Digital Viewing Continues to Change Compensation Landscape

Fifty-eight companies submitted data for CTHRA’s 2017 Compensation surveys against the backdrop of a changing marketplace. Digital is now the dominant distribution platform, with TV viewing eroding steadily. As a result, compensation pressure from the expanded labor market has intensified, and it’s not going away. “As these companies move into digital, they need to compete for new talent that is relevant to digital. We are seeing really different pay levels for digital companies, than we are for MSOs and programmers,” said Hali Croner of The Croner Company. This article highlights industry-specific trends in salaries, bonuses, LTI and more. [read more]


Ten Industry Orgs to Participate in Collaborative Recruiting Exhibit

A close up of a sign  Description generated with very high confidenceMission Media, the industry’s collective effort to hire and retain military veterans, will host a collaborative exhibit booth at the Student Veterans of America (SVA) National Conference in San Antonio on January 4-6, 2018. Attendees will include more than 2,000 of the best and brightest veteran scholars who have chosen to use higher education to transition to a career and civilian life. Mission Media’s booth will highlight careers in the media entertainment and cable industry with a specific focus on the 10 participating companies and associations. [read more]


2017 HR Symposium Was a Record Breaker!

On October 26, more than 300 human resources (HR) professionals representing 40 industry employers gathered in Philadelphia for CTHRA’s Disruptive Thinking Symposium. Check out the recap as well as the photo gallery to gain a glimpse at why 96% of attendees surveyed rated the day-long conference excellent/above average! [read more] Because the 2017 event sold out, we’re encouraging members to mark their calendars to attend the 2018 HR Symposium, which will be held on October 2 in Philadelphia.




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Member Applause to Josie Thomas, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS Corporation, who was one of 12 women selected for Multichannel News’ 2018 Wonder Women Class. [read more]

SCTE-ISBE announced the promotion of Kathleen Sponaugle to Director of HR.

Congratulations to the HR professionals who earned a distinguished spot on Cabefax’s 2017 Most Powerful Women list:

  • Italia Commisso Weinand, EVP of Programming & HR, Mediacom Communications
  • Maria Arias, VP of Diversity & Inclusion, Comcast Corporation
  • Maria Martinez, CHRO, HSNi
  • Adria Alpert Romm, Chief HR & Global Diversity Officer, Discovery Communications
  • Colleen Schmidt, EVP of HR & Internal Communications, Altice USA
  • Tina Simmons, SVP of HR, Central Division – Comcast Cable
  • Martha Soehren, Chief Talent Development Officer, Comcast University & SVP, Comcast Cable




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