Comm./Color Comm, Wilkes-Barre -- FILLED BY STAA CLIENT

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Comm./Color Comm, Wilkes-Barre -- FILLED BY STAA CLIENT

#1 Postby Jon Chelesnik » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:53 am

(The following job lead has already been emailed to STAA Premier clients.)

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have an immediate opening for a Communications Coordinator and Color Commentator. (Note, the broadcasting portion of the position is color commentary, not play-by-play.)

Summary:
• Responsible for all media relations and public communications for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, as well as serving as color commentator for all Penguins home games, and select Penguins road games.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Media Relations
* Managing media accreditation process
* Coordinating and scheduling of media interview requests
* Creating all news releases
* Content and production management of all publications (Yearbook and BREAKAWAY game program)
* Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with local sports media

Corporate Communications
* Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with local non-sports media
* Generating opportunities to publicize key brand messages through un-paid media
* Developing and communicating stories lines about teams and players that will be attractive to local media

Game Night
* Preparing Game Notes
* Managing game night Press Box
* Managing post-game media requests
* Liaising with off-ice officials
* Filing of game information with league offices

Website
* Managing club websites
* Creating all editorial content, including feature stories, game recaps, game previews, podcasts and news coverage

Publications
* Creating and managing content for BREAKAWAY game day program and Penguins Yearbook, including player bios, feature stories and news items

Broadcast
* Serving as liaison for all radio and television broadcast requirements
* Providing color commentary for all home and select road games
* Help produce Penguins Report television program

Misc
• Player Relations
* Assisting in fulfillment of player appearances at fan and community events

League Relations
* Filing weekly player award nominations
* Fulfilling all media-related requests for the AHL
* Serve as liaison with the league's communicaitons department

Supervisory Responsibilities:
• Game night statistical staff

Ideal Qualifications:
• Superior written and verbal communication skills with creative writing abilities
• Exceptional organization skills
• Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Passion for the sports and entertainment industry
• Ability to work games and irregular hours
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office

Education and Experience:
• College degree with emphasis on communications preferred
• Minimum two years experience in professional communications role
• Experience dealing with or working in media.

Apply online:
http://theahl.teamworkonline.com/teamwo ... obid=38389
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Re: Communications / Color Commentator, Wilkes-Barre

#2 Postby NCHockey » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:33 pm

Holy cow...this opens up less than four weeks before the season starts?
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Re: Communications / Color Commentator, Wilkes-Barre

#3 Postby PhilGiubileo » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:58 pm

NCHockey wrote:Holy cow...this opens up less than four weeks before the season starts?


Yes, as a result of Scott Stuccio leaving the Penguins to become the new Voice of the Hershey Bears.
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Re: Communications / Color Commentator, Wilkes-Barre

#4 Postby Steve Clark » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:53 am

PhilGiubileo wrote:
NCHockey wrote:Holy cow...this opens up less than four weeks before the season starts?


Yes, as a result of Scott Stuccio leaving the Penguins to become the new Voice of the Hershey Bears.




Phil, do you know who replaced Stuccio as the play by play voice for the Penguins?
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Re: Communications / Color Commentator, Wilkes-Barre

#5 Postby Gradio » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:19 am

Stucc was not the PBP voice of the Penguins for the last two seasons. He was their color analyst, hence the opening in WBS for communications/color commentating. Stucc's PBP experience was two seasons worth of work in lieu of longtime PBP voice Tom Grace's departure for the private sector. Upon Grace's return (09-10), Stucc was bumped to the color position.

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Re: Communications / Color Commentator, Wilkes-Barre

#6 Postby Jon Chelesnik » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:21 am

This position has been filled by an STAA client. We'll have the story shortly.

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Re: Comm./Color Comm, Wilkes-Barre -- FILLED BY STAA CLIENT

#7 Postby Jon Chelesnik » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:11 am

Congratulations to STAA client Mike O'Brien, the newest member of the Penguins broadcast team.

Read the full story here.

Visit Mike's STAA Talent Page.

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