Washington Wild Things No. 2

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Washington Wild Things No. 2

#1 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:50 am

The Washington Wild Things, a professional baseball team in the Frontier League, are seeking a broadcasting intern for the 2019 season. The season runs from May through mid-September.

The broadcast internship is required to be for school credit, and successful applicants would start near the beginning of May, with the start date to be determined. The intern in this position will be on air with the lead broadcaster for all Wild Things’ home games, allowing the intern a chance to gain professional baseball announcing experience and to work in a learning environment, helping to enable career advancement.

The intern will do three innings of play-by-play in every broadcast and serve as the color announcer for the other six of nine-inning games. For seven inning games, the intern will call innings 4 and 5 of the game, unless otherwise determined. Other duties of the internship are noted below.

Responsibilities:

* Serve as the No. 2 broadcaster for all Wild Things’ home games helping to describe the game for those listening or watching the stream away from the park. The No. 2 broadcaster serves as the play-by-play man for three innings during nine-inning games, and two during seven-inning games. * Assist with the operation of broadcast equipment, running commercials and more
* Shoot, edit and upload player and coach interviews and other web content to the team’s social media and website, as well as edit interviews for use on the air (Do the interviews as assigned as well)
* Help broadcasters with shows as needed (schedule guests, log/digitize video, write scripts, generate ideas) * Edit and produce commercials if needed for various sponsors
* Assist in the set-up and tear-down of broadcast booth
* Adequately prepare to do broadcasts prior to arrival at the stadium
* Assist with the social media pre and post game shows, as well as develop graphics for those, if needed * Serve as the No. 2 broadcaster for a possible road trip with the team, or fill in as the lead broadcaster if a situation arises where the lead broadcaster cannot be there

Requirements:

* Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a field of communications, public relations, marketing or a related field * Getting school credit for the internship
* Passion for sports, broadcasting
* Play-by-play broadcasting experience heavily preferred, but not required
* A strong work ethic coupled with the ability to work with others
* Energy to thrive in a fast-paced, sometimes unpredictable environment
* Must be available to work from the beginning of the May to at least near the end of the season (Early Sep.) * Self-starter, pro-active and highly motivated
* Have great communications and interpersonal skills, along with a positive and energetic personality * Learn quickly and work well under pressure
* Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Photoshop, Audition, Premiere) or other editing software programs * Proficient understanding of broadcast equipment, streaming devices and all that is involved
* Basic knowledge of the Mac operating system as well as PC video-streaming software
* Positive attitude and willingness to go the ‘extra mile’
* Able to assume other responsibilities as required

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

RUSH a cover letter, demo (baseball - continuous Play by Play AND separate highlights) and resume to:

Kyle Dawson
Media Relations Manager/Broadcaster
dawsonkyle13@gmail.com

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