Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Cynopsis: Classified

 

Advantage

11/01/11

Good morning – it’s Tuesday, November 1, 2011, and this is your weekly issue of Cyn opsis: Classified Advantage! 

An Insider Speaks

I was talking politics with a friend who works in HR for a fairly big company, and he brought up an interesting observation.  He said it’s common knowledge that during the primary season, the candidates use their personalities to cozy up to the biggest group of constituents within the party.  The winner of the primary then becomes more professional in their statements, moving more to the middle, trying to gather votes from the undecideds.

This was interesting to him, because from his point of view, a candidate for a job should do just the opposite. 

He believes the best path to getting the job is to make sure your resume and cover letter are professional, easy to read, and well formatted; however, save most of your personality for the interview.

My friend’s job is to look through scores of resumes and cover letters everyday and to whittle them down to a specified number for each position.  He suggests that resumes with “personality,” such as scripted fonts, different colored paper or a photograph included, are the first to go.  These types of documents makes his job easy, because they are instantly discarded.

I asked him if he thought that it was fair, and he said no.  But he continued that if he read every resume and cover letter start to finish, he would never get his job done in the time frame provided.  So he narrows the field by looking for three things, professionalism, concise and easy to read, and finally, well formatted.  The resumes with these qualities, make the first cut.

I asked what someone had to do to make the second cut.  He said he should be able to find and read the applicants best selling points almost instantly, best done with bullet points and perhaps a bold font.  He reads these before anything else, and according to him, though it should not be on the top of the page, it should definitely be within the top third of the document.  He said these processes usually cut the pool down to 10% of the original number.

Once he gets there, he’ll scan the resume and read the cover letter.  I asked what he was looking for in the cover letter, he said enthusiasm and basic grammar.  That’s it.

My friend never makes the final decision, he will usually hand off about 5-7 resumes per job opening.  In discussions with his supervisors, he says one’s personality is incredibly important during the interview process.  The resumes at that level are generally fairly equal, so it comes down to how someone presents themselves during the interview.  However, my friend is quick to add, that only becomes true once someone gets an interview.  Until then, concentrate on being the professional applicant.

Nest Issue: Interviewee to Interviewer.

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 ~
If You Were A Ride at Disneyland…
by Lisa Kaye

Which ride would you be?  You can tell a lot about a person by what they do in their leisure time.  You might ask how this helps you in your career pursuits but just hold on to your teacups and let me explain.  Exploring what motivates you personally may help you define what motivates you professionally. 

You might seek to balance your lifestyle in a way that supports you professionally.  Meaning you may be on the go at work and desire a more leisurely sport, or you may have a more sedentary job and therefore go thrill seeking during your playtime.

Whatever floats your boat you may derive a lot when you reflect on what drives you while at play.  So back to the Disney rides, I was at lunch with a colleague of mine and we began to discuss which rides we liked at Disneyland-not sure how we got on that topic but that’s not relevant.  She was sure I loved the “Magic Mountain” ride because I tend to live on the fast track in most things I do professionally. 

I told her I actually like “The Pirates of the Caribbean” and believe it or not, “It’s A Small World.” She couldn’t believe it!  I explained that it brought me back to my child-hood and a simpler, quieter time not that I wouldn’t mind an occasional spin on “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride!” My colleague is very opposite from me in her work style. A true professional, she enjoys more analytic and contemplative pursuits so her favorite ride is “Magic Mountain.” 

My thought was that although I liked fast rides, I’m was uncomfortable not being able to what’s in front of my face- which actually says a lot about my personality and how I approach my professional life as well. 

I concluded that there are many parallels to what excites, stimulates and moves us while we are not thinking about work, deadlines, bills and looking for a job. If you were to approach your work as you would your choices in Disneyland rides you would be drawn to what truly makes you feel stable and comfortable and what makes you happy. 

We all like to take some level of risk in our lives no matter what we do.  Whether it’s choosing a water ride from a death-drop to a simple game of miniature golf, we all make choices on what will fill the need and what will motivate us at the same time. The same holds true when you are at work or are choosing one job offer from another. 

Maybe the next time you are out participating in leisure activities, whether it’s deciding on what ride to choose at Disneyland or, which movie you should see, think about what you are looking for at that moment and see whether you can draw any comparisons to how you make career choices when you are not thinking about paying the bills.

Keeping your career choices as simple and as close to your true personality will steer you on the right course professionally and personally.

Lisa Kaye, Founder & CEO, www.greenlightjobs.com a media and entertainment recruitment job board and career center has over 20 years human resources experience in the industry having worked for E! Networks, ABC/Disney, Lifetime, Pixar, Live Nation and most recently consulting with The Oprah Winfrey Network.

