Cynopsis: Classified Advantage
Good morning – it’s Tuesday, November 9, 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.
Everyone in the workforce has a desire to be taken seriously, to be considered an able professional. Yet this reputation doesn’t come easily, it’s hard work.
You must first see yourself as a serious professional and act in an according manner. If you don’t take yourself seriously, why should anyone else?
Peoples’ first impression is based on how you look. Rule of thumb is to always dress for the job you want, not the job you have. This will include spending extra money on clothes, but it is a very good investment.
Tone down make-up, jewelry, hair gel etc. Cover up distracting tattoos, clean your shoes and make sure everything is well pressed.
Groom yourself as a professional should. Chipped nail polished, overly cologned and wild “Working Girl” hair are big no-no’s.
Always go for sophisticated over trendy.
Invest in at least three good suits, have them tailored. A beautiful suit can look terrible if it does not fit properly.
Make sure all your social media is either professional or invisible to everyone who doesn’t have your permission to see it.
Have mints at the ready, coffee breath is a tough thing. Try to avoid gum. Chewers rarely understand how noisy they are while chewing.
At the Office
After looks, your speaking voice is the most important. If you scream when upset, you will not be taken as seriously as a calm person in the same situation. Those who command with composure will be given the greatest respect, they are leaders. Those who fall apart in tough business situations, will never be true leaders.
Be on time and don’t sneak out early.
Don’t drink alcohol at lunch. How much confidence do you have in someone who has liquor on their breath?
Know your stuff. Do people in the office come to you for advice on a business problem? This is something you should strive for. A sense of company history also commands respect.
Never gossip, don’t fall into that trap. Once you’re in, it’s very tough to get out.
Don’t just remember things, write them down. Make an appointment with a client, write it down. Boss wants to see you on Tuesday, write it down. Assistant needs to leave early tomorrow, write it down. It gives people a sense of being important when you write down times that concern them. It also gives them confidence that you’ll remember.
Take responsibility when things go wrong. Be accountable and never remind people of your accomplishments. If someone questions your judgement, calmly explain the thought process behind your decision. Don’t get defensive.
Whenever possible, under sell and over deliver.
Personal phone calls should be very brief and kept to a minimum.
Don’t do everything yourself, there are other professionals around, allow them to do their job. That being said, pitch in whenever possible.
Depending on your job, it may be very important to be friendly without becoming pals.
Be a role model, always try to be as professional as you can.
Try to talk to others about their job and responsibilities. Don’t suggest unless asked, just listen. This knowledge can only make you better at your job.
Be positive and courteous at all times.
Think outside the box, but carefully consider all ideas and their consequences before suggesting them.
Congratulate others on their good work when appropriate.
Give the people you are talking to, your full attention.
Don’t sell to the client, solve their problems.
Attend to unhappy clients immediately.
Use great caution here, many a stellar reputation has died a swift death at happy hours. How many chances do you get after making a fool out of yourself while drinking around work people, for most, none. Save the beers for your buddies or gal pals. If you feel uncomfortable not drinking, a club soda or tonic with lime looks like a number of cocktails.
When having lunch with fellow workers, try to keep most of the conversation business based. Normal pleasantries about the family and such is fine, but you don’t want your luncheon partner to assume you’re BFF’s because you occasionally have lunch together.
If you have any specific questions or topics of particular interest you’d like our Experts to address, please let me know! You can reach me – John Cox – directly at [email protected] .
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] .
Getting the real scoop on a candidate you’re interviewing is not that hard: here are some tips from a pro. Listen up, job seekers.
The hiring manager from a Minnesota ad agency told me she starts with a couple of innocent questions: “Did you have trouble finding the office? And how was your commute? You can learn so much right off the bat from these.” Some people launch into a story of how they overslept and missed the train or couldn’t find a parking space. Or that they went past the building three times before they figured out which one it was. Really. They don’t realize that this is neither interesting nor confidence inspiring. Even if you did arrive on time, the details of this triumph are not the story you ought to be telling.
Candidates, I suggest that you scout the commute in advance, or at least build in fifteen minutes of slippage time so that you are not flustered when you do make it. The Japanese believe that arriving early is just as rude as arriving late. So they often give themselves a time bumper, and bring a book to read in a coffee shop or on a park bench – then they walk in right on the dot.
So what does she ask after the how-did-you-get-here test? “I ask if you’ve done your homework on our company, and before I start my questions, do you have any questions about us? And then I ask if the job description makes sense to them.” Their answers give a good indication of how they will approach the job.
