A Career in Broadcasting

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“Bosh rebound, out to Allen, Allen…BANG!” shouts Jeff Van Gundy, the broadcaster for the Miami Heat. Broadcasting is a profession that requires speech and writing skills to announce live sport games for viewers to listen. When broadcasting a live game, the main goal is to keep the spectators entertained (Ferguson Publishing Company 72). Sports casting is an underrated profession because of how important their role is to the game. Broadcasters not only entertain fans but also add exciting commentary that explains the game and gives details about statistics. My goal in life is to become a play-by-play broadcaster for professional sports. To properly explore a sport broadcasting career, the educational requirements, the working conditions …show more content…
With the ability to speak two languages, jobs outside of the US for that specific country would open. Being creative and spontaneous are very important attributes. During broadcasting, viewers don’t want to listen to a quiet, humdrum, ugly, and inexperience person. Having an internship or some experience would help getting a job in the sports casting field. ESPN offers an internship that is 10 weeks long, 40 hours a day, and pays! The only requirements are a passion for sports and “currently matriculating within a degree and scheduled to graduate within 12 months of internship” (ESPN). Overall, having some sort of experience with broadcasting is essential. Not only are educational and job requirements important but working conditions are also a key factor. Sportscasters usually work in clean, well-lit, soundproof booth located in radio or television studios, or in special media rooms at the facilities that host sports events. Depending on the sportscaster’s schedule, he or she may work odd hours, but still makes for a long day (AGCAS editors). Time constraints and deadlines can create havoc and add stress to an already stressful job; often a sportscaster has to race back to the studio, after broadcasting a game, to make a final evening broadcast. Sportscasters who deliver play-by-play commentary on the radio, have to describe everything that is going on in the game as it happens,