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 Lisa Kaye

How much longer must we write cover letters? Almost every article I read states that they are rarely read. Why can’t just a well written resume do?

I agree the traditional cover letter is a thing of the past. As a recruiter, I rarely read cover letters that accompany a resume. Usually, there will be a brief introduction within the body of the email that will tell me enough along with the attached resume of course.

Sometimes, people will write a long email detailing their job and interests and neglect to include a resume. This approach is like sending a traditional cover letter without the resume-no one wants to read your note they just want to see the resume.

The great thing about technology now is that it allows recruiters to expedite the resume review process more efficiently by merely opening an attachment and forwarding or responding to the request almost instantly.

Gone are the days when you sat behind a typewriter and typed your “form” cover letter and sent it along with one of your many professionally photo-copied resume and following up two weeks later in the hopes someone opened and read our cover letter and resume.

The cover letter was intended as an introduction to the hiring manager or referral by stating who you were, why you were writing and what you were after. Today, an email introduction has in many cases replaced the traditional cover letter.

The good news, is you can keep the email short and sweet and do not have to incorporate your introduction to yet another word document titled, “Cover Letter.” Most cover letters when written tend to be redundant in nature, and try to narrate what a well-written resume can outline much better.

As I mentioned, I rarely read cover letters and most employers really just want to see the resume or portfolio if you are applying for a creative position. I really think it’s a personal preference to continue to include a cover letter with your resume and no longer considered the standard way you need to apply for jobs.

Next time you think about writing a cover letter ask yourself what are you stating or re-stating here that is not already covered in your resume? If there are some areas you feel compelled to include in a cover letter maybe it’s time to take another look at your resume and incorporate those things there where it is appropriate.

Use your brief email introduction to tell the person you are writing, who you are, what you are looking for and a way to get in contact with you based on your availability. Let your resume do the rest.

I have a tan suit, my only one, which is fine for the spring/summer, but when I interview in the winter, will it be seen as a strange selection? Do I need to save up and by a blue or black suit?

Well the pat answer would be you don’t need to worry about what you are wearing to an interview if you present yourself well. Unfortunately, people do judge others by what they wear to an interview regardless of how well you perform.

Your wardrobe choices are important depending on what type of job you are applying for and the overall company culture. It’s never a bad idea to check in with the person who is setting up the interview to inquire about the dress code.

Sometimes even jeans would be appropriate if you are applying to a technology, gaming, internet or other similar company where the dress is far more casual and showing up in a suit, tie or formal attire will definitely not win you points in the interview no matter how qualified you are on paper.

Knowing the environment you are interviewing in and what is expected is as important as making sure there are no typos on your resume. So depending on your budget and whether you can afford a new suit or not, having a dark suit, jacket or pants as part of your basic wardrobe is always a good option.

If you are going to only have one suit it should probably be blue or black and not tan. That said, you can certainly mix it up and where a dark shirt and pants (or skirt if you are a woman) with the tan jacket so you can be more appropriately dressed for the season. Luckily there are many fashion options to choose from that fit within most people’s budget where you will get your desired look for less.

The main point is whether to wear a suit at all to an interview and really know your audience and the corporate culture before you make the investment and buy a black suit only to find out that most of the people in the company wear jeans! Ask questions before the interview and select your wardrobe accordingly.

Lisa Kaye, Founder & CEO, www.greenlightjobs.com offers up weekly career advice and has extensive experience in hiring, recruiting and talent management in the entertainment industry.

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produce, shoot, edit and publish video to the website and social platforms
Multimedia Producer
Current
NYC NY
http://current.com/jobs.htm

facilitating and managing all operational functions for Account Executives, Sales Planners and Sales Assistants
Director – Inventory & Planning   105
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=105

develop partnership with the Account Management team to support and execute Ad Sales initiatives
Media Manager – Digital Ad Operations   114
BET Networks
NYC NY
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responsible for developing all aspects of BETN’s online presence
Vice President, Digital Content   92
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=92

oversee tvland.com and the digital editorial, marketing and promotional efforts surrounding the network’s shows and franchises
Senior Director, TVL Digital
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

utilize a consultative sales approach to pitch new business and grow existing accounts
Account Executive
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

responsible for provision of financial oversight to VIMN Kids & Family Brand management teams and local financial organizations
Finance Director
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

design, manage and implement digital marketing programs to ensure objectives are met and maximize efficiency
Sr. Manager, Digital Marketing
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

