Georgia Southern holding auditions for new football announcer

Shiann Sivell

The Georgia Southern University Athletics Department is hosting auditions for a new public address announcer for the 2018 football season.

The announcer position is renewed annual and is beneficial to those who are accepted Director of Athletic Marketing Daniel Adams said.

“[Students] can most certainly add the experience to their resume,” Adams said.

The primary responsibility of the position is provide a memorable vocal experience for game-day fans.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • A strong vocal talent
  • Experience working as a PA announcer in high school, collegiate or professional sports
  • Ability to understand and follow the game, and make announcements about the on-field action
  • Responsible for procuring a spotter and visiting team pronunciations for each home game
  • Knowledge of NCAA football and its rules
  • Ability to follow a script for sponsorship announcements, presentations, important importation, etc.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment
  • Ability to be spontaneous and react quickly as appropriate
  • A unique and definitive personality, while retaining the current Georgia Southern traditions
  • Receptive to both positive and constructive feedback

Applicants must be willing to arrive two hours early to each game and work all six 2018 home football games and the annual Blue-White Spring Football Game. This includes nights and weekends.

To apply for the position, applicants must fill out the questionnaire and submit a MP3 from the provided sample script to and Senior Associate Athletics Director Gleen Hart via email.

The deadline to apply is March 30.

Shiann Sivell, The George-Anne Daily Reporter,