STAA members are hired by top employers

Not sure how to move your career to the next level?

New to the job market and wondering how to make yourself stand out?

Working so much that you have little time for trying to move up?

Struggling to find unpublicized job openings?
Not getting responses on your applications for jobs?
Trying to stay connected with the industry despite being in a small town?
Wanting to improve your on-air abilities?

You need a strategy for landing your next level gig.

If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.

There’s a simple plan to get the job you want

Get job openings emailed to you

Stop wasting time searching for jobs. Instead, be among the first to apply.

Fix your application strategy

Not hearing back from employers? You’re dropping the ball in at least one of five areas. Guaranteed. Identify where, then learn how to fix it.

Get help meeting employers

STAA sends your demo and resume to jobs in your region. And employers can find you in our Talent Search database.

Imagine the exhilaration when you tell your family and friends, “I got the job!

Our plan has a proven record of success

Check out this list of some of our famous members. Here’s another example. After joining STAA, Brett McMillan landed a dream job in his hometown as a multimedia journalist for the St. Louis Cardinals. Watch the video below to hear how an STAA membership helped Brett get the sportscasting job he wanted.

Our plan works because we’ve been where you are

Like you, I will always be a sportscaster. Over 18 years, I sometimes struggled to pay my bills. I fought self-doubt when my career didn’t unfold as fast as I wanted. I persevered, though, and ended-up spending four years at ESPN Radio. You can achieve your goals, too. Looking back, I regret that I didn’t do everything I could to go as far as I could. It wasn’t lack of desire. It was because I didn’t know what I didn’t know. You don’t have to experience those regrets. Helping you avoid them is why I started STAA in 2006. You have ability. To take the next step, you need to know where the jobs are and how to get them. STAA will help you.

Jon's signature Jon Chelesnik CEO, STAA

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Enjoy personal service

You’ll have support and resources to ensure you get the most from your membership.
  • A welcome call upon joining
  • Weekly emails featuring career advice
  • A standing invitation to contact Jon Chelesnik with questions. You’ll usually receive a same day reply.

Real Sportcasters. Real Success.

“I joined STAA hoping to land a job doing play-by-play for a college or pro hockey team. STAA has certainly done so by helping me land my current opportunity at Yale.”

Bridgette Proulx
Yale Women's Hockey, ESPN +

“Jon Chelesnik has been an invaluable resource to me. All the phone calls that we have had, the advice, the recommendations, settling me down when I became flustered, were so important.”

Patrick Creighton
ESPN Houston

“I’ve noticed a continuous uptick in the quality and quantity of responses I’ve received from employers as I’ve further applied STAA’s lessons.”

Brett Williams
Western Kentucky U. Women’s Basketball

“I quickly utilized the resources to retool my resumes and cover letters. I felt more in the loop regarding opportunities in the field. I learned of several more job opportunities than I would have as someone just viewing the job board.”

Nick Vareldzis
Rocky Mountain Vibes

“Having the ability to find out about jobs before the general public finds out gives you a chance to beat everyone else.”

Kevin McAlpin
Atlanta Braves Radio Network

“STAA helped me land my gig with Mississippi in 2017 and I have STAA to thank for my job in Austin.”

TJ Chillot
Austin Bruins

“There is a wealth of broadcasting knowledge on the site that makes STAA much more than just a job board.”

Dan Doherty
ESPN Ithaca

Discover the value YOU bring to sportscasting employers

Your work, evaluated

Learn how your work measures up against other sportscasters in STAA’s monthly Group Critiques. Use the feedback you receive to make your work even better.

Know your next step

Knowing what targets are reasonable boosts your chances for job market success! STAA’s career planning services will help. You’ll also know if there are intermediate steps required to get from where you are now to where you want to go.

Benefit from STAA’s Private Member Community Resources

  • Member directory to connect you to people who can help advance your career
  • Discussion groups for advice and camaraderie
  • Directories featuring contact info for the people hiring talent at sports radio stations and TV networks
  • 17 guides for improving your job market success
  • 18 guides for polishing your play-by-play, sports radio and TV anchor/reporter skills
  • Monthly Group Critiques featuring work of STAA members
  • And much, much more!

Take control of your sportscasting career

Fine tune your approach to job searches. Get job listings first. Building camaraderie with your colleagues. Improve your craft.
These are just a few of the benefits our members say they love about STAA. But don’t take our word for it, watch their stories below:

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If you’re ready to take your sportscasting career to the next level, join STAA today.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Our members have accepted more than 1110 jobs since 2007. That’s not a percentage, but it’s a pretty awesome rate!
On the radio side, everything from entry level jobs to network PBP, sports talk show hosting, and anchoring. For TV, sports anchor and/or reporter positions in all market sizes across the country. You’ll also receive contact info for employers of TV PBP talent.
Yes, regularly! In fact, many employers have hired multiple STAA members.
Assuming you have the ability and experience for the jobs for which you are applying, your chances are directly proportional to how much effort and strategy you invest into your job search. We can help you put together your best strategy for an aggressive career plan.
Roughly 10% of the openings are exclusively for members, but members receive 100% of our openings before we post them publicly.
When an STAA member has demo samples that fit a job opening within 300 miles of their location, we send a link to their STAA Talent Page or personal website to the employer.
In addition to everything detailed/outlined above, you will have access to the exclusive members-only section of the STAA website. It features a treasure trove of resources to help you get you next job and to help be better in your current job.
Jon hosts a monthly group critique of radio and television demos. (It’s one of our most popular members-only features!) This way, the advice offered to one benefits many. The programs are archived in the STAA Members site.
Absolutely not! Correspondence from STAA members has priority and is answered before all else. Email or text STAA Owner Jon Chelesnik and you’ll usually hear back same-day; never more than one business day. Phone appointments are also available. The number of STAA members actually benefits you – it’s a large network that you get to tap into. “I’m a fellow STAA member!” is an easy, effective door opener. Camaraderie with fellow members is a valuable part of being on the STAA team.

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