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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Announces Recipeints of the 68th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards

Tony Werner, President of Technology at Comcast
To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

New York, NY – October 6, 2016 — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the recipients of the 68th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards that will take place on Saturday, January 7th, 2017. This event marks the eleventh consecutive year that the Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards have been presented during CES. The reception and presentation will take place in the Monet Ballroom at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas beginning at 6:30 p.m.

“From our beginnings in 1948, the Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards always recognized the talented and innovative leaders and companies that have made our industry possible, “said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “As we all enjoy the new world of television on our laptops, tablets and smartphones, we take time tonight to honor those that have the vision of seeing the seemingly impossible and making it a reality.”

“The National Academy’s Technology and Engineering Achievement Committee is pleased to honor these technology companies and especially happy to honor, Tony Werner, President of Technology and Product at Comcast Cable with our Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished career,” said committee Chairman, Robert P. Seidel, Vice President of CBS Engineering and Advanced Technology and Chairman, Engineering Achievement Committee, NATAS. “Over the last twenty-five years, Tony has been one of the leaders in the digital revolution in video, voice and data services in our industry delivering world – class products to consumers and companies alike.”

The individuals and companies that will be honored at the event follow.

2016 Technical / Engineering Achievement Awards

Live Production Technology Beyond HD to Achieve Non-Interpolated Video for Instant Replay

· Evertz
· EVS
· FOR-A

Concept of Opto-Electric Transduction

· Telcon (Alcatel Lucent-Submarine Networks)
· Society of Telegraph Engineers (Institute of Engineering and Technology)
· Siemens

Development and Standardization of Media Object Server (MOS) Protocol

· Media Object Server (MOS) Group

System for Executing Targeted Household Advertising on Linear Television

· Invidi Technologies
· Visible World

Pioneering Invention and Deployment of Fiber Optic Cable

· Corning
· Bell Labs/Western Electric (OFS)

Pioneering Technology to Automate the Digital On-Line Assembly of Broadcast Content

· IBM Corporation
· Laser Pacific/SCAA (Technicolor)


Tony Werner

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Tony G. Werner serves as President of Technology and Product for Comcast Cable. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Technology and Product organization, including innovation, development and operations. The Technology and Product team leads the design and development of Comcast’s customer-facing products, including the X1 Entertainment Operating System, second-screen apps, and ultra-fast home Internet and Wi-Fi. The organization also leads software development, systems engineering, next-generation access networks, cloud computing, technical operations and R&D within Comcast.

Under Tony’s leadership, Comcast has completed major platform developments, including DOCSIS 3.0, the Digital terminal Adapter/all-digital transition and the X1 platform. In 2015, Comcast became the first company to connect a gigabit-class DOCSIS 3.1 modem on a customer-facing network.

The Technology and Product organization also designs and builds new X1 features like Kids Zone, the Sports App and X1 Voice Remote.

Prior to joining Comcast in 2006, Tony served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Liberty Global, Inc., in Englewood, CO, where he led the company’s global strategy for video, voice and data services. He has more than 25 years of engineering and technical management experience, having also held senior management positions with Qwest Communications, Aurora Networks, TeleCommunications, Inc. (TCI)/AT&T Broadband, Rogers Communications, Inc., and RCA Cablevision Systems.

Tony serves as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Foundation (2015-16 term).

A graduate of Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, MN with a degree in Telecommunications, Tony resides in Philadelphia.


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About Consumer Technology Association

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. The Consumer Technology Association also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of over 15,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence and the National Student Production Awards for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv

The Emmys on the Web: http://emmyonline.org/

NATAS Press Contact:
Paul G. Pillitteri
SVP, Communications
ppillitteri@emmyonline.tv

NATAS PR LA/Social Media Contacts:
Harlan Boll
h.boll@dcpublicity.com / 626-296-3757
Lisa England
lisa.england@dcpublicity.com


Education News

NATAS Student Production Awards

For more than a decade the Regional Chapters of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have hosted the Regional High School Student Production Awards.

