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We take you along with us into the journeys of the professionals across the sports industry. From social media managers to executives. They share with us all their experiences and insight into what they do.

From the time we are born we are placed in a bubble. It may be a result of where we are born, the people we are around, or the information we are given.

Our mission is to pop the bubble and help everyone realize they control their own path.

Hosted by Kolby Castillo

Kolby
Twitter: @kolby_castillo
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/kolby-castillo-9487bb132

Sports As A Job Sports As a Job

    • Sports
    • 5.0, 20 Ratings

We take you along with us into the journeys of the professionals across the sports industry. From social media managers to executives. They share with us all their experiences and insight into what they do.

From the time we are born we are placed in a bubble. It may be a result of where we are born, the people we are around, or the information we are given.

Our mission is to pop the bubble and help everyone realize they control their own path.

Hosted by Kolby Castillo

Kolby
Twitter: @kolby_castillo
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/kolby-castillo-9487bb132

    Jeff Hanel the Director of Post-Production for Auburn Athletics

    Jeff Hanel the Director of Post-Production for Auburn Athletics

    Our guest today is Jeff Hanel the Director of Post-Production for Auburn Athletics. Previously, he was the Associate Director of Athletic Video Productions and Creative Lead for Baylor University from 2012 to 2014. His journey started over nearly 20 years ago as a musician who lived in Australia for three and a half years. We discuss how him questioning why, ultimately led him down his career in sports. Each day of our lives is an opportunity to learn. As amazing as he is in art, he seems like a philosopher at heart. Jeff shares his approach to pushing his creativity to new levels. How does he approach work? How does he approach work-life balance? How does he approach life? Learn how asking why can lead you to surpass what you think your ceiling is. This episode is filled with philosophy, creative advice, and shows you the true side of what it's like working in sports.

    This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support

    You can follow Jeff on Twitter and Instagram @sportsvid. Watch his streams on Twitch here.

    Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com 


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Building the Voices of the Future, Student Union Sports and Sports As A Job Collaboration

    Building the Voices of the Future, Student Union Sports and Sports As A Job Collaboration

    This episode is a crossover episode between Student Union Sports and Sports As A Job. Owner of Student Union Liam Smith and Sports As A Job owner Kolby Castillo has a conversation about what their experience has been like. They discuss what day to day operations look like, the motives, the struggles, and what the future holds for both media platforms. =Liam Smith has recently become the owner of Student Union which was started in 2015. The platform serves as an outlet for college students to be able to share their media work on sports. Lately, we have been featuring Student Union articles on our weekly newsletter.

    Building the voices of the future.

    Episode Timestamp

    4:50 - Collaboration over celebration and how Sports As A Job started.

    9:10 - We take a journey back when Liam Smith joined Student Union Sports before he became the owner. 

    16:30 - When you create content for the world to see, there are going to be a lot of haters and people who judge you. It is something that people with Student Union Sports and Sports As A Job deal with. How do both sides deal with that type of hate?

    25:20 - The truth about starting a media platform and inside the day-to-day. 

    30:30 - What Kolby and Liam hope to see change in the world of media?

    This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support

    You can follow Student Union on Twitter @StudentUSports, on Instagram @studentusports, and visit their website at https://studentunionsports.com/.

    You can find Liam Smith on Twitter @LiamKnowsThings

    Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com


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    • 36 min
    The Underdog Mentality, Founder of JokerMag Tyler O'Shea

    The Underdog Mentality, Founder of JokerMag Tyler O'Shea

    Our latest podcast guest is the founder of JokerMag, Tyler O'Shea. JokerMag is a media platform dedicated to telling the stories of the underdog in sports through articles and/or podcasts. Tyler is a former D3 College Baseball player who was an underdog himself. His own journey led him to taking interest in all underdog stories. His stories feature guests such as UFC Star Francis Ngannou, Sports Analyst Jessica Mendoza, and many more. 

    Embrace the "Underdog Mentality" with Tyler O'Shea. 

    Episode Timestamp

    2:07 - How has JokerMag a media platform adjusted during the quarantine the past few months?

    4:14 - JokerMag is a unique name and even more so their logo of the bulldog. Where did the inspiration come from?

    5:37 - JokerMag is all about the Underdog Stories in sports. What does the underdog mentality mean to Tyler especially being a former D3 College Baseball player?

    8:20 - Tyler shares with us a moment he adopted the underdog mentality in his own life. 

    10:35 - We discuss a little bit of baseball. Tyler is a Philly Sports fan all around. Who was his favorite baseball player?

    11:35 - Tyler graduated with a communications and media degree. Yet, building a media platform is not always something someone wants to do right off the bat. 

    14:46 - The average time someone does a podcast or media platform is 6 months. Tyler has been doing it for three years. What has kept him going?

    21:46 - Tyler shares his advice for anyone that wants to sport a blog, podcast, or any media platform.

    This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support

    You can follow JokerMag on Twitter @JokerMagHQ, on Instagram @jokermaghq and visit their website athttps://jokermag.com/. 

    You can find Tyler O'Shea on Twitter @JoeFundo and connect with him on LinkedIn. 

    Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com


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    • 26 min
    The Maker Mentality with Adam Martin the founder of Makers of Sport

    The Maker Mentality with Adam Martin the founder of Makers of Sport

    This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support

    We are joined by Adam Martin, the founder of Makers of Sport - a podcast and social media brand. Adam graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Eastern Kentucky University. Adam delves into his transition throughout different industries within creative design. Adam is an entrepreneur, public speaker, designer, freelancer, podcaster, and much more!

    Let’s learn how to have the “Maker Mentality” with Adam!

    1:22: Adam explains what inspired him to have a career in the sports industry. He talks about his time at Eastern Kentucky University studying Graphic Design - delving into his passion for designing sneakers.

    7:15: Adam talks about when he started his own company back in 2006, what it takes to be an entrepreneur, and the journey to discovering that path.

    14:10: Kolby asks Adam for advice for people who want to go into creative design regardless of the industry. Adam explains elements of design, such as typography, software, etc.

    17:58: Adam expresses the why factor and mission of Makers of Sport. He goes step-by-step on how he started the company, the website, and creating a platform on social media outlets.

    24:40: Adam talks about the importance of broadening your scope as a designer even outside the sports industry.

    34:35: Adam emphasizes the significance of reaching out to people and letting them know you appreciate the content they put out.

    35:50: Kolby asks Adam how to destroy having the insecurity of being from a different place - how to be more than just the place you’re from.

    49:47: Adam talks about who he looks up to and his inspirations - reading about people who take risks at any level of success. The importance of serving people through your passions.

    You can follow Makers of Sport on Twitter @MakersofSport, on Instagram @MakersofSport, and visit their website at https://makersofsport.com.

    You can find Adam Martin on Twitter @TAdamMartin and connect with him on LinkedIn.

    Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job

    Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com


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    • 57 min
    Former XFL New York Guardians and NBA Social Media, Drew Zlogar

    Former XFL New York Guardians and NBA Social Media, Drew Zlogar

    This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support

    Our guest in this episode is Drew Zlogar,  a media and communications professional. Drew was formally the social media manager for the XFL New York Guardians. Before that, he was a digital and social media editor for the NBA. We all admired what the XFL represented and were doing. Professionally and personally the XFL gained people’s respect. Drew shares with us the secrets that help XFL become popular on social media. Also, he takes us on his journey from college, to working for the NBA, then the XFL, and now.

    2:10 - Drew shares with us his experience as the Social Media Manager for the XFL New York Guardians.

    5:36 - Professionally and personally we all admired what the XFL was. What were the secrets to the XFL building such a community on their social media platforms?

    11:05 - Drew's tips and advice for other social media managers. 

    17:35 - The first job in social was with the NBA. We all use social media personally but how does that translate to when you first get a professional social job. Was it a Mount Everest of a challenge for him?

    25:00 - Drew is a frequent user of LinkedIn, how does he approach using it and how can others better use it to network as well?

    You can follow Drew on Twitter: @Drew_Zlogar, Linkedin here, and listen to his own podcast here.

    Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com


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    • 29 min
    Sports Executives Taking You Behind The Scenes, Chris Valente & Rob Crain

    Sports Executives Taking You Behind The Scenes, Chris Valente & Rob Crain

    This podcast is possible due to the donations of its supporters. Donate here if you believe in what we do: https://anchor.fm/sportsasajob/support 

    We are joined by the Front Office Features Podcast Duo: Chris Valente and Rob Crain. Chris Valente is the Director of Sales at Fenway Sports Management. Rob Crain is the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Pawtucket Red Sox. This episode was recorded on 5/14/2020. Along with their professional sports experience they host a podcast where each week they have a discussion with a sports executive to take you behind the scenes. 

    Learn how to get into the Front Office with the Front Office Features Podcast Duo and Sports Executives Chris & Rob! 

    2:08 - Chris and Rob explain their responsibilities in their days jobs working in sports.

    4:43 - Rob Crain shares his story of selling more tickets than people who lived in that town. 

    8:10 - Chris Valente explains how the Sports Industry has evolved over the past 10-15 years compared to when they first got into the "game"

    10:20 - Sports Sales Executives Chris and Rob shutdown the statement that sales are your way into the sports industry.

    16:00 - Mistakes they have made in their career

    18:10 - Insight into what both Chris and Rob think the emerging trends from this pandemic will be. 

    22:10 - They are the Front Office Features Podcast Duo, learn how that podcast came to be.

    You can follow Front Office Features Podcast on Twitter @FOFeatures, Chris Valente @cvalente08, and Rob Crain @_RobCrain

    Send us your feedback and send us questions on our Social Media Platforms: Twitter @sportsasajob Instagram @sportsasajob Facebook @sportsasajob LinkedIn: Sports As a Job Visit our website www.sportsasajob.com


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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Carlo Pezzana ,

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A great podcast for young professionals with experts in the sports business sharing valuable insights on both career advice and how the sports business works! Definitely recommend it

bwelch829 ,

Great listen!

Great podcast for anyone who wants to have a career in sports. A lot of good advice from Kolby and the guests.

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Great lesson for students!

Great listen for any sport management student looking to improve their knowledge!