Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Cynopsis: Classified

 

Advantage

09/20/11

Good morning – it’s Tuesday, September 20, 2011, and this is your weekly issue of Cyn opsis: Classified Advantage! 

A Lesson in Grammer

First of all, unless you’re referring to Frasier, it’s grammar, not grammer.

Here are some of the most common mistakes made in resumes and cover letters.

Less versus Fewer.

Rule of thumb, if you can count the items, use fewer.  If it is a mass noun, something you cannot count individually, use less.   Don’t know if it’s a mass noun or not, if you can make it plural, then it usually is not.

Exceptions: Use the word less when describing distance, time or money.

Common misuse:  Grocery stores- Express lane, 10 Items or Less.  Should be fewer and we know this because items can be counted and made plural.

Affect versus Effect.

Affect means to influence and usually used as a verb.  Affect can also refer to acting in a way you don’t really feel.

Effect is a result, normally a noun.

Exceptions:  Effect can be used as a verb, and this is where is gets confusing.  If you mean to bring about or to accomplish, effect should be used rather than affect.  This is where most people get tripped up.  It is easy to confuse trying to influence something or someone (affect) with trying to bring about something, (effect).

More arcane but still useful; affect can be used as a noun when discussing psychology. “The patient displayed a disagreeable affect.”

Who versus Whom.

Who refers to the subject of the sentence, whom to the object of the sentence.  What if you can’t tell the difference?  If you can substitute he or she, use who.  Use whom when you can substitute with her or him. 

Which versus That.

In a sentence, which generally has a common before it, that doesn’t.  Furthermore, only use that when you have to.  Most writers use it much more than it is required.

Further versus Farther.

Farther is a physical distance, further is not.  When the distinction is not clear, most experts agree that the terms are interchangeable. 

Ending a sentence with a preposition.

Despite what your grammar school teacher taught you, it is fine to end a sentence with a preposition.  There is no rule against it.  Just make sure it is needed.

Overusing That.

The most overused word in the English language.  Whenever you are moved to use the word “that”, ask yourself if the sentence still makes complete sense without it.  If so, it’s not needed and shouldn’t be used.

i.e versus e.g.

I.e. means in other words, e.g. means for example.  Just ask Chili Palmer, he knows.

One last rule for today, it is okay to start a sentence with the word “however” just make sure it has a comma after it.

Next Issue:  When and how to tell your boss they are wrong.

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 ~
What To Do If You Are On The Wrong Career Track
by Michael Pollock

Are you wondering whether the job you are in is the right one?  Are you climbing the ladder of promotion and going through the motions but wondering what happens when you reach the top? Is the ladder leaning against the right wall?

It is easy to question whether you are on the right path, but not always so easy to identify what the right path might be. The search for inspiration can be an exhilarating one.  I recommend it.

Start with friends and colleagues.  Ask them what they do, what keeps them up at night, what a typical day is like, what they are proud of.  Be constantly making yourself notice what potentially is exciting to you.

Read magazines to see what is going on that you may not have been aware of.  Read Fast Company, Wired, Inc. for example.  I like to read them on paper, putting those little arrow stickies on the edge of pages where there is something that catches my fancy so I can come back to it.  But you can also do this online with the same mags and TED Talks and the almost infinite number of industry blogs. 

There are many ways of tagging things online that strike you; I have recently been trying Evernote, which lets me capture and store all sorts of references including my own voice and access them later on my various devices.

Go to networking events  and not just ones that are specific to your industry.  Ask your new acquaintances the same questions you’ve been asking your friends.  You will be amazed how many employers and lines of work you’ve never heard of.

Use the tidbits you’ve picked up to provoke conversations asking perhaps if they know anything about this thing you just read in Wired. Be open to delving into things that seem even just a bit interesting.  The way the media business is going, everything is a part of it  so it can only make you smarter. 

Make this an ongoing project.  It will energize you.  It will expand your horizons.  It will lead you to interesting people and experiences and it will inform your search for the right wall to prop your next ladder against.  Bon voyage. 

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].
 

~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~
Questions from our Readers
Answered by
Michael Pollock

Is it really important to put professional advancement or interests on your resume?     If so, should it be detailed or brief so you can talk to it in the interview?

