It’s one of the more anticipated events every year at the Promax Station Summit in Las Vegas, when attendees gather around the Stephen Arnold Music kiosk for the guitar giveaway drawing. This year, the contest was done remotely and the winner is a TV station general manager.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter include openings for assistant news directors, executive producers, news producers, reporters, promotion managers and engineers in Texas, South Carolina and Iowa.
“We all wanted to do our part to recognize our graduates, and I’m glad we were able to do that, while also letting them tell us what they had to say,” said Mark Klein, the creative services director for KALB, Gray’s NBC/CBS/CW affiliated stations in Alexandria, Louisiana.
When four news-producing TV stations in Richmond, Va., joined together in a promotional campaign pledging solidarity to the people of their city during this coronavirus crisis, little did they know that they would end up influencing “journalism on the other side of the globe.”
The two-hour special, Gordon Ramsey’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back: Save Our Town will show how Ramsey renovated local businesses culminating in a grand reopening of the town at the end of the makeovers.
To meet the need as people continue to struggle during the coronavirus pandemic, the Greater Boston Food Bank distributed over 9.5 million pounds of food in April, eclipsing the 8.1 million pounds distributed in March, now the two largest distribution months in the food bank’s history.
All four news-producing stations decided to join together to send one message to Richmond, Va., viewers. The campaign features the main on-air talent from each station in every spot airing on all four stations. The campaign also showcases each station’s logos and news vans in every spot. “This was a true top-to-bottom team effort. It was a pleasure to work so closely with the creatives in this market, and I am extremely pleased with the results,” said Erik Candiani, WWBT’s marketing director.
Food4Frontline has delivered 3,000 meals and has confirmed the delivery of 10,000 more with local hospitals, service providers and food partners over the next couple weeks. Seems like a win-win.
“With so many people out of work, and kids not getting school meals, we recognized early on the need for food in our community was at an all-time high, we knew there was a way to help,” said, John R. Soapes, WESH’s general manager.
In a Zoom interview, you can watch the creative services directors and marketing executives of four local TV stations in Kansas City describe how they all came together as partners to hold an all-day fund raiser to benefit local residents affected by the coronavirus pandemic.