A trove of miscellaneous resources to help you round out your job market skills.

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How To Land a Job In Your Local Market

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.

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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.

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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.

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Get Your Emails Read

Learn suggestions and techniques to maximize the likelihood that your emails to employers will be read and replied to.

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Make the Most of Your Talent Page

Your STAA Talent Page is the online home of your demo and resume. Think of it as a one-stop shop that makes it simple and easy for employers to get the info they need about you.

These tips will help you utilize your Talent Page to its fullest potential.

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Interview: Mel Proctor, Former MLB Baseball TV Broadcaster

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.

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Interview: John Hanson, 610 Sports Radio

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.

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Interview: Mick Gillispie, Tennessee Smokies

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.

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Get Your Emails Read

Fewer things are more frustrating than not receiving replies to your emails to employers. These suggestions and techniques will maximize the likelihood that your emails will be read and replied to.

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Winning the Job Interview

You can’t get your next job without first interviewing for it. Learn how employers evaluate the success of a job interview, prepare yourself for the most commonly asked questions, and learn the questions you should ask in order to make a great impression.

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Applying for MLB, NFL, NBA & NHL PBP jobs

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.

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