Cleveland Cavaliers, Bilingual Radio PBP -- POSITION FILLED

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Jon Chelesnik
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Cleveland Cavaliers, Bilingual Radio PBP -- POSITION FILLED

#1 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:40 pm

Serves as the bilingual radio play by play announcer for all Cavs preseason, regular season, and post-season games airing on local radio outlet. Provides content for social media avenues and website. Provides voiceover work for commercials, promotional announcements, and other projects. Makes personal appearances for various community relations and promotional activities in the Latino community, golf outings, partner meetings, season ticket holder meetings, press conferences, and other events. Assists in the selling of radio ad time for broadcasts.

* Works with Senior Director of Broadcast Services to develop show content, ideas, format, and general flow of each broadcast.
* Perform necessary duties to make all broadcasts conform to industry standards and the rules and regulations of the NBA and applicable governmental agencies.
* Attends all necessary team related meetings, practices, games, and other events.
* Attends and speaks at various functions, community relations initiatives, season ticket, suite holder, and corporate sales engagements as assigned.
* Spends necessary time and effort gaining information and knowledge while preparing for play by play duties.
* Travels with team for all preseason, regular season, and post-season road trips and receives team rate per diem for such trips.
* Participates in all other Cavs English ancillary programming such as radio pregame and postgame shows, daily shows on the Cavs Radio Network and the web, weekly, monthly, and special radio and television shows, and In-Arena Q-Tube shows as needed.
* Helps develop content and serve as host for various programming on Cavs 24/7 HD radio channel, currently in planning stages.
* Provides content for, including, but not limited to daily blogs, video features, Facebook, and twitter updates.
* Works closely with Corporate Sales Team to develop relationships with potential partners and assists in sales process of closing and retaining Hispanic advertisers.

Proficiency in Spanish. Minimum of three years of college or professional play by play basketball (or other major sports) experience. Must have strong knowledge of computer technologies, sending, receiving, and editing audio, and usage of internet phone cards and connections. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills a must! Ability to work effectively and independently on multiple projects. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook computer experience necessary. MUST be flexible during the season, including working and traveling weekends and holidays, and maintain general office hours during the off-season.

Please indicate in your cover letter you learned of this opportunity through Sportscasters Talent Agency of America. Send demo and resume to:

Dave Dombrowski
Senior Director Broadcast Services
Cavaliers Operating Company, LLC.
1 Center Court
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

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Re: Cleveland Cavaliers, Bilingual Radio Play by Play Announ

#2 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:01 pm

Congrats to veteran broadcaster Rafael Hernandez Brito, the new Spanish language voice of the Cavs.

Hernandez Brito was the Spanish voice of Brooklyn Nets home games the past two seasons. He also was the voice of the New Jersey Nets from 1997 to 2001 and also called the action for St. John’s college basketball during that same period. Nationally, his broadcasting experience includes 11 years as the voice of NFL football for Spanish Broadcasts on Univision from 2003 to 2013, and has worked 15 Super Bowls. He was also the Spanish play-by-play voice of the Miami Dolphins, as well as calling games in Major League Baseball and the Mexican League, and has covered the last five Soccer World Cups.

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