Rob Cressy brings on Dylan MacNamara, Director of Talent & Media at Bleacher Report, to talk about the journey of his sports career and how to get a job at Bleacher Report. Dylan gives a ton of actionable advice for anyone looking to make a career of working in sports and no doubt you’ll get a ton of value from this.
In the conversation Dylan MacNamara and I talk about:
- What bold decision did he make that ultimately set him on the path to landing a job at Bleacher Report.
- How did he get his foot in the door at Bleacher Report and what was on his cover letter to the founders of Bleacher Report?
- What actionable things can creators learn and do to stand out and get on Bleacher Report’s radar?
- What is a day in the life is like for the Director of Talent & Media at Bleacher Report?
- What does the future hold for Bleacher Report in terms of original content creation?
At the end we also have the Tampa Bay lightning round where Dylan answers a bevy of sports questions.
Some actionable takeaways from the podcast that stood out to me were:
- Learn the Adobe Creative suite
- Leverage your connections
- The simplest first step you can take towards landing your dream job in sports is to start a sports blog or podcast. Just create and put in the work.
Follow Dylan on Twitter @DylanMacNamara.
You can check out the other conversations from my How To Make It In Sports Media series:
- 6. Zack McRite, 107.7 The Franchise
- 5. Liz Loza, Yahoo Fantasy Sports
- 4. Dan Clasgens, FoxSports 1360, ESPN 1530 & GetSportsInfo.com
- 3. Todd Heyden, Co-Founder of Sports Lock
- 2. Larry Brown, Founder of LarryBrownSports.com
- 1. Jim Weber, Founder of LostLettermen.com
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