NATAS is acknowledging a new media savvy generation, whose work has proven to be extraordinary. Judges selected from industry professionals to university professors have determined that winning entries are worthy of national television exposure. High school winners have gone on to participate in academy events, while many participating students have even secured work in the highly competitive industry of entertainment production, shortly after graduation. In fact, many are now professional Emmy® Award recipients.

The number of regional entries to The National Student Production Awards has grown to exceed 1,500. This year, over 200 regional recipients have advanced to the inaugural national competition and we at the Lower Great Lakes Chapter were honored to have these three of our own local winners receive nominations for National Awards:

HIGH SCHOOL SHORT FORM – NON-FICTION

Violent Intruder Drill Marion L. Steele High School, Lower Great Lakes Chapter, Mark Lowrie, Advisor; Erica Zichi, Hannah Gannelli

HIGH SCHOOL PUBLIC AFFAIRS/COMMUNITY SERVICE

Accepting Transgender Students, Marion L. Steele High School, Lower Great Lakes Chapter, Mark Lowrie, Advisor; Taylor Schultz, Denver Voss, Sarah Urbanik, Tia Deshuk

HIGH SCHOOL-COMMERCIAL

Youth Vote America, GlenOak High School, Lower Great Lakes Chapter, Josh Branch, Advisor, Ben Kohan, Chase Wirth, Ryan Thomas, Emma Kirkbride, Jamila Freeman, Producer, Tyler Pace, Kyle Stupeck

The Student Production Awards were presented via livestream from the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on October 4th, 2016 and, although our local entrants did not secure a National Award in their categories this year, we at NATAS Lower Great Lakes were honored to have them represent us at the National level and look forward to a great showing from these and the many other schools in our area.  Thanks to all our award contestants and their advisors. You should all be very proud of your work and we look forward to working with many of you in the industry in the future!

Student Production Awards: Lowering the Barrier to Entry

To make entry in the Student Production Awards more available to the high schools in our membership area, at this month’s Board of Governors’ Meeting, the Board unanimously voted to lower the cost to enter submissions.  In the past, a fee of $20 was charged for each entry.  We will now allow each high school to enter up to two entries in total to the awards at no charge; additional entries will be welcome and will continue to pay the $20 administrative fee.  We, on the board, look forward to this move encouraging more students at more schools to enter and, in doing so, to help further our role in promoting and supporting up-and-coming talent in the field of the television arts and sciences.

This includes all high schools in the membership area of our organization which includes Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Bowling Green, Toledo, Lima and Mansfield, Ohio; Erie, Pennsylvania; Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Bloomington, Lafayette, and Muncie, Indiana.

More information will be published on our website at nataslgl.org; for questions, please feel free to contact the NATASLGL Education Chair, Mark Lynch, at mediateacher@mac.com

Scholarships Changes

This year, the Board voted to change our scholarship award structure to better serve our constituents.  In the past, membership dues directly supported two scholarship awards:  a $3500 college scholarship and a $2000 high school scholarship.  In the upcoming year, we will now be awarding two $2000 high school scholarships and one $2500 college scholarship.   

The high school scholarships will be awarded to two current high school seniors who plans to attend a four-year college and pursue a career in the television industry and are available for high school students attending a school anywhere in the membership area of our organization which includes Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Bowling Green, Toledo, Lima and Mansfield, Ohio; Erie, Pennsylvania; Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Bloomington, Lafayette, and Muncie, Indiana.

The college scholarship  is offered to students who attend a college in our region and will be a college junior or senior in the next academic year and who intends to pursue a career in television or television related field.

The membership area of our organization includes Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Bowling Green, Toledo, Lima and Mansfield, Ohio; Erie, Pennsylvania; Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Bloomington, Lafayette, and Muncie, Indiana.

More information will be published in the months to come on our website at nataslgl.org; for questions, please feel free to contact the NATASLGL Education Chair, Mark Lynch, at mediateacher@mac.com


WJW IS HIRING!

