Tuesday, September 28th, 2010


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Cynopsis: Classified Advantage
09.28.10

Good morning – it’s Tuesday, September 28, 2010, and this is your weekly issue of Cyn opsis: Classified Advantage! This edition includes the top job listings in the Television, Media and Ad Agency markets, professional development advice from national experts, your Q & A’s with our experts, and a summary of executive moves among top companies. 

Mirroring

I was a Health & Physical Education major in college.  Many of the core professors outside of my major considered all H & PE majors, idiots.  And to be fair, many of us were.  The professors contempt for us was not hidden or shied away from.  It was brutal and constant.  It was an upsetting and depressing experience.  Until one wonderful English professor suggested that I use their own ignorance against them.  Play the stupid jock yet hand in good work.  She said, “they’ll either reward you greatly, or think you were cheating.”  She was right. 

Bad people stereotype, good people make assumptions.  It may sound different but the end result is the same.  Each are creating a simplified and standardize images.

When you go for an interview, the interviewer makes assumptions (stereotypes) about how good of a worker you’ll be based on what you say and how you say it, your appearance, your manner and your resume/cover letter.  Instead of being appalled, use it to your advantage.  Learn everything you can about the company and it’s culture.  Become the person that the interviewer envisions as the perfect employee through dress, appearance and vocabulary.  Come across like you’ve been working there for years.  Make the interviewer comfortable with you.

One of the best ways of achieving this is by mirroring, an advanced form of non verbal communication.  Mirroring occurs when one person copies another person, including but not limited to: gestures, body movements, expressions, language and pitch and tone of voice. It can often be observed among close friends or couples.  No Groucho and Harpo Marx with a fake mirror; it’s a subtle and delayed (about 10 seconds) movement that resembles though, is not an exact copy, of the other person’s body language.  It’s important to note that while your gestures are conscious ones, theirs will be sub-conscious. If your attempts to mirror become obvious, the other person will suddenly feel uncomfortable with their own movements and then, very uncomfortable with you, you will achieve the exact opposite of what you wanted.

This technique works because it’s what naturally occurs when people bond.  It’s harder than it seems, so practice, a lot.  Successful salesmen have been using this technique for years.  When you’re proficient at  mirroring, once into a conversation, you can introduce a new gesture that has yet to be used.  If the other person responds by copying the gesture, you have started the bonding process and are closer to getting the job or closing the sale.

Next week: My Friend Bob

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 ~
How to build your career using social networks
by Gena Yuvette Davis

If you are looking to advance your career, make business connections, or even keep your eyes open for new job opportunities, social media is rapidly becoming the go-to tool. These days, more and more recruiters, hiring managers and decision makers are using social media regularly to search for talent. Just think – it was only 2007 when social networks took off.  Now memberships around the world are in the multi-millions.  At last check, Facebook had more than 400 million users worldwide and in Los Angeles specifically, it is estimated to be about 1/10 of that.

In order to build, grow and sustain your career, you need to create a strategy; and using social networks is a key tactic. So, how do you build your career using social networks? Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Take a good look at where you are today. Think about these things: Who are you?
  • Where do you see yourself? What are your goals and passions? What does your current network look like? You can’t create a social networking strategy until you take a good look at where you are now and where you want to go.
  • Develop your personal brand (see article ‘How to create a brand called you’). In terms of social media, build and manage your digital assets so that others can discover and connect with you easily. Consider writing a blog, posting an article, commenting on an existing article or create a webinar, video blog or tele-seminar.  All of these things help build your personal brand and give you much credibility in your field.
  • Choose social media tools that are right for you. Consider having two profiles.  Use one social network only for family and friends and use other social networking tools for your career. LinkedIN, for example, is a great tool for career and business people.  It is also one of THE social media tools that potential employers utilize to source potential candidates.
  • Monitor your online reputation.  This is one of the most important things you can do.  Google your name and review your social networks to see what others are saying about you. Utilize tools such as Google Alerts to keep track every time your name is mentioned.

Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary to be on every social media network site known to man.  It is best to be strategic and use social media networks wisely. Recruiters and hiring managers are overwhelmed by sifting through thousands of resumes per day. Choose the right networking tools and use them wisely.  You will build credibility and an online presence that is – classic.

