Top Menu

How To Land Your Dream Job In Sports with Jim Riley, Columbus BlueJackets – Marketing Manager

1-SEA-Jim-Riley-Live-QAOne of the many benefit of being a Sports Executives Association member is the access we provide our members to top sports business professionals are willing to share their story, experiences and advice with aspiring sports business professionals.

Yesterday, we were joined by Jim Riley, Marketing Manager with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Who Is Jim Riley?

Jim is a graduate of Ohio Northern University with a bachelor’s degree in business management , and has spent the last 15-plus years working in sports marketing.

Following graduation, Jim worked for the Huntsville Stars, a minor league baseball team of the Southern League,  as the Director of Promotions and Public Relations.

In 2001, Jim transitioned to the Manhoning Valley Scrappers as their Marketing Director before moving into his current role with the Columbus Blue Jackets. For the last six years, Jim has been the Blue Jackets’ Marketing Manager.

SEA Members Learn and Network with Sports Business Professionals

During the LIVE Q&A with Jim we discussed:

  • How and why he decided to pursue a career in Sports Marketing
  • What he does on a daily basis in his role as Marketing Manager with an NHL team
  • The marketing approach that the Blue Jackets take competing in an Ohio State football dominated market
  • How important social media has become to his own personal sports career

Jim Riley Discusses What It Takes To Make It In Sports

One of the questions we ask all of our LIVE Q&A guests is to provide one piece of advice to our members that will help them land their dream job in sports.

The video below includes a short clip (3 mins) from the LIVE Q&A where Jim address this question.

Visit http://sportsexec.net/live to learn how to access the full SEA LIVE Q&A recording and how to join our next SEA LIVE Q&A!

What do you think of Jim’s advice?  Have you implemented any of these tactics in your own Sports Job search?

sports-networker_AFP_728x90

, ,

3 Responses to How To Land Your Dream Job In Sports with Jim Riley, Columbus BlueJackets – Marketing Manager

  1. it services fort worth January 29, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like youu wrrote the book in it
    or something. I think that you can do wikth some pics to drive
    the message home a bit, but instead of that, this is
    magnificent blog. An excellent read. I will definitely be back.

  2. Frank January 30, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    Keeep օn workinց, great job!

  3. Adriel Dombroskas February 1, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    Do you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I provide credit and
    sources back to your weblog? My blog is in the very same area of interest as yours and my users would certainly benefit from a lot of the information
    you present here. Please let me know if this okay with you.
    Thanks!

Leave a Reply