August 28, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015 UPDATE:

Two open news directors in top 40 (okay, top 41) markets have been filled, both by the promotion of longtime employees to the top job.

McGinley

McGinley

In Orlando, ALLISON McGINLEY has been named ND for WKMG-TV, the  Graham Media owned CBS affiliate. She’s been the interim ND since STEVE HYVONEN departed in July after seven years as ND, shortly after the arrival of new GM JEFF HOFFMAN.

Allison has worked at the station for 22 years, beginning as a producer and working her way up to EP of Special Projects. Her Linkedin page details that career path, and TV columnist HAL BOEDEKER of the Orlando Sentinel has more on her promotion.

And at KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, another longtime station employee moves up, as TERRI FOLEY has been promoted to news director for this newly-acquired by Nexstar CBS affiliate. She replaces RON COMINGS who left the station in June after nine years as ND. Terri first joined the station in 1986 as a newsroom coordinator, has held a variety of jobs, and has been the Managing Editor/Assistant ND for the last eight years.

More in this memo sent to the staff by newly installed General Manager LISA HOWFIELD.

Have a great week, and we’ll see you later with our full report.

regards,

Rick Gevers

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Greetings:

WDBJ Memorial

There is so little I can add to the volumes of coverage of this week’s tragedy involving two journalists from WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, but we do have something you won’t see anywhere else.

Before we get to that, I will repeat what I’ve heard from many of you, and that’s the admiration and respect everyone has expressed for the performance of General Manager JEFFREY MARKS and his entire staff under the most difficult circumstances.

Full disclosure: Jeff and I have been friends for more than 25 years. I was an at large member of the RTNDA Board of Directors during Jeff’s term as President.

Jeff wrote a remembrance late this afternoon, specifically for you, his fellow broadcasters who read this newsletter.

You can read it here.

Take a moment to check out the WDJB coverage on it’s website: http://www.wdbj7.com.

The Roanoke Times also has extensive coverage at http://www.roanoke.com

Finally, a fund has been set up for the families of ADAM WARD and ALISON PARKER. You can learn more about it and contribute here.

On, now, to our normal business.

The news director hiring binge continues. For the second consecutive week, there were FOUR open positions filled (one in a top five market), with just ONE new opening. Those changes leave our always unofficial count of open jobs to 33.

There are lots of items in Names in the News, including a promotion for the daughter of a legendary news executive. And speaking of legendary, there are two obituaries for people who many would call legendary, as well.

FIVE help wanted ads are in this week’s edition, if you’re on the hunt for a new job.

And we welcome back advertiser Weather Metrics, whose ad is below. The company will be exhibiting at the EIJ/RTDNA/SPJ/NAHJ conference in Orlando next month. Please stop by and thank them for their support.

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New News Director Openings:

KING-TV, Seattle, WA…we first told you on Monday that MARK GINTHER was leaving this Tegna owned NBC Affiliate to become ND for KXAS-TV in Dallas/Ft. Worth. Much more on that below.

Newly Named News Directors:

Ginther

Ginther

KXAS-TV, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX…as noted above, MARK GINTHER returns to Texas to become VP/News for this NBC o-and-o. Here’s the note sent to the staff. Mark’s been the Executive News Director for Tegna’s (formerly Gannett’s, formerly Belo’s) KING-TV in Seattle for almost eight years. He spent the previous two years in Dallas, as the Assistant ND for WFAA-TV. He’s a former ND in Des Moines, assistant ND in Minneapolis, and spent several years early in his career working in radio in Minneapolis. He replaces SUSAN TULLY who was promoted to GM for another NBC o-and-o, WVIT-TV, in Hartford, after 14 years as ND here.

Varner

Varner

WSPA-TV, Spartanburg-Greenville-Ashville…we also told you on Monday that KIRK VARNER would be the next Vice President of News for this Media General owned CBS affiliate.  Here’s the news release.  Kirk most recently was the ND for WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, leaving that Sinclair owned station in July after 4+ years. Kirk’s worked as an ND in New Haven and Buffalo, in newsrooms in New York and Boston, ran newsrooms for ESPN and SportsChannel America, and was an executive for the Time Warner Cable news channels. He replaces KAREN KELLY who left the station in June after three years as ND and 17 years at the station.

Schlaerth

Schlaerth

WFIE-TV, Evansville, IN…JOE SCHLAERTH returns to a newsroom as he’ll begin next month as the next ND for this Raycom Media owned NBC affiliate. GM JAY HIETT delivered the news to the troops in this memo. Joe spent the last 30 years in a variety of jobs at WIVB-TV in Buffalo, the last ten as news director, before leaving the then-owned-by-LIN Media-station last year. He’ll replace SCOTT GALLOWAY who was promoted to Raycom’s WTOC-TV in Savannah after four years as ND and 27 at the station.

Hypes

Hypes

KTVL-TV, Medford, OR…CHAD HYPES is the new news director here. He had been the Assistant ND for WOWK-TV in Charleston/Huntington, WV. Chad had previously worked as a photojournalist for another Charleston station, and earlier worked as a newscast director for a station in Oak Hill, WV. Chad replaces RICK HOWARD who retired in April after four years as ND for this Sinclair owned CBS affiliate.

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Executive Producer, WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA:

WJCL-TV, Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate in Savannah, GA/Hilton Head, SC is looking for an Executive Producer who can oversee fast-paced newscasts and bring a vision for success in winning weather, breaking news and the big story every day. The ideal candidate can handle Breaking News when it comes and – when it doesn’t = can still oversee a compelling product that delivers interesting and relevant content to our viewers. Overseeing the product is only one facet of the job. You must also be a coach and a leader with the communications skills to make those you supervise better.

Job Responsibilities:

Oversee Newscasts
Working with and guiding Producers in story production
Communicating, coordinating and executing creative vision with team of anchors, reporters, meteorologists, photographers, editors, and production staff
Will produce and publish content to our online platforms

Required Experience:

4-5 years producing experience
Strong news judgment, ethics and knowledge of legal standards are a must. The ideal candidate is an aggressive strategic thinker who leads by example
Web publishing experience required

Qualifications Requirements:

4-5 years producing experience
Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills
Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously
Produce and publish content to digital platforms
Creative presentation style, and ability to showcase all resources and elements
Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards

Education:

College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news or related field

To Apply:

Qualified applicants must apply online with resume http://careers.hearsttelevision.com

No phone calls please.

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Assistant News Director/Content Manager, KTIV-TV, Sioux City, IA:

Are you an aggressive, seasoned producer with an unending passion for news, ready to be #2 in the newsroom?

KTIV, the #1 Station in Sioux City seeks a career-minded journalist with strong leadership skills to join our winning team as Assistant News Director / Content Manager. You will drive News4’s editorial process, constantly guiding our multi-media journalists and producers to develop news content on all platforms; managing a continuous flow of information to website, mobile devices, social networking sites and local news broadcasts.

We are looking for a proactive person who shines at showcasing our content, whether it’s a special project or daily breaking news. You must have excellent writing skills and news judgement in producing our top newscast. You will also work closely with the News Director and Internet Director to ensure comprehensive coverage on all platforms.

This is a senior newsroom position, perfect for the aspiring news director. The successful candidate will have a four-year degree, preferably in broadcast news/journalism or related field and significant producing, writing and newsgathering experience in a commercial newsroom.

KTIV is an Emmy award winning team that works hard and is committed to excellence.

Send resume, news philosophy, cover letter and references to: dday@ktiv.com or via postal mail to:

Deana Day
News Director
KTIV-TV
3315 Floyd Blvd.
Sioux City IA 51108

EOE

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Morning Executive Producer, KOIN-TV, Portland, OR:

KOIN 6 a Media General Television Station in Portland, Oregon has an opportunity for a morning Executive News Producer.

JOB SUMMARY: The executive producer supervises news content across all media platforms.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

* Responsible for overseeing writing, production, and timing of broadcast.
* Define strategic direction for content coverage to meet business and financial objectives.
* Manage news room, contribute to the editorial process and make solid decisions in breaking news situations.
* Execute strategies that engage and grow audiences across all media devices.
* Responsible for successful financing and marketing of projects.

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

* Must be able to interact well with video journalists, anchors, videographers, news managers, production and engineering staff.
* Detail oriented.
* Excellent verbal, written, and analytical skills.
* Strong news judgment, journalistic integrity and understanding of viewer needs and expectations.
* Financial management.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, TV/film or the equivalent. At least five (5) years experience in television or radio broadcast/production.

Training/Equipment:

Utilize state-of-the-art television technology.

Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements:

High stress environment with deadline pressures. Some travel may be required on an occasional basis.

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

To apply:

Please submit resume, work samples and references to KOINHR@Koin.com or to:
KOIN 6 HR, 222 SW Columbia, Suite 102, Portland, OR 97201.

NO PHONE CALLS – EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED

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Executive Producer, KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS:

Are you a talented NOW producer who excels at winning breaking news and weather across multiple platforms?

Are you a smaller market executive producer looking for the next step?

If so – KWCH12 in Wichita, Kansas, is looking for you.

Sunflower Broadcasting is looking for its next nightside Executive Producer to help continue our tradition of excellence by overseeing the #1-rated Eyewitness News at 10, Eyewitness News at 9 on KSCW, and content on KWCH.com.

We have all the resources you will need to win: Live trucks, Dejeros, GoPros, satellite truck, and a talented team of journalists who will work with you every day to succeed. We won a national Edward R. Murrow Award, two regional Murrows, and an Emmy this year.

