Sports Director

Direct activities of personnel engaged in broadcasting sports news.
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Salary Range
$45,000 – $112,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sports Directors do?

Directs and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in broadcasting sports news or sports events over radio or television network or for individual station: Plans broadcast coverage of sports events, such as baseball, basketball, and football games or boxing matches. Directs or arranges for setup of remote broadcast facilities. Hires and assigns staff personnel to operate and direct broadcasting activities and to announce event. Directs preparation and broadcast of sports news and commentaries. Plans for and arranges employment of well-known individuals to serve as guest commentators for special events or programs. May participate in broadcasts and interview sport personalities during broadcast, depending on size of station.


Should I be a Sports Director?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Director, Sports, Director, Stage

    How to become a Sports Director

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