Friday, March 30, 2012

Where Did Everyone Go?

Currently, there are job postings for writer/producer positions in the following markets(to the best of my knowledge):

WCBS New York, NY
WPIX New York, NY
KABC Los Angeles
WBZ Boston
KING Seattle
KDVR Denver
KOVR, KCRA, KTXL Sacramento
WPXI Pittsburgh(2 positions)
WRIC Richmond, VA
WZZM Grand Rapids, MI
KCBD Lubbock
WLFL Raleigh
WRIE Evansville
WTOL Toledo
KCRG Cedar Rapids
WDJT Milwaukee
KKTV Colorado Springs
KXAN Austin
WMAR Baltimore
KABB San Antonio
WKME Portland, ME
KVTN Little Rock
WKEF Dayton
WTVX West Palm Beach
KJCT Grand Junction
WHNS Greenville, SC
WEHT Evansville
KLAS Las Vegas
WPBS Waterton, NY
WOOD Grand Rapids
WRAL Raleigh (senior producer)
WMX Memphis
WGNO New Orleans
WESH Orlando
WTTA Tampa
WKRG Mobile
WRC Washington, DC
KY3 Springfield
KVOA Tucson
WTLV Jacksonville
KHSB Ft. Smith
WCAU Philly

I've never seen it like this in my 20+ years.

What the hell is going on? Where did all the producers go?

I'd like to hear from all the producers/managers out there(the ones that are left apparently) -- why are so many jobs going unfilled?

Leave an anonymous post if you'd like. I'm curious -- is it money? not wanting to move? getting tired of the promo game?

I'd love an honest discussion on what's happening out there in promo land.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Eat. Sleep. Breathe.

From NBC Miami:

Need a Job?

From our friend Paul Greeley:

A 10 year veteran of KKTV has moved on to a local production house and thus we're looking for a creative genius...

KKTV, Channel 11, the CBS affiliate in Colorado Springs, is looking for a writer/producer/editor to join the creative services dept.

KKTV is looking for an experienced broadcast writer, producer, shooter, and editor equally adept at handling our clients’ commercials as well as working with our news dept to do news image and news topicals. Part of the duties of this position is working with the news dept to create effective news topicals for the 10pm news. The qualified candidate should have strong graphic designer skills that include After Effects, Illustrator, PhotoShop, etc.

Prior experience with VIZRT preferred.

Come live in the #1 Best Places to Live (Money Magazine, Best Big City, 2006) and America’s Best City (Outside Magazine, 2009). In the shadow of one of the most famous American mountains , Pike’s Peak, it’s Colorado’s largest city in area and second only to Denver (60 miles north) in population.

Send resume and links to examples of your work to

If you have any questions, please call Paul Greeley, Brand Manager, at 719-457-8282

KNBC Facebook

A visually interesting spot from LA, voiced by my favorite female VO artist Robin Bittman!

KNBC Facebook "Like" Us from Jeremy Claypool on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Terry Hart

There hasn't been much in the way of new promos to show you recently -- so I'm going back to the archives of the very talented Terry Hart, who directed these spots.

And here is a compliation of a few spots featuring beautiful scenics:

Which is your favorite? Why?