Thursday
Nov222018

Career and Internship Opportunities - Los Angeles Area, New York, Chicago, Other Major Markets

Bill Imada

Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer

6300 Wilshire Boulevard

Suite 2150

Los Angeles, CA  90048 USA

 

 

Hello Everyone,

 

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you will all have a restful few days despite all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

 

Best regards,

 

Bill

 


 

Foothill Transit

Policy and Programs Manager

West Covina, Calif.

 

From Ms. Reyna Del Haro, Director of Public Affairs and Brand Communications, Kaiser Permanente.

 

Foothill Transit, the primary fixed-route transit provider in eastern Los Angeles County, California is seeking a highly qualified individual for the position of Policy and Programs Manager.  Foothill Transit’s mission is to be the premier public transit provider committed to safety, courtesy, quality, responsiveness, efficiency, and innovation.  We are an award-winning bus system with a fleet of over 343 CNG buses and 30 Electric buses with an annual ridership exceeding 14 million.

 

This position reports to the Director of Government Relations. 

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

•                    Assists with the development, implementation and expansion of the electric bus program

•                    Works in collaboration with members of Foothill Transit’s Planning and Operations teams to help with the deployment of transit vehicles and related technology

•                    Analyzes electric bus key performance data and trends

•                    Conducts policy analysis and other research activities that address and improve the provision of Foothill Transit service

•                    Coordinates agency responses to federal rulemakings and other federal, state, and local activities

•                    Monitors and disseminates to appropriate Foothill Transit staff any pertinent changes to federal, state, and local regulations

•                    Completes reports, drafts policies, and other technical documents

•                    Identifies efficiency, environmental sustainability, and other performance improvement recommendations

•                    Assists Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) team with on-site program implementation, training, and analysis

•                    Represents Foothill Transit in alternative transportation related meetings and conferences with SCAQMD, CARB, CEC and other similar organizations

•                    Other duties as assigned

 

Skills Required:

•                    Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook programs

•                    Excellent oral and written communication skills

•                    Strong analytical and organizational skills

•                    Keen attention to detail

•                    Ability to learn quickly and ensure compliance with complex programmatic requirements

•                    Excellent team player

 

Minimum Qualifications, Education, and/or Experience:  

•                    Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience; Master’s Degree is preferred

•                    Three years of experience in public transportation including procuring and deploying Electric Buses, analyzing federal and state regulations, or other related experience.

 

The individual selected for this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

If you are interested in this challenging opportunity, please download the Foothill Transit application at www.foothilltransit.org and send application, resume, and current DMV H-6 print out to:

 

Human Resources

Foothill Transit

100 S. Vincent Ave., #200

West Covina, CA  91790

E-mail: applications@foothilltransit.org

 

This position is open until filled.  Please submit your resume promptly for full consideration.  EOE.  M/F/V/D.

 

Job Status:     

Exempt

 

Salary Range: 

Grade 7     $80,000 - $135,405*

 

*Foothill Transit reserves the right to make a salary offer at any value within the range; however, most offers will be in the first 50% of the overall range.

 


 

The Walt Disney Studios

Intern, Financial Planning & Analysis – Studio

Glendale, Calif.

 

Job ID:

604256BR

 

Job Summary:

At The Walt Disney Studios, you’ll help bring compelling stories to life through film, music and live entertainment.

The Walt Disney Studios distributes worldwide Motion Picture content across various platforms, including but not limited to, Live Theatre, Theatrical Film Distribution (Animated & Live Action), Music, In-Home Entertainment, and Television. The content is also distributed across various brands & banners, such as Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Touchstone, Disney Channel, Playhouse Disney, Toon Disney, ABC, and Disney Cinemagic.

