5 Cool Sports Jobs Your Probably Didn’t Know Existed

5 Cool Sports Jobs Your Probably Didn’t Know Existed

If you are a sports fan then nothing would be better than working in the sports world in some capacity, right? Not everyone can hit baseballs 400 feet or slam dunk a basketball, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun career in sports.

The best jobs are the ones we love. When we wake up everyday excited to go to work it really doesn’t feel like work at all. That is what everyone would love to achieve in life, but only a select few do.

If you are ready to make a change or pursue something you really enjoy in the sports industry then take a look at these jobs. This is just a small sample of what is out there. With sports being so popular it’s opened up a lot of different possibilities.

1. Blogger

There is no shortage of sports blogs out there. In fact, there are a lot to pick from, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for another, especially if you are going to bring a new twist to the fans.

If you are a fan of a particular team then create a blog with a voice that the audience will get addicted to. From there you can build, attracting more readers. Over time it can snowball into a full-time career.

2. Team Photographer

Do you have skills behind the lens as well as on photoshop and other image editing software? With social media being so popular these days teams now have full time photo staff on the road taking candid and action shots.

This content is then edited on the spot and passed to the social media department to post. Teams are always looking for creative talent.

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3. Team Translator

With so many teams being cultural melting pots these days it has created a huge need for translators to follow the team and travel with them, acting as the sounding board between team staff, players and the media.

Companies like AT IT Translation provide translation service and teams can hire full-time translators to travel with the team in the event one of their players needs it.

4. Social Media Director

Social media has really changed the entire sports landscape. All teams, as well as players, are very active. They almost have to be as the fas and their followers are waiting for new content to consume.

This has created entire social media departments on teams. The director is responsible for all team members and assigning tasks. The major teams are active on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat daily. All hours of the day. Social media departments are one of the fastest growing team departments.

This is a segment that is going to keep growing, requiring socially in-tune employees to help keep the team at the forefront of the social media revolution.

5. Community Events Coordinator

Most sports teams are active within their local communities. They do appearances, help raise money for local organizations, and just chip in where and when they can.

This can be very rewarding and the position of events coordinator is very hands-on. If you love sports and also love the feeling of giving back this can be a very rewarding professional career.

James Booth

James Booth is the owner and operator of Fun Club, a multi-sports complex in Denver that offers a driving range, paintball, go karts and more.

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