Sports Jobs Q&A: The Best Way to Start an On-Camera Career

The most visible figures in the sports industry, outside of the athletes themselves, are the anchors and reporters that fill up our screen. We invite them into our home, laugh at their jokes and respect their sports opinion – it’s no wonder so many strive to be them. Some of the most common questions we […]

How to Become a Sports Broadcaster

This interview is part one of our three part interview series with John Strong, voice of the MLS on Fox Sports. To hear Strong in action, listen to his call for Darlington Nagbe’s 2011 MLS goal of the year at the bottom of this page. The majority of people trying to complete their dream by […]

The Gold Standard for Play-by-Play Announcers

We all have our personal opinions of what makes a great play-by-play announcer. Some people believe if they don’t intrude on the game that means they are doing a good job (similar to offensive lineman). Others have a higher standard, expecting the voice from the booth to grow the game beyond the combatants on the […]

Five Tips you Need to Follow if you Want a Play-by-Play Job

Breaking into play-by-play announcing seems to be the most daunting of all career choices. It’s easy to become focused on the big sports and the big names and think, ‘I can’t beat that’. Well, that’s true, right now you can’t (just being honest). Guys like Vin Scully, Kevin Harlan, Jim Nantz and Mike Tirico have […]

Aspiring Sports Broadcasters – Listen Up!

There are fine lines, subtleties some might say, between successful sports broadcasters who rapidly climb the market ladder and the myriad of voices and faces that stay put in the small market netherworld. After 25 years of major market sports broadcasting experience and talent coaching, David Brody can diagnose the difference. “I can’t tolerate arrogance,” says […]

Will I Need to Relocate to Have a Sports Career?

Perception doesn’t always line up with reality, and in the case of sports careers, the belief that to make it big you have to head to New York or Los Angeles is outdated thinking. Our Director of Content Brian Clapp explains the reality of sports careers for today’s era in this short video: WIS do […]

Sports Jobs Q&A: What Type of Sports Internships Should I Pursue?

Our weekly Sports Jobs Q&A column has gone VIDEO! We thought it would be fun to mix things up a little, a least for this week. If you have a question you’d like us to conquer please add it to the comments below. WIS types of internships.MTS Video Transcript: “Sports Jobs Q&A: What Type of […]

Becoming a Sports Broadcaster: Advice from a Professional

Part two of our three part series with John Strong, lead voice of the MLS on NBC. In part one, we discussed the early groundwork necessary to become a sports broadcaster, in part two we delve into actual on the job advice. “Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” – Vince Lombardi […]

High School Sports: Conquering the Final Frontier of Sports Broadcasting

Count the DVR amongst the most impactful technologies of the last decade plus. Maybe it’s not as sexy as the smartphone or cloud computing, but it has changed the viewing patterns of over 50 million people. I’d say that’s impact. Those viewers, armed with the power of record and fast-forward, more often than not skip […]

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