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Getting hired in sports can be hard, but you don't have to go it alone.
On the twice-weekly WorkInSports podcast, host Brian Clapp acts as your guide to stand out and make a name for yourself in this unique and competitive industry. Featuring an impressive list of guests ranging from super agents (Leigh Steinberg, Nicole Lynn, Jack Mills), General Managers (Dan Duquette) and sports reporters (Jason LaCanfora, Tamara Brown) to entrepreneurs (Zach Maurides, Neeta Sreekanth, Eric Stark), marketing execs (Mike Neligan, Brian Killingsworth, Michelle Andres) talent acquisition directors (Mailynh Vu, Colleen Scoles) and more - we’ve got you covered with in-depth, sports-focused career advice you can't find anywhere else.
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    • 4.9 • 231 Ratings

Getting hired in sports can be hard, but you don't have to go it alone.
On the twice-weekly WorkInSports podcast, host Brian Clapp acts as your guide to stand out and make a name for yourself in this unique and competitive industry. Featuring an impressive list of guests ranging from super agents (Leigh Steinberg, Nicole Lynn, Jack Mills), General Managers (Dan Duquette) and sports reporters (Jason LaCanfora, Tamara Brown) to entrepreneurs (Zach Maurides, Neeta Sreekanth, Eric Stark), marketing execs (Mike Neligan, Brian Killingsworth, Michelle Andres) talent acquisition directors (Mailynh Vu, Colleen Scoles) and more - we’ve got you covered with in-depth, sports-focused career advice you can't find anywhere else.
Subscribe today and learn the ins and outs of getting hired in sports from industry experts!

    Phoenix Suns Shawn Deloney on the Art of Sports Content

    Phoenix Suns Shawn Deloney on the Art of Sports Content

    For those of you who are new to the show, I’d like to introduce myself, I am Brian and I am what you’d call a Masshole.
    Loosely defined, this is a sports fan that originated from the top right corner of our country and is known to celebrate championships at a seemingly impossible rate across a multitude of high-level sports.
    We are incredibly loyal. I have lived and worked in 4 different major sports markets and yet I’ve never taken up a single team. Boston sports fans never abandon their team.
    I don’t like jerseys, but I have four – Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and a Seahawks one and the only reason it is allowed to exist is because former NFL MVP and all around great guy Shaun Alexander signed it for me when we worked on a TV show together.
    Why no Celtics jersey you ask? Because tank tops are a little too personal if you know what I mean. I can rock the tank, but do I really want to?
    Talk to any Boston fan and they will tell you they cried in 2002 at the start of the Super Bowl when the Patriots ran onto the field as a team. Every one of us wiped away the tears and yelled something like “let’s go baby!” as our spouses looked at us with utter bewilderment.
    We screamed with Kevin Garnett that anything is possible and we annoyed people across the country with our tendency to win it all so. damn. Often.
    I bring this all up, not just to relish in the glory of yesteryears... but to point out, I’ a little pissed the NBA finals games start at 9pm.
    Doesn’t anybody work? Game 2 on Sunday at 9pm? isn’t it proven that the NFL can generate massive ratings at 4pm? Can’t we do that rather than start my week off a little hungover? Sorry boss.
    Staying up really late to watch your team ultimately lose is a double whammy! Weeknights at 9pm just feel obscene.
    Sure you could make the argument that you affect the west coast fans by having it any earlier than 9, what with all their traffic and such.
    But one thing I forgot to mention – Boston sports fans also only care about ourselves. This is about me.
    All of this is a super long preamble to share a little of my NBA final excitement, since I love this game, and to introduce today’s guest Shawn Deloney Associate Director of Content for the Phoenix Suns. Shown and I conducted this interview in the fall, but it is so good we’re bringing it back.
    He’s one of the most creative and inspiring young leaders in our industry so take a listen, and cheer on my Celtics... and if you look at our Youtube channel and I have bags under my eyes... it’s on you Adam Silver!

