Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

JOB OF THE WEEK


VP, CREATIVE DIR
LOGO
NYC

Work w/SVP mktg to create/maint a distinctive on-air identity for ntwk. BA Deg + 7 – 10 yrs of writing, producing & shooting exp.

Full info/apply HERE.


Cynopsis: Classified Advantage
09.10.13

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, September 10, 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 Paul Cestari, General Manager, Veria Living.
 
What was your first leadership position?
It was with Showtime Networks. There, I really learned the value of management skills and building trust within a team. I learned (and not so easily, I might add) that just because you’re given a leadership role, that doesn’t really mean that you’re a leader. A true leader must work with resources available and get the very best possible performance given the circumstances.  Of course, a good leader must also find good talent, train them, and cultivate them to be good leaders. However, no matter where you are on that spectrum, you must always remain diligent in driving the business through human resources. And because the resources are indeed human, I’ve also learned that it’s important to have your ear trained to focus on real individual needs regarding your staff and their family’s health and wellness needs… a topic that comes up every day for me at Veria Living.
 
What was one of your first management challenges and how did you handle it?
One of my first challenges was when I had to address performance issues, especially being a new manager myself. Fortunately, I have always been able to keep in the forefront of my mind that every employee is an equal person and always deserves the utmost respect and compassion. That said, it’s also my responsibility, as an agent for the organization that I work for, to manage as efficiently as possible. With that in mind, I don’t have the luxury of not addressing a performance issue. I realized early on that it truly is more compassionate to deal with it immediately and directly. Some inexperienced managers shy away from this type of feedback, but I have found it best to engage early and often. I believe that, by doing this, it actually gives everyone the very best chance for success. I also believe that by far the majority of people truly want to do a good job. A little redirection in a timely manner actually allows your team to quickly develop and tackle the challenges at hand.
 
What do you know now about being a leader that you didn’t know early in your career?
I now know that, as a leader in today’s business world, you need to earn the respect of your team. Clearly, respect is not just given. A team that trusts its leader is capable of accomplishing amazing things. Consequently, each member is able to contribute freely and willing to make mistakes knowing that they’re working in an environment that’s collaborative.  On the other hand, earlier in my career, I just expected that my team would trust in me and listen to my direction. The problem with just making that assumption is that you never get to a real level of trust.  Accordingly, you might have compliance, but rarely will you have true commitment.
 
What do you look for in candidates during the interview process?
Obviously, trade skills are required depending on what the role is, but I think one of the most important elements are drive and initiative. As much as people can learn the skills of a particular job, drive really is an innate thing. As long as someone possesses drive, they can typically learn as they go — encountering and overcoming new circumstances and challenges along the way. People with those talents usually manage things well beyond just simply being directed… they are the ones who take ownership of problems and relish the process of finding and implementing creative solutions.


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JOB OPENING: SR WRITER/PROD-ON-AIR PROMOS/YES Network/Stamford CT: 5 yrs exp. Highly-motivated sports enthusiast to dvlp concepts; prod spots/topicals; promotion; sales & mktg materials; oversee all pre/post prod. Res: HERE (9/10)

JOB OPENING: VP RETAIL SALES/NICKELODEON/Bentonville AR: Resp for overall bus. at Walmart & Sam’s to maximize revs. Work w/key licens’g partners. 10+ yrs exp retail sales, retail promos mktg or classic mktg. Details/apply: HERE (9/10) 

JOB OPENING: DIG. INTERACTIVE MGR/WZTV/Nashville: ensure that all digital objectives, incl’g Internet & Mobile, maintain or exceed co. rev growth goals. 3+ yrs media sales exp, w/dig. media strongly pref’d. Full info/apply: HERE (9/10) 

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JOB OPENING: SR RSRCH ANALYST/ESPN/NYC: Will report, track & provide analysis of nat’l & local TV ratings data for the ESPN networks and ESPN on ABC, as well as competitors. Min 1 year exp. Full info/apply: HERE (9/6)
 
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JOB OPENING: DIR, DEVEL/Discovery/MD or NY: Powerhouse devel mind to create/conceptualize high caliber Discovery Channel series/specials/stunts. Hip to trends in male genre nonfic space. Proven track record @prod comp req’d. HERE (9/6) 

