Broadcasting & Communications Director, AHL -- POSITION FILLED

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Broadcasting & Communications Director, AHL -- POSITION FILLED

#1 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:32 pm

An AHL team tells STAA they are accepting applications for a Broadcasting and Communications Director.

The complete position description, the name of the employer and contact information has already been emailed to STAA members.

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Re: Broadcasting & Communications Director, AHL

#2 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Wed May 06, 2020 10:39 am

The new AHL franchise in Henderson, NV (formerly the San Antonio Rampage) tells STAA they are accepting applications for a Director, Broadcasting & Communications.

Essential Functions:

The Henderson AHL Director, Broadcasting and Communications will serve as the lead play-by-play broadcaster of the club on radio and television and serve as the team’s primary day-to-day media relations contact between the team and local/national press. In addition, the Director will produce and capture content for use in the team’s official publications and social channels.

The position will oversee all broadcast operations and relations for the AHL club and the team’s broadcast rightsholders on television and radio. The position will serve as the organization’s point of contact for all team broadcast-related matters, arena-related broadcast matters and NHL-related broadcast matters.

Primary Responsibilities:

-Serve as the team’s lead play-by-play announcer for all Henderson AHL radio and television broadcasts
-Serve as the day-to-day media relations contact between the team and the local/national press
-Responsible for authoring official Game Notes, stats packages, press releases announcing hockey transactions and business initiatives as well as other relevant media game day materials
-Authoring/overseeing the official Media Guide and ensuring compliance with league regulations and parameters
-Coordinate interviews between players and members of the press on practice days and game days and ensure that the team is compliant with AHL media regulations and policies
-Work with Communications Staff on overseeing media relations operations on game nights
-Capture written, video and photo content for distribution throughout the team’s social platforms
-Oversee all broadcast operations for the Henderson club and their current television and radio rightsholders
-Responsible for managing the relationship between the Henderson club and the team’s radio and television rightsholders
-Point of contact for all team broadcast-related matters. This includes serving as the team’s point of contact with Orleans Arena, Lifeguard Arena, and the team’s future home in Henderson
-Promotion of all broadcast properties and cross promotion with Foley Family Wines and City National Arena
-Provide fans with exclusive, authentic, compelling and engaging commentary during all appearances across the club’s content network including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch and Snapchat
-Provide compelling insight and analysis during scheduled appearances on external local/national tv/radio outlets
-Speaking engagements, emceeing, team appearances, community event appearances as assigned
-Collaborate with the Henderson AHL Content team on content planning, ideation and execution
-Drive monetization through engaging content that is attractive to sponsors
-Challenge content and broadcast team to stay abreast of best practices, brainstorm areas for growth, and identify new, innovative types of content
-Create new opportunities for visibility in the community

Key Competencies and Experience:

-Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, communications, journalism or related field
-5+ years of progressive professional experience in broadcasting, communications and content creation
-Extensive hockey play-by-play broadcast experience. Previous television broadcast experience preferred
-Demonstrates excellent speaking, writing and editing abilities, thought leadership, innovation and creativity
-Previous managerial experience overseeing direct reports and developing talent
-Ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects at once and thrive in a fast-paced, intense work environment
-Content creator – video editing and production knowledge preferred, graphic design knowledge preferred/expertise within the Adobe Creative Suite preferred
-Team Services/Travel Coordinator experience preferred


-This position will travel to all road games
-Travel to AHL events as assigned
-Other work-related travel as assigned

Schedule Overview:

-This is not a 9-5, 40 hour a week job Candidates must be prepared to work nights, weekends and holidays
-Candidate is expected to attend all Henderson AHL games, home and away

Please indicate in your cover letter you learned of this opportunity through Sportscasters Talent Agency of America. Send demo and resume to:

Garrett Calloway

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Re: Broadcasting & Communications Director, AHL

#3 Post by PhilGiubileo » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:42 am

Jason Shaya (formerly of Charlotte - a team not playing in the AHL this season) has filled the gig in Utica: ... ji3N4_UgOs
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