We identify impact players who can execute
Dolan Media Management recruits and trains management teams for TV stations and broadcast groups in News, Marketing, and Digital.
- Dolan Media Management recruits and trains management for TV in News, Marketing, and Digital. We identify impact players who can execute for you.
- The service is free for candidates. Because of our industry experience, you receive product feedback, market and company intel.
- Tom Dolan developed this unique management recruiting strategy, placing 500 candidates with clients over the past 15+ years, using this News industry expertise to evaluate people.
- We use our industry background to pre-qualify candidates. We use your goals and profile to "make the match."
- We study where the good stations are and how to identify the right managers.
- We build long-term partnerships with our clients. Back up candidates for one search become the "right fit" for another company location.
- We ask clients to produce a position profile, focusing on overall product goals.
- We use your profile to build a "brainstorming list" from our deep database, "feeder markets," and studying succesful products.
- As former managers, we closely review entire newscasts, sites, social & promo reels to see if they really deliver or simply "give good phone."
- We recomend a "short list" of candidates who fit this profile. We narrow the list through your personal interviews and help you close the deal.
“I have found Tom Dolan to be a tremendous asset when it comes to piecing together newsroom management teams. He is able to match unique station needs with the best available talent. These are often people that I would not have otherwise known were available. He understands the rapidly changing nature of our business and the importance of strong forward-thinking, product-oriented content managers. I make very few management moves without getting Tom’s insight because I value his insight and his instincts.”
"Tom's knowledge of the industry and news management candidates has proved to be a very reliable resource for us at a time of tight supply. They are thorough and help us go for the right fit."
"Making the right hires within your department can mean the difference between success and failure for your station. I trust Tom and his team to help me make the most informed decision regarding candidates for a position.
Tom's created an extensive database that he utilizes to aggressively target and recruit the right indivual for your position. He conducts extensive interviews and follow-ups with you, the employer and the candidates to make sure it's the right fit. His experience and expertise have proven invaluable when it comes to recruiting the best person for the job. I would not hesitate using Dolan Media Management again in the future."
"Tom will be my first call the next time that I am again looking for television management. When recently searching for a new executive producer, Tom's unmatched professionalism, service, and especially his expert guidance, helped me make the right decision. He quickly assembled a strong portfolio of candidates and coached me in selecting the candidate that best fit our needs. Tom made the process almost effortless. I could not be happier with the outcome. I would give Dolan Media Management my strongest recommendation."
"In over 20 years of managing TV news departments I have worked with every form of consultant and advisor known...and Tom Dolan's group is the first and only one to understand the time pressures, the cost limits and the real needs of a news department when it comes to finding that key news employee. When you want experience, ambition and creativity, there are a myriad of candidates who won't fit. Dolan's group will find the few that do."
"Dolan Media Management is uniquely qualified... As a former news director and consultant, Tom brings that base of experience (and a wealth of connections) to any search he undertakes. Tom's service extends far beyond matching job requirements and a "skill set" on a resume. He works hard on the front end to determine the company's goals, its "personality", its challenges and belief systems. This results in a company-candidate "fit" that has the greatest potential for an employment partnership. On top of it all, he is indefatigable on behalf of his clients."
"We work closely with Tom to identify strong candidates who are excellent producers but are also producers who implement strategy and position a station well through their creative efforts. These candidates help us build our “bench” of managers who can move up in the department or within Hearst-Argyle Television"
"Tom Dolan conducts searches as if he himself had to live with the results. In fact, he does live with the results: In the months after a placement, Tom follows through as if he had a personal stake... Our newsroom continues to benefit from the first hire Tom helped us make. His extraordinary thoroughness helped me focus on what I really wanted in an executive producer, on what our team really needed... In the end, he produced a person I would never have found on my own; someone at a station where I would never have thought to look; someone who, like many of the best hires, wasn't looking -- until Tom brought the right opportunity to her attention... I know of no partner I'd rather have in the process of making critical decisions on high-impact hires."