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 […]

How to Leverage Emerging Markets in the Global Sports Economy

While developing an Executive Search business across emerging markets, I always received exaggerated respect from locals for my achievements in handball and alpine skiing, sports that most of them know nothing of. A recent Nielsen survey, showed China leads the world in its passion for sports (96% of people in China are positively interested), followed […]

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 […]

4K, VR and Drones: The Evolution of Sports Broadcasting

It seems so long ago when the only way to check football scores or the US Open golf leaderboard was by flicking to the sports pages in a newspaper. These days, it seems you can watch or listen to every putt, point or pitch from sports around the world, thanks to the evolution of sports […]

#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sustainability in Sports Means More Than You Think

There are certain terms in the English language that find themselves suddenly slammed into everyday lexicon, destined to take hold for a moment in time, then eventually peter out and lose impact. Words like narrative, optics and metrics somehow end up on heavy conversational rotation. These once juicy constructs become so overused they are now […]

Everyone is Taking Shots at the LA Rams (and it’s awesome)

It’s been an awful year for the LA Rams football franchise. Their now former coach is about as mediocre as they come, their star in the making running back has been a shell of himself, the shiny new franchise quarterback was inactive and now just ineffective, even their vaunted defense led by Aaron Donald has […]

Sports Jobs Q&A – Transitioning from Military to Sports Career

Recently, we’ve encountered many questions from military members looking to transition out of the forces and into the sports world. I don’t know that sports jobs can mimic the adrenaline of the front lines, but what would, right? This is an important subject. The men and women that support our country through their service, deserve […]

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