Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Cynopsis: Classified

 

Advantage

10/04/11

Good morning – it’s Tuesday, October 4, 2011, and this is your weekly issue of Cynopsis: Classified Advantage! 

The Crazy Interview

I have mentioned in the past about my interview for a part-time bartending position with an owner of a restaurant.  In preparation, I studied the more obscure drink recipes, the handling of the bottles, the order of the speed racks, and the brand names of all the different types of liquor.  I was prepared.

My interview consisted of one question, “What was on the front page of the paper today?”  I told him and was hired.  Later, as I got to know the owner better, I asked him about the interview.  He said he could teach a monkey how to pour a drink, but he couldn’t teach people how to be interesting.  He felt if you were current with the news, you were a more interesting person that someone who was not.

I always liked that interview, I thought it was unique and intelligent.  But as fond of it as I am, I would not recommend it for any career path jobs.  It’s too glib to have your employment decided on matters like these.

I know an interviewer that would ask the interviewee to do the crossword.  He had a pen and a pencil on his desk.  He would hire the people, not on how well they did the crossword, but by the choice the person made, pen or pencil.  If it was a sales job, he wanted someone who would go for the pen, seeing this as the more assertive, bolder choice.  If the job involved a lot of detail, he wanted to see the person pick up the pencil, meaning to him, that they were more meticulous.

The interviewer told me this over a couple of beers one night and I replied, “What a bunch of crap!”  I was angry.  How could this friend be so cavalier with someone’s future.  Sure, in a world of 140 characters or less, this may seem like a valid, but more importantly to him, a really cool and clever way to pick an employee.  I’m sure there are people who think this man is a genius for coming up with this method, but I don’t. 

I think it’s lazy, condescending and far too near-sighted to make any sense.  What if a person picked the wrong writing utensil, simply because they preferred the color of it?  What if they picked one because it was closer?  There are too many reasons why someone may pick one over the other, without it having to do anything with boldness or being detailed oriented.

So here is my advice, if you find yourself in a gimmicky interview, swing it back to why you should get the job.  Every time the interviewer throws another curve, get him back on topic.  If the interviewer keeps insisting on his gimmicky ways, say how important this job is to you and your family, you don’t want it decided on some trick, but rather on your qualifications, and state them again.  Be firm without raising your voice.  And then wait.  Most of the time, the interviewer will start with more traditional questions, but if he continues with his nonsense, ask for his superior’s name, and if you can talk to them about your concerns about the interview.

Chances are slim you’ll get to talk to anyone else, but you should get the name.  Write this person, through snail mail if you don’t have any other contact information, and without emotion, indicate your concerns about the interview.

Will you get the job? Probably not. I can’t say that you’re probably better off, not in this economy.  So play the games if you need to, but how dependable is your future at a company that hires people under such conditions?

Nest Issue: Start ups

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 ~
Don’t Forget the Most Important Step to Finding Employment: Developing a Job-Search Plan
by Joel Garfinkle

One of the most overlooked aspects of the job-search process is planning.

Most job seekers ignore this important step and focus instead on polishing their resumes and sending them to as many prospects as possible. They look at finding employment as a “numbers game.” If they have 100 resumes in circulation, they figure their chances are significantly better than a competitor who has only mailed out 30 or 40.

Having worked as an executive coach and career consultant for more than a decade, I’ve learned that that just isn’t the case.

People who take the time and make the effort to develop a plan will not only find employment faster, but are likely to find a job that is better suited to their needs and career goals.

Here are five steps in building a strong foundation to enhance your job-search efforts:

1. Make a personal commitment.
If you’re unemployed, looking for a job is a full-time job. Make the commitment that you’re willing to invest the time, energy and discipline required.

2. Develop a list of goals.
This should be more than just “I want a job.” Think about what would be your ideal job. What would make you most happy? What industry would you work in? In what city of part of the country would you like to live?

3. Develop a marketing strategy.
Think of yourself as a product and you are the product manager. What is your competitive advantage? Why should someone hire you? What can you offer that others can’t?

4. Focus on your target market.
Develop a list of companies you would like to work for that would be most likely to hire someone with your specific skill set.

5. Do your homework on each target company.
Read their annual reports or news releases. Find out as much as you can about their needs and challenges and how you can position yourself to help them meet their goals.

Once you’ve taken these steps, you can then tailor your resume and cover letter to match the specific needs of the targeted organization.