The successful candidate should be great at working with a team of reporters, anchors and producers to showcase and “produce-up” content, finding new ways to engage viewers across multiple platforms, and using urgent and impactful language in your storytelling.

Wichita is a growing community, with a good amount of breaking news, and a ton of breaking weather (especially during spring storm season). And the cost of living here will allow you to save a few dollars. Not to mention, this is a great station run by a great company who really cares about its employees.

At least four years of producing experience required.

Interested candidates please click here and search Requisition Number SUN2377 to learn more about the position and apply.

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Executive Producer, KKTV, Colorado Springs, CO:

TITLE: Executive Producer
REPORTS TO: News Director, Assistant News Director
DEPARTMENT: News

GENERAL PURPOSE:
Lead team of producers in creating dynamic, engaging newscasts representing philosophy, standards established by News Director.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for overseeing editorial tone, content, style of each newscast; working closely with newscast producers, directors to create strong visual presentation. Strong writer; ability to edit all news copy. Work closely with anchors, reporters to develop content of newscast; make sure all copy is accurate, fair, well-written, follows style guidelines established by news director. Must contribute daily content to KKTV.COM; other associated digital products. Will be asked to assist producers of all newscasts as needed; must be able to fill in as the producer on any 11 News broadcasts.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITY:

Position requires proven ability to produce newscasts; high level of production values. Strong writing background with ability to write quickly and accurately. Extreme attention to detail; solid news judgment. Required to know all newsgathering; libel laws. Strong leader with ability to guide large group of people under extreme deadline pressure.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE:

Applicable college degree required. Two years producing experience preferred but experience required. Newsroom leadership experience preferred.

MATERIAL, EQUIPMENT USED:

Newsroom computer system; broadcast edit equipment; both standard and computer based edit stations.
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Contact:

Email jobs@kktv.com subject line Executive Producer Search or mail to:

Executive Producer Search
520 East Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

KKTV IS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Offers contingent upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment drug test. KKTV E-Verify participant.

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (relisted 8/14/15)
KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (relisted 8/14/15)
WLBT-TV, Jackson, MS (listed 8/8/15)
WCYB-TV, Tri-Cities, TN (relisted 8/8/15)
WKBN-TV, Youngstown, OH (listed 7/19/15)
KION-TV, Salinas/Monterey, CA (listed 8/2/15)
KRCR-TV, Redding, CA (relisted 8/8/15)
KTIV-TV, Sioux City, IA (listed 8/22/15, see ad above!)

EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER:

KPIX-TV, San Francisco, CA (listed 8/14/15)
WFXT-TV, Boston, MA (Special Projects EP, listing revised this week)
KOVR-TV, Sacramento, CA (PM EP, relisted 7/19/15)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (listed 8/14/15)
KOIN-TV, Portland, OR (Morning EP, listed 8/22/15, see ad above!)
KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (Dayside EP, relisted 8/14/15)
WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, WI (listed 7/11/15)
WIAT-TV, Birmingham, AL (relisted 6/28/15)
WJAR-TV, Providence, RI (relisted 7/11/15)
KFSN-TV, Fresno, CA (AM EP, listed 6/28/15)
KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS (listed 8/8/15, see ad above!)
WTVG-TV, Toledo, OH (listed 8/18/15)
WMTW-TV, Portland, ME (AM EP, relisted 8/2/15)
KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO (AM EP, relisted 8/22/15)
KKTV, Colorado Springs, CO (listed 8/22/15, see ad above!)
WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA (relisted this week, see ad above!)
WTVM-TV, Columbus, GA (listed 7/5/15)

MANAGING EDITOR:

KPIX-TV, San Francisco, CA (listed 8/14/15)

ASSIGNMENT MANAGER:

WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (relisted 8/22/15)
WPBF-TV, W. Palm Beach, FL (relisted 7/11/15)

NEWS OPERATIONS MANAGER:

KPRC-TV, Houston, TX (relisted 8/14/15)

Obituaries:

Legendary WWL-TV (New Orleans) General Manager MICHAEL EARLY died this week at the age of 99. He retired from the station in 1998 at the age of 82. This obituary explains why EVERYONE at the station always…and only…called him Mr. Early.

He wasn’t a news director or a general manager, but he appeared on dozens of local newscasts, as well as the Today Show and NBC Nightly News. DR. JAMES ‘RED’ DUKE was a pioneering physician in Texas who died this week at the age of 86. As a fourth year surgery resident, he was in Parkland Hospital on November 22, 1963, and treated then Texas Governor JOHN CONNALLY, who was shot along with President JOHN KENNEDY. The New York Times examines his remarkable career and includes a link to some of his TV work.

Situations Wanted:

We offer a free situations wanted ad to news managers who are looking for a new opportunity. If you’d like to state your case to a well targeted audience, email me an item (max. 150 words). You may include a link to a website, an email address, and a photo. You must include your name. I’ll run it for one week. I don’t represent or endorse those listed, but merely trying to help.

Names in the News…and other things:

A second generation news manager has been named Assistant News Director for WCBS-TV in New York. NICOLE TINDIGLIA had been the Assignment Manager for this CBS o-and-o, and has worked her way up from desk assistant. Her father was RON TINDIGLIA, a legendary news executive who died of lung cancer in 1997 at the age of 51.
This New York Times obituary outlines his career.

Carter

Carter

A newsroom manager promotion at WPIX-TV in New York. CHUCK CARTER has been named Senior Executive Producer overseeing the morning newscast. He’s been the station’s managing editor. Details on his new job, and his background, are here.

PETER WILSON returns to a newsroom and stays in Boston as he joins WFXT-TV as Executive Producer. He spent about 20 years at Boston’s WBZ-TV in a variety of roles before leaving the station earlier this summer.

Also returning to a newsroom is DAVE GRENDZYNSKI who stays in Cleveland as he becomes the Morning EP for WOIO-TV, the Raycom Media owned CBS affiliate. He’s spent the last 7+ years as Senior Content Producer for the Cleveland Clinic. He’s also worked for another Cleveland station, as well as in Columbus, OH, and Augusta, GA.

A reunion in New Haven, CT, where DUANE BECKER joins WTNH-TV there as the Executive Producer. The move reunites him with WTNH ND KEITH CONNORS. Duane was a producer at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis when Keith was the ND there. Duane most recently has been the EP for WCSH-TV in Portland, ME.

KFSN-TV in Fresno, the ABC o-and-o there, has promoted producer SHELBY MAXWELL to Executive Producer.

LORRI ALLEN, who left KYTX-TV in Tyler, TX, after almost two years as ND earlier this year, has joined the Univeristy of Texas at Tyler. Details here.

Former KWES-TV (Midland, TX) News Director and Chief Meteorologist TOM TEFERTILLER has sued the station, claiming he was fired due to his age and health conditions. He’d been at the station for more than 20 years when he was promoted to news director earlier this year. He left the station four months later. The full story is here.

General Manager News:

FOX has named KIERAN CLARKE General Manager of its relatively new Charlotte duopoly, WJYZ/WMYT-TV. He’s a former GM in Portland, OR, and has been working for Meredith as Executive Vice President. The Charlotte Observer has more.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Friday, August 28, 2015.

If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

KWHY-TV 4975 W. Pico Blvd Los Angeles,CA 90019 *
KYW-TV 1555 Hamilton St. Philadelphia PA 19130
WTSP-TV 11450 Gandy Boulevard St. Petersburg FL 33702
KING-TV, 333 Dexter Avenue N. Seattle WA 98109
Northwest Cable News, 333 Dexter Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98109
KCEC-TV 777 Grant St. #110 Denver CO 80203 *
WKMG-TV 4466 N. John Young Parkway Orlando, FL 32804
WXIX-TV 635 W. Seventh St. Cincinnati OH 45203
WPMT-TV 2005 South Queen Street York PA 17403
KLAS-TV 3228 Channel 8 Drive Las Vegas 89109
KOAT-TV 3801 Carlisle Boulevard NE Albuquerque NM 87107
WKBW-TV 7 Broadcast Plaza Buffalo NY 14202
WCHS-TV 1301 Piedmont Rd. Charleston, WV 25301
KOLD-TV 7831 N Business Park Dr. Tucson AZ 85743
KVEO-TV 394 North Expressway Brownsville TX 78521
WBRZ-TV 1650 Highland Rd. Baton Rouge LA 70802
WCYB-TV 101 Lee St. Bristol WV 24201
WHBF-TV 231 18th St. Rock Island IL 61201
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee FL 32309
WFFT-TV 3707 Hillegas Rd. Ft. Wayne IN 46807
WGXA-TV 599 Martin Luther King Blvd. Macon GA 31201
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
WRBL-TV 1350 13th Ave. Columbus GA 31901
WVNS-TV 141 Old Cline Road Ghent WV 25843
KTMF/KWYB-TV 2200 Stephens Ave. Missoula, MT 59801
KULR-TV 2045 Overland Ave. Billings, MT 59108
WDHN-TV 5274 E. State Highway 52 East Dothan AL 36376
WBBJ-TV 346 Muse Street, Jackson, TN 38301
WHSV-TV 50 North Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22802
KGNS-TV 120 W. Delmar Blvd. Laredo TX 78045
KMVT/KSVT-TV 1100 Blue Lakes Blvd. North Twin Falls, ID 83301
KTVH-TV 100 W. Lyndale Ave. Suite A Helena MT 59601
WBUP/WBKP-TV 1705 Ash Street Ishpeming MI 49849

* Spanish language station


August 22, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015 UPDATE #2:

One of the more attractive open news director jobs has been filled.