The purpose of your resume is to get you the interview, so if your professional advancement activities are of good quality and relevant to the position, then you should absolutely include them. The knowledge that you are keen enough to improve your skills is a plus to a discriminating hirer and can set you apart. It demonstrates that you are engaged with your own development and the development of her industry.

As for your interests  insofar as they add breadth and color to the picture you are painting of yourself these can be helpful in separating you from the pack of similarly qualified candidates. But your interests must be consistent with the image of yourself that you want to convey. If you are positioned as an effective team leader for example you will not want to mention your macrame or your stamp collection! On the other hand if you are the captain of a racing yacht that could add a very strong credential.

Detailed or brief, you ask. “Brevity is the soul of wit,” they say. Don’t bog it down in too much detail; it’s not your autobiography. It’s the trailer that you are carefully designing to get you the interview.

I see some resume’s with objectives, what is your take on including them or not in a resume? Thank you so much for your help.

A brief opening statement on your resume is most important  but please do not frame it in terms of your objectives. The hirer is not interested in your objectives nearly as much as he is interested in his own. Your resume must persuade him that you are the perfect solution to his problem, not so much that he is the solution to yours.

Express in two or three sentences how you are exactly the right person to fill his position, and let him know of the unique value you will bring to his company. If your opening salvo hits the nail on the head, he will be enticed to read on to the supporting evidence. But remember, he is not approaching your resume with an interest in meeting your objectives  he is completely focused on his own.

Michael Pollock is President of Pollock Spark ( www.pollockspark.com ). He is an Executive Coach and Consultant to Creative and Media professionals.

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Motion Graphics Artist
Indelible.tv
NYC NY
http://indelible.tv/careers

front-end design from front-end requirement documents (Wireframes, PSDs, etc.) into W3C Validated XHTML/HTML 5 and CSS Layouts
Zend Developer
Indelible.tv
NYC NY
http://indelible.tv/careers

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Senior Broadcast Engineer
Current
NYC
http://current.com/jobs.htm

create and refine dynamic custom sales promotions and sponsorships for major Fortune 200 advertisers
Ad Sales Marketing Manager
Current
NYC
http://current.com/jobs.htm

produce, shoot, edit and publish video to the website and social platforms
Producer, Digital
Current
NYC
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provide objective and unbiased perspectives on the value of potential business development transactions
Business Analyst
BET Networks
NYC
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lead and participate in the design, architecture and development of Java/J2EE solutions based on our new content management system
Senior CMS
BET Networks
NYC
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act as the primary media expert for assigned clients and client service team, including planning and buying of media
Senior Media Planner   9449
Razorfish
NYC NY
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9449/job

contributes as part of the leadership body of a discipline team (could be search, media or social) toward knowledge-sharing, training and personnel development
Director, Performance Marketing   9450
Razorfish
NYC NY
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9450/job

lead and build the end-to-end continuous integration infrastructure of our revolutionary advertising platform
Director of Engineering, Integration
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

lead our next phase of technical growth and expansion
VP of Engineering
AppNexus
NYC  NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

serve as an invaluable business partner to a variety of cross-function global business leaders, including sales, marketing, and client services
VP, Business Operations
AppNexus
NYC  NY
http://www.appnexus.com/careers/jobs/?jvi=oXbBVfwo

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

work 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.showJob&RID=325&CurrentPage=3

work with the National sales team to build and grow our current client list
Account Manager   2947BR
NBCUniversal
NYC
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

explore and evaluate ways to create unique event sponsorship and business development opportunities leveraging the strong brand of the TODAY Show
Senior Director, Business Development , TODAY   2928BR
NBCUniversal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

oversee development and production of all short-form content for Nickelodeon’s websites and other digital channels
Director, content development, Nickelodeon Digital
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

support the strategy and business development group for the MTV Networks Entertainment Group including Comedy Central, Spike, and TV Land channels
Manager, Strategy and Business Development
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

ensures that the Ad Sales teams for MTV Networks are well supported with information systems
Sr. Business Analyst
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

serve as Project Manager/Designer on MTVN/Viacom facility expansions in New York, both large and small
Senior Project Manager/Designer – Design & Construction
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

create new strategies and revenue generating ideas, programs and products for ABC News
ABC News – Senior Vice President – Next   326294
Disney ABC Television Group
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

responsible for overseeing the national sales efforts at two of our ESPN owned and operated radio stations
National Sales Manager   325472
ESPN
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

take the lead in identifying technologies, protocols, work rules and systems that will maximize operational efficiency while simultaneously minimizing cost
Executive Director, Production and Operations, ABC News   322090
Walt Disney Corporation
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

accountable for creating and executing digital extensions of a portfolio of BBC America properties
Digital Producer
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

