Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Cynopsis: Classified

 

Advantage

 

05.11.10

Good morning – it’s Tuesday, May 11, 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.

The Path To Promotions

Write down your goals, and how you can achieve them.  Create a written plan including the steps needed and deadlines.

Anticipate what you will do for the company in your new position, and start learning and refining the skills necessary to succeed.

Find a mentor above the level of position that you seek.  Let them know of your plans and ask for, and follow their advice.

Make sure the timing is right for the promotion.  Asking at an inappropriate time will all but destroy your chances.

Be ready and willing to train the person who will take your current position.

Let your boss know your plans and ask and follow his/her advice.

Always quantify the results of your good work and be ready to present them when asked.

As always, continue to expand your network.

Demonstrate your ability to do more, ask your boss for more responsibility.

Act and dress professionally at all times.  Promotions rarely go to people who don’t communicate well, dress poorly or are inappropriate at office functions.

Be a good team player, be willing to take the lead in group projects, and be generous with the credit.  Often, bosses will ask co-workers who they think would be a good manager.

Be a problem solver.  Along with good communication skills, problem solving is a priority with executives.

Stay ahead of the curve on industry news, trends and software.

Volunteer to do tasks others don’t want to do, like make presentations.

Know when you are at a job that is a dead end, know when to get out.

Economic News

Employers expanded payrolls by 290,000 jobs in April, the biggest gain in four years.  Even with the 66,000 temporary government jobs created for the 2010 census, private employers added 231,000 jobs, again the most in four years. 
The revised numbers for March included more jobs added than previously reported, from 162,000 to 230,000.

Next week: The Follow Up 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 ~
LOST: Why the person next to you can change your Life
by Jessica Sitomer

In the show LOST, the survivors of the Oceanic Flight 815 crash are left to fend for themselves on a tropical island. As the seasons progress, they learn that they are not the only people on the island.

Throughout the seasons, characters like Jack, Sawyer, Kate, and Locke, find themselves asking questions of complete strangers. These questions help them survive and help them to get home.

Are you feeling a little lost?  Have you sought out mentors to give you advice in your field?

Well here’s a fresh idea: look outside of your industry. How many times have I seen people in the entertainment industry be introduced to “non-pros” and instantly write them off? Too many! People outside of our industry have no idea how our industry works, which is why they are so wonderful to brainstorm with.

Find a business owner, a car salesperson, a contractor, an investment banker, a textbook sales agent, a schoolteacher, an advertising executive, and brainstorm!

Here are some tips for brainstorming:

1.      Overview: give the person with whom you’re brainstorming a brief overview of the nature of your job, who hires you, how you generate work, and any other politics that may be necessary to mention.  NOTE: keep this conversation positive. This is not a time to complain about how everything’s changing and how frustrated you are, etc.

2.      Note taking: NO TALKING, NEGATING, or DEBATING. You listen as if every word out of their mouth is a million dollar idea. I know sometimes you may be thinking, “No, that wouldn’t work in my industry,” but write it down.

3.      Expanding questions: When someone gives you an idea that you are really connecting to, you can ask questions to help flesh out and expand the idea.   NOTE: these are not “Devil’s advocate” questions because you don’t think it will work.

4.      Sleep on it: Some of the ideas that you are most resistant to, can turn out to be the ideas that after a good night’s sleep, wake you up invigorated with possibility.

5.      Follow up: If you have any questions, call the person. If not, follow up to let them know when you’re implementing his or her idea. Why? Because if makes them feel great to know they helped.

You don’t have to get LOST on your career path.
        
Jessica Sitomer,The Greenlight Coach,is a top Entertainment Industry Speaker and Coach and is the author of And…Action! Powerful, Proven, and Proactive Strategies to Achieve Success in the Entertainment Industry. To learn more about her, visit, www.TheGreenlightCoach.com

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  Jessica Sitomer

I am going to an industry function next week and the CEO of a company I would love to work for will be there. How do I start a conversation with her after I introduce myself, and is it okay to ask for contact information if we just met? Plus I am a man and the CEO is a woman, does this make the first meeting more complicated?

The best way to start a conversation is on common ground, so check your social media (LinkedIn, Facebook) and your contact list (everyone you know in the entertainment industry) and see if you have any mutual associates whom you can bring up to break the ice. If the associate(s) told you to say, “Hi,” even better. With social media, you want to establish that they actually know each other and that they have a good relationship. If there are no mutual connections, the next step would be to research and see if you have any personal commonalities (you grew up in the same state, you both collect art, etc.) Finally, if no common ground can be found, you start with a unique compliment regarding her company. In other words, being the CEO of her company, what do you imagine she’s complimented on all of the time, and then come up with an authentic compliment that stands out.

