Answers to your most pressing sportscasting career questions. Topics this month include how to find broadcasts to study, whether you should broker air time or start a podcast, where to find digital media jobs, and more.
A trove of miscellaneous resources to help you round out your job market skills.
How To Land a Job In Your Local Market
While you can land a sportscasting job anywhere, your value is highest in your local market. Learn how to land local sportscasting jobs, including sports talk show hosting, reporting, update anchoring and play-by-play.Read More
An Interview with Andy Masur, Former San Diego Padres Broadcaster
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.Read More
Tips on Applying for MLB, NFL, NBA & NHL PBP Jobs
Discover more than one dozen tips from directors of broadcasting with Major League Baseball and NFL teams that have made hires in recent seasons. Learn what impressed them and what turned them off about how sportscasters approached the application process for these elite jobs.Read More
Get Your Emails Read
Learn suggestions and techniques to maximize the likelihood that your emails to employers will be read and replied to.Read More
Additional Job Market Resources
Answers to your most pressing sportscasting career questions.
Mel Proctor is the former TV voice of the Orioles, Padres, Nationals and Washington Bullets, among other teams. He is also the author of I Love the Work But I Hate the Business. In this interview Mel shares how he balanced family and a career on the road, why a sense of humor is crucial to a sportscasting career, how to handle executives who don’t know broadcasting, and more.
John Hanson, Program Director at 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City, shares why the first segment of your show should dive deep into one topic, how aggression is the key to making the jump from a small market to a large market, how he defines sportscasting success, the most important non-broadcasting trait, and more.
Tennessee Smokies Director of Broadcasting, Mick Gillispie, shares the factors he looks for when hiring a broadcasting assistant, how older sportscasters should approach applying for minor league jobs, and why broadcasters just entering the sportscasting job market should attend Baseball’s Winter Meetings.
Plus, Gillispie evaluates the pro’s and con’s of staying in minor league ball and suggests an alternative career strategy for getting to the majors.
Employers’ hiring decisions are influenced by countless factors that are beyond your control. However, there are five variables in the job market that ARE within your control. Assuming you have the experience and ability to handle the jobs for which you are applying, if you are not hearing back from employers, you are probably dropping the ball in at least one of these five areas. In Friday’s chat, we’ll examine them one at a time.
We’ll share with you more than one dozen tips from directors of broadcasting with Major League Baseball and NFL teams that have made hires in recent seasons. Learn what they have told STAA about what impressed them and what turned them off about how sportscasters approached the application process for these elite jobs.
While you can land a sportscasting job anywhere, your value is highest in your local market. In the first part of the chat, you’ll learn how to land local sportscasting jobs, including sports talk show hosting, reporting, update anchoring and play-by-play.
We share the dos and don’ts of an effective sportscasting resume. We will also tell you how to choose references to enhance, not sabotage, your application.
I hear almost daily from sportscasters who aren’t getting call backs from employers despite having the requisite ability and experience. Many times, these folks are sabotaging their candidacy before it even begins by writing poor cover letters. You only get one chance to make a first impression. In this chat you will learn how to write effective cover letters, and the handful of common mistakes to avoid.