Time for a new post

December 19, 2011

I have not been around too much lately but noticed that it takes a while to scroll all the way down when using a tablet computer to read the comments.

I am typing this on a Kindle Fire.  It is slower. than a PC to enter text but is much more portable.

Hopefully the “book” will get the bidding process started.  I CAN’T WAIT until McCourt is gone.


Job Opening

December 5, 2011

Freshen your résumés, the Dodgers have an executive position open:

Vice President, Public Relations – Los Angeles Dodgers (Los Angeles, CA)

POSITION: VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLIC RELATIONS
REPORTS TO: PRESIDENT
DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC RELATIONS
STATUS: EXEMPT
POSTING DATE: DECEMBER 2, 2011
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 12, 2011
START DATE: JANUARY, 2012

JOB FUNCTIONS:

The Vice President of Public Relations for Los Angeles Dodgers LLC (the “Organization”) will have overall responsibility for the Organization’s media relations group, as well as lead the Organization’s social media efforts and employee communications programs. In addition, the Vice President will be the club’s primary spokesperson to the media and oversee publications.

The Vice President of Public Relations will report to the President, and work in close coordination with the Organization’s General Manager, Manager, and other team personnel. Within the communications group, the Vice President will set the overall communications strategy for the Organization, and will manage a professional staff with specific responsibilities for baseball media, multilingual media outreach, business media, social media, publications, and communications support for special events and civic activities sponsored by the Organization. Such initiatives will include overseeing the writing of news releases, media advisories and other Organization-related editorial content, coordinating media interviews, and engaging in proactive media pitching. This executive will also work in coordination with the team’s marketing department on sponsor-related communications.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent management skills.
  • Ability to think strategically, and be resourceful, innovative and forward-thinking.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with coaches, staff, colleagues and partners.
  • Ability to partner with multiple departments within the Organization, including baseball operations, marketing and broadcasting, community affairs, ticketing, and sponsorship, on communications-related initiatives.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with members of the print, electronic and broadcast media and the Organization’s broadcast partners.
  • Knowledge of local and regional media markets and sports public relations.
  • Understanding of social media, e-commerce, and other emerging marketing trends.
  • Willingness to travel extensively throughout the year, and particularly during the Major League Baseball season and Spring Training.

EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:
Bachelor’s degree in a communications-related field (public relations, journalism, marketing or communications) or equivalent combination of education and related experience and training.

EXPERIENCE:
At least seven to ten years of related experience working in a media relations capacity for a professional baseball team, other professional sports franchise or an organization valuing the use of traditional and online media to reach local, global and niche audiences.
At least four to six years of management or supervisory experience.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background screening.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:
1. Will you require relocation expenses?

Here is a perfect candidate who exhibits the cultured manners and class for which the Dodger organization is well known:

 


You just may be a redneck…

December 1, 2011

…if you signed with the Kansas City Royals because of a bow hunting trip in Georgia.

The New York Post has an article saying that Jonathon Broxton was persuaded to sign with the Royals after he was hosted on the 40,000 acre Jeff Foxworthy Farm.

I am sorry to see the meltdown of Broxton after such a promising future that was touted for so long. He had great stuff but seem to lack the killer instinct and focus needed by a closer. Perhaps he will be a lot happier and more effective in the relative quiet of Kansas City.

So far this off season has not yielded very much. As it stands now, the Dodgers have a weaker team going into 2012 than the one they finished with this year. Ken Gurnick reports on the dire prospects the Dodgers face at this weekend’s meetings in Dallas.