As far as being a man approaching a woman, it’s all about creating rapport. Studies have shown that communication is made up of 7% the words you say, 38% the tonality in which those words are said, and 55% your physiology. Be sure the words and your tone are professional, give her space (Seinfeld taught us many things, including nobody likes a “close talker”), and be aware of her body language as well as your own.  

Before asking for her contact information, be sure to establish a relationship. Have a reason why you’re asking for her contact information that came out of your conversation. Design a question that once she answers will require follow up questions, so you can ask her if it would be okay to follow up when you have further questions. Or ask her about networking or charity organizations that she recommends. At the end of the conversation, you can tell her you plan to look into the organization and would like to follow up with her, should you have any questions. Unless SHE brings it up, this is not the time to be asking about working for her company. It takes 3 conversations to establish a relationship, that’s why you want to create a reason for a second conversation. If you ask her for work the first time you meet, she may put up a wall and that will be the end of what could have been a great first impression.

I am a very hard worker and have taken on many more responsibilities during this recession. Our company is starting to hire again, is too early to ask for a raise? Might the company believe that allowing me to keep my job during this terrible time, was reward enough, and see my request as a sign of ungratefulness?

You will never know what the company believes, so don’t try and guess. If you don’t act ungrateful there’s no reason for them to assume that you are. What you believe is that you have worked hard and taken on more responsibility when their company was going through a hard time, and now you’d like to be appreciated for that (with a raise), now that they are in a better place financially. Create an outstanding proposal as to why you deserve the raise, how giving you a raise will benefit them (especially now that new people will be joining the team), and your long term vision for being a part of their team and helping them to continue to grow and flourish. Get feedback from trusted sources, practice your pitch, and then ask for a meeting. Do this sooner than later, and you can even tie in that you are asking for the raise now, so that they can budget for your raise as well as the new hires.

Jessica Sitomer,The Greenlight Coach,answers an entertainment industry question daily at www.AndActionBook.blogspot.com .

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

 Special Insert provided by HollywoodMentorshipProgram.org

GENERAL CAREER TIPS  (part 2)
By Zig Gauthier

  • If you apply for a job and put someone down as a reference, give him or her a heads up via email or phone BEFORE they get a surprise phone call about a former employee.
  • Calls related to your career are to be made during business hours. Calls should generally be made between 9:00 and
  • 6:00, even if that means you have to excuse yourself for 5 minutes on a break or lunch break. Making calls outside of business hours is not only unprofessional, but unproductive for your own career pursuits.

  • Companies now screen and review individuals’ Facebook, Myspace and Twitter profiles. Be careful. While we all like to think they are personal, businesses now review potential candidates and eliminate them from consideration if their personal lives are not consistent with the company’s professional goals. You are accountable for your own profile(s), in addition to accountable for your circle of friends and associates. Further and very importantly, remember that setting your profile to “private” does not protect you if you are pursuing a career in entertainment. Why? Because most of these large companies are either owned or represented by entertainment companies. For example, it is very easy for Human Resources departments to access private profiles in Facebook and Myspace. Networks, studios and agencies don’t want to risk hiring employees who are irresponsible, have drinking problems, drug problems, post/comment on internal/confidential company information, make disparaging remarks about others in entertainment (yes, posting negative comments about movies, tv shows, stars, etc. is risky for individuals who want to have a career in entertainment and potentially work for one of those companies).
  • Check your spam/junk folder.  Don’t let an aggressive automated spam program prevent you from receiving the email inquiry from a large company about a position you submitted for.
  • Turn off email screening tools. Do not make it difficult for legitimate companies and hiring managers to communicate with you or respond to your resume.
  • Do not forward emails without personally investigating their legitimacy.  Microsoft is not offering $100 if you add your name to the email chain and Pay Pal is not shutting down your account. Forwarding these emails without verifying the veracity of them hurts your credibility.
  • Stapling/The Importance of Doing the Little Things Perfect  Each and every task you complete is a reflection of your talent and potential, regardless of how menial the task. Dominate the little tasks to perfection in order to build trust that you can handle larger projects with larger stakes. If you cannot do the little things perfect, your boss/company is never going to give you the opportunity to do more important projects. If you can’t be trusted to take pride in your work and staple a document PERFECTLY, no one is going to ask you to read a pilot script and provide input as to whether to move forward on that $3 million pilot or a $50 million feature film.
  • Meeting Basics  Every meeting is a job interview. Every meeting. In every meeting for the rest of your professional career, people will be sizing up whether they should invest in a relationship with you. Treat every meeting as a professional meeting, including attending with a leather binder, note pad, pen and fully attentive. Whoever said every question is a good question lied to you. Only ask smart questions or you don’t project intelligently.
  • Learn the process of how Hollywood works, accept that process and work your way up the ladder within the process. Those that hope for shortcuts do not find them and lose ground. Learn the terminology, the process, the major companies and the roles (agents, managers, studios, producers, development executives, etc.). Accept that we all start out as interns, production assistants and assistants and work our way up. There are no shortcuts. Do what the successful people did. Be a good assistant. Learn how to read scripts, read treatments, review cuts, give notes, etc.