JOB OPENING: SALES RESEARCH MANAGER/NYC: Manage sales research for USA. Expertise in Explorer, TVToolbox, Simmons/MRI, Excel, ppt. 4+ years research exp. Apply online HERE (9/6)

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provide the analytical frameworks and strategic insights to identify risk and opportunities associated with the financial planning of the AOL Brand Group, including yearly budgeting and monthly outlooks
CFO, AOL Networks
AOL Networks
NYC NY
http://corp.aol.com/careers

develop and implement an integrated business planning process (including long term planning, annual budgeting, and forecasting) to ensure all stakeholders contribute to the plan and assumptions are appropriately documented
Director of Financial Planning and Analysis
Media Math
NYC NY
http://www.mediamath.com/careers/postings/

drive Revenue in the Agency vertical by partnering closely with Account to scale current business, as well as assisting Sales in closing new strategic Agency and Trading Desk clients
Category Specialist, VP Agency Partnerships
Media Math
NYC NY
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manage and grow relationships with top tier ISP and Portal partnerships
Strategic Partner Lead, ISP and Portals
Google
NYC NY
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partner with Grab’s sales force and business leaders, guiding the development of specific ideas and leading the development of key customer pitches, from RFP requests to upfront meetings to strategy sessions
Director of Sales Development – Digital Video
Grab Media
NYC NY
http://www.grab-media.com/about/careers/

oversee Resource Management, Operations and Delivery departments; Client and Agency Finance Leads will dotted-line report into this person. Develop a framework and environment that encourages a unified team approach across these different disciplines and markets
EVP, Director of North American Operations
Razorfish
Chicago IL
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manages and leads Group Creative Directors and Creative Directors in their efforts to deliver thought leadership and innovative work to their clients
VP, Creative
Razorfish
Chicago IL
http://www.razorfish.com/careers/alljobs.htm

develop and deliver custom presentations on Google Enterprise solutions to organizations that correlate to their business strategies
Enterprise Strategic Account Manager, Manufacturing
Google
Boston MA, Washington DC, Atlanta GA, NYC NY
https://www.google.com/about/jobs/search/

maintain strong direct relationships with key partners, with a focus on Fortune 100 clients who leverage the BlueKai DMP
Strategic Relationship Manager
BlueKai
San Francisco CA
http://www.bluekai.com/careers/

directly manage department managers within a post-sales operations environment
Vice President of Media Operations
Evolve-Media
Los Angeles CA
http://www.evolvemediallc.com/careers

provide full life cycle, high volume recruiting support for a wide range of departments
Senior Recruiter
Hulu
Santa Monica CA
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

develop and execute frontline album releasemarketing planswith a concentrationon consumer-driven marketing
VP, Marketing
Universal Music Group
Hollywood CA
http://www.universalmusic.com/company/jobs

pitch story ideas, arrange and facilitate artist interviews and photo shoots for print and online media
Manager, Publicity
Universal Music Group
Hollywood CA
http://www.universalmusic.com/company/jobs

manage the preparation of U.S. federal, state, local, and international tax filings (both internally and externally prepared)
Tax Director
Vubiquity
Sherman Oaks CA
http://www.vubiquity.com/about-us/careers

support the Product Strategy and Product Planning activities
Sr. Director of Product Management,VOD Services
Vubiquity
Sherman Oaks CA
http://www.vubiquity.com/about-us/careers

provide leadership to the international financial reporting function
International Accounting/Consolidations Manager
Yume
Redwood CA
http://www.yume.com/careers

process stock option grants for new employees as well as refresh grants for new employees
Stock Plan Administrator/Manager
Yume
Redwood CA
http://www.yume.com/careers

establish Blue Kai partnerships with Marketers directly, and agencies
Sales/Business Development Manager
BlueKai
Cupertino CA
http://www.bluekai.com/careers/

refine and standardize sales processes across the organization to improve operational efficiency, sales productivity and customer satisfaction
Vice President, Sales Operations Job
The Active Network
San Diego CA
http://jobs.activenetwork.com/search?q=

develop and maintain ACTIVE Network digital channels including websites, social, and partners to support Business and Corporate initiatives.
Director, Digital Strategy Job
The Active Network
San Diego CA
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~EXECUTIVE MOVES~

Adriana Cisneros has been appointed CEO of media company Cisneros, owner of network Venevision. The third generation to lead the Venezuelan company, Cisneros was previously its Vice Chairman and Director of Strategy. 