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

day to day publicity and PR for the Digital and Home Entertainment business, plus Licensed Consumer Products
Senior Publicity Manager – Digital & Home Entertainment
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

plan, develop and implement licensing & brand strategies
Director of Licensed Consumer Products
BBC America
NYC NY
http://www.bbcamerica.com/employment.jsp

help lead strategy and business development activities for the sports vertical at CBS Interactive with a focus on driving current and future revenue and audience growth opportunities
Director Business Development   8935BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsible for supporting the CBSi Sales teams in planning, executing and monitoring the mobile advertising programs of CBSi’s customer base as well as managing CBSi Mobile’s product portfolio
Mobile Media Solutions Manager   9498BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsible for ensuring the data assets are supported by architecture capable of delivering CBS’ strategic goal
VP, Data/Information Architecture   9494BR
CBS Corporation
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsible for preparing and executing a marketing plan in conjunction with the Publisher and Sales Management
Marketing Director
Conde Nast
NYC NY
http://www.condenastcareers.com/home.cfm

ideating, researching and writing integrated marketing proposals for Fairchild Fashion Media properties
Integrated Marketing Position
Conde Nast
NYC NY
http://www.condenastcareers.com/home.cfm

design simple, elegant and intuitive user experiences
Design Director
Conde Nast
NYC NY
http://www.condenastcareers.com/home.cfm

oversee content, writing and production of multiple on-air campaigns, including branded programming, vignettes, promos and other
Creative Director   97432
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

pitch and secure press for Lifetime and LMN programming to create awareness of the networks programming in the consumer press to reach viewers, drive audience tune-in and increase ratings
Director, Publicity   106275
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

oversee research initiatives that provide information and insight to programming and marketing staff and AEN management to support program development, strategic planning, network positioning, scheduling, consumer marketing and brand extension activities
VP, Program & Marketing Research
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

assist the Director with managing all aspects from the initial inspiration to final delivery of promotional integrated marketing campaign
Sr. Writer/Producer   99192
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

develop, create, and drive growth across the Lifetime/LRW schedules
VP – Scheduling & Planning   106869
Lifetime Marketing
NYC NY
http://www.aetn.com/careers.html

proactively engage in new business conversations with the largest 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

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

coordinates efforts across all project management competencies, as required, including development, pre-sales planning, manufacturing and technology development to ensure that discreet project plans knit together
Program Director Job
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Boston MA
http://careers.hmhco.com/job/Boston-Program-Director-Job-MA-02108/1410598/

analyze and draft technical positions on complex accounting transactions and ensure accurate accounting and reporting
Revenue Finance Manager Job
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Boston MA
http://careers.hmhco.com/job/Boston-Manager,-Corporate-Finance-Job-MA-02108/1306185/

responsible for the oversight and management of the financial information in relation to tax compliance
VP, Tax Job
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Boston MA
http://careers.hmhco.com/job/Boston-VP-2C-Tax-Job-MA-02108/1366770/

as defined by geographic territory, sell SkillsTutor products and services to school districts and related institutions
Territory Manager Job
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Westport CT
http://careers.hmhco.com/job/Westport-Territory-Manager-Job-CT-06880/1439129/

leads and reviews the accurate and timely operations, planning and analysis of the International business in Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, etc) and Canada
Senior Manager, Finance   326350
ESPN
Bristol CT
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

responsible for the financial management and execution of projects related to ESPN’s International business
Senior Financial Analyst   324521
ESPN
Bristol CT
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

responsible for providing strategic and operational HR leadership, direction, and expertise for the East Coast Studio Production organization with a client group of 250 employees
HR Director, Broadcast   2944BR
NBCUniversal
Stamford CT
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