Zig Gauthier is President of Red Varden Studios and Founder of Hollywood Mentorship Program.org. Based on his experience of more a decade working in entertainment, Gauthier opens the door for others to find success through his Hollywood Mentorship Program. ( www.hollywoodmentorshipprogram.org ). Gauthier relayed his career advice at last week’s Television Academy Diversity Committee’s Entertainment Career Workshop on April 19, 2010.

JOB OF THE WEEK …

targeting, introducing, and collaborating with experienced writers, directors, producers, agents and artists to develop new ideas and scripts for series that fit our network brand

Director, Comedy Development   117836BR
Turner Broadcasting
Burbank CA

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

OTHER INDUSTRY JOBS OF INTEREST …

 strategy and monetization of eHarmony’s portfolio of websites, mobile and any emerging initiatives and ultimately meeting eHarmony’s digital advertising and revenue goals
East Coast Sales Manager   2010-1344
eHarmony
NYC NY
http://www.eharmony.com/about/careers

developing and executing business strategy to grow national advertising revenues for industry leading provider of private label web portal sites for multiple broadband ISP partners
Online Advertising Account Executive   1125
Synacor
NYC NY
http://www.synacor.com/jobs/

work with a team on the development, execution and tracking of research and analyses supporting sales efforts
Advertising Research Manager
Google
NYC NY
http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/

partner with chief creative, product and business partners to come up with and execute bold new ideas from start to finish
Creative Director, Digital
Google
NYC NY
http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/

direct all copy written for integrated projects that include large web initiatives, online advertising, digital marketing, print, viral and guerilla ideas
Creative Director, Copywriter
Google
NYC NY
http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/

help concept, produce, and measure alternative event driven marketing programs from non-traditional presence at events, online programs, and “live marketing” with PR/buzz amplification
Event Manager, Product Marketing
Google
NYC NY
http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/

manage and drive the media-thinking and output of the Creative Lab, and Google
Media Director, Creative Lab
Google
NYC NY
http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/

assess and improve the overall performance of Beliefnet’s social network and core Beliefnet products
Senior Product Manager   FNG19263
Beliefnet
NYC NY
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

managing media ingest, output and traffic flow for multiple newscasts including digital playback, supervising news editors, news editing, and managing digital servers and archives
News Media Manager   246380
WABC TV
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

multitasking in a high-pressure television news environment
News Interactive Producer   246379
WABC TV
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

overseeing the launch of a new mobile video service Bitbop
Marketing Manager, Bitbop   FFE19540
Fox Mobile Group
NYC NY
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

proposal Management
Account Executive   FIM19578
IGN
NYC NY
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

developing and creating financial models, financial analysis, presentations, and any other research and analysis as needed
Director, Market Planning and Analysis   FFE18702
Fox Mobile Group
NYC NY
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

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

lead web development, maintenance and digital project implementation
Digital Media Producer   117792BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

hybrid position marrying the skills and instincts of journalism with the knowledge and expertise of digital production
Senior Producer/Editor   117338BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

liaison with the online sales team, the sales development team and the tech team in implementing sold programs
Manager, Ad Operations – SI.com   117790BR
Time Inc.
NYC NY
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

develop, concept, and write copy for Syfy, under the direction of the Creative Directors
Copywriter – Syfy   1165666
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

on-air promos, bumpers, and sales/marketing materials
Broadcast Senior Designer, Brand Design – Oxygen   1179635
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

take the lead to create and package ideas that meet the needs of our advertisers
Account Executive   1180420
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

execute large-scale 360 sponsor programs including off-the-shelf sponsorships, customized opportunities, sweepstakes, and sponsored events; collaborate with external clients and internal departments to fulfill
Manager, Ad Sales Marketing – Bravo   1178836
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

creating, developing and distributing unscripted series and lifestyle formats to the cable networks
Vice President of Development   1170643
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

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 /

lead the strategic development of all consumer-focused marketing activity to build the show brand
Director Brand Marketing   1121136
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

responsible for implementation and coordination of social media marketing efforts designed to increase brand awareness and promote programming for Showtime Networks
Social Media Supervisor, Digital Marketing   5414BR
Showtime Networks
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

travel extensively and call on General Managers and Program Directors at the television stations throughout the Northeast
Account Executive   5413BR
CBS Television Distribution
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

conceptualize, design, develop, execute and animate broadcast design projects such as ID’s, show opens, animated banners, and movie trailers
Broadcast Designer – USA Network   1143679
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

pro-actively work with cross-functional teams to develop marketing opportunities and proposals for Sleuth and Uni HD that can be monetized in the Upfront and throughout the year
Manager Strategic Marketing – Sleuth   1167373
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