establish relationships with senior leaders to get a full understanding of their business objectives, business challenges and corporate culture
Manager, Human Resources
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

create open, flexible system that can respond quickly to the rapid changes in this market and allow the developers at our brand web sites to rapidly deploy new features from other social networking sites via a widget-oriented framework
Vice President, Social Media Technology
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

responsible for supporting all phases of application development
Business Analyst
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

conduct day-to-day management of the MTV2 Programming Department, including the supervision of program schedules and listings
Manager/Director, Programming MTV2
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

lead development on the next generation of our internal tools used to manage, monitor, measure and deploy our applications globally
Sr. Production Operations Engineer
AppNexus
NYC  NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

assist with monthly closing of financial records and posting of month end information
Financial Analyst
AppNexus
NYC  NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

manage revenue recognition and monthly billing according to client’s contracts
Senior Accountant
AppNexus
NYC  NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

work closely with the Account Manager in developing and executing an implementation plan that will make customers amazingly successful with our real time ad platform solutions
Implementation Consultant
AppNexus
NYC  NY and Seattle WA
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

qualify, scope, prioritize, qualify, and allocate resources for new programs
Senior Program Manager
AppNexus
NYC  NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

develop and evolve curriculum for Leadership @ AppNexus
Director, Learning and Development
AppNexus
NYC  NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

serve as a key partner to the Sales organization, maximizing their efforts by providing guidance and recommendations to engage prospects and drive the sales process
Manager/Director of Field Marketing
AppNexus
NYC  NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

perform analyses by processing large amounts of operational and business transactions, reconcile against multiple data sources, and recognize trends, while being creative in finding new ways to interpret data
Sales Operations Analyst
AppNexus
NYC  NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

lead a team of Account Managers to exceed revenue quota, act as an escalation point, and foster knowledge sharing within the organization
Director of Account Management
AppNexus
NYC  NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

work closely with the Assistant Controller, Manager of Accounting and Business Managers to ensure that critical account and bank reconciliations are performed monthly and that discrepancies are resolved on a timely basis
Senior Accountant
NFL
NYC NY
https://www.nfl.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showSearchInterface

responsible for the overall financial management of NBCUniversal’s television stations in New York City
Vice President Finance, WNBC / WNJU   3329BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

work with internal business partners to identify opportunities, develop strategy, develop RFx’s, and negotiate deals and contracts in this area
Sourcing Manager – Market Research   1395BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

function as the Internal Project Manager, driving client-specific platform creation and idea development
Account Service Executive   4019BR
ESPN
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

act as the Company liaison and advocate for the show, interacting with upper management and various departments, such as promotions, publicity, sales and research
Daytime Programming Executive   3927BR
Walt Disney Corporation
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

leads marketing for ABC News Digital products, leverages consumer insights to drive usage and revenue growth and innovates to find new ways to reach and communicate with our audience
Director – Marketing ABC News Digital   1243BR
Walt Disney Corporation
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

responsible for maintaining and growing revenue for BBC across our suite of web and mobile properties
Digital Account Executive
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

preparation and review of television sales and acquisition contracts and amendments
Paralegal
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

act as the single point of contact for the North American sales teams to maximize new opportunities and ensure deal execution from a product perspective
Product Manager, BBC.com
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

responsible for development and execution of strategic and successful publicity campaigns for key consumer-facing U.S. brands
VP Publicity
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

plan, generate, analyze and communicate sales proposals to the sales organization for CBS Local
Digital Revenue Development, Director/Sr. Manager   9924BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

cultivate, negotiate and maintain editorial relationships in multiple markets
Project Manager, News and Politics   8059BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

execute national editorial strategies and local production
Manager, Sports and Games   9398BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

assist with the business development of a network of over 60 local-focused properties in our portfolio across web and mobile platforms
Director/Sr. Manager, Business Development   9625BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
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maximize advertising revenue generation by selling to digital advertising agencies and clients direct
National Digital Sales Executive   9577BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
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work directly with sales manager to Create Site Rate Cards, Sponsorship Pricing, & Packaging Guidelines and develop and maintain ad sales management reports for assigned vertical(s)
Sr Interactive Analyst  
Turner Broadcasting
NYC NY
http://www.turner.com/careers/

manage the conceptual, strategic and design executions that incorporate the client’s business goals and brand positioning
Senior Art Director   112083
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

design and implement creative testing for AETN digital properties including usability, eye-tracking, navigation, and nomenclature
VP – Digital Research   96518
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

work directly with the EVP, Distribution and EVP, Distribution National Accounts, as well as the Distribution Sales and Marketing department, to negotiate and draft distribution agreements with major distributors
Distribution Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs   103642
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

