Philadelphia sportscaster Jim Jackson recently announced a new coaching venture, launching a program to mentor aspiring broadcasters.
Last month, Jackson announced he was let go by the Phillies Radio Network, previously serving as a fill-in play-by-play voice and their pre and postgame host for 14 years. Jackson is still the lead TV voice of the Philadelphia Flyers, a role he’s held for more than two decades. But without his baseball responsibilities, Jackson has time for a new endeavor.
“It’s something I have always wanted to do,” Jackson said in the press release. “It feels that every day I’m receiving messages on LinkedIn and social media from young professionals and aspiring broadcasters asking if I do any coaching and the opportunity now presents itself.”
The service offers two formats, one-on-one coaching and small group teaching. To properly ensure his personalized attention, Jackson limits his one-on-one coaching to five broadcasters at a time and the group sessions will be capped at eight people.
“It’s important to me that regardless if I’m coaching one-on-one or in a group setting, it remains a very personal experience in a small setting where I hope it also morphs into a mentorship to a lot of these aspiring broadcasters,” Jackson added. “This is something where it’s going to be much more than just giving a quick one-sided lecture or a simple review of their reels.”