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Top US Cities for Sports Broadcasting Jobs

Want to work in sports broadcasting? Find the best places to live to pursue your dream job. The editors at SportsTVJobs.com have compiled research on the Top 30 sports broadcasting cities and scored each city by opportunity. The "Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score" weighs a city’s potential for sports broadcasting jobs based on how many local TV stations, sports networks and professional sports teams exist in the designated market area (DMA).


#6 Orlando – Daytona Beach, FL

Local TV Stations Regional Sports Networks Professional Sports Teams
WESH (NBC) Fox Sports Florida Magic (NBA)
WKMG (CBS) Sun Sports  
WFTV (ABC) Golf Channel  
WOFL (Fox)    
WVEN (Univision)    


TV Market Size = #19 (1,453,120 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 102




#7 Chicago, IL

Local TV Stations Regional Sports Networks Professional Sports Teams
WBBM (CBS) Comcast SportsNet Chicago Bears (NFL)
WLS (ABC) Big Ten Network Cubs (MLB)
WMAQ (NBC)   White Sox (MLB)
WFLD (Fox)   Bulls (NBA)
WSNS (Telemundo)   Blackhawks (NHL)
WGBO (Univision)   Fire (MLS)
WGN (CW)   Sky (WNBA)


TV Market Size = #3 (3,502,610 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 99




#8 Philadelphia, PA

Local TV Stations Regional Sports Networks Professional Sports Teams
KYW (CBS) Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)
WPVI (ABC) NFL Films (Mt. Laurel, NJ) Phillies (MLB)
WCAU (NBC)   Sixers (NBA)
WTFX (Fox)   Flyers (NHL)
WUVP (Univision)   Union (MLS)


TV Market Size = #4 (3,015,820 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 85




#9 Boston, MA

Local TV Stations Regional Sports Networks Professional Sports Teams
WBZ (CBS) Comcast SportsNet New England Patriots (NFL)
WCVB (ABC) New England Sports Network (NESN) Red Sox (MLB)
WHDH (NBC)   Celtics (NBA)
WFXT (Fox)   Bruins (NHL)
WUNI (Univision)   Revolution (MLS)


TV Market Size = #7 (2,460,290 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 85




#10 Washington D.C.

Local TV Stations Regional Sports Networks Professional Sports Teams
WRC (NBC) Comcast SportsNet Washington Redskins (NFL)
WTTG (Fox) Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) Nationals (MLB)
WJLA (ABC)   Wizards (NBA)
WUSA (CBS)   Capitals (NHL)
WFDC (Univision)   Dream (WNBA)


TV Market Size = #9 (2,389,710 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 85



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How the Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score is calculated:

  • National or Regional Sports Network
    Points Assigned = 25

    On average there are 5-10 times as many employees working at a National or Regional Sports Network as compared to a local television station. Highest potential for work scores more points
  • Regional Sports Bureau Points Assigned = 10

    Not all Regional Sports Networks are created alike. Fox Sports Net employs a system where one production center will serve multiple networks. For example: The majority of the FS Carolinas staff is based at the FS South production center in Atlanta. FS Carolinas has a staff locally in Charlotte, larger than most local TV stations but smaller than full-sized regional or national sports networks.
  • Local TV Stations
    Points Assigned = 5

    Typically larger markets have anywhere between 5-10 people in their sports department (i.e. a city like New York with multiple teams across all sports). The smaller markets are typically staffed with 2-4. Less potential jobs compared to a Sports Network.
  • Professional Sports Teams
    Points Assigned = 2

    Professional Sports teams have their own broadcast departments that produce original programming and are involved in team activities. The hardest of the three to crack because the demand is so high. If you got to work for your sports team, would you leave? Exactly. A job opening is rare and the staffs are usually small to begin with.

 

* These are Nielsen estimates of local television market size as of January 1, 2010 Copyright © 2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.