be the key contact for both US and non US or multi market sales related Global X business
Vice President, Global X Sales & Marketing   376BR
ESPN
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

cultivate and maintain relationships with district personnel to ensure a SkillsTutor partnership with that district
Territory Manager Job   4391
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Westport CT
http://careers.hmhco.com/job/Westport-Territory-Manager-Job-CT-06880/1439129/

analyze and interpret marketing program results to drive future client marketing strategies
Business Analyst   9990
Razorfish
Philadelphia PA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9990/job

identifies and evaluates business opportunities and targets key event programming to drive differentiation
Senior Manager, Social Media
Comcast
Philadelphia PA
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

provides legal counsel in a particular subject area of expertise and/or to a specific business unit or units
Senior Counsel – Content Acquisition Attorney
Comcast
Philadelphia PA
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

responsibilities include soliciting new business through prospecting and cold calling, managing and growing existing assigned accounts and budgets
Account Executive   9337BR
CBS Corporation
Charlotte NC
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

develops and demonstrates an understanding of the client’s business, their needs, expectations, and requirements
Project Manager   9982
Razorfish
Atlanta GA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9982/job

responsible for duties ranging from preparing tapes and monitoring agency, affiliate and pool feeds as well as materials from CNN’s various production centers and bureaus, for news and business programs
Associate Producer, CNNI 
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.turner.com/careers/

manages the development and implementation of projects/programs to meet business process initiatives, process improvement, product launches, other strategies and objectives
Sr. Project Manager   38625
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

develop and test client side interface implementations and tests these implementations for conformance to creative and development specifications
Senior Solutions Developer
Organic
Detroit MI
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5114

responsible for the creation, maintenance and communication of Portfolio Management Sales/Customer or Program Data related information
Information Specialist  Portfolio Process Management Job   4613
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Chicago IL
http://careers.hmhco.com/job/Chicago-Information-Specialist-E2-80-93-Portfolio-Process-Management-Job-IL-60290/1501655/

analyze user behavior and motivations online to provide actionable insights that address client business objectives
Analyst, Customer Insights   9989
Razorfish
Chicago IL
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9989/job

leads the project team in determining the approach, deliverables, schedule and tools to deliver the project within established constraints
Program Director   9980
Razorfish
Chicago IL
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9980/job

build a sales team focused on leveraging the collective and vast assets of NBCUniversal’s portfolio of TV Entertainment digital properties
Director, Digital Media ad Sales, Midwest Region   3343BR
NBCUniversal
Chicago IL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

serve as an expert on the MTVN Entertainment brands, and their target audiences to all clients: Ad Sales, Research and Advertising Agencies
Manager, Ad Sales Research
MTV Networks
Chicago IL
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

develop and execute a comprehensive creative plan designed to implement the activities outlined in the master integrated marketing plan
Creative Designer, Marketing
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

serve as the key client contact and own short-term and long-term client service relationship and mobile marketing strategy for multiple accounts
Sr. Account Manager, Client Service
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

help define Vibes’ product strategy and work with our designers and developers to execute it
Business Analyst
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

responsible for establishing Vibes’ Business Intelligence practice through the assembly of the right people, processes, tools and technologies
Director of Business Intelligence
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

drive revenue through the development and execution of effective sales strategy, sales process and closing of new business contracts for mobile marketing and advertising programs
Sr. Sales Director, Mobile Solutions
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

function as a lead in identifying potential partners/customers for HMH in the non-traditional K-12 space with a specific and primary focus on the Charter schools market
Director, Partnerships, Corp. Development Job   4321
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Austin TX
http://careers.hmhco.com/job/Austin-Director-2C-Partnerships-2C-Corp_-Development-Job-TX-73301/1403129/

plans and coordinates the editorial functions for a project and oversees the main components of that project
Senior Editor Job   3698
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Austin TX
http://careers.hmhco.com/job/Austin-Senior-Editor-Job-TX-73301/1134359/

conducts various statistical and financial reports,as assigned
Financial Analyst – Regional Revenue   64743118
Comcast
Englewood CO
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

negotiates long-term contracts with suppliers to ensure optimum cost and reliable supply
Capital Director    64742958
Comcast
Englewood CO
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

responsible for creating relationships with Cox Business Enterprise customers and managing, coaching, mentoring and providing support to a team of Cox Enterprise Service Managers and Sales Coordinators
Team Leader, Enterprise Operations   38628
Cox Careers
Phoenix AZ
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

