Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Cynopsis: Classified

Advantage

05/10/11

Good morning – it’s Wednesday, May 10, 2011, and this is your weekly issue of Cyn opsis: Classified Advantage! 

More Bad Advice

I received several emails in regard to last week’s column about bad advice.  A wonderful woman described a situation, that quite frankly, I didn’t know even occurred.  Not only does it happen, but quite frequently.  In effort to educate and entertain you, here is the email:

I am currently an executive assistant to a media executive and work closely with other executive assistants from studios to networks. The biggest annoyance regarding resumes is that many people send their resume straight to the top  the President or CEO of the organization. This would not be an issue if they were applying for a position that would report directly to the person, but let’s be real here, most executives are recruited via a head hunter or a connection. The people submitting are typically 2 to 3 levels removed.
Then, they call the President’s office and inquire about the status of their resume?!?!? Executive assistants do not have time to deal with this and most of the time the resumes will wind up in a file that will eventually get handed over to HR or even worse in the trash. I would strongly suggest to people looking NOT to go straight to the top  think of it this way, if the people currently employed at the organization that report directly to the President or CEO have trouble getting on their calendar why would they think their resume should be a priority?? And, how did it become the exec assistant’s responsibility to find the correct person to hand it over to?? Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t that part of the submission process on the applicants part?
It’s now become a running joke for many in my position  If an assistant tells you “it’s on my desk,” it’s just another way of saying “it’s not being looked at by the hiring manager.”

Another email I received brought another situation to my attention that, once again, I didn’t consider:

A friend of mine runs a company. He is basically a company of one.
But his website DOES say  send all resumes and portfolios through the post office ONLY, and if you want the portfolios returned, include a stamped envelope. (It even says why – we are a small company with no HR team.)

Another reason why -he doesn’t have the time or resources (printing costs money!!) to print out any resumes he gets via email.
So what does he do with the resumes of the eager young graduates who email him their resumes, looking for jobs or work experience? Delete their emails … if you can’t follow instructions, why should someone hire you?

Points taken, eh?

Next Issue: Jane Doe’s Cover Letter

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 ~
Confidence – The Road To Freedom
by Diane Allen and Mary Kay Wedel

One of the biggest areas for self-improvement in our professional and personal lives is confidence.  A survey of 1,022 people conducted by Uncommon Knowledge, Limited, revealed that 61% cited self-confidence as a problem, a statistic very common among other studies. 

Here are some strategies to improve your self-confidence:

Define self-confidence for yourself:  Self-confidence is a state of mind where one feels at-ease with every aspect of existence. Everyone needs to define their own self-confidence.  Start by finishing this sentence:  “For me, self-confidence is. . .”

Understand why self-confidence is important to you: To gain your personal understanding of why it is important, complete this statement: “Self-confidence is important to me because. . .”

What have you missed recently because of your lack of confidence?:  Was it applying for a new job, not participating in a social event, or missing the opportunity to meet someone new?  Reflect on what you missed by answering the question of what you have missed.

Most importantly, what would you do differently if you were more confident?:  It could be in any area of your life.  Whatever that ‘something’ is, put it in writing:  “If I had as much self-confidence as I wanted, I would. . .”

Try these additional confidence practice-builders:

  • Identify what you do well on a daily basis and put it in writing.
  • Select a quote on confidence that really resonates with you. Recite it daily.
  • Feel gratitude about your positive qualities. 
  • Enlist the support of a friend, mentor, or coach with whom you can confide.  Our supporters do wonders in helping point out our self-worth.
  • Put yourself in an action-mode.  Select something that you enjoy doing, and make it better every week.  Those actions will most surely build self-confidence.
  • Reward yourself for your accomplishments.  We often neglect to celebrate successes. 
  • Identify the freedom that confidence gives you and enjoy it!

As you do the prescribed exercises, you are bound to have some eye-opening thoughts.  The more confident you are, the wiser you will be.  And that’s worth a lot.

Mary Kay Wedel and Diane Allen are seasoned executives, coaches, trainers and the Managing Partners of Choice Leaders Consulting Group LLC ( www.choiceleaders.com ). They offer comprehensive Leadership Development Programs and Executive Coaching for Management Teams and Senior Leaders focused on strategic thinking, communications and coaching skills.

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

~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~
Questions from our Readers
Answered by Diane Allen and Mary Kay Wedel

Who and when does the cover letter get read or scanned? Is it at the same time as the resume, or is the cover letter secondary and only read if the resume passes the first criteria?

The answer to this question really varies, depending on the person screening resumes. At one extreme, some recruiters simply don’t read the cover letter, and just go right to the resume. At the other extreme are those who read the cover letter very carefully.  They do this to quickly see what the applicants say about their qualifications, and to evaluate how well they write.  Of course, there are those in between who will quickly review the cover letter but pay more attention to the resume.  The best way to approach the cover letter is to assume that the recruiter is reading your cover letter very carefully. 

