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Yakima Pippins Baseball No. 1 -- POSITION FILLED

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:45 am
by Jon Chelesnik
The Yakima Valley Pippins, a member of the summer collegiate West Coast League, seek a talented, driven and team-oriented broadcaster to become the team’s play-by-play voice for the Pippins' streaming audio and video broadcasts.

This is a paid position.

If you love baseball, have a talent for painting pictures on the air, and like the idea of working with a front office that is focused on quality customer service and winning championships — then you could be the next voice of the Pippins.

The Yakima Valley Pippins stream all regular-season and playoff games live over the Internet and via mobile devices, and stream all home games on video as well. Our new play-by-play voice is expected to take the broadcast helm at a minimum of 57 games in 2020, and any playoff games. As team broadcaster, you will travel with the team throughout the beautiful Pacific Northwest — experiencing a professional and creative environment that is unmatched at the summer collegiate level. You will welcome guests and color commentators into the booth, and seamlessly weave their dialog into action on the field. Our goal is to have you recognized as the top voice talent in the WCL — and there are many great ones.

The Pippins have established one of the most sophisticated broadcast and integrated communications platforms in the WCL — and we expect that tradition to continue. In addition to play-by-play responsibilities, this position comes with the title of Media Relations & Communications Coordinator — working side-by- side with the general manager to develop pre-season/in-season/post-season content for print, digital and video platforms — including game notes, post-game video interviews, feature stories on players, etc., that also will be promoted via social media platforms. This position also works closely with front-office personnel to enhance the team’s social media experience, by regularly contributing on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and others.

As the in-season media relations contact, you will be responsible for news release creation/distribution, and the fielding of all inquiries from local newspapers and television/radio stations.

Yakima is a wonderful community that has enthusiastically supported the Pippins. We are seeking a broadcaster whose personality can mirror the enthusiasm of fans every single night of the season. Are you that person? Then keep reading and apply below!

Applicants must provide the following in addition to their resume to be considered:

1. At least three (3) play-by-play audio samples, with a strong preference given to baseball calls
2. Three (3) writing samples, with one in each of the following formats:
a. AP Format (press release)
b. Article format
c. Blog format
3. One (1) example of work in either Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc) or Microsoft Publisher
4. Any other multimedia samples that will help distinguish you from other applicants
5. Proof of valid passport (or the ability to get one, such as a valid driver’s license and social security card)


* At least (2) years of radio play-by-play experience at the collegiate or pro
level is required, with experience in baseball given high priority
* Have a current and working knowledge of broadcast equipment, both
analog and digital – you are your own IT guy on the road
* Possess a strong multi-platform writing ability – AP format, article format,
blog and conversational format, etc.
* Have experience with video and audio editing software
* Show an understanding of and proficiency in using social media
applications, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and
* Exhibit experience with content management systems, such as websites,
back-door statistical sites, mobile application management, etc.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and preference to candidates with
experience working with Adobe Creative Suite.
* Display the ability to multitask
* Must work comfortably with abnormal hours, including travel with the team
* Must maintain a professional presentation – you are an ambassador of the
team in the community and on the road!
* This position requires a team player, familiar and comfortable with the game of baseball, and capable of pitching in when the need arises, even if it isn’t a media or radio need
* Display the ability to work closely with players and coaches, maintaining a professional manner within those relationships
* Must possess a valid U.S. passport (for border crossings into Canada).

Start Date:

* Projects begin early in 2020.
* Must be available to be in market no later than May 15, 2020
* Must be able to stay in market through the end of the season (no later than
Aug. 25, 2020)


* Lead PXP voice over a full summer season – great resume builder
* Host Family will be provided
* Compensation based on experience – this is a PAID position
* Hotel and per diem expenses are provided while traveling with the team

To apply for this position, send cover letter and requirements detailed above to:

Jeff Garretson
General Manager

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Re: Yakima Pippins Baseball No. 1

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:45 am
by Jon Chelesnik
Congratulations to Chris Rosato Jr., the new voice of the Pippins!