oversee the development, delivery and operation of application, infrastructure and data hosting services, including system design and development, architectural fit and compliance, and resource schedules
Director, Cloud Services   6144BR
Walt Disney Corporation
Seattle WA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

lead Razorfish client engagements, from small, innovative projects to larger integrated brand campaigns
Senior Account Director   9906
Razorfish
Portland OR
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9906/job

support the Client Partner in development and execution of marketing programs from concept through completion ensuring creative is on strategy and meeting client’s objectives
Integrated Account Supervisor   9757
Razorfish
Portland OR
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9757/job

project manage advertiser campaign research on Hulu, from study design and inception through completion
Advertising Research Analyst
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

develop and execute publicity strategy to create buzz for Hulu’s unique content offerings and programming
Associate Manager of Communications
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

participate in various stages of our content acquisition process, including formulating content strategy, sourcing new opportunities, negotiating agreements, and maintaining long-term partner relationships
Content Acquisition Specialist
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

write insightful and actionable development notes on drafts for scripted shows and notes on treatments for unscripted shows
Content Development
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

drive the user experience across multiple platforms  web, mobile, TV, and beyond
Design Director
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

be an ambassador of the Hulu culture to all of our team members
HR Specialist
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

analyze international territories to assess: market attractiveness; competitive landscape; consumer value proposition of Hulu offerings; general strategy and outlook for Hulu expansion
International Business Development Manger
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

create and execute social media strategies for integrated content marketing, customer acquisition, and brand campaigns
Social Media Manager
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

manage, build and mentor the West, Mid-West and East Coast Ad Operations teams
Senior Ad Operations Leader
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

responsible for preparing monthly financial statements for multiple companies
Financial Analyst   FNG0000760
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

oversees daily operations for production of digital marketing campaigns
Director, Digital Marketing   FFE0000526
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

responsible for maintaining and expanding our strategic partnerships with FOX Sports Net
Manager-Strategic Partnerships   FNG0000730
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

manage Cognos TM1 application, Fox Commitment Authorization System and other Fox applications, as needed, to deliver accurate and timely management reporting, forecasting and analysis to combined business team
Project Manager, Financial Systems   FNG0000719
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

represent Fox Sports Interactive properties within our strategic partnership with Microsoft Advertising (MSA) /MSN
MSN Partner Sales Manager    FNG0000625
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

responsible for implementing a coherent data management strategy, managing a database solution, and ensuring accurate and timely access to data concerning the performance of authentication, digital, mobile, and tablet applications
Analyst, Research   FNG0000723
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

draft, negotiate, draft and oversee a wide variety of entertainment deals, including those involving the development and production of television pilots and series produced by ABC Studios for exhibition on major broadcast and cable networks
Executive Counsel   1513BR
Walt Disney Corporation
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities of supporting the achievement of the Company’s factory monitoring targets
Analyst, International Labor Standards   5051BR
Walt Disney Corporation
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

responsible for sales prospecting, presenting, negotiating, closing and managing of online advertising and revenue for Disney.com and Disney’s Mom and Family Portfolio of Sites
Account Executive   9137BR
DIMG
North Hollywood CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

create attention-getting and effective marketing efforts that connect with our guests and effectively drive traffic, promotion, innovation, creativity and ultimately, drive revenue with a measurable ROI
Director, Synergy Partnership Marketing   1024BR
DIMG
North Hollywood CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

responsible for a range of responsibilities in selling, creating and executing branded integrations in the program
Director Branded Entertainment & Media Innovation   9930BR
CBS Corporation
Studio City CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

provide daily support, guidance and expertise to NFL club contacts, including
Account Manager/Web Producer
NFL
Culver City CA
https://www.nfl.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showSearchInterface

manage the many existing and future features within the digital media group
Director of Digital Features
NFL
Culver City CA
https://www.nfl.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showSearchInterface

launch and oversee show from concept to execution
Executive Producer
Current
San Francisco CA
http://current.com/jobs.htm

responsible for contributing to the growth and development of Organic’s clients through exemplary writing and advertising concept development
Senior Copywriter
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5048

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=5147

help create the product strategy for TV.com products and manage product managers to execute on the strategy
Director of Product Management   9910BR
CBS Corporation
San Francisco CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

conceptualize, produce, write and edit, commercial materials for sales clients
Sales Production Producer   3341BR
NBCUniversal
San Diego CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

develops front-to-end data driven strategies that align with Cox Media Sales and Marketing¿s objectives and programs to attract new customers
Cox Media Sr. Marketing Analyst   38386
Cox Careers
San Diego CA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

sell bundled telephony, data and video products to existing/new commercial business customers based on assigned revenue targets
Account Executive – Cox Business   37815
Cox Careers
San Diego CA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

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

JOB OPENING: PROGRAM SCHEDULER/EPIX/NY: Schd promos; upd prog logs ; sched’g on-going series, movies & specls into PTS; updt grids in sched syst for EPIX, EPIX 2 & EPIX 3;1-2yrs prog exp; Col Grad http://corp.epixhd.com/jobs/ EOE (11/5)

JOB OPENING: POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR/NYC: Competition-reality show seeks organized Post Production Supervisor. Large volume of footage. Will oversee loggers, supervise AE’s 12/19/117/27/12 Email : [email protected] (11/5)

JOB OPENING: SUPERVISING POST PRODUCER/NYC: Competition-reality show seeks experienced, creative Supv Post Producer Oversee post; give notes to Post Producers, APs and Editors 1/2/12-6/29/12 Email: [email protected] (11/5)

JOB OPENING: LICENSING SALES EXEC/LA: Growing kids entertainment company in LA needs experienced, creative sales exec for high profile brands. Proven sales record, self-motivated, passionate, driven for success [email protected] (11/5)

JOB OPENING: MEDIA ADMIN/L.A. TV PRODUCER-DISTRIB: Prep commercial integration, flowcharts, invoices & ad buyer requests. Office, Project, Contract & CEO admin. Media, Ad Agency, Nielsen exp pref. Res/Salary reqs: [email protected] (11/5)

JOB OPENING: Citybuzz BUS. DVLPMNT MGR/NYC: Online, in-flight, taxi TV ntwrk se, eks media savvy sales talent to drive sales of branded content & tradit’l spots on dig, out of home & brdcst platforms. Resume/cvr: [email protected] (11/5)

JOB OPENING: MGR PR/SUNDANCE/NY: Devlp/excute publicity campagns/events/netwrk premums/pres junkets resultng in media coverage of SUN brand. Creatve w/excllt comm skills/Media contcts. 5yr PR exp in TV indstry [email protected] (11/4)

JOB OPENING: ANALYST, PRIMARY RESEARCH USA/NYC: Plan, design, analyze consumer research (custom and syndicated). Passion for TV & strong writing and math skills. Apply: http://bit.ly/utbqHu (11/4)

JOB OPENING: HEAD OF STAFFING & EXEC REC/AMC NETWORKS/NY: Oversee strategic design & execution of staffing plans for all networks & corp. departments. Needs 10+ yrs in house & search firm experience: Apply: [email protected] (11/4)

JOB OPENING: DISTRIBUTION COUNSEL/A+E Networks/NY: Min 5 yrs cable-carriage distribution/affiliate deals. More info & Apply:  www.aetn.com/careers.html #103642 (11/4)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/CBS Television Distribution/Chicago: Sales Planner needed with3-5 years media experience. BA Deg.  Strong contacts. Position reports to SVP of sales. Contact [email protected]  (11/4)

JOB OPENING:   EXP’D PROD Daytime talk show/NYC: MUST have talk show/human interest booking exp. Resp for developing stories, Booking, writing, copy editing. Must have strong leadership skills. Apply to [email protected] (11/3)

JOB OPENING:  SR. WRITER/PRODUCER/NEW YORK: Writing/producing & conceptualizing onair promos that articulate History brands with creative flare https://secure.sterlingdirect.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=112876 (11/3)

JOB OPENING:  DIG MEDIA SALES PLN’R/NCC/ATLANTA: Grow territory/acct rev to meet & exceed rev goals. BS/BA deg or equiv training & exp req’d. 2-3 yrs advertising & digital sales related exp. Resume: [email protected] (11/3)

JOB OPENING:  VP, PRIMARY RESEARCH/NY:Conduct strategic research on key industry issues & company-wide initiatives & imperatives.10+yrs exp in media/market research. Apply at http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/ job# 3321BR (11/3)

JOB OPENING:  BUSINESS ANALYST/iN DEMAND/NYC:  Identify, analyze & document bus req. Back-end testing.  Strong command of SQL.  Bachelors Computer Science & 5-10 years in cable.  Apply:  [email protected] (11/3)

JOB OPENING:  SR MANAGER, DIGITAL MKTG/ Nickelodeon/NYC:  5+yrs Exp:Oversee DIG. Mktg strategy, tactics, planning and execution. Prepare DIG Mktg Plans and Lead Prod. EOE/M/F/D/AAP.Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (11/3)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/DR/GSN NY: 1+ yrs DR Advertising exp.; College Degree; Responsible for overall sales support, administering deals & developing sales reports. Send res & CL with sal his to [email protected] (11/2)

