Tuesday, October 29th, 2013



Build financial models, conduct market research/analyze & identify/negotiate new business opportunities. Bachelors & 3-4 yrs digital exp.

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Good morning. It’s Tuesday, October 29, 2013, and this is your weekly issue of Cynopsis: Classified Advantage!

Welcome to Leadership Lessons, the column that focuses on conversations with senior managers and leaders in the TV world, speaking candidly about their professional journeys and how that informs what they look for when hiring new employees. Today, meet Tom Maney, EVP, Fox Hispanic Media.

What was the first leadership position you ever held?
I was promoted to Director of Sports Sales at KATZ Television in 1992, overseeing three regional offices representing five MLB Teams and five NBA teams for the local stations.

What qualities matter when you’re making a new hire?
I look for “fit” at every level: how that person is going to handle the responsibilities of the position, but more important, how that person is going to work with and complement the existing team members. Character and drive are also very important.

What are the necessary ingredients for a highly functioning team?
I believe it’s the combination of unique differences and individual strengths that makes for a great team, whether in sales or sports. How we work together, how we motivate each other, how we solve problems and develop creative ideas, all come from everyone bringing their different experiences into the process.

If you could only ask one interview question to a potential new employee, what would it be?
If you ask those who I have interviewed, you’d hear that I ask a lot of “non-traditional” questions. In the confines of a short interview, I try to learn as much as I can about the character of the candidate. I ask questions about music, success, failure, and I always ask my favorite question, a hypothetical situation involving driving a sports car on a dark and stormy night.


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JOB OPENING: SR. ANALYST MARKET RESOURCES/DISCOVERY/NY: Sharp mind to track advertiser/category spending and utilize rsrch to gather market intelligence. Turn findings into thoughtful reports/presentations. 3+ yrs media rsrch. Apply. (11/4)

JOB OPENING: SUPERVISING PROD/CONDE NAST/NY: produce & manage innovative content for CNE Digital Channels.Execute on the vision set by the dev lead & EVP on new programs, genres & ways of engaging audiences cross platform. Apply here (11/1)

JOB OPENING: DEVELOPMENT PROD/VULCAN/SEA: Devlp new non-fctn contnt. 5 yrs exp in prgrming at cable ntwrk. Prcjt mgmt., dev exp, undrstnding of TV/production technq. Apply: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?cj=oEF0Xfw0&s=Cynopsis (11/1)

JOB OPENING: STRATEGY & INSIGHTS MGR/Univision/NYC: Find insights, build compelling presentations for adv/internal clients. Knwldge of Simmons/Scarborough type tools. Min 2 yrs mktg at client/agency or media co. Res: [email protected] (11/1)

JOB OPENING: ASSOC PRODUCER/HBO/NY: Assist in producing, publishing & maintaining BO.com/Cinemax.com Original Programming digital experiences. Min of 2 yrs digital exp. Apply http://bit.ly/18HphDZ (10/31)

JOB OPENING: DIR, DIGITAL MARKETING/NICKELODEON/NY: Resp for leading team to support product mktg for mobile games & acquisition for dig biz, supporting new & existing products. 10+ yrs mktg exp. Apply here (10/31)

JOB OPENING: PROD CONSULTANT/LA: Cost consult for an auto dealer group, overseeing the prod of TV & Radio commercials. Auto exp & current knowledge of all costs assoc w/prod & talent req. Cover letter & resume to: [email protected] (10/31)

JOB OPENING: TRAINING SPECIALIST/INVISION/NY: 3-5 yrs. experience. Design & deliver product training: cable, network, ad sales, traffic & addressable. Dealmaker & traffic exp a plus. Excellent presentation skills. Apply HERE (10/31)

JOB OPENING: ART DIR, CHARACTER ART/ILLUSTRATION/NICKELODEON/NY: 8-10 yrs exp.in 2D and 3D illustration. Oversee in-house & external illustrators, 3D modelers & character artists supporting our Consumer Product biz. Apply here (10/31)

JOB OPENING: BUS DEV ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/YUME/NY: Develop/Maintain strategic partnerships & Licensing relationships w/Publishers. 2-5 yrs sales exp req’d. Strong kwldg of advtsg tech solutions. Resumes HERE: [email protected] (10/30)

JOB OPENING: PROJECT DIR-DEST. BIO/VULCAN/SEA: Mng online dest w/multmedia cont. Responsible for strtgy devl, planning, implmnt, reprting in prjct execution. Undrstnd of bio and edu. Exp in hi lev ldrship and desgning intrctv prdct. Apply here (10/30)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES COORD/TV ONE/NY: Work w/AE & Planners w/systms. POC for agencies. Create flowcharts, handle make-good offrs. Liaison btwn traffic & agency. Self strter, mult-tskr, strong org skills.. BA+ 2yrs exp. Resumes HERE [email protected] (10/30)

