JOB ALERT: I’m hiring! GREAT opportunity to join an awesome organization.

now hiringThere are three fantastic opportunities for communication professionals to join my team at Brandman University, part of the Chapman University System in Irvine, California. Brandman is a private, non-profit institution where I was recently appointed Vice Chancellor of Communications and Chief Communications Officer. Brandman serves some 12,000 working adult and military students across the country with 26 campus locations in California and Washington, and nationally through the online campus. In addition to competitive salaries, the benefits at Brandman are phenomenal, including a generous paid holiday schedule, retirement planning & medical benefits – but perhaps most important is the tuition waiver for employees: you could earn a graduate degree while working full time at almost no cost! WOW!

These new positions are a fantastic opportunity to join an energetic, productive team serving a thriving university community. To be successful on my team you will need to be an enthusiastic professional that is passionate about the work we do, no matter what the role or assignment. My focus as the division head is to create a collaborative environment that nurtures creativity, encourages innovation and bold ideas, and challenges the team to think outside the box. If you are lazy or satisfied simply by maintaining the status quo, this is not the place for you.

The positions I am hiring for are:

Production Manager
I’m looking for somebody experienced in TV news or corporate video production to lead the video production efforts of the department. This person will be creating video news stories and dynamic video content for social media. Must have multi-media journalist (MMJ) skills and strong editing skills (Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro). Must have demonstrated experience as an MMJ with video examples to share. The Production Manager will serve as the Managing Editor of the University News Bureau. Some travel required. See the full position description and link to apply at:

Communications Manager
The person hired for this role must have solid writing skills – a former journalist preferred, as this role is focused on meeting the written communication needs of key stakeholders throughout the university. The Communications Manager will serve as the Managing Editor of the Brandman Blog. The incumbent will strategize, conceptualize, research, and script various communications with a consistent and compelling tone across all platforms. The Communications Manager will oversee blog content, including processes for acquiring, proofing, editing and managing content for quality assurance. See the full description and link to apply at:

Communications Specialist:
As a vital part of the University Communications team, the Communication Specialist will be focused on the day-to-day management of our social media channels, so I’m looking for somebody with a solid social media skill set, but also somebody who is eager to broaden their skill set to include video tactics for social engagement and compelling storytelling through social media channels. The Communication Specialist will also provide support to the department through various administrative responsibilities See complete details at:

Burger Bash to Support the Boys & Girls Club

Do you likbashe burgers? Come and support a very worthy organization while you sample the best burgers in Orange County! I’m proud to serve as a Board member for the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area and we are hosting a tasty fundraiser on Saturday, October 18 at the Lou Yantorn branch in OC (2131 Tustin Ave. in Costa Mesa).

Enjoy live music, a silent auction and restaurant competition. All proceeds from the event will help support the gymnasium renovations at the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area and the 3,100+ local youth they serve. Sample signature dishes from the local chefs from restaurants such as Anders Catering, Bluewater Grill, Daily Grill, Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, Gaufree Artisan Waffle Sandwiches, Jersey Mike’s, Newport Rib Co. and more.

Cost is $75 per person and includes unlimited tastes and hosted bar from 6 to 7 p.m. Limited number of VIP tables of 10 are available for $1000 VIP tables of 10.

Call 949.642.2245 to order your tickets or visit them online at I hope to see you there!

CBS News and PBS Shine at News & Documentary Emmy Awards

National Academy of Television Arts & SciencesWilliam J. Small, CBS News Chief and Former President of NBC News, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Winners of the 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were announced this week by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  The News & Documentary Emmy® Awards were presented at a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center in New York City.

The event was attended by more than 900 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists. Emmy® Awards were presented in 43 categories, including the first-ever categories reserved for news & documentary programming in Spanish.

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