Then one more revealing question: she asks people if they are comfortable being out in front, or if they prefer to work behind the scenes; in a team or a solo. “And when they tell me I ask them why.”
The right questions from the interviewer beyond the substance of work history and accomplishments, can elicit so much about the candidate’s attitude and confidence. These answers provide the first impression: the frame for everything that follows. They are extremely important indicators of how the candidate will perform and fit in.
This recruiter keeps the job description in front of her during the interview so she can be sure she remains focused on the needs of the position and the tone of the company. Just as the candidate should have clearly in mind how they want to be perceived, so too does the interviewer.
“So did you have trouble finding us today?”
Michael Pollock is President of Pollock Spark ( www.pollockspark.com ). He is an Executive Coach and Consultant to Creative and Media professionals. He works with people in film, TV, journalism, advertising, design, marketing, music and the Internet, bringing them the experience, techniques and inspiration to take their businesses and careers to new levels of success.
If you have any specific questions you’d like our Experts to address, please email them to me, John Cox at [email protected].
Is it okay to ask a company why I wasn’t given the position I interviewed for? Is this a standard business practice?
This is not standard practice and in fact will make the company very uncomfortable, which is not a good thing. If they choose to tell you that you could be a stronger coder, or have more beauty experience or whatever, then they will tell you. But often there is not a clear answer to why and so they will be reluctant to try to verbalize it. They might have thought you were great but they liked someone else a bit better but they can’t really say why. Maybe their system rests on a series of point ratings from a number of interviewers and you just didn’t come out on top – the details would be mind-numbing and unhelpful. There may have been a division of opinion between the various interviewers. In no case are they going to want to expose that, and even if they did it is not likely to be actionable information for you and will probably not be relevant to the next job application. So have other opportunities in the pipeline, move on to the next one and keep doing your best.
Besides industry specific language, are there key words I should be using in an interview?
Beyond showing that you understand the business and can speak the lingo, then it’s your key attitudes that are important rather than particular words. Show passion. Show keenness to work. Say that you would be excited to help building their business if that might apply. Show that you understand the nuances of how things work at their company or at least are interested in finding out how they do things. If you have identified an area that your interviewer is excited about be curious or excited about it yourself. Have great brief specific examples of your successes ones that are relevant to the job. You should be telling them of the value that you and you alone can bring to them, and if you are focused on using the same exact key words that everyone else is using then you run the risk of sinking into the morass and of not standing out.
Michael Pollock is President of Pollock Spark ( www.pollockspark.com ). He is an Executive Coach and Consultant to Creative and Media professionals.
Have a question for our experts? Send it to [email protected]
spearhead the international release of a slate of Fox films, plus those from partners such as MGM, and acquired limited rights features Marketing Director FFE20778
International Theatrical Marketing
Los Angeles CA http://www.foxcareers.com/
OTHER INDUSTRY JOBS OF INTEREST …
growing revenue across NBC Local Media’s digital platforms through the development and sale of creative advertising solutions to clients
help develop overarching consumer/digital strategy for Bravo
managing all aspects and flow of all marketing materials, from inception to completion
serves as the point of entry for all assignments into the Agency
liaise with Sales in the effective utilization of ad inventory
efficiently trafficking assets for media campaigns and ensuring that the agreed upon turn around time frames are met
oversight of all advertising campaigns for CNBC.com
contribute to the team effort of effectively presenting domestic and national news, and generating higher ratings
back-end development and publishing content across Bravo websites
support the VP of Research in the creation of the reports, analyses and marketing materials produced by the Research Department
air design projects within the Marketing department of USA Network
assess, develop and implement business and franchise opportunities for the USA brand in a way that supports and builds the brand while generating additional revenue for the company
marketing initiatives and creative development for print and on-air campaigns
act as the liaison between CBS Consumer Products Operations, CTD Finance, CTD MIS and CounterPoint to resolve systems problems and issues
excellent long-term relationships with all major PR firms as well as movie companies, TV networks, magazines, and record labels
producing multiple tape pieces (ranging from hard news to in-depth features) on a weekly basis
pitching stories, booking guests, writing, field producing, shooting & editing various tape segments for the broadcast
work with departmental management to develop and execute sponsored event experiences post sale
work with our iPad editors and photo department to load the bulk of the iPad Magazine issue content
liaison on a daily basis with sales overseeing plan approvals and maximizing all inventory
a healthy mix of sales planning, sales marketing, research and project management