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Production Coordinator
Details:

A great opportunity to work for Cleveland’s number one television station. The production coordinator for Fox 8 News will work on the front lines of the news operation helping to coordinate news stories on the assignment desk and assist live productions in our studios. The production coordinator works side by side with assignment editors and producers to assist in the overall goal of gathering compelling news content and bringing it to our viewers on air on line and on mobile devices. This is an entry level position with great potential for growth within the station, company and industry.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 12/5/2016
Closing Date: 4/30/2017
City: Cleveland, Ohio – 44103
URL: http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers
Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field is desired.
  • Newsroom experience through either College experience or internships are a plus.
  • Previous professional TV experience is also beneficial.
  • Excellent organizational skills are required.
  • Outstanding spelling skills are also a must.
WJW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

Requirements:

  • Assists Assignment Editors on the Assignment Desk.
  • Makes beat calls to area police, fire and government agencies.
  • Coordinates field crews, photographers, live truck engineers and reporters.
  • Fact checks news stories.
  • Assists newscast producers and website producers with story gathering.
  • Monitors Social Media for news stories.
  • Runs TelePrompter for newscasts.
  • Coordinates live guests for newscasts.

Contact: For consideration please apply to www.tribunemediacareers.com


Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: News Intern
Details:

WJW is currently seeking an Intern for our News department. The internship is paid and lasts 8-12 weeks during Summer Semester.

Vacancy Type: Part Time
Date Posted: 11/15/2016
Closing Date: 1/31/2017
City: Cleveland, Ohio – 44103
URL: http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers
Experience:

  • Must be 18 or older and a registered student in good standing at an accredited college or university
  • Must be able to work hours required by department
  • Working knowledge of computer operations, proficient in EXCEL.
  • Must be organized, detail oriented, accurate and a self-starter.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and computer skills.
  • Must be able to work effectively under time constraints, and must have the ability to manage his/her normal workload.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
WJW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Requirements:

  • Assist the Assignment Desk in researching story ideas and coordinating crews of reporters and photographers in their daily assignments. Tasks may include retrieving file materials, answering telephones, making beat checks, and assisting assignment editors and reporters in setting up coverage plans.
  • Support live news broadcasts with program content creation. This is an opportunity to learn and participate in the daily production of a fast-paced, major market newscast. Tasks may include writing scripts for live newscasts, creating graphic elements and assisting in story research.
  • Assist the Web Producers in story research and writing, use social media to gather information or share station content, and video publishing. Tasks may include conducting internet searches, scanning and reading multiple news sources, writing posts for station social media accounts, creating content for station’s website.
Contact: For consideration please apply to www.tribunemediacareers.com


Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Creative Services Intern
Details:

WJW is currently seeking an intern for our Marketing/Local Programming departments to work specifically on the entertainment/talk show “New Day Cleveland.”  The internship primarily involves work as a production assistant with both the daily LIVE program and on-location production shoots. The paid, part-time position lasts 8-12 weeks during the Spring Semester.  Applicants should be available to work at the station, ideally, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (8:30AM to Noon) each week with additional/optional opportunities and hours available depending on varying production assignments throughout the duration of the internship.

Vacancy Type: Part Time
Date Posted: 11/15/2016
Closing Date: 1/31/2017
City: Cleveland, Ohio – 44103
URL: http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers
Experience:

  • Must be 18 or older and a registered student in good standing at an accredited college or university.
  • Must be able to work hours required by department.
  • Working knowledge of computer operations, proficient in EXCEL.
  • Must be organized, detail oriented, accurate and a self-starter.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and computer skills. 
  • Must be able to work effectively under time constraints, and must have the ability to manage his/her normal workload.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
WJW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Requirements:

Looking for someone who is personable, energetic and passionate about television and television production. The position will include extensive hands-on training and real world experience on both the studio floor and inside the control room. The person should have outstanding communication and writing skills with the ability to multi-task, take instruction and complete assignments under the constraints and stresses associated with LIVE television including scheduling and time allotments, unforeseen circumstances, instant problem solving and deadlines. Intern should have strong follow-up skills and the ability to interact with the public and viewers via phone, social media and in-person communications. Intern should idyllically have creative ideas and contributing suggestions as well as the ability to communicate them in a group setting during production/content meetings.

