Working closely with your favorite sports team or at least with those affiliated with your favorite sports team might seem like an impossible dream, but, with entry-level jobs in sports marketing, you could do just that! While there are many different jobs in sports marketing, a large chunk of them will have you working directly with major sports teams. It might be your job to come up with promotions and events that get people interested in a particular team or to develop team-related merchandise for fans. Some professionals even schedule team appearances, fan meet-and-greet events, and have other responsibilities that get them up close and personal with world famous sports teams and players.
Of course, not all sports marketing entry-level jobs are as glamorous. Some sports marketers are responsible for organizing local or corporate sports teams, for finding sponsors for those teams, or for running and promoting a local for-profit sporting league. Even if you’re not working with professional athletes, however, the opportunity to get paid just for being involved with something you love is a pretty good one!
Sports marketing jobs really run the gamut—no matter what your location, your interests, or your skills, chances are that you can find a job that’s a good match for you. Maybe you want to sell and market sporting equipment to athletes and/or teams, or maybe you’re interested in being the public relations person for a well-known athlete. There are many other opportunities widely available within the industry, so get to work and find your dream job today.