(May 22, 2013) The month of May is turning into one of Jason Guerette’s favorites. Last year, Guerette accepted his first baseball play-by-play job with the East Texas Pump Jacks. May 2013 brings another opportunity to Guerette — Director of Broadcast and Sports Operations for the Northwest Indiana Oilmen.
The Oilmen play in the Midwest Collegiate League.
A 2012 graduate of Seton Hall University, Guerette is eager to build upon the skills he picked-up last year in Texas. “After gaining media relations experience last summer with the Pump Jacks — an opportunity that, coincidentally, also came about around this time last year — this opportunity represents an important step for me towards my professional goals, especially my goal to work in baseball. I’ll be sharpening my media relations skills even more, but I’ll also be the primary broadcaster for the team, something that I have not been able to do in the past.”
Guerette learned about the position with the Oilmen through an email from STAA.
“I did some preliminary research on the team and quickly realized they were in need of someone right away, since their season starts at the end of May. So, I sent my materials over as soon as I could and that same day, I got an email back from the owner, Don Popravak, requesting an interview. From there the process was rapid. The job description of what they needed fit my experience almost perfectly.”
The chance to be the lead voice of a team is something Guerette is especially looking forward to. “I have broadcasted on a freelance basis since I graduated from Seton Hall a year ago, but I am really looking forward to being on the air on a more regular basis. There’s just no substitute for the kind of experience you gain from being a baseball play-by-play broadcaster.”
Guerette has been an STAA client since October. “STAA has been an incredible resource, not only because of the job leads and the helpful workshops it provides on how to improve your work, but also because it includes a way to present your demo in a clean, professional way to employers.
“I knew when I signed up that it would be a great resource, but STAA has exceeded my expectations.”
(Visit Jason’s STAA Talent Page).