The Studio Financial Planning & Analysis division is dedicated to providing high quality financial information and services to our business partners across The Walt Disney Company (TWDC). We support the decision making process by efficiently planning, reporting and analyzing business results.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with P&L consolidation & analysis

  • Preparing deliverables including by-title reporting, variance analysis, profit-by-product reporting and franchise reporting

  • Supporting ad-hoc projects

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Intermediate to advanced understanding of accounting and other financial principles

  • Detail oriented, proficient in reviewing work prior to submission and able to manage multiple requests for various departments

  • Working knowledge of Excel and an interest in learning new financial systems such as COGNOS

  • Self-motivated, eager to learn with a positive attitude

  • Team player and ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 

Required Education

  • Working towards or recently completed an undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related.

 

Additional Information:

  • Must be enrolled in a college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within the past six (6) months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.

  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization

  • Must provide full time work availability for 12 weeks from May/June through August/September

  • Must provide own transportation to/from work. Position is located in Burbank, CA.

 

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Ours is a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration that brings together visionary artists, gifted technologists and savvy business minds to conjure up magical entertainment experiences for a global audience.

 

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Studios.

Walt Disney Pictures is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

 

For more information and to apply, visit:

http://bit.ly/2zsw4W3

 


 

Association of National Advertisers (ANA) Educational Foundation

Summer Internship 2019

New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, TBD

 

This program takes all majors.  You do not have to major in marketing or advertising. 

 

The MADE (Marketing and Advertising Education) summer internship sourcing program is the first Pathways 2020 program from the ANA Educational Foundation. This program originated from the findings uncovered in the study entitled “Bridging the Talent Disconnect: Charting Pathways to Future Growth“. There was a resounding call across all key stakeholders surveyed in the study – students, academia and industry – about the need to have a robust internship experience as a critical step to future entry-level employment in the advertising and marketing industry. Founded as a partnership between the ANA Educational Foundation and the Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing with a goal of 50% of MADE Interns placed come from a diverse background as defined by ethnicity and gender.

 

Student Application open: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

 

Participating companies include:

  • BBDO

  • DDB

  • J. Walter Thompson

  • McCann

  • R/GA

  • IW Group

  • IBM

  • Sephora

  • Walmart

  • Many others

 

To prepare and learn more about the program, please visit:

http://bit.ly/2zmLmv8

 


 

Ellipse Analytics

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Job May Be Anywhere/Prefer a City with Major Airport

 

Wiser Partners wanted to let you know we’re starting an “SVP, Business Development” search for Ellipse Analytics, an innovative company using big data and leading edge analytical protocols to empower consumer brands with the detailed knowledge of what is really in finished consumer products - both their products, and their competitors’ products. Companies can use this unique perspective to support superiority claims, improve their products, pivot formulations, create unique value differentiators, and capture category niches. Most recently, Ellipse has focused on applying their analytical capabilities to look for the good stuff (e.g., nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins) across a wide range of Food and Beverage categories. They also help their clients identify the bad stuff (e.g., banned substances, contaminants, dangerous chemicals).

 

The SVP, Business Development will be responsible for sharpening the value proposition for Ellipse Analytics, and developing and expanding business and revenue with CPG companies (Food, Beverage, Health & Beauty brands), Retailers, Co-Packers, Ingredients Suppliers, Restaurants, Private Equity firms, and others. This role reports to the Founder and CEO of Ellipse Analytics (Mr. Kevin Hicks), who founded HealthGrades - a physician, hospital and healthcare provider rating system, which was acquired by Vestar Capital in 2010, for $294 Million. This new SVP can live virtually anywhere in the U.S., ideally in a major metro market, with easy access to the airport (heavy travel can be expected for this role).

 

The candidates we’re seeking should have some of the following:

 

•                    Syndicated Research - Selling for Nielsen, Kantar, IRI, IPSOS, NPD, GfK, Burke, TNS

•                    Marketing Services/Consulting - Selling  for Catalina, dunnhumby, Merkle, Prophet

•                    CPG Sales - Sales management with a market-leading, blue chip CPG company

•                    Categories - Food (Snacks, Nutrition), Beverage, HABA (Skin, Hair), HH Products

•                    Large & Small Co - Prefer large company training, with smaller company scrappiness

 

If you are personally interested in this opportunity and feel you meet the profile, please reply with your resume, which is ‘for our eyes only.’ We’ll review it and respond back to you as to potential fit. Alternatively, if this is not interesting or appropriate for you, but you know someone who might be interested (and qualified), please feel free to forward this email.

