“We wanted to further our Juneteenth efforts this year by creating opportunities for learning and outreach that support the cause of combatting injustice and racism,” says Emily Barr, Graham Media’s president.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center this week include openings for a multimedia sales account exec, a news producer, a general manager, a national sales manager, a broadcast technology manager, a senior account exec and a digital sales director.
Ken Haddad says he began the “Vaccine Hunter” project when he noticed a huge influx of emails and viewer feedback to the Graham Media NBC affiliate from people having trouble finding vaccines. “It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to offer life-saving information to our viewers,” he says.
WDIV, Graham Media’s NBC affiliate in Detroit, was named “Station of the Year” for the seventh year in a row by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
“The global pandemic, the focus on racial justice and the intense partisanship of 2020 called on us to work harder and smarter than ever, and today we celebrate a few of the many Scripps employees across the country who rose to the occasion,” says Adam Symson, Scripps’ president.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a promotions manager in Detroit and a creative services photographer in Boston.
Consistent branding that resonated with viewers, effective synergy between broadcast and digital and a simple, free marketing tool helped WDIV have a 2020 to remember.
“I’m extremely excited to become part of the WBAL family,” said Aletha Rideout. “Throughout the recruitment and interviewing process, what attracted me most about the station was the concerted efforts invested into employees.”
If ever there was a time to focus and brand news coverage on education, it’s now. What was a reliable, routine, well-oiled machine—the physical act of education, going to school—has turned into chaos and uncertainty due to Covid 19.
WDIV’s Vote 4 The Best contest, which generated more than 650,000 votes, awarded $7,500 each to 15 small businesses that won in their category.