2 yrs entertainment or sales experience. Apply to www.nbcunicareers.com job#1150059 (4/1)

JOB OPENING:  SR WRITER/PRODUCER/A&E TV Net/NY: Write, produce & conceptualize on-air promos for A&E and Bio. 5 yrs exp producing on-air promo pieces.To apply: www.aetn.com/careers.html   (4/1)

JOB OPENING:  MEDIA INDUSTRY BUSINESS ANALYSTS/NYC: Multiple.Experience w/Ad Sales, Traffic, Programming, production, rights mgmt. and requirements gathering. Use case development a plus. Apply to: [email protected] (4/1)  

JOB OPENING: VP DIR. OOH STRATEGIC SERVICES/Pearl River NY (15 miles NYC): 10+ yrs exp. in OOH Acct. mgm. , leadership, sales & media planning. Resume to: [email protected] or call 845 732-8943 (4/1)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANLYST/WE tv/NYC:  Provide support for Prog/Sched teams. 1-2 yrs exp in cable res pref. Strong anlyt/org skills a must.knwldg of Star Media & Nielsen systems. Res to www.cablevision.jobs ref #10658BR (4/1)

JOB OPENING: DIR, INTEGRATED ON-AIR MKTG/A&E TV Net/NY:Conceptualize& create “high end” on-air promo campaigns to maximize Ad Sales strategies. 10 yrs exp producing on-air promos.To apply: www.aetn.com/careers.html (4/1)

JOB OPENING: WEB PROD MGR/ALBUQUERQUE/REELZCHANNEL: 3+ yrs online exp. Sprvs content & design staff; uphold scheds & editorial strategy; liaison w/ TV, Mktg, PR. More info: reelzchannel.com/careers. Res: [email protected] (3/31)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/Brooklyn, NY: Seeks AE for local ad sales.1-3 yrs ad sales exp. pref cable tv, radio, e-media adv.  Valid NY DL.  See full posting and apply to www.cablevision.jobs req 9911BR (3/31)

JOB OPENING: SALES ASST/Cablevision/Norwalk, CT: 1-3 yrs exp in mrkt, adv or bus related field.  Assist  sales team & mgmnt. Strong Excel and Powerpoint skills. See full posting and apply to www.cablevision.jobs req 10644BR (3/31)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/San Fran: Proposal writer to respond to RFPs. Req’s 2 yrs+ dig. media sales exp.,  strong excel, ppt, graphic design, SalesForce, @Plan, Mediavisor, Atlas & writing skills. Email: [email protected]  (3/31)

JOB OPENING: SR ACCT EXEC (2 POSITIONS)/STARGREETZ:  8+ yrs. in digital/mobile sales. Strong relationships, creative & strategic.Based in NY  LA  Chicago. College degree preferred. Apply: [email protected] (3/31)

JOB OPENING: MKTG COORD/GMC/ATL: Support Consumer, Ad Trade Mkting & Affil Mktg Depts. 3-5 yrs exp creative/media at cbl ntwrk a must. Strong writing & orgnz’l skills req. Knwldg of MS Office. Apply, send resume: [email protected] (3/30)

JOB OPENING: NBCU/NY:has an ANALYST, CHILLER SALES RESEARCH POSITION available working with the Research Department. Visit www.nbcunicareers.com for more info and to apply (3/30)

JOB OPENING: NBC Universal has an opening for a DIGITAL ACCOUNT MANAGER/NYC. Please visit www.nbcunicareers.com for more information (3/30)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR OF LICENSING, CONSUMER PRODUCTS/AETN, NY: Develop/execute global strategy for monetizing AETN brands & IP through goods and services. Apply: www.aetn.com/careers.html (3/30)

JOB OPENING EXEC ASST/Rainbow/NYC: Exp’d administrative professional to support busy Sr Exec in corp comm group. 2-3 yrs exp exec supp, cable/net exp pref. res to www.cablevision.jobs #10856BR (3/30)

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: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ENTERTAINMENT is looking for summer interns for MKTG & SOCIAL MEDIA in Washington, DC. Apply on nationalgeographic.com/jobs & search for ID #4133. CONTACT: Alaina Appleman [email protected] (4/1)