There are three common ways to send a cover letter:

  • Type it into the body of an email, and attach the resume separately as a Word-formatted document.
  • Send the cover letter as a separate Word document along with the Word-formatted resume document.
  • Integrate the cover letter into the actual resume document itself; format it in Word and the cover letter will appear as the first page of the resume.

When you are emailing your resume, it’s best to use the first method.  It is much more likely to be read when it is in the body of an email message than to open up a separate attachment. When you are applying for a job to an on-line job board, such as Monster.com, you will see that most of these sites have a section to include a cover letter.  In that case, your cover letter will appear as a separate document.

How does the profile differ from the first few sentences on my cover letter? Isn’t their purpose the same and therefore sound very similar, possibly losing the readers interest due to the duplication? I understand it should be worded differently, but with the two having the same aim, how can I avoid boring the reader?

Your resume and cover letter each have a different purpose.  Your resume presents your work and educational background. Your cover letter needs to be customized to make your experience relevant to the job you are applying for and demonstrate why you would make an excellent candidate.  You can accomplish the objective of cover letter by giving relevant examples of what you’ve done that match with the job description. Show your passion and demonstrate why you and the prospective employer are a good match. State why you like the company by using information obtained from researching the company.  A cover letter should not look like a template  it needs to be special for each employer.
When you genuinely are a perfect match for a position, consider using the T Chart format. After the opening paragraph make a two column chart: on the left side, put a title “Job Qualifications” and list those detailed qualifications from the ad or job description, on the right side, title it “My Qualifications” and list your how your qualifications match those of the job.

It takes time and energy to develop a cover letter but when done right it should convince the employer that you are the person for the job and you will get an interview.  At the interview  you get to share your abilities in person.

Mary Kay Wedel and Diane Allen, Choice Leaders Consulting Group LLC ( www.choiceleaders.com  ), specialize in comprehensive Leadership Development Programs and Executive Coaching.

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


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JOB OF THE WEEK …

be a strategic business partner with the President of Style and the senior leadership team by looking for growth opportunities aligned with the objectives and goals of the business

CFO, Style Network   1768BR
NBC Universal
Universal City CA

http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

OTHER INDUSTRY JOBS OF INTEREST …

manage station Sales Department, including, NSM, AE’s and Sales Assistant
General Sales Manager   299063
NYC NY
ESPN
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

responsible for generating and communicating sales proposals to the sales organization for presentation to advertising agencies and/or clients
Digital Sales Planner   298513
NYC NY
Walt Disney Corporation
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

manage station Sales Department, including, NSM, AE’s and Sales Assistant
General Sales Manager   299063
NYC NY
ESPN
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

collecting and analyzing operating group performance and financial data
VP, Business Operations Digital Media   8380BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

develop product positioning and messaging that differentiates CBS Local’s products in the market
Director, Product Marketing, Digital Media   8436BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

seasoned and energetic sales pro with a special talent for developing and closing new business
Account Manager, CNN Airport Network   122941BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

maintain and grow both print and digital business through calling on all levels of agency and client contacts
Integrated Account Director   124180BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

approves all creative elements of programs including scripts, show content, set, graphics, talent and wardrobe
Director, Current Programming   124183BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

lead development, ideation and strategic thinking for best-in-class customized integrated marketing solutions for the company’s largest and most high-profile advertising partners
Senior Director, Integrated Marketing   124253BR
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

scopes and sells consulting engagements for Customer Insight Group
Senior Consultant   8804
Razorfish
NYC NY
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/8804/job

drive and implement projects to achieve NBCU Ad Sales objectives of Single view of the Customer, Enterprise Sell, Optimize Marketing Assets
Project Manager, CRM   176BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

perform a key role on a product development team within the Digital Products and Services group as well as interact with key stakeholders across the larger organization
Director of Project Specification & Analysis   1761BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

lead a bi-coastal team that is responsible for interfacing with all of DCS’ Business Partners
Director, Digital Content Solutions   1752BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

manage the day-to-day operations of the account planning team
Manager, Account Management   1749BR
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

work with Production, Product Development, Design, and Technology to optimize existing products and templates
Senior Director Information Architect
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

work closely with our web, mobile, sales, music talent, digital production and original video production teams to build sponsorship opportunities with existing franchises
Manager, Integrated Marketing, MTVN Music Group  Digital
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

translate business requirements into an engaging and appealing visual designs
Senior Visual Designer – VH1
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

strong, hands-on in-house SEO lead who has a good balance of technical knowledge and charisma
MTV Digital Director, SEO  
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

