Meredith promotes the veteran sales executive from general sales manager to lead its CBS affiliate in Saganaw, Mich.
Marketing at TV stations across the country is undergoing a metamorphosis of sorts in 2020. In this first of a multi-part series, TVNewsCheck’s Paul Greeley shares the work — and the thinking behind it — of local TV marketing executives around the country to see how it’s changed to reflect the news events so far this year.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a news director, creative services director and systems engineer at stations owned by NBC, Meredith and Lockwood in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Virginia.
Meredith picks the broadcast sales executive to succeed the retiring Al Blinke as VP-GM of its Flint-Saginaw, Mich., CBS affiliate.
The leader of Meredith’s CBS affiliate in Flint- Saginaw, Mich., is stepping down after four decades in the broadcasting industry.
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The Meredith CBS affiliate racked up almost 1.4 million social actions in six months, accounting for almost half (42%) of the total engagement generated in the market’s total 3.2 million actions, according to Shareablee data. Ian Rubin, WNEM’s news director, attributes most of the station’s success on Facebook to its anchors.
The new agreement extends affiliation for Meredith’s stations in Atlanta, Phoenix, Kansas City and Flint, Mich. In addition, all seven of Meredith’s CBS Affiliates renew for local live streams on CBS All Access and commit to Hulu Live multichannel digital service and some future digital distribution deals.
There’s going to be a competition for mid-Michigan news viewers at 10 p.m. beginning next month. Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WNEM’s news team stops producing a 10 p.m. newscast for Sinclair’s Fox affil WSMH on April 27. At that time, NBC affil WEYI is slated to produce a 30 minute-long show on the Fox station and WNEM is moving its show to one of its digital subchannels, which is available only to over-the-air and cable viewers.
The classic TV multicast channel owned by NBC Owned Television Stations has signed seven stations owned by Meredith Corp. as well as one owned by Morning Star Broadcasting.
Negotiations for a new contract at the Meredith-owned CBS affiliate began about 18 months ago. The union represents 50 employees, including photographers, editors, directors, on-air talent and maintenance engineers.