JOB OPENING: IP ATTORNEY, LEGAL, & BUS AFFAIRS/A+E Networks/NY:IP, Trademark, Copyright. Min 5-8yrs firm & in-house media law.More info &Apply: www.aetn.com/careers.html#112723 (11/2)

JOB OPENING:  DIR BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS/Discovery/MD: Responsible for handling business negotiations, drafting documents & content-related legal issues; 4+yrs entertainment industry legal exp; JD; www.discovery.com # 4375 (11/2)

JOB OPENING: WRITER/PRODUCER /Nickelodeon/NYC 3+yrs Exp. Conceiving/writing/creatively executing on-air promo assignments for Brand Creative Group.EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (11/2)

JOB OPENING: DIR. RESEARCH/nuvoTV/LA: Strong wking knowledge of Nielsen ratings, 5+ yrs TV media research exp. w/solid sales, mktg & pgrm bkgrd, familiar w/ American Latino mrkt ++, EOE/M/F/D/AAP http://www.mynuvotv.com/jobs (11/1)

JOB OPENING: EXEC PRODUCER-ONAIR PROMOTIONS/WEtv/NY: Ovrsee launch/episodic campaigns frm concpt-delivry. 8+yr exp advrtsing, promo/mkting/stratgic brand devlpmnt of cble/ent or new media proprties. Reel/Rez: [email protected] (11/1)

JOB OPENING: JUNIOR ENGINEER/iNDEMAND/NYC: Troubleshooting, maintenance & upgrading of hardware/software in post-prod facility. BA/BS Engineering & 1-2 yrs min yrs exp. Final Cut Pro certification. Apply: [email protected] (11/1)

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] .

FALL/WINTER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:  INTERNSHIP SOCIAL MEDIA: Sports mobile app company seeks social media intern. Must have experience in sports writing/social media management. Unpaid/Credit Only. Send resume to:  [email protected] (11/3)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: SALES INTERN/Woodbury,LI: Intern will gain experience with all facets of creating Optimum Homes & Autos channel & website. College credit. See full posting and apply to www.cablevision.jobs req 15503BR (11/1)

~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Former ABC Entertainment executive Kevin Plunkett was named to the newly-minted role as SVP/Scripted Programming at E! Entertainment Television.  Kevin will supervise all scripted content development at E! in addition to working closely with the creative community and developing new relationships within the entertainment industry for the network.  Kevin reports to Lisa Berger, President/Entertainment Programming. 

Starting November 1, Nina Laricheva takes on the new appointment of VP/Commercial Development for BBC Worldwide Channels in the EMEA region.  Nina will spearhead revenue growth and strategic development in this region on behalf of BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Entertainment, CBeebies and BBC HD as well as for BBC World News.  Nina will be replacing Ian McDonough in this position who was promoted to GM in August 2010 and will also be his deputy.  She will report to Ian McDonough as well who serves as SVP/GM EMEA, BBC Worldwide Channels.

Technicolor tapped three staff members for its animated content development and production team:

  • Robert Winthrop assumes the role as VP/Animation and Games for Technicolor Digital Productions where he will manage a studio of 500+ animation talent.  Robert was hired at the company in June 2011 and before that was a Producer and Head/Production for SD Entertainment.
  • Alison Warner joins as VP/Intellectual Properties, Sales, Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Technicolor Digital Productions based in London.  Before Technicolor, Alison worked for Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc. for more than five years as VP/European Sales.
  • Siju Thomas was promoted to the role of Creative Director at Technicolor India. Siju has been with Technicolor India since 2009.

Detroit-based Doner elevated Bruce Haynes to SVP/Strategy and Activation up from VP/Associate Media Director as well as Andrew Tahy to VP/Associate Strategic Leader up from Associate Media Director.  Bruce will oversee the media planning and buying for the agency’s AutoTrader.com and KelleyBlueBook.com accounts in addition to developing and negotiating media strategies for those brands and other agency accounts.  Andrew will utilize his analytical insights to enhance the overall brand strategy encompassing local promotions, traditional media added value and sponsorship activation.  Andrew will also work in the areas of media and strategic brand planning, leading major projects and sponsorship efforts for the Arby’s and PulteGroup accounts.

David Wertheimer was named to the newly-created role as President/Digital with Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX).  David will oversee the network’s strategy, operations and efforts in digital entertainment and emerging media platforms.  David reports to Kevin Reilly, FOX President/Entertainment. 