    • 50 min
    Ask Yourself These Questions Before Accepting a Job Offer

    Ask Yourself These Questions Before Accepting a Job Offer

    As our show title suggests, the WorkInSports Podcast’s mission is to teach you how to find a job in sports. Most of our sports career advice – such as tailoring your resume for each job you apply for, writing a compelling cover letter, and standing out during an interview – centers on getting your foot in the door. Once you get an offer, what do you do? That’s what Jennifer in Los Angeles wants to know:
    “Hey Brian, I have been looking to change jobs to work in the sports industry, and I love the advice you provide on this show! WorkInSports has turned out to be a huge resource for me as I found many jobs, companies, and cool opportunities I wasn’t aware of. My question is this, I’m getting into the interview cycle, my resume looks good, and I feel things are going well, but how do you decide whether a job is worth accepting? I’m afraid of making the wrong choice and then having to start this process all over again.”
    Listen to the full episode to hear all the factors you should consider before accepting a job offer.

    • 21 min
    Leading the Digital Marketing Herd w/James Price

    Leading the Digital Marketing Herd w/James Price

    Today’s guest on the WorkInSports Podcast is James Price, who serves as Director of Marketing and Digital for the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA’s G-League. After graduating from Marquette as an advertising major, he worked as a marketing and promotions lead for the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals and a public relations associate for Mueller Communications while pursuing his master’s degree from Northwestern.
    Upon finishing his advanced degree, he continued honing his craft as a marketing and digital assistant with the York Revolution before landing his current position with the Herd in 2019. Price leads the storytelling, photography, and copywriting efforts for Herd. His efforts on the team’s social platforms have grown their following immensely. He even got an NBA Championship ring courtesy of the Milwaukee Bucks’ (the Herd’s NBA affiliate) 2021 title run. On this episode of the WorkInSports Podcast, Price and VP of Content and Engaged Learning Brian Clapp discuss:
    How Price chose marketing for his career path in the sports industry
    Where Price prioritizes his efforts for the Herd’s brand
    What marketing efforts have moved the needle for the minor league teams Price has worked with
    How Price stays on top of the latest trends audiences gravitate towards

    Catch the full episode of the WorkInSports Podcast for more of James Price’s sports career advice, and subscribe to the show wherever you listen to podcasts for more industry insight. Additional content is available on our YouTube channel.

    • 41 min
    The Most Innovative Career Paths in Sports

    The Most Innovative Career Paths in Sports

    Monday is Fan Question Day!
    Rafael in Miami considers himself and early adopter of technology and thinks of his sports career journey in the same way. He wants to know which career paths in sports feature the most innovation, and WorkInSports podcast host Brian Clapp happily obliges with four career paths that stand out for their cutting edge nature.
    Listen in NOW!

    • 13 min
    Curiosity Wins the Employment Race

    Curiosity Wins the Employment Race

    Businesses are ignoring the saying “curiosity killed the cat” when hiring employees. A 2021 study showed curiosity and a desire to learn were among the hottest new skills, with 72% of leaders surveyed believing it’s a valuable trait and 59% stating they believe it drives business impact. While it is a valued trait among hiring managers, how can job seekers convey it? That’s what Stefen asked the WorkInSports Podcast:
    “Hey Brian, I read an article recently that made me think of you. It was about how curiosity and being a continuous learner is more important to today’s employers than experience. What do you think? And if you agree, how do you get that message across to an employer?”Listen to the full episode of the WorkInSports Podcast to learn more about the importance of curiosity at work, and subscribe to the show for more sports career advice. You can also see additional content on our YouTube channel.

    • 16 min
    Creating Content for this Generation w/Snapchat's Nicole Williams

    Creating Content for this Generation w/Snapchat's Nicole Williams

    Over the past decade, social media’s growth has been great for sports franchises looking for more ways to connect to their fanbases. As a result, leagues like the NBA have leveraged social media to amass the most followers of any pro sports league on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok.
    Today’s guest on the WorkInSports Podcast is Nicole Williams, Snapchat Lead Sports Producer. Williams leaned into Snapchat during her time at ESPN when she helped transition content from SportsCenter there. Snapchat has content agreements with the NFL, NBA, and MLB, which allows them to post a variety of highly engaging short-form content.

    • 43 min

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