As a certified professional coach and consultant, Gena Yuvette Davis, MBA, has been inspiring and empowering others to be their best selves for the past 8 years. Through True Synergy, Gena mentors and coaches clients in building their personal brand for career, business and corporate success. You can reach Gena at www.mytruesynergy.com or email her at [email protected] .

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 Gena Yuvette Davis

As part of my current Sales & Marketing job search, I’m hoping to relocate from the East Coast to the West Coast. Unfortunately, I’ve had friends tell me that in many cases, larger companies that use resume filters will typically filter out my application right off the bat due to my out-of-town residency, so as to not have to deal with relocation expenses with a new hire. Weather or not a company would be willing to provide a relocation stipend is not necessarily a make-it or break-it requirement for me, since I am so eager to relocate; I’d be willing to negotiate that in the hiring process.

As a result, some have suggested I provide a local address (perhaps a personal friend who currently lives on the West Coast, given their permission) on my resume in order to ensure that I don’t face that initial barrier from ever having my resume and cover letter even seen. If, at that point, I ended up getting a call back, I could then explain my situation and the fact that I’d be willing to fly out for an interview and relocate if/when the time came.

Similar to today’s piece however, I don’t want to have to lie on a resume (even if it is just about my current location) but at the same time, I also don’t want my resume to get filtered due to that single circumstance, which I’m eager to change in the first place.

Any advice on how to handle such a situation?

I am sure that there are some companies, due to budgeting, filter out resumes that are from out of town and if that is the case, those are not the companies for you anyway. However there are many more large companies who are searching for the very best candidates and are willing to search the country (or even the world) for that candidate. Those are the companies that would be for you. In other words, if you resume matches exactly what they are looking for, residency doesn’t matter. I would not advise putting a local address on your resume if you live in another city. It can come off as dishonest to recruiters and put you in a negative light if they wanted to schedule an interview with you. What you should do is write a good cover letter showcasing your qualifications and interest in the role as well as your desire to relocate to the West Coast. Honesty and transparency goes a long way.

For the last 5 weeks I’ve been flooding the internet with my resume and have not received one phone call or email from anyone with interest in hiring me. Assuming I’ve followed all the fundamentals of a perfect resume and cover letter, how do I stand out from the rest? Maybe I should remove my logo from my resume or perhaps add a photo so they have a face with a name. Finally, is it acceptable for graphic designers to add a little subtle color vs. just a black and white document?

Try creating a very targeted strategy for getting your resume out there. “Flooding the internet with your resume” is obviously not working, so try targeting specific industries, a specific job title or a particular interest. Make sure you read the job description and make sure that your resume reflects the requirements. Also, I would suggest making sure your resume resonates with key words that recruiters are looking for such as “internet savvy” or experience with “trend technology.” Use branding titles like, “Dynamic Design Diva” or “Marketer with Moxie” to help your resume stand out a little more. Adding a little color and design elements for designer resumes are fine, but sometimes the formatting doesn’t translate well on some job boards or on a company’s candidates search program. See what the format requirements are and plan accordingly.

I’m applying for jobs online. Many of which specifically state “No Phone Calls.” However, after sending a resume, I typically like to follow up about a week later to ask if the resume was received, if there are specific qualifications the employer is looking for and if there’s something more I can send. Is this okay to do? I’ve received some negative responses and a mention of “The ad said: No calls.” So …  is it appropriate to call even though the ad says “No Phone Calls”???

If the job ad says, “No Phone Calls,” then follow the instructions. If a recruiter or hiring manager is interested in your resume and wants to learn more, they will call you. Calling them is a sure way for them NOT to call you.

As a certified professional coach and consultant, Gena Yuvette Davis, MBA, has been inspiring and empowering others to be their best selves for the past 8 years. You can reach Gena at www.mytruesynergy.com or email her at [email protected] .

