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Thursday, August 22 • 10:00am - 10:50am
How To Make It To The Network (50-min panel)

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You think you’re past the basics. But what does it take to push you over the top - to make it to those elite newsrooms, whether it’s production or on-air? Learn what special qualities, skills and talents that recruiters are looking for.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAnetwork

Location: Beekman

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Jen Hanlon Ash

Director of Talent Acquisition at American Public Media, American Public Media
Jen Hanlon Ash has logged in 17 years in the human resources profession, primarily working in the broadcast media and nonprofit sectors. At cocktail parties she’s reluctant to admit working in HR, for fear of the inevitable stereotypes. Find out what she really thinks of HR on her blog: www.relevantHR.wordpress.com. She’s one-half of the @APMJobs twitter account and full-time at @jenhanlonash, where her dual vocational activities... Read More →
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Brooke Camp

Talent Acquisitions Leader for News and Digital, NBCUniversal
Brooke Camp joined NBCUniversal in 2012. Her team oversees the recruitment efforts for the news group, NBCUniversal Digital and the NBC O&O stations across the country. Brooke is the project leader for the NBCU talent acquisitions diversity committee and on the leadership team for NBCUniversal’s Asian Pacific American employee resource group. Prior to joining NBC, Brooke was the senior editorial recruiter for CNN at TBS Inc. She has... Read More →
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Al Jaffe

Vice President of Talent Recruitment and Negotiation, ESPN
Al Jaffe joined ESPN in January 1987 as news manager and was directly involved with the daily production of SportsCenter, the network's sports news show. He was named the manager of talent and production recruitment in 1988 and was promoted to director of talent and production recruitment in 1992 and V.P. in 1996. In 2004, Al made his ESPN on-air debut as a judge on the show Dream Job, a reality program on which contestants competed for an ESPN... Read More →
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Christopher Licht

Vice President of Programming, Executive Producer of “CBS This Morning”, CBS
Chris Licht was named Executive Producer of CBS News' new morning broadcast, "CBS This Morning," in November 2011. He continues as Vice President of Programming, overseeing CBS News broadcasts and the development of new opportunities across all platforms. The original executive producer of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Chris was at the helm as the show garnered critical acclaim for its refreshing interviews with newsmakers and unique perspective on... Read More →
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Victoria Lim

Multi-platform Journalist
Victoria Lim is an award-winning journalist and internationally-recognized expert in multimedia/multi-platform storytelling, from 140-word tweets to 30-minute documentaries. Experienced in consumer affairs, personal finance issues, investigative, education, political, business, diversity and sports reporting, Victoria extends her reporting skills beyond newsrooms, by also creating content for companies and non-profits. Organizations and... Read More →
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Elena Nachmanoff

Vice President, NBC News Talent Development, NBCUniversal
Elena Nachmanoff has overseen talent at NBC News since 1990. In her current role, Elena has managed all talent recruitment and strategic development, including contract negotiations for NBC News and MSNBC. She was promoted to Vice President, NBC News, in 1992. Elena counts recruiting notable NBC News correspondents and anchors including David Bloom, Brian Williams, Richard Engel, Natalie Morales, Ann Curry, Lester Holt, Tamron Hall and Hoda... Read More →
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Archith Seshadri

Anchor and Digital Journalist, WJBF
Archith Seshadri is WJBF News Channel 6's Good Morning Augusta Weekend anchor and digital journalist. Archith joined WJBF News Channel 6 in May 2010 as a digital journalist/reporter. He was promoted to weekend anchor/digital journalist in April 2012. Archith has covered many stories in the CSRA including the Knob Hill veteran controversy, the investigation into the Augusta YDC, and several business/technology segments.

Thursday August 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019