TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center last week saw new job postings from Lockwood, Hearst, Sinclair and Dispatch for openings in Kansas, Iowa and Ohio for openings in sales, creative services, IT management, and one for a general manager.
The Mel Robbins Show, a new one-hour syndicated talk show airing five days a week with Mel Robbins as host, is launching on Sept. 16 nationwide. Robbins is the most booked female speaker in the world and an international best-selling author whose work has been translated into 36 languages.
This past week was a busy one on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center, as Cox, NBC, Gray and Insite Wireless posted ads for openings in sales, news, marketing and engineering in Chicago, San Diego, Columbia, Boston and New York, and one opening where you can live anywhere you want.
KCTV, Meredith’s CBS affiliate in Kansas City, is doubling down on sports coverage with a daily, half-hour sports show called The Locker Room Show. The show is hosted by Dani Welniak and produced by Nikki Rushing. “I don’t feel an immense amount of pressure, like: oh, two women are in charge. I think it adds to the product versus adding pressure,” Rushing says.
The list of syndicated TV programs that have come and gone over the past 8 years would fill a book. Part of Dish Nation’s success is its original concept. Throw popular, well-known morning-drive radio personalities together with a comedian, an old school hip-hop artist, a real housewife, and a sassy fashionista to dish about celebrities and pop culture in the news.
A hundred people — including all of the morning, noon and evening anchors — an outside shoot in a public place, elaborate costumes and everybody dancing in one continuous shot. Take a look.
Rob Thomas, marketing director at KAUZ Wichita Falls, Texas, shared a recent promo that I think makes great use of on-air examples as evidence to back up claims of being the first alert station. I believe that sometimes TV station creative services ought to think of themselves as lawyers in front of a jury, trying to convince them that your station is guilty of great coverage. Show me the evidence.
The investigation, Toxic School Water, revealed that officials in Metro Nashville Public Schools were keeping test results showing toxic lead in schools’ drinking water from parents, principals and the public.
TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter was busy last week. Jobs were posted by 5 different broadcast companies, some well-known like Cox and Meredith, and some by lesser known media companies like Lockwood, Waypoint and Morgan Murphy.
KBJR, Quincy’s NBC-CBS affiliate in Superior, Wis., aired a half-hour special last Thursday titled, Our New Weather, a joint effort between the station’s news department and creative services department.