creatively lead Syfy’s management, its in-house Creative Services dept & any external agencies towards the overall mission for the SYFY brand
Vice President, Creative – Syfy Channel   1135995
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

create promos for original and acquired series, network premiere movies, movie stunts and hosted wraps
Writer / Producer – Sleuth / UniHD / USA   1163606
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

oversees day-to-day creative output for Sleuth, UniHD, and USA
Creative Director – Sleuth / UniHD / USA   1163603
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

identify and conceive revenue producing business opportunities utilizing the USA brand and all its various assets
VP Business Development- USA Network   1176642
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

act as media strategist, campaign planner and spokesperson for assigned shows
Press Manager- Syfy   1177416
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

act as a lead Producer of Bravo Emerging Media initiatives including interactive TV or other live events leading project from start to completion, including operational, editorial and cross-departmental oversight
Interactive Producer / Emerging Media Manager, Bravo   1179553
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

prepare weekly content batch deliveries for NBC @ the Pump, NBC @ the Game and NBC on Campus
Content Producer   1175703
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

create Proposals, Presentations, & Insertion Orders for current and new advertisers
Sales Planner   1164827
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

managing agencies & clients relationships through day-to-day contact
Account Executive, Digital Media, Sports & Olympics   1179728
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

develop and manage advertising sales driven marketing programs for all of NBC Sports digital properties
Manager, Digital Sports Sales Marketing   1179029
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

manage audience segment capacities and identify audience trends
Universal Audience Platform Inventory Planner   1178996
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

client main point of contact for pre and post sales support
Account Manager   FIM19664
MySpace US
NYC NY
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

lead the development of consumer-facing marketing activity to strengthen the product and brand promise
Director Mobile Marketing   245597
ESPN
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

execute public relations strategies and programs including development and pitch of story ideas, writing press releases, briefing pages, presentations, online press materials and overseeing press release distribution
Public Relations Specialist   1215
Synacor
Buffalo NY
http://www.synacor.com/jobs/

develops and implements strategic domestic & international sales plans to accommodate corporate goals
Senior Vice President of Global Sales   1239
Synacor
Buffalo NY
http://www.synacor.com/jobs/

lead the account management team to develop sales strategies for new products and account initiatives Vice President of Account Management   1147
Synacor
Buffalo NY
http://www.synacor.com/jobs/

engage with sales, marketing clients and prospects to understand industry- and company-specific business processes. Diagnose customer pain points and quantify client or prospects business impacts of problems for the sales & marketing team
Vice President of Business Solutions   1239b
Synacor
Buffalo NY
http://www.synacor.com/jobs/

develops and implements strategic sales plans to accommodate corporate goals
Vice President of Domestic Sales   1239a
Synacor
Buffalo NY
http://www.synacor.com/jobs/

serve as company’s “Industry Expert” on online advertising
Vice President of Online Advertising   1165
Synacor
Buffalo NY
http://www.synacor.com/jobs/

management of program schedules across the PAN region for Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM
Programming and Presentation Manager   117665BR
Turner Broadcasting
London England
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

manage 50+ markets world-wide as central contact point to Warner Home Video and licensee companies for day-to-day marketing services, production activities and decision making
HBO International Project Manager   117860BR
HBO
London England
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

sourcing organic and transactional digital opportunities to contribute to CNBC’s strategic and financial goals
Digital Business Development Manager   1125398
NBC Universal
London England
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

develop and execute global vision for CNBC and provide strategic context for proposed business initiatives and investments
Director Business Development   1005692
NBC Universal
Englewood Cliffs NJ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

develop pro-social community relations programs for the M.P.V.D. community in conjunction with leading cable brands
Senior Marketing Manager   1180980
NBC Universal
Englewood Cliffs NJ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

direct live fast-paced newscasts and other station programs
Producer/Director   246097
WPVI-TV 6ABC
Philadelphia PA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

supports the development and communication of growth strategies and objectives of TBS Latin America
Director, Corporate Development   117716BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

visit both agencies and clients in a daily basis, develop and strength relationships with key decision makers at both client and agency levels to be updated and understand deeply their business, think strategically to close bigger deals
Account Executive – Digital   117839BR
Turner Broadcasting
Miami FL
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

overseeing the story development and production of a compelling, daily, half hour newscast and supervision of its staff
Executive Producer, Al Rojo Vivo   1158893
NBC Universal
Hialeah FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

provide strategic planning and insight to development of content for special events programs
Manager, Content Development   1179095
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 /

development and optimization of the sales team
Regional Vice President   FIM18191
MySpace US
Chicago IL
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

work collaboratively with a team to drive revenue growth with new and existing customers
Account Executive, Agency
Google
Chicago IL
http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/

develop relationships at all levels within the regional mobile community and with agencies dedicated to the mobile space
Account Executive, Google Mobile Advertising
Google
Chicago IL
http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/