Ginther

Ginther

MARK GINTHER, who’s been the Executive News Director for Tegna’s KING-TV in Seattle for almost eight years, is leaving to return to Dallas/Ft. Worth as the next ND for KXAS-TV, the NBC o-and-o.  Here’s the memo sent to the staff.

Before Seattle, Mark had spent almost two years as the Assistant ND for WFAA-TV in Dallas. He’s a former news director in Des Moines (WHO-TV), spent six years at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul as the Assistant News Director, and had also worked at WCCO-TV there. He spent much of his early career in radio in Minnesota.

More on his Linkedin page.

At KXAS, he replaces SUSAN TULLY who was promoted by NBC to become GM for the company’s WVIT-TV in Hartford/New Haven, CT.

More later…

Monday, August 24, 2015 UPDATE #1:

A veteran newsman returns to a newsroom, this time in the Carolinas.

Kirk Varner

Varner

KIRK VARNER will be the next news director for WSPA-TV, the Media General owned CBS affiliate in Spartanburg-Greenville-Asheville.

Kirk most recently was the ND for WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, a job he left in early July after 4+ years. He’s also been an ND in New Haven and Buffalo, worked in New York and Boston, ran newsrooms for ESPN and SportsChannel America, and was an executive for the Time Warner Cable news channels.

His Linkedin page has the whole story.

At WSPA, he replaces KAREN KELLY who left the station in June after three years as ND and 17 years at the station.

More later…

regards,

Rick Gevers

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Greetings:

A bit of a hiring binge for ND jobs this week, with FOUR open positions filled, with just ONE new opening. That brings our always unofficial count of open jobs to 36.

ONE of those jobs is featured in one of our SIX Help Wanted Ads.

In Names in the News, a good medical report for a corporate news executive, expected back to work next week…just ten days after a heart attack! We also have news about a big new job for a four time ND (and GM, and cable executive), and a new EP in Denver.

Devlin full 4-27-15

New News Director Openings:

Silverstein

Silverstein

WPMT-TV, York/Harrisburg, PA…DAVID SILVERSTEIN has left this Tribune owned FOX affiliate after not quite three years as news director. David’s a former ND in Baltimore, Columbus, OH, and for an independent station in Miami. He’s also worked for two other Miami stations, and in Tampa, Denver, and Charlotte, for the Pentagon Channel and as Director of Communications for the South Florida Super Bowl Committee.

Newly Named News Directors:

Dallman

Dallman

KCBS/KCAL-TV, Los Angeles, CA…we first told you on Monday that BILL DALLMAN was returning to a local newsroom as VP/News for the CBS owned duopoly. He’s spent the last two years as VP/News for Fox Sports 1, but has previously been an ND for FOX owned stations in Minneapolis and Denver, as well as in Grand Rapids, MI. Bill began his career as a reporter/anchor in Austin, MN, also worked in Sacramento and produced for another Minneapolis station, where he worked with the man he’s replacing, SCOTT DIENER. Scott left KCBS in June after five years as ND.

Taylor

Taylor

KYTX-TV, Tyler, TX…JENNIFER TAYLOR will be the next ND for this CBS affiliate owned by Tegna. She’s spent the last year as the Assistant News Director for another Tegna station, KENS-TV in San Antonio. She’s a former ND in Victoria, TX, and has worked on-air in Dallas, for another San Antonio station, Green Bay, and Beaumont (using her maiden name, JENNIFER DODD). More on her move here. At KYTX, she replaces LORRI ALLEN who left the station in June after not quite two years as news director.

Reynolds

Reynolds

WTVM-TV, Columbus, GA…this Raycom Media owned ABC affiliate has hired SHAWN REYNOLDS as its next news director. Shawn is currently the Morning EP for WRTV here in Indianapolis. Before that, he’s worked for The Weather Channel, for two stations in Atlanta, Huntington, WV, and in Lexington and Hazard, KY. More on his Linkedin page. Shawn is replacing DARRYL HUGER who left in July after 2+ years as ND to return to his native South Carolina as ND for WACH-TV in Columbia, SC.

Burch

Burch

KTXS-TV, Abilene, TX…JAMIE BURCH, who left KBTX-TV in Bryan, TX, about a month ago due to a reorganization there, lands as the new news director here. Jamie’s also worked in Dallas, Atlanta, Mobile, and as an ND in Panama City, TX. He’s replacing JASON GOODWIN who left the station within the past month to become ND for KRNV-TV in Reno. NV. KTXS is an ABC affiliate owned by Bonten Media.

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Assistant News Director/Content Manager, KTIV-TV, Sioux City, IA:

Are you an aggressive, seasoned producer with an unending passion for news, ready to be #2 in the newsroom?

KTIV, the #1 Station in Sioux City seeks a career-minded journalist with strong leadership skills to join our winning team as Assistant News Director / Content Manager. You will drive News4’s editorial process, constantly guiding our multi-media journalists and producers to develop news content on all platforms; managing a continuous flow of information to website, mobile devices, social networking sites and local news broadcasts.

We are looking for a proactive person who shines at showcasing our content, whether it’s a special project or daily breaking news. You must have excellent writing skills and news judgement in producing our top newscast. You will also work closely with the News Director and Internet Director to ensure comprehensive coverage on all platforms.

This is a senior newsroom position, perfect for the aspiring news director. The successful candidate will have a four-year degree, preferably in broadcast news/journalism or related field and significant producing, writing and newsgathering experience in a commercial newsroom.

KTIV is an Emmy award winning team that works hard and is committed to excellence.

Send resume, news philosophy, cover letter and references to: dday@ktiv.com or via postal mail to:

Deana Day
News Director
KTIV-TV
3315 Floyd Blvd.
Sioux City IA 51108

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Morning Executive Producer, KOIN-TV, Portland, OR:

KOIN 6 a Media General Television Station in Portland, Oregon has an opportunity for a morning Executive News Producer.

JOB SUMMARY: The executive producer supervises news content across all media platforms.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

* Responsible for overseeing writing, production, and timing of broadcast.
* Define strategic direction for content coverage to meet business and financial objectives.
* Manage news room, contribute to the editorial process and make solid decisions in breaking news situations.
* Execute strategies that engage and grow audiences across all media devices.
* Responsible for successful financing and marketing of projects.

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

* Must be able to interact well with video journalists, anchors, videographers, news managers, production and engineering staff.
* Detail oriented.
* Excellent verbal, written, and analytical skills.
* Strong news judgment, journalistic integrity and understanding of viewer needs and expectations.
* Financial management.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, TV/film or the equivalent. At least five (5) years experience in television or radio broadcast/production.

Training/Equipment:

Utilize state-of-the-art television technology.

Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements:

High stress environment with deadline pressures. Some travel may be required on an occasional basis.

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

To apply:

Please submit resume, work samples and references to KOINHR@Koin.com or to:
KOIN 6 HR, 222 SW Columbia, Suite 102, Portland, OR 97201.

NO PHONE CALLS – EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED

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Executive Producer, KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS:

Are you a talented NOW producer who excels at winning breaking news and weather across multiple platforms?

Are you a smaller market executive producer looking for the next step?

If so – KWCH12 in Wichita, Kansas, is looking for you.

Sunflower Broadcasting is looking for its next nightside Executive Producer to help continue our tradition of excellence by overseeing the #1-rated Eyewitness News at 10, Eyewitness News at 9 on KSCW, and content on KWCH.com.

We have all the resources you will need to win: Live trucks, Dejeros, GoPros, satellite truck, and a talented team of journalists who will work with you every day to succeed. We won a national Edward R. Murrow Award, two regional Murrows, and an Emmy this year.

The successful candidate should be great at working with a team of reporters, anchors and producers to showcase and “produce-up” content, finding new ways to engage viewers across multiple platforms, and using urgent and impactful language in your storytelling.

Wichita is a growing community, with a good amount of breaking news, and a ton of breaking weather (especially during spring storm season). And the cost of living here will allow you to save a few dollars. Not to mention, this is a great station run by a great company who really cares about its employees.

At least four years of producing experience required.

Interested candidates please click here and search Requisition Number SUN2377 to learn more about the position and apply.

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Executive Producer, KKTV, Colorado Springs, CO:

TITLE: Executive Producer
REPORTS TO: News Director, Assistant News Director
DEPARTMENT: News

GENERAL PURPOSE:
Lead team of producers in creating dynamic, engaging newscasts representing philosophy, standards established by News Director.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for overseeing editorial tone, content, style of each newscast; working closely with newscast producers, directors to create strong visual presentation. Strong writer; ability to edit all news copy. Work closely with anchors, reporters to develop content of newscast; make sure all copy is accurate, fair, well-written, follows style guidelines established by news director. Must contribute daily content to KKTV.COM; other associated digital products. Will be asked to assist producers of all newscasts as needed; must be able to fill in as the producer on any 11 News broadcasts.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITY:

Position requires proven ability to produce newscasts; high level of production values. Strong writing background with ability to write quickly and accurately. Extreme attention to detail; solid news judgment. Required to know all newsgathering; libel laws. Strong leader with ability to guide large group of people under extreme deadline pressure.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE:

Applicable college degree required. Two years producing experience preferred but experience required. Newsroom leadership experience preferred.

