The long-running MTV fan favorite, "The Challenge: War of the Worlds," is "off to its best start in seven years." The show is one more hit for MTV, which as PEOPLE Magazine noted, "...is on a tear, boasting nine of the top 25 best-performing unscripted cable series, according to Nielsen." Read more at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMX9T.
"Kids’ Choice Awards has traditionally been the biggest night for kids and families. We are really trying to do things differently on this year’s show under the leadership of our new President, Brian Robbins,” says Doug Cohn, SVP of music and talent at Nickelodeon. Visit our newsroom for more on this year’s KCA hosted by DJ Khaled – it’s sure to be a night to remember filled with slime and surprises. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMX9z
"We are taking this on in a way no other brand and network can. We look forward to taking the conversation beyond our screens and into action as we work towards addressing and telling the untold stories of transgressions to Black Americans,” says Scott Mills, President of BET in regards to the network’s broadcast of "American Injustice: A BET Town Hall.” Watch the special that explores the future of criminal justice reform in America this Sunday at 9/8c only on BET. For more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMX97
BET is seeking a Vice President, Consumer Insights, Content Strategy & Optimization, to lead brand research and strategy from greenlight to tune in. If you have a passion for the BET consumer and audience, and are a proven change agent who leads through influence, we want to hear from you. Apply here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMCoW
“Work hard, believe in yourself, project confidence, and put yourself in situations where you’re always learning.” - Valerie Bischak EVP, Advertising Sales, Viacom Media Networks. Head over to our newsroom for more advice from our female executives. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMCo7
Strong, successful and, of course, funny! That's Comedy Central, which is seeing strong numbers for original shows, ratings growth among female audiences & "many [new shows] created by emerging talent with a variety of points of view." Read more about how Comedy Central continues to bring the funny, broaden its audience base and create hits in the process via The New York Times. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMCoH
Last week, our Women’s Affinity Group and our Ad Solutions division held a Women's History Month lunch celebration where our teams championed each other to break barriers. During intimate roundtable conversations, female Viacom executives including Pam Kaufman, Kelly Day, Valerie Bischak, Samantha Cooper and others shared their career journeys and the important lessons they've learned along the way.
Today we spotlight our very own Seema Patel, who’s the co-founder of Ad Tech Bae Women in Media networking events. The organization’s most recent event included presentations from Sharon Melnick, Ph.D., Joseph Meyer and Ryann Richardson who discussed setting intentions and recognizing our passions. Learn more here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMCHv
Here are your weekly insights from Viacom’s Talent Acquisition team. This week, Leisha Shorey, our lead creative recruiter for production, offers insights on making it as a creative in the industry.
Q: What skills do you need to succeed as a creative?
At different points in your creative career, you’re leveraging different skill sets.
For an assistant or coordinator, organization and strong interpersonal skills are critical. You will be spinning multiple plates in support of your team, keeping the call lists, rolling calls, and scheduling edits etc. Interpersonal skills are important because you will often be dealing with very senior executives. While it can feel like a lot, you’ll also have the opportunity to sit in on cuts and meetings to observe how people talk about creative direction.
At the mid-level, you get to utilize what you’ve learned from those meetings to form and sell your ideas on creative direction. As a senior executive, you will direct the creative process, but ideally, be less involved with the day-to-day.
8 strangers, 4 mini-documentaries, 1 highly memorable marketing strategy. Go behind the scenes to find out how Viacom Velocity and McDonald's created the successful "Moments" campaign that captured audiences' attention. Read more at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMAKh