(September 17, 2014) STAA client Matt Harab has successfully navigated the path to full-time employment. Harab has accepted a job as News and Sports Director at KTMX-KAWL Radio in York, NE.
“On the sports side I’m in charge of play-by-play duties for the local high school football, basketball, baseball and volleyball teams. On the news side I’ll be going to council meetings, reporting on local current events, and recording news and sportscasts to air every 20 minutes. I am also participating in weekly sports talk show.”
Like many sports broadcasters, Harab has been working as a freelancer, hoping to gain the contacts and experience to land full-time employment. Harab’s freelance time in the northeast included work with Loyola University and John Hopkins University.
Hard work and patience paid off, and when the full-time opportunity in Nebraska came up, Harab relied on STAA to ensure his application stood out from the crowd.
“Jon and Mel were both great. Jon answered all my annoying emails during every part of the application, pre-interview and post interview processes. I felt like you guys were with me the entire way and I was getting the best professional advice possible. [I] would not have heard about the job and applied the correct way without STAA.”
A 2013 graduate of the University of Delaware, Harab is looking forward to the many positives of his new job.
“The cool thing though is the station is open for ideas of how to grow, so I’m excited to pitch in my ideas for advancing the website and possibly having my own show!”
(Visit Matt’s STAA Talent Page).