Below you’ll find tips from directors of broadcasting with Major League Baseball and NFL teams that have made hires in recent seasons. They’ve told STAA what impressed them and what turned them off about how sportscasters approached the application process for these elite jobs.
Whether it is play-by-play, sports talk show hosting, sports update anchoring or reporting, looking local is your best chance for success in the job market.
ESPN regional play-by-play broadcaster Ed Cohen was one of STAA’s 2014 Top 30 Sportscasters Under 30. In this interview, Ed shares how he juggles creating a full-time living out of part-time jobs, what learned from his time working in MILB, and more.
For most, sports broadcasting is like pro coaching: you are hired to be fired. Former San Diego Padres Broadcaster Andy Masur shares a candid look at what it’s like to lose your job, and how to pick yourself up and get back on the market.
Recorded October 21, 2014, this session includes critiques of:
- Football PBP
- Baseball PBP
- Hockey PBP
Root Sports Pittsburgh Reporter Robby Incmikoski (he covers the Pirates) shares tips on interviewing techniques, what to look for when critiquing your sideline reporter reel, and why he made the switch from radio to television.
WFTV 9 Orlando Sports Anchor/Reporter Christian Bruey shares the unique story of how he landed his current job, why he switched from a career in minor league baseball to TV, and more.
Aaron Goldsmith, Seattle Mariners play-by-play voice, discusses the best way to stand out as a broadcaster in the minors, a surprising place to pick up broadcast info about your own team, and more.
Mark Wilson, Program Director at NBC Sports Radio Detroit and 6-time Michigan Sportscaster of the Year, shares the 5 E’s of sportscasting (education, enthusiasm, experience, ego, energy), how and why the on-air staff and sales staff working closely together is essential, and more.