manage the PRD review process for all iTV, Games and/or Advertising projects for the Video Business Unit, leveraging already existing process and procedures to ensure all appropriate feedback is incorporated
Sr. Director, Advertising and iTV Content Operations
Comcast
Philadelphia PA
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

identifies key measures, approach and methodologies measuring traditional and digital (online, interactive) marketing campaign success against business objectives
Director, Media Measurement and Analytics
Comcast
Philadelphia PA
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

responsible for assisting the Accounting Manager and Supervisor with financial close activities associated with assigned CHQ Operations business units
Sr. Accountant
Comcast
Philadelphia PA
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

leading a team of professionals, this individual must work closely with senior management, field management teams, and subject matter experts across the enterprise to understand the business goals
Vice President, Talent and Professional Development
Comcast
Philadelphia PA
http://www.comcast-jobs.com/

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

develop and implement the full suite of Business Intelligence solutions: Reports, Frameworks, Data Marts, Cubes
Senior Developer, Digital Ad Sales Reporting
MTV Networks
Nashville TN
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com/jobs-at-mtv-networks/

produces, writes and edits original features and shows
Producer, Original Programming   FNG000664
Fox Networks
Atlanta GA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

works with the Curriculum Manager to design and develop the Training and Development plan for CB in support of current and future technology
Cox Business National Technical Trainer   38180
Cox Careers
Atlanta GA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

provides paralegal support as part of the team providing legal services for the marketing, promotions, PR, and ad sales clients for the TBS, TNT, TCM, and truTV networks and digital properties
Corporate Legal Manager
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.turner.com/careers/#/careers/job-search

lead the design, development, implementation and evaluation of all leadership development programs including those specific to Turner Broadcasting System, Inc
Dir, Exec Development Programs
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.turner.com/careers/#/careers/job-search

promotes, sells, and retains commercial business solutions for voice, data and video
Sales Manager   38046
Cox Careers
Baton Rouge LA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

in charge of the prerecorded programs and responsible for the set up of all cameras in the studio, and in control of every movement on set in order to capture the essence of the show
Director   2598BR
NBCUniversal
Hialeah FL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/

leader in conceptualizing interactive marketing strategy
Director, Strategy
Organic
Detroit MI
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5015

ensure the interactive advertising creative teams are given inspiring, single minded briefs
Senior Account Planner   9664
Razorfish
Chicago IL
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9664/job

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

building the BI team, setting the strategic direction for the team, and managing its day-to-day operations
Director of Business Intelligence
Vibes
Chicago IL
http://www.vibes.com/mobile_marketing_company/careers

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

generates advertising pages and revenue by identifying prospects, developing strategic plans, preparing presentations, negotiating rates and schedules, and communicating results or problems to management
Midwest Director
Conde Nast
Chicago IL
http://www.condenastcareers.com/home.cfm

responsible for selling K-12 technology products and solutions to Schools, School Districts and larger urban opportunities
Account Executive Job
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Cincinnati OH
http://careers.hmhco.com/job/Cincinnati-Account-Executive-Job-OH-45201/1358484/

responsible for day-to-day sales operations and achieving revenue goals
VP Director of Sales   9387BR
CBS Corporation
St. Louis MO
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

plans and coordinates the editorial functions for a project and oversees the main components of that project, including managing the production of individual titles and planning for future projects
Senior Editor Job
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Austin TX
http://careers.hmhco.com/job/Austin-Senior-Editor-Job-TX-73301/1134359/

create and distribute monthly program schedules on deadline, execute and communicate schedule changes
Programming Coordinator   322962
ESPN
Austin TX
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

