Whether it’s a ramp-up for the fourth quarter, filling open and previously-unfilled positions, or truly new hires we can’t say for sure, but within the past few days, the big three radio groups in Boise have all posted job openings online:
Peak Broadcasting is looking for a Radio Sales Account Executive.
Citadel Communications has an opening for an Account Executive for KKGL, KIZN and KZMG.
Journal Broadcast Group is also on the hunt for an Account Executive.
No matter what the driving factor(s) behind the openings, hiring of any sort is a positive sign.
Hanna & Associates in Coeur d’Alene has promoted two staff members and added a new face to their office recently.
From the announcement in the North Idaho Business Journal:
Sheila Beaudry has been promoted to Vice President, Comptroller. She has been overseeing the company’s accounting staff and financial operations.
Also promoted was Susan Park to Director of IT Services. Her new position now includes supervising interactive programming development in addition to in-house technology management.
Finally, Ryan Johnson has been hired as Interactive Producer to join Hanna’s Interactive Communications department. He will be responsible for creating web advertising, websites, cell phone messaging, mobile TV, gaming programs and other new media options. A 2008 University of Idaho graduate, Johnson previously served as an IT specialist at Innercept, a therapeutic boarding school specializing in programs for young adults.
Congratulations to all.
Peppershock Media Productions has added two new faces to their staff:
Janine Nirei has joined Peppershock as their “Air Traffic Controller” a.k.a. Marketing Assistant. Prior to relocating to Idaho, Janine was an Account Executive at Laird Christianson Advertising in Hawaii.
Jana Jeffery has also joined Peppershock, working in the Business Development and Project Management space. Jana is currently working on a contract-basis, and her success will be determined as part of a nine-week “Sizzle or Fizzle” evaluation taking place online, at savemybaconstrip.com, and the accompanying Facebook page and Twitter profile.
Congratulations to both.
Incidentally, it’s worth noting that both of these folks were listed on the Available Talent page of the Idaho Ad Agencies site. For agencies and other businesses looking for talent, this is a good place to start your search. For individuals who are on the job hunt, make sure that you’ve got your information to us — you never know who might be looking for talent.
SOVRN Creative has added a new face to their staff in Alex Oyler, who joined SOVRN this past summer.
Alex has a background in motion graphics, animation, music composition, sound design, and traditional graphic design. Most recently he was with Wirestone in Boise, and has also worked at MMA Advertising in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Alex has a degree in marketing from Boise State University, and has also studied at the Art Institute of Seattle.
The Boise Advertising Federation is kicking off the 2010-2011 year with an evening social event at the Reef in downtown Boise. More details below:
Cost is $5 for non-members and admission is free for members. Non-members can also receive free admission if they become a member of the BAF during the event.