MATERIAL, EQUIPMENT USED:

Newsroom computer system; broadcast edit equipment; both standard and computer based edit stations.
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Contact:

Email jobs@kktv.com subject line Executive Producer Search or mail to:

Executive Producer Search
520 East Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

KKTV IS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Offers contingent upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment drug test. KKTV E-Verify participant.

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News Director, WCYB-TV, Bristol, TN/VA:

WCYB-TV/WEMT-TV, the NBC and FOX affiliate in Bristol, TN/VA, serving the Tri-Cities DMA and framed by the beauty of the Blue Ridge and southern Appalachian mountains, is seeking a passionate newsroom leader to join our #1 news team.

We require a hands-on News Director committed to providing team leadership and vision for the future of our news operation. You will work closely with the newsroom staff, General Manager and Marketing Manager to develop and execute a strategic news plan tied to viewer research. You must also have a proven track record of fostering a collaborative work environment and being a skilled communicator who can manage a large staff in the execution of breaking news and severe weather coverage.

Job responsibilities include: overseeing all aspects of the day-to-day news operation; maintaining the highest of ethical standards; recruiting/coaching/mentoring of the newsroom staff, building a strong management team through delegation and instruction; implementing an aggressive multi-screen strategy with a working knowledge of cutting-edge digital strategies and techniques that utilizes social media; handling budget planning and expense controls; collaborating with all department heads to achieve station goals and growth; promoting an engaged work environment that fosters the Bonten “Culture of Excellence.”

The successful candidate should have at least five years of broadcast television newsroom management experience with a strong background in producing, talent development and platform-agnostic story telling.

Please send resumes via email to hr@wcyb.com or via mail to:

WCYB/WEMT-TV
Attn: Nancy Booher
101 Lee Street
Bristol, VA – TN 24201-4355

WCYB is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Executive Producer, KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS:

Are you a talented NOW producer who excels at winning breaking news and weather across multiple platforms?

Are you a smaller market executive producer looking for the next step?

If so – KWCH12 in Wichita, Kansas, is looking for you.

Sunflower Broadcasting is looking for its next nightside Executive Producer to help continue our tradition of excellence by overseeing the #1-rated Eyewitness News at 10, Eyewitness News at 9 on KSCW, and content on KWCH.com.

We have all the resources you will need to win: Live trucks, Dejeros, GoPros, satellite truck, and a talented team of journalists who will work with you every day to succeed. We won a national Edward R. Murrow Award, two regional Murrows, and an Emmy this year.

The successful candidate should be great at working with a team of reporters, anchors and producers to showcase and “produce-up” content, finding new ways to engage viewers across multiple platforms, and using urgent and impactful language in your storytelling.

Wichita is a growing community, with a good amount of breaking news, and a ton of breaking weather (especially during spring storm season). And the cost of living here will allow you to save a few dollars. Not to mention, this is a great station run by a great company who really cares about its employees.

At least four years of producing experience required.

Interested candidates please click here and search Requisition Number SUN2377 to learn more about the position and apply.

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Morning Executive Producer, KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO:

KOAA News5, the Colorado Broadcasters Association Station of the Year and the number one NBC affiliate in beautiful Colorado Springs-Pueblo, is searching for an Executive Producer to push the envelope on our award-winning two-and-a-half-hour newscast.

We are looking for a true leader who can manage a morning team of 10+ employees. We set the pace in the market on multiple platforms including web, mobile and social media. We staff for multiple morning lives shots, in a fast paced, informative newscast that is always what’s new, now, and next.

The ideal candidate will be a great mentor for producers, and a team player with seasoned journalists. You will coordinate with marketing, collaborate with other news managers and bring creative solutions to the table. You must be able to make smart decisions and execute last minute changes without supervision.

We are an investigative station in a market with a lot of breaking news, including critical weather conditions during morning drive.

At least two years line producing experience required, but strong leadership qualities are even more important. Familiarity with NBC NewsChannel, ENPS, World Now and Ross Overdrive is helpful.

If you land this job you will get to work in one of the most beautiful places on earth, in a happy newsroom, with competitive pay. We invest in our employees with training opportunities like Poynter and IRE, great benefits and a lot of fun team building (we’re having a Fit Bit challenge for a cruise right now!) We love what we do and where we work – come see why.

Rush your resume & link to your work to EPJob@KOAA.com, SUBJECT LINE: Executive Producer

NO phone calls please.

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (relisted 8/14/15)
KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (relisted 8/14/15)
WLBT-TV, Jackson, MS (listed 8/8/15)
WCYB-TV, Tri-Cities, TN (relisted 8/8/15)
WKBN-TV, Youngstown, OH (listed 7/19/15)
KION-TV, Salinas/Monterey, CA (listed 8/2/15)
KRCR-TV, Redding, CA (relisted 8/8/15)
KTIV-TV, Sioux City, IA (new listing this week, see ad above!)

EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER:

KPIX-TV, San Francisco, CA (listed 8/14/15)
WFXT-TV, Boston, MA (2 jobs, Inv/Spec. Proj. & newscast EP, relisted 7/11/15)
KOVR-TV, Sacramento, CA (PM EP, relisted 7/19/15)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (listed 8/14/15)
KOIN-TV, Portland, OR (Morning EP, new listing this week, see ad above!)
KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (Dayside EP, relisted 8/14/15)
WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, WI (listed 7/11/15)
WIAT-TV, Birmingham, AL (relisted 6/28/15)
WJAR-TV, Providence, RI (relisted 7/11/15)
KFSN-TV, Fresno, CA (AM EP, listed 6/28/15)
KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS (listed 8/8/15, see ad above!)
WTVG-TV, Toledo, OH (listed 8/8/15)
WMTW-TV, Portland, ME (AM EP, relisted 8/2/15)
KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO (AM EP, relisted this week, see ad above!)
KKTV, Colorado Springs, CO (new listing this week, see ad above!)

WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA (listed 8/8/15)
WTVM-TV, Columbus, GA (listed 7/5/15)

MANAGING EDITOR:

KPIX-TV, San Francisco, CA (listed 8/14/15)

ASSIGNMENT MANAGER:

WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (relisted this week)
WPBF-TV, W. Palm Beach, FL (relisted 7/11/15)

NEWS OPERATIONS MANAGER:

KPRC-TV, Houston, TX (relisted 8/14/15)

Situations Wanted:

We offer a free situations wanted ad to news managers who are looking for a new opportunity. If you’d like to state your case to a well targeted audience, email me an item (max. 150 words). You may include a link to a website, an email address, and a photo. You must include your name. I’ll run it for one week. I don’t represent or endorse those listed, but merely trying to help.

Names in the News…and other things:

Silbermann

Silbermann

We’re pleased to learn that Raycom Media’s Regional News Director LARRY SILBERMANN continues to recover from a heart attack just a week ago. Here’s part of a note he sent me this morning:

I am doing well, at least as well as can be expected. Came home Tuesday and expect to be back to work Tuesday or so. Just trying build back strength and stamina. I’m very grateful for all the people who reached out and wished me well.

If you meant to wish him well…and haven’t yet…you can rectify that with an email to: lsilbermann@raycommedia.com

Lansing

Lansing

Longtime broadcaster and old friend JOHN LANSING becomes the CEO of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. That’s the government agency that oversees Voice of America and Radio Free Europe, etc. More from the NY Times. In that job, he replaces ANDREW LACK who left after six weeks to become President of NBC News. John’s extensive background (which includes ND jobs in Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kalamazoo, a GM job in Cleveland, Station Manager in Detroit and several high level executive jobs at Scripps) is detailed in his Linkedin page. Of note: he began his career as a photographer.

JENNIFER BROCKMAN returns home to Denver as EP for Tribune’s KDVR/KWGN-TV. She’s been working in New York in a variety of jobs for the past six years, and has also worked in Chicago, Cleveland, Kansas City, Birmingham, and Topeka.

TIM BLACK, a one-time GM and News Director for WEVV-TV in Evansville, has been named VP of Development for WNIN-TV, the PBS operation in Evansville.

General Manager News:

Just one GM change this week…LEONARDO RUIZ has been promoted to GM for Univision’s KUTH-TV in Salt Lake City.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Saturday, August 22, 2015.

If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

KWHY-TV 4975 W. Pico Blvd Los Angeles,CA 90019 *
KYW-TV 1555 Hamilton St. Philadelphia PA 19130
KXAS-TV 4805 Amon Carter Blvd. Fort Worth TX 76155
WTSP-TV 11450 Gandy Boulevard St. Petersburg FL 33702
Northwest Cable News, 333 Dexter Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98109
KCEC-TV 777 Grant St. #110 Denver CO 80203 *
WKMG-TV 4466 N. John Young Parkway Orlando, FL 32804
WXIX-TV 635 W. Seventh St. Cincinnati OH 45203
WSPA-TV 250 International Drive Spartanburg SC 29303
WPMT-TV 2005 South Queen Street York PA 17403
KLAS-TV 3228 Channel 8 Drive Las Vegas 89109
KOAT-TV 3801 Carlisle Boulevard NE Albuquerque NM 87107
WKBW-TV 7 Broadcast Plaza Buffalo NY 14202
WCHS-TV 1301 Piedmont Rd. Charleston, WV 25301
KOLD-TV 7831 N Business Park Dr. Tucson AZ 85743
KVEO-TV 394 North Expressway Brownsville TX 78521
WBRZ-TV 1650 Highland Rd. Baton Rouge LA 70802
WCYB-TV 101 Lee St. Bristol WV 24201 (see ad above!)
WHBF-TV 231 18th St. Rock Island IL 61201
WFIE-TV 1115 Mount Auburn Rd. Evansville IN 47720
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee FL 32309
WFFT-TV 3707 Hillegas Rd. Ft. Wayne IN 46807
WGXA-TV 599 Martin Luther King Blvd. Macon GA 31201
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
WRBL-TV 1350 13th Ave. Columbus GA 31901
KTVL-TV 1440 Rossanley Dr. Medford OR 97501
WVNS-TV 141 Old Cline Road Ghent WV 25843
KTMF/KWYB-TV 2200 Stephens Ave. Missoula, MT 59801
KULR-TV 2045 Overland Ave. Billings, MT 59108
WDHN-TV 5274 E. State Highway 52 East Dothan AL 36376
WBBJ-TV 346 Muse Street, Jackson, TN 38301
WHSV-TV 50 North Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22802
KGNS-TV 120 W. Delmar Blvd. Laredo TX 78045
KMVT/KSVT-TV 1100 Blue Lakes Blvd. North Twin Falls, ID 83301
KTVH-TV 100 W. Lyndale Ave. Suite A Helena MT 59601
WBUP/WBKP-TV 1705 Ash Street Ishpeming MI 49849

* Spanish language station


August 14, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015 UPDATE:

There’s a new news director in the number two market today.

