Posted tagged ‘PA Announcer’

I wish I could apply for this job!

February 28, 2011


How does “The Voice of Wrigley Field” sound as a new job title?

The Chicago Cubs announced Monday they are searching for a new public address announcer at the Friendly Confines, and they are opening the job search up to anyone, posting the ad on jobs site

Candidates are invited to send in their applications — including an audio or video sample — by March 7. Finalists will be chosen for live auditions at Wrigley Field by March 14 with a final decision to be made by March 25.

The online job ad says experience working as a public address announcer in college or professional sports is preferred, but candidates “of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.”

“This is a dream opportunity for someone to be the voice at Wrigley Field and to leave a lasting impression on more than 3 million fans each season,” said Wally Hayward, executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer of the Cubs.

The new announcer will replace Paul Friedman, who held the position for 16 seasons. Friedman left the Cubs to become Director of Corporate Sponsorship and Business Development at Chicago Public Radio.

The Cubs open the season at Wrigley Field against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 1.

I kind of wish I was out of school because then I would apply for this job. It would be a pleasure and an honor to at least apply for that job. To be part of all the history of Cubs baseball and the famous broadcasters there would be a life changing experience. Unfortunately I have one more year in school before I can look to go into the business but it sure would be a ton of fun. Maybe in the future…

Maybe this will be me in the future with an organization.