Relativity Media‘s EVP of Development and Series for its RelativityREAL arm, Elizabeth Porter, has left the company. Before joining Relativity in November, Porter was SVP Specials and Talent Development at Comedy Central. No replacement has been named.

CEO of Endemol North America David Goldberg is vacating the position in December, calling the decision “bittersweet.” He will continue to consult on syndicated talker Steve Harvey. A successor has not been named.

Music distributor Vevo has tapped Jonathan Carson as its Chief Revenue Officer. Carson was previously Nielsen‘s CEO, Digital.

Geoff Hill has been named Editor of U.K.’s  ITV News, following the departure of Deborah Turness, now President of NBC News. Hill had been Editor of Channel 5 News.

Discovery and TLC Networks has appointed Nancy Daniels General Manager, TLC. She had been SVP, Production and Development for TLC.

ITV Studios CEO Paul Buccieri will serve as President and CEO of the newly formed ITV Studios U.S. Group, while continuing as Managing Director of ITV Studios International. Julie Meldal-Johnson was promoted to Executive VP of Operations and Ivan Garel-Jones to Executive VP of Business Affairs of the company, formed after the acquisition of Gurney Productions (Duck Dynasty), High Noon Entertainment (Cake Boss) and Thinkfactory Media (Hatfields & McCoys).

JoAnn Alfano has been tapped by NBCU International Television Production as Executive Vice President, Scripted Programming. Alfano, who starts in October, will oversee the development and production of scripted programming and manage the division’s partnerships with Working Title Television and Lark Productions. Previously, Alfano was President of Television at Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

Robert Blair and Jim Brehm have been promoted to Executive Vice President, Warner Bros International Television Distribution. David Decker has been bumped up to Executive Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs. Previously, Blair was SVP, Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa; Brehm was SVP, Sales in Canada, Asia Pacific and Latin America, and Decker served as EVP, Business and Legal Affairs in the company’s domestic operations.

MGM‘s Michael Brown has been upped to Executive Vice President Worldwide Marketing, from EVP Marketing. In Brown’s new position he adds film marketing to his duties overseeing TV and home entertainment.

Ryan Seacrest Productions has named Jason Sarlanis its Senior Vice President of Development and Vanessa Grunstein the Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs. Sarlanis was an original programming exec at E!, where he helped launch franchises like Keeping Up with the Kardashians (a Seacrest production). Grunstein joins the company after serving as Director of Business Affairs at NBCUniversal.

Temple Street Productions has appointed Carlos Pacheco as Director, Partnerships at Boat Rockers Studios, located in Toronto. Before joining Boat Rockers, Pacheco was Digital Director at Just For Laughs.

Joanna Webb joins Canadian producer and distributor Shaftesbury as Senior Vice President, Content Strategy. She most recently served as Managing Director of Mojojo Media.

Discovery Channel has promoted Denise Contis to Executive Vice President, Production and Development – West Coast. She replaces Nancy Daniels, who was promoted to General Manager of TLC. Contis had been SVP, Production and Development for Discovery.

Danny Villa has been tapped to serve as Executive Vice President of newly-launched, LA-based MME/Filmpool USA. The studio will adapt formats from its German-based parent company, MME/Filmpool. Previously, Villa launched the U.S. operation for TwoFour America.

PR agency The Lippin Group upped Donald Ciaramella to President of Corporate Communications. He had served as EVP Corporate Communications.

Agency 2C Media has named Brian Eloe its Creative Director. Previously Eloe was Creative Director of Impossible.

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Cynopsis 06/12/24: “The Boys” to wrap with “gory” season five

"The Boys" to end with "gory" season five

Wednesday June 12, 2024 Today’s Premieres Apple TV+: Presumed Innocent Fyi: Real Estate King at 9p Netflix: King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch; My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman IN THE NEWS Deal or no deal? National Amusements has ended merger discussions with David Ellison’s Skydance Media. The proposed deal called for […]

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