Mark Burns, Senior Writer at SportTechie, joins Rob Cressy to talk about the journey of his sports career. Mark shares how he went from the University of Michigan to being named to Forbes Sports 30 Under 30, to being a Talent Marketing Executive with CSE, to his current gig as a Senior Writer at SportTechie.
Mark 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 Mark Burns and I talk about:
- How he landed his first sports opportunity.
- How he landed an internship with the Nashville Predators.
- How he builds relationships, both online and offline.
- The role freelance writing has had in his career.
- His success mindset both early in his career as well as now.
At the end we also have the Tampa Bay lightning round where Mark answers a bevy of sports questions.
Follow Mark Burns on Twitter @MarkJBurns88 and check out his writing at SportTechie.com.
You can check out the other conversations from my How To Make It In Sports Media series:
- 11. Andy Gray, Sports Illustrated
- 10. Jamie Mottram, Creator of For The Win
- 9. Maurice Peebles, Deputy Editor at Complex Sports
- 8. Joel Cordes, NBA Editor and Analyst at Bleacher Report
- 7. Dylan MacNamara, Director of Talent & Media at Bleacher Report
- 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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