Becoming a Sports Equipment Manager

One of the thrills of working in sports is not just being close to the action, but being close to the athletes as well. Daniel Deming, Assistant Sports Equipment Manager for D.C. United, spends his days working closely with the athletes we watch perform on the field, and has learned that they share common ground. […]

Becoming a Social Media Intern with the New York Mets

Jobs in sports social media have increased by 52% year over year and now comprise an astronomical 8.5% of our entire sports job database, but most colleges and universities have been slow to develop social media curriculum. According to Forbes.com, at the conclusion of the 2012 college year, 36% of the top 25 business schools […]

A Day in the Life of a Sports Producer

CNN/Sports Illustrated was a 24-hour Sports News Network that was on the air from 1996-2002 and helped launch many great sports TV careers, names like Willie Geist, Chris Rose, Bob Lorenz and countless others behind the scenes. As a network, we only fell a few million viewers short of really making it big. My job […]

How To Become a Sportscaster: Insight from Gina Miller

Becoming a sportscaster is a journey you are meant to struggle on. As society has become more and more dependent on just add water solutions and quick fixes, the fact remains there is no fast pass to sportscaster stardom. Ask any seasoned sportscaster for advice and expect to hear phrases like: start small, work hard, […]

A Day in the Life: Producing Live Sports

There is nothing quite like curling up on the couch on a nice weekend afternoon and enjoying a little sports on the television. But just like Santa Claus has to work on Christmas, a whole crew of people are spending their weekend hard at work delivering the entertainment to you. Trust me, they aren’t complaining. […]

What It’s Really Like to Intern With a Pro Baseball Team

This article is a guest contribution from William Chase, 2013 alumni of Longwood University (B.A. Organizational Communications). He has previous internship experience in professional baseball with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate to the San Francisco Giants.  My internship with the Richmond Flying Squirrels was a tremendous experience, especially since I completely forgot I had even applied […]

A Week in the Life of a Sideline Reporter for the NFL on Fox

For the NFL on Fox’s Laura Okmin, one of the true joys of being a journalist comes from the relationships with players and coaches that develop over years, not weeks. “A player I’ve covered for years gave me a great compliment recently saying he appreciates that of the ten times I reach out to him, […]

How to Get a Job in Community Relations With a Professional Sports Team

Fans watch professional athletes and instinctively draw a conclusion on what type of person they are. We all assume that because they appear so confident on the court, they must be that way at all times and in all situations but Heather Collart, Director of Community Relations for the Detroit Pistons, gets to see a […]

From Small College to the Super Bowl

For all the big names and huge personalities that grab the headlines leading up to the Super Bowl, oftentimes important storylines revolve around lesser-known agents of the game who hold unheralded but impactful roles. 27-year old Canisius College graduate Stephen Sansonese is one such person. As the field and site grounds manager at MetLife Stadium, […]

Why (And How) You Should Pursue a Career in Sports Radio

Ask a broadcast radio veteran how the industry plans to combat the rise of Pandora, Spotify and other portable music listening options and they’ll tell you all about their on-air personalities and ability to be hyper-local. I’m not sure I buy that differentiator for most music channels, since their hosts are often relegated to 10 […]

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