Sports broadcasting is more than just on-air talent. It takes producers, photographers, engineers, sales representatives, directors and more.
It can be a challenging field to get a foot in the door. To help students learn about all the aspects of working in sports broadcasting and to connect them with industry leaders, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) and MHSAA are partnering on the Great Lakes Broadcast & Sports Media Academy. The one-day event will be Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Ford Field in Detroit.
"The Great Lakes Broadcast and Sports Media Academy is a unique opportunity for those looking to break into a career in media. Not only do you have the chance to learn about all careers in the industry – on-air, engineering, sales, and production – but Michigan TV and radio stations will be on hand actively looking to hire for current openings and internships," said MAB President and CEO Sam Klemet.
"Those who work in local broadcasting play a critical role in keeping the state informed, safe, and entertained, and the Academy's goal is to support and cultivate the next generation of talent in the industry."
Participants will attend educational workshops, a keynote address, speed networking sessions, and a career fair.
Additional information and a link for registration can be found online at MichiganMedia.com. The cost is $25 per student, and the registration deadline is Nov. 17.