With Andy Larsen on a monthlong, literally-around-the-world vacation, The Tribune’s other Jazz beat writer, Eric Walden, delved into his extensive collection of A-list contacts for a guest host for the latest installment of the Weekly Run podcast.
And so, with that said, a big welcome to Angie Treasure — social media manager for the Utah Jazz!
In case you ever figured her job amounted to going to games and just tweeting a few random things over the course of 2.5 hours … well, there’s a little more to it than that.
At 5:21 • Angie gives some insight into her rather unconventional and circuitous path, from starting with blogging for a pool and spa company to becoming an NBA team’s social media manager.
At 15:02 • Wanna know what a Utah Jazz social media manager does? Angie gives a full breakdown of the job, including back-and-forths with other teams and the joys of fans sending trade requests and lineup suggestions.
At 27:00 • Angie discusses the challenges and rewards of being a woman in what has been largely a male-dominated industry, and how that trend is starting to change.
At 34:54 • The Jazz’s social media team is one of the best-rated in the league, but Angie gives some other suggestions for teams’ social media platforms to check out for yet more examples of how it’s done well.
You can subscribe and listen on iTunes. Or, for your convenience, we’ve enabled you to just listen below on SoundCloud: