San Diego Gulls (AHL) -- POSITION FILLED

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Jon Chelesnik
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San Diego Gulls (AHL) -- POSITION FILLED

#1 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Thu May 31, 2018 7:49 pm

Craig Elsten will not be returning. The team has yet to publish a position description. STAA members have been provided with the name and email address for the person in charge of hiring this position.
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Re: San Diego Gulls (AHL)

#2 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:00 am

The Gulls have posted what is called an Internal Job Posting.

The post is below. The next comment in this job board thread is some info I found by Googling "internal job posting."

Team Broadcaster/Digital Content Producer – Full-time, Exempt


The Team Broadcaster/Digital Content Producer will serve as the “on-air” voice for Gulls television and radio broadcasts for all preseason, regular season and playoff games. This position will creatively engage fans across the region through various broadcast and communications mediums. In addition to play-by-play responsibilities, this position will also serve as the primary liaison between the team and its flagship radio network and affiliates. The incumbent is a regular original content contributor for all Gulls communications and digital media channels and will participate in team/sponsor community events and appearances. The incumbent will create original weekly podcast content and other production elements related to broadcasts. This position will continually develop new and imaginative content opportunities for the team across various platforms. The incumbent will build relationships with Gulls players, coaches, executives, front office staff and members of the media and will work across departments to assist in company-wide initiatives.


* Provide play-by-play duties for all Gulls television and radio broadcasts (preseason, regular
season, and postseason)
* Deliver original and consistent style of all broadcasts (television and radio) and creative content
while professionally promoting the Gulls
* Develop creative content plan, format and logs for all broadcasts, including interviews, features,
guests and advertising inventory management
* Serve as primary contact for the Gulls radio flagship network to provide on-air interviews, guest
appearances and assist in creative promotional content
* Provide voice-overs and narrate television and radio promotions in addition to visually creative
highlights on all forms of content for commercials and promotional spots
* Create, write, produce, shoot and edit original video content to support Gulls hockey coverage,
game day features, and community events, including interviews, player profiles, and special
* Produce, shoot and edit unique video content for all pregame and potential postgame shows to be
broadcast on AHL streaming services
* Create original and unique written features to actively promote and showcase Gulls players,
coaches and executives
* Create unique, inventive and original weekly podcasts while serving as platform host
* Assist as contributor, host, and interviewer for various Gulls content across all digital and social
media platforms
* Actively seek and develop relationships across local television and radio affiliates to schedule
appearances that promote the hockey club
* Serve as a team and community ambassador, attend speaking and personal appearances, emcee
events, participate in promotional activities and events, both company and partner-related
* Edit sound clips for distribution to local radio and television affiliates
* Assist communications department with written content, publications, statistical research, editorial assistance and publicity
* Work with all internal departments to provide public relations/communications support for marketing, community relations, ticketing, and sales initiatives
* Execute and follow all directives of both the AHL and Federal Communications in regard to on- air content while exercising independent judgment and discretion
* Compile creative highlight packages and sizzle reels for social media, publicity, marketing, partnership, in-game and broadcast partners
* Other duties as assigned by Director, including other hosting, reporting, interviewing and announcing duties


* Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcasting/Communication/Journalism preferred
* 3-5 years of professional on-air hockey play-by-play experience
* Understanding of sports marketplace and entertainment industry
* Must have in-depth knowledge of the sport of hockey and the American Hockey League
* Proficient in audio, video and photo editing with Adobe Suite (experience using After Effects highly
desirable) or similar program
* Understanding and ability to work with confidential material and information
* Strong written skills with strong attention to detail
* Ability to develop strong working relationships with local television and radio affiliates
* Ability to develop various forms of creative and unique content across different platforms and
* Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
* Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays, in addition to all Gulls
games and travel with team year-round
San Diego Gulls offers a competitive salary and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For consideration, please email cover letter and resume to or fax to 949.760.4103

Please no phone calls or stopping by the office to drop off resumes. Only candidates meeting the position qualifications will be contacted for an interview.

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Re: San Diego Gulls (AHL)

#3 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:01 am

An internal posting is a job posting that is opened to internal candidates only for consideration. When a position is posted internally only, any external candidate who may have inadvertently made it into the pool cannot be considered for selection.

And this . . .

if that job you really want is posted for current employees only, is it worth your time to apply anyway? Usually, it is, but you may need to be patient. External applicants usually are considered last, if ever.

I found these two pieces of info through Google. Don't know how accurate they are.

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Re: San Diego Gulls (AHL) -- POSITION FILLED

#4 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:14 am

Congratulations to Andy Zilch, the new voice of the Gulls.

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