strong editorial judgment as Segment Producers and are expected to read on-line newspapers, magazines and wires looking for stories of interest for longform newsmagazines and pitch them to senior management
look at our current technologies and architect an improved, lightweight, easy-to-deploy framework that is scalable and highly available
analyze & interpret U.S. Nielsen data, in support of USH channel programming team (programs, schedules and viewers) to achieve optimal channel performance
write and produce promos and branded content as part of the Logo Creative team
collaborate with the group’s SVP and other team members in all content distribution and partner marketing initiatives
devise and execute publicity campaigns for Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group digital media and interactive businesses
conceive of, create and launch new music programming and music franchise ideas that move our business forward in both data (visitors and streams) and revenue
partner with the Creative Director to assure projects are briefed clearly, deliverables and timing are established, and assure strategic goals are met
working with internal and external series producers, pitching concepts, and understanding and addressing input and needs from key stakeholders
managing marketing campaign and executable deliverables with internal departments, including internal briefings
identify management’s information needs and establish reporting procedures to satisfy them
drive business and partnership opportunities across target marketing segments
help to maintain relationships with talent, agents, and producers
responsible for the look and feel exploration, conceptual and visual development, and final execution of design direction for the online content experience on HBO.com, Cinemax.com and select sites and digital platforms
lead consumer marketing and sales for This Old House and Health across print and digital platforms
lead communication strategies and media outreach for the new 9pm program
research, reporting, and fact-checking stories for our monthly magazine
create and execute a strategy for speaking to consumers across all platforms in a compelling and cohesive way
coordinate and execute cutting-edge customer, client, vendor, and market research using qualitative and quantitative methods as appropriate
manage a team of up to 3 Web Analytics Consultants including overseeing work assignments, utilization targets, team revenue targets, deliverable quality, and conducting annual reviews
thought leader in Organic in interactive marketing strategy
writing, editing, and researching sports stories; optimizing video, audio and imagery
will help set project priorities for the team on a week-to-week and long-term basis
develop concepts for interactive client advertising campaigns, web sites and new business proposals and presentations
manage and drive profitable business growth for assigned sales territory
responsible for leading Creative teams in the successful creation and production of design solutions for one to two assigned accounts
leverage account planning skills and methodologies to create relevant, breakthrough customer insights and identify brand opportunities across key channels for clients
oversee and manage the accounting functions to produce accurate, timely and relevant financial information
responsible for all Internal Communications for Network Operations division of TBS, Inc
manage and nurture a client list with a rapidly growing advertiser and revenue base
supports and assists in the production of unique video content for cnn.com’s various sections and video franchises with an emphasis on distinctive digital storytelling
makes service calls on existing clients to achieve customer satisfaction and develop new business opportunities
work as a field reporter turning stories that are relevant to the Spanish speaking population
negotiate and sell commercial airtime for WSNS-TV and all station multi-platform initiatives
creation of new marketing opportunities and promotional ad products that enable the ad sales team to sell progressive digital advertising solutions
highly motivated creative thinker who has the skills and ideas to help our network expand
manage and develop a diverse account list across key categories by creating, selling and delivering cross-platform marketing programs for clients
lead Razorfish client engagements, from small, innovative projects to larger integrated end-to-end solutions
manages and leads Creative Directors to improve their work and develop continuous thought leadership for their teams and clients
manages client relationship (generally 1-2 clients), marketing efforts and a client level P&L
serve as lead strategist for one of Razorfish’s most important client relationships; manage team of 3-4 senior digital strategists as direct reports
lead the development of the information architecture and content strategy of transactional, informational, and marketing websites
makes service calls on existing clients to achieve customer satisfaction and develop new business opportunities
manage client service calls to achieve customer satisfaction and develop new business opportunities
provides deep insight into internal and external factors affecting the client’s business, marketing, and digital presence
collaborating with creative team members to determine the conceptual and copy direction of branding and advertising initiatives
direct, coordinate and review the work of the project Art team and other internal and external content creators to ensure highest asset quality and unity of visual style
oversees the interview segments, in addition to weekend guests and special projects
booking guests for live daily interviews in addition to special projects
development and implementation of strategy along with the Senior Vice President of Sales, Distribution & Marketing
