Financial and Media Specialist @ Clarity Media Group From 2002 to 2014 (12 years) Senior Vice President @ PepsiCo Directed corporate media relations and served as key external spokesperson. Managed external constituents. Responsible for media messaging for corporate image and reputation-building, managing sensitive issues and crisis communications. Functioned as primary contact to non-governmental organizations to facilitate policy...
Financial and Media Specialist @ Clarity Media Group From 2002 to 2014 (12 years) Senior Vice President @ PepsiCo Directed corporate media relations and served as key external spokesperson. Managed external constituents. Responsible for media messaging for corporate image and reputation-building, managing sensitive issues and crisis communications. Functioned as primary contact to non-governmental organizations to facilitate policy formulation and execution, ensuring resolution/response to issues in the best interests of corporation. Directed external reporting initiatives. Managed annual report writing, editing, design, production and distribution. From September 2007 to October 2008 (1 year 2 months) Senior Financial Anchor and Correspondent @ Business Week Researched, produced, wrote and reported daily business reports for the ABC News Radio Network distributed to 170 stations nationwide as well as ABC-owned and operated stations in key top ten markets. Served as commentator for ABC satellite news and talk channel, discussing business news events and global economics. Contributed regular business commentary to WABC 770 New York as well as nationally syndicated BusinessWeek Weekend television program. Developed, wrote and anchored long-form radio business reports for national distribution on ABC News Radio Network. From October 2006 to September 2007 (1 year) President @ Paymar Communications Group Paymar Communications Group is a leading edge Media Training, Presentation Training and Consulting firm. Our clients enlist our services because we advance their communication skills, get messages straight, elevate their public profile in the media and get their story out the way they intend it.Paymar Communications Group raises the bar for executives, government officials and spokespersons so they become competent, composed communicators, telling a more compelling story, developing powerful headlines, giving memorable interviews, speeches and presentations.Paymar Communications Group media training and presentation training ensures that key messages are formulated before the interview or speech. When giving an interview, you’ll be ready to handle probing questions from reporters. When speaking, you’ll be ready to confront a tough audience.Paymar Communications Group can be trusted to ensure your story gets out in a way that works to your advantage! Greater New York City AreaAnchor @ WLIW21 WNET13 Anchor and Executive producer of WLIW 21's "Long Island Business Report" which is seen throughout the New York metropolitan area. The program looks at the business trends and economics of the region. "Long Island Business Report" provides a forum to raise awareness about Long Island's future as an educational, technological and center of commerce. Contributing correspondent on Metro Focus which airs on WNET13 New York . Greater New York City AreaBusiness Correspondent/Anchor @ CNBC Served as correspondent and anchor of major news programs, including Business Center, Closing Bell, Market Watch and Squawk Box. Developed and researched relevant financial news stories for network. Wrote, narrated and edited stories. Appeared on set and on location across the country to broadcast stories. Developed long-form corporate profiles and CEO interviews of Fortune 500 companies. Interviewed and profiled key executives at major financial services corporations and investment banks. Interviewed the Chairmen of the SEC, NASDAQ, Pacific and Philadelphia Stock Exchanges. From August 1997 to February 2002 (4 years 7 months) Executive Vice-President and Director of Corporate Communications @ Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Develop communications and media strategies for national not-for-profit to build healthy economies in America’s cities that create jobs, income and wealth for local residents.Bring together business and civic leaders to drive innovation and action, transform thinking and accelerate inner city business growth and investment. Responsible for developing and implementing the national, regional and local communications strategy for ICIC.Execute a brand building program to position ICIC as one of the premier organizations for thought leadership on inner city economic development in America. From August 2001 to January 2002 (6 months) Correspondent @ American Journal Investigative Correspondent•International reporting: (UK) Scotland Yard, the British Monarchy, land dispute in Cornwall. (France) gender issues in Southern France.•National Headliner Award for investigation of airport safety issues.