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JOB OF THE WEEK …

responsible for all aspects of the production for the 5pm and 10pm daily newscasts

Producer News   1263609
NBC Universal
Houston TX

http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

OTHER INDUSTRY JOBS OF INTEREST …

create ideas based on shows, talent and events for both the NICK brand and Ad Sales to sell to clients
Manager, Integrated Marketing
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

monitor competitive networks, recommending schedule adjustments to achieve ratings goals
Director Programming
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

manage digital research projects across all MTVN Kids and Family brands
Nickelodeon Manager Digital Research
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

develop and execute strategies and programs designed to maximize Nickelodeon revenues at (and from) retail partners
Vice President Retail Marketing, Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

create and prepare dynamic integrated marketing ideas for prospective new partners that leverage the Nickelodeon IP and support channel priorities
Director Integrated Marketing/New Business
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

developing sales strategies for existing accounts, identifying new business prospects and creating and delivering compelling sales presentations
Account Executive-Logo
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

develop strategic digital (mobile and online) partnerships with companies accessing the entire MTVN Digital portfolio
Digital/Mobile Sales & Marketing
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

oversee Accounting and Reporting function within the JV support organization acting as a liaison between MTVN and the JV
Vice President, Finance & Accounting
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

lead the team dedicated to developing compelling and innovative on and off-channel marketing partnerships for non-traditional new business ad sales partners
Vice President, Integrated Marketing/New Business
MTV Networks
NYC NY
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

assisting segment producers with locating, viewing, and editing videotape for broadcast
Assoc Producer News   1263881
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

responsible for developing the tone and the voice for existing sites and new launches
Senior Editor, Lifegoesstrong.com   1263579
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

managing agencies & clients relationships through day-to-day contact
Account Executive, MSNBC   1263574
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

structure, negotiate, document and close acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures (primarily international)
Corporate & Transactions Counsel   1263450
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

develop new business for WNBC and NBC Local Media through a variety of NBC Local Media platforms including on-air, on-line, and out of home assets
Account Manager Business Development   1263130
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

responsible for all aspects of global archives sales
VP, Archives Sales & Strategy, NBC News   1263024
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

analyze and interpret syndicated data across NBCU Local Media markets to generate consumer insights & support our sales organization
Research Analyst   1262090
NBC Universal
NYC NY
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

partner with Sales and Product teams to identify revenue opportunities and develop, package and sell breakthrough advertising/marketing solutions, balancing ad solutions with the objectives and priorities of the business unit’s sites
Sales Program Manager   6017BR
CBS Interactive
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

utilizing Research marketing and presentation tools to actively position existing and new CBS Television Distribution programming to a senior list of New York based advertising agency buyers, planners, and clients
Vice President, Media Sales   5501BR
CBS Television Distribution
NYC NY
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

creation of research materials in support of advertising sales efforts for ESPN Customer Marketing and Sales across multiple media
Senior Research Analyst   264375
ESPN
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

develop a product strategy and roadmap for ESPN Mobile Web
Director Product Management, ESPN Mobile Web   264083
ESPN
NYC NY
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

managing the delivery team, and developing and managing project/program schedules, scope and budgets (including project P&Ls)
Senior Associate, Delivery Management
Organic
Toronto Canada
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4461

supervise newsroom personnel and editorial content
Assistant News Director   1263938
NBC Universal
Hartford CT
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

responsible for assisting in the promoting and increasing awareness of CNBC
Public Relations Coordinator   1264117
NBC Universal
Englewood Cliffs NJ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

supervises and oversees the program, which runs daily
Executive Producer   1264106
NBC Universal
Englewood Cliffs NJ
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

develop solid client relations, contribute to the development of digital strategies, communicate and justify conceptual and directional choices
Associate Creative Director   7782
Razorfish
Philadelphia PA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/7782/job

develop concepts for interactive marketing communication programs, new-business proposals and presentations
Art Director   7784
Razorfish
Philadelphia PA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/7784/job

program cash planning & forecasting for the 600-800 programs that are in various stages of execution or development at any given time
Sr. Financial Analyst   NG20899
Fox Cable Networks Channels
Washington DC
http://www.foxcareers.com /

gather client business objectives and create Business Requirement Documentation
Strategic Implementation Consultant, SAS   120281BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

vetting correspondent’ scripts for all CNN platforms
Row Executive Producer-CNN   120358BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

assignment editor for affiliates by assisting the Senior Producer in deciding and executing coverage for that audience
Newsource Assignment Editor/Prod   120357BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