JOB OPENING: INTEGRATED MKTG MGR/NYC: Ideation, proposal writing, & multi-platform prgrm execution to create high-impact integrated sales strategies for Here Media brands. See heremedia.com/company/careers. Res/salary/work samples here (10/29) 

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL MEDIA PLANNER/NY, NY: Develop/mng. client media plans, provide rec’s and perform analysis for ad agency. Exp. in dig. media planning/buying and client comm’s. F/T, temp to hire. Resume to [email protected] (10/29)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL PRODUCTS ANALYST/iN DEMAND/NYC: Build financial models, conduct market research/analyze & identify/negotiate new business opportunities. Bachelors & 3-4 yrs digital exp. Apply: [email protected] (10/29)

JOB OPENING: PUBLICITY MGR/NICKELODEON/NYC: Mng/execute media relations activity nationwide for our Consumer Products & Digital Media & Interactive bus. BA. 5 yrs publicity exp req’d. Strong relationships w/nat’l/trade. Apply HERE (10/26)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES ASST/UP TV/NY: Recent grad w/previous ad sales/adv internship exp. to asst ad sales dept. Strong Excel & multi-tasking a +. Good comm, interpersonal & organzt’l skills. Res: [email protected] (10/26)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/Outcast Media/NYC: Develop and execute media proposals, Monitor Campaigns, Coordinate btwn Client & Traffic Dept, Need BS+ 2+ years planning exp, Media math, highly organized, strong excel. Apply HERE (10/26) 

JOB OPENING: HBO/FIXED-TERM-ANALYST, AUDIENCE RESEARCH w/benefits/NYC: tracks & reports performance of HBO/MAX programming. Proficient in Nielsen systems, including Galaxy, Explorer, NPower. Apply @ http://bit.ly/17tKoGg (10/26)

JOB OPENING: SR. DIR., SALES RESEARCH/NBCUniversal/NYC: Direct sales research for USA Network. Expertise with Nielsen, Brand Effect/IAG, Simmons/MRI, 7+ yrs rsrch exp. Apply at http://bit.ly/H5qeMT (#12372BR). (10/26)

JOB OPENING: SUPERVISING PRODUCER/COMEDY CENTRAL/NYC: 7+ yrs of digital strategy exp/3yrs in mngmnt. Work w/team of strategists & producers developing and executing the multi-platform strategy & prgrmng. Apply HERE (10/26) 

JOB OPENING: MGR, CONSUMER PRODUCTS MKTG/Nickelodeon/NYC: Resp for dvlpmnt of Nickelodeon Consumer Products cross-category mktg plans in support of retail agnostic campaigns including: TV, Digital, Print, Social Media 5yrs mktg exp. Apply HERE (10/26)

JOB OPENING: RETAIL MARKETING MGR/Nickelodeon/NYC: Idea generation and strategizing marketing campaigns to support CP at retail, and work hand in hand with sales teams to drive revenue. 3-5 years experience in licensing. Apply HERE (10/26)

JOB OPENING: OPS INVENTORY MNGMNT, MGR/LA: Resp for plan’g & procurement of BD & DVD finished goods to meet or exceed timeline expectations in fulfillment of all catalog bus demands for N. America. Success w/Bus & Financial Ops. (FFE0002018) Apply: HERE (10/26) 

JOB OPENING: SR DIR SALES RSCH/NBCU/NYC: Direct sales research for USA Network. Expertise with Nielsen, Brand Effect/IAG, Simmons/MRI, 7+ yrs rsrch exp. (#12372BR). Apply HERE (10/26)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, PARTNER MARKETING/iN DEMAND/NYC: Devlp/execute consumer mktg & ptnrship initiatives, 3-5 yrs mktg exp., strong know of digital & social media. Resume & sal req to: [email protected] (10/25)

JOB OPENING: STRATEGY & INSIGHTS MGR/Univision/NYC: Find insights, build compelling presentations for advertisers/internal clients. Familiarity/knwldg of Simmons/Scarborough type tools. Min 2 yrs mktg at client/agency or media co. Res: [email protected] (10/25)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL AE/CNN/CHI: looking for seasoned Digital AE. 5-7 yrs sales exp req’d. Support CNN & CNNMoney. Create, present proposals to secure business. Dvlp/maintain client & agency relationships. Resumes HERE: [email protected] (10/25)

JOB OPENING: SR DIR/COMEDY CENTRAL/NYC: Dvlp innovative & insightful initiatives in on-air and digital brands in mktplace. 8+ yrs in related media rsrch- linear & non-linear exp is imperative. More info apply HERE (10/25)

JOB OPENING: DIR, BRANDED ENT/ZO Newcast/NYC: 7 yrs exp’d with integrated mktg or ad mktg exp within a TV/Dig Nwk or Br. Ent. Agency. Apply via www.zenithoptimedia-na.com (10/25)

JOB OPENING: SCHEDULING COORD/WETV/NYC: accurate, timely input of all schedules & content related data, track viewer inquiries, conduct competitive analysis. APPLY HERE (10/24)


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Director of Sales Development
Grab Media

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Grab Media

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Strategic Account Manager

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Active Network
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lead a team of Developers in the design and coding phases of a software development project while functioning as the escalation or focal point to resolve technical obstacles to project completion
Hybris Senior Engineer
Chicago IL

educate new and existing partners about our community and products
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Chicago IL

hire great creative talent and provide continuous development and learning opportunities for them
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San Francisco CA

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San Francisco CA

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Square Up
San Francisco CA

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Square Up
San Francisco CA

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San Francisco CA

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Santa Monica CA

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Burbank CA

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Burbank CA

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Maker Studios
Culver City CA

responsible for all aspects of the company’s core technology and infrastructure. Perhaps even more important is your role as the ambassador and leader of the technology culture for the company
SVP, Chief Technology Officer
Santa Monica CA

drive both transformation and continuous improvement in technology, processes and programs for sales effectiveness, capability and productivity to enable ongoing revenue growth
Vice President, Sales Operations
Active Network
San Diego CA


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It’s official: Hulu announced Fox Networks Group President Mike Hopkins is its new CEO. Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar left in March, replaced by acting CEO Andy Forsell, who is now leaving the company.

Eric Sherman has been appointed CEO of health and wellness company Veria Living, overseeing its TV and digital operations. Sherman had been a GM at VH1 and MTV nets and spent the last three years as Steven Tyler’s manager. “With Steven Tyler it was a wild ride. Now I’m working with Veria Living, a brand that helps people lead healthier lives – and the phone doesn’t ring at 3:00am,” he quips.

Laura Masse has been tapped for the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Marketing at NUVOtv. Masse founded marketing consulting firm LBM.

Michael Biard has been named President of Fox Distribution, in charge of strategy, sales and marketing. Biard is a 13-year vet of the company.

Esquire Network made three appointments: Dave Serwatka is Vice President, Current Programming; Jamie French will serve as Vice President, Communications, and Marta Harmon was named Vice President, Marketing. Serwatka had been VP of Current & Cross Platform Productions at Bravo. French previously was VP, Communications at Style, where Harmon had been VP of Consumer Marketing. NBCUniversal replaced Style with Esquire last month.

Fox has tapped Simon Andreae to serve as Executive Vice President of Alternative Entertainment. Andreae started Sony-backed Scarlet Media this summer, after leaving his position as SVP of Development and Production at Discovery.

HBO promoted Casey Bloys and Michael Ellenberg to Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. Bloys and Ellenberg had been SVPs, HBO Entertainment.

Windfall Films appointed two new Executive Producers: Jamie Lochhead and Peter Oxley. Lochhead has been with the company for 10 years; Oxley had been a freelance producer for BBC Science before joining Windfall.

Hilary Estey McLoughlin has been tapped by CBS TV Distribution to serve as President, Creative Affairs. Estey McLoughlin had been at Warner Bros. as President of Telepictures Production until July.

Epix has named Monty Sarham its Executive Vice President of Programming, Acquisitions, Strategy and Enterprises, and Keary Hanan its Senior Vice President, Digital Programming and Production. Sarhan previously served as General Counsel and SVP of WWE; Hanan had been Epix VP, Executive Managing Editor.

Relativity Media hired Ryan D. Friscia as Manager, International Finance. Friscia will provide financial and operational support to Relativity International.

Vivian Schiller has been chosen to fill the newly created position Head of News and Journalism Partnerships at Twitter, effective January. Currently, Schiller is Chief Digital Officer for NBC News.

The revived Tristar Productions announced three hires: David Beaubaire as Executive Vice President, Nicole Brown as Senior Vice President and Lindsay Sloane as Vice President. Beaubaire had been EVP of Production at Paramount, Brown was previously Executive Vice President of Production at Good Universe and Sloane was a producer at Hypnotic.

Starz has promoted Melissa Harper to Senior Vice President, Programming and Richter Hartig to Senior Vice President, Production. Both execs have been with the company since 2006.

Nicolas J. Valls is the EVP of Advertising Sales for the newly-formed Hemisphere Media Group, Inc, which targets the Hispanic TV/cable networks business. Valls will oversee national spot sales for WAPA Television and ad sales for WAPA America. Valls was with Univision for more than 25 years, most recently as an SVP in network sales.

Peter Doyle has been appointed Vice President of the Broadcasters Foundation of America. The foundation’s fundraising events help improve the quality of life for people in need in the broadcast profession.

Joanne Cetrino has joined production studio and on-demand digital network Ora.tv as Senior Vice President, Branded Integration and Media Sales. Cetrino had been Sales Director at NCM.


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