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1st March 2021 • The Work in Sports Podcast - Insider Advice for Sports Careers • Brian Clapp - Work in Sports
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Hey everybody I’m Brian Clapp, VP of Content and Engaged Learning at and this is the Work In Sports podcast. A couple of quick shout-outs to my people before we get into things, if you are watching on our YouTube Channel -- and you should -- you can see that I am representing a very cool Bismarck Larks t-shirt sent in by friend of the show Joe Zollo. Joe recently landed a job with the Larks as a fan engagement coordinator - I am now a fan of the Larks, and you have engaged me, Joe, so you are off to a really good start. Since I’m a t-shirt guy -- this will be in heavy rotation -- thank you Joe!   And a second shout out to my guy Scott McDonald. I’ve gotten to know Scott through this show over the last couple of years, an incredible dude working with the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL, and he sent me this amazing bobblehead. For those of you not watching on our YouTube channel it is a Gladiators goalie, but with a Dia De Los Muertos style skull as the bobblehead.  I love this style of artwork, and Scott sent me one which was super cool -- this will live next to Lebron’s bobblehead which is from his first game ever. If NBA top shot highlights are worth about a bobblehead from Lebron’s first career game?!  Anyway thank you Scott and Joe -- I don’t like to ask for gifts, but if you want me to rep your team on a show -- I won’t say no to a t-shirt -- men’s large, thanks.  Ok let’s hit the stat line… Three stats for this week to get an idea of where we sit as a sport industry #1: 21,269 the total number of jobs on -- the leading job board for the sports industry --  up 2.8% from last week and approaching our ALL-TIME high. #2: 2,669 jobs added since last week - that’s up 11% from last week -- #3 and that is an average of 381 jobs added each day of the week on average. I have a theme for this week’s three jobs… In September 2020 when you conducted a search on for the keyword sales, you know how many jobs came up? 630. Makes sense based on market conditions, but this is way way way below normal.  Guess where we are in March 2021 - 5 months later -- when you enter the keyword sales and conduct a search that way, meaning sales are in the job title or job description the total on - the leading job board for the sports industry ---- drum roll ---- 8,762. We’re back baby. Sales jobs are so important to sports. This feels like we have really rounded a huge corner in our industry so let’s focus on three cool sports sales: #1: Texas Motor Speedway -- Ticket Sales Account Executive Texas Motor Speedway is seeking a positive and motivated individual to produce revenue for the company through a variety of inbound and outbound sales efforts.  Damn right they are.  Knowledge Skills and Abilities: #2 Cincinnatti Bengals Digital Sales and Marketing Coordinator The primary focus of this position will be to oversee all aspects of the online ticket purchase experience for the Cincinnati Bengals. This individual will be responsible for building and optimizing a customer journey that maximizes page views, clicks and conversions across our website and app. Driving incremental revenue, lead generation and increasing fan engagement are all key metrics to success in this role. #3 TopGolf Sales Account manager The sales Account Manager (AM) is responsible for selling the exciting experience of Topgolf primarily through contracted events. The primary event market of focus for AM will be corporate clients which the AM will work directly with to build their perfect event. The AM will also assist with social market bookings as demand dictates in accordance with the company's ...