Posted by Willy Franzen on February 4, 2008. Jobs updated daily.
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The Super Bowl is over, which is heartbreaking for all you football fans. I’d make reference to the outcome of how either the Pats pulled off a perfect season or Eli Manning finally lived up to his last name and got himself a ring, but I wrote this post a few days in advance because I’m in Costa Rica fishing. I probably only watched half the game before going to bed so that I can wake up at 5 AM to get on a boat. I also only saw commercials in Spanish, which are not the same Super Bowl commercials that we’ve all come to love (by the way, don’t be influenced by the big job boards buying Super Bowl ad space, they’re still a really bad way to find authentic information for your job search). There’s no Internet down there anyways, so it’s not like I could have updated this post even if I watched the whole game. You should definitely feel sorry for me.
Yesterday, we told you about jobs at USA Football as a part of our non-profit weekends feature, but while we were researching them, we found some great entry-level jobs with NFL Teams. We know you’re still excited about the outcome of the Super Bowl, so let’s put that energy to good use and find you a job in football!
There are good things and bad things about how NFL Teams market their jobs online. The good news is that they all do it together, so it’s easy to find jobs with a number of teams on the same site. The bad news is that it’s hard to find information about what it’s like to work for the individual teams; in fact, there’s not really any information about the jobs beyond what is said in the job listings. Usually, we’re able to provide you with an assortment of links to get you started on your job research, but today you’re going to be on your own while you target your fact finding to specific teams (if you don’t know how to do this, read the One Day, One Job Article Archive).
If you want a job with an NFL Team, here are some clear cut entry-level options with specific teams:
Chicago Bears – Staff Accountant (Chicago, IL)
Minnesota Vikings – Graphic Design Coordinator (Eden Prairie, MN)
These jobs might be a stretch for a recent college graduate, but you never know:
You can also look at all job openings with NFL Teams.
Some of these job descriptions say that you will be asked if you have the required experience as part of the application process. We’re not sure if that means that they’re really strict about required experience, or that they get so many applicants that they want to discourage people who aren’t completely serious (and well suited) for the given job. Don’t lie, but remember that experience is a subjective term.
NFL Teams have hired a lot of people through this website, so good luck adding yourself to the list of successes.
Note: On April 24th we revisited entry-level jobs with NFL Teams.
We've identified NFL Teams as having career opportunities in the following categories:
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