Dallman

Dallman

BILL DALLMAN will begin September 8th as the next ND for KCBS/KCAL-TV in Los Angeles, the CBS o-and-o duopoly there.

It’s a return to a local newsroom for Bill, who’s spent the last two years as VP/News for Fox Sports 1. But before that he was an ND for FOX o-and-o’s in his native Minneapolis and in Denver, and was an ND in Grand Rapids, MI. He’s also worked in Sacramento, produced for another Minneapolis station, and began his career as a reporter/anchor on Austin, MN.

Bill told me today that being an ND in Los Angeles was ‘a dream job’.

Here’s the news release announcing his hire.

Bill replaces a good friend, SCOTT DIENER. They worked together at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis. Scott left KCBS in June after five years as ND there.

By the way, this is NOT the large market news director position I was expecting to be filled in the next day or so. So there could be more news on the horizon.

When that happens, you’ll read about it here.

Silbermann

Silbermann

One other note…our well wishes to Raycom Media Regional News Director LARRY SILBERMANN, who is recovering from a weekend heart attack and angioplasty. I’ll let Larry fill you in via this email he sent to friends.

Your email wishing him well can be sent to: LSilbermann@RaycomMedia.com

More in our full report later this week.

regards,

Rick Gevers

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Greetings:

Hello from San Francisco and the AAJA conference, where it was my pleasure to see some old friends and meet some news managers for the first time.

And there are some new news managers in our industry this week, as FOUR new news directors were hired this week. And there are just TWO new openings, so the count of open ND jobs drops to 39.

TWO of those open ND jobs are among the FIVE paid help wanted ads this week.

We’ve updated our list of Other News Management Openings, have a number of GMs on the move, and, in our Names in the News, it is my pleasure to finally use the words ‘alligator’ and ‘news director’ in the same sentence.

You’ll have to read on to learn how I could do that.

New News Director Openings:

KOLD-TV, Tucson, AZ…MICHELLE GERMANO is leaving this Raycom Media owned station to become ND for WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham. More on that below.

WCHS-TV, Charleston, WV…this Sinclair owned ABC affiliate is advertising for a new news director. My records show that MATT SNYDER has been the ND here since 2006. I do not know if he took another job or just left the station.

Also, please note the Paid Help Wanted Ad below for the news director opening at WCYB-TV in Bristol, VA. We told you last week that JOHN SOARES was leaving that job later this year to move to California for family reasons.

Newly Named News Directors:

Thomas

Thomas

KXTX-TV, Dallas, TX…SANDRA THOMAS starts Monday as the new news director for this Telemundo affiliate. She’s been out of news for two years, but previously served as the ND for the Telemundo affiliate in Los Angeles (KEVA-TV) from 1994-1997. More on Sandra’s career in this story from Media Moves. At KXTX, she replaces KAREN MENDEZ who was promoted to news director of another Telemundo station, WNJU-TV.

Michelle Germano

Germano

WTVD-TV, Raleigh/Durham, NC…we told you earlier this week that MICHELLE GERMANO has been hired as the next news director for this ABC o-and-o. She’s been the ND for KOLD-TV in Tucson for the past 12 years, part of her 15 year career at the station. GM NICK ULMER broke the news to the staff in this memo.  Michelle’s also worked as a producer in Houston and in Corpus Christi. At WTVD, she replaces 17 year station vet ROB ELMORE. Rob was promoted to ND for another ABC o-and-o, KABC-TV in Los Angeles, in May.

Geraghty

Geraghty

WKRC-TV, Cincinnati, OH…TIM GERAGHTY will be back in a newsroom on Monday as he takes over this Sinclair owned CBS affiliate. Tim left his job as Senior Director of News for Central Florida News 13 in January after three years there. He’s also been an ND in Miami, Sacramento and Grand Rapids, MI, and worked in Kansas City, Kalamazoo, Decatur, IL, and Columbia, MO. He replaces KIRK VARNER who left in early July after more than four years as ND.

Dello Stritto

Dello Stritto

KTNV-TV, Las Vegas, NV…MIKE DELLO STRITTO returns to this ABC affiliate as news director. The staff memo from GM JIM PRATHER is here. Earlier in his career he reported for KTNV. Mike’s been working as the Managing Editor for KPIX-TV in San Francisco for the past 18 months. He left Las Vegas in 2006 for a reporter’s job in Sacramento, where he moved into management, eventually becoming the Assistant News Director. He’s also worked in West Palm Beach and Chattanooga. Mike replaces KARIN MOVESIAN who left this Scripps’ owned station to become ND at KSDK-TV in St. Louis after eight years here.

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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News Director, WCYB-TV, Bristol, TN/VA:

WCYB-TV/WEMT-TV, the NBC and FOX affiliate in Bristol, TN/VA, serving the Tri-Cities DMA and framed by the beauty of the Blue Ridge and southern Appalachian mountains, is seeking a passionate newsroom leader to join our #1 news team.

We require a hands-on News Director committed to providing team leadership and vision for the future of our news operation. You will work closely with the newsroom staff, General Manager and Marketing Manager to develop and execute a strategic news plan tied to viewer research. You must also have a proven track record of fostering a collaborative work environment and being a skilled communicator who can manage a large staff in the execution of breaking news and severe weather coverage.

Job responsibilities include: overseeing all aspects of the day-to-day news operation; maintaining the highest of ethical standards; recruiting/coaching/mentoring of the newsroom staff, building a strong management team through delegation and instruction; implementing an aggressive multi-screen strategy with a working knowledge of cutting-edge digital strategies and techniques that utilizes social media; handling budget planning and expense controls; collaborating with all department heads to achieve station goals and growth; promoting an engaged work environment that fosters the Bonten “Culture of Excellence.”

The successful candidate should have at least five years of broadcast television newsroom management experience with a strong background in producing, talent development and platform-agnostic story telling.

Please send resumes via email to hr@wcyb.com or via mail to:

WCYB/WEMT-TV
Attn: Nancy Booher
101 Lee Street
Bristol, VA – TN 24201-4355

WCYB is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Executive Producer, KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS:

Are you a talented NOW producer who excels at winning breaking news and weather across multiple platforms?

Are you a smaller market executive producer looking for the next step?

If so – KWCH12 in Wichita, Kansas, is looking for you.

Sunflower Broadcasting is looking for its next nightside Executive Producer to help continue our tradition of excellence by overseeing the #1-rated Eyewitness News at 10, Eyewitness News at 9 on KSCW, and content on KWCH.com.

We have all the resources you will need to win: Live trucks, Dejeros, GoPros, satellite truck, and a talented team of journalists who will work with you every day to succeed. We won a national Edward R. Murrow Award, two regional Murrows, and an Emmy this year.

The successful candidate should be great at working with a team of reporters, anchors and producers to showcase and “produce-up” content, finding new ways to engage viewers across multiple platforms, and using urgent and impactful language in your storytelling.

Wichita is a growing community, with a good amount of breaking news, and a ton of breaking weather (especially during spring storm season). And the cost of living here will allow you to save a few dollars. Not to mention, this is a great station run by a great company who really cares about its employees.

At least four years of producing experience required.

Interested candidates please click here and search Requisition Number SUN2377 to learn more about the position and apply.

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Morning Executive Producer, KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO:

KOAA News5, the Colorado Broadcasters Association Station of the Year and the number one NBC affiliate in beautiful Colorado Springs-Pueblo, is searching for an Executive Producer to push the envelope on our award-winning two-and-a-half-hour newscast.

We are looking for a true leader who can manage a morning team of 10+ employees. We set the pace in the market on multiple platforms including web, mobile and social media. We staff for multiple morning lives shots, in a fast paced, informative newscast that is always what’s new, now, and next.

The ideal candidate will be a great mentor for producers, and a team player with seasoned journalists. You will coordinate with marketing, collaborate with other news managers and bring creative solutions to the table. You must be able to make smart decisions and execute last minute changes without supervision.

We are an investigative station in a market with a lot of breaking news, including critical weather conditions during morning drive.

At least two years line producing experience required, but strong leadership qualities are even more important. Familiarity with NBC NewsChannel, ENPS, World Now and Ross Overdrive is helpful.