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

manage and deliver medium-sized projects (3-10 members) on-time and on-budget
Project Manager   9698
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9698/job

serves as the relationship owner on multiple small to mid-tier accounts or one large account
Client Partner   9695
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/9695/job

manages daily activities of the human resources administration leave team that develops, implements and administers leave plans for all divisions of Fox
Manager, HR Administration   FFE0000439
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

play a critical role helping the Fox team manage 3rd-party owned product worldwide
Manager, Finance   FFE0000523
Fox Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com/#/home

handling all patent matters for Hulu, including litigation, pre-litigation, and prosecution
Patent Attorney
Hulu
Los Angeles
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

work closely with FP&A and Content Acquisition teams, both domestic and international
Senior Accountant
Hulu
Los Angeles
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

increase awareness and viewership of shows using various marketing channels
Senior Manager Content Marketing
Hulu
Los Angeles
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

manage and extend our career development/performance management program
Talent Development Lead
Hulu
Los Angeles
http://www.hulu.com/jobs

planning, directing, and executing of sales projects on both a local and national level, in order to meet and/or exceed established sales goals within approved budgets
Vice President of Sales   2949BR
NBCUniversal
Burbank CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

works across the organization to develop business and product strategies, articulate growth recommendations and identify and execute partnership and acquisition opportunities across and within our online and games businesses
Director, Strategy & Business Development   326358
DIMG
North Hollywood CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who.html

high level planning and management of the feature content the digital media team is producing for all its partners
Director of Digital Features
NFL
Culver City CA
https://www.nfl.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=263&CurrentPage=1

leads the development of infrastructure strategy and architecture, service delivery standards, and procedures within the NFL Digital Media Group
Director of Infrastructure
NFL
Culver City CA
https://www.nfl.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=300&CurrentPage=1

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.showJob&RID=250&CurrentPage=1

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

responsible for executing specific aspects/work streams with strategic consulting projects and web development efforts
Senior Consultant
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=5060

collaborating with Sr. Sales Management, Inventory, Product Marketing, Ad Operations, and Finance to set pricing and sales strategy for all ad products between CBSSports.com, Maxpreps.com, and the CBS College Network
Pricing Analyst, Yield Management   9412BR
CBS Corporation
San Francisco CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

responsible for managing a wide-ranging consumer electronics beat at CNET News
Se, nior Writer   8936BR
CBS Corporation
San Francisco CA
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

conducts operational reviews to identify and define opportunities for improved applications of systems, services and processes
Business Intelligence Developer   38018
Cox Careers
San Diego CA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

promotes, sells, and retains commercial business solutions for voice, data and video
Account Executive   37815
Cox Careers
San Diego CA
http://www.cox.com/coxcareer/search.asp

research, develop, write and produce segments that will breakdown the facts when it comes to topical news issues and events
Reporter/Truth Analyst   2957BR
NBCUniversal
San Jose CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/

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JOB OPENING: MEDIA PLANNING MGR/Discovery/FL: 8+yrs exp. Lead team in strategic network planning. Exp w/in media metrics. Guide & gauge campaign perf with effect pre/post report efforts. Mngment exp a must. www.Discovery.com #4312 (9/24)

JOB OPENING: DIR, PROG ADV/HBO/NYC: manages the development and execution of consumer adv and promo plans for HBO Orig Prog. Min 8 yrs brand mktng exp. in entertainment. Apply: http://bit.ly/pyw3xe (9/24)

JOB OPENING: ON-AIR PROMO PREDITOR/NY: Write, produce, edit & direct promos, short form, BTS or interstitial segments. Utilize writing skills and present multiple concepts for each assignment. Apply: disneycareers.com #1250  (9/24)

JOB OPENING: DIR, MKTG/ABC/NY: Lead mktg role for news digital products; leverages consumer insights to drive usage & revenue growth; finds new ways to reach & communicate with our audience. Apply: disneycareers.com #1243  (9/24)

JOB OPENING: SR. DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER/Discovery/FL: 7+yrs exp. , Resp for mngng & expanding dev slate for DSC LATAM Networks, seeking new factual, lifestyle prog ideas, talents & formats, Speak Eng/Sp a must www.Discovery.com #4505   (9/24)

JOB OPENING: ANALYST, DIGITAL AD OPS AD NETWORK/Sony Pictures Television/Culver City CA: Manage ad networks and remnant partnership deals for Crackle, Dr Oz, Nate Berkus and more. Go to sonypicscareers .com /Job code: 205378-033  (9/24)

JOB OPENING: SPONSORSHIP SALES PROFESSIONAL/WRNN-TV/RyeBrook NY: Drive new bus. Dev corp partnerships. 3-5 yrs brdcst sales mngmnt/sponsorship exp w/ a strong analytical, strategic & tactical background.Resume: [email protected]  (9/24)