focus on all aspects of domestic newsgathering including editorial content, affiliate relations, logistics, internal communications with CNN networks and services and cost control
Sr. Assignment Editor-Regional   120356BR
Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta GA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

facilitate addressing of employee concerns with appropriate leaders
Human Resource Manager
Organic
Detroit MI
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4473

implementation of the presentation tier of complex web applications
Senior Solutions Developer (Contract)
Organic
Detroit MI
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4460

successful delivery of large-scale client engagements and/or multiple smaller engagements for a single client
Manager, Engagement Management
Organic
Detroit MI
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4346

successful delivery of large-scale client engagements and/or multiple smaller engagements for a single client
Associate, Delivery Management (Contract)
Organic
Detroit MI
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4363

operations and execution of the Creative Department and for overseeing development of the Creative Department process, methodology, deliverables and budget
Group Creative Director
Organic
Detroit MI
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4163

executing solid designs that speak to the creative and art direction provided
Senior Designer / Art Director
Organic
Detroit MI
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4406

responsible for the sale of television commercial time and online advertising on WCCO.com
Account Executive   6207BR
CBS Television Stations
Minneapolis MN
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

generate and deliver news morning news feature reports on air and online
Reporter WCCO-TV   6474BR
CBS Television Stations
Minneapolis MN
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

create compelling internet advertising and station presentations
Internet Content Designer WCCO-TV   5533BR
CBS Television Stations
Minneapolis MN
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

gather information about news stories and deliver information on-air during newscasts
Reporter, WBBM-TV   6533BR
CBS Television Stations
Chicago IL
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25084&siteid=5129

overall editorial content on all platforms produced by WMAQ, NBC Chicago, including but not limited to Out-of-Home, web, and on-air broadcast
DayPart Manager   1264194
NBC Universal
Chicago IL
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

produce a live newscast with fast-paced creative writing and multiple live elements
Newscast Producer   1263598
NBC Universal
Fort Worth TX
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

provide regular and consistent engagement with clients around all aspects of social programming
Associate Director, Social Media   7781
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/7781/job

develop the key insights that will drive smart interactive marketing campaigns through a deep understanding of the consumer and the client’s business
Senior Account Planner   7786
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/7786/job

ensuring media strategies and deliverables meet or exceed the strategic requirements of the client and Razorfish’s quality standards
Media Director   7771
Razorfish
Seattle WA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/7771/job

overseeing a group of technical architects that establish and maintain technology standards
Director, Architecture   264061
DCAT
Seattle WA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

translate business needs to clear, clean system abstractions, and to map those abstractions to concrete software architecture
Solutions Architect   264474
DIMG
Seattle WA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

creating and executing project plans for multiple projects
Contract Director, Project Management, Video   FOX00000T
Fox Digital Media
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

responsible for editing text, writing headlines, and updating content for the Fox Sports site
Copy Editor   FNG0000012
FOXSports.com
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

supervises a team responsible for editing text, writing headlines, and updating content for the Fox Sports site, including making assignments and making news judgment decisions
Copy Chief   FNG0000008
FOXSports.com
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

direct and control employee communications and activities for the company
Vice President, Employee Communication & Activities   FFE0000008
Fox Group
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

develops understanding of customer operations and applies it in researching potential solutions
Senior Business Analyst   FFE20586
FOX
Los Angeles
http://www.foxcareers.com /

execution of marketing plans including, but not limited to, sales collateral, online elements, advanced services marketing, presentations, events, and market research
Marketing Coordinator, Affiliate Marketing & Ad Sales   FNG0000004
Fox Cable Networks
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

identify and prioritize (along with SVP) all key film properties / brands that should be focused on, and identify timing of launch and sustain activity
VP, Brand Management   FFE18620
20th Century Fox
Los Angeles CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

access and analyze critical media and entertainment trends worldwide
Manager, Corporate Strategy   264154
The Walt Disney Company Burbank, CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

selecting appropriate research design including sampling and methodology
Manager – Research   264391
Disney ABC Cable Networks Group
Burbank CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

approves all Demand Planning and Capacity Management system incident resolutions, change requests and project changes for go-ahead for development and release to production
Manager, Business Process & Analysis   120284BR
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group 
Burbank CA
http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/

