(June 12, 2018) A job that Dominick Savino didn’t get led him to the one he did. Savino is the new Broadcaster and Media Relations Assistant with the Brooklyn Cyclones. And he’s working close to home.
Brooklyn is the New York-Penn League affiliate of the New York Mets.
The Cyclones job came about after Savino fell short in his pursuit of a job with another team. “After a few interviews with that team, the hiring manager told me I didn’t land the job but he was kind enough to offer to connect me with some other teams,” Savino says.
Savino accepted the offer.
“One of the teams I asked him to connect me with was the Cyclones, both because of the great things I’ve heard about working there and its proximity to home. A few weeks after that initial connection, I received an email from the guy who’s now my boss, and here I am now.”
The broadcasting and media relations opportunities Savino is receiving are just two of the job benefits. “Everybody at the Cyclones is so talented and a blast to work with,” he says. “It’s a short-season team, so the schedule aligned perfectly with my own after graduating from Rutgers University in May. Plus, it’s close enough to home that I can commute while still working for a highly respected baseball team in the top media market in the country.”
Polite persistence helped Savino earn the Cyclones opportunity. “Over four months elapsed between the start of the baseball Winter Meetings and the day I got the Cyclones job, which meant there were plenty of lulls,” he recalls. “The only way I knew I could continue to actively participate in my own search for a job was by consistently following up with employers. Whether it was to reinforce my interest or simply check in after a week to see if the person had an update, I tried my hardest to keep my name in front of employers while respecting their time and the timetables they had laid out.”
While attending Rutgers, Savino spent summers broadcasting in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League. He joined STAA in October.
“My STAA membership has been incredibly valuable since I joined last year,” he says. “I love reading the advice emails Jon sends out. Some of his tips on being politely persistent and accessing the hidden job market helped me land my job with the Cyclones. To add to that, all the job leads make me feel connected to the industry and kept me updated on different baseball and non-baseball openings throughout my search.”