Contact: For consideration please apply to www.tribunemediacareers.com


Category: Sales
Position/Title: Account Executive
Details:

Responsible for attaining new business and new revenue to the station, as well as garnering the greatest share of available local advertising dollars for the station through the sale of commercial television spots, digital, and special events to advertising agencies and direct local advertisers.  

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/24/2016
Closing Date: 3/31/2017
City: Cleveland, Ohio – 44103
Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably with a focus on advertising, sales and/or marketing, plus three years buying/selling television/radio advertising. 
  • Strong demonstrable knowledge of the local market, rating services, qualitative research and available sales and research tools. 
  • Strong analytical and technical skills to analyze the market, package, price, negotiate and sell available airtime. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively negotiate and influence internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to analyze the market and effectively sell available airtime through strategic negotiations to meet established financial goals and market share.
  • Excellent new business development skills, including prospecting, cold calling, website sales development, lead qualification, handling objections, conceptual selling, client needs analysis, negotiation, closing and client relationship management.
  • Responsible for generating quarterly revenues as set by AE and their Manager to meet overall station budget. Make decisions to maximize station revenue through sale of commercial television spots, specials and sports at the highest attainable rates have a major impact on the profitability of the station and overall operation of the business.  Management determines account executive goals and revenue responsibility based on the market shares, demographics and client base.
  • Indirectly supervises a sales assistant for support in order completion, sales package preparation and other administrative duties. 
  • Daily contact with sales management regarding rate structure, selling strategies and problem resolution. 
  • Daily contact with agencies and clients to sell airtime, handle scheduling changes, make goods and billing problems. 
  • Frequent contact with traffic, research and programming departments regarding sales-related matters.
  • Occasional meetings with station credit manager regarding client-billing discrepancies and first time advertisers, and with promotions department regarding special promotional needs. Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
WJW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Requirements:

  • Brings in budgeted amount of new business and digital advertising.
  • Plans and organizes a sales strategy aimed at meeting sales goals for existing clients. Monitors and tracks sales plan and assigned strategies.  
  • Prepares quarterly sales revenue target goal and is responsible for achieving budget and sales quotas as established with management using historical spending, anticipated renewals and strong emphasis on new business development and digital goals. Re-evaluates performance results against revenue goals on a quarterly basis.
  • Creates and implements on-air and digital promotions
  • Maintains a working knowledge of all digital assets and their functions
  • Effectively problem solves client marketing issues using all media tools at the station – multi-screen approach
  • Prepares sales presentations to sell commercial airtime utilizing available in-house ratings research materials and sales tools, knowledge of ad agencies and their advertising needs, knowledge of the local marketplace competition and available station commercial time/inventory.
  • Makes in-person presentations to agency buyers and planners and direct local advertisers. Books orders and negotiates spot placement and rates based on the parameters for rate negotiations set by sales management.
  • Serves agencies/clients as a market expert by providing information on the respective TV station and the competition. Serves station management as a market information source by gathering competitive rates, programming and advertiser plans.
  • Posts orders, verifies accuracy of client’s scheduled air dates and times on a weekly basis; verifies client’s billing based on quoted audience delivery; handles preemptions/make goods in a timely fashion to client and station satisfaction.
  • Analyzes client needs and interests. Establishes and maintains a positive working relationship with assigned/designated agencies and clients through frequent contact in person or by telephone and promotes the station while selling available airtime. Resolves client’s issues or complaints. 
 

