WorkinSports.com Announces Partnership with NBC Sports Digital

NBc Sports Digital partners with WorkinSports.comSince 1939 NBC has been synonymous with sports broadcasting and journalism, beginning back then with experimental television station W2XBS airing an intercollegiate baseball game between Columbia and Princeton.

In the 75 plus years since NBC Sports has expanded their reach forming their own dedicated sports network and developing a large digital presence.

WorkinSports.com, the number one source for jobs in the sports industry, is now a partner in that digital presence.

“This is a game-changer for us,” said WorkInSports.com President/CEO John Mellor. “We have worked extremely hard over the last 15 years to reach an industry-leading position and develop an impeccable reputation for customer service and quality. Partnering with NBC Sports Digital’s brand will take us to even greater heights.”

The two powerful brands will  collaborate on a co-branded sports careers page offering resources for anyone seeking jobs in the exciting and growing sports industry. Based on the expanded reach provided by the partnership, premium members of WorkinSports.com should expect an increase in the amount of sports employers anxious to post their job openings in order to reach the greatest number of qualified candidates.

“We are happy to partner with Work in Sports given their long track record of being an industry leader,” said NBC Sports’ Senior Manager of Digital Business Operations, Mark Ruzomberka. “We are advocates of their goal of connecting candidates with employers, and trust our users will find them a valuable resource.”

The career site, which will be accessible through NBC Sports’ myriad of digital platforms, will offer job openings, career advice columns, information on industry trends and other advantages for anyone who dreams of making a living in sports.

That dream is more accessible than ever, according to data from Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). A recent study by the CareerBuilder subsidiary revealed job growth in sports-related industries has far outpaced the national average, with a 12.6 percent increase from 2010-2014 compared to the national average of 5.5 percent. Much of that growth has been in the business end of sports, with promoters and agents/managers seeing 30 percent and 17 percent growth, respectively, in that time period.

EMSI’s study also pegs the annual individual sports industry earnings at $78,455, significantly above the national average.

“Sports are a more attractive career goal today than ever,” Mellor said. “This partnership will help even more people ‘get in the game’ thanks to the increased visibility offered us by NBC Sports Digital and their national reach. And it’s a slam dunk for our company.”

About Brian Clapp

Brian Clapp has worked in the sports media for over 14 years as a writer, editor, producer & news director. After beginning his career in Atlanta at CNN/Sports Illustrated, he switched coasts to Seattle to work at Fox Sports Northwest. In 2010, Brian began pursuing a new found passion on the digital media side, launching a successful website and then taking on the role of Director of Content for WorkinSports.com & WorkinEntertainment.com.

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Comments

  1. If the industry is growing so much, why is it impossible for qualified grads to get employed?

    • Impossible is a strong word Dave – I can tell you are frustrated, but the opportunities are out there..lets us know if we can help! – Brian

      • Yes, I am frustrated. And I think I have a bit of a reason to be. Rejection, I can handle. But I’ve just been getting ignored. I have the skills (and in many cases overqualified), I’ve read and followed all the tips, take my time to write out my application for each position, etc. I work hard, learn quickly, and have great independent initiative. According to all career professionals, I should be an auto-hire.

        I can understand if I’m doing something wrong when applying. Problem is, I can’t find out what it is. And apparently nobody else can tell me. All I hear is “just keep applying.” How does that help? At all? It’s been nearly two years since I started applications. If it hasn’t worked in that time, how is it going to work given another year? Or another? Really, if someone could tell me specifically WHY my 400+ applications have been ignored, then I could fix it.

        • I’m not going to make some ridiculous claim to have the answer you want – I can’t tell you why your 400+ applications have been ignored and it would be reckless and insulting for me to pretend that I do. If you want, I’ll review your resume, see if I notice anything helpful and try to come up with some educated guesses..can’t hurt right? Just remember, I’m not the enemy (and neither are my articles) bclapp at workinsports.com – Brian

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