As a veteran broadcaster you have years of valuable experience, but what if it’s not the right experience for the job you want?
In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of Jim Noble, Radio & TV Broadcaster in Charlotte, NC.
This month’s interview features Joe Hunk, Program Director/Host at Sports Radio 740 in Montgomery, AL. We cover a lot of ground as Hunk shares his radio philosophy and why it doesn’t include hot takes, the checklist he made for a potential spouse, and the two things a Program Director wants.
Do ever wonder why employers with major college PBP jobs don’t seem to take your job applications seriously, despite your level of experience? Some simple changes in strategy will go a long way toward making your value and experience shine.
In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of John Ramey, Play-by-Play Broadcaster at UCLA/UC Riverside in Los Angeles, CA.
Fall and football are synonymous in this quarter’s group critique. This all play-by-play critique session features football and a few pinches of basketball to add spice.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- When to include the play clock during football PBP
- A Kevin Harlan-esque example of PBP description
- The PBP components that are like chocolate and peanut butter
- A good example of shifting energy from third to fourth gear
- The element you should never include on a PBP demo
Radio voice of New York City FC, Tom Kolker, on the the two demos aspiring MLS broadcasters need to have ready, homerism in a major market, and his process for finding freelance sportscasting work.
Moving from high school to Division I play-by-play seems like a huge hurdle when you’re unsure of the intermediate steps you need make to reach your goal. If that’s you, the good news is that you don’t need to wait for the right opportunity to start making progress.
In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of Sean Gibson, Play-by-Play Broadcaster at WFSC/WNCC in Franklin, NC.
Voice of the Kansas Jayhawks, Brian Hanni, shares what he learned as a student of Tom Hedrick, how to develop your personal style, why your vocab shouldn’t be too good, and explains how a play-by-play voice is like the old man in a rocking chair.
This month we’re featuring a sportscaster who was doing many things right. As a result, he first landed a much desired Division II job before circumstances quickly redirected him to Oral Roberts University. In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of Adam Hildebrandt.
For any application, always be being politely persistent. If the employer isn’t going to hire you, make them tell you no.
Pick up the phone
DO: Call the employer roughly one week after submitting your application. Whether you get them or their voice mail, you want to state to points in 30 seconds or less:
- What it is about that employer that makes you want to work for them.
- Your relevant experience.