Check out the display for the musical 9 to 5;created by a fellow TORCH alumnus

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The next time you pass by the Barnes and Noble on 66th and Columbus, you will see a 9 to 5 The Musical window display created by one of TORCH’s alumnus, Francis Carrero (TORCH’06) and a co-worker of her’s.

The window display will be up for two weeks so pass by it soon. If you can’t, here are two pics of it.

9 to 5 Display
9 to 5 Display

Job Posting- Accounts Manager, Lowe Worldwide

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Here’s another job posting for those out of college.

Company Name    Lowe Worldwide
Job Category    Advertising/Public Relations; Advertising/Public Relations
Location    New York, NY
Position Type    Full-Time, Employee
Experience    2-5 Years Experience
Desired Education Level    Bachelor of Arts
Travel Amount    Up to 25%
Date Posted    June 11, 2009 (Reposted Jun 30)
Visit this link for more information:;_ylt=AjNy.14vUhG5CMheTTRCahyxQ6IX?source=CP&rmpixel=


If you are looking for a job or internship, forward your resume to Debi, or JoyLynn,, and they may be able to help you. :-)               

JOB OPENING: OMD – Assistant Strategist

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Below is information on a recent job opening.

Assistant Strategist

OMD ( ) is one of the largest and most innovative media communications specialists in the world, with more than 140 offices in 80 countries. Named Most Creative Agency in the World by The Gunn Report for Media for four consecutive years, OMD also had the distinction of being named 2008 Global Media Agency of the Year by Adweek. The agency network is a unit of Omnicom Media Group Inc.

Reports to: Strategist

The following are the responsibilities and duties of the Assistant Strategist. This is not an all-inclusive list and will vary by account assignment.


The Assistant Strategist’s main role is to work closely with Strategists in developing and maintaining media plans while absorbing as much media knowledge as possible.

Gather data to support the media recommendation
Utilize Brainbox and other research systems
Prepare purchase authorizations, coordinating input from the Investment group, the client media team, account team, and media sales teams
Assist in the execution of the media plan
Participate in brainstorming sessions
Update client media activity flowcharts
Assist with tracking media expenditures to ensure agency and client budget compliance
Collect data and assist in writing competitive reports
Media Skills:
Attend the OMD Media Foundations Training program to learn:
– Media concepts and terminology
– Media fundamentals (media math, plan development, etc.)
– Application of Checkmate
– Media building blocks (television, radio, internet, etc.)
– Presentation skills
– Writing skills
– Business etiquette and ethics
Develop media knowledge base in preparation for media responsibilities
Attend internal and external meetings and presentations
Keep abreast of industry trends through advertising and media trade journals
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
Interest in the principles of advertising, marketing and media
Interest in the client’s industry and environment within which he operates
Analytical thinking
– Competency in mathematical concepts
– Ability to work as part of a team
Technical Skills
– Exhibit fluency with MicroSoft Office
– Ability to learn Brainbox tools and software
– Comfort with agency accounting systems
Problem Solving
– Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, and sometimes involved, written or oral instructions
– Ability to formulate solutions to media problems
Verbal/Written Communication Skills
– Ability to write clearly and concisely
– Ability to communicate and interact professionally

We are an equal opportunity employer.


If you are looking for a job or internship, forward your resume to Debi, or JoyLynn,, and they may be able to help you. 🙂               

TORCH Alum – Represent your schools – Tuesday, July 21st at TORCH Tales from the Campus VII

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TORCH needs you to represent your school at Tales From the Campus College Fair this year on Tuesday, July 21st from 6pm – 8:30pm!

For the past six years, as part of TORCH’s college preparation curriculum, TORCH has hosted TALES FROM THE CAMPUS, a college fair where participants of TORCH and other city youth programs can discover colleges across the country from students who currently attend them. Last year, over 55 students representing more than 45 institutions participated, giving honest answers about the application, financial aid, and college life.

If you are interested in taking part in TALES FROM THE CAMPUS VII, please email Debi. Also, please try to bring any brochures, and any other school memorabilia you can get your hands (the more the better). TORCH will have an information table for the students with the various schools represented materials. Also come prepared with information about your school (i.e. You may want to print out an info sheet about your school as a “cheat sheet” for you during the group discussions 🙂

If you are able to contact your school and they are able to send information and if is easier, have your school send the info to TORCH’s office: 80 8th Avenue – Mezz B. New York, NY 10011. TORCH will bring it to the event for you.

Just as an fyi, Deutsch Advertising, where TORCH will be holding Tales from the campus is located at 111 Eighth Avenue – 14th floor, between 15 & 16th (enter the building at the entrance closer to 15th Street). Subways near Deutsch: A,C, E at 14th Street — L , 8th Avenue – 1,2,3 –14th Street (& 7th Avenue) –

This is a great way to mentor TORCH students whose place you were once in 🙂

Please feel free to call Debi with any questions.

Debi Deutsch
Executive Director
80 Eighth Avenue – Mezz B
New York, NY 10011
Tel – 212-929-9573 Fax – 212-929-9760


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Come share you stories and experiences after the TORCH years while reading on some helpful advice.