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Cynopsis: Classified Advantage
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.
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] .
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:
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].
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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create ideas based on shows, talent and events for both the NICK brand and Ad Sales to sell to clients
monitor competitive networks, recommending schedule adjustments to achieve ratings goals
manage digital research projects across all MTVN Kids and Family brands
develop and execute strategies and programs designed to maximize Nickelodeon revenues at (and from) retail partners
create and prepare dynamic integrated marketing ideas for prospective new partners that leverage the Nickelodeon IP and support channel priorities
developing sales strategies for existing accounts, identifying new business prospects and creating and delivering compelling sales presentations
develop strategic digital (mobile and online) partnerships with companies accessing the entire MTVN Digital portfolio
oversee Accounting and Reporting function within the JV support organization acting as a liaison between MTVN and the JV
lead the team dedicated to developing compelling and innovative on and off-channel marketing partnerships for non-traditional new business ad sales partners
assisting segment producers with locating, viewing, and editing videotape for broadcast
responsible for developing the tone and the voice for existing sites and new launches
managing agencies & clients relationships through day-to-day contact
structure, negotiate, document and close acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures (primarily international)
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
responsible for all aspects of global archives sales
analyze and interpret syndicated data across NBCU Local Media markets to generate consumer insights & support our sales organization
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
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
creation of research materials in support of advertising sales efforts for ESPN Customer Marketing and Sales across multiple media
develop a product strategy and roadmap for ESPN Mobile Web
managing the delivery team, and developing and managing project/program schedules, scope and budgets (including project P&Ls)
supervise newsroom personnel and editorial content
responsible for assisting in the promoting and increasing awareness of CNBC
supervises and oversees the program, which runs daily
develop solid client relations, contribute to the development of digital strategies, communicate and justify conceptual and directional choices
develop concepts for interactive marketing communication programs, new-business proposals and presentations
program cash planning & forecasting for the 600-800 programs that are in various stages of execution or development at any given time
gather client business objectives and create Business Requirement Documentation
vetting correspondent’ scripts for all CNN platforms
assignment editor for affiliates by assisting the Senior Producer in deciding and executing coverage for that audience
focus on all aspects of domestic newsgathering including editorial content, affiliate relations, logistics, internal communications with CNN networks and services and cost control
facilitate addressing of employee concerns with appropriate leaders
implementation of the presentation tier of complex web applications
successful delivery of large-scale client engagements and/or multiple smaller engagements for a single client
successful delivery of large-scale client engagements and/or multiple smaller engagements for a single client
operations and execution of the Creative Department and for overseeing development of the Creative Department process, methodology, deliverables and budget
executing solid designs that speak to the creative and art direction provided
responsible for the sale of television commercial time and online advertising on WCCO.com
generate and deliver news morning news feature reports on air and online
create compelling internet advertising and station presentations
gather information about news stories and deliver information on-air during newscasts
overall editorial content on all platforms produced by WMAQ, NBC Chicago, including but not limited to Out-of-Home, web, and on-air broadcast
produce a live newscast with fast-paced creative writing and multiple live elements
provide regular and consistent engagement with clients around all aspects of social programming
develop the key insights that will drive smart interactive marketing campaigns through a deep understanding of the consumer and the client’s business
ensuring media strategies and deliverables meet or exceed the strategic requirements of the client and Razorfish’s quality standards
overseeing a group of technical architects that establish and maintain technology standards
translate business needs to clear, clean system abstractions, and to map those abstractions to concrete software architecture
creating and executing project plans for multiple projects
responsible for editing text, writing headlines, and updating content for the Fox Sports site
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
direct and control employee communications and activities for the company
develops understanding of customer operations and applies it in researching potential solutions
execution of marketing plans including, but not limited to, sales collateral, online elements, advanced services marketing, presentations, events, and market research
identify and prioritize (along with SVP) all key film properties / brands that should be focused on, and identify timing of launch and sustain activity
access and analyze critical media and entertainment trends worldwide
selecting appropriate research design including sampling and methodology
approves all Demand Planning and Capacity Management system incident resolutions, change requests and project changes for go-ahead for development and release to production
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
identification and prioritization of risks, and to help plan, execute and report on all types of audits
craft, manage and implement communications and media relations press strategies for MTV and its properties
oversees the NBC Bay Area’s sales management team
team mentoring, project planning and estimation as well as risk/issue management and resolution
strategic business partner and advisor to senior executives with a solid track record of achievement
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
evaluate client objectives to develop strategic recommendations
identify market opportunities and define product vision and strategy
source for all levels of digital media planner candidates, User Experience, Creative and Client Engagement
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
~ RECAP: THIS WEEK’S CYNOPSIS CLASSIFIEDS & INTERNSHIPS ~
ATTENTION JOB RECRUITERS FOR THE TELEVISION AND ADVERTISING INDUSTRY – send us your contact information so we can begin to build a database for referrals. We get people all the time around the country asking us for names of local recruiters. Help us out – send us your contact information, name, company, address, phone, email and fax. NY and LA are great, but we also need names of firms in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, DC, and elsewhere. We have people to send you! Email your info to [email protected].
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: 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:
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:
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:
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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