Posts Tagged ‘job’

Until we run out of cake…

Today – I slept in until 6:30 AM.
24 hours earlier – I was printing scripts for my director, swapping out stories for a live report at a deadly accident scene and writing teases for my 2-hour show.

Last Day

Yesterday – I wrapped up my last day of work in Sacramento TV News. It’s the end of my contract and I decided to pass on my station’s offer to renew it for another 3 years. Bottom line – my hubby and I want to move to the Bay Area and start a family.

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Ready to Learn, Willing to Listen

We’re less than 24 hours away from the Top 10 Announcement.
Omega Cellars

Tomorrow, Murphy-Goode will let the world know who’s coming up to Healdsburg for face-to-face interviews.

Hi Again… from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.

Thank you for your support! Andrea, Matt, Ann, Kendall, Fally & Sara – you rock with your video/blog references.
It’s A Really Goode Job. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

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Wine-stained postcard

Guest Blog by Sara O!

Hi. Sara O. here. I’m hijacking Kris’s blog to supplement the video that Andrea shot endorsing Kris for the really Goode job.

See this? It’s a post card with a date stamp of Oct. 31, 2004. It was sent to me in the Czech Republic from England by Kris, husband Mark, and Andrea, back when we were all living in Europe as part of our journalism residencies. If you look at it closely, you’ll see several stains on it.

Wine-Stained Memories

Those are wine stains. Having traveled and visited and dined with Kris before, I can vouch that food and wine are a big part of her life. So are sharing her food and drinking experiences. I mean, they got me, a relative non-drinker, to go cavorting about Napa just this past January.

I also want to add that, sure, she’s got the multi-media thing going for her (does she ever), but don’t forget that she’s also great with personal touches. Like the post card I’m sharing with you now. I hope it’s worth a thousand words to help her land the Murphy-Goode Winery job.

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Everything Is Better With Jello

Imagine cooling off with these jello shots and whipped cream. Relaxing, yes? Everything’s better with jello shots!

Jello Shots

Apparently, my co-workers have some vivid memories of my alcoholic desserts. I worked with some amazing and talented people in Kansas. I produced some rockin’ news shows with them. My reporters knew how tor run with breaking news, grab the best video and sound and turn it all into a compelling news story.

Kendall Jones did that quite well. He’s a great writer. It was a pleasure to work with him on my shows. This is his video reference from North Carolina.

Kendall’s Pick For A Really Goode Job from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.

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Kansas Love

Aspera ad astra: “To the stars through difficulties.”

That’s the state motto for Kansas. It’s also the name a fantastic indie band from Lawrence. Those words resonated with me as I lived and worked in Kansas.

Mission Control
Kansas surprised me. For 2 years, I sampled anything the state had to offer. At a Topeka pub, I enjoyed raising my voice with a weekly Irish Sing-Along. My hubby and I won 2nd place at a Trivia Night in a Lawrence bar. I also loved sauteed meal worms served by a K-State professor. Plus, I found places, like the Cosmosphere, that inspired my inner space geek.

I love exploring the states and cities I’ve called home – from Chicago to Europe.

I want to start my next adventure in Healdsburg with A Really Goode Job.

This video reference is from Fally Afani in Kansas. I couldn’t have survived the Sunflower State without her.

Fally’s pick from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.

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The Voice In His Head

My broadcast professor at Medill introduced himself as the voice inside Tom Brokaw’s head. He explained that communicating with his anchor during a live show was critical when he was an executive producer at NBC News.

He showed me what it takes to make it in broadcast news. Now I’m following in his footsteps.

In the Driver's Seat

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Why I’d Rock My Dream Job

Over the weekend, I sent in my resume for Murphy-Goode’sWine Country Lifestyle Correspondent position.

Exciting!

So, you’ve seen why I think I’d rock this dream job.

Now, I want to share some of my professional and personal references for this job in Sonoma County.
This is from Andrea James in Seattle, Washington. We graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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Nice Girls Finish In The Top 50!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

I’m one of the top 50 job candidates for Murphy-Goode’s Really Goode Job! Yaaaah!

Top 50!

Thank you for checking out my video and for your votes.

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Just Kidding

If you haven’t figured it out already…I was poking fun at myself for April 1. But feel free to check out my “resume” tape…

For those of you who clicked on the link, THANKS! You made my day!

Inside the Booth
As for my career, I’m happy to be right here.

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