 

Mr. David G. Wiser

Principal Partner

Wiser Partners, LLC

+1.513.533.4000 (W)

+1.513.919.4000 (M)

david@wiserpartners.com

www.wiserpartners.com

 


 

House Foreign Affairs Committee

Research Assistant

Washington, D.C.

 

From Ms. Hyepin Im, President and CEO, Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE).

 

House Foreign Affairs Committee Democrats are seeking a Research Assistant for the Indo-Pacific region (junior/entry level position) beginning on/about January 2019. Working under the direction of the Committee's senior Asia staff, the person hired for this position will be involved in substantive policy matters across the Indo-Pacific portfolio including legislative research, meeting preparation, hearing preparation, stakeholder outreach, and other tasks supporting the Committee's oversight responsibilities of the State Department and USAID.

 

The ideal candidate will be a highly organized and motivated self-starter with a graduate degree and prior experience with — or exposure to — both East and South Asia; familiarity with the Hill; and excellent research and writing skills. Competitive candidates will also bring some functional expertise or interest in security, economics, democracy/human rights, or development such that they could provide backup support to committee staff working on those functional areas globally. Over time, this position has promotion potential to professional staff with specific country duties.

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Jennifer.Hendrixson-White@mail.house.gov.

 


 

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Bill Imada

Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer

6300 Wilshire Boulevard

Suite 2150

Los Angeles, CA  90048 USA

Tel. 213.262.4090

Tel. 213.262.0911 direct

Mobile 310.691.3462

www.iwgroupinc.com

 

Follow me on Twitter @bimada

 

 

Thursday
Nov222018

Recruitment Tips for 2019

 

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Thursday
Nov082018

HARMONY AIN’T HATE

by

Peter Fox

Here’s a question that’s been 76 years in the asking:

How in the world did a pipsqueak, freckle faced kid from a hick town become a retired sports media mogul hell bent on contributing to the demise of prejudice in America?

Perhaps it’s a question best answered backwards, because its diversity and inclusion destination is what the story is all about.

So, allow me to introduce you to Harmony Games. Visit www.harmonygames.org and you will find a more in depth description of the concept.

Gwen and PeterHarmony Games leverages the innate and prejudice-free camaraderie so freely experienced in sports. Harmony Games creates partnered events allowing entry by diverse teams.

In other words, if you want to qualify to compete in a Harmony Games event, your partner can’t look, love or have beliefs like you. The variations and games are event unique.

Further, if Harmony Games in its incubation sparks a flame in your personal or corporate belly, we need to hear from you. Our teeth are too long, pockets too shallow, embers are hot, albeit low, but our purpose is sturdy and vital.

Now, back to the original question, working backwards I’ve been:

  • Blessed by a late-in-life love with a woman who I call Oprah-before-Oprah, my Emmy winning wife and her family have shared their hearts, culture, difficulties and joy with me.

  • Nurtured or natured by another love of wordsmithing and sports, with a creative life highlighted by pioneering ESPN as its founding executive producer continues.

  • Rescued 30 plus years ago by a 12 step group translating this long held feeling in my heart:

"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance—that principle is contempt prior to investigation.”

  • Devastated as a young man, by the hate and vitriol directed at mom for leading a socio/political effort that included threats, swastikas and character assassination.

Mapping blessings, nature, rescues, devastation, and then adding passion to these elements, Harmony Games became our destination.

There’s plenty of room in this story for your diversity and inclusion Harmony Games chapter. Come write one with us.

 

Contact Information

peter.fox@harmonygames.org

919-408-9648

 

Saturday
Oct132018

Check out my radio interview on South Carolina State University radio station 90.3 WSSB with Tamari Perrineau-Palmer host and senior marketing major.

 

Tamari Perrineau-Palmer

Radio host and senior marketing major

South Carolina State University radio station 90.3 WSSB