Joel Garfinkle is a professional motivational and keynote speaker that is recognized as one of the top 50 executive coaches in America. Not your average, motivational speaker, Joel uses his background in executive coaching, performance improvement, and change management to empower associations and corporate audiences to create more fulfilling work and to achieve their full leadership potential.

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 Joel Garfinkle

I was wondering. It seems that every employer is now looking for someone with a Bachelor’s degree. That was never the case before. Can you shed some light on this?!

More Americans are earning Bachelors’ degrees today than ten-fifteen years ago. In fact, there are so many college-educated workers that many employers will require you to have a Bachelor’s degree or they won’t even consider you for a position.

With so many talented, college-educated employees to choose from, it’s wise for employers to look to hire only those with a degree. Employers are always looking for ways to eliminate 90% of the candidates quickly so they can get down to the final 10% which helps with selecting the final candidate. The best way to eliminate a lot of candidates is to make sure they have a degree.

When interviewing for a position, I get uncomfortable when the HR rep asks “Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?”. I have no idea how to answer this. I do not know what a position leads to. How do I say that I am open minded without seeming unambitious?

For a question like this it’s easy to get off track and talk about things that aren’t relevant. The interviewer wants to know if you have a plan. Make sure you come prepared with specific ideas on the type of plan you have for your own career.

Do you want to advance 2-3 levels? Do you want to manage people? What kind of responsibility would you like to have? Define these questions and you’ll be more prepared when answering this question.

If I am interviewing for a position that is not in my preferred industry do I lie and say I see myself in the industry I am interviewing for? If I am honest, I feel they wouldn’t hire me since I seem I wouldn’t be in it for the long run.

If you are willing to interview for a position that isn’t in your preferred industry, you must be somewhat interested in the job or you wouldn’t be there in the first place. Even if this isn’t your preferred industry, the interviewer doesn’t need to know that. Pursue the job if you’re remotely interested and don’t reveal more than you have to.

Don’t think of the interview process and your answers in the context of how honest you can be. It’s important to omit certain information when it doesn’t benefit you. For example, if you are asked what your GREATEST weakness is, don’t volunteer information that will completely undermine your chances of getting the job.

Instead, select a weakness that doesn’t make you look too bad. Think of the interview as a marketing opportunity. Promote your strongest selling points. When responding to questions, consider how your answer will emphasize your strengths and mitigate your weaknesses or shortcomings.

During Joel’s tenure as an outplacement consultant, he has written many books from topics ranging from Getting Ahead to Find a Job in 14 Days. If you are asking for a raise or negotiating a higher salary, order Get Paid What You’re Worth.

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Community Manager
Current
NYC NY
http://current.com/jobs.htm

supervise and develop projects, guiding the efforts of Current’s digital content team, with particular responsibility to ensure that content projects are delivered on-time and within budget
Director, Online Production
Current
NYC NY
http://current.com/jobs.htm

responsible for conceiving, producing, editing, publishing and promoting both original and repurposed video segments, blog posts and multimedia on a daily basis
Producer, Digital
Current
NYC NY
http://current.com/jobs.htm

manages web site/mobile application development, vendor management and resource management
Senior Product Manager, Digital Media
Current
NYC NY or San Francisco CA
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provide objective and unbiased perspectives on the value of potential business development transactions
Business Analyst   81
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=81

conceiving features and content that enhance the user experience with the show on digital platforms by working with the technology team on the feasibility and timing thereof
Digital Project Manager, BET Music Shows   89
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=89

responsible for overall operations of the departmental processes
Director, OnTV Operations Digital
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=84

work closely with national sales personnel to create and present opportunities for cross-platform online and on-air advertising to agencies and clients
Digital Sales – Account Executive   93
BET Networks
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=93

drive online advertising sales to meet and exceed all sales goals specifically for the Hispanic market
Senior Accountant Executive, Hulu Espanol
Hulu
NYC NY
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

responsible for coding the execution of complex designs and interactions that reflect the creative and art direction provided within the established technical framework
Senior Presentation Layer Developer   9830
Razorfish
NYC NY
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9830/job

project management roles on appropriate tasks
Associate, Global Business Development
Organic
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5102

works with other team members and is responsible for executing specific aspects/work streams with strategic consulting projects, web development efforts, advertising, social media, mobile and emerging platforms marketing plans
Senior Consultant
Organic
NYC NY
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5119

build a fully automated testing and deployment application to manage the testing and deployment of dozens of applications running on thousands of servers globally
Director of Engineering, Integration
AppNexus
NYC  NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

work with product and engineering teams to translate business requirements and product vision into elegant technical design
Product Architect
AppNexus
NYC  NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

