ESPN Layoffs Include Many Familiar Names

Changing times in sports broadcasting have resulted in ESPN’s second round of layoffs in less than two years, this time including names familiar to the fan base, including longtime NFL reporter Ed Werder on the eve of the NFL draft. “A necessary component of managing change involves constantly evaluating how we best utilize all of […]

Approaching Sports Internships from an Employers Perspective

If a college education was a car, internships would be the keys – because you aren’t getting anywhere without them. So much time is spent extolling the virtues of sports internships, but we so often approach the subject only from the perspective of the student and rarely from the perspective of the employer. Maybe we […]

Sports Jobs Q&A – Starting a Career in Research and Analytics

We’ve made it a priority to respond to each and every one of your questions about sports careers – whether it’s through our LinkedIn group, comments on the blog, emails into our customer support, Twitter…any way you send, we’ll receive and respond. We spend so much time responding to individuals that we thought, why not […]

#JobMadness is Here! Which Means You Can Win Big

UPDATE:  Congratulations are in order! I came in tied for 370th, which as you guessed it is awful. My final four was UCLA, Louisville, Villanova and Arizona — notice, none of them made it. That means many of you won three free months on Workinsports.com — here’s how to redeem your winnings: email bracket@workinsports.com and tell […]

Want to Become an NFL General Manager? Here’s Ten Potential Career Paths

In the multi-billion dollar NFL industrial machine the search for talent reaches far and wide. Heard of Tiffin University? NFL scouts and executives have. That’s where they found 2-time Super Bowl Champion wide receiver Nate Washington. New England Patriots Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler showcased his skills at Division II West Alabama, while Dave Krieg […]

Three Ideas to Make Yourself Memorable in a Job Interview

Being mediocre is the death knell for all job seekers. Mediocre means your are good enough to be considered, but not good enough to be hired. You aren’t the dream hire every employer wants, you’re just a nice alternative should the top candidate turn them down. How do you break from this mold and make […]

The Helping Hand for Women in the Sports Industry

When the subject of gender equality in sports emerges for discussion there is often confusion amongst the millennials in the crowd. For today’s generation, the idea of women not being involved in playing sports seems as foreign as disco, an awkward relic of a distant, unfamiliar, time. Even when Title IX was written into law […]

Six Lesser Known Secrets To Sports Career Success

This article is a guest contribution from radio and TV sportscaster Mel Proctor, who has worked in the sports industry for over 40 years at networks including CBS, NBC, TNT and Fox.  If you’re reading this blog or are a regular Work in Sports reader, you probably want to move up in your current role or […]

How to Leverage Footballs Fastest Growing Market

It’s been an up and down year for the NFL. Actually let me re-phrase, it’s been down. Ratings are down. League decision making is down (in the gutter). Youth participation is down. Not a lot of high notes for the Kings of Sport in 2016. But there is one sliver of growth the league can hold […]

Unique Strategies For Using Social Media in Sports Marketing

Social media has paved the way for businesses, media outlets, and a host of other organizations to have direct conversations with their customers, allowing for a truly unparalleled level of audience engagement. Sports franchises and clubs have also found ways to leverage this incredible new marketing tool, working to realize the dream of any sports […]

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