Local Television

Work in Television? Under Contract? When To Begin Your Job Search…10 Tips:

I interview thousands of candidates in the media industry for a living. Contracts are prevalent within our industry, but not for every group and every position. If you are under contract or currently employed and looking for your next opportunity for career growth, there is a strategy and decorum you need to consider. One of …

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CARVER TALENT HOT JOBS OF THE WEEK

Assistant News Director, top 30 market. $145K base compensation range. Executive Producer, top 10 market, $115K base compensation range. Executive Producer, top 15 market, $115K base compensation range. Local Sales Manager, top 100 market, $115K base compensation range and $140K+ all-in at goal. Local Sales Manager, top 100 market, $100K base compensation range and $125K+ …

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Carver Talent HOT JOBS OF THE WEEK

-General Manager, top 100 market. $450K+ all-in comp range. Must have previous GM experience. -Director of Sales, top 10 market. Must have top 50 market DOS experience. $250-$265K comp range. -Local Sales Manager, top 25 market. Must have previous LSM experience. Great group and station! $150K comp range. -Assistant News Director, top 10 market. Must …

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Recruitment Process “Ghosting” – A Great Way to Burn a Bridge

Ghosting, not just an urban dictionary myth anymore. Before we dive in, let us explore the word by definition: Ghost·ing/ˈɡōstiNG/ noun – The practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication. You know the word…and, likely connect “ghosting” to the context of dating or friendship. Unfortunately, …

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Carver Talent – HOT JOBS of the Week – August 17th edition!

General Manager, Midwestern television market, legacy station. $450K+ all-in comp range. Must have previous television GM experience. Director of Sales, top 10 television market, $250K+ base compensation, $330K+ all-in potential at goal. Director of Sales, top 100 Midwestern television market. $165K+ base compensation. Assistant News Director, top 10 television market. Dayside Senior Executive Producer, dominant …

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Celebrating One Year!

One year! Wow, what a wild ride. Yes, a year ago today, I was notified that my position as Director of Recruiting for a large media group had been eliminated. Half of my recruiting team was downsized immediately following the acquisition of Raycom Media six-months earlier. Only to be immediately, and smartly, swept-up by the …

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Is A Social Media Post Worth Your Career?

If you work in the media industry, you know the power of social media. Both the positive power as well as the negative. Need proof? Read the comments from any recent media post regarding politics, the global pandemic and/or civil unrest. BREAKING NEWS: People are extremely passionate regarding their views. Beware, beware, beware. If you …

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Interviewing Through the Downsized/Furloughed Carnage of Candidates…5 Tips:

The tables have suddenly turned. What was once a candidate-starved recruiting environment with a 3.4% U.S. unemployment rate just a few months ago before the Covid-19 global pandemic has suddenly exploded into a candidate-overflow situation with 15-20%+ unemployment…numbers not seen since the Great Depression era. Over the past 9 weeks, more than 38 million Americans …

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The Current Media Landscape: Unemployment Rates, Revenue Dollars, and Recruiting

The staggering U.S. unemployment rate announced by the government this past Friday as a result of the global pandemic may get even worse, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “The reported numbers are probably going to get worse before they get better,” Munchin told the Fox News Sunday program. The unemployment rate exploded to 14.7% in April, …

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