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

support and scale a technology stack that is facing ‘hockey stick’ growth in both complexity and volume
VP of Engineering
AppNexus
NYC  NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

responsibilities include maintaining and building financial and business models, analyzing and forecasting financial statements, and helping prepare communications for investors
Financial Analyst (Financial Planning & Analysis)
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

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

proactively engage in new business conversations with online media and technology companies and qualify their ability to be a successful AppNexus client
Senior Sales Executive
AppNexus
NYC  NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

works very closely with NFL Account Executives as in selling and servicing new and existing clients
Sales Service Executive
NFL
NYC NY
https://www.nfl.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showSearchInterface

generate ideas for and produce on-air (off-air campaigns when necessary)
Creative Director   3145BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

serve as the technical manager for all supported mobile platforms and tools including mobile web, messaging, video, and applications on behalf of all NBCU brands and business units
Mobile Technology Manager   3116BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

handle Account Management work with half your time as you are given a list of accounts that you are solely responsible for
Sr. Account Manager (Sales Focused)   3017BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

managing key HR initiatives for a client group, including: workforce planning, performance assessments, compensation planning, staffing, training, and employee opinion survey
Human Resources Leadership Development Program (HRLDP)   3143BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

operate as a Subject Matter Expert for Consumer Products (CP) back-end financial processes, systems, and operations
Senior Manager, Global Consumer Products Business Operations
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

provide a broad range of assessment and recommend services specific to the SAP platform related to controls around the financial reporting process for SOX compliance requirements as well non-Sox business process and IT management controls
SAP Director – Worldwide Compliance
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

follow project through post-production, working with project team to ensure it’s executed as conceived and approved, and within budget
Manager, Post Facility On Air Promos
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

a vital liaison between MTS management, Finance, HR and various business units (inc Paramount and BET) globally in matters relating to the operational governance of MTS
VP MTS Business Operations – Governance
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

support Brand leadership teams through the provision of Monthly / Quarterly / Annual brand P&L analysis & reporting to management team
Finance Director  Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Kids & Family Group
MTV Networks
NYC NY
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strategy, business model, deal-making, project mgmt. across all stakeholders, performance metrics, best practices
Vice President Business Development, MTV World
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

responsible for the Internal Management Reporting and External Financial Reporting To Viacom
Sr. Director Worldwide Reporting
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

manage a defined sales territory and respective quotas and T&E budgets
Account Executive – ESPN High School   5162BR
Walt Disney Corporation
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

manage online advertising efforts with various groups within the organization such as Sales, Marketing, Inventory Management, Site Production, and various technical teams and ensure that advertising customers have comprehensive support and service after close of sale
Account Manager, Ad Operations   444BR
Walt Disney Corporation
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

maintains open lines of communication with the executive producers, from both a creative and business perspective, and also the show talent
Daytime Programming Executive   3927BR
Walt Disney Corporation
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

drive marketing acquisition of all ABC News products and extensions
Director – Marketing ABC News Digital   1243
Walt Disney Corporation
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

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
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work with VP Publicity to develop integrated communications strategies for Digital Syndication, Home Entertainment in North America (U.S. and Canada), and Licensed Consumer Products
Senior Publicity Manager – Digital & Home Entertainment
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

conducts reviews of and analyzes business and information technology processes and prepares essential groundwork for the development of systems
Sr Business Analyst – Enterprise Application Development   9689BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsible for supporting one or more business units in the Children’s/Adult Division from a financial perspective
Financial Analyst   9646BR
Simon & Schuster
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

assists Account Executives in seeking new customers through various prospecting methods
including direct mail, television monitoring, radio monitoring, newspaper monitoring, print monitoring, and internal research tools
National Sales Planner
Comcast
NYC NY
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

guide Sales Strategy Process for Assigned Network Brand(s) in Collaboration with Sales Mgmt, the Brands and Research
Sr. Mgr, Ad Sales Marketing   107837
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

work closely with the larger Scheduling team to understand acquired content needs and strategic vision for the use of Lifetime acquired content as a backbone of the networks’ schedule
VP, Program Acquisitions   106957
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

