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.
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.