Jared Shlensky

STAA Member
Location: Palos Heights, IL
To reach client call STAA:
(949) 648-STAA
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Skills

  • Adobe: InDesign, Audition (Cool Edit) & Photoshop
  • AudioVault
  • WordPress, MLB Homebase, ISM, Pointstreak

Current Broadcasting Experience

Gary SouthShore RailCats (American Association) April 2017 - Present
Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations
  • Lead play-by-play broadcaster
  • Coordinate team’s media relations department (game notes, media guide, game recaps, feature stories, profile pieces, etc.)
  • Update team website and social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc.)
  • Facilitate, host and provide fresh content for team podcast (The RailCat Rundown) with interviews and game highlights
  • Host live pregame segment on ballpark video board prior to each home game
  • Coordinate team/player travel schedule
  • Serve as main contact for all interview requests, feature stories, etc.
  • Hire and manage a Broadcast & Media Relations Assistant
  • Create and voice radio commercials/liners

Prior Broadcasting/Internship Experience

The Cube (Formerly High School Cube) September 2014 – December 2017
Play-by-Play Broadcaster
  • Internet on-air talent for Illinois High School (IHSA) football, basketball, wrestling and volleyball games
Waterloo Bucks (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) March 2016 – August 2016
Radio Broadcaster
  • Lead play-by-play broadcaster for all 72 games
  • Coordinated team’s media relations department (game notes, Buckshot roster insert, game recaps, social media, etc.)
  • Created and voiced radio commercials/liners
Cedar Rapids Kernels (Single-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins) March 2015 – September 2015
Broadcasting/Media Relations Intern
  • Lead play-by-play broadcaster for 18 games
  • Play-by-play broadcaster for two innings of every home game and three innings for “commuter” road games
  • Wrote game recaps and feature stories
  • Updated and distributed Kernels game notes, stat packs, rosters and lineups for home games
  • Designed Kernels “Selfie Cam” for all home games
  • Pregame and Postgame Show host for select games
  • Coordinated Kernels Twitter account during all games
Joliet Slammers Professional Baseball Club (Frontier League) April 2014 – September 2014
Broadcasting/Media Relations Intern
  • Play-by-play broadcaster for two innings of every home game and select road contests
  • Designed, updated and distributed Slammers game notes, stat packs, rosters and lineups
  • Coordinated team’s Twitter account for all 96 games
WRJN News-Talk-1400 AM, Kenosha, Wisconsin October 2012 - May 2016
Fill-In Update Anchor
  • Complied morning sports updates
Sun-Times Media Newspaper Corporation August 2012 – January 2013
Correspondent for Sun-Times Media
  • Wrote short summaries of high school sporting events
WSCR-AM 670 “The Score”, Chicago, IL June 2012 - November 2012
Programming/General Intern
  • Podcasted interviews and show segments
  • Edited interviews, show segments and game highlights

Education

  • North Central College, Naperville, IL (Class of 2014)
  • B.A. in Broadcast Communication
  • Minor: Print Journalism

References

  • Brian Lyter – Gary SouthShore RailCats General Manager
  • Morgan Hawk – Cedar Rapids Kernels/Waterloo Bucks Sales & Broadcasting Manager
  • Dan Capasso – Director of Productions at The Cube