(January 14, 2013) So far, Derek Diesner’s sports broadcasting career has been limited to the Midwest region. That is about to change. Diesner has accepted a media relations assistant position with the Charleston RiverDogs baseball club.
The RiverDogs are the Class A, South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Yankees.
“It’s a good opportunity for me because I get to learn from a respected broadcaster in Sean Houston. I know I need to work on my Media Relations skills and that is what this position offers me,” says Diesner.
Diesner has been the News & Sports Director at Rocking M Radio in Great Bend, KS for almost a year. He has previously worked for the Lake County Fielders baseball club.
“I first heard about this job on staatalent.com. I applied and actually got a call from Sean Houston during the Winter Meetings. He told me he wasn’t there but wondered if I could meet with other officials with the Charleston RiverDogs. I said yes that would be fine. I met with two front office members and thought my visit with them went well.
“Originally I was told I didn’t get the position a few weeks back, but Sean got in touch with me last week saying their original choice had to turn it down and wondered if I was interested.”
Now, Diesner is anxious to head down to the South for the next chapter in his life.
“I can’t wait to get started! I know this position has been a good stepping stone for others in the past, and I hope it does the same for me.”
(Visit Derek’s STAA Talent Page).