direct the development of brand and marketing strategies that establish a leadership position for History among its constituencies
SVP, Marketing, History   110640
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

identify, negotiate and manage strategic relationships with media partners globally for distribution of NFL content
Director, International Media Business Development
NFL
NYC NY
https://www.nfl.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showSearchInterface

senior affiliate sales attorney providing legal and strategic support for U.S., Canadian and Caribbean distribution of 10 A+E networks
VP-Distribution Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs   103642
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

overall relationship manager for key Service Providers (Navisite and Cognizant), and is accountable for managing all aspects of HMH’s contractual agreement(s) with these key Service Providers on behalf of HMH and HMH business units
Supplier Management Director   4373
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Boston MA
http://careers.hmhco.com/job/Boston-Supplier-Management-Director-Job-MA-02108/1470088/

makes service calls on existing clients to achieve customer satisfaction and develop new business opportunities
Account Executive   9675BR
CBS Corporation
Hartford CT
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

utilizes broad and deep sports knowledge to ensure that graphics, game notes, anchor scripts and reporter scripts are factually and statistically accurate
International Researcher   5222BR
ESPN
Bristol CT
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

coordinate communication between ESPN.com editors and the digital marketing on both the pre-sale and post-sale side to ensure that sponsorship needs are satisfied
Ad Solutions & Revenue Analyst   4026BR
ESPN
Bristol CT
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

design and perform campaign/line of business analysis, interpret results and develop recommendations for internal and external stakeholders
Senior Analyst
Organic
Washington DC
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4978

oversee production of all morning newscasts on KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV
Morning Executive Producer   9687BR
CBS Corporation
Pittsburgh PA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

provides and conducts trend analysis to support technical business operations, trouble call reductions, financial results, and key business initiatives
Operations Analyst – Technical Operations   38339
Cox Careers
Chesapeake VA, Northern VA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

assist in the managing of the day-to-day operations of ERT’s event’s division, reporting to the Sr. Director of Events
Director of Events, ESPN Regional Television   4861BR
ESPN
Charlotte NC
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

directs the operation and the sales and sales retention functions for video, voice, wireless and data products and services for the residential market and provides sales support where needed for the commercial markets
Sr. Vice President, Residential Sales   38438
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

responsible for managing and resolving all device related trouble issues reported by internal and external customers to timely resolution
Senior Manager, Wireless Product Development   38199
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

generate and distribute multiple inventory snapshots to be used for operational execution
Inventory Analyst, Sales Ops
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.turner.com/careers/#/careers/job-search

responsible for creating and implementing strategic and innovative publicity campaigns for select TNT, TBS and TCM programs
Public Relations Manager, TNT, TBS and TCM
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.turner.com/careers/#/careers/job-search
 
analyzes, develops and presents market research and advertising proposals to support client and/or agencies activities and products
Regional Account Executive
Comcast
Norcross GA
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

prepares monthly financial statements, journal entries, expense accruals, balance account reconciliations, cash flow analysis, inter-company billings and special financial projects
Financial Analyst    FNG0000706
Fox Networks
Ft. Lauderdale FL
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

lead and manage all phases of promo production from start to finish; including but not limited to, creative concept development, scriptwriting, production, postproduction and adaptation to other platforms
Senior Producer   2629BR
NBCUniversal
Hialeah FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

responsible for the general oversight of assigned projects, including driving the overall performance of programs from budgetary to ratings goals
Director Entertainment Production   2630BR
NBCUniversal
Hialeah FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

supervising site-wide compliance and technical support for all aspects of Environmental Health & Safety for UO
Supervisor, Environmental, Health & Safety – Compliance   2731BR
NBCUniversal
Orlando FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

responsible for understanding the needs and gaps of a business partner and to help identify business problem solutions and options
Business Planning Specialist   2253BR
NBCUniversal
Orlando FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

developing and demonstrating functional expertise in all critical areas of value to our clients including SIS, Gradebook, Scheduler, Curriculum, Assessments, Teacher Effectiveness, Professional Development, Reporting and Analytics
Mgr, Professional Development Job   4419
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Orlando FL
http://careers.hmhco.com/job/Orlando-Mgr-2C-Professional-Development-Job-FL-32801/1470086/

work with other Organic leaders to develop methodologies and standards for the delivery of the company’s strategic point of view in the areas of ideation processes, account planning, brand management and consumer motivation in the digital environment
Executive Director, Strategy
Organic
Detroit MI
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4984

