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Kenosha Kingfish

Radio Announcer Internship

Big Top Baseball – Kenosha Kingfish
Kenosha, WI
Communications/Community Relations: Broadcasting
The Kenosha Kingfish are searching for an individual to serve as the internet radio/video broadcast play-by-play and color announcer for all 72 regular season Kingfish games in addition to possible playoff games. Kingfish games are broadcast online through northwoodsleague.tv.  Last season the Northwoods League drew over 1 million views on their webcasts league-wide.  This position serves under the supervision of the General Manager. The radio announcer travels with the team on the road. The season begins after Memorial Day and runs through mid-August.
Responsibilities Include:
·         Play-by-play and color announcing for all 72 Kingfish regular season and playoff games if necessary
·         Write post-game recaps on all games and send out to the media
·         Conduct recorded interviews with players and coaches for use during broadcasts
·         Occasionally conduct on-air interviews with players, coaches, sponsors, community members, league representatives, or dignitaries
·         Produce the game radio broadcast daily
·         Work with the webcast producer for the pre-game show, post-game show, and game broadcast
·         Assist front office with information on the team as necessary
·         Occasionally help communicate information between front office and coaches/team and vice versa
·         Inventory all equipment and help in take down of the press box after the season
·         Ability to work non-traditional and long hours including evenings and weekends
Required Skills:
·         Previous game announcing experience preferred
·         Radio production experience preferred
·         Mastery in the understanding of and ability to describe the game of baseball
·         Excellent writing, communication and problem-solving skills
·         Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced working environment
·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team
·         Strong attention to detail
Big Top Baseball is the largest and most successful summer collegiate baseball ownership group in the nation attracting more than 500,000 fans in 2017. BTB annually hires more than 50 interns for its Northwoods League franchises, the Madison Mallards, Green Bay Bullfrogs, Kenosha Kingfish, and Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. Each team plays 36 home games from late May through August. Internships run from mid-May through the completion of the season, near the end of August. Every summer the interns work directly with the management staff.  Interviews will start in January and will continue until all positions are filled. All Interns must receive college credit for this internship OR this internship must qualify for a graduation requirement.  All Interns will receive a housing & travel stipend for this internship.  For more information on the Kingfish internship program, please contact Connor@kingfishbaseball.com.

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