146: How To Write For Bleacher Report with Joel Cordes

By April 5, 2016No Comments
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how to write for bleacher report

Ever dream of writing about sports for a living? Rob Cressy brings on Joel Cordes, NBA Editor and Analyst at Bleacher Report, to talk about the journey of his sports career and how to write for Bleacher Report. Joel 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 Joel Cordes and I talk about:

  • How did he go from creating a college projected called The Average Joe Sports Show to getting media credentials for several major sports teams?
  • How did he land a job with Bleacher Report and what path did he take?
  • What actionable things can writers do to stand out and get on Bleacher Report’s radar?
  • Encouragement for people who dream of writing and working in sports.

At the end we also have the Tampa Bay lightning round where Joel answers a bevy of sports questions.

Some actionable takeaways from the podcast that stood out to me were:

  • If you believe you belong you do.
  • Your goal is out there. Keep your foot in the game. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
  • Tell stories across multiple platforms.
  • Diversify yourself, be versatile

Follow Joel on Twitter @bball_joel

You can check out the other conversations from my How To Make It In Sports Media series:




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Rob Cressy

Rob Cressy

Sports loving free throw specialist and yinzer living in Chicago who is awesome most of the time, has run with the bulls in Spain, and is a graduate of Second City's Improv program.