drive revenue growth with new and existing customers in the industry, selling both search and display opportunities, leveraging the dedicated Content Specialist team to help with display sales
Cross Channel Account Executive
Google
Chicago IL
http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/

cover all agencies and clients within the mid-west territory
Account Executive   2010-1342
eHarmony
Chicago IL
http://www.eharmony.com/about/careers

staff projects with resources promptly and accurately
Resource Manager/Creative Operations   6190
Razorfish
Chicago IL
http://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/6190/job;jsessionid=A7072E263F21DBA73D40EF4FD12540E8

owns senior level client relationships and works to contribute strategic value beyond day-to-day operations
Client Partners Client Engagement   7137
Razorfish
Chicago IL
http://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/7137/job

developing solid strategies that help clients reach online marketing goals
Account Executive
Marcel Media
Chicago IL
http://www.marcelmedia.com/account-director/

developing and driving the strategic product direction and feature planning for Disney’s advertising systems and services
Dir., Product Management   246369
Walt Disney Company
Seattle WA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

oversee MySpace Celebrity content and talent relations
Director of Celebrity/Talent   FIM19299
MySpace US
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

package and negotiate integrated marketing efforts with MySpace’s largest advertisers specifically technology driven ad products across the site
Director, Product Monetization   FIM19537
MySpace US
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

package and negotiate integrated marketing efforts with MySpace’s largest advertisers specifically technology driven music ad products across the site
Manager, Product Monetization (MySpace Music)   FIM19576
MySpace US
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

provide business/finance support for FI by partnering with the President of the division as well as multiple stakeholders including International Executives, Business Affairs, Deal Analysis, Production Finance, Financial Reporting and Participations
Director, Finance   FFE19643
Fox Filmed Entertainment
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

manages the learning of an organization’s workforce
Director, Organization Development & Training   FFE19631
Fox Group
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

managing multiple (4-8) functional work packages within the COSMOS project, including the MIS project lifecycle inclusive of budget and resources by leading design sessions and reviewing and approving business scenarios test plans and stabilization plans
Business Process & Analysis Lead   117384BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

managing multiple (4-8) functional work packages within the COSMOS project, including the MIS project lifecycle inclusive of budget and resources by leading design sessions and reviewing and approving business scenarios test plans and stabilization plans
Business Process & Analysis Lead   117382BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

works closely with supervisor to research any discrepancies in personal service contracts and guild agreements
Film Credits Researcher   117844BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

oversee the servicing aspect of all marketing materials (written, print, video, digital) across worldwide television group
Director, Creative Services   117739BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

participate in the conception, design and final production of digital advertising and promotional materials for show brands
Digital Flash Designer   1166541
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

develop business plans to help drive the global digital strategy for Universal Pictures Group
Senior Vice President, Digital Distribution   1161537
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

work closely with SVP on developing channel PR strategy and programming campaign plans
Director Publicity – Syfy Channel   1154157
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

negotiate all aspects of scripted programming deals with talent agents and lawyers
Vice President, Business Affairs   1169057
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

handle the day-to-day business affairs issues for current programming
Director, Business Affairs   1168091
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

responsible for leading and managing procurement operations utilizing deep procure to pay process knowledge and SAP/SRM application knowledge
Project Leader   1168144
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

manage day-to-day strategic process including: timelines, ongoing communication with cross functional team, trafficking co-branded partner creative assets for approval etc
Manager, Brand Strategy & Promotion   1179074
NBC Universal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

identify market opportunities and define product vision and strategy and develop and launch new products and enhance existing products
Director, Product Management   FIM18636
IGN
San Francisco CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

help drive global communications strategy for MySpace products and technology
Communications Director, Product and Technology   FIM17376
MySpace US
San Francisco CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/jobSearch.html

help concept, produce, and measure alternative event driven marketing programs from non-traditional presence at events, online programs, and “live marketing” with PR/buzz amplification
Event Manager, Product Marketing
Google
San Francisco CA
http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/

design and implement innovative communications strategies for Google’s products and/or programs
Communications Manager, Advertising
Google
Mountain View CA
http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/

define, launch and execute Google’s customer contact strategy to ensure communication excellence and internal tools that allow for sophisticated targeting, results measurement and quality assurance
Customer Marketing, Global Strategy and Operations Manager
Google
Mountain View CA
http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/

define, launch and execute Google’s customer contact strategy to ensure communication excellence and internal tools that allow for sophisticated targeting, results measurement and quality assurance
Customer Marketing, Product Marketing Manager
Google
Mountain View CA
http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/

provide analytical thought leadership and deep dives crucial to the growth of the acquisition programs and deliver clear insights and action plans to improve existing programs
Product Marketing Manager, North America Acquisition Marketing
Google
Mountain View CA
http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/

lead global cross-functional launch initiatives to drive internal and external readiness and successful adoption of our new Ads products
Product Marketing Manager, Global Ads Marketing
Google
Mountain View CA
http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/

drive new business revenue, while managing and up selling existing clients
Teracent Account Executive
Google
Santa Monica
http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/

conceptualizing, producing, writing and editing creative services materials for promotion of on-air and digital media products
Promotion Producer   1179604
NBC Universal
San Jose CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