responsible for editing text, writing headlines, and updating content for the Fox Sports site
coordinate efficiencies of creative materials and workflow in marketing department for distribution in all sales of various delivery formats
administrative support and all day-to-day job responsibilities for the Music Director
providing strategic and analytical guidance in support of sales, marketing, and platform performance
generating, analyzing and communicating sales proposals to the sales organization for presentation to Advertising Agencies and/or clients
management and growth of relationships with key clients and should be the single point of contact for a defined set of business areas within the Disney ABC Television Group
work with clients and peers to develop a Business Applications strategy that encompasses a diverse group of stakeholders efficiently
manage the financial close and analysis for the Live Well Network
excellent writing, researching, and live reporting skills
aggressively hunting for business as well as maintaining and growing existing business
maintaining and building advertising revenue with a named list of running accounts (in addition to prospecting for new business)
oversee all aspects of CNET TV’s expanding line-up of daily live shows
strategic roadmap, guiding a team of online experience designers
lead a large, cross functional game team to a timely and successful project launch and management of a live product
primary contact and ultimate point of accountability with Razorfish’s clients
analyze business requirements, procedures and problems and apply solutions in line with business requirements of clients
serve as an idea generator, a pitch master, a teacher, a mentor, and a touchstone to help assure creative excellence among the creative team
create measurement plans, recommend data collection methods spanning all touch points of the digital engagement, performing or evaluating statistical analysis to glean quantitative insights, and report results back in an actionable manner
~ RECAP: THIS WEEK’S CYNOPSIS CLASSIFIEDS & INTERNSHIPS ~
ATTENTION JOB RECRUITERS FOR THE TELEVISION AND ADVERTISING INDUSTRY – send us your contact information so we can begin to build a database for referrals. We get people all the time around the country asking us for names of local recruiters. Help us out – send us your contact information, name, company, address, phone, email and fax. NY and LA are great, but we also need names of firms in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, DC, and elsewhere. We have people to send you! Email your info to [email protected].
JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC/PROD MGR/OOH Dig Net/NYC: Handle element intake, schedule, traffic & prgrmng of content. Need to be great w detail & have traffic & prod mgmt bknd. Software skills important. Cover/resume: [email protected] (11/13)
JOB OPENING: DRUPAL DEVELOPER/Odyssey Networks/NY: with strong HTML/CSS and online video exp. New Media Org seeking web developer with strong Drupal skills. Online video exp necessary. Resumes: [email protected] (11/13)
JOB OPENING: PROGRAM MGR/KTVU/San Fran Bay Area: Dept head level position. Dvlp prgrm sched w/ highest saleable ratings at the lowest possible cost. B.A. degree & 6yrs exp related exp req’d. Resume: [email protected] (EOE) (11/12)
JOB OPENING: ACCT EXECUTIVE/TV Guide.com/Chicago: AE w/2+ yrs digital ad sales exp, preferably in media/entertainment. Consumer exp a must. Competitive salary commensurate w/ exp & excellent benefits prgm. [email protected] (11/12)
JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT MANAGER/SIRIUS XM Radio/NY: Maintain and develop new business for radio advertising sales. Min. 3-7 yrs acct. mgt. exp. in ad sales. Travel required. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply at http://www.sirius.com/careers (11/11)
JOB OPENING: SVP LOCAL SALES/WorldNow/NYC: 5+ years of Television sales with proven sales track record, manage sales and production teams, travel required. See full posting at www.worldnow.com , email [email protected] (11/11)
JOB OPENING: SALES DIRECTOR/The Hollywood Reporter/NY: direct/coord sales for TV cat. 5-7 yrs sales exp in print/digital. Possess sr. relationships, self starter, fast paced environment. Resume to [email protected] (11/11)
JOB OPENING: DIGITAL SALES PRO/EW Scripps Co/Several Mkts: Join its growing media sales team. 2 yrs exp selling Internet, mobile, SEM and video offerings req. College deg pref. Go to http://scripps.com/careers/. EOE (11/11)
JOB OPENING: TALENT COORD/TV ONE LLC/NE/SE: Support talent logistics, compl expense reports, maint talent library; sched meetings; Regional Sales Mgr. NE/SE req. sales/mrkting exp & travel; Visit www.tvoneonline.com (11/11)
JOB OPENING: AP for PBS Docu. on LGBT issues/NYC: Must have bckgrnd in journalism, very extensive archive footage/photo experience, amazing negotiation skills, r&c, show bibles. Starts asap. Cov ltr a must, w/ res [email protected] (11/9)
JOB OPENING: SR. ANALYST,RSRCH/MUSIC CHOICE/NY: Support mktg,prgmg & product initiatives across multi platforms w/ actionable rsrch. BA/BS, + 3-5 yrs relevant media rsrch exp. mandatory. http://musicchoicecareers.iapplicants.com/ (11/9)
JOB OPENING: VP PRGRM PLAN’G & SCHED/NYC: Mng long term strat/prgrm sched BBC America & VOD. Drive ratings growth & Ad Sls rev. Dev dig media opps across multi plat. ID acquisition pot. 5+ yrs exp. www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp (11/9)
JOB OPENING: BIZ AFFAIRS ASSISTANT/Atlas Media/NY: Immediate. Temp to assist with legal/biz. Experience with media contracts. Rez: [email protected] (11/9)
JOB OPENING: SENIOR COORDINATOR, TRAFFIC/SIRIUS XM Radio/NYC: Handle copy assignments, manage daily format changes against traffic logs. 2-3 yrs traffic exp req’d. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply at http://www.sirius.com/careers (11/9)
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].