If you land this job you will get to work in one of the most beautiful places on earth, in a happy newsroom, with competitive pay. We invest in our employees with training opportunities like Poynter and IRE, great benefits and a lot of fun team building (we’re having a Fit Bit challenge for a cruise right now!) We love what we do and where we work – come see why.

Rush your resume & link to your work to EPJob@KOAA.com, SUBJECT LINE: Executive Producer

NO phone calls please.

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News Director, KTXS-TV, Abilene, TX:

KTXS-TV, the ABC affiliate in Abilene, Texas, has an opening for an aggressive, experienced, hands-on news director who is committed to providing leadership and the vision for the future.

We produce approximately 20 hours of live news each week, and have a thriving digital presence tied to our on-air product by online mobile and social media.

Successful candidates will be able to manage a staff of 25, handle budget responsibilities, and will love to coach and train newsroom personnel. You will work closely with the team to develop and execute our strategic news plan tied to our viewer research. Candidates will have a track record as a team player, and will promote a collaborative work environment in concert with our company’s “culture of excellence”.

If you are the one to lead our #1 news operation and help our team grow to the next level, then you need to apply.

Qualified candidates should contact Bud Brown, VP & General Manager at bbrown@KTXS.com or apply by clicking here.

No phone calls please. KTXS-TV is owned by Bonten Media Group.

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Executive Producer, WTVG-TV, Toledo, OH:

13ABC, Toledo’s #1 news station, has an opening for News Executive Producer.

This is a tremendous opportunity for a producer prepared to accept greater responsibility. If you are ready for a key management position with a great news operation, we would like to hear from you. The executive producer supervises line producers, facilitates creative ideas and works with our team leaders to maintain high journalistic standards.

Our area includes great recreation on Lake Erie, a world class art museum and zoo, terrific parks, and active university communities. Plus this is home to the Toledo Mud Hens and Walleye!

Please send your application materials to: Brian Trauring, News Director, 13abc, 4247 Dorr Street, Toledo, OH 43607 or via email to: wtvg.hr@13abc.com

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (relisted this week)
KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (relisted this week)

WLBT-TV, Jackson, MS (listed 8/8/15)
WCYB-TV, Tri-Cities, TN (relisted 8/8/15)
WKBN-TV, Youngstown, OH (listed 7/19/15)
KION-TV, Salinas/Monterey, CA (listed 8/2/15)
KRCR-TV, Redding, CA (relisted 8/8/15)

EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER:

KPIX-TV, San Francisco, CA (new listing this week)
WFXT-TV, Boston, MA (2 jobs, Inv/Spec. Proj. & newscast EP, relisted 7/11/15)
KDVR/KWGN-TV, Denver, CO (listed 6/21/15)
KOVR-TV, Sacramento, CA (PM EP, relisted 7/19/15)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (new listing this week)
KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (Dayside EP, relisted this week)
WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, WI (listed 7/11/15)
WIAT-TV, Birmingham, AL (relisted 6/28/15)
WJAR-TV, Providence, RI (relisted 7/11/15)
KFSN-TV, Fresno, CA (AM EP, listed 6/28/15)
KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS (listed 8/8/15, see ad above!)
WTVG-TV, Toledo, OH (new listing this week, see ad above!)

WMTW-TV, Portland, ME (AM EP, relisted 8/2/15)
KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO (AM EP, relisted this week, see ad above!)
WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA (listed 8/8/15)
WTVM-TV, Columbus, GA (listed 7/5/15)

MANAGING EDITOR:

KPIX-TV, San Francisco, CA (new listing this week)

ASSIGNMENT MANAGER:

WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (relisted 6/14/15)
WPBF-TV, W. Palm Beach, FL (relisted 7/11/15)

NEWS OPERATIONS MANAGER:

KPRC-TV, Houston, TX (relisted this week)

Obituary:

We told you last week of the death of longtime Syracuse newsman BILL CAREY, who died of lung cancer at the age of 61. Bill reported for most of his career, but did serve as ND for WTVH-TV in Syracuse for several years.

We’ve since found a very moving posthumous profile of him and his fight against cancer. Even if you never knew Bill (and I did not), take a moment to read it by clicking here.

Situations Wanted:

We offer a free situations wanted ad to news managers who are looking for a new opportunity. If you’d like to state your case to a well targeted audience, email me an item (max. 150 words). You may include a link to a website, an email address, and a photo. You must include your name. I’ll run it for one week. I don’t represent or endorse those listed, but merely trying to help.

Names in the News…and other things:

It’s not often we get to use the words ‘alligator’ and ‘news director’ in the same sentence, so you can imagine my delight in finding this story involving a Huntsville News Director. Let’s just say that the alligator is taller (longer?) that she is.

A local TV news operation is returning to southern New Jersey. Details in this story.

Bier

Bier

Old friend TOM BIER, who started at WISC-TV in Madison as the weekend sports anchor 41 years ago and rose to news director and later general manager, retired today. He also served as Chair of (then) RTNDA in 1990. The station paid him tribute in this editorial.

General Manager News:

ANNE OULLETTE has been promoted from Controller to General Manager for CBS’s WCCO-TV in Minneapolis. She’s been at the station for 12 years. More here.

LISA HOWFIELD, who left KSNV-TV in Las Vegas shortly after Sinclair bought that NBC station, has signed on as GM for KLAS-TV, the newly-acquired-by-Nexstar CBS affiliate there. She replaces EMILY NEILSON who retired after 35 years at the station, the last 12 as General Manager, and ten years before that as News Director. Here’s the news release.

KITV (Honolulu/ABC) General Manager ANDREW JACKSON is leaving for a job with a Hawaii based marketing company.

And KEVIN HARLAN returns to Nexstar’s WMBD-TV in Peoria as General Manager. He held that same job from 2002-2006.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Friday, August 14, 2015.

If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

KCBS-TV 4200 Radford Ave. Los Angeles CA 91604
KWHY-TV 4975 W. Pico Blvd Los Angeles,CA 90019 *
KYW-TV 1555 Hamilton St. Philadelphia PA 19130
KXAS-TV 4805 Amon Carter Blvd. Fort Worth TX 76155
WTSP-TV 11450 Gandy Boulevard St. Petersburg FL 33702
Northwest Cable News, 333 Dexter Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98109
KCEC-TV 777 Grant St. #110 Denver CO 80203 *
WKMG-TV 4466 N. John Young Parkway Orlando, FL 32804
WXIX-TV 635 W. Seventh St. Cincinnati OH 45203
WSPA-TV 250 International Drive Spartanburg SC 29303
KLAS-TV 3228 Channel 8 Drive Las Vegas 89109
KOAT-TV 3801 Carlisle Boulevard NE Albuquerque NM 87107
WKBW-TV 7 Broadcast Plaza Buffalo NY 14202
WCHS-TV 1301 Piedmont Rd. Charleston, WV 25301
KOLD-TV 7831 N Business Park Dr. Tucson AZ 85743

KVEO-TV 394 North Expressway Brownsville TX 78521
WBRZ-TV 1650 Highland Rd. Baton Rouge LA 70802
WCYB-TV 101 Lee St. Bristol WV 24201 (see ad above!)
WHBF-TV 231 18th St. Rock Island IL 61201
WFIE-TV 1115 Mount Auburn Rd. Evansville IN 47720
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee FL 32309
KYTX-TV 2211 ESE Loop 323 Tyler TX 75701
WFFT-TV 3707 Hillegas Rd. Ft. Wayne IN 46807
WGXA-TV 599 Martin Luther King Blvd. Macon GA 31201
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
WRBL-TV 1350 13th Ave. Columbus GA 31901
WTVM-TV 1909 Wynnton Road Columbus GA 31906
KTVL-TV 1440 Rossanley Dr. Medford OR 97501
WVNS-TV 141 Old Cline Road Ghent WV 25843
KTXS-TV 4420 North Clack St. Abilene, TX 79603 (see ad above!)
KTMF/KWYB-TV 2200 Stephens Ave. Missoula, MT 59801
KULR-TV 2045 Overland Ave. Billings, MT 59108
WDHN-TV 5274 E. State Highway 52 East Dothan AL 36376
WBBJ-TV 346 Muse Street, Jackson, TN 38301
WHSV-TV 50 North Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22802
KGNS-TV 120 W. Delmar Blvd. Laredo TX 78045
KMVT/KSVT-TV 1100 Blue Lakes Blvd. North Twin Falls, ID 83301
KTVH-TV 100 W. Lyndale Ave. Suite A Helena MT 59601
WBUP/WBKP-TV 1705 Ash Street Ishpeming MI 49849

* Spanish language station


August 8, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015 UPDATE:

Michelle Germano

Germano

As teased in last nights’ UPDATE, another news director’s position was filled today as MICHELLE GERMANO has been named News Director for ABC’s WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham.

She’s been the ND for KOLD/KMSB-TV in Tucson since 2003 and has worked at the station for 15. A Texas native, she’s also worked in Houston and Corpus Christi.

Michelle’s GM, NICK ULMER, sent this note to his staff this morning.

At WTVD, she replaces ROB ELMORE who was promoted to sister ABC o-and-o KABC-TV in May. Rob spent 17 years as the ND there.

And…again….not to be too big a tease, but there may be yet another large market ND job filled later this week.

I’m at AAJA in San Francisco, where it’s already been a pleasure to see a few of you.

regards,

Rick Gevers

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 UPDATE:

Geraghty

Geraghty

Another News Director job was filled today, with TIM GERAGHTY returning to a newsroom.

