Altoona Curve No. 2 -- POSITION FILLED

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Jon Chelesnik
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Altoona Curve No. 2 -- POSITION FILLED

#1 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:23 am

The Altoona Curve, the Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, are hiring a Communications & Broadcasting Assistant for the 2019 season.

Location: Altoona, Pa.
Compensation: $1,200/month
Start Date: February 2019
End Date: End of the 2019 season (Early- to mid-September)

Communications duties:

* Assist with the media relations responsibilities of the club, including writing and updating of the team’s media guide, daily game notes, etc.
* Compile daily stat packs for media and team personnel
* Assist with writing and graphic design tasks for team publications, website, social media, blog, etc.
* Write game recap stories and press releases
* Assist as a liaison between media and the team
* Write feature content for the in-stadium magazine, Curve Chronicle
* Other media relations and marketing responsibilities as needed

Broadcasting duties:

* In-game play-by-play for all home and some road games
* Host radio pre-game and post-game show for 70 home games
* Serve as board op in studio for some road games, hosting pre- and post-game show (Previous board op experience not required; Paid a per-game rate after 10 games in the studio)
* Conduct interviews for pre-game show, video content, written content, etc.
* On-camera opportunities for in-house productions


* At least one season of media relations/communications experience in affiliated professional baseball preferred
* Strong writing skills
* Experience working with MiLB’s HomeBase, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition and DreamWeaver preferred
* Experience with HTML coding, graphic design and social media
* Bachelor’s Degree in communication, journalism, broadcasting or related field

Application materials:

* Resume (PDF version)
* Uncut audio samples (Interview, scoreboard segment and play-by-play preferred)
* At least two writing samples (At least one game recap story and one feature story)
* Game notes sample
* Other examples of work that demonstrate applicant’s qualifications for the duties listed above (graphic design, engaging social media concepts, etc.)

This position is focused heavily on communications, marketing and media relations work. The ideal candidate’s skills and experience should align with these needs.

Please indicate in your cover letter you learned of this opportunity through Sportscasters Talent Agency of America. Send the above materials to:

Garett Mansfield
Director of Communications & Broadcasting

No phone calls, please.

Please mention if you will be attending the 2018 Baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas.

Also, please include “Altoona Curve Communications & Broadcasting Assistant” in email subject line.

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Re: Altoona Curve No. 2 -- POSITION FILLED

#2 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:06 am

This position has been filled. Announcement pending.

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Re: Altoona Curve No. 2 -- POSITION FILLED

#3 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:19 am

Congratulations to Michael Marcantonini, the new communications & broadcasting assistant with the Curve. Michael spent 2018 as a play-by-play voice and the media relations assistant with the York Revolution (independent, Atlantic League).

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