WINTER/SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: About.com is seeking a PR intern to assist its media relations team with media monitoring, press lists and various administrative duties. E-mail- [email protected] or visit: http://jobs.about.com/ (11/13)
WINTER/SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Start-up online satire website launching in January. Responsibilities:develop marketing plan, coordinate/produce humor content, research, solicit and curate user-generated content. Email: [email protected] (11/9)
~ RECAP: THIS WEEK IN EXECUTIVE MOVES ~
Effective immediately, Jonathan Wald was appointed Executive Producer of CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight launching in January 2011. Most recently, Jonathan was an advisor to AOL on cross-platform programming efforts. Before that from 2006-2009, he was SVP at CNBC in charge of business news programming. Jonathan was also an executive producer of NBC’s Today and Nightly News.
Meredith Corporation expanded the role of Pete Snyder by naming him President of its newly-formed Emerging Markets Group, effective immediately. The new division will house Meredith Integrated Marketing’s current social marketing (New Media Strategies) and mobile marketing (The Hyperfactory) functions. In the future, the unit will also represent the marketing agencies involved with engagement marketing. Pete will continue in his current role as CEO of New Media Strategies in addition to assisting Meredith Integrated Marketing President Martin Reidy and Hyperfactory CEO Derek Handley with goals, direction, sales and marketing for The Hyperfactory. Pete will continue to report to Martin Reidy.
Meredith Corporation moreover named Jack Goldberg as SVP/Chief Technology Officer to develop a technology strategy on behalf of the company to expand digital content and worldwide information platforms. Based at the company’s Des Moines headquarters, Jack will begin his new position November 10 and report to Mike Riggs, EVP/GM, Meredith National Media Group.
Benjamin Gidney joins Merlin Entertainments Group – Midway Attractions, USA East as Financial Controller starting November 11. Benjamin will report directly to Sarah Reed, Finance Director and be located at Madame Tussauds New York office.
Adam Steinman was tapped as VP/Non-Scripted International Development & Sales with Warner Bros. International Television Production. Adam will supervise the adaptation and development of non-scripted programming based on formats and original ideas created by the International Television Production division and other international third party producers. Adam will additionally be involved with finding US producers as production partners and picking up US formats for international purposes. Based in Burbank, Adam will report to Andrew Zein in London, WBITVP’s SVP/Creative Format Development and Sales.
Oil Studios, a multi-platform interactive content studio named Simon Rees as company Chairman. Simon will provide oversight of the ongoing development and growth of the company, working in tandem with Mike Bennett, CEO/Creative Director and Mark McKeown, COO.
Philadelphia-based Red Tettemer is purchasing independent creative firm Stick and Move, also based in Philadelphia, as announced by Red Tettemer’s Steve Red, President/CCO. The newly-merged company will be renamed as Red Tettemer + Partners. Stick and Move founders, Steve O’Connell and Jared Scott will join the new company as Partners with Steve O’Connell becoming Executive Creative Director and Jared Scott as SVP/Accounts. In addition, Carla Mote becomes the new Managing Partner to head Account Management and new business development.
Greg Brodsky was tapped as Marketing Director for the Woodstock Film Festival. Greg has twenty years of experience in marketing such brands as Warner Bros., Madison Square Garden, ESPN and Atlantic Records.