He’ll start Monday as the News Director for Sinclair’s WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, the CBS affiliate.

Tim most recently was Senior Director of News for Central Florida News 13, a position he left in January after three years. He’s also been an ND in Miami, Sacramento and Grand Rapids, MI, and has worked in Kansas City, Kalamazoo, Decatur, IL, and Columbia, MO.

The key word in that last sentence was Decatur, because that’s where he once worked with WKRC GM JON LAWHEAD. Back in 1988, Jon was the local sales manager and Tim produced the 10:00 news.

At WKRC, he replaces KIRK VARNER who left the station in early July after 4+ years.

Not to be too much of a tease, but I believe yet another larger market ND job will be filled this week, perhaps as early as tomorrow. Stay tuned.

Our full report later this week may be delayed by my attendance at AAJA in San Francisco. I look forward to seeing some of you there.

regards,

Rick Gevers

Monday, August 10, 2015 UPDATE:

Greetings:

Today’s UPDATE? A one-time reporter returns to his old station as news director.

Dello Stritto

Dello Stritto

MIKE DELLO STRITTO will join Scripps’ KTNV-TV in Las Vegas on August 31 as its next news director. Here’s the memo from GM JIM PRATHER to the staff.

It’s a return to this ABC affiliate for Mike, who worked there as a reporter from 2004-2006. He left for CBS o-and-o KOVR-TV in Sacramento, where he reported and made the transition to management, first as Managing Editor, and then Assistant News Director, and later interim News Director.

In January, 2014, he was promoted to Managing Editor at CBS’s KPIX-TV in San Francisco, where he still works.

He’s also worked in West Palm Beach and Chattanooga. His Linkedin page has the full story.

As always, more on this story and all the latest news in our full report later this week.

That report may be delayed by my attendance at AAJA in San Francisco, where I’ll hope to see some of you.

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Hello from Minneapolis, where it was great to see some of you at this year’s NABJ conference. And I hope to see a few more of you next week in San Francisco at the AAJA conference.

(Speaking of the NABJ Conference, those of us staying at the headquarters hotel got a little extra excitement Thursday night, complete with lots of yellow tape and police cars.)

Not sure if it’s because folks were traveling, but only ONE new ND hire this week, and ONE new opening. That leaves our always unofficial count of open news director jobs at 40. There are paid ads for THREE of those openings, and THREE ads for other positions.

In Names in the News, a veteran ND takes a morning EP job in Chicago, a Mississippi legend marks his 50th anniversary, and a number of other news management moves.

For the second consecutive week, we have an obituary for a former Syracuse News Director.

All that and more below.

Devlin full 4-27-15

New News Director Openings:

Soares

Soares

WCYB-TV, Tri-Cities, TN…JOHN SOARES is leaving this Bonten Media owned NBC affiliate this fall, to move to California where his wife has been working for the last year. More details in this note from GM JACK DEMPSEY to the staff. John’s been the ND there since March, 2014. Earlier in his career, he was the ND for a station in Johnson City, was an ND in Wichita for four months, has taught at several universities, and has worked in California as a reporter/anchor and in York, PA.

Also, please note the Paid Help Wanted Ad below for the news director opening at KTXS-TV in Abilene, TX. We told you last week that JASON GOODWIN was leaving for an ND job at KRNV-TV in Reno.

Newly Named News Directors:

Doughty

Doughty

KWES-TV, Midland, TX…JAMES DOUGHTY (MUNOZ) returns home to Midland as ND for this Drewry Communications owned NBC affiliate. He’s a former ND in San Angelo TX, has worked as a reporter in San Antonio and several smaller Texas markets, and most recently served as a Communications Director for a San Antonio City Councilman. More here. At KWES, he replaces TOM TEFERTILLER who was ND for four months, and spent 20 years at the station as the chief meteorologist.

 

Paid Help Wanted Ads:

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News Director, KTXS-TV, Abilene, TX:

KTXS-TV, the ABC affiliate in Abilene, Texas, has an opening for an aggressive, experienced, hands-on news director who is committed to providing leadership and the vision for the future.

We produce approximately 20 hours of live news each week, and have a thriving digital presence tied to our on-air product by online mobile and social media.

Successful candidates will be able to manage a staff of 25, handle budget responsibilities, and will love to coach and train newsroom personnel. You will work closely with the team to develop and execute our strategic news plan tied to our viewer research. Candidates will have a track record as a team player, and will promote a collaborative work environment in concert with our company’s “culture of excellence”.

If you are the one to lead our #1 news operation and help our team grow to the next level, then you need to apply.

Qualified candidates should contact Bud Brown, VP & General Manager at bbrown@KTXS.com or apply by clicking here.

No phone calls please. KTXS-TV is owned by Bonten Media Group.

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Executive Producer, WTVG-TV, Toledo, OH:

13ABC, Toledo’s #1 news station, has an opening for News Executive Producer.

This is a tremendous opportunity for a producer prepared to accept greater responsibility. If you are ready for a key management position with a great news operation, we would like to hear from you. The executive producer supervises line producers, facilitates creative ideas and works with our team leaders to maintain high journalistic standards.

Our area includes great recreation on Lake Erie, a world class art museum and zoo, terrific parks, and active university communities. Plus this is home to the Toledo Mud Hens and Walleye!

Please send your application materials to: Brian Trauring, News Director, 13abc, 4247 Dorr Street, Toledo, OH 43607 or via email to: wtvg.hr@13abc.com

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News Director, WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, OH:

WXIX, the Raycom-owned FOX affiliate in Cincinnati, OH (DMA 36) is looking for an aggressive, hands-on news/digital coverage leader who knows how to use every tool available to craft exceptional content.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, skilled communicator who leads in the execution of breaking news and weather coverage and lives the NOW brand on all screens.

Job responsibilities include managing daily news content, constant recruiting and leadership of news staff, budget administration and strategic planning in collaboration with the General Manager and Marketing Manager. Should have at least five years of broadcast television newsroom management experience including time as a News Director and have proven track record of mentoring/coaching a news staff. Would like examples of how the candidate has improved news product at another broadcast television station.

To be considered for this excellent opportunity with Raycom Media, apply online by clicking here and attach your cover letter and resume.

EOE-M/F/D/V

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News Director, WSPA-TV, Spartanburg, SC:

WSPA and WYCW, the Media General owned CBS and CW affiliates operating out of Spartanburg, SC (DMA 37) are looking for a winning News Director with experience in hyphenated markets and a strong track record of success in the Digital environment.

The News Director is responsible for 47 hours of local news between the CBS and CW affiliates. Local content is a priority and we are staffed accordingly to deliver on that content promise both on air and on line. We are also uniquely equipped to cover the broad geographic area with a fleet of Live Trucks, Dual Path Satellite Truck, Backpacks, Air 7 and News Bureaus and microwave links strategically positioned across the DMA.

WSPA’s next News Director must be able to execute Media General’s “Three Screen’ strategy and have an entrepreneurial approach to growing that audience. They will understand how to motivate the next generation of news viewers to rely on our products as a daily resource for their information.

Prior news management experience and a strong background in producing and story-telling, mentoring and growing talent and winning in a metered market are necessary requirements.

Spartanburg is right in the middle of the Upstate area less than 30 minutes from Greenville, SC and less than an hour from Asheville, NC. Located just hours from historic areas like Myrtle Beach and Charleston, SC, Savannah and Atlanta, GA Spartanburg is the “Hub City” of South Carolina.

To apply for this position with Media General click here.

No phone calls please. EOE/M/F/D/V

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Manager of Coverage and Content, KIRO-TV, Seattle, WA:

KIRO 7 is looking for someone with a great passion and understanding for news across all platforms to be its first Manager of Coverage and Content. This person will join a team that dominates breaking news coverage and in-depth story coverage. This person will be responsible for how viewers see KIRO journalism, whether it be digital, social or TV. This individual will make value decision and determine which stories should be placed on which platform. The Manager of Coverage and Content is also responsible for the content of each story and how it is portrayed and will be accountable for mobilizing resources to execute the story. S/he will manage the enrichment of the story to provide the best viewer experience whether it is on digital, social or TV.

They will work closely with our Executive Producer of Digital, our Managing Editor, and our broadcast EPs to manage great coverage through an awesome team of KIRO 7 journalists making sure that all coverage is in-line with the KIRO 7 brand. S/He should lead the clear and rapid communication of all stories, large and small. The person will manage directly a team of Assignment Editors providing daily direction and support, and provide indirect oversight to a team of Digital Content Producers partnering with the Executive Producer of Digital to manage workflow, content distribution and coverage planning. The person will oversee communication and organization logistics working directly with assignment editors, reporters, photographers, producers, managers, and others to cover the news of the day.

Click here to apply:

KION

Assistant News Director, KION-TV, Salinas, CA:

KION-TV, the CBS affiliate in Monterey, CA is seeking an aggressive, highly motivated Assistant News Director to supervise day-to-day operations of the news department. The ideal candidate should be able to lead by example, have a talent for enterprising stories and a passion for breaking news. The Assistant News Director will contribute story ideas daily and have excellent copy editing skills.

This position supervises and directs producers and reporters, copy edits scripts, participates in both daily and long range planning to match resources to planned coverage, in addition to coordinating breaking news coverage including program interrupts, bulletin crawls and website coverage. Position also completes other duties and tasks in support of the News Department mission and business operations.