JOB OPENING: PRICING/PLAN’G ANALYST/Fox Cable Networks/NY: Asst in prod of analytical reports, reconcile prgrmng grids & sales, confirm deal invent. BA/BS & 1-2+ yrs Sales Admin or Plan’g exp pref. Adv Excel req. www.foxcareers.com (9/23)

JOB OPENING: EXEC DIR PRGRM PLANNING & SCHEDULING/ENGLEWOOD CO: Direct all sched. & creative planning activities for Starz & Starz Multiplex. Lead in maximizing brand identity & devlp. scheduling strategies. Apply at www.starz.com (9/23)

JOB OPENING: CREATIVE SVCS PAID INTERNSHIP/truTV/NY: The Creative Services dept seeks a fall intern. Resp include handling tape dub/footage ingest requests & quality control of all promos on ISIS. Apply: www.turnerjobs.com (9/23)

JOB OPENING: RSCH ANALYST/NCM MEDIA NETWORKS/NYC: Prepare sales materials using syndicated & primary rsrch based around ad effectiveness & audience positioning; 1 yr media/agency exp. a +, but not required. Apply:  www.ncm.com (9/23)

JOB OPENING: STORY PRODUCERS & WRITERS/20 West Productions/CHICAGO:  Qualified story prods/writers w/ prior exp scripting reality series. Specifically interested in Spanish-speaking candidates. Res/credits:  [email protected] (9/23)

JOB OPENING: JR. PUBLICIST SYFY/NBCUNIVERSAL/NY: Generate maximum, positive press for Syfy programming. Strong consumer/trade press contacts is a must. 2-3 years of publicity exp is required.Apply: www.nbcunicareers.com (#2970BR) (9/22)

JOB OPENING: MGR, CLOO/CHILLER SALES RSRCH/NBCUNIVERSAL/NY:Mng on-air sales rsrch for Cloo & Chiller cable ntwrks. Knwldg NielsenGalaxy Explorer, TVToolbox, Simmons, MRI, CMR, Excel/PP req’d.Apply: www.nbcunicareers.com (#2970BR) (9/21)

JOB OPENING: EXEC ASST/DT talk show/NY: Orgnzd! Work well under pressure/For show: liaise between control room & studio/maint calendar, show boards & show logs/efficiently handle admin tasks. ABLE START IMMED. [email protected] (9/21)

JOB OPENING: TECH MGR (Freelance)/New York: Develop internet tech based solution for A+E Networks Int’l B2B sites, mobile offering & consumer sites  https://secure.sterlingdirect.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=108917 (9/21)

JOB OPENING: SR.DIG/PRNT DESG/EPIX/NY: Prod,design & conceptualize print & web graphics & promo materials. In-Design,Quark,Illustrator, Photoshp & printing process a must.Poster exp a +. BA & 5+yrs exp. http://corp.epixhd.com/EOE (9/21)

JOB OPENING: FREELANCE PR COORDINATOR/Travel Channel/NY: Highly organized, master juggler, exp. working in TV publicity. Submit resume to: [email protected] (9/21)

JOB OPENING: SYNDICATION SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/Chicago:   Looking for a passionate, self-starter for Midwest sales territory.  Strong negotiation and communication skills needed. Travel required.  Send resume to [email protected] (9/20)

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 & SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: PROD INTERN/WESTCHESTER: will see all facets of tv news production, must be avail 2-3days/week. In News dept, Final Cut exp a +. Must receive credit. Send resume to [email protected] (9/23)

FALL & SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: GRAPHICS INTERN/WESTCHESTER: will learn editing and graphic design, must be avail 2-3days/week. Must receive credit. Send resume to [email protected] (9/23)

FALL & SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: HR INTERN/WESTCHESTER: will see multiple functions of HR dept, must be avail 2-3days/week. Must receive credit. Send resume to [email protected] (9/23)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY. START ASAP: RESEARCH INTERNS/NYC/Production Co: Interns wanted. One for PBS Doc. Other to rsrch and dvlp new TV show ideas. Please send cvr ltr & resumes [email protected] (9/22)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Media firm/Beijing: 40 hrs wkly. Unique/exciting media internship overseas.Includes RT flight to Beijing. Fluent Chinese reqd. Fluent English reqd. Apply: [email protected] (9/22)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDIT ONLY: Interactive SALES INTERN duties will include assisting teams with Optimum Homes & Autos. College credit only, internship unpaid. See full posting and apply to www.cablevision.jobs req 10523BR (9/21)

~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Motion picture studio Gaumont, based in Europe, is expanding into global television production and distribution by launching Gaumont International Television (GIT) based in Los Angeles.  Katie O’Connell and Richard Frankie will head the new LA office as CEO and COO respectively.  Erik Pack who is based out of London will manage International Distribution and Co-Production for Gaumont. 

