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    MRA Announcer Job Opening

    Get paid to watch the races!

    The MRA an opening for a raceday announcer to help coordinate race weekend activities via live on-track PA & FM transmission. This position pays $75/day with a per deim for a overnight hotel stay and lunch both days.


    Requirements

    • Attend & broadcast information & advertisements at MRA Saturday & Sunday race events
      • There is typically one event every 3 or so weeks during the summer
      • The events are held at one of three racetracks in Colorado - HPR, PPIR, and Pueblo

    • Working hours are 9am through 5pm Sat & Sun with an hour lunch break.




    • You should have the basic ability to learn & understand operation of a sound board & maybe FM radio transmitter (which is pretty easy)
      • Ability to understand off-air communication with track personnel over handheld walkie-talkie & be able to clearly broadcast important information to racers & crew over PA system. (Some of this information can be time critical)




    • Ability to learn "domain specific" information about motorcycle roadracing
      • You'll need to broadcast announcements of upcoming races in a timely manner to the race participants
      • If there are track incidents, you'll need to understand what information needs to be broadcast to the participants & crowd.
      • During races, you will be asked to read sponsor advertisements over the air. The advertisements will be prepared for you in advance.
      • There are ample opportunities for ad-lib color commentary during the races. ("color" has to be PG rated! )




    • Coordinate raceday opening ceremonies over the PA system (basically make sure a couple people are there)
    • On Sunday, be able to perform live interviews with Race of the Rockies finishers after the RoR race.




    • Optional activity
      • Wander around & interview racers during the raceday using a wireless microphone
      • Study racer progress & points standings to add in color commentary
      • Assist the Rider Rep for Publications with written articles which will be submitted to national motorcycle racing publications & social media




    • Qualifications
      • The ideal candidate would be a person interested motorcycle roadracing with an interest in broadcasting
      • Have a desire to do live broadcasting at an event
      • Ability to work with the MRA officials to understand and help coordinate a raceday schedule





    For more information or to submit a resume, please contact
    Jim Brewer - MRA Rider Rep
    jjb@bigstickracing.com
    970-222-5565
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    Re: MRA Announcer Job Opening

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    Re: MRA Announcer Job Opening

    I cuss every other word so Iím definitely not qualified for this position

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    Re: MRA Announcer Job Opening

    Quote Originally Posted by madvlad View Post
    I cuss every other word so Iím definitely not qualified for this position
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    Bob <------ Asshole Nazi devil moderator out to get each and every one of you
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    Re: MRA Announcer Job Opening

    Quote Originally Posted by madvlad View Post
    I cuss every other word so I’m definitely not qualified for this position
    I'm surprised they even give you a radio out there with a mic.
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    Re: MRA Announcer Job Opening

    Quote Originally Posted by Mother Goose View Post
    I'm surprised they even give you a radio out there with a mic.
    Its all compliance as I’m sure 99.9% of the time nobody can understand half the shit I say anyways

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    Quote Originally Posted by madvlad View Post
    Its all compliance as I’m sure 99.9% of the time nobody can understand half the shit I say anyways
    Chadwick
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    Re: MRA Announcer Job Opening

    Engrish? Sprechen sie dick

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    Re: MRA Announcer Job Opening

    +1 for the I can't understand a thing Damir says on the radio

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    Re: MRA Announcer Job Opening

    See? I’ll just start narrating in Spanish GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!

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    Re: MRA Announcer Job Opening

    You don't even speak Spanish bro

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    Re: MRA Announcer Job Opening

    Spanglish
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    Re: MRA Announcer Job Opening

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