drive online advertising sales to meet and exceed all sales goals
Account Executive
Hulu
Chicago IL
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

manages tactical initiatives for the Client’s business; maintains a focus on the short-term deliverables, concurrent with a firm understanding of client’s long-term goals
Account Manager   9720
Razorfish
Chicago IL
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9720/job

handle day-to-day digital and mobile sales management for local sales executives
Digital & Mobile Sales Manager   6004BR
Walt Disney Corporation
Chicago IL
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

own marketing strategy and execution to secure and maintain position as the most recognizable and highly regarded mobile CRM provider in the industry
VP of Marketing
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

develop and execute Vibes’ marketing communications strategy and programs to secure and maintain position as the most recognizable and highly regarded mobile CRM provider in the industry
Director of Marketing Communications
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
Account Manager, Client Service
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 solutions & platform sales
Group Sales Director, Mobile Solutions
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

develop front-to-end data driven strategies that align with Cox Media Sales and Marketings objectives and programs
Senior Marketing Analyst    CM0235
Cox Careers
Tulsa, Oklahoma City OK
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

responsible for the attainment of the revenue goals and must display entrepreneurial skills in creating new revenue opportunities
General Sales Manager   38375
Cox Careers
Tulsa, Oklahoma City OK
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

develop, execute, and adjust strategies for monetizing Cox Media and Cox Communications programs and events to deliver results to Cox Media clients
Marketing Strategist   38406
Cox Careers
Wichita KS
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

proactively engage in new business conversations with online media and technology companies and qualify their ability to be a successful AppNexus client
Senior Sales Executive
AppNexus
Seattle WA
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

provides day-to-day functional management of Account Managers and Senior Account Managers, demonstrating a high-level of proficiency with digital campaign set-up, management, reporting, analysis, and optimization
Manager, Advertising Services   9820
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9820/job

examines records, documents, methods, policies, costs, and other factors to determine if functional areas are conducting operations in accordance with established guidelines, policies, procedures, and governmental and legal requirements
Sr. Business Assurance Analyst
Comcast
Beaverton OR
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

uses advanced engineering skills and knowledge to solve complex development problems and achieve engineering goals
Sr Ad Sales Tech Ops Specialist
Comcast
Denver CO
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

develop and execute original programming including taking pitches, seeking out appropriate programming, evaluating submissions, and developing projects that meet or exceed BET’s standards
Sr. Director of Scripted Programming   79
BET Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BET&cws=1&rid=79

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

participate in various stages of content acquisition process
Business Development – Content
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

manage research projects from start to finish, including consumer tracking, product research, and ad hoc requests
Consumer Insights Research Analyst
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

transform generic, text-heavy presentation into graphically engaging, concise and interactive storytelling experiences
Creative Services Presentation Specialist
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

digging deep into data files, analyzing and calculating internal traffic metrics
Financial Analyst – International
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 Manager
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

hold primary ownership at Hulu for using all means available to maximize audience and success for a group of original and exclusively licensed shows on Hulu.com and Hulu Plus
Project Lead – Original and Exclusive Programming
Hulu
Los Angeles CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

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

perform the same tasks as staff editors, but also carry the extra responsibility of team leadership, as well as ownership of additional special projects
Editor New Media Sr   FNG0000697
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

draft and negotiate digital rights agreements, software license agreements, internet services agreements, application development agreements and other technology based agreements
Director, Legal Affairs   FNG0000709
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

build relationships with key advertising clients to create partnership opportunities
Vice President, Ad Sales Marketing
Comcast
Los Angeles CA
http://www.comcast-, jobs.com/

work closely with DC and XD regional programming executives to optimize creative output of locally-produced original programming
Dir. – Global Animation Original Series   4888BR
Walt Disney Corporation
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

in cooperation with the Vice President, Threat/Vulnerability Assessment and Crisis Management (VP-TVACM), develops policy and strategy to manage crises
Director, Global Crisis Management   1204BR
Walt Disney Corporation
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

partner with Disney sourcing professionals to ensure awareness of and engagement with qualified MWBE suppliers
Director, Supplier Diversity & Sustainability   219BR
Walt Disney Corporation
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

lead in the definition of creative objectives with the highest emphasis on forward-looking design, style, and concept for the NBC Entertainment Marketing department
Vice President, Creative Director   3154BR
NBCUniversal
Universal City CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

