Ben Gellman

STAA Member
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Experience
Hudson Valley Renegades Baseball Club, Wappingers Falls, New York May/2012– September/2012
Short Season-A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, member of the Goldklang Group
Team Broadcaster
  • Acted as primary contact for all external media, issuing credentials and handling press requests
  • Wrote postgame recaps for all Renegades games and published them to web using MLBAM system
  • Broadcasted play-by-play for all 76 regular season games and all postseason games, including NYPL Championship
  • Produced Facebook/Twitter posts, press releases, program articles, and social media initiatives for team
  • Sold tickets in person and over the phone, providing customer service and representing team
  • Hosted and produced live pregame show on-field, helping to promote sponsors and guests
Hickory Crawdads Baseball Club, Hickory, North Carolina February/2011– August/2011
Class-A Affiliate of the Texas Rangers
Broadcasting Assistant
  • Broadcasted play-by-play and color commentary for 70 regular season games
  • Produced Facebook posts, Twitter announcements, newsletter articles, and social media initiatives for team
  • Interviewed players and managers for pregame show; wrote blog articles for official team site
WCHL 1360-AM Radio, Chapel Hill, North Carolina September/2009 – September/2010
Hyper-local news-talk-sports radio station
On-Air Talent/News Anchor-Reporter/Sports Play-by-Play and Reporter
  • Play-by-play for high school sports, and extensive coverage of NCAA athletics; hosted/produced high school sports pregame show
  • Reported on news and sports events and interviewed prominent figures from news and sports worlds; anchor, morning/evening news
  • Extensive board operator experience for live sports broadcasts, talk shows, and newscasts
WTOP Radio, Washington, District of Columbia July/2009 – August/2009
Top-rated radio station in United States
Sports Intern (all dates)
  • Interviewed athletes from many sports at various games in the Washington, D.C. area
  • Edited audio of interviews and prepared sound clips for airing
Boston.com, Boston, Massachusetts May/2007 – June/2008
Online wing of the Boston Globe
Sports Intern (all dates)
  • Created a number of pieces of original content, including the site’s top-drawing feature for July 2007
  • Worked to synergize the organization’s print and online operations by editing stories and blog posts
Skills
  • Skilled with news-writing of all kinds, particularly sports; experienced with press releases
  • Very experienced and skilled with video and audio editing software (ProTools/Final Cut/Adobe Audition)
  • Strong with use of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
  • Web-savvy, with HTML coding experience, as well as frequent use with Twitter, Facebook, Blogger and Wordpress platforms
  • Experience with cold-calling and external sales, as well as customer service, public relations and marketing

Education
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York June/2008 – Early August/2009
M.S., Broadcast Journalism. Graduated August 2009. 3.708 GPA.

Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts September/2004 – May/2008
B.A., English (minor in Journalism), Graduated Cum Laude, May 2008. 3.505 GPA. National Merit Scholar.

References
  • Joe Ausanio, Director of Baseball Communications, Hudson Valley Renegades
  • Corey Whitted, Assistant General Manager, Hudson Valley Renegades
  • Andy Willmert, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Hudson Valley Renegades
  • Andrew Buchbinder, Director of Broadcasting, Hickory Crawdads
  • Mark Seaman, General Manager, Hickory Crawdads