I have my first job! To Work As A Sports Radio Producer In Miami | News from the FIU
How does your work connect to your lessons?
My background is a little different from that of most people who work in the media, since I had a degree in political science. I really never imagined being a sports radio producer. I just thought I would go to law school.
I would say the best experiences I had at CRF came when I had professors who allowed students to participate in class. I have learned how to interact with other people and how to formulate and express my opinions in a constructive way. And that’s important in radio. You never want to sound demeaning.
How do you balance your time?
It’s hard. When working in sports, where there are usually so many different events and games, it’s hard to know what you’re paying attention to and what you’re not. But you sort of do it. Personally, I decided to pay more attention to local Miami sports. It’s kind of my field. I know a lot of people think I’m a homer. But I spend my time paying attention to what’s most important to me and my listeners.
What advice would you give to those starting the job search process?
Build your resume as much as possible in any field. Work as many jobs as possible and try to gain as much experience as possible so you can find out what you don’t like.
I did a lot of jobs after I graduated from high school. I had a desk job and figured out that I didn’t want nine to five. I worked as a waiter and knew I didn’t want to be in the restaurant industry. Do as many things as you can while you’re young. This is the only way to know if what you think you want to do is really what you want to do.