Tuesday, April 7th, 2015


Playing field expands for Phoenix-based site for sports job-seekers

Phoenix, Arizona –, widely recognized as the number one source for jobs in the sports industry, announces a groundbreaking partnership with NBC Sports Digital that will greatly expand the company’s reach. and NBC Sports Digital will collaborate on a co-branded sports careers page offering resources for anyone seeking jobs in the exciting and growing sports industry.

“This is a game-changer for us,” said President/CEO John Mellor. “We have worked extremely hard over the last 15 years to reach an industry-leading position and develop an impeccable reputation for customer service and quality. Partnering with NBC Sports Digital’s brand will take us to even greater heights.”

“We are happy to partner with Work in Sports given their long track record of being an industry leader,” said NBC Sports’ Senior Manager of Digital Business Operations, Mark Ruzomberka. “We are advocates of their goal of connecting candidates with employers, and trust our users will find them a valuable resource.”

The career site, which will be accessible through NBC Sports’ myriad of digital platforms, will offer job openings, career advice columns, information on industry trends and other advantages for anyone who dreams of making a living in sports.

That dream is more accessible than ever, according to data from Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). A recent study by the CareerBuilder subsidiary revealed job growth in sports-related industries has far outpaced the national average, with a 12.6 percent increase from 2010-2014 compared to the national average of 5.5 percent. Much of that growth has been in the business end of sports, with promoters and agents/managers seeing 30 percent and 17 percent growth, respectively, in that time period. EMSI’s study also pegs the annual individual sports industry earnings at $78,455, significantly above the national average.

“Sports are a more attractive career goal today than ever,” Mellor said. “This partnership will help even more people ‘get in the game’ thanks to the increased visibility offered us by NBC Sports Digital and their national reach. And it’s a slam dunk for our company.”

About Work in Sports, LLC: Since 2000, Phoenix-based has been widely recognized as the #1 source for jobs in the sports industry. With over 8,000 sports employers nationwide actively posting their latest openings, Work in Sports has helped thousands of job seekers follow their passion and discover their dream career.