Broadcasting jobs in major league baseball

Have you ever wanted to be a Major League Baseball broadcaster? Have you ever wanted to be the next Vin Scully, Harry Kalas or Mel Allen? Everyone has had that dream at some time or another during their lifetime but don't know how to work towards that lifelong dream. Hopefully we can provide some advice as to how to reach that dream. First, you cannot delve into the broadcasting industry without training in the field via community college classes or earning a degree in Communications.

While earning your degree, the best thing you can do is join the community or college radio station. There you will be able to have your own music/talk show or call different sports games like basketball, baseball, softball or football. This will help you learn the technical aspects of the industry as well as how to handle yourself on the air. Once you have earned your degree, now the job search can begin.

It can be a daunting task to find a job in the broadcasting industry, especially broadcasting jobs in Major League Baseball. But there are new baseball teams popping up all over the country in the Independent Leagues and all throughout the Minor Leagues that need broadcasters. The search should begin by typing in the words 'baseball broadcasting jobs' in a search engine. Browse through the sites that come back in the results. There you should find a couple of legitimate sites that offer decent jobs either in your area or all around the country.

If that search doesn't yield satisfactory results then begin looking for jobs on Major League Baseball's website as well as each site for each individual Major League team. If you feel that you do not have enough experience for a Major League job, which if you are just out of college, you more than likely do not have enough experience, you can begin searching for jobs at the Minor League level.

The jobs at the Minor League level are very low paying and require a lot of travel depending on whether or not the team requires you to cover road trips and can take an extreme toll on the body. One of the best websites to search when looking for a Minor League broadcasting job is PBEO. PBEO stands for Professional Baseball Employment Opportunities. This website lists all of the open jobs in the Minor Leagues from ticket sales to General Manager.

Prospective employees can post their resumes and cover letters on this site, for a fee, and search all available job openings. If you don't find something you like, no sweat, every team looking for employees at the Minor League level are able to view your resume and cover letter. If they like your experience and background, they can contact through the information provided on the website.

The best bet for finding broadcasting jobs in Major League Baseball is to start at the lowest level of baseball, the independent leagues. There you will be able to get on the air experience broadcasting professional baseball that you can add to your resume.