tested ability to interpret industry information and distill to key trends and insights
Analyst, MTVN Music & Entertainment Ad Sales Strategy
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

create dynamic, multi-platform marketing programs and presentations for prospective sponsors that drive sales revenue and elevate the Hulu brand and intellectual properties
Manager, Integrated Marketing
hulu
NYC NY
http://www.hulu.com/jobs/location
accountable for administering daily online advertising operations responsibilities for BBC.com Worldwide
Digital Advertising Operations Analyst
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

managing the workflow between the Chanel Operations team and the Creative Services team
Manager – Operations
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

oversees all legal aspects of network sales and marketing activities for U.S. and Caribbean distribution of BBC America, BBC World News, and other BBC channel assets in the U.S.
VP Distribution & Legal Affairs
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

responsible for providing a blend of strategic and tactical HR support to develop, engage, and retain talent
HR Business Partner   3506
Discovery Networks
NYC NY
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3506/job

responsible for creating and overseeing the implementation of communications and program publicity campaigns for SCIENCE and Velocity network series, specials and online and digital/social media content
Director- Publicity   3881
Discovery Networks
NYC NY
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3881/job

support and generate new sponsorship revenue through sales of open categories and renewals
Manager, Business Development
NFL Corporate
NYC NY
http://www.nfl.com/careers/internships

identify, negotiate and manage strategic relationships with media partners globally
Director, International Media Business Development
NFL Corporate
NYC NY
http://www.nfl.com/careers/internships

interprets data and provides basic data insight summaries
Senior Analyst
Organic
London England
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4679

ensures timely and accurate information is provided to commercial business customers in a professional manner
National Service Center Tier II Reps   36779
Cox Careers
West Warwick RI
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

accountable for managing and editing digital campaign data for 300+ programs in MNI’s proprietary system, Matrix, to ensure MNI reports and bills on accurate numbers
Digital Business Analyst   124149BR
Turner Broadcasting
Stamford CT
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for analysis of multiple p/l statements on a monthly basis including variance to budgets, forecasts, and prior periods
Sr. Analyst   124172BR
Turner Broadcasting
Stamford CT
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for sales and servicing of outdoor advertising inventory to new and existing clients in their respective markets
Account Executive   8251BR
CBS Corporation
Hartford CT
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

oversees management of the NFL and golf sport categories across all ESPN networks, platforms, and businesses
Director, Programming & Acquisitions   298902
Bristol CT
ESPN
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

provide regular feedback and conduct performance reviews for direct reports
Statistics Manager   299039
Bristol CT
ESPN
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

assess clients by value to DPS based on project and service portfolio, potential for new projects, and other defined parameters
Digital Products & Svcs, Engagement Lead   1775BR
NBC Universal
Englewood Cliffs NJ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

work with domestic affiliate business partners and vendor/IT communities to track deliverables and hit milestones as outlined in the project plan
Business Analyst, TVND System   734BR
NBC Universal
Englewood Cliffs NJ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

sell event-related promotions with the voices of the team (Merrill Reese & Mike Quick) and online products related to CBSPhilly.com
Account Executive   8418BR
CBS Corporation
Philadelphia PA
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

competitive drive, new business “hunter” mentality and creative prospecting skills
Digital Account Executive   8399BR
CBS Corporation
Philadelphia PA
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

responsibilities include soliciting new business through prospecting and cold calling, managing and growing existing assigned accounts/budgets, identifying clients’ advertising needs and developing and presenting customized solutions to meet those needs
Account Executive   6384BR
CBS Corporation
Washington DC
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

managing all operational aspects of Digital Media’s Video on Demand (VOD) and TV Everywhere platform
Sr. Manager – Digital Syndication   3946
Discovery Networks
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3946/job

develop and oversee implementation of all Discovery Network strategies developed to support DCI’s goals to distribution partners in the cable, satellite and telco communities
VP – Domestic Distribution Marketing   3915
Discovery Networks
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3915/job

responsible for network overhead expense reporting, review and recommendation of corrective action when necessary
Senior Financial Analyst   3899
Discovery Networks
Silver Spring MD
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3899/job

working with senior school district staff to ensure all aspects of paid professional development exceed customer expectations by flawlessly delivering and merchandising all purchased professional development within Discovery Education
Dir – Professional Dev. Implementation   3891
Discovery Networks
Silver Spring MD 
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3891/job

manage contract process and rights management from start to finish for assigned network(s) in DCI Marketing dept, U.S. Networks
Production Manager   3880
Discovery Networks
Silver Spring MD 
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3880/job

responsible for establishing the specific editorial direction and operationalizing the creative vision and voice across all initiatives on the Discovery Channel web site/s under the direction of the VP, Interactive Programming
EP & Site Director   3896
Discovery Networks
Silver Spring MD 
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3896/job