~ RECAP: THIS WEEK IN EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Six Flags Media Networks, a unit of Six Flags, Inc. named four executives to sales teams:

  • Pete Dimitrakopolos will become Regional Sponsorship Director/West, a newly-created position based at the company’s Santa Monica offices. Pete will be involved with leveraging Six Flags Media Networks, theme park businesses and its various intellectual properties to create marketing campaigns for corporate partners. He will report to Randy Gerstenblatt, SVP/Corporate Alliances, Regional and Local Sales.
  • Mathieu Gilman is the new Director/Regional Sales based in Chicago to manage national accounts within the Midwest territories. Mathieu also reports to Randy Gerstenblatt.
  • Thomas Haidinger is now VP in the company’s National Sales department based in New York. Thomas reports to David McKillips, SVP/Corporate Alliances.
  • Stephanie Borges, also based in New York, will serve as Director of the National Sales department. Stephanie, too, reports to David McKillips.

Terri Johnson Murray was added at HGTV as Director/Original Programming in the network’s New York office. Terri joins HGTV from Grapevine Multimedia where she served as President/Co-Founder.

The Weather Channel (TWC) appointed Jennifer Rigby as Director/Multimedia Content. In her new role, Jennifer will manage all content, breaking weather news and severe weather coverage across all TWC outlets encompassing on-air, online and mobile. Jennifer reports to Helen Swenson, VP/Live Programming, TWC and Matt DeGanon, SVP/weather.com and Consumer Application Software.

Chris Philip, formerly President/Worldwide Sales and Distribution at London-based Power, has established a new production and distribution company, Engine Entertainment. The new company has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and London and will make its debut at this year’s MIPTV with a slate of programming. 

Hyde Park Imagenation added Jason Mirch and Yee Yeo Chang. Jason is based at the Abu Dhabi office where he heads the content unit for the joint venture with Hyde Park Entertainment and Imagenation Abu Dhabi. Yee Yeo will be located in Singapore and in charge of operations for Hyde Park Imagenation Singapore in addition to identifying and developing projects in Asia.

Apex Media/CrossMedia Works tapped Steve Ference as VP/Broadcast Sales. Based in Phoenix, Steve will be involved with developing and overseeing affiliate account relationships with local broadcast stations, station groups, affiliate networks in addition to expanding the company’s local broadcast trade and barter business. Additionally, Dave Ware was named VP/Sales to replace Steve. Dave has previous experience with various media sales positions including LSM, NSM and GSM at Sinclair, Emmis and Paramount stations.

The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) appointed Bob Walker as EVP/Marketing and Cross Platform Development. In his new position, Bob will provide oversight for the company’s overall marketing strategy as well as other marketing-related activities such as research, consumer marketing and distribution marketing. Based in Atlanta, Bob reports to Michael J. Kelly, CEO, TWCC.

Babelgum advanced several executives in its New York office: Douglas Dicconson was upped to Chief Revenue Officer; Seth Graeber to VP/Sales; Melissa Grossman to VP/Sales Marketing; and Jackie Garcia to Market Development Executive. In addition, Babelgum announced Ethan Podell, US President will be in charge of business development.

RDF USA is reorganizing its Los Angeles operations and in so doing named Natalka Znak as CCO, RDF USA and promoted Claire O’Donohoe as EVP/Current and Mike Duffy to EVP/Development. Natalka will spearhead both the development and current departments. She joins from ITV where for the last 18 years she has been involved in creating such shows as Hell’s Kitchen and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. Natalka reports to Grant Mansfield, CEO, RDF USA. In her new position, Claire will manage current RDF shows including Secret Millionaire for ABC and Jessica Simpson’s The Price of Beauty for VH1. Mike will now supervise all development for RDF, creating original unscripted series and unscripted international formats for domestic distribution. Furthermore, RDF USA is keeping Lauren Gellert in its New York office as SVP, reporting to Natalka Znak.

Greg Lytkowski was elevated to VP/Film Management with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) where his duties encompass financial processes on behalf of programming on TBS’ domestic entertainment and animation networks. Specifically, Greg will manage contracts, forecasting, financial analysis and accounting efforts for content on TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, truTV, WPCH, Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Greg is based in Atlanta and reports to Lyn McCool, SVP/Programming Finance, Turner Entertainment Group.