responsible for managing relationships with all clubs on the NFL Club Site platform, providing troubleshooting, training, consultation, analysis and best practice recommendations
Account Manager
NFL
Culver City CA
https://www.nfl.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showSearchInterface

responsible for conceptual development and the execution of creative deliverables
Art Director
NFL
Culver City CA
https://www.nfl.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showSearchInterface

help manage and implement the networks strategic marketing and promotions in support of the company’s business plan
Manager of Marketing and Promotions
NFL
Culver City CA
https://www.nfl.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showSearchInterface

develop on-air promotion strategic plans to support programming and marketing priorities utilizing all available metrics and business intelligence
Marketing Media & Scheduling
NFL
Culver City CA
https://www.nfl.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showSearchInterface

responsible for building unique digital media for every film, and will collaborate with other departments that touch digital
Director, Digital Media   FFE0000582
Fox Networks
Century City, CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

organize and develop digital media content & features from conceptual stage to launch for FOXSoccer website and FOXSoccer digital media products
Sr. Product Manager   FNG0000710
Fox Networks
Playa Vista CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

design and build scalable infrastructure to collect and process terabytes of event stream data
Analytics Engineer   551BR
Walt Disney Corporation
Palo Alto CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

serves as the relationship owner on multiple small to mid-tier accounts or one large account
Client Partner (Sr. level Account Director)   9821
Razorfish
San Francisco CA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9821/job

work closely with peers from Media, Search, Social, Creative, and other disciplines to support the vision and strategy established by Account Leadership and flawlessly execute our clients’ online marketing efforts
Digital Account Manager   9699
Razorfish
San Francisco CA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9699/job

responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating Search Engine Optimization plans, strategies, and deliverables for our world-class portfolio of clients
Search Director – SEO
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4794

preparing monthly account reconciliations and related journal entries for close
Senior Accountant
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5065

build creative sourcing strategies to effectively compete for top talent
Director Talent Acquisition   9682BR
CBS Corporation
San Francisco CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

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

JOB OPENING: AE, ITV SALES/Rovi/Chicago: Resp for growing Ad Sales rev in Central Division. Proven performance in new biz dev. Agency & client relationships req’d. 5+ yrs TV/Emerging Media sales exp. To apply: www.rovicorp.com (10/8)

JOB OPENING: DIR, NBC NEWS & MSNBC SALES RESEARCH/NY: Resp. for formulating strategic & customized research plans focused on optimizing & driving revenue. To apply, visit http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/ job# 3075BR (10/8)

JOB OPENING: SVP MKTG/History/NY:Establish brand vision for History nets & provide strat dir to ensure creative drives ratings, usage & brand equity. 10 yrs media, promo, mktg or adv pref in TV/ent. Apply: www.aetn.com/careers.html (10/8)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/INSP/CHARLOTTE NC/NY: Asst w/ pricing/analyzing upfront & scatter pkgs. Interact w/ AEs, Sales Ops, & Rsrch, regarding deal maint. Min 2yrs exp. DealMaker-1 yr exp a must Apply/res: [email protected] (10/8)

JOB OPENING: SR RESEARCH ANALYST/ESPN/NY: coordinate and manage projects focused on cross-media advertising effectiveness research; 1-2 years of research experience  media/agency exp. a +. REQ ID 319775 http://espncareers.com (10/7)

JOB OPENING:  AE, ITV SALES/ROVI/Chicago: Resp for growing Ad Sales rev in Central Division. Proven performance in new biz dev. Agency & client relationships req’d. 5+ yrs TV/Emerging Media sales exp. To apply: www.rovicorp.com (10/7)

JOB OPENING:   EDITOR/GRAPHICS/WRNNTV/RYEBROOK NY: Early AM shift, must be advced in editing systems/software, PC & Mac based. Complex video/audio editing & graphic design. Final Cut Pro & Photoshop skills a must. Res: [email protected] (10/7)

JOB OPENING:  DIR/AD SALES RSRCH/TENNIS CHANNEL/NY:  Exp’d pro to support goals, translate findings into Ad Sls/Mktg stories. 5 yrs exp w/Cable/Ntwrk /Agency req. Nielsen/Excel/PP a must. Tennis knwldg a +.  Res: [email protected] (10/6)
        