responsible for working with the Director of Marketing to manage all marketing campaigns related to Discovery’s digital properties
Digital Media Marketing Manager     3856
Discovery Networks
Silver Spring MD 
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3856/job

provide strategic and creative leadership for the internal creative agency, Discovery Creative Resources
SVP – Discovery Creative Resources   3828
Discovery Networks
Silver Spring MD 
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3828/job

responsible for driving divisional revenue growth through the proactive and strategic prospecting, development and sales of custom-published education programs for key client groups
Sales Manager-Corporate Ed Partnerships   3820
Discovery Networks
Charlotte NC
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3820/job

managing and directing the On-Air Promotions Department budget and production operation to ensure network standards are met
Manager, On-Air Promotions   FNG0000415
Fox Careers
Charlotte NC
http://www.foxcareers.com /

prospecting and new business sales of assessment services and professional development in defined territory
Associate Regional Representative   3901
Discovery Networks
Nashville TN
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3901/job

lead and mentor cross-functional teams
Sr. Project Manager   124263BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

lead strategic new product assessment, definition, and concepting including the creation of product plans, budget forecasts, and technology recommendations
Director, New Product Development-Turner Sports Digital   119712BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

have strategic/tactical responsibility for launching market tests of new adjacent growth services in the Cox portfolio
Senior Marketing Manager, Adjacent Growth   36854
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

researches, architects, plans and designs network intelligence solutions to support Cox Communications products, services and infrastructure nationwide
Senior Network Intelligence Engineer   36853
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

promotes, sells, and retains commercial business solutions for voice, data and video
Mgr, Sales (Large)   36846
Cox Careers
New Orleans LA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

develops and executes strategic public relations outreach
Manager, Media Relations   FOX0000BO
Fox Careers
Sunrise FL
http://www.foxcareers.com /

responsible to become the sales and service professional for introducing qualified fund-raising programs to QSP authorized organizations in a specified territory
Associate Field Sales Manager   123207BR
Turner Broadcasting
Tampa FL
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for managing/maintaining all Ad Sales campaigns originating in the Miami office
Sales Operations Supervisor   121841BR
Turner Broadcasting
Miami FL
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

create and maintain schedules for assigned network(s)
Program Planner   3844
Discovery Networks
Miami FL
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3844/job

conducts research and analysis of financial data needed in planning, budgeting, cost control, and project control to provide informed recommendations to leadership
Financial Analyst I   36847
Cox Careers
Pensacola FL
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

promotes market and sells Cox Communications business solutions for voice, data and video
Account Executive   36820
Cox Careers
Gainesville FL
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

responsible for managing all analytics projects
Digital Research Director   1259BR
NBC Universal
Hialeah FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

provide technical support and expertise in the development, maintenance and support of products and services related to the Identity and Access Management (IAM) technology space
Senior Technical Specialist   298840
Celebration FL
Walt Disney Corporation
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

deliver digital sales revenue for CNBC in a newly established sales organization focused on integrated customer solutions and premium digital sales products
CNBC Digital Account Executive   1440BR
NBC Universal
Chicago IL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

generate revenue from a targeted list of major advertisers through the use of OWN and DCI multi-platform assets
Account Executive OWN   3587
Discovery Networks
Chicago IL
https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/3587/job

driven sales person, capable of devoting the time and energy necessary to source and build a client base
Digital Account Executive
BBC America
Chicago IL
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

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

contribute to the entire software development life cycle from initial business requirements to deployment and production support
QA Analyst
Vibe
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com mobile_marketing_company/careers

dynamic, self-motivated National Sales Manager with a proven sales history who exhibits strong leadership skills
National Sales Manager   8307BR
CBS Corporation
Dallas TX
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

overseeing directorial personnel and studio operations management, including directors, associate directors and operations manager
Supervising Director   287829
Austin TX
ESPN
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

responsible for supporting the sales organization and assigned client group(s) through research and reporting, database administration, business analysis, consultation, and technical liaison
Senior Operations Analyst   36838
Cox Careers
Phoenix AZ
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

ensure client needs are met. This includes involvement in client meeting (where requested and appropriate), strategy for existing clients, problem resolution
Business Analyst   9166
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9166/job

manage and deliver medium-sized projects (3-10 members) on-time and on-budget
Project Manager   9158
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9158/job

produce monthly and quarterly reports for headcount, turnover, diversity, and compensation for Razorfish and Digitas
Human Resources Analyst   9095
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9095/job

manage the sales process from prospecting to negotiating and closing deals and is responsible for all accounts in their assigned agency list and region
Digital Account Executive
BBC America
Los Angeles CA
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

leverage proprietary and syndicated tools to create and present analyses for internal and external clients
Advertiser Strategist
hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs/location