lead an organization responsible for the launch, maintenance and development of the casual game portals including Disney.com and the games available on other categories like Disney XD
Executive Producer   264013
DIMG
North Hollywood CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

identification and prioritization of risks, and to help plan, execute and report on all types of audits
Auditor  FFE0000012
FOX TV
Beverly Hills CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

craft, manage and implement communications and media relations press strategies for MTV and its properties
Manager, Communications
MTV Networks
Santa Monica CA
http://www.mtvnetworkscareers.com /

oversees the NBC Bay Area’s sales management team
Vice President, Sales   1263900
NBC Universal
San Jose CA
http://www.nbcunicareers.com /

team mentoring, project planning and estimation as well as risk/issue management and resolution
Manager, Experience Architect (Contract)
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4379

strategic business partner and advisor to senior executives with a solid track record of achievement
VP, Human Resources
Organic
San Francisco CA
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ORGANIC&cws=1&rid=4462

lead analysis of the competitive environment and product metrics to determine the right product suite and feature set to drive traffic and engagement on IGN
Product Manager   NDM0000008
IGN Entertainment
San Francisco CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

evaluate client objectives to develop strategic recommendations
Marketing Manager   FIM20544
IGN Entertainment
San Francisco CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

identify market opportunities and define product vision and strategy
Director, Product Management   FIM18636
IGN Entertainment
San Francisco CA
http://www.foxcareers.com /

source for all levels of digital media planner candidates, User Experience, Creative and Client Engagement
Sourcer   7779
Razorfish
San Francisco CA
https://jobs-razorfish.icims.com/jobs/7779/job

management of DCP’s Disney Living social media platforms on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, including daily updates, editorial calendar management, writing copy, selecting images and assets, moderating and monitoring comments, and responding to inquiries
DCP UGA Public Relations- New Media   264102
DCP
Glendale CA
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html

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


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JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC COORDINATOR/The Hotel Networks/NY: 1+ yrs traffic exp; Load & schedule multi-network commercial logs, maintain commercial library, log recon; Detail-oriented; Team-Player; resumes to [email protected] (10/2)

JOB OPENING: VP, POST DELIVERY/HBO/NYC: Min. 15 years exp. managing staff, post production ops, archival & digital asset mgmt svcs, film & tape re-mastering and long-term asset preservation. Apply: http://bit.ly/d6IsCi (10/2)

JOB OPENING: Film Dist-Operations /NYC: Entry Level, assistant to International Operations dept. Strong PC/Mac, verbal & written comm. skills. Knowledge of Adobe CS a plus. For more info & send resume: [email protected] (10/2)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR DIGITAL MKTG/National Geographic Channel/DC: 10+yrs Digital Mktg exp, leads strategy/execution in srch, social media, paid online media, VOD etc. Must have mgmt skills. Apply www.foxcareers.com ref. FNG20095 (10/2)

JOB OPENING: DIR TRADE MKTG/WE tv/Wedding Channel/NY: 7+yr Trade Mkt, ad sales spnshp, B2B ad exp in Tv/Ent indstry. Creative w/ Strg, presentation, budget & ppl mgmt skils for Multi-plat ad sales envmt. Rez: [email protected] (10/2)

JOB OPENING:  DIR, AD SALES RESEARCH/AETN/NY: Responsible for driving Ad Sales Res initiatives for Lifetime & Lifetime Movie Net.5yrs tv ad sales research exp w/ strong quantitative skills. Apply to: www.aetn.careers.html (10/1)

JOB OPENING:  MEDIA SPRVSRS & PLANNERS/ASSOC MEDIA DIRECTOR/LBi US/NYC:  LBi is growing and is hiring at all levels! Digitally savvy AMD, Media Planners and Supervisors. Please get in touch here: http://www.lbi.com/us/join-lbi/ (10/1)

JOB OPENING:  SPEC PROJECTS MGR/Cynopsis Media/CT/NYC: Manage event coord/mktg prjcts. Strng org & comm skills. Evnt plan’g exp req. Bkgd in TV a +. Adept in MSOffice; basic design skills. Email resume/sal req:  Trish @cynopsis.com (10/1)