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

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JOB OPENING: MGR PROD/EPIX/NY: Temp to Perm. Tracks & supports new & innovative productions. Develops & implements production plans & budgets. 3+ yrs TV network exp. More info & apply: http://corp.epixhd.com/ EOE (5/15)

JOB OPENING: PROGRAM SCHEDULER/EPIX/NY: Create all program elements, schedule all series, movies, specials. Maintain all scheduling strategy databases and series strategy docs. 2 yrs similar exp. http://corp.epixhd.com/ EOE (5/15)

JOB OPENING: ANALYST RETAIL, SALES HARD-LINES/NVCPG/Bentonville, AR: 2+yrs Comp/Data Process/Analysis exp in Consumer Pkgd Goods, Stng Xcel Skills Pivot/Access/Macros Bachelors Degree EOE/M/F/D/AAP Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (5/15)

JOB OPENING: COMMERCIAL CLEARANCE COORD/DISNEY XD/BURBANK: Rvw daily broadcast log, commercial/promo spots. Work in mult. databases. TV exp needed, S&P/FCC knowledge pref. www.disneycareers.com REQ 228488 (5/15)

JOB OPENING: DISNEY CHANNEL RESEARCH TEMP/Burbank: Track/analyze/report on the perf of kids programming.. Min 1 yr exp TV res. Nielsen rating/software exp req. Bach pref. Resumes: [email protected] (5/15)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/FOOD, HGTV AD SALES/NY:1 + yrs media research. Strong analytical/data interpretation skills. Knowledge of Nielsen/MRI a must. To apply, www.scrippsnetworks.com/careers & select #’s 1435 & 14 (5/15)

JOB OPENING: POST PROD TECH/New York: Freelance-Program QC, Avid digitizing,Media floor editing/dupl, encoding, graphics production. https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=72494 (5/15)
 
JOB OPENING:  PROJECT COORD/Comcast/NY: Supports Sales and Traffic systems. 2 yrs exp w/ Cable/Broadcast Ad Sales/Sales Support Apply online at www.ecentralmetrics.com/url/?u=7990321209-126 EOE (5/14)

JOB OPENING:    ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE AD SALES/NYC/REELZCHANNEL: 3+ yrs media ad sales exp. Exp cable, network, online, mp biz, strat integ mktg solu. Resp for ad sales & sales activity of EC ofc. Send res: [email protected] (5/14) 

JOB OPENING:    NICK INT’L RESEARCH DIRECTOR/NY.  Req: Media (TV & Digital) research exp. Quantitative & qualitative research exp. Team & project mgmt exp. Apply: www.mtvnetworkscareers.com . An EOE/M/F/D/AAP (5/14)

JOB OPENING:    DIRECT RESPONSE PLANNER AD SALES/NYC/REELZCHANNEL: 1-3 yrs advertising agency ex. Exp cable, network, biz, acct. principals. Resp for acct. & sales support to the VP ofc. Send res: [email protected] (5/14)

JOB OPENING:     MKTG MGR/Sony Pictures TV Networks/LA: 57+ global TV Networks w/digital extensions & original prods. 5+ yrs exp TV Network mktg. Mng creative & strategic.Detail oriented. Int’l exp/mindset a +  www.sonypicscareers.com (5/14)

JOB OPENING:    MEDIA SPRVSR/ATL: BA DEG 5+yrs agency or in house media plan’g group. Exp dvlpng media plans. Strong written/oral skills as well as leadership & orgnzt’l skills. Apply & more info:  www.turnerjobs.com req# 117713 (5/14)

JOB OPENING: EXECUTIVE SYNDICATION/NY: Selling content of the ZEE channels to prospective networks across the Americas. Details:  http://www.zeetvusa.com/zeetvusa/workwithus.aspx . Resumes to: [email protected] (5/13)

JOB OPENING: MGR, AD SALES/New Biz Dev/AMC/WEtv/NYC: Support VP & Sales team by generating rev from targeted accts.5+ yrs Agency or Mktg exp a +.Solid Sales Strat & positioning.rez: www.cablevision.jobs #10898BR (5/13)

JOB OPENING: SR. MGR, CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH/MTV/NYC. 3-5 yrs hands on exp. in TV research; Pilot testing and pilot-optimization exp.(including scripted) a must; B.A req. EOE/M/F/D/AAP apply: www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (5/13)

JOB OPENING: SR DIRECTOR, MUSIC & TALENT/MTV/NYC: Min 7 yrs industry exp; Exp. developing marketing plans and creating strategic partnerships around music and Ent. a must; B.A req. EOE/M/F/D/AAP apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (5/13)

JOB OPENING: SALES MGR/eHarmony/NYC: 5+ yrs sales exp w/3 yrs internet sales & mgmt exp. Proven track rec, agency & client relationships & Strong negotiation/closing skills a must. Apply http://jobs-eharmony.icims.com/jobs/1344/job (5/13)

JOB OPENING: WEB GRAPHIC DESIGNER/Producer WE tv/NYC: Support interactive content marketing teams & provide editorial content prod. 2 yrs web design exp Flash, Photoshop & Illustrator, basic HTML. res www.cablevision.jobs ref#10841 (5/13)

JOB OPENING: SR. DIR, INNOVATION & INSIGHTS RESEARCH/MTV/NYC: Min 10 yrs exp in creating, prototyping & testing cutting edge research methodologies; BA req. EOE/M/F/D/AAP apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (5/13)

JOB OPENING:  MKTG COORD/Univision TV Station Sales/NY: Gather info, leads thru mktg rsrch for sales team. Draft sales presentations. Orgnz’d multi tasker. MS PP Xcl knwlg. BS. 2+yrs work exp’ req’d. EOE Res to : [email protected] (5/13)

JOB OPENING:  MGR, SPONSORSHIP PRODUCTION/TBS/TNT, TEN Sponsor Shop/ATL: Manages production of custom sponsorships from script dev to air.Excellent communication/project mgmt required. Resumes: [email protected] (5/13)

JOB OPENING: MGR STRATEGIC MKTG-USA/SLEUTH-NYC: Dev/write/pitch/execute rev-generating integrated mktg for new/current clients. 3-5yrs TV integrated mktg &/or ad agency exp. Apply@ www.nbcunicareers.com #1167373 (5/12)

JOB OPENING: MGR, COMMERCIAL ADMINISTRATION/Fox Broadcasting Company /LA: to acts as liaison with various depts to deal with issues/concerns regarding commercial placement and prod of logs .Req. 4yrs exp. Apply: foxcareers.com  (5/12)

JOB OPENING: EXEC PRODUCER/EPIX/NY:Temp to Perm. Oversee prod mgmt, provide creative and/or prod direction for various projects across TV, print, premiums and online mediums. 5 10 yrs prod mgmt exp. http://corp.epixhd.com/ EOE (5/12)
                    
JOB OPENING: ACCT EXEC/Hearst Television/Sacramento: Mng existing acct list & dvlp new advertising partners for KQCA My58 TV, KCRA.com, and thisTV. Res/cvr letter/ref: [email protected]  (5/12)

JOB OPENING: MGR, COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLICITY/TV Guide Network & TVGuide.com/LA: Must have strong media relations & writing skills, 5-7 yrs of PR exp preferably in television industry. Resume /salary reqs to: [email protected] (5/12)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, STRATEGIC PLANNING/NY: Track/analyze cultural & industry trends while creating compelling ways to communicate these trends & insights to internal clients Apply @ www.nbcunicareers.com, # 1168640  (5/11)

JOB OPENING:  DIGITAL AD SALES PLANNER/Music Centric Company/NYC: Asst ad sales in prep of sales proposals, contact w/ ad agencies, mediavisor exp a +, knwldg of buy sell process a + ,  exc PC skills req’d. Contact [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 INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: FINANCE/ACCOUNTING DEPT @ RAZOR & TIE ENTERTAINMENT: Indie record label is seeking a finance intern for the summer. 16 to 18 hours per week. Excel experience req. Please email [email protected] (5/13)

~ RECAP: THIS WEEK IN EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Bill Koenigsberg, President/CEO and Founder of Horizon Media Inc. was tapped as Chairman of the 4A’s Media Policy Committee. Bill will also be elected to the 4A’s Board of Directors as a Director-at-Large in June.

Former Nielsen senior executives, Rich Gideon and Marie Jannone are partners in the establishment of the new advisory company, Atlas Advisory Partners, LLC offering a variety of services for the media industry involving audience measurement. Previously, Rich was SVP at The Nielsen Company in both the Local and National Television Client Service while Marie was Nielsen’s VP/Director of Business Management.

Tribune Broadcasting named Sean Compton as President/Programming, effective immediately. Most recently, Sean was Tribune Broadcasting’s SVP/Programming and Entertainment since 2008 and in his new capacity will supervise programming strategies for the company’s 23 TV stations, WGN America and WGN Radio in Chicago.

Continental Television Sales, a unit of Katz Television Group, upped Alexis Hoffman to Team Sales Manager for the Dallas Stars Team based at Continental’s Dallas office.

Josh Abrams takes on the new position as VP/Sales at Bleacher Report, a digital media sports property that publishes original and entertaining sports editorial content. Josh will oversee the company’s advertising sales based at their new offices in New York City.