analyze a variety of traffic metrics related to streams, visitors, and content consumption
Financial Analyst
hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs/location

manage cross-functional teams (development, QA, operations, partner management, business development, etc) to launch new internal and external features and workflows
Program Manager, Content Platform
hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs/location

responsible for all internet and technology legal matters at Hulu
Internet and Technology Attorney
hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs/location

responsible for all content coverage on a daily basis and work closely with the copy editor, staff writer, and freelance writers
Sr. Content Editor   FNG0000198
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

implementing and administrating multiple sites on VMware technologies and implementation strategies
Sr. Systems Engineer   FFE0000299
Fox Careers
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

responsible for the planning and management of the myriad of work streams necessary to successfully integrate new operations
Vice President, Integration Management Office   124173BR
Turner Broadcasting
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/careers/

responsible for preparing detailed financial analyses to support program/talent acquisitions, and scheduling changes for ABC Entertainment
Senior Financial Analyst   300273
Burbank CA
Walt Disney Corporation
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

support efforts to drive value of customer data at The Walt Disney Company
Customer Information and Marketing Manager   299616
Burbank CA
Walt Disney Corporation
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

perform data mining and statistical analysis/modeling to identify high value customer segments and the key touch points that influence/predict customer response behavior and metrics including LTV
Manager, Marketing Planning   299067
Burbank CA
Walt Disney Corporation
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

provide day-to-day support to 2 Labor Relations attorneys, the Senior Vice President and the Senior Counsel for ABC and ABC Studios
Executive Assistant   298785
Burbank CA
Walt Disney Corporation
http://corporate.disney.go.com, /careers/

principal investigator, with latitude to define a research agenda based on needs gathered from the business units, areas of expertise available in the labs, and knowledge of the research frontier
Disney Research Research Scientist   230066
Glendale CA
Walt Disney Corporation
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/

responsible for meeting or exceeding sales goals for small-medium accounts
Outside Sales Representative   36849
Cox Careers
Orange County CA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

work with a highly capable existing team of online marketers to identify, define, and implement customer acquisition, retention, and engagement strategies through digital marketing channel
Head of Digital Marketing
NFL Corporate
Culver City CA
http://www.nfl.com/careers/internships

manage on the development and execution of affiliate marketing campaigns, working closely with Affiliate Sales and the Marketing creative team
Manager of Marketing and Promotions
NFL Corporate
Culver City CA
http://www.nfl.com/careers/internships

support VP to implement the music & talent strategy / agenda as well as long term plans for all talent for MTVN K&F Group
Sr. Manager, Talent
MTV Networks
Santa Monica CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

responsible for the successful delivery of large-scale client engagements and/or multiple smaller engagements for a single client
Account Manager
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4852

responsible for the co-creation/design, review, and ongoing management of business practices, processes and systems to ensure maximum operating efficiency
Manager, Operations   
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4839

responsible for creating tactical solutions for Internet and multimedia project strategies
Senior Experience Architect
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4618

responsible for all human resources related activities for our highly collaborative global, fast-paced, progressive, multi-location company
VP, Human Resources
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4462

partner with client leadership, resource management and recruiting to identify workforce planning and organizational staffing opportunities
HR Business Partner    9128
Razorfish
San Francisco CA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9128/job

responsible for overseeing all content requirements, and creating all content strategy deliverables (content audits, gap analyses, taxonomies, metadata frameworks, style guides, content migration plans, etc.) across the project lifecycle
Senior Content Strategist   9088
Razorfish
San Francisco CA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9088/job

responsible for building and maintaining territory ad revenue and exceeding goals through creative and strategic selling
Sr Account Executive   7886BR
CBS Corporation
San Francisco CA
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

responsible for maintaining and building advertising revenue within an assigned territory
Account Manager   8281BR
CBS Corporation
San Francisco CA
http://www.cbscorporation.com /

plans, develops, and executes an integrated, product management, analytics and marketing program
Director, Product Mgmt Marketing & Analytics   36851
Cox Careers
San Diego CA
http://ww2.cox.com/aboutus/careers.cox

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

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR MEDIA/Food Network/NY: Establish comm strategy & positioning for netwk priorities. 8-10 yrs exp in agency and/or ent media exp pref’d. Exp managing multi-million dollar budgets. www.scrippsnetworks.com #2345. (5/21)

JOB OPENING: ENGINEER (Contract)/New York: Employ corrective measures to mitigate technical problems both internal and external to Avid Interplay.  https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=96242 (5/14)

JOB OPENING: VP, RESEARCH/WE tv/NY: 15+yrs media research exp in cable/online/VOD environments, implementing research strat, tracking competitive trends+digital / brand performance. Must know Nielsen systems. [email protected] (5/14)

