WICHITA, Kan. — The Sin Bin is proud to announce a promotion for one of our editors. The Chicago Wolves correspondent for TheSinBin.net, Samantha Hoffmann, has been named to a position in the Social Media Department with Bauer. Hoffmann will start her new post on July 8, 2019.
Before joining The Sin Bin, Hoffmann was a Communications intern with the Kansas City Mavericks. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 2017 with honors and earned dual degrees; a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism with an emphasis in strategic communication and a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Classical Humanities.
“I couldn’t be more thankful to Matthew Harding, Joe Rozycki, Matt Thomas and Mike Campos for agreeing to take a chance on a then newly-minted college grad. Because of The Sin Bin, I was able to further hone my journalistic and social media skills while also getting to cover marquee events,” Hoffmann said. “The Sin Bin gave me all the tools I needed to advance in my professional life, but it also gave me some of my closest friends. To Cameron, C.C., Ed, Sarah, and the rest of the staff – I cannot wait to see the success you’ll continue to have, and I’m honored to have gotten to work with you all these past two years.”
During her time with The Sin Bin, Hoffmann served as American Hockey League and social media editor. Her position on the editorial staff made her the highest positioned woman among media covering minor league hockey. During her time with the website, she covered the Chicago Wolves for two seasons, assisted with coverage of the 2018 and 2019 ECHL All-Star Classics, plus covered three league championship series.
“Samantha was an integral part of our team here at The Sin Bin and we will miss her dearly,” said Matthew Harding, Editor-in-Chief of TheSinBin.net. “Every day, Samantha made our team better through her mentorship of our writing staff, ability to adapt and develop our social media platforms, and ability to innovate better ways to tell a story. Behind the scenes, Samantha was a steadying force on our editorial staff, always making sure everyone on the team was pulling from the same side of the rope, and quick with a word of inspiration. We will miss having her on the team but take great pride in knowing that we’ve been able to play a significant role in her development.”
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