The Northwoods League is now accepting applications for the 2020 season for this paid, seasonal position. The Northwoods League is the largest Summer Collegiate Baseball League in the world, playing and webcasting over 750 games from late May through mid-August. The Northwoods League Studio in Rochester, Minnesota, is the center of the video production operation overseeing production from 22 stadiums across the Midwest. The NWL Studio also produces daily Pre-Game shows along with 30-minute programs that air across the Midwest and on Fox Sports North and Fox Sports Wisconsin.
Ideal Applicant(s) – College Students who are seeking a career in the areas of Sports Journalism and Television Production with a special interest in Baseball. This opportunity is from May through August. This is a fantastic opportunity to be directly involved with every aspect of the production process. The ideal candidate will have experience Researching, Producing, Shooting, Writing and Editing stories. Experience working with audio and lighting is essential in order to ensure clean, usable footage from every shoot. Experience with Social Media is also desirable.
As part of this position we are looking for on-air talent to host and/or co-host our broadcast programs.
This is an intense experience, you will use everything you have learned in school while learning how to work in the real world of television production. This is a unique and rare opportunity for someone with a good work ethic who has put in the hours at school and is ready for experience outside of the academic environment. This opportunity will also provide great material for your portfolio that will serve you well in pursuing your career. Seasonal employees will be provided lodging.
“If you are passionate about the sport of baseball, gaining valuable on-air experience and content creation, then the Northwoods League is the place for you. There’s no other job out there that will allow you to gain the amount of on-air reps and experience than this one does. There is never a dull moment in the league with games every night and an endless amount of storylines. – Zain P., 2018 Team
“This was the best job I’ve ever had; telling the stories of the league and getting to meet both current and former players in the MLB was just fantastic.” – Sam B., 2017 Team
“My summer in the Northwoods League was an experience I’ll never forget and wish I could have back. I had the chance to do what I love every day of the summer and do it with some great friends. I think I’ve not only greatly improved as a broadcaster, but as an employee!” – Austin D., 2017 Team
“The Northwoods League isn’t just the best league for developing players, but also aspiring broadcasters who want to work with exceptional people and gain real world experience” – Zach H., 2016 Team
“The Northwoods League did a fantastic job providing me with valuable experience in television production. I’m extremely thankful for spending a wonderful summer in Rochester” – Jed S., 2016 Team
All applicants must have experience editing with Adobe Premiere. Please provide samples of work you have done by way of a link to a Vimeo or YouTube video. Along with each video please explain exactly what you did in the creation of that video.
Experience shooting video and recording audio in the field such as interviews with supporting B roll footage and sports action.
Experience with studio production, familiarity with Cameras, Switchers, Audio Mixers, Teleprompters, Lighting etc.
Must have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Must be willing to learn new things and have the flexibility to wear many hats.
Must have a positive attitude, great communication skills and the ability to solve problems on the fly.
Must be organized and detail oriented.
When applying for this position please be specific about all of your Television Production experience, every job has value whether it’s setting up lights or hosting the show. When submitting video samples, please state exactly what you did in the creation of those samples. Keep it simple, be specific and be honest, as our decision is based on more than just job titles or an equipment list. This is one way that we get to know you and determine the best fit for you in the studio operation which ultimately helps everyone succeed.
How to Apply
To apply please send a cover letter and resume to Glen Showalter at firstname.lastname@example.org