A minimum of 5 years broadcast journalism experience required. A degree in journalism, mass communications or equivalent experience is required. You will need to have excellent verbal and written communications skills and strong attention to detail. The ability to stay calm under pressure and handle stress is a must. Must be a good team leader, proficient in multi-tasking and have a flexible schedule. Must have good computer skills and have experience in management and supervisory positions.

Successful candidate must pass a drug test and background check.

Please send resumes to:

KION News Channel 5
Attn: Deb Monroe
1550 Moffett Street
Salinas, CA 93905

Email: Debra.Monroe@kionrightnow.com

Please note referral source (tell ‘em you saw it here!).

News Channel 5 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

RMPBS logo

Director of Production and Creative Operations, Rocky Mt. PBS, Denver, CO:

One of the nation’s most cutting-edge public media companies is expanding its team. Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting, based in Denver, serves the Rocky Mountain region as a PBS and NPR affiliate.

We are seeking an experienced television production manager to oversee the internal production of video content.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated academic success with a bachelor’s degree (or exceptional relevant job experience), at least five years’ experience in television production, and at least three years’ experience in management related to production. Spanish language is a plus.

The director will:

· Hire, train and supervise production personnel.
· Oversee annual production budget and recommend the acquisition and/or replacement of production equipment, software, services and systems.
· Lead continuous process improvement and quality control of production and creative operations.
· Support production of content, including series and documentaries, news packages, promotional messages, pledge breaks, underwriting spots, community events, and other productions.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:

Submit the following items via email to hr@rmpbs.org and please put “Director of Production/Creative Ops” in the subject line.

1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant’s qualifications fit the company’s needs and stating how you found out about this opening.

2. A résumé detailing education, training, salary history, and employment experience.

3. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references with a thorough knowledge of the applicant’s professional experience and achievements

4. Salary requirements.

Position will be posted at www.rmpbs.org/jobs until filled.

No phone calls please.

 

Other News Management Openings:

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR:

WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (listed 6/14/15)
KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (listed 7/5/15)
KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, NM (relisted 6/14/15)
WLBT-TV, Jackson, MS (new listing this week)
WCYB-TV, Tri-Cities, TN (relisted this week)

WKBN-TV, Youngstown, OH (listed 7/19/15)
KION-TV, Salinas/Monterey, CA (listed 8/2/15)
KRCR-TV, Redding, CA (relisted this week)

EXECUTIVE NEWS PRODUCER:

WFXT-TV, Boston, MA (2 jobs, Inv/Spec. Proj. & newscast EP, relisted 7/11/15)
KDVR/KWGN-TV, Denver, CO (listed 6/21/15)
KOVR-TV, Sacramento, CA (PM EP, relisted 7/19/15)
KSWB-TV, San Diego, CA (PM EP, relisted 6/14/15)
KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (Dayside EP, relisted 6/14/15)
WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, WI (listed 7/11/15)
WIAT-TV, Birmingham, AL (relisted 6/28/15)
WJAR-TV, Providence, RI (relisted 7/11/15)
KFSN-TV, Fresno, CA (AM EP, listed 6/28/15)
KWCH-TV, Wichita, KS (new listing this week)
WTVG-TV, Toledo, OH (new listing this week, see ad above!)
WMTW-TV, Portland, ME (AM EP, relisted 8/2/15)
KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO (AM EP, listed 7/5/15)
WJCL-TV, Savannah, GA (new listing this week)
WVLA/WGMB-TV, Baton Rouge, LA (listed 6/14/15)
WTVM-TV, Columbus, GA (listed 7/5/15)

ASSIGNMENT MANAGER:

WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA (relisted 6/14/15)
WPBF-TV, W. Palm Beach, FL (relisted 7/11/15)

NEWS OPERATIONS MANAGER:

KPRC-TV, Houston, TX (listed 6/28/15)

Obituary:

BILL CAREY, a onetime news director for Syracuse’s WTVH-TV, died Friday night at the age of 61 from lung cancer. Bill was 61. He worked at several Syracuse stations before landing at the Time Warner Cable operation there, which offers this nice obituary. His passing follows that of another longtime Syracuse newsman, ANDY BRIGHAM, whose obituary we brought you last week.

Situations Wanted:

We offer a free situations wanted ad to news managers who are looking for a new opportunity. If you’d like to state your case to a well targeted audience, email me an item (max. 150 words). You may include a link to a website, an email address, and a photo. You must include your name. I’ll run it for one week. I don’t represent or endorse those listed, but merely trying to help.

Names in the News…and other things:

Salamone

Salamone

DAN SALAMONE, who’s been an ND in (most recently) Cleveland, as well as Detroit, Portland, OR, and Albuquerque, is headed to Chicago as the morning EP for FOX o-and-o WFLD-TV. Dan told me he was proud to be overseeing the 5 1/2 hour morning program, and posted this note on his Facebook page.

SEAN FLANAGAN joins KMGH-TV in Denver as its new Assistant ND. He’s been the AND for WTLV/WJXX-TV in Jacksonville, FL,  since March, 2014. He spent two years as an ND in Eugene, OR, and has worked in Philadelphia, Phoenix, Denver, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and Colorado Springs in a variety of roles.

KGTV in San Diego has hired FRANCES FEDORISKA to be the Dayside EP. She’s been a producer for KOMO-TV in Seattle for the past five years, and has also worked in Denver and Colorado Springs.

Toledo’s WTVG-TV, the ABC affiliate there, has promoted JOSH LOVE to Assistant News Director. He’s been the EP at this Gray Communications owned station, and the search is now on for his replacement as you can see in the paid help wanted ad above.

KWTX-TV in Waco, TX, has hired TARA MERGENER as Nightside EP and 10:00 anchor. She’s spent the last ten years working as a freelance correspondent for CBS Newspath and others in Washington, DC.

You saw their ads here for a few weeks earlier this summer, and now RTDNA and the National Endowment for Financial Education have announced their award winners.

Case

Case

You should take a few moments to click on this link to watch WAPT-TV in Jackson, MS, pay tribute to Mississippi news legend BERT CASE on the occasion of his 50th anniversary on TV in Jackson. Lots of clips of some very classic interviews. He was the first ND and first anchor at WAPT and has been ND for three different Jackson stations.

General Manager News:

BOB COOK has been named GM for FOX’s KTTV/KCOP-TV in Los Angeles. He replaces KEVIN HALE who is retiring. More here.

Our Full List of Open ND Jobs:

Here is my list of stations with open ND jobs, as of Saturday, August 8, 2015.

If you know of any additions/deletions/updates, please email me at: rick@rickgevers.com

KCBS-TV 4200 Radford Ave. Los Angeles CA 91604
KWHY-TV 4975 W. Pico Blvd Los Angeles,CA 90019 *
KYW-TV 1555 Hamilton St. Philadelphia PA 19130
KXAS-TV 4805 Amon Carter Blvd. Fort Worth TX 76155
WTSP-TV 11450 Gandy Boulevard St. Petersburg FL 33702
Northwest Cable News, 333 Dexter Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98109
KCEC-TV 777 Grant St. #110 Denver CO 80203 *
WKMG-TV 4466 N. John Young Parkway Orlando, FL 32804
WTVD-TV 411 Liberty St. Durham NC 27701
WKRC-TV 1906 Highland Ave. Cincinnati OH 45219
WXIX-TV 635 W. Seventh St. Cincinnati OH 45203 (see ad above!)
WSPA-TV 250 International Drive Spartanburg SC 29303 (see ad above!)

KTNV-TV 3355 S. Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas NV 89102
KLAS-TV 3228 Channel 8 Drive Las Vegas 89109
KOAT-TV 3801 Carlisle Boulevard NE Albuquerque NM 87107
WKBW-TV 7 Broadcast Plaza Buffalo NY 14202
KVEO-TV 394 North Expressway Brownsville TX 78521
WBRZ-TV 1650 Highland Rd. Baton Rouge LA 70802
WCYB-TV 101 Lee St. Bristol WV 24201
WHBF-TV 231 18th St. Rock Island IL 61201
WFIE-TV 1115 Mount Auburn Rd. Evansville IN 47720
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee FL 32309
KYTX-TV 2211 ESE Loop 323 Tyler TX 75701
WFFT-TV 3707 Hillegas Rd. Ft. Wayne IN 46807
WGXA-TV 599 Martin Luther King Blvd. Macon GA 31201
KIMA/KEPR-TV 2801 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima,WA 98901
WRBL-TV 1350 13th Ave. Columbus GA 31901
WTVM-TV 1909 Wynnton Road Columbus GA 31906
KTVL-TV 1440 Rossanley Dr. Medford OR 97501
WVNS-TV 141 Old Cline Road Ghent WV 25843
KTXS-TV 4420 North Clack St. Abilene, TX 79603 (see ad above!)
KTMF/KWYB-TV 2200 Stephens Ave. Missoula, MT 59801
KULR-TV 2045 Overland Ave. Billings, MT 59108
WDHN-TV 5274 E. State Highway 52 East Dothan AL 36376
WBBJ-TV 346 Muse Street, Jackson, TN 38301
WHSV-TV 50 North Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22802
KGNS-TV 120 W. Delmar Blvd. Laredo TX 78045
KMVT/KSVT-TV 1100 Blue Lakes Blvd. North Twin Falls, ID 83301
KTVH-TV 100 W. Lyndale Ave. Suite A Helena MT 59601
WBUP/WBKP-TV 1705 Ash Street Ishpeming MI 49849

* Spanish language station