Episode 1 – James Corbett, Whistle Sports

Episode 1 of Slight Work, a new podcast on sports media and working in the industry, featuring an interview with James Corbett, Senior Creative Producer at Whistle Sports

Happy to announce I am launching a new podcast tentatively called “Sight Work,” focused on working in sports media. Each episode will feature an interview with a professional currently working in the industry and we will discuss how they got to where they are, new trends in media and then wrap with the following questions each episode: 

  • Best career advice you received?
  • Most valuable skill set you have? 
  • One prediction about sports media industry in 2017 
  • Most annoying or frustrating thing about industry/your job?
  • What is one carer orientated goal you have for the next 12 months or a skill set you want to learn? 

Our first episode features James Corbett, Senior Creative Producer at Whistle Sports. (Yes, I started with one of my co-workers). We are currently in the process of submitting the podcast to I-Tunes, at which point we will share the link to subscribe. All of these episodes will not be published on TOJ going forward, just the initial ones until we get up and running on I-Tunes.

In this episode we talk about switching careers after college, the culture at start up companies, how we think sports media distribution is going to change in the coming year and why things our old football coach used to yell at us are still relevant.

When these deals come up, there is going to be new players. Big telecom companies. Facebook. Amazon. Netflix. They have massive amounts of money to invest in this type of thing…I think that’s when you are going to see the biggest changes come, when those broadcast deals come up.

We have stacked the releases of our first two episodes, so make sure to check out our second episode featuring Connor Rogers, of Bleacher Report, right here.

Recent videos produced by James. The podcast audio is located below the videos to listen right here or to download.

Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports