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 […]

Sports Photography: The Art of Capturing the Human Body in Motion

All photos are static, which makes it hard to create a photo that instills a sense of motion in the eyes of observers. Yet skillful photographers do it all the time, and we know that the person is not posing, they are moving, and their movement is frozen in just the right moment, in such […]

Will A Liberal Arts Degree Help My Sports Career?

Say you just graduated with a degree from a Liberal Arts college. You’re thinking about your next steps: Career. You’re talking to a friend and it suddenly occurs to you, “Dude, I want a job in sports.” How likely is your friend to raise his eyebrows, look you over with an appraising eye, and wish […]

I Want To Work In Sports Part 3: Implementing Your Networking Plan

This article is a guest contribution from Justin Hunt, author of From Mascot to Agent and Everything in Between, and is the conclusion of his three-part guest series for the work in sports blog. We suggest you also read part one and part two, you’ll learn a great deal about the steps you need to […]

I Want To Work in Sports Part 2: Creating a Networking Strategy

Justin Hunt is the author of From Mascot To Agent And Everything In Between and has agreed to write a three part series on breaking into the sports industry for the Work in Sports blog. This is Part 2, if you missed Part 1 start here: I Want to Work in Sports…now what? A networking strategy […]

I Want to Work in Sports! …Now What?

“I want to work in sports because I love sports!” If you are serious about working in sports, you need to remove this phrase from your vocabulary. I was once in your shoes, and while I was advised early on never to say this, I still had the mentality that surrounds this logic. But let […]

Sports Analytics Have Changed the Game For Good

Baseball has always been a sport guided by instincts and crotchety old men observing and opining from the bleachers…until it wasn’t. Hockey, a free-flowing sport with seemingly endless movement, has always been known for brilliant bursts of speed and talent, until another, more meaningful data point emerged convincing teams to reroute their game philosophy. The list goes […]

Seven Tips to Prepare for the January Sports Job Push

Right after ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ has concluded, we head directly into my favorite season of the year – job search season. Many job seekers take the months of November and December off, enjoying their eggnog induced malaise and basking in the spirit of holiday shopping. For others, the New Year provides […]

7 Secrets of Applicant Tracking Systems Every Candidate Should ‘Decode’

Nowadays, one key feature that most job applicants overlook while applying for a particular job is the presence of an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). This particular software acts as the gatekeeper to an organization’s recruiting process and is mainly utilized for selection of a resume, based on specific previously determined criteria. Knowledge of how an […]

Working in Sports Journalism as a Woman

Sports journalism has historically been a difficult area for women to enter and to be taken seriously. While there are a handful of established female sports journalists – Jackie MacMullan, Sally Jenkins, Judy Battista and Doris Burke come to mind – there are far more than haven’t broken down the door, and it’s not for […]

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