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.
On Memorial Day, May 27th, a record 18 tornadoes touched down in the Dayton area. On Thursday, May 30th, WXIX, Gray’s Fox affiliate in Cincinnati, produced a telethon to help the victims. “Though Dayton isn’t in our DMA, WXIX serves a great deal of the southern Dayton market,” said Dom Nardo, WXIX’s creative services director.
This past week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center, Tegna, Cox, Hearst, Gray and Quincy have posted job openings at stations in Biringham, Orlando, Phoenix and Waterloo, Iowa.
The event is the first of its kind devoted to exploring every part of the OTT value chain for news organizations from content/programming to back end technology and monetization.
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.
Eau Claire, Wis., about 90 miles east of Minneapolis, broke the record for the most snowfall in February with 53 inches. Andrew Felix, promotion and creative services director at Gray’s WEAU, the NBC affiliate there, saw it as a marketing opportunity.
The new openings are in Washington, DC, Rochester and Charlotte for a multimedia journalist and photojournalist, an assignment editor and director of sales.
Thanks to KVLY and KXJB, Gray’s NBC and CBS affiliates in Fargo, N.D., Make-A-Wish of North Dakota has more than 500,000 airline miles to help make sick kids’ wishes come true. “It’s an honor to partner with Make-A-Wish and our community. We are grateful for generosity throughout North Dakota,” said Wendy Bernier, the stations’ creative services director.
The Share Your Holidays campaign kicked off on Nov. 30 as members of the WSAW/WZAW staff walked along the Wausau Holiday Parade, collecting non-perishable food and monetary donations. With zero overhead cost, a significant portion of Share Your Holidays continued success can be attributed its sponsors: River Valley Bank, JX Enterprises and Wagner Shell. Station staff helped raise over $3,000 themselves.
More vintage TV news print ads sent by local TV stations, including one promoting a new tower capable of reaching 2 million cows. “I laughed when I read your article about old TV newspaper ads. My how times have changed!”