JOB OPENING: SR WRITER/PROD/TBS Inc/The Cartoon Network /ATL: 5yrs exp at ntwrk/agency/design firm. Strong writer (comedy writing essential) & exceptional creative thinker.Must know way around all prod. Apply: http://bit.ly/mEO7LN (5/14)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL SLS PLANNER/New York:  Support Dig AE’s thru Planning Pricing & Inventory in efforts to max ad revenue for all web properties  https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=97475 (5/13)

JOB OPENING: MEDIA BUYER/WEST PALM, FL:  In-house automotive agency. Bachelor’s degree, 2+ yrs. (auto preferred) exp.; SmartPlus; communicator & team player.  Planning, buying, billing. Benefits, 401(k). [email protected] (5/13)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, PRICING & PLANNING/G4/NY: (temp)1+ yr industry exp; Resp for tracking inventory, monitoring liability, ad hoc projects & supporting sales staff; Excel & PP exp needed. [email protected] (5/13)

JOB OPENING: CREATIVE DIRECTOR/New York:  Extensive agency and/or network experience, with a strong background in branded entertainment.  https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=97432 (5/13)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH MANAGER/Nielsen TV/DC: Aid w/ primary projects for East Coast TV clients; Prepare deliverables & handle onsite client management. 2+ yrs research experience. TV experience preferred. http://bit.ly/jOCpng (5/13)

JOB OPENING: DIR SCHEDULING/IFC & SUNDANCE/NY: Oversee strategic planning & scheduling for IFC/SUNDANCE domestic linear and digital platforms.5+yrs exp brdcast/cble w/emergng platforms [email protected] (5/13)

JOB OPENING: SR. ANALYST, RSRCH/UNIVISION/LA: Analyze Nielsen data for O&O’s, Ad Sales, News, Aff Relations, PR/Mktg. Min 2 yrs rsrch exp w/ knowledge of NPOWER & local ratings systems [email protected] (5/12)

JOB OPENING:  RESEARCH ANALYST/McKinsey & Company/NYC: Analyst w/Telecom, Media & High Tech (TMT) practice.  Will cover the media domain. More info/apply: www.mckinsey.com/mediaresearch (5/12)

JOB OPENING: SUPERVISING PRODUCER/LA: Production company seeks supervising producer with experience overseeing scripts and post on documentary series. Send resume & credits list to [email protected] (5/12)

JOB OPENING: PRGRM ACQUISITIONS MGR/Films Media Group/NY: 3+yrs exp acquisi.; factual prgmng knwlg; solid ind contacts; exp: educ & learning; self-starter & deal-maker; BA/BS req, Spanish profic a+. Res: [email protected]   EOE (5/12)

JOB OPENING:  SR PUBLICIST/truTV/NY: 5 yrs+ PR exp. in ent. Ind. emphasis and interest in reality TV genre. Digital/social media proficiency, knowledge of media outlets and contacts req’d. Resume: [email protected] (5/12)

JOB OPENING:  DIR PRODCTN, PLANNG & OPS/WEtv/NY: Ovrsee Creative Prodctn of On-Air Promo & Branding.  Creative, resourceful, brand-knowldgble & budget-oriented. 10+yr prodctn/post prodctn exp in brdcast/cble. [email protected] (5/12)

JOB OPENING:  Digital Media Sls Planner/DISCOVERY/NY: support frontline sls AE & mgrs in prospectng/dlvpmnt/proposal/maintenance & post analysis; 2+ yrs exp media ad sales experience. www.discovery.com # 3808  (5/12)

JOB OPENING: DIST MKTG MGR/A+E NETS/NY: Manage mktg projects that support Dist efforts across all brands & services. Min 5 yrs cable sales/mktg exp.To apply: www.aetn.com/careers.html (5/12)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/GSN/NY: BA DEGREE. MICROSOFT OFFICE. DEAL MAINTENANCE, SALES PROPOSALS AND ADMIN FUNCTIONS. PLEASE SEND RES AND C/L TO [email protected] (5/11)

JOB OPENING:  DIR MEDIA RELATIONS/ATL: Prior cable and/or broadcast tv exp preferred.Min. 8 yrs comm. & publicity work req.See job posting at www.watchgmctv.com . Res: [email protected] (5/11)

JOB OPENING:  PRODUCERS, POST PRODUCERS & AP/ATLAS MEDIA CORP/NYC: Strong writing & story skills, must be highly orgnz’d for a scripted forensics series &  scripted crime series. Res to: [email protected] (5/11)

JOB OPENING:  DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION COORDINATOR/Screen Media Ventures/NYC:Digital Film Dist. Entry level. Skills in computer, social media. Salary + benefits. Apply: [email protected] (5/11)

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free , and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at [email protected].