Starting November 1, Soumya Sriraman is joining BBC Worldwide Americas as EVP/Home Entertainment and Licensing.  Soumya previously served as President/CEO for Palisades Tartan US and UK.  At BBC Worldwide Americas, Soumya will report to Ann Sarnoff, COO.

Travel Channel hired three executives for its programming unit: David W. Padrusch was added as VP/Production and Development; Bill Howard appointed to the newly-minted role as Director/Programming and Partnerships; and Doug Bailey takes on the role as Director/Production and Development.  All three will be based at the network’s headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD. 

Mary Ellen Bottone has been employed at Smithsonian Channel as VP/Ad Sales where she will be in charge of adding general market advertising clients to the network and forming new relationships with the advertising community.  Mary Ellen, who formerly worked for BET as SVP/Business Development, will report to Chris Shelkin, SVP/Finance, Operations and Business Development at Smithsonian Channel.

Premium entertainment service, EPIX has promoted one of its original employees, Ross Bernard to VP/Live Events and Specials.  Ross will spearhead all facets of implementing live music events and EPIX original specials and sports event programming.  Ross will report directly to Mark Greenberg, EPIX President/CEO and his based at its headquarters in New York City.

Tom Bettag joins NBC News to become a Segment Producer for the newsmagazine program, Rock Center with Brian Williams.   Tom has extensive experience and has been an executive producer at CBS News, ABC News and most recently was senior executive producer of CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley and Reliable Sources.

Former VP/Production at Katalyst Films, Joel K. Savitt was named VP/Production and Operations at Oxygen Media.  Joel will manage all production activities for the network’s current programming and development encompassing budgeting, scheduling, post-production management, legal, travel and other logistics.  He will also be the primary contact between the production department and network marketing, communications, business and legal affairs, advertising sales, digital teams and other production areas.  Joel reports to Cori Abraham, SVP/Development based at Oxygen’s West Coast office.

Sean Mullen was hired by CreativeCOW.net (Creative Communities of the World) as Creative Director.  Sean has responsibility to redesign the publication’s creative concept by the end of the year in addition to working with Publisher Ronald Lindeboom to revamp Creative COW’s online user experience. 

Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) added Mirian Arias as VP/Daytime Communications where she will work closely with Brian Frons, President/Daytime to oversee all communication efforts for DATG Daytime, SOAPnet and ABC Media Productions.  Mirian will further head all talent relation efforts for DATG.  She will report to Kevin Brockman, EVP/Global Communications, DATG.  Previously, Mirian was with NBCUniversal since 2009 and most recently was VP/Communications for iVillage.

Worldwide sports, fashion and media company, IMG tapped Aimee Leone as VP/IMG Clients working with both the Broadcasting and Speakers Divisions in New York City.  Aimee joins from NBC Sports & Olympics where she was Director/Operations and Special Assistant to the Chairman.

London-based Target Entertainment, a rights management company announced its founder Alison Rayson is departing the company and her position as CEO after 13 years citing her desire to pursue new ventures. The company was sold last year to Metrodome Group. In addition, Target Entertainment has named Emmanuelle Namiech as Managing Director starting next month.  Most recently, Emmanuelle was SVP/Global Content at Fremantle Media Enterprises. 

Former Washington Post executive Boisfeuillet (Bo) Jones Jr. was appointed President/CEO of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, producer of the PBS NEWSHOUR.  Bo begins his new position at the beginning of 2012.  Bo has been with the Washington Post for 32 years as VP/Counsel, President/GM and then Publisher/CEO from 2000 to 2008.  Presently he serves as Vice Chairman of the Washington Post Company and Chairman of The Washington Post newspaper.

Alex Eastburg was hired by Spike TV as VP/Original Series where he will have oversight for the development of the network’s non-scripted series projects.  In his newly-minted position, Alex will be based at Spike TV’s California offices and will report to Tim Duffy, SVP/Original Series.

Effective immediately, Cheil Canada, part of Cheil North American Holdings added Matthew Cammaert as President.  In this role, Matthew replaces Robert Lewocz who served as Managing Director of Cheil Canada.  Matthew will manage the overall direction and growth of Cheil Canada and will report to Buz Sawyer, CEO, Cheil North America.

Brooklyn-based creative agency Big Spaceship announced several staffing changes:

  • Mike Kenny was hired to the production team as a Producer joining from AKQA where he worked as a project manager at both the New York and San Francisco offices.
  • Sabah Ahmed was upped to Senior Producer to manage projects for various clients.
  • Nooka Jones also received a promotion to Associate Producer where he will be involved with client work and project management in addition to managing the agency’s PR and award submissions.

Later — John
 John Cox for Cynopsis: Classified Advantage
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11.01.11

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