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NCAA DI Football Play-by-Play - Eastern Michigan U. -- POSITION FILLED

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:46 am
by Jon Chelesnik
An NCAA DI football job has opened. The name of the school and the complete position description has been emailed to STAA members.

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Re: NCAA DI Football Play-by-Play

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:38 am
by Jon Chelesnik
Eastern Michigan University Football Play-By-Play
The Eastern Michigan University Department of Athletics and WEMU (89.1 FM) are accepting applications for a football radio play-by-play broadcaster for the 2019 season.

Located in Ypsilanti, Mich., Eastern Michigan is a member of the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

Interested candidates should have the ability to set up broadcast equipment and troubleshoot, interview, edit audio, take direction well, be detail oriented and provide a bright, clinical and descriptive presentation while using a high level of discretion in decision making both on and off the air. All candidates should possess an ability to meet deadlines and work nights/weekends.

A bachelor’s degree is required. This is an independent contractor position that will begin yearly in August and run through December.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

• Play-by-play broadcaster for football games and contribute to pregame, halftime, and postgame reports
• Conduct interviews with student-athletes and coaches
• Become well-researched on Eastern Michigan University football, including coaches, players and history
• Keep current on activities and events that impact EMU and the MAC
• Create family-friendly commentary that focuses on EMU
• Engage in media interviews (both local and national) to discuss and promote EMU
• Coordinate with WEMU’s Station Manager and EMU’s Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations for interviews, promotions, corporate partnership reads, etc.


• A bachelor’s degree is required
• Minimum of 3-5 years experience broadcasting at the NCAA Division I and/or the NFL, NBA, or MLB level
• Must be self-motivated with attention to detail and accuracy
• Evening and weekend hours with some travel
• Demonstrate strong writing skills with versatility between different platforms
• Knowledge of audio editing software and broadcast equipment


Monthly stipend - TBD

To Apply: Submissions should include the following:


• Resume
• Cover letter
• Samples of football radio play-by-play, including at least five un-cut minutes (mp3 format)
• References

Non-required (but they won’t hurt!):

• Scoreboard segment
• Short highlight reel
• Video production samples
• Video broadcasting reel

Send To Both:

Greg Steiner
EMU Associate Director of Athletic Media Relations

Molly Motherwell
WEMU Station Manager

Please indicate in your cover letter you learned of this opportunity through Sportscasters Talent Agency of America.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Re: NCAA DI Football Play-by-Play - Eastern Michigan U.

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:45 pm
by ssteve
Just wondering who will be making decisions here. IMG has Eastern Michigan listed as one of their properties, but applicants are asked to submit to an SID and the radio station GM. Any insight Jon?

Re: NCAA DI Football Play-by-Play - Eastern Michigan U.

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:26 am
by Jon Chelesnik
I don't know for fact who is making the final decision. However, it has been the university that has been corresponding with me.

It's common for the radio station to have input but for the school to make the ultimate decision. Again, though, I do not know that for fact in this situation.


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Re: NCAA DI Football Play-by-Play - Eastern Michigan U. -- POSITION FILLED

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:32 pm
by Jon Chelesnik
The EMU broadcast team for the 2019 football season has been announced. Tom Helmer will join the crew and work along side familiar voices Matt Shepard and Rob Rubick.