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2018-19 Student Producers/Directors/Managers/Talent

Greetings Team,

Jab. Jab. Jab.  Right Hook.

Among many changes and some refocused energy, we’ve decided to add student producers/directors/managers for a few key content areas for 2018-19.  These positions will lead their peers and shape the strategy and content for the year.

We view all of these below as “resume items/bullet points” for the students who are selected.  Plus, in researching professional teams and networks, career opportunities, along with scouting out what our competition is doing (or not doing), these directives will continue pushing and keeping our students and program ahead.

NOTE: All students – freshman, sophomore, junior, senior – are eligible to apply for all opportunities.  Applications will be reviewed by Sports Link staff and SL Alumni.  Student interest/applications should be submitted by Aug. 12, 2018.  

If you have questions, let CT know via email or text!


Sports Link Digital Sports Director & Assistant Director (2 positions)

These two positions will work directly with Sports Link staff to coordinate, plan, promote and execute programming for Sports Link digital in 2018-19.  Think of this as a sports director/program manager at a radio station.

Our goal is to cover as many different sports (as realistic as we can be) on SL Digital.  These two positions will report directly to Sports Link G.A. Mick Tidrow, and will be responsible for all digital audio broadcasts produced including the planning of broadcasts, podcasts, social media coordination and duties as assigned.

Additional responsibilities of contacting away school SIDs (when applicable) for broadcast space, Ethernet needs, credentials and assuring all students on the air know how to operate the equipment and stay on brand.

SL Digital Application


SL Digital On-Air Talent (Multiple Positions)

New this year, SL Digital Talent teams will be selected through an online application and reviewed by a team of 20+ Sports Link alumni and/or industry professionals — including past SL play-by-play talent.  The talent positions will report to the SL Digital Sports Director.

The application process for on-air talent is similar to how professional teams hire and will incorporate many of the qualifications judged by STAA.

→ SL Talent Application

Important Note: Student must include the required files for a complete application. This is a separate application from all other positions.


The Chirp Executive Producer & Assistant Producer (2 positions)

These two positions will work directly with Sports Link staff to coordinate, plan, produce, edit when needed and execute a new twice weekly (Tuesday & Thursday) social media update called The Chirp. The #Chirp is an all new, fast-paced look at the latest in Ball State Sports The length would be 2 minutes maximum. The positions will report to Sports Link staff.

Graphics are predesigned and SIMPLE to make with a new software we have (literally 10 minutes or less). We will produce with on-air talent from a new social media “studio” which will be in BC 180.  The producer and assistant producer will coordinate the content weekly, scheduling students for talent and editing, plus assuring The Chirp stays on brand.

This is a “throwback” to 2012 (yes, we were doing social updates before they were cool). And hey, it sparked Pat Boylan to the Pacers and Katie Hargitt to NBC Sports. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNubwah8sVM

The Chirp Application


Chirp City Editor & Assistant Editor (2 positions)

These two positions will work directly with Sports Link staff to coordinate, plan, promote and execute content for Chirp City (www.chirpcitybsu.com) in 2018-19.  Think of this as a digital news editor/manager at ESPN, Bleacher Report, Etc. The positions will report to Sports Link staff.

Our goal is to cover as many different sports (as realistic as we can be) on Chirp City.  This can –and should be — original written content both by the editors and from students, as well as finding content, repurposing content (videos, digital, features). The editor and assistant editor will coordinate the content daily, weekly, scheduling students for writing, plus assuring Chirp City is updated with fresh content.

And hey, this sparked Matt Craig to work for The Atlantic and Seth Davis.

Chirp City Application


Sports Link Social Media Director & Assistant Director (2 positions)

These two positions will work directly with Sports Link staff to coordinate, plan, promote and execute content for all Sports Link social media platforms. Think of this as a social media producer at a professional team, ESPN, Bleacher Report, Etc. The positions will report to Sports Link staff.

These positions will coordinate our social media content daily, weekly, both by managing and curating Sports Link content and oversee the graphic creation and live event windows.  These positions will work within our new graphics software to create content. Perhaps most importantly, to engage with student-athletes and followers on our social media accounts and increase growth in these areas.

And hey, this sparked Torey Fox to work at NASCAR.

SL Social Application

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