Jim Zarchin president

Jim Zarchin is the Founder and President of Z Media Ventures. His dream: to create a video production company that brings the power of good storytelling together with the client’s need to connect with, motivate and activate key audiences. For Jim, the advent of Z Media comes after a successful and distinguished career in television production that spans more than 40 years. His roots are firmly planted in his early career as an award-winning broadcast journalist and news director for network-affiliated television stations in such major U.S. markets as New York, Chicago, Memphis and Cincinnati. Jim retired at the end of 2016 as a Senior Vice President for Scripps Networks Interactive. For more than a decade Jim led Branded Entertainment for Scripps Networks’ powerful suite of lifestyle television channels and digital properties, including HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel. A business Jim built from scratch, Branded Entertainment’s mission was to deliver creative solutions for advertisers by making their product the central character in informative, entertaining video vignettes and short-form programming for all media platforms. Jim also launched the Do-It-Yourself Network (DIY) for Scripps, serving as its first President and setting the framework for the programming, marketing and ad sales initiatives for the network.

Jim’s Expertise:

Taking the reporting and storytelling skills he honed as a broadcast journalist and marrying them with the tremendous marketing power of creative, high-quality video.

Jim Zarchin president