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:
- 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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