JOB OPENING:  SALES MGR, EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL AND MEDIA/PBS DISTRIBUTION/Arlington VA: 5 yrs sales & account mgmt; mktg B2B products to K-12, college or library mkts; new business development; resumes to [email protected] (10/1)

JOB OPENING:  MGR AD-OPPS/WWE/Stamford, CT:  WWE Mng/trblshoot campaigns to ensure full delivery. Tech skills:(HTML,Flash,Web Dev/Design,JavaScrpt,video plyrs) imprtnt! 5+yrs exp.Competitive comp&great benefits. Apply: wwe-careers.com/ (10/1)

JOB OPENING:  MGR,COMM/MTV/LA:  4+yrs PR exp within a TV Network, covering reality based programming a plus! EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (10/1)

JOB OPENING: SR BRDCAST DESIGNER/NY:  Resp for on air design projects w/in the Mktg dept of USA Conceptualize, design, dvlp, execute & animate projs such as ID’s, show opens, animated banners & trailers www.nbcunicareers.com Req#1232656 (9/30)

JOB OPENING: CNBC- MGR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS/NJ: Cultivate/shape alliances incl. concept, deal structure &financials. Maintain/mng relationships w/key partners & expand into new areas of opp. www.nbcunicareers.com Req# 1256058 (9/30)

JOB OPENING:  AD SALES EXEC/NYC-, , Midtown & Encino, LA office:  2yrs + television sales experience. 5 yrs+ advertising industry exp. DRTV Sales pref’d, Per Inquiry a plus. Send resume/salary requirements to [email protected] (9/30)

JOB OPENING:  PRODUCTION ATTY/NYC:  Temp Position Oct 2010  Feb 2011 ATTY post for LIVE syndicated show For preprod review, live on set work, clearance &  fair use transactional must send resume to [email protected] (9/30)

JOB OPENING:  WEB DEVELOPER/Hallmark Channel/Studio City: 3 years web develop. & database management. See full posting and apply @ www.hallmarkchannel.com (9/29)

JOB OPENING:  RESEARCH MGR/Comcast Networks/NYC: 5+ yrs exp in TV Rsrch, Support Ad Sales, create estimates. Nielsen, Star Media, MRI, Simmons; strong PC & interpersonal skills req. www.ecentralmetrics.com/url/?u=6149424085-264 (9/29)

JOB OPENING:  MKTG SOLUTIONS MANAGER/G4/LA:  Job respon. include ideation and execution of multi-platform integration/sponsorship programs. 3-4 yrs exp. in TV mktg/ad sales. Expert in PowerPoint. Apply  [email protected] (9/29)

JOB OPENING:  P.R. PROFESSIONAL/LA: Seeking a P.R. Professional to handle day-to-day publicity for two highly-rated nationally syndicated television newsmagazines. 10-15 years exp in TV Publicity. Resume: [email protected] (9/29)
 
JOB OPENING:  KVOA-TV/TUCSON: Looking for REGIONAL SALES MGR and strong ACCOUNT EXEC who want to join a dynamic team. 2-3 yrs sales/mngmnt exp’ is req’d & college deg’ pref’d. Email Resume: [email protected] and [email protected] (9/29)

JOB OPENING:  WRITER NONBRANDED CAMPAIGN CONCEPTS/Non-Nickelodeon-Branded Adv/NYC: 5+yrs adv or int mktg exp./Problm Solver/Strng listenr & writer/Kwldg of pop cultre, TV, & digi trends. EOE/M/F/D/AAP www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (9/29)

JOB OPENING:  MANAGER, CAMPAIGN CONCEPTS/ Non-Nickelodeon-Branded Adv/NYC:  5+yrs adv or int mktg exp./Problem Solver/Strng listener & writer/Kwldge of pop culture, tv, & digi trends. EOE/M/F/D/AAP Apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (9/29)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH DIR/CAFEMOM/NY: Res. studies for ad prgrms, update synd. res. reports, ad hoc reports for mgmt insight. 5 yrs exp; exp w/comScore or Nielsen NetRating data; Excel, PPoint. More at www.cafemom.com/about/jobs.php (9/28)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/CAFEMOM/NY: Monitor & coordinate prop. res. studies; raw data into insights; 3 yrs exp; exp w/survey writing & analysis; Excel, PPoint, SPSS. More at www.cafemom.com/about/jobs.php (9/28)