India’s VenSat Tech Services, Pvt. Ltd. (VenSat) is establishing a new US business unit, VenSat America which will be supervised by Ken Silverman as CEO/President. Furthermore, the new entity has added veteran visual effects producer/VFX studio executive John Follmer as EVP/COO. VenSat America will have offices in Los Angeles and New York City. VenSat America will make headway in the US in the areas of motion pictures, television, home entertainment, gaming and mobile entertainment markets and will further develop co-pro deals involving animation, motion comics, VFX and 2D-to-3D conversion services.
R&R Partners elevated Todd Gillins to the newly-created position as VP/Research where he will head all planning, execution and reporting on quantitative, qualitative and secondary research projects for the company’s clients. Jeremy Thompson also advanced to a new position that of Corporate Director/Media and Interactive. Jeremy manages a team of media professionals at all six R&R offices and reports to Fletcher Whitwell, VP/Media and Interactive.
Collins Avenue (A ContentFilm Company) hired Mike Aho as VP/Factual Television and Executive Producer. Mike’s credits include creating High Society with Tinsley Mortimer. In his new role, Mike will oversee development, production and daily management of all departments at Collins Avenue. He will report to Jeff Collins, President.
London-headquartered Naked Communications is expanding further in the US by opening a new office in Minneapolis and Lisa Seward Perry and Amy Sheil were hired as Partners based at the company’s new office.
Tracy Green returns to LMNO Productions in the new role as SVP/Development. Formerly at LMNO Productions from 2001 to 2004, Tracy developed and co-executive produced programs for CBS, NBC and FOX. Since then, Tracy has served in executive roles at Original Productions, Lion Television UK and Belo Communications. LMNO Productions is an independent production company based in Hollywood specializing in reality and non-fiction television content.
Campus Televideo, a provider of custom cable TV, data and voice services to more than 220 colleges and universities across the country, named Rick Nixon as Director/Sales and Marketing. Rick will supervise inside sales operations in addition to brand, trade and media marketing efforts.
Lara Spotts was promoted to VP/East Coast Development at Bravo where she will head all East Coast development encompassing pilots, casting reels and concept development. Lara will remain in New York, reporting to Eli Lehrer, VP/Development, Bravo Media.
Digitas elevated Linda Piggot to EVP/Marketing and Kenneth Parks to EVP/Managing Director for Stamford and Atlanta. Linda is based at Digitas’ New York office and has been with the company since 2003 where she heads the agency’s American Express account and manages the Digitas Mentor Program. Kenneth, who joined Digitas in 1998, will oversee the growth of both the Stamford and Atlanta offices and client relationships in each. Kenneth also supervises the Delta global account.
Elisa Freeman was elevated to SVP/Global Distribution Operations and Education Business with Discovery Communications. Elisa will manage all facets of the company’s distribution operations, execution and compliance globally. Elisa will also head Discovery’s global strategy and business development for Discovery Education.
Communications agency PCI Communications Inc. with offices in New York and Washington handed out four advancements to executives as part of a new restructuring plan and streamlined operational base:
Alyssa Corcoran was bumped to SVP/Communications, TV Networks and Digital Distribution with NBC Universal. Alyssa will continue to be the company’s lead public relations contact for the various distribution teams, overseeing the media and communications efforts for the distribution strategy of content as well as cable networks Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, Oxygen, Syfy, USA Network in addition to the Olympics across all platforms. Alyssa will further continue to be based in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and report jointly to Bridget Baker, President/TV Networks Distribution, NBC Universal and JB Perrette, President/Digital and Affiliate Distribution, NBC Universal.
Turner Sports hired Dave Moll as Senior Director/Business Operations, NCAA Digital and also promoted Alex Vargas to Senior Director/PGATOUR.COM and Justin Williams to Senior Director/NASCAR.COM. Dave and Alex will report to Mark Johnson, VP/Business Operations for PGATOUR.COM and NCAA Digital. Justin will report to Matthew Hong, SVP/GM of Sports Digital, Turner Sports.
As of Monday, Errol Louis will be part of NY1’s political team as Anchor of Inside City Hall. Previously, Errol was with the Daily News as a columnist writing on politics and social affairs and also served on the paper’s editorial board. Errol also formerly hosted The Morning Show, a political radio talk show in New York on AM1600 WWRL.
Andrew C. Jackson is returning to KITV/Honolulu this month to become President/GM. Andrew previously worked at two of Honolulu’s television stations, including KITV, the ABC affiliate owned by Hearst Television. In this new position, Andrew follows Michael Rosenberg who is retiring from KITV after a forty-year career in local television.
Later — John
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