Landing your first job out of college is never easy, especially for those trying to break into TV. For aspiring broadcast hopefuls, there’s the traditional route of sending reels out to stations or creating a website in hopes of a news director seeing it.
However, for Georgia State student David Schiele, he’s doing the unconventional route, asking for people to retweet his reel on Twitter in hopes of finding that first gig. As of this writing, David’s reel has been retweeted 36,000 times with more than 44,000 likes.
Schiele is graduating in December and is hoping to land a job somewhere in the United States. He enhances the usual interviews and reports by showing his personality and humor, but it’s not just a comedy routine. It’s rare for someone find his voice this early, but as you can see from his reel, David definitely has what it takes to be on television:
I will be graduating from Georgia State University in December and am looking for my first sports reporter/anchor job. Your RT would help me out tremendously! pic.twitter.com/sdZHiCueKu
— David Schiele (@Deacon_Schiele) November 5, 2018
Schiele’s evident talent has received not just encouragement from people in the industry, but also promises to help him land a gig, which is obviously the whole point:
Nice! Solid, yet original. Already forwarded to people who actually hire people. And if the job-getting process gets you down remember you only need one “yes” and you get to ask as many times as you want (I sent out 100 tapes in 1979). Good luck. https://t.co/6wopnMZNRt
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 6, 2018
This tape worthy of a retweet is certainly worthy of a job opportunity! I don’t mess around when I see capable talent, I’ll recognize it and help it if they like. Deacon, remember there are no golden parachutes for jerks in television. Treat others well, and remain passionate.
— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) November 6, 2018
You are really good. Very polished and technically sound. Be persistent and you’ll make it!
— Lowell Galindo (@ESPNLowell) November 5, 2018
You know I was a fan when I saw you at NABJ.. good luck https://t.co/3o2b0SzYKH
— Elle Duncan (@elleduncanESPN) November 6, 2018
Show not tell. Creative. Invested.
Very impressed. Kid is going to land a job without issue.
— Phil Murphy (@Phil_Sports) November 6, 2018
David…you’ve got what it takes! 🙌🏽 Congrats on your college degree…proud of you. Be patient and persistent in reaching your goals. Wishing you the absolute best. Blessings..RR https://t.co/yqCRjjY18i
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) November 5, 2018
Solid work. My station is looking for a sports reporter. You should apply to @wboc!
— Kimberly H. Wiggins (@KimHWiggins) November 5, 2018
David’s plan seems to be working out as well as it possibly can, but he’s also clearly talented. Given how this has exploded, and the people who have already seen it, Schiele’s shouldn’t have to wait long before plenty of offers roll in.