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY:  Entertainment firm/NYC: 15-25 hrs wkly. Fluent read/write Chinese reqd. Fluent read/write English reqd. Apply: [email protected] (put “Internship” in subject). (5/11)

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY:  Media firm/Beijing: 20 hrs wkly. Unique/exciting media internship overseas. Fluent Chinese reqd. Fluent English reqd. Apply: [email protected] (put “Beijing” in subject). (5/11)

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY: MARKETING /Teaneck, NJ: 20 hrs wkly; National music education franchise business seeking creative, hands-on, multi-tasking interns for marketing department. Reliability a must. Apply: [email protected] (5/10)

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY: GRAPHIC DESIGN/Teaneck, NJ: 20 hrs wkly. National music educ. franchise business seeking design intern w/ strong skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Word/Powerpoint is a +. Apply: [email protected] (5/10)

~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Former ESPN.com editor/columnist/blogger, Jason Sobel moved to Golf Channel and the NBC Sports Group as a Senior Writer. In his new role at GolfChannel.com, Jason will deliver columns, news stories and long-form features in addition to covering such events as PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour and other major gold championships.  Jason will also make appearances on Golf Channel’s linear news and talk shows.

Independent worldwide marketing and technology agency, LBi named David Rosenberg to the newly-minted role as Director/Innovation.  David begins his new position May 18 and will oversee LBi’s expansion in the areas of intellectual property, strategic partnerships and investment channels for the agency and its clients.  Based in New York, David will report to Judith Carr, President, LBi US. 

Effective immediately, Michael Finn joins BrightLine as President in charge of the company’s market and business development.  Michael has been VP/Media Sales for Dish Network since 2007.

GlassBOX Television Inc. hired Jennifer Mason as Marketing and Communications Director where she will spur awareness growth for the company’s media brands including Bite TV, AUX TV and the recently acquired Travel and Escape Channel.  Jennifer previously was Senior Manager/Marketing Strategy with Shaw Media’s Specialty Television.

VEVO added Doug McVehil as SVP/Music Programming, Talent and Content Operations and Scott Reich as VP/Original Content and Programming.  Doug, who joins from Sony Music Entertainment, will head VEVO’s worldwide music programming, talent, operations and industry relations, working in tandem with artists, labels, managers and content owners.  Doug will be based at the company’s New York City headquarters and reports to Fred Santarpia, GM.  Scott will manage VEVO’s original content and programming operations and will also be located in New York City and reports directly to Doug McVehil.

Jason Musante becomes Content Lead for Co Collective, effective immediately.  Jason will work with the company’s co-CEO, Ty Montague on innovations involving client business challenges.  Jason previously worked for BBDO, New York.

Young Broadcasting, LLC tagged Kenneth M. Freedman as GM of KWQC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Davenport, IA.  Kenneth has vast experience in broadcast sales and marketing and previously worked for other broadcast groups such as Belo, Fox News Corp., Meredith, Cox and Post-Newsweek. 

Starz, LLC elevated Dana Booton the newly-established position as GM/Head of Production for Film Roman.  Dana moves up from VP/Production at Film Roman where she recently was the executive in charge of the studio’s current Marvel Entertainment’s projects, Ultimate Spider-Man, The Super Hero Squad Show and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. 

Thom Sherman elevated to EVP/Development with The CW where his scope of duties now includes leading development of all network programming encompassing scripted and non-scripted series.  Thom reports to Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.  Also as a result of Thom’s promotion, the network’s drama and alternative development executives will report to him. 

BBC Worldwide named Jacek Koskowski as GM CEE with BBC Worldwide Channels.  The move establishes a local office in the market emphasizing a new long-term commitment to Poland as a priority territory.

Dorota Pawlowska becomes the new Territory Manager for CEE (excluding Russia and CIS) for Turner CN Enterprises.  Based in Warsaw, Dorota will join a team charged with boosting Turner CN Enterprises’ consumer products business in the emerging regions.  She will head the company’s licensing strategy for CEE.

Nick Ascheim hired by BBC Worldwide Americas as SVP/Digital Media to oversee expansion in direct-to-consumer digital businesses across platforms such as web, mobile and emerging technologies.  Nick will manage the commercial growth of the North American version of BBC.com while reporting to Ann Sarnoff, COO BBC Worldwide Americas. Most recently, Nick worked for The Associated Press where he supervised its roster of digital businesses. 

Prospect Park added Josh Barry as Partner to develop and produce drama and comedy series in addition to reality and non-fiction TV projects for the company.  Josh, who previously worked for ABC Entertainment Group, will report to Jeff Kwatinetz, Founder/CEO. 

Matt Coren promoted to VP/Affiliate Sales at ComStar Media up from Director of Affiliate Sales/Marketing.

