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:
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.
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.
Anna Gamel, Assistant Account Executive:
Anna is a graduate of the University of Idaho, who was most recently with a privately-funded startup company in Portland, Oregon. There she coordinated large-scale public relations, branding and marketing strategies in order to launch the company’s stealth-mode ideas into a global market.
At the University of Idaho Anna received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Outdoor Recreation Leadership. At Red Sky she’ll be working with the agency’s regional and national consumer, retail and technology clients.
Ben Rosenthal, Account Coordinator:
Ben is Red Sky’s newest addition, joining the firm in September, 2010. He is a graduate of Boise State University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Most recently, Ben worked as a remote broadcast technician and traffic assistant at Journal Broadcast Group, where he was part of a team responsible for executing advertising events for a wide variety of local businesses.
At Red Sky, Ben will provide tactical support to a broad range of Idaho clients, primarily focused on public involvement/education, economic development, real estate and cause marketing.