JOB OPENING: PRODUCER, DIG MKTG/RANDOM HOUSE/NY: Plan/execute online promos across many of Random House web sites. 2-3 yrs online mktg & digital prod & strong working knwldg of major web editing prgrm. Resume: Jobs@Random House (10/6)

JOB OPENING: ONLINE SALES EXEC/NCC Media/NYC: Prospect, dvlp & close sales for online & Digital Media. Min 5 yrs digital media sales exp. Strong communication and presentation skills. BA/BS pref’d. Resume: [email protected] (10/6)

JOB OPENING: WEB DEVELOPER/WRNN TV/RyeBrook/NY: Perform maintenance updates, troubleshooting. Database programming, XML, Java, Drupal, Adobe skills required. Resume: [email protected] (10/6)

JOB OPENING: DIR, TV PROD DEV & STRATEGY/NBCUniversal/CA: Oversee NBC’s TV digital sell through & subscription VOD businesses across multiple digital partners. 7+ years experience.  Apply at: www.nbcunicareers.com Job#2191BR (10/6)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, OAP/Fox Movie Channel/LA:  QC of on-air materials, asset mgmt & trafficking assets for OAP dept. BA preferred, TV OAP exp is preferred, post-prod knowledge is a plus. www.foxcareers.com (10/6)

JOB OPENING: DIR/MGR-DIVERSITY RECRUITMENT & EARLY CAREER PROGRAM/NY: spearhead dvlpmnt/execution of diversity related recruitment strategies/early career pipeline; ad sls recruitment; 7+yrs recruitment exp; www.discovery.com #4459 (10/6)

JOB OPENING: RECRUITER/LA: Mng full lifecycle FT & temp positions of varying lvls/functions for Discovery & JVs; roll-out multiple projects aimed at mrktg to attract talent; 3+yrs exp corp recruitment; www.discovery.com #4455 (10/6)

JOB OPENING: MKTG DIR/GSTV/NYC: Largest nat’l away from home TV network seeks a creative mktg director with strong exp working closely with advertising sales. Apply at: http://gstv.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-184141.html (10/5)

JOB OPENING: ASST. MGR – SALES, PLANNING & ADMIN/NBCUniversal/Universal City: Provide availability reports on all products available for television licensing in the US. For more info visit: www.nbcunicareers.com job# 2028BR (10/5)

JOB OPENING: SALES SVR EXEC/Univision/NY: Support AE book &steward ad deals. Serve liaison btwn Sls & agencies. Work w/mktg execute adv mktg prgrms. 3-6 yrs media exp, deal maker +, Spanish +. EOE Res [email protected] (10/5)

JOB OPENING:  SALES COORD/Univision/NY: Highly motivated. Mng tasks/srvcng agencies/clients daily basis. Det. oriented/comm/PC & math skills. 1-2 Yrs Media Exp, Deal Maker exp a +, Spanish a +. EOE. Res: [email protected] (10/5)

JOB OPENING: VP RSRCH/DISCOVERY/MD: leads all research efforts & function as ntwrk primary POC; 7+ yrs research exp at either a full service market research firm or major corporation. Media exp preferred; www.discovery.com #4509 (10/4)

JOB OPENING: JR ENGINEER/iNDEMAND/NYC: Troubleshooting, maintenance & upgrading of hardware/software in post-production facility. BA/BS Engineering & 1-2 yrs min yrs exp. Final Cut Pro certification. Apply: [email protected] (10/4)

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 INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:   START ASAP: RESEARCH INTERNS/NYC Production Cmpy:  Interns wanted. One for PBS Doc. Other to rsrch and dvlp new TV show ideas. Please send cvr ltr & resumes [email protected] (10/5)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:  Non-Fiction TV Dev. Internship (NYC): Major TV Prod Co seeking creative interns interested in reality TV and motivated to research, write and develop new ideas for TV series. Res/cov let: [email protected] (10/5)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:    SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING INTERN/Machine Shop Marketing/Beverly Hills: Cutting edge entertainment company needs intern for fall/winter. College Credit. Apply [email protected] (10/5)

~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Former Cox Media Group executive David Shipps takes on the new role as SVP/Business and Alternative Revenue Development with The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC).  David, in this newly-minted role will manage all facets of domestic and international business development activities in addition to seeking new revenue streams on all consumer platforms and devices.  David will report to Jennifer Dangar, EVP/Distribution, Business Development and Marketing, TWCC.

