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.
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.
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.
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.
The sterling track record of the Pawtucket Red Sox in hiring elite baseball play-by-play talent is well documented. In this exclusive interview, PawSox Vice President of Public Relations Bill Wanless explains the on-air and off-air qualities the PawSox look for when hiring a broadcaster.