The Sports Gig Podcast is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about opportunities in the sports media field. Learn the latest trends from interviews with sports media professionals around the United States. Guests will include people in the sports industry who create content for media outlets, teams, leagues, and organizations.
The show is hosted by Dr. Chris Bacon, who is an assistant professor at Middle Tennessee State University. His professional experience includes over 10 years as a television sports reporter and marketing/public relations professional.
#8 - Ed Odeven - Author of "Going 15 Rounds with Jerry Izenberg: A Collection of Interviews with the Legendary Columnist"
This week's guest is Ed Odeven, author of the new e-book "Going 15 Rounds with Jerry Izenberg: A Collection of Interviews with the Legendary Columnist," which can be found online at Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and other online stores. A full list can be found here.
The "Bacon's Bits" segment includes an update about the new owners for "The Sporting News", a new show for Stephen A. Smith, and the departure of Tom Rinaldi at ESPN.
In our jobs segment, a USL team needs a video production manager, a radio broadcasting internship in Wisconsin, and a Northwoods League team is looking for a Director of Fun...what a fantastic job title!
#7 - Brian Rzeppa - Author of "You're Hired: A Guide to Working in Sports"
This week's guest is Brian Rzeppa, author of the new book "You’re Hired: A Guide to Working in Sports" which comes out November 5th.
The"Bacon's Bits" segment this week includes news on the Memphis Grizzlies' new sports betting partner. Also, the Supreme Court says an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL can move forward. Plus, the Masters adjusts its final round coverage to avoid competing with the NFL.
In our jobs segment, Team USA needs someone to develop multimedia content. A Chicago sports radio station is looking for a new PM drive host. Plus, a TV sports anchor/MMJ role is open in Norfolk.
#6 - Clay Ferraro - Sports Reporter/Anchor, WPLG Local 10 (Miami, FL)
This week's special guest is Clay Ferraro, a TV sports reporter and anchor for WPLG Local 10 in Miami.
Our "Bacon's Bits" includes news on DraftKings partnering with another major sports media giant for sports betting content. It's the quiet before the storm as ESPN expects more layoffs. Plus, more streaming options for one NFL playoff game.
In our jobs segment...Bleacher Report needs a coordinating producer, a creative company needs a social media producer, and a radio opportunity in the nation’s capital.
#5 - Dr. Katie Foss - Author/MTSU Professor
In the Bacon's Bits segment: NBC partners with Twitter for Olympics coverage, Tom Brady expands his horizons in the media landscape, and ESPN loses two bowl games due to COVID-19.
This week's guest is Dr. Katie Foss, who is the author of the new book "Constructing the Outbreak: Epidemics in Media and Collective Memory." She discusses epidemics and sports coverage.
And in our jobs segment: A Director of Athletics Communications opening in the state of North Carolina, a Sports Director opening in sunny Florida, and yet another opportunity producing content for a gaming website.
#4 - Kevin Romary - Midco Sports Network
Our guest is Kevin Romary from the Midco Sports Network. He’ll talk about the TV Sports business.
In our Bacon's Bits segment, "The King" is chasing a championship with the Lakers and also a big time production deal in Hollywood. Josina Anderson is proving you don’t need a big-time network to do what you want. Plus, FloSports will be streaming a lot more hockey over the next 4 years.
In our jobs segment, we look at an opening in Atlanta, a digital media position at a university in Nashville, and some part-time production opportunities in Lawrence, Kansas.
#3 - Russ Leonard - Freelance Director/Videographer
Tennessee approves the first three licenses to offer online gaming. Major League Baseball extends a network TV deal. Plus, recent layoffs in the sports media world have encouraged some employees to unionize.
Our guest this week is Russ Leonard, who talks about the live sports production industry and how it’s been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the jobs segment, there's another sports media opening in sports gambling. Plus, a new sports information director job is open at a Kentucky university. And a TV network is looking for sports interns in the spring.