Maura Fried advanced to VP/Sales with Sportsman Channel up from Director/Distribution Strategy.  Maura has been with the network since 2007. 

Canada’s broadcast distribution and production company, Canamedia added Johanna Samuel as VP/International Co-Productions and Acquisitions.  In her newly-created position, Johanna will be based in Toronto. 

Motricity hired several new Sales Directors to its team: Susana Williams in CA; Tawnya Canales in GA; Max Macias in NY; Brett Prescott in NY; and Jennifer Churchill in NY.  Motricity is a provider of mobile marketing and advertising solutions services. 

Lisa Hudson was appointed Executive Producer of the daily, one-hour news program RightThisMinute by Cox Media Group, Raycom and E.W. Scripps Company.  The weekday show premiered on Monday on more than 40 Cox, Scripps and Raycom stations across the country.  Sony Pictures Television is distributing the series.  The three station group owners, Cox Media Group, Raycom Media, Inc. and The E.W. Scripps Company are teaming with MagicDust Television in the creation and ownership of the series. 

Multimedia studio Electus, an operating business of IAC and founded by Ben Silverman is adding Chris Grant as CEO beginning November 1.  In his new position, Chris will manage the company’s next growth phase across worldwide TV, digital and branded entertainment.  Chris will report directly to Ben Silverman who will continue to oversee all facets of Electus.  Furthermore, Drew Buckley, COO will expand his duties taking charge of all operations including digital, advertising, finance, mergers and acquisitions and managing the company’s Yahoo, Microsoft and Google relationships.  Drew will work closely with Chris and will also report to Ben Silverman.

New York-based marketing agency, Campfire elevated Jason Sutterfield to the newly-minted role as COO up from Head/Production, effective immediately.  Jason will now manage all daily operational functions including production, human resources, partnerships, staffing, processes and infrastructure for the agency.

Media services agency, Maxus is experiencing new growth and is establishing new offices in Los Angeles, Toronto and Mexico City.  The new LA office is opening to primarily service the Universal Studios part of the NBCUniversal account which Maxus won in July in addition to NBCU’s Focus Features unit and VOD offering. Pamela Haupert Sullivan will head the LA office as Managing Director, joining from DDB Entertainment.  For the new Toronto office, Maxus has tapped Ann Stewart as President/Maxus Canada.  Ann joins from Excelerator Media, a Toronto-based GroupM agency.  In Mexico City, Maxus appointed Hugo Gomez as CEO/Maxus Mexico joining from GroupM related agency Mindshare Mexico where he served as COO.  Maxus is one of four global WPP media and marketing agency networks within GroupM, along with MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. 

Eddie Hill was named SVP/Consumer Marketing at BET Networks.  Eddie most recently spearheaded WWE’s consumer marketing activities and in his new position will head all elements of consumer marketing strategies for BET and CENTRIC networks across all platforms.  Based in New York, Eddie reports directly to Vicky Free, EVP/Marketing, BET Networks.  

Former Sony Pictures Television executive Bryan Mu joins NBCUniversal as VP/Program and Primary Research for The Style Network.  Bryan reports to Salaam Coleman Smith, President, The Style Network and to Michael Haggerty, SVP/Research, Bravo and Style Media. 

National Geographic Networks tagged Mike Denby as VP/Eastern Region Ad Sales.  Mike will head the New York-based sales team in charge of both linear and digital sales for National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD.  He reports to Rich Goldfarb, SVP/Media Sales.  For the last eight years, Mike has been with Fox Cables’ FX as AE and most recently as Digital Manager.