Contact: For consideration please apply to www.tribunemediacareers.com
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Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Reporter/MMJ
Details:

WJW-TV in Cleveland is looking for a Reporter/MMJ who will be responsible for reporting, shooting and editing video news stories and producing content with video for all media platforms.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/10/2016
Closing Date: 5/31/2017
City: Cleveland, Ohio- 44103
Experience:

  • 2 years television newsroom experience required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Expert at using Final Cut Pro. Familiar with using FTP, Skype and other emerging technologies
  • Must be able to produce compelling video and still products that tell a story
  • Ability to shoot and edit video clips on non-linear systems
  • Maintain inventory of all assigned equipment and responsible for its upkeep
  • Must be flexible and willing to change and learn new skills
  • Must be able to work along or as part of a team
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Excellent writing and editorial judgment
  • Strong live and presentation skills
  • Must be a self-starter, enterprising and aggressive
  • Flexible to work different shifts and schedules
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
WJW-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Requirements:

  • Shoot, edit, write and produce news stories 
  • Capture and edit stills from video on-line use and all social media
  • Report news stories on camera; conduct interviews both live and pre-taped
  • Establish and maintain news contacts in the community
  • Drive and maintain company vehicles
  • Care and maintenance of company equipment
  • Suggest story ideas
  • Read newspapers, competitive websites and follow social media daily
  • Produce content for all platforms including posting content on Twitter, Facebook and other social media
  • Attend community events
  • Position requires performance of other job-related duties as assigned 

Contact: For consideration please apply to www.tribunemediacareers.com
Job posted by an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Associate Producer
Details:

The Associate Producer is responsible for daily production of quality news stories. The successful candidate will write for all platforms of Fox 8 News including broadcast, website and mobile. 

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 9/6/2016
Closing Date: 1/31/2017
City: Cleveland, Ohio – 44103
URL: http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers
Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field is desired.
  • At least two years’ line producing experience in a smaller market is preferred.
  • Must be able to work well under deadline pressure
  • Must have solid news judgment
  • Must be a consistent and solid writer
  • Non-linear editing and internet experience preferred
  • Must be a creative, flexible and able to act decisively
  • Work well in a strong team environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Be prepared to work any shift in our 24/7 newsroom
  • Must work closely with anchors, assignment desk, executive producers, photographers, writers, reporters, and news management.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

 

WJW-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

Requirements:

  • Write and support line producers for hour-long newscasts. 
  • Learn to fill-in produce, work on the assignment desk, field produce and run teleprompter
  • Manage the live on-air decisions, including newscast timing in the control room.
  • Evaluate local, state and national/international stories using websites, Twitter, FOX/CNN & Tribune News services, and wires.
  • Determine placement of stories in the newscast and which stories should be “live” from remote trucks, newsroom, etc.
  • Help devise and execute daily tease strategy for attracting and building audience.
  • Plan future segments, topics, guests and story ideas.
  • Post stories to the web.
  • Maintain social media presence.
  • Additional duties as necessary.

Contact: For consideration please apply to www.tribunemediacareers.com



Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Photographer
Details:

 WJW Fox 8 has an immediate opening for an experienced, creative and motivated photojournalist.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 8/23/2016
Closing Date: 1/31/2017
City: Cleveland, Ohio – 44103
Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a television news photographer/editor. 
  • College degree in photography or related field is preferred.
  • Must demonstrate creativity, initiative, and a desire to try new things.
  • Must have a working knowledge of field cameras, non-linear editing and experience in operation of ENG/SNG
  • Applicants must possess the ability to work well under pressure and collaborate with others.
  • The ability to be a self-starter and to handle constant and last minute changes is critical.  
  • Strong organizational, logistical skills and attention to detail are a must. 
  • May be required to work flexible hours including early morning hours, overnight hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. 
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

 

WJW-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Requirements:

Primary duties include shooting and editing news stories in the field either with a reporter or independently. This position is responsible, at times, for gathering information and obtaining on-camera interviews as required. Setting up and operating live remotes in microwave, satellite and bonded cellularunits as required.  

Contact:
For consideration please apply to www.tribunemediacareers.com
Job posted by an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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