Lauren Gellert appointed to the newly-created position of VP/Production and Development with ION Media Networks.  Lauren will spearhead production and development at ION Television and will oversee the company’s content functions such as managing production and the development of new originals.  She will report to John Ford, President/Programming, ION Media Networks.

Tara Brown hired by The Inspiration Networks as Media Relations Manager in the Corporate Communications group.

Adspace Digital Mall Network added Patricia Cohen as VP/National Accounts based at the company’s New York office, where she will concentrate on national sales on the East Coast.  Patricia most recently was VP/Sales for Vevo, a unit of Universal Music Group.

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) tapped Jennifer Garnick as VP/Communications and additionally upped Robin Burt to VP/Marketing and Memberships.  Jennifer and Robin jointly report to Jean Prewitt, IFTA President/CEO and to Jonathan Wolf, EVP with IFTA and Managing Director of the American Film Market (AFM).

Benn Watson moves to GRB Entertainment as VP/International Sales.  Benn will be in charge of growing the company’s reach in the Eastern European and Asian markets.  Benn reports to Marielle Zuccarelii, SVP/International Distribution and will work in tandem with Joey Sabella, Director/International Sales.

Univision Communications Inc. promoted Carlos Deschapelles as SVP/Sports Sales where he will manage the sales of Univision’s sports assets across all platforms.  Carlos continues to be located in New York and will report to David Lawenda, President/Advertising Sales and Marketing, Univision Communications Inc.  In turn, Mal Karwoski, Jose Garriga and Dan Flynn, all part of the sports sales team as VPs/Sports Sales will report to Carlos.

Longtime CEO of MTV Networks, Judy McGrath announced she is resigning her position.  The company said yesterday a replacement for her position would not be named though those executives reporting directly to Judy – Van Toffler, Doug Herzog and Cyma Zarghami – will now report directly to Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman. 

UK-based Seneca Productions hired Joe Evans as Managing Director.  Joe will manage the expansion of the company’s factual output as part of its continued growth.  Previously, Joe was Head/Development with Oxford Scientific Films (OSF).

Sky promoted Elaine Pyke to the newly-minted role of Director Sky Atlantic HD, effective immediately.  Elaine will head the continued growth of the Sky Atlantic brand, reporting to Stuart Murphy.  She was most recently Head/Drama at Sky.

Factual and entertainment production brand, Chocolate Media announced several new appointments:

  • Charlotte Reid as Creative Director joining from Maverick TV where she is Executive Producer.  In her new role, Charlotte will manage the development and production of factual and feature shows for the company.
  • Matt Tiffin also joins as Creative Director coming from Eyeworks where he was Head/Development.  At Chocolate Media, Matt will head entertainment formats. 
  • Daniel Nettleton named Head/Development and Melanie Jappy as Producer for the series Raymond Blanc in France.

Julian Bellamy named Creative Director and Head/Production and Development for Discovery Networks International (DNI). Julian will assume his new position June 1 based in London.  Julian’s scope of duties will include supervising the executive production and development of all local and international commissions for DNI’s roster of more than 100 networks.  Julian will report to Luis Silberwasser, EVP and Chief Content Officer, DNI.

Effective immediately, MUSL TV tagged Robb Weller as EVP/Programming and Production.  Robb will have responsibility over developing and producing new programming for the lifestyle network dedicated to fitness, training and athletic performance.

The Board of Directors at Tribune Company named Eddy Hartenstein as President/CEO, effective immediately.  In his new position, Eddy will oversee all of the company’s operations.  Prior to this appointment, Eddy served as co-president of the company and a member of its Executive Council since last October.  Eddy will also continue to be the publisher and COO of Los Angeles Times Communications, LLC, a position he has had since August, 2008.  Furthermore, Kathy Thomson was named to the newly-created role as President/COO of The Times

Reveille, LLC added Eden Gaha as President to supervise the studio’s unscripted, creative, development as well as digital and brand integration units.  Eden joins in June and will report to Emiliano Calemzuk, CEO, Shine Group Americas who will continue to manage Reveille’s scripted content.  Previously, Eden was showrunner on the Celebrity Apprentice franchise since 2006.

Former Levi Strauss & Co. VP/Global Brand Marketing executive, Doug Sweeny named President of Young & Rubicam West.  Beginning in June, Doug will head both Y&R’s San Francisco and Irvine agencies, working in tandem with Y&R West CCO, Joe Kayser.  Doug will be based at the San Francisco office.

Suzanne Grethen elevated to VP/Promotion and Marketing with Hearst Television.  Suzanne begins her new post June 1 after having relocated from her present position at WESH-TV, Hearst’s Orlando NBC affiliate where she was Creative Services Director. 

Later — John
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