NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales


NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned


1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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Mobile sports betting in New Jersey not worth it yet

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Mobile sports betting in New Jersey not worth it yet

Mobile sports betting is now available in the state of New Jersey.

So is it worth your time to make the trek across the bridge for mobile betting?

Most experts will tell you no. DraftKings is taking advantage of being the only mobile show in town.

Crash course on how sports betting works

It’s known amongst professional bettors that you have to win a minimum of 52.34 percent of your bets in order to make a profit. This is because sportsbooks in Vegas will typically take 10 percent in an effort to guarantee profit if a game has an even money bet on each team. Heavy hitters, or “sharps,” will view a 55 percent hit rate as a huge success and it’s extremely rare that the average bettor reaches that number over the long-term — no matter how many of your friends tell you they’re hitting 65 percent.

How DraftKings mobile betting works compared to Vegas

DraftKings is the most recent company to enter the world of mobile sports betting. However, you won’t be getting the best value betting on their mobile app.

For a traditional NFL game, there is a point spread. Let’s take the Eagles’ regular season opener. The defending World Champs are four-point favorites over the Falcons with the odds being -110 to bet either side. What this means is you need to bet $110 to win $100 and the house keeps $10. That $10 of interest is known as “juice” or “vig.”

The vig alters however if you bet the outright winner (the moneyline). The Eagles are currently -185 and the Falcons are +160. This is because the Eagles are a sizable favorite. You would have to bet $185 to win $100 betting the Eagles on the moneyline. You’ll notice there is a “25 cent” difference between the two moneylines. This is referred to as a “dime line.” The lower the “dime line” is, the more advantageous it is to the bettor. 

In baseball, this also goes for betting the run line, which is like a football betting line. Run lines will be -1.5 and +1.5 runs. If you bet on the team at -1.5, that team has to win by two runs. If you bet on the team at +1.5 runs, they need to either lose by one run or win the game outright.

MLB is where we see lack-of-value on DraftKings’ mobile betting. On the image below, you can see (as of this morning) the dime line for the run line is 40 cents in the Astros/Giants game. Most all of the dime lines for that game is 20 cents in Vegas sportsbooks. The DraftKings’ moneyline dime line for tonight’s Phillies/Diamondbacks game is 30 cents. Vegas ranges from 10 cents to 20 cents.

Is it worth it?

The playing field will level as more sportsbooks become mobile but you get far better value at a live sportsbook for the time being. The question for the consumer is how much are they willing to pay for the convenience of mobile sports betting? If it is value the consumer is looking for, then it’s best to make the trip to Atlantic City or Delaware to have some action on a game.

WARNING PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS: if you even attempt to place a bet while in your home state, you’ll get a pretty mean and scary message:

Philadelphia Fusion end Overwatch League season with pride despite Grand Finals sweep

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Philadelphia Fusion end Overwatch League season with pride despite Grand Finals sweep

BROOKLYN, NY -- The Fusion’s magical season came to an unceremonious end on Saturday, as they dropped Game 2 of the Overwatch League Grand Finals, 3-0, to the London Spitfire at Barclays Center (see story). 

But despite the gut punch of watching the rival Spitfire raise the Overwatch League trophy, the Fusion players, underdogs to the end, bowed out with pride.

“The odds were against us,” Fusion DPS Josue “Eqo” Corona said. “We’re used to fighting everyone else and being our own unit and pushing forward. The journey to the Grand Finals has been a long one.”

With no practice time between the Fusion’s 3-1 mistake-filled loss in Game 1 on Friday night and Game 2 on Saturday, the players were left to make in-game improvements on their own. Although they showed the gritty, aggressive style they’re known for, it wasn’t enough to slow down the seemingly unstoppable Jun-Young “Profit” Park, Jae-Hui “Gesture” Hong or Jun-Ho “Fury” Kim.

“We lost because of individual mistakes and picks,” “Eqo" said. “I feel like on the 50-50 fights we had the advantage. It was about us not playing disciplined. We played well in terms of our communication and holds, we were on par with them.”

After the match, the Fusion seemed almost relieved. Even though they only claimed one map all series (Dorado in Game 1) they had given it their all and fallen short against a better team. 

“We never lost being positive in the game,” Fusion healer Alberto "Neptuno" González said. “That’s why we’re not that shut down, we tried our best and it didn’t work.” 

With the season now complete, where do the Fusion go from here? With up to six new teams joining the league next season, the club’s roster could change. But after forming a bond over the course of Overwatch League’s 40-match inaugural season, the sixth-seed Cinderella's would prefer to stick together. 

“I want to grow with the Fusion,” "Eqo" said. “This is the only team that gave me a chance, someone unknown like me. I want to stay with the Fusion and I want to keep growing. I’d like to grow even more as a player, grow the brand and grow with my teammates because they are like family to me.”