Brunner, an independent, full-service advertising agency hired Gordon Robertson as VP/Group Creative Director. Gordon will manage creative on top accounts for the company including Bob Evans and GlaxoSmithKline. He reports to Jay Giesen, Executive Creative Director and will be located at the agency’s Pittsburgh office.

TV Guide Network elevated five on its national sales team: Brad Westerman and Tim Russell are now SVP/National Sales Managers; Christine Georgakakis was named SVP/TV Guide Network Direct Response; Ian Wallin was upped to SVP/National Sales for TV Guide Online; and Michele Robinson advanced to VP/Direct Response Ad Sales.

Aubie Greenberg was tapped as Director/Original Programming, Movie Services with Astral Television Networks, made up of The Movie Network and HBO Canada. Aubie takes on his new position May 10 and will be in charge of developing the strategic direction and oversight of the original programming line-up for The Movie Network and HBO Canada. Additionally, Diane Boehme, acting Director is departing the company and Kathleen Meek, Manager/Original Programming will have her role expanded in the Movie Services division to now handle original movies and series for both networks and Canadian theatrical films.

dick clark productions, inc. hired Wayne Sampson as VP/Development where he started on April 15. Wayne is charged with increasing the production company’s reality division, reporting to Will Staeger, SVP/Programming and Strategic Development. Wayne joined from Discovery Channel where he was Director/Development and Production for Discovery’s West Coast office.

Kevin Cross was upped to VP and Associate General Counsel with DISH Network L.L.C., effective May 1. Kevin will continue to manage the programming legal and business affairs units, reporting to R. Stanton Dodge, EVP/General Counsel. He is based at DISH Network’s headquarters in Denver.

VEVO added Michael Iantosca as VP/East Coast Sales and Luke Kallis as VP/West Coast Sales. Michael will spearhead VEVO’s sales offices in New York, Chicago and Detroit while based at the company’s main headquarters in New York City. Michael previously was VP/Digital Ad Sales with MTV. Luke will manage VEVO’s West Coast Sales team based in Santa Monica. Prior to this appointment, Luke was Executive Director/Entertainment Sales at MySpace.

Universal Pictures elevated Jimmy Horowitz to President, Universal Pictures. In his new capacity, Jimmy will work in tandem with Chairman Adam Fogelson, Co-Chairman Donna Langley and Vice-Chairman/COO Rick Finkelstein to chart and execute domestic business goals and to assist with the daily management of the business operations. Jimmy reports to Adam Fogelson and Rick Finkelstein. Jimmy has been with the studio for 18 years and recently served as Co-President/Production and EVP, Universal Pictures.

Lisa Spielman was named SVP/Director of Business Development at independent media agency TargetCast tcm. Lisa will head the agency’s growth strategy in the US in addition to the company’s marketing efforts. Based in New York, Lisa reports to Steve Farella, Chairman/CEO.

Barbara Yolles will begin May 25 in the newly-created position as EVP/CMO with McCann Midwest. Barbara will provide oversight in the areas of business development and marketing for the company’s Birmingham, MI office, reporting to Garry Neel, CEO. Barbara joins McCann from New York-based Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners where she was EVP/Group Managing Director.

BBC Worldwide named Bob Traub as VP/Retail Development for the Americas. Bob responsibilities include increasing relationships with current retailers on behalf of BBC Worldwide’s variety of brands including BBC Earth, Doctor Who, Top Gear and In the Night Garden. Based at BBC Worldwide’s New York office, Bob will report to Tom Keefer, SVP/Global Licensing.

Sundance Channel upped three members of its marketing group, effective immediately:

  • Beth Stein to VP/Marketing to head all consumer, affiliate and branded entertainment marketing initiatives for Sundance Channel. Beth reports to Shari Weisenberg, SVP/Marketing.
  • JC Cancedda to VP/Brand Strategy and Creative where he will supervise all facets of the Sundance Channel brand encompassing on-air, marketing, original programming, affiliate, international and outside partnerships. JC also reports to Shari Weisenberg.
  • Lele Engler to Director/Marketing and Media managing media planning, promotional strategy and affiliate and partnership marketing. Lele reports to Beth Stein.

Matthew Frankel joins Current Media in the newly-created role as SVP/Corporate Communications. Matthew will be the company’s chief spokesperson and lend his skills as a senior communications strategist. He will additionally head the planning, creating and executing of the company’s internal and external public relations efforts. Based in New York, Matthew will be part of Current Media’s senior management team, reporting to Mark Rosenthal, CEO. Additionally, Current Media recently hired Courtney Menzel as EVP/Distribution.

As of today, Jose E. Tocasuche becomes Director/Ad-Sales Research for Discovery Latin America and Discovery en Espanol. Jose relocated from the New York City office to Discovery Communications’ Miami office.

Later — John
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