24-hour television and online lifestyle network, Plum TV tapped Nicholas Lehman as EVP/GM. Nicholas will supervise operations, programming, marketing, ad production, distribution, technology, digital media growth, finance and new business development. Nicholas will report directly to Brian Bedol, Executive Chairman.

James Fox takes on the new role as Chief Strategic Officer for The Red Peak Group where he will head the company’s strategic planning for clients. Based in New York, James reports to Jay Lenstrom, CEO. Previously, James was EVP/Planning Director for BBDO New York in charge of the AT&T account.

Jim Gaffey was promoted to Executive Producer at KPI, heading the company’s history and science categories. Jim will supervise The World Without a new series for the Science Channel premiering later this year as well as the National Geographic series Naked Science also airing this year.

4Kids Productions, a unit of 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. elevated Michael Haigney to Creative Director in charge for the creative direction of all series adaptations and original productions developed by 4Kids Productions. Michael reports to Alfred R. Kahn, Chairman/CEO, 4Kids Entertainment. Additionally, 4Kids Productions advanced Kristen Gray as Head/Network Operations where she will manage the daily operations of TheCW4Kids television block, 4Kids Productions and the 4Kids.tv website. Kristen will continue to report to Samuel R. Newborn, General Counsel, 4Kids Entertainment.

Outside Television hired Carmine Parisi as SVP/Sales to head all sales efforts for the network, as he joins from the National Football League where he held a sales management position with the NFL Network and NFL.com. Furthermore, Outside Television added Catherine Rasenberger as a consultant in the role of EVP/Distribution. Catherine will manage the network’s distribution growth by establishing partnerships with cable systems, satellite networks, telco’s and online companies.

New television network Halogen, with a socially-conscious focus, hired Kyle Chowning as VP/Marketing and Communications. Kyle will head all marketing activities for the network including affiliate and consumer marketing in addition to partnership development. Prior to this appointment, Kyle was a marketing consultant for Halogen during its pre-launch phase through his former company, Motiveight Marketing Group, Inc.

Bruce Loeb joined the US office of World Cyber Games Inc. (WCG) as SVP/GM. Bruce will spearhead the company’s efforts in the US and increase the awareness of competitive gaming for World Cyber Games. Bruce will also host the WCG 2010 Grand Final in Los Angeles later this year.

Media Storm named Jeremy Cornfeldt to the newly created role as Managing Director/Digital, effective immediately. Jeremy will be in charge of the digital team including integrating digital into the overall agency, its processes and technology. Jeremy will report to Craig Woerz and Tim Williams, Co-Founders and Managing Partners, Media Storm.

New production company, Kinetic Content, based in Santa Monica, was founded by Chris Coelen, formerly the CEO of RDF Media USA and Group Director for North America.  A number of creative executives have joined Kinetic including:

  • Matilda Zoltowsi as SVP/Development and Current coming from the BBC where she was nominated for Emmys as Co-EP for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
  • Jennifer Danska also takes on the title as SVP/Development and Current, coming from RDF USA where she served as SVP/Development and Current.
  • Gerald Massimei was named VP/Development and Current joining from RDF USA where he was Lead Producer/Development.
  • Katie Griffin is now Manager/Development coming also from RDF USA where she was Manager/Development.

Sue Norton was appointed SVP/Head of Lonely Planet Television, based at the BBC Worldwide Productions facility in Los Angeles. Effective April 12, Sue’s duties will include increasing Lonely Planet’s programming and presence on TV and video worldwide in addition to developing short-form video content for online, mobile and partner distribution. Sue will report to Matt Goldberg, Lonely Planet CEO.

Effective immediately, OpenGate Capital appointed Lori O’Connor as Publisher of TV Guide Magazine. Lori will supervise all magazine advertising programs as well as the magazine’s ad sales team. Lori will work in tandem with Jack Kliger who will remain as Senior Advisor to the company and the magazine in addition to Debra Birnbaum, Editor-in-Chief.

Phil Zimmerman joined CBS Television Distribution as Senior Publicist for the syndicated quiz show Jeopardy!. Most recently, Phil served as Communications Manager with Independent Television Service, producer of the PBS series Independent Lens.

Later — John
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