JOB OPENING: TV SYND ACCT COORD/NYC: L, OA’s/ Contracts/Signature Follow Up/Fully Executed. Prepare sales presentations TV & Cbl ntwrks. Strong PC/MS, verbal & written comm. skills. For more info & send resume: [email protected] (9/28)

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 INTERNS CREDIT ONLY:  PRODUCTION&POST/NY: Small co w/feature doc commission seeks interns to work closely w/ prod. and dir. on final touches of prod, and all of post. You will be an integral part of the process.Send resume: [email protected] (9/29)

FALL INTERNS CREDIT ONLY:  Corporate Product Rights Intern/CBS/LA:Should have knowledge of PHP Coding and MYSQL Database Development.For credit and must be a student.Apply: www.cbscareers.com and reference #6795BR (9/29)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: MKTG INTERN/Fans Without Footprints/NYC: Interns will work on growth strategies for 3 early-stage green marketing platforms focusing on sports, film/production and fashion industries. Resume: [email protected] (9/28)

~ RECAP: THIS WEEK IN EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

Discovery Communications named Gabriel Sauerhoff as VP/Digital Media Distribution. Gabriel will create and implement distribution strategies for Discovery’s digital assets including mobile, online and other emerging platforms. Gabriel will additionally be in charge of strengthening existing partnerships and spurring new business as well as negotiating agreements with digital distributors. In his new role, Gabriel will report to Rebecca Glashow, SVP/Digital Media Distribution. In his last position, Gabriel was Senior Director/Digital Video Distribution at Disney and ESPN Media Networks.

Sean Reis is the new Senior Producer for CBS News’ The Early Show, effective immediately.  Since 2000, Sean has been a producer and a fill-in supervising producer at NBC’s The Today Show also serving as Matt Lauer’s anchor-producer.

National Geographic Kids Entertainment recently hired Debbie Back as Head/Worldwide Sales to lead global sales. Debbie was previously with Handmade Kids. Jennifer Liang, also formerly with Handmade Kids was added as Senior Director/Sales and Strategy and will work in tandem with Debbie to negotiate domestic and international program sales for National Geographic Kids Entertainment. Jennifer will further supervise all financial areas of the National Geographic Kids division. Both Debbie and Jennifer will be based in New York with Debbie reporting to David Beal, President, National Geographic Entertainment and Jennifer reporting to Debbie Back.

Jonathan Karl was tapped as Senior Political Correspondent for ABC News. Jonathan will cover Capitol Hill as well as the nation’s politics for all ABC broadcasts and platforms.

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) promoted three in its US advertiser sales division:

  • Mark Donohue will now be SVP/US Digital Advertiser Sales heading the sales efforts and partnerships with advertisers aimed at SPT’s digital properties including Crackle.com and Sony PlayStation. Mark reports to Amy Carney, President/US Advertiser Sales, SPT.
  • Paul Brennan was moved up to SVP/US Advertiser Sales with SPT. Paul will be involved with the launch of SPT’s cable ventures such as 3D television network, a joint venture between Sony, Discovery Communications and IMAX; the linear channel FEARnet from SPT, Lionsgate and Comcast; and Sony Pictures’ new hi-def movie channel. Paul reports to Stuart Zimmerman, EVP/US Advertiser Sales, SPT.
  • Maria Dreyer advanced to VP/US Advertiser Sales where she will negotiate and sell broadcast commercial time for programs like Seinfeld and The King of Queens in addition to integration sales initiatives for syndicated series including The Nate Berkus Show among others. Maria also reports to Stuart Zimmerman.

Rich Davis was added at Litton Entertainment as Director/Creative Services and Strategic Planning. Rich will have oversight on all facets of creative services and long-term strategic planning for the company. Prior to this appointment, Rich was head of his own media firm, Davision Media LLC.

