NYD Media Bits

Just a couple of media bits to get you through your football on New Year’s Day.

This email from the Iowa Broadcast News Association got my attention.

Director – Production
KWQC, the NBC affiliate in Davenport, IA has an immediate opening for a full time Director in our Production Department. We are looking for a leader for our control room in a Director position. Responsibilities include directing newscasts, breaking news events, and other live telecast events. Must be technically savvy, have advanced graphics and effects building skills, and have the ability to work well with others – including news and production personnel. Experience with Grass Valley equipment a plus. 3-5 years experience preferred.
Work schedule to be determined. Background check and drug screening are required.
Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring, training, or promotion of employees by reasons of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, physical or mental handicap, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or age. We are engaged in a continuing effort to seek out prospective applicants and request that you refer prospective applicants to us at the contact information below.
Send a resume to:
EEO Officer/Production, Attn: Eric VanWinkle, Supervisor, c/o KWQC-TV6, 805 Brady St. Davenport, IA 52803 or e-mail resume to: Eric at evanwinkle@kwqc.com.
Deadline is Tuesday, January 12th, 2010.
PLEASE INDICATE IN YOUR CORRESPONDENCE EXACTLY WHERE YOU HEARD OF THIS.

KWQC-TV in Davenport is looking a full-time director following the departure of two long-time employees. Warren Kizer and Rick Greenlee are no longer employed at 805 Brady Street. The pair had been there for decades. The exact reason for their departure is not clear at this point.

The ad reads that its one position and not two, so it could be another cost-saving measure by my old station.

I worked with both during my days in Davenport. Warren did a lot of the morning newscasts and Rick worked on weekends before moving to weekday directing.

The other bit may not see the light of day.

Mark Tauscheck worked at as reporter at WHO-TV for several years and recently departed the station on his own terms.

You may see him pop up on TV again, this time about the Mediacom-Sinclair carriage debate. Mark recently cut a spot for Mediacom, explaining their side of the dispute. But, with an 8-day extension granted, we may not see the spot.

And Thursday was supposed to be the last newscast for KWWL’s Chris Carter, but station management told him on Christmas Eve that he didn’t have to work the last week and was done then.

The Waterloo Courier wrote an article about it. Check out the comments section for more on the story.

Other bits? Post them in the comment section. I will then post them as I have to approve all comments before the world can see them.

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