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For TV newsroom employment dynamics, as went 2022, so 2023 looks to be going so far.
Many producer positions remain unfilled. Freshly minted journalism school graduates are trickling, rather than pouring, into the market. And those coming into it are insisting on a greater work/life balance than previous generations would ever have thought to ask for. Many are digging in their heels, feeling good enough about their prospects in adjacent industries to insist.
In this Talking TV conversation, Gary Brown, owner and CEO of recruitment and talent coach firm Talent Dynamics, looks at the industry’s major employment issues at the new year’s outset and how they’re likely to play out, especially if recession’s claws dig deeper.
Episode transcript below, edited for clarity.
Michael Depp: It’s a new year, but has the broadcast industry yet been able to turn the page on the Great Resignation? How is hiring still impacted, especially among producers, on-air journalists, anchors and even news directors?
I’m Michael Depp, editor of TVNewsCheck, and this is Talking TV, the podcast that brings you smart conversations about the business of broadcasting. Today, a conversation with Gary Brown, former SVP of Content for Meredith and now CEO and owner of Talent Dynamics, which does placement for TV stations and networks as well as talent coaching. We’ll be talking about the job market dynamics for key newsroom positions in 2023, who has leverage and how they’re using it. We’ll be right back with that conversation.
Welcome, Gary Brown,