Elissa Harman joins Oxygen Media as VP/Consumer Marketing, effective immediately. Elissa will head all consumer marketing initiatives for Oxygen Media, developing promotional efforts and ad campaigns to promote Oxygen’s original programs in addition to media strategy and strategic partnerships. In her new role, she will report to Jane Olson, SVP/Marketing and Brand Strategy. Elissa comes to Oxygen from Comedy Central where she was Director/Consumer Marketing.

Manhattan-based the michael alan group, a non-traditional marketing and event production company, hired Erin Mills, Cresencio Victoria and Elizabeth Walker. Erin previously was a consultant for the company and in her new full-time role she will help grow and diversify the company’s event services and also manage production of bigger programs for current clients. Cresencio and Elizabeth will both assist with daily operations for the company.

Warner Bros. unveiled its management succession plan with Barry Meyer, Chairman/CEO extending his position for two more years through the end of 2013 though Alan Horn as President/COO will depart next April. With Horn leaving, three top studio executives will share the Office of the President and those executives include Jeff Robinov, President/Warner Motion Pictures Group; Bruce Rosenblum, Warner Bros. Television Group President; and Kevin Tsujihara, head of Home Entertainment. All three will jointly oversee the studio with Meyer remaining for two additional years in a transitional period. To date, the company has not announced a strategy to replace Horn’s role as President/COO.

Patricia Torres-Burd was added at HoustonPBS in the newly-created position as Executive Director/Content. Patricia, who joins from Locke Bryan Productions, Inc. will manage the coordination of content development and delivery across multiple platforms.

BBC America named Matt Stein to the new position of VP/Promotions and Creative Services. Matt will oversee the overall creative voice for BBC America’s promotion and advertising across all platforms. Based in New York, Matt will report to Perry Simon, GM, Channels, BBC Worldwide America.

MTV’s Series Development unit hired two bi-coastal executives:

  • Shannon Fitzgerald will become VP/Series Development, East Coast where she will develop the slate of reality programs including 10-spot primetime series and afternoon strip shows. Based in New York City, Shannon reports to Liz Gateley, Head/Series Development.
  • Colin Nash joins as VP/Series Development, West Coast where he will also head 10-spot primetime programming and strip shows in addition to developing internal ideas. Colin is located in Los Angeles, reporting to Lauren Dolgen, SVP/Series Development. Lauren continues to report to Liz Gateley.

Vanessa Hambidge was hired by Petry Media in the new role as VP/Marketing. Previously, Vanessa was with Viacom, Inc. in various positions for more than ten years.

Ryan Flynn moved to Bravo as VP/Production in charge of production for many original series emanating from the East and West Coasts. Ryan will oversee production for The Millionaire Matchmaker, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover and the upcoming Pregnant in Heels. Ryan will be based in Los Angeles reporting to Shari Levine, SVP/Production.

London-based CAKE added three executives to its roster as part of a recent reorganization of its senior management team:

  • Jonathan Dyer becomes Head/Business Affairs in charge of the management of CAKE’s intellectual property rights and oversees the contracts involved with acquisitions for the company’s growing program catalog and the licensing of TV, home entertainment and new media rights for the company’s worldwide partners.
  • Emilie Frelon joins as Head/Finance to manage the company’s further expansion and to assist the structure and the financing of upcoming shows currently in the company’s distribution lineup.
  • David Furness as Marketing Manager will supervise all facets of CAKE’s marketing and communications efforts involving print and design to advertising, budgets and corporate messaging.

Current TV expanded its affiliate sales team by hiring Kristen Dean Hilbert and Diana Stengel who will both have the title of VP/Distribution. Kristen and Diana will have responsibility over increasing and managing the affiliate sales team in addition to developing cross-platform sales strategies.

Former ABC Studios VP/Production Jason Fisher was appointed SVP/Production with AMC beginning this month. Jason will supervise physical production for AMC’s original programs, overseeing each stage from development to delivery. He will particularly be responsible for AMC’s newest original series The Walking Dead and the future drama series The Killing (wt). Based in New York, Jason will report to Joel Stillerman, SVP/Original Programming, Production and Digital Content, AMC.

Former Microsoft Director/Corporate Development Adam Roston joined Glam Media, Inc. as Managing Director/Corporate Development. Adam is charged to run the company’s corporate development initiatives.

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