*the average pay raise for TV news people last year was 2%.
*the average salary increase for those we placed in new jobs was 51%.
DCA TALENT IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS:
ANCHORS, REPORTERS, SPORTS TALENT AND METEOROLOGISTS
We are TV news agents and talent placement experts. We get better jobs for TV reporters, anchors, meteorologists and sports types.
For consideration, call Steve at 919-868-6088. Call any time. We answer the phone nights and weekends. The only times we don't answer are when we are sleeping or eating.
DINE WITH DCA (photos)
CHRIS HARRIS, Main Sports Guy, WSMV, Nashville.
ALEX KIRCHNER, Chief Meteorologist, WREX, Rockford.
HALLE JONES gets her very first job---- straight out of college--- at KTWO in Casper. DCA has had several clients start their careers there: one is now in Orlando and another in Kansas City.
KELLY SULLIVAN joins the reporting staff at WFXT in Boston.
ADAM SHADOFF, Weeknight Sports Anchor, WOFL, Orlando.
TOM RANDLES, Main Anchor, WSMV, Nashville.
FRANK MALLICOAT, Weekend Anchor, KTVU-TV, San Francisco.
Meteorologist PAUL WILLIAMS now seen nationwide working for AccuWeather.
JEREMY RAUCH, Weekend Sports Anchor, WXIX-TV, Cincinnati.
RACQUEL ASA, Morning Reporter/Anchor, WFTV, Orlando.
Meteorologist JIM LOZNICKA, WGCL, Atlanta.
DEREK KEVRA, Weekday Meteorologist, WJBK-TV, Detroit.
MONICA HERNANDEZ, Reporter, WFAA-TV, Dallas.
CHRIS STANFORD to Morning Anchor at KOKH-TV, Oklahoma City (from KAKE-TV in Wichita). Chris is the fourth DCA client currently working at KOKH!
“Steve! Mike Manager said he would call me this Friday. It’s almost five o’clock and he hasn’t called!! Does this mean he doesn’t love me anymore??!!??”
Recently, we had a News Director in a top ten market tell two of our clients that he would call “later this week”. At five o’clock on that Friday, I got calls from both clients. Both were worried that they were no longer on “the short list”. The manager called me the very next day (a Saturday) and said, “Sorry I didn’t get back to your guys, but I was busy. The President of the company decided to pay me a visit.”
Silence is merely silence; nothing more, nothing less. It doesn’t mean anything. If we haven’t heard anything, then we have absolutely the same information we had the last time we had an update.
I know that you may wake each day thinking this will be the day you hear good news, but managers don’t crawl out of bed thinking, “Gee. I really should call Steve’s client and give him an update.” Managers have far more important things to do than to call you every three days.
So, you may ask, what is at the root of these sometimes lengthy silences? Here are just a few examples of reasons managers have given us when apologizing for not getting back to us when they said they would:
- “My sister’s been in town and I’ve been busy entertaining her.”
- “We’ve been swamped covering our team here in the finals.”
- “Corporate was in town and I’ve been wining and dining.”
- “Corporate has put all jobs on hold until January.”
- “I came down with a bad case of walking pneumonia.”
- “I’m just waiting for the results of the focus group.”
- “I’ve been tied-up in budget meetings all week.”
- “I want to show my wife the reel.”
- “My kid was hit by a baseball.”
- “I’ve been in Europe.”
- “I forgot.”
- “I was hit by a bus.” (Okay: I made that one up).
Also, when you call me or e-mail and ask, “Have we heard anything?’, it’s a rhetorical question, right? I assume it is, because if I do hear anything--- rest assured--- I will call
And, remember: I make my follow-up calls every Tuesday until they either hire you or tell me to buzz off.