Everyday Health, Inc., digital publisher of health information hired Paul Slavin in the new role as SVP/GM, Global News and Everyday Health Studios.  Prior to this appointment, Paul was SVP/New Media at ABC News, a unit of The Walt Disney Co.  At Everyday Health, Paul will report to Goli Sheikholesiami, EVP/Chief Product Officer. 

AMC Networks Inc. hired a slew of new executives for its legal and finance groups related to the company’s recent spin-off from Cablevision Systems Corporation which became effective June 30, 2011.  The new executives consist of:

  • Cliff Bail as SVP/Corporate Legal, reporting to Jamie Gallagher, General Counsel. 
  • Vince Capurso as SVP/Tax, reporting to Sean Sullivan, CFO.
  • James Conboy as SVP/Internal Audit and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance.
  • Joseph Donovan as SVP/Treasurer, reporting to Sean Sullivan, CFO. 
  • John Hsu as SVP/Financial Strategy, reporting to Sean Sullivan, CFO.
  • Anne Kelly as SVP/Corporate Securities and Secretary, reporting to Jamie Gallagher, General Counsel.
  • Antonella Ricciardi as SVP/Controller reporting to John Giraldo, Chief Accounting Officer.
  • Seth Zaslow as SVP/Investor Relations, reporting to Sean Sullivan, CFO.

Steve Pagan joins the research consultancy firm THREE as a Partner.  Steve previously worked for Hall & Partners in New York as a Partner and Division Head. 

Brian Gleason was added at Stephen David Entertainment as CFO to head the company’s financial strategy.  Prior to this appointment, Brian was operations and P&L management at a Fortune 100 company.  In addition, Stephen David Entertainment hired Matthew Fitzgerald as Director/Production to assist with the company’s multiple productions. 

Katz Media Group upped Patrick McGee to VP/Political Sales and Strategy where he will head the company’s political activities for radio in the coming 2012 election year.

Universal Sports named Scott Brown as SVP/General Counsel to manage legal issues encompassing rights acquisitions, network distribution deals, litigation and employment issues.  Based at the company’s Westlake Village, CA offices, Scott will report directly to David Sternberg, Universal Sports CEO.  Scott joins from Fox Cable Networks where he was VP/Business and Legal Affairs. 

Robert Evans is new to Best Boy Entertainment in the role of VP/Distribution, Marketing and Interactive.  Robert heads the company’s global distribution and new media strategy.  Before this new position, Robert was with CBS for 20 years most recently as Sales, Marketing and Operations Manager. 

VEVO tapped Nic Jones as SVP/International to spearhead its global strategy.  Nic, who previously worked for Starcom MediaVest, News Corp, Yahoo! and MSN is based in London. 

Former CBS Television Distribution EVP/Media Sales executive Michael Auerbach joins The Ad Council as EVP/Media.  Michael’s scope includes managing the Ad Council’s Media department involved in securing donated media to support the non-profit organization’s national PSA campaigns. 

Mark Rachesky was tapped as Co-Chairman of the Board at Lionsgate.  Mark owns 37% of the company and he will share the title of Co-Chairman with CEO Jon Feltheimer. 

Current TV appointed Shelley Lewis as EVP/Programming beginning next Monday.  Shelley joins Current TV from PBS where she was Executive Producer on the weekly news magazine Need to Know.  At Current TV, she will report to David Bohrman, President.

Dave Serwatka was elevated to VP/Current and Cross Platform Productions with Bravo Media.  Dave will continue to head the production of many Bravo original series in addition to developing and overseeing production of 360-degree content for Bravo Digital Media. 

ABC News President Ben Sherwood announced Jon Banner, after eight years serving as Executive Producer of ABC World News will take on new oversight as Senior Executive Producer in charge of special division-wide initiatives.  Jon will report to Ben Sherwood.  Furthermore, Michael Corn, who has served as Senior Producer of World News is promoted to Executive Producer for World News with Diane Sawyer

J. John Corbett was hired by Gravity as VFX Supervisory/Design Director based at the company’s New York office.

Effective immediately, Michael Miller was named CMO with the SolutionSet MediaWhiz Partnership.  In his newly-created position, Michael will be based in New York and reports directly to Zain Raj, President/CEO. 

Later — John
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