Loren Ruch gains a new position at HGTV as VP/Programming, Partnerships and Special Projects.  Loren will become the lead programming contact working closely with various internal departments in addition to third parties to implement media and ad sales partnerships.  Loren is based at HGTV’s New York office.

Fox Networks (FN) Distribution announced a reorganization of its operations tapping EVP Michael Biard for added distribution responsibilities for all linear and non-linear platforms and SVP/Advanced Services Julie Simon will now report to him.  Michael reports to Mike Hopkins, President. Furthermore, former Lifetime Networks executive Steve Carcano joins FN as SVP/National Accounts where he also reports to Michael Biard and Kris Nielsen-Refs, coming from Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta was hired as VP/Digital Distribution, reporting to Julie Simon. 

Lee Doyle, CEO North America with MEC announced his departure from the agency after 12 years.  Lee is taking on new directions within GroupM and WPP and his new position will be revealed in the near future.  Charles Courtier, CEO Global for MEC will assume management duties for MEC North America until a new CEO is found. 

Just prior to MIPCOM, Sesame Workshop upped Renee Mascara to VP/International Media Distribution.  In her new capacity, Renee will increase the Home Video and International Publishing business in addition to managing the Television Sales and Distribution areas for media platforms globally.  She will also continue to oversee the organization’s presence at trade shows including DISCOP, MIP-TV, MIPCOM and NATPE.

Former Inside Edition’s Investigative Producer, Cindy Galli lands at ABC News’ working with its investigative team headed by Brian Ross.  Cindy was with Inside Edition since 1999.

USA Network elevated Aaron Ford to VP/On-Air Marketing to head the on air marketing group and to oversee all promotional scheduling and planning for USA, Cloo and Universal HD Channels.  Based in New York, Aaron reports to Alexandra Shapiro, SVP/Brand Marketing and Digital. 

Island Def Jam, a unit of Universal Music Group is teaming with A&R executive and producer, Breyon Prescott to launch his Chameleon Entertainment at the company. Breyon will further be the exclusive A&R Consultant for Def Jam Recordings where he will report to Barry Weiss, Chairman/CEO, Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown.  

Michael Dominick was named Director/Local Sponsorship with WNET, parent company of public TV stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 in New York.  Michael will generate local revenue for all of WNET’s businesses and reports to Katherine Schultheis, WNET Managing Director/Local Corporate Sponsorship.

Ken Bettsteller was hired by NBCUniversal International effective immediately as MD/Latin America for Universal Networks International (UNI).  Ken is charged with increasing growth for UNI’s roster of channels in Latin America.  He will report to Belinda Menendez, President/International Television Distribution and Universal Networks International and is based in Miami.

Ricardo de Montreuil advances to VP/Creative Director at mun2 where he will continue to oversee the network’s creative department and manage mun2’s on-air and off-air promotional spots, branding campaigns and more.  He reports to Diana Mogollon, GM, mun2.

Vancouver-based production company Paperny Entertainment (formerly Paperny Films) is expanding by opening a new office in New York this fall.  Lynne Kirby was tapped as EVP/Programming to manage the US operations.  Lynne joins from Discovery Channel.

Effective immediately, Garrett Mullins joins Entertainment Promotions as EVP/Partner and Customer Services.  In his new role, Garrett will head specific areas of the company including partner operations, inside sales and contact centers.  He is also charged with expanding the company’s new media initiatives.  Before joining Entertainment Promotions, Garrett was with the web analytics company, Kantar Media Compete. 

Reveille added three to its executive team:

  • Eric Pankowski as SVP/Creative Affairs will head the development of syndicated programming. He joins from paraMedia inc.
  • Chris Campbell as Executive in Charge/Post Production joins from Mark Burnett Productions.
  • Jake Smith as Executive Director/Branded Entertainment, Digital relocates to Los Angeles from New York. He previously worked for Mindshare Entertainment North America.

Gary E. Knell, the President/CEO of Sesame Workshop was named President/CEO of NPR, as announced by NPR’s Board of Directors.  Gary’s appointment is effective December 1.

Craig Elzas takes on a new position as SVP/Business Development with 4Cite Marketing LLC, effective immediately.  In his new role, Craig will be in charge of teams and he will spearhead strategic development and execution of all sales and marketing initiatives for the company. Based in Denver, Craig reports to Bob Gaito, CEO. 

Later — John
 John Cox for Cynopsis: Classified Advantage
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10.04.11

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