•Primary reporter O.J. Simpson trial. From 1994 to 1997 (3 years) Correspondent/Anchor @ WNBC-TV •Anchor various prime time newscasts.•Reporting on New York issues ranging from City Hall, United Nations, corrections, and social policy.•Produce and write taped and live reports seen on the prime time news programs. •On camera presentation of live reports From 1993 to 1994 (1 year) General Manager @ KCNS - West Coast United Broadcasting KCNS-TV-38 is a San Francisco televison station.. in the 5th largest U.S. market. It serves a metro population of 6,000,000 and is carried on all major cable systems.•Responsible for all aspects of management including government affairs, communications, sales, strategy, media relations, program development and advised board of directors. •Managed staff of 25 and budgets over $2m.•Negotiated contracts with Asian broadcasters including NHK Japan, CCTV China, CTS Taiwan, Asian Business Report Australia, SBS Korea.•Negotiated domestic programming contracts with the NBC affiliate KRON San Francisco, World Monitor News Boston, All News Channel Minneapolis, Vision of Asia New York and Aftab Network New York.•Developed Pacific Rim Report with CBS affiliate KPIX in San Francisco•Worked with the National Association of Broadcasters in efforts to pass the must-carry cable legislation •Negotiated cable carriage with Viacom, TCI, South Bay, Oakland Cable and Lenfest systems. From August 1990 to August 1992 (2 years 1 month) Anchor/Correspondent @ Fox Broadcasting Company •International reporting: (Germany) Political upheaval after the collapse of the Berlin Wall. (Japan) Social issues confronting women. (Colombia) Impact of drug trade on society.•Program segments on criminology and the homeless used by agencies around the country as teaching tools.•Reported and produced hour specials on drug and gang problems and the Aids epidemic. From 1987 to 1990 (3 years) Anchor/Correspondent @ KRON-TV Primary anchor for the stations 6&11PM Newscasts.Emmy award for best documentary.International reporting: (Philippines) the fall of the regime of Ferdinand Marcos and ascent of Corazon Aquino as President. Reports on social and political issues confronting the country.Interviewed former President Jimmy Carter, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, former California Governor Jerry Brown. From 1982 to 1987 (5 years) Anchor/Correspondent @ WABC-TV •Anchor various prime time newscasts.•Reporting on New York issues ranging from City Hall, United Nations, corrections issues, and social policy.•Expose series on aging. From 1981 to 1982 (1 year) Anchor/Correspondent @ KOMO TV Anchor/Correspondent •Anchor various prime time newscasts.•Reporting on Seattle issues ranging from City Hall, military affairs, Indian affairs, transportation social policy and the environment.•Produce and write taped and live reports seen on the prime time news programs. •On camera presentation of live reports From 1980 to 1981 (1 year) Editorial Director/Investigative Correspondent @ KNTV Editorial Director/Investigative Reporter/Anchor •In charge of station public policy, communications with government and business officials, programming specials and investigative reports.•Worked directly for the General Manager developing editorial policy and public service programming for the station. Developed extensive relationships with government officials in the State of California, County of Santa Clara and the City of San Jose.•Interviewed Governor Jerry Brown, Senator Alan Cranston and United Farm Workers President Caesar Chavez.•Won two Emmy awards for Editorial writing.•International reporting: (Mexico) Development of medical programs and drug therapies targeting Americans. From 1976 to 1980 (4 years)
Clarity Media Group
Financial and Media Specialist
2002 to 2014
Senior Vice President
September 2007 to October 2008
Senior Financial Anchor and Correspondent
October 2006 to September 2007
Paymar Communications Group
Greater New York City Area
Greater New York City Area
August 1997 to February 2002
Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
Executive Vice-President and Director of Corporate Communications
August 2001 to January 2002
1994 to 1997
1993 to 1994
KCNS - West Coast United Broadcasting
August 1990 to August 1992
Fox Broadcasting Company
1987 to 1990
1982 to 1987
1981 to 1982
1980 to 1981
Editorial Director/Investigative Correspondent
1976 to 1980
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management, Graduate
2011 to 2013
University of Minnesota-Duluth
1970 to 1973
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), History
1970 to 1971
What company does Jim Paymar work for?
Jim Paymar works for Clarity Media Group
What is Jim Paymar's role at Clarity Media Group?
Jim Paymar is Financial and Media Specialist
What